The release of this leafy pillow means one thing to me – Spring! Yaaaay. This is the first of my home decor projects that i’ve written up so I hope you love this crochet cushion cover pattern! The natural colours go with so many colour schemes you might have in your home. I love it in my front room which is mustard and grey, but it’s forever home has a green earthy tone that it’s going to look gorgeous in. You can find more home patterns here.
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There are definite hygge and scandi vibes with this one, and it would be perfect in a neutral toned IKEA styled room (Pinterest anyone?)
The concentration required for this project depends on your confidence with colour changes (which i’ll go through later). There’s only one stitch, a single crochet, so it’s simple in that respect. My advice would be to print the pattern so you can mark off your progress as you go.I’ll provide the yarn and size details for the cushion cover that I made, but the great thing about this is that you can scale up or down with any weight yarn you like as long as you work out the gauge to make it fit whatever cushion you have ready. You can also expand by adding extra rows or stitches of ‘space’ around the edges without skewing the leaf pattern.
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Crochet Cushion Cover Pattern
I used an aran/worsted weight yarn in cream (Women’s Institute Cream Soft and Smooth Aran 400 gWomen’s Institute Soft & Smooth) and a stash mystery green.
A 4.5mm hook
Material for the reverse (unless you choose to crochet a panel for the back too)
Scissors and needle
This grid is numbered with rows and stitches, where the numbers down the side correspond with a row and the numbers across the top tell you how many stitches across. So, for e.g., on Row 7 we will be working cream for 44 stitches, changing to green on the 45th stitch, then back to cream on the 49th stitch.
2″ x 2″ – 12 rows and 10 stitches. This will give you a finished front of approx 14″ x 16 “
Now, there are A LOT of colour changes in this work. But, it’s okay – there are loads of different ways to approach colour changes, and you pick one based on what you’re comfortable with. I went with a bobbin method because I wanted to practice this skill – but it can get a little messy and it’s not necessarily the simplest way – i’m just all about that self development and levelling up!
Here are a couple of options:
– Carry the yarn behind your work (stitching in front of it), and picking back up to switch when you change colours. With this method you will see the yarn being carried across on the reverse of your work and you’ll have lots of stripes on the back, but because this is one sided that’s not a problem
– Carry the yarn through your work, stitching over the yarn you’re not using. This will be neat and there wont be any ends to weave in, but with contrasting colours you may be able to see the carrying yarn through your stitches
– Bobbins, this is sectioning off your yarn into small balls that you will use for each colour change. If you have 4 colour changes on one row (e.g. in this pattern we might have cream, green, cream, green) then we’d have 2 balls of each colour joined to our work that we could pick up and change when we need to. This takes a bit more concentration to stop the strands getting tangled and confused, but is a good option for when you dont have a hidden side that you can get messy
– Single colour changes – just joining a new colour every time you need one. This is simple to keep track of but please please think of all the ends to sew in!
Once you have completed the front you can either crochet a second panel to use for the reverse, or use a square of material to stitch to. If using material I recommend sewing together inside out, sewing a zip, and turning back around.
I hope you give this a go, if you have any questions just leave me a comment or message me on Instagram @burgundyandblush. Don’t forget to pin for later, or get the ad free PDF version below.