I’m so delighted to shout about my first Cushion CAL!!
I have never run a Crochet Along so it’s all very new and exciting. I can assure you it will be fun and I even have prizes at the end!!
Let me first tell you everything about it and how to take part.
The CAL will start on Saturday 5th October and run over 8 weeks.
There are three types of squares in the CAL. A new square will be released every 2 weeks:
5th October – Square 1 – Colourwork
19th October – Square 2 – Popcorn
2nd November – Square 3 – Cable
16th November – Making up and finishing
30th November – Prize draw
The patterns are free and include written instructions, charts and picture tutorials where necessary, I have also created few videos. All the photos will be included in the pattern on the last pages so no need to print them out. There will be links to video whichever are applicable to a pattern.
Please note – Patterns are written using UK terminology with US conversions given in brackets in abbreviation list.
The yarn I have used is West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab DK – you can see the shades here – https://www.deramores.com/products/west-yorkshire-spinners-colourlab-dk?variant=21474764718162
The lovely people at Deramores have also created yarn packs with the colours I have used. They yarn is at 10% off at the moment so perfect time to get it. For individual colours see link above. You can find the yarn packs here – https://www.deramores.com/products/cushion-cal-colour-pack-by-anna-nikipirowicz-in-west-yorkshire-spinners-colourlab
Any DK will be fine, you will use around 150m of each colour.
You will need 3 colours 1 ball of each, if you would like to have squares on both side of cushion instead of fabric you will need 6 balls or approx 300 m of each colour.
Completed cushion measures 50 x 50 cm, however, that is if tension is obtained. If you would like a smaller or bigger cushion adjust your hook size or yarn thickness.
Hook and additional materials:
4.50mm (US 7) or size needed to obtain tension.
I recommend waiting until all the squares are joined before getting all the additional materials below.
The cushion is lined and backed with fabric. The reason I have backed the cushion is because the popcorn squares have quite big spaces in the corners and I love how the colour of the fabric peeps through. Wait before getting the fabric until the squares are joined, so you can measure it properly and get the right amount.
For my cushions I have used 55 x 55 cm of fabric, that has allowed me 2.50 cm on each side for seam allowance.
If you don’t want to make your own cushion cover, just sew the joined squares onto already made cushion cover.
41 cm zip or size needed for your cushion cover. Get zip few cm shorter than your cushion cover so it has few cm of space on either side.
55 x 55 cm cushion pad – again, get the cushion pad after you have the exact measurements of finished cover. I get 5 cm large pad as I like the cushion to be nice and plump.
The pattern will be available from 9am BGT
If you sign up to my newsletter the pattern will be emailed a day earlier. You will also get a code for 10% off, I have a 20% promotion on my website as well right now, until 6th October.
To sign up to the newsletter, go to my website – https://moochka.co.uk/
The patterns will be available through:
My website – https://moochka.co.uk/
I have also opened a Ravley group, If you like, please join here – https://www.ravelry.com/groups/anna-nikipirowicz
The group will be a wonderful place to share your progress, chat and ask any questions.
If you prefer you can also share your progress in the comments in this blog,
Or just use my email to ask any questions or show your finished cushion cover on email@example.com
To enter the prize draw please post pictures of your finished cushion on the Ravelry group, in comments on this blog or email them to me.
I have talked a bit about the cushion in my podcast, which I host with my friend Annette – Two Peas in a Woolly Pod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x9ZUYtWAlw&t=174s
Hope you all can take part and I can’t wait to see your squares 🙂