Blog


Free Tutorials

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by Merion

0 comments

Big bobbly cushion!

Inspired by a beautiful tote bag, Merion has created a cushion worthy of any sofa that you can make in an evening!

Bobble Bag by Sarah Hazell and Rachel Henderson

Not long ago, I spotted this beautiful tote bag, featured in Canadian Living by Rachel Henderson and Sarah Hazell.  I love the brilliant textural effect that the bobbles bring, and the speed that comes with crocheting super chunky yarn – and so in the spirit of creating an homage to this brilliant pattern, I’ve created a cushion that you can make up in a wink for a gift (or to match your sofa!)

Sarah Hazell and Rachel Henderson are both well known crochet and textile designers, and their book, I love Crochet is full of great projects. Sarah’s book 200 Crochet Stitches is an absolute bible of stitchery. You can read more about Sarah on her website here, and about Rachel on her site here.

Big Bobbly Cushion by Merion Willis

To make the bobble cushion:

You will need:

4 x King Cole Big Value Super Chunky (or approximately 280m of super chunky yarn of your choice: we have tried Rowan Big Wool, Debbie Bliss Roma and James C Brett Amazon, and all have worked well.)

A 10mm crochet hook

A 50cm cushion pad, and a tapestry needle for sewing up.

Stitches: htr – half treble (in US terms, hdc, half double crochet), mb  – make bobble: yarn over, then hook into the stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over pull through two loops, and repeat five times until you have six loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all six)

Big Bobbly Cushion

Cushion back:

Begin by chaining 36.

Row 1: htr in the second chain from the hook, and htr to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, htr to end, turn.

Repeat row 2 until you have worked 24 rows. Fasten off.

Cushion front:

Ch 36, and htr into the second chain from the hook.

Row 1: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 2: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 3: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 4: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 5: right side, Bobble Row A – Ch2, htr 5, mb, htr 5, mb, htr 5, mb, htr 5, mb, htr 5, mb, htr 8, turn.

Row 6: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 7: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 8: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 9: right side, Bobble Row B – ch2, 8htr, mb, 5htr, mb, 5htr, mb, htr 5, mb, htr 6, turn.

Row 10: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 11: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 12: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 13: Bobble Row A.

Row 14: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 15: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 16: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 17: Bobble Row B.

Row 18: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 19: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 20: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 21: Bobble Row A.

Row 22: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 23: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Row 24: ch2, htr to end, turn.

Fasten off.

To assemble:

Place the cushion covers wrong sides together, and join with a whip stitch or mattress stitch all along the bottom and up one of the sides. Place the cushion inside, and then sew the other sides together in the same way, pushing the cushion in as you go. It’s a snug fit, but this will allow for stretching as the cushion pad flattens and the yarn grows to fit!  You don’t need to work in your ends – just tuck them inside the cushion, the only one that will need weaving in is the end from your final seam.

We’d love to see pictures of your bobbly cushions in the Community!

follow_community

 


About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑