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Granny Square Cushions
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Granny Square Cushions

Designer: Susie Johns

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Granny Square Cushions Free Crochet Pattern Download and Tutorial. Master Granny Square Cushions Today!

Granny squares are fantastic for newbies to crochet. Instead of working into a stitch, you insert the hook through a hole which makes it much easier to see what you’re doing. These fab designs by Susie Johns show two different ideas for making a granny square cushion. Maz features one large square, while Coral comprises nine smaller shapes sewn together. As the cushion pads show through the holes in the covers, why not make a simple cotton fabric cover in a contrast colour? We used pale blue for Maz and red for Coral, and it helps give the cushions a really professional finish.


Essential Kit
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK, Maz: Yellow Submarine, Waterbaby, Sailboat, one 50g ball of each, Dungaree Denim, two 50g balls; Coral: Tigger, Yellow Submarine, Limey, one 50g ball of each, Poppy, two 50g balls

Crochet hook, 3.5mm

Tapestry needle

Cushion pads, 35cm square, two

Fabric: cotton, pale blue, red

NOTE: one ball of Yellow Submarine is enough for both cushions


Sizes
Both cushions: 36cm square


Maz Pattern

Cushion panel

Make two

NOTE: do not turn the work when changing colour

Using 3.5mm hook and Yellow Submarine, make 4ch, join with sl st to first ch to make a ring

Rnd 1: 3ch, 2tr in ring, 3ch, (3tr in ring, 3ch) three times, join with sl st to third of 3ch, turn

Rnd 2: 3ch, 2tr in 3-ch sp, 3ch, 3tr in same 3-ch sp, 1ch, * (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next 3-ch sp, 1ch, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to third of 3ch

Cut Yellow Submarine and join Waterbaby to any 3-ch corner sp

Rnd 3: 3ch, 2tr in 3-ch sp, 3ch, 3tr in same 3-ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in 1-ch sp, 1ch, * (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next 3-ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in next 1-ch sp, 1ch, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to third of 3ch, turn

Rnd 4: 3ch, 2tr in 1-ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in next 1-ch sp, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in corner sp, 1ch, * (3tr in next 1-ch sp, 1ch) twice, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in corner sp, 1ch, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to third of 3ch, turn

Rnd 5: 3ch, 2tr in 1-ch sp, 1ch, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in corner sp

Cont as in previous rnds, working (3tr, 1ch) in each 1-ch sp along each straight edge and (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in each corner sp

Cut Waterbaby and join Sailboat to any corner sp

Work four rnds

Cut Sailboat and join Dungaree Denim to any corner sp

Work nine rnds

Fasten off


To make up

Press all pieces lightly on the reverse, using a damp cloth. Place back and front together, right sides out and, using Sailboat yarn, work a row of dc all round (1dc in each st and 3dc in each corner), inserting hook through corresponding edge stitches on both pieces and creating a neat raised seam. Before completing fourth side, slip cushion pad inside cover then close the gap


Coral Pattern

Granny Square

Make 18

NOTE: do not turn the work for this design

Using a 3.5mm hook and Tigger, make 4ch, join with sl st to first ch to make a ring

Rnd 1: 3ch, 2tr in ring, 3ch, (3tr in ring, 3ch) three times, join with sl st to third of 3ch

Cut Tigger and join Yellow Submarine to any 3-ch sp

Rnd 2: 3ch, 2tr in 3-ch sp, 3ch, 3tr in same 3-ch sp, 1ch, * (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next 3-ch sp, 1ch, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to third of 3ch

Cut Yellow Submarine and join Limey to any 3-ch corner sp

Rnd 3: 3ch, 2tr in 3-ch sp, 3ch, 3tr in same 3-ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in 1-ch sp, 1ch, * (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next 3-ch sp, 1ch, 3tr in next 1-ch sp, 1ch, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to third of 3ch

Cut Limey and join yarn Poppy to any 3-ch corner sp

Rnd 4: 4ch, * (3tr in next 1-ch sp, 1ch) twice, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next corner sp, 1ch, rep from * twice more, (3tr in next 1-ch space) twice, (3tr, 3ch, 2tr) in corner sp; join with sl st to third of 4ch

Rnd 5: sl st in next 1-ch sp, 3ch, 2tr in same sp, 1ch, (3tr in next 1-ch sp, 1ch) twice, * (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in corner sp, 1ch, (3tr in next 1-ch sp, 1ch) three times, rep from * twice more, (3tr, 3ch, 3tr in rem corner sp, 1ch, join with sl st to third of 3ch

Fasten off, leaving long tail


To make up
Press all pieces lightly on the reverse, using a damp cloth. Using a grafting technique for the neatest finish, join nine squares to make front and rep for back. Using Poppy yarn, work border of two rnds, working (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in each corner sp and (3tr, 1ch) in each sp along straight edges, as before. Place back and front together, right sides out and, using Tigger yarn, finish as for Maz


Top tip: Make simple coloured covers for the cushion pads – budget polycotton or lining fabric will suffice. Aim for a close match to the yarn used, or choose a contrasting shade. Measure the pad, then cut two fabric panels the same size, adding 2cm for the seam allowance. With RS facing, pin and sew around the edges, leaving a gap in one side to insert the pad. Clip the corners then turn out the right way. Push in the pad, then hand sew the gap closed.

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