Crochet Pattern - Round Ruffle Cushion
22Jul

Crochet Pattern - Round Ruffle Cushion

Hello. I’ve got another pattern for you today. Surprise surprise I’ve made another cushion…

I finished this one a couple of months ago now. It was inspired by the lovely blooming flower cushion by Lucy of Attic24 and the crocodile flower cushion I made using Joyce Lewis' pattern. I really wanted to create a layered round cushion that had some of the texture I loved from the centre of the crocodile pattern.

The ruffles are simply made by ch-3s and raised double crochet front/front post single crochets around the trebles/double crochets from the previous round. What I liked most about this method is that as you are working around the posts of the previous round to create the ruffles it leaves both loops of the stitches free for the next round (as opposed to working through only one loop.) There is something about this that makes me very happy!

The yarn I used is Rowan Pure Wool DK in colours raspberry, gold and anthracite. I bought these after my trip to the Kaffe Fassett exhibition where I resolved to be bolder in my colour choices. I like the way they look together and the cushion goes well in our living room but I haven’t been able to stop myself making another in my well-loved muted tones. I have also been using this pattern to create potholders in some cotton yarn – so far so good :)

The pattern itself looks quite long so I have put it straight to a pdf. It’s very repetitive but I wanted to include each round so that you have stitch counts for each of them – I know this helped me a lot when I started reading patterns. I have also written out the pattern I used for the back, which is just a standard treble/double crochet circle pattern. The pattern is written in UK terms.

Crochet Round Ruffle Cushion - Lululoves

Crochet Round Ruffle Cushion - Lululoves

Crochet Round Ruffle Cushion - Lululoves

Crochet Round Ruffle Cushion - Lululoves

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If you are concerned about the raised double crochet/front post single crochet there is a great video tutorial here.

Also if you are new to crochet I just wanted to mention that Kat from Slugs on the Refrigerator is running a Crochet Camp on her blog this month. Kat is going through the basics of crochet and has some sweet patterns that you can make alongside the lessons - Definitely worth checking out.

Anyway, if you’d like to have a go you can download the pattern for my ruffle crochet cushion from Ravelry here: buy now or from my Etsy store here.

If you do try it and you have any queries please get in touch and I will do my best to help.

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (12)

  • Ellie

    Ellie

    22 July 2013 at 08:59 |
    This is amazing!! I cannot wait to try this!!
    • peg

      peg

      13 January 2016 at 17:53 |
      the download link is broken
      • Lululoves

        Lululoves

        20 January 2016 at 14:32 |
        I'm sorry, It's fixed now. Em x
  • Ana

    Ana

    22 July 2013 at 10:04 |
    That is a very interesting effect Emm! I'm doing a wall of crochet (old and new) in my bedroom and I think I'll use this pattern in one of the frames :) It has lots of texture! :) Kiss Ana
  • claireabellemakes

    claireabellemakes

    22 July 2013 at 11:50 |
    Well done for pushing your colour boundaries! A lovely cushion and one I am sure I will try in the future. Thanks Em x
  • jen

    jen

    23 July 2013 at 18:14 |
    I love your cushion! I've also admired Lucy from Attic 24's bloom cushion- I must try something like this myself!

    Jen
  • Melissa

    Melissa

    19 September 2013 at 12:39 |
    Thanks Emma, I absolutely love this cushion! I'm new to crocheting but can't wait to try this pattern!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 September 2013 at 19:50 |
      Thanks Melissa xx
  • Pauline

    Pauline

    16 January 2014 at 20:53 |
    Saw this pattern as I was working on the wiggly stitched trivet by Moogly. Do you think that this technique would do the same thing but without the base mesh? Would a small version of your cushion be a hot pad when done in cotton yarn? Thanks
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      21 January 2014 at 22:20 |
      Hi Pauline, yes I think it would create the same effect - I've made one in cotton and it looked fab. Em xx
  • Pauline

    Pauline

    21 January 2014 at 22:48 |
    Thanks!! Going to be my next project!
  • Ellen Mackler

    Ellen Mackler

    07 January 2017 at 19:06 |
    This looks like it would make a great throw rug!

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