Crochet cushion covers for a cosy addition to your home. This crochet cover is created using a continuous granny square pattern for both sides of the cushion. A granny square stitch is one of the easiest crochet patterns to work. It is worked in rounds and each round expands as it is stitched. This beautiful vintage pattern will enhance many decor styles and coordinating a special look is as easy as changing the yarn colour.
Things you need
4-ply worsted weight yarn, two skeins
Crochet hook, size H
14-inch cushion insert
Wrap the tail of the yarn around the end of the crochet hook, creating a loop. Working with the continuous end of the yarn, wrap the yarn over the hook. This is called a yarn over. Pull the yarn back through the loop on the hook. This is one chain stitch. Create three more chain stitches for a total of four chains.
Insert the hook in the first chain stitch made. Yarn over and pull the yarn back through the first chain made and the fourth chain made. This is a slip stitch and is creating a ring with the four chain stitches.
Crochet four more chain stitches. Yarn over the hook, insert the hook through the centre of the ring, yarn over and pull through the ring. You will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops. This will leave you with one loop and the one you just pulled through, for a total of two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops. This is a double crochet stitch.
Crochet two more double crochet stitches in the ring and chain stitch once. Crochet three double crochet stitches in the ring and chain stitch once. Crochet three more double crochet stitches and chain one. Crochet two double crochet stitches, insert the hook in the third chain of the first four chain stitches in the ring. Yarn over and pull the yarn back through the chain and the loop on the hook for a slip stitch. The first round has been completed.
Create corners on your granny square cushion cover. The one chain stitch after each cluster of three double crochet stitches has created a space. Crochet three chain stitches and double crochet two times in the first chain space of the previous round. The three chain stitches will count as the first double crochet stitch of the round. Chain once and double crochet three times. You will now have three double crochet stitches, one chain stitch space and three double crochet stitches in one space of the previous round. This is a granny square corner.
Crochet one chain stitch, crochet three double crochet stitches, one chain stitch and three more double crochet stitches in the next space of the previous round. This is a corner cluster. Repeat this corner cluster in the remaining two space stitches on the round. Slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain three stitch of the round. This completed second round on the granny square has created four clustered corners, with a space in the centre of each cluster and a space in the centre of each edge.
Crochet a slip stitch in the top of each of the next two double crochet stitches. This is just to get you over the chain space. Crochet three chain stitches for the first double crochet stitch in the corner space. Crochet a corner cluster. Chain stitch once. Crochet three double crochet stitches in the centre space on the row. Chain stitch once. Crochet a corner cluster in the corner space. Continue with this pattern around the square. Slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain three stitch of the round. You have completed two rounds.
Repeat the round instructions of step seven, with four cluster corners and three double crochet stitches in each chain space on each round. Note that the amount of chain spaces on each edge will increase with each round. Crochet a total of 11 rounds.
Cut a four-inch tail and tie into a knot. Weave the ends of the yarn into the back of the square. Repeat the steps for another granny square. You now have a front and back for your crochet cushion.
Place the two squares together with the right sides facing out. Tie the end of your yarn to one corner of the granny squares. Insert the crochet hook through the corner space of both the top and bottom square. Yarn over, pull the yarn back through the space, yarn over and pull through the loop on the hook for one chain stitch.
Insert the hook through the top of the first double crochet on the front square and the first double crochet on the back square. Yarn over and pull back through the stitches. You now have two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops. You have completed one single crochet stitch.
Continue connecting the edges of the square with single crochet stitches, crocheting two single crochet stitches at each corner. When three sides have been crocheted together, insert a 14-inch cushion insert. Finish crocheting the fourth edge together. Slip stitch the last stitch to the first stitch of the connecting round and cut off a 4-inch tail. Knot the tail and weave the yarn into the stitches.
Things you need
- 4-ply worsted weight yarn, two skeins
- Crochet hook, size H
- 14-inch cushion insert