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Looking for a relaxing Project? Try this free pattern

Looking for a relaxing Project? Try this free pattern

The Snow Glory crochet Wall Hanging is a free pattern below. Made with #6 weight yarn it works up quickly and looks great! I was thrilled when Allison asked me to host her free Snow Glory Wall Hanging on the blog. It is part of 

Loveland Lace Bow – Free Pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Loveland Lace Bow – Free Pattern from Banana Moon Studio

This gorgeous textured lace bow is a special design that April from Banana Moon Studio is sharing with you today! I am so excited that April is guest designing here at Sunflower Cottage Crochet. She has been part of several events that I have been 

4th July Throw Pillow – Part 2 of the Free CAL

4th July Throw Pillow – Part 2 of the Free CAL

Are you ready for part 2 of the Free 4th July Throw Pillow CAL? This post contains the instructions for the back panel.

The CAL:

This CAL (or crochet along) is a collaboration between myself and Erin from Juniper and Oakes. We are both really pleased with how well it has turned out, especially since it was a last minute, impromptu concept that we came up with less than a week ago!

If you would like to know more about the CAL and get the release schedule you can find out more here.

Erin released part 1 over on her blog. If you missed it you can get the free pattern for the front panel by clicking the button below:

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The PDF includes chart, written and colour block instructions for the front panel, written instructions and links to video tutorials for the stitches in the back panel, and joining instructions. There is everything you could need in the PDF Pattern, except someone to make it for you!

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Are you ready for the pattern?

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Things you need and need to know before you start ….

A confident beginner who can read a basic pattern should be able to make this back panel. I give the starting option of foundation stitches or chains. There is also a video linked below for the camel stitch (or HDC in the third loop)

For the whole pillow the materials you will need are:

  • #4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used paintbox simply aran yarn and used :
    • White – 1 skein
    • Red – 1 skein
    • Blue – 1.25 skeins
  • 6mm hook (you can use a 5mm or 5.5 if you prefer)
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  Gauge   Not important as long as both panels are the same size!  Sizing   Once completed your panels should be approximately 16” wide (or large enough to fit a pillow form) 
AbbreviationsCh(s)—chain(s)
St(s)—stitch(es)
rep—repeat
sk—skip
FHDC – foundation half double crochet
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet 
DC – Double crochet
SS – slip stitch
YO—yarn over
FO—fasten off  

Pattern Notes for the back panel

Written in US terms.

The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.

For the back panel you need only have an odd number of stitches to get the width you need so it is super easy to adjusted stitch counts for this one!

Special stitches:

Camel st – Also known as HDC third loop. To do this:

YO, insert hook into the THIRD loop of the HDC from the previous row (this will be a horizontal bar below the two loops you normally work into.  If working in the round, it will be on the INSIDE of your work).  Pull up a loop, YO and pull thru all 3 loops on your hook.

You can also check out my video tutorial

Here we go …. the written pattern!

Row 1 –            In Red

Fhdc 59 OR Ch 61,, HDC in third CH from hook and each CH across. (59)

Row 2 –           Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count), camel st in each st across (see special stitches). 

Rows 3 – 4      CH1, Turn, (SC, DC) in first st, sk1, *(SC, DC) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * across. 

SC in last stitch.

Note: on row 4 you will be working into the SC sts from the previous round and skipping the DC sts.

 

 

Row 5–            Turn, CH2 (counts), HDC in each st across (59)

Row 6 –           Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count), camel st in each st across.

Row 7 –           In White

                        Turn, CH2 (counts), HDC in each st across (59)

Row 8 –           Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count), camel st in each st across (see special stitches). 

Row 9 –           Turn, Ch2 (counts as a HDC), ss in next st, *HDC in next st, SS in next st. 

Rep from * across ending with a HDC in last the st.

Row 10 –         Turn, Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), SS in first st, *HDC in next st, SS in next st. 

Rep from * across ending with a SS in last the st.

Row 11 –         Turn, CH2 (counts), HDC in each st across (59)

Row 12 –         Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count), camel st in each st across (see special stitches).

 

 

Row 13 –         In Blue

                        Turn, CH2 (counts), HDC in each st across (59)

Row 14 –         Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count), camel st in each st across (see special stitches).

Row 15 –         Turn, Ch3 (counts as a DC), SS in next st, *DC in next st, SS in next st. 

Rep from * across ending with a DC in the last st.

Row 16 –         CH1 (doesn’t count), SS in first st, *DC in next st, SS in next st, 

                        Rep from * across ending with a SS in the last st.

Rows 17-38 – Rep rows 15 and 16 until work measures 10.5” tall (making sure to end on an 

even numbered row)

Row 39 –         Turn, CH2 (counts), HDC in each st across (59)

Row 40 –         Turn, CH1 (doesn’t count), camel st in each st across (see special stitches).

Rows 41- 46   In White

                         Rep rows 7-12

Row 47-          In Red

Turn, CH2 (counts), HDC in each st across (59)

 

 

Rows 48-52 – Rep rows 2-6

 

FO and weave in ends.

Your panels should be the same size. 

 

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The Ultimate Collection of Hand / Kitchen Towel Patterns to Crochet

The Ultimate Collection of Hand / Kitchen Towel Patterns to Crochet

Hand towels and kitchen towel patterns are great items to crochet. They make fantastic gifts, are super practical and look so pretty! So whether you are looking to make some for yourself or to gift you are sure to find what you are looking for 

Crochet in Public Day – June’s Free CAL Square Pattern

Crochet in Public Day – June’s Free CAL Square Pattern

Worldwide knit (and crochet) in public day is on June 11th this year.  How could I not acknowledge this day in my  corner to corner CAL?! My tester for this square will be turning hers into a WIP bag! What are you making with your 

Free Crochet pattern – Spring is in the Air Infinity Scarf

Free Crochet pattern – Spring is in the Air Infinity Scarf

Spring is in the Air and this infinity scarf is the perfect accessory!

The bitterly cold winds coming off the North Sea are starting to warm up. The sun is fighting its way through the clouds. Crocuses and snowdrops are starting to bloom!

With Christmas and Valentines over, the children back to school and routines once again established we start to look towards Mothers Day here in the UK and Easter.

But, we still need those transitional accessories to help get us from winter into spring and summer and then from the cooler end of summer to autumn.

My model here, Lyndsey, was such a good sport to model for these photos for me! It was a rather nippy February day when those North Sea winds were trying to compete with the sunshine. Don’t worry – I treated her to lunch afterwards … and she claimed the infinity scarf!

 

 

A great infinity scarf

That its why this infinity scarf is so great! It is made with a 5mm hook and #3 (DK) weight yarn. It is lightweight and works up quickly.

 

Yarn used:

Stylecraft Batik Swirl in colour Meadow was perfect for my scarf. The colours in this and the transitions were so beautiful that I didn’t need to add much to the design as the yarn did all of the talking. There is a whopping 601 yards in these skeins!

It isn’t the first time I have used this yarn. And I have never been disappointed with it.

 

Stitches used my Spring is in the Air Infinity Scarf

If you have knowledge of the basic stitches then you can make this infinity scarf! There is the 3DcCl (3 double crochet cluster) in this one. However, if you are confident with the double crochet I have some video tutorials on how to do this one on my YouTube channel.(See below for the video’s.)

 

 

How to crochet the 3DcCl

The 3DcCl is worked like a DC3Tog but it is worked all in one stitch instead of over 3 sts.

*YO, insert hook into sts to be worked, YO and pull through, YO and pull through the first 2 loops on your hook. * Rep from * to * twice more. YO pull through all 4 four loops on your hook.

 

Are you ready for the pattern?

Materials used:

  • Approx 300 yds of #3 weight (DK) yarn of your choosing
  • For my grey version half a skein of Stylecraft Batik Swirl in Meadow
  • 5mm
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Sizing and Gauge:

Gauge is not important for this project as you are using your scraps and it is a scarf – simply increase the number of repeats if you want it wider.

My scarf was approximately 6” wide by 54” in circumference.

Abbreviations used:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • FSC – foundation single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • SC – single crochet
  • 3DcCl – 3 Double crochet Cluster
  • YO—yarn over
  • FO—fasten off 

 

Pattern notes:

  • Written in US terms.
  • Ch1 stitches at the beginning of a row do not count as a st unless otherwise stated. However, the CH1 spaces between the cluster stitches DO count as a stitch.
  • The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.

 

Pattern

Row 1 –           FSC 230 

OR 

CH 231, SC in second CH from hook and each CH across . SS to join. (230)

Row 2 –           CH1, SC in the first st, and each st across. SS to join. (230)

Row 3 –           Ch2 (does not count), 3DcCl in the first st, CH1, Sk1, *3DcCl in next st, CH1, 

Sk1.* Rep from * to * around, SS to join. (115 3DcCl, 115 CH1 spaces)

Row 4 –           Turn, Ch2 (does not count), 3DcCl in the first st, CH1, Sk1, *3DcCl in next st, 

CH1, Sk1.* Rep from * to * around, SS to join. (115 3DcCl, 115 CH1 spaces)

Rows 5 – 7      Repeat row 4

 

 

Row 8 –           CH1, SC in the first st, and each st and CH1 space across. SS to join. (230)

Row 9 –           CH2, HDC in the first st, and each st across. SS to join. (230)

Row 10–          Repeat row 8

Row 11 –         Ch2 (does not count), 3DcCl in the first st, CH1, Sk1, *3DcCl in next st, CH1, 

Sk1.* Rep from * to * around, SS to join. (115 3DcCl, 115 CH1 spaces)

Rows 12-15 – Turn, Ch2 (does not count), 3DcCl in the first st, CH1, Sk1, *3DcCl in next st,

CH1, Sk1.* Rep from * to * around, SS to join. (115 3DcCl, 115 CH1 spaces)

 

 

Row 16 –         CH1, SC in the first st, and each st and CH1 space across. SS to join. (230)

Row 17 –         Repeat row 16.

 

If you would like a wider scarf, repeat rows 8 – 17.

FO and Sew in ends.

The Spring into Spring Event

When Jo asked if I would like to participate in this event I knew what I wanted to design for it. And I knew which yarn I wanted to use. TBH the yarn had been shouting ‘Use Me!’ for a while and I had a part skein of it that my daughter had started using and then not finished. It’s still not used! The Spring is the Air Infinity Scarf uses less than you would think.

How does this event work?

Each day at 10am EST a different pattern and designer are featured. Some designers are heavily reducing their patterns with the coupon codes, some are giving away free pdf patterns. You need to check each day’s pattern to see what the offer is.

You can find Jo’s round-up by clicking the button below:

On 7th March 2022 I will be giving away the free pdf for the Spring is in the Air Infinity Scarf. Unusually for me, you do not need a code to get this download, but I am trying something new.

Click the button to be taken to another page on my website. This one has a bit more info about me and what Sunflower Cottage Crochet is all about. You will also be able to find my links there if you would like to follow me, sign up to my emails or join my community of awesome crocheters!

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Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Today I am introducing you to the Trinity Sweater. To be honest I wasn’t sure whether to call it a sweater or a tee …. it’s somewhere in-between! Those shorter sleeves make the trinity sweater the perfect transitional piece and is a must for any 

Nicholas V Neck Vest Crochet Pattern

Nicholas V Neck Vest Crochet Pattern

I have wanted to design a garment for men for a long time now, and the Nicholas V-Neck Vest is the one!  I named this after my husband and even used the N-stitch for the texture of this vest. Have you tried the N stitch 

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Here is the first of several patterns in the Stag Collection – the stag throw pillow.

 

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Inspiration

For the last few years I have had issues finding patterns outside of scarves and hats that are suitable ‘for him’. There are oodles of patterns out there ‘for her’ and for children. I wanted to create a collection of patterns that were suitable as gifts for the men in our lives.

The stag seemed to fit in perfectly with what I was looking for and thinking about. Stags are, of course, male, strong, and protective but have a sweet, caring, gentle side.

 

 

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Stag Throw Pillow

The stag throw pillow is the first pattern in this collection to be released. I designed it specifically for the Furls Blog Hop 2021. There will also be an afghan in two sizes, a placemat and a buffalo check coffee cozy coming your way soon. I may add to the collection in 2022!

I have designed this one to fit a 20″ pillow form using corner to corner with the half double crochet stitch.

 

Yarn

Furls were so good to send me an Odyssey hook and the yarn I needed for this project. I love the Odyssey hooks! They did take me a project or two to get the hang of using them because I had to move my hand further back on the handle. But they are now probably my favourite hook to use … and they come in so many pretty colours! I have plans to make another one in cream and beige for my sister and her husband.

I used 4.5 skeins (approx 540 yards) of their Wonder Yarn in obsidian (black) and 2 skeins (240 yards) of red. There have been mixed reviews about this yarn but I have to say I enjoyed working with it! I find using black in my corner to corner projects is fairly easy because of the ridges it creates on each row.

If you want to check out the Wonder Yarn you can do so here.

Odyssey hooks can be found here.

 

 

New to Corner to Corner?

That’s ok – we have a mini course that take you through EVERYTHING you need to know and we have a free pattern which I work through with you in the video tutorials too!

You can find more information about it here.

 

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NOTE: Until 11:59pm London time on Sunday 21st November 2021 you can get 30% off the ad free PDF version using code FURLS21

 

Pattern notes and information:

Before you start there are a few things I need to tell you about.

 

 

 

Materials:

  • #4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used 4.5 skeins of Wander yarn in black, and 2 skeins in red
  • 5mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

 

Gauge:

Using hdc C2C 4 blocks were 2”

 

 

  • This is a Corner to Corner pattern worked from the bottom right to the top left.
  • It is a reversible pattern so remember to crochet over any yarn you carry.
  • To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch and then measure how much yarn you used per stitch multiplying that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
  • The stitch totals for the front of the pillow are:  Stag – 381 blocks. Background – 915 block
  • For the back of the pillow you can either make another stag or work a solid color. I have given the instructions for a solid color back below.

 

The Pattern:

Row 1 : (stag) x 1 (1 square)

Row 2 : (stag) x 2 (2 squares)

Row 3 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1 (3 squares)

Row 4 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (4 squares)

Row 5 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (5 squares)

Row 6 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (6 squares)

Row 7 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (7 squares)

Row 8 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (8 squares)

Row 9 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (9 squares)

Row 10 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (10 squares)

Row 11 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (11 squares)

Row 12 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (12 squares)

Row 13 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (13 squares)

Row 14 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1 (14 squares)

Row 15 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 1 (15 squares)

Row 16 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 14, (stag) x 1 (16 squares)

Row 17 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 15, (stag) x 1 (17 squares)

Row 18 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 16, (stag) x 1 (18 squares)

Row 19: (stag) x 1, (background) x 17, (stag) x 1 (19 squares)

Row 20 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 18, (stag) x 1 (20 squares)

Row 21 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 19, (stag) x 1 (21 squares)

Row 22 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 15, (stag) x 1 (22 squares)

Row 23 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 15, (stag) x 3, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (23 squares)

Row 24 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 4, (background) x 14, (stag) x 1 (24 squares)

Row 25 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 3, (background) x 2, (stag) x 6, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (25 squares)

Row 26 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 10, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (26 squares)

Row 27 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 8, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (27 squares)

Row 28 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 7, (background) x 2, (stag) x 4, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (28 squares)

Row 29 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 7, (background) x 1, (stag) x 7, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (29 squares)

Row 30 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 11, (background) x 1, (stag) x 4, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (30 squares)

Row 31 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 3, (background) x 2, (stag) x 11, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (31 squares)

Row 32 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 8, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (32 squares)

Row 33 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 5, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (33 squares)

 

 

Row 34 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 4, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (34 squares)

Row 35 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 4, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (35 squares)

Row 36 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 11, (stag) x 4, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (36 squares)

 

Corner from both ends

 

Row 37 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 3, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (35 squares)

Row 38 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 5, (background) x 7, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (34 squares)

Row 39 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 10, (stag) x 1 (33 squares)

Row 40 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 5, (background) x 5, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (32 squares)

Row 41 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (31 squares)

Row 42 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 8, (stag) x 3, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (30 squares)

Row 43 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 2, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1 (29 squares)

Row 44 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 2, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (28 squares)

Row 45 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 14, (stag) x 3, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (27 squares)

Row 46 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 13, (stag) x 1 (26 squares)

Row 47: (stag) x 1, (background) x 12, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (25 squares)

Row 48 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 2, (background) x 11, (stag) x 1 (24 squares)

Row 49 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 5, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (23 squares)

Row 50 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 4, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (22 squares)

Row 51 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 2, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (21 squares)

Row 52 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 2, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (20 squares)

Row 53 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (19 squares)

 

 

Row 54 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 2, (background) x 3, (stag) x 2, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (18 squares)

Row 55 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 9, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (17 squares)

Row 56 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (16 squares)

Row 57 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 5, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (15 squares)

Row 58 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 5, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (14 squares)

Row 59 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (13 squares)

Row 60: (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (12 squares)

Row 61 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (11 squares)

Row 62 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 8, (stag) x 1 (10 squares)

Row 63 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 7, (stag) x 1 (9 squares)

Row 64 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 6, (stag) x 1 (8 squares)

Row 65 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 5, (stag) x 1 (7 squares)

Row 66 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 4, (stag) x 1 (6 squares)

Row 67 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 3, (stag) x 1 (5 squares)

Row 68 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 2, (stag) x 1 (4 squares)

Row 69 : (stag) x 1, (background) x 1, (stag) x 1 (3 squares)

Row 70 : (stag) x 2 (2 squares)

Row 71 : (stag) x 1 (1 square)

 

For the plain back:

↙ Row 1: (edging) x 1 (1 square)
↗ Row 2: (edging) x 2 (2 squares)
↙ Row 3: (edging) x 1, (main) x 1, (edging) x 1 (3 squares)
↗ Row 4: (edging) x 1, (main) x 2, (edging) x 1 (4 squares)
↙ Row 5: (edging) x 1, (main) x 3, (edging) x 1 (5 squares)
↗ Row 6: (edging) x 1, (main) x 4, (edging) x 1 (6 squares)
↙ Row 7: (edging) x 1, (main) x 5, (edging) x 1 (7 squares)
↗ Row 8: (edging) x 1, (main) x 6, (edging) x 1 (8 squares)
↙ Row 9: (edging) x 1, (main) x 7, (edging) x 1 (9 squares)
↗ Row 10: (edging) x 1, (main) x 8, (edging) x 1 (10 squares)
↙ Row 11: (edging) x 1, (main) x 9, (edging) x 1 (11 squares)
↗ Row 12: (edging) x 1, (main) x 10, (edging) x 1 (12 squares)
↙ Row 13: (edging) x 1, (main) x 11, (edging) x 1 (13 squares)
↗ Row 14: (edging) x 1, (main) x 12, (edging) x 1 (14 squares)
↙ Row 15: (edging) x 1, (main) x 13, (edging) x 1 (15 squares)
↗ Row 16: (edging) x 1, (main) x 14, (edging) x 1 (16 squares)
↙ Row 17: (edging) x 1, (main) x 15, (edging) x 1 (17 squares)
↗ Row 18: (edging) x 1, (main) x 16, (edging) x 1 (18 squares)
↙ Row 19: (edging) x 1, (main) x 17, (edging) x 1 (19 squares)
↗ Row 20: (edging) x 1, (main) x 18, (edging) x 1 (20 squares)
↙ Row 21: (edging) x 1, (main) x 19, (edging) x 1 (21 squares)
↗ Row 22: (edging) x 1, (main) x 20, (edging) x 1 (22 squares)
↙ Row 23: (edging) x 1, (main) x 21, (edging) x 1 (23 squares)

↗ Row 24: (edging) x 1, (main) x 22, (edging) x 1 (24 squares)
↙ Row 25: (edging) x 1, (main) x 23, (edging) x 1 (25 squares)
↗ Row 26: (edging) x 1, (main) x 24, (edging) x 1 (26 squares)
↙ Row 27: (edging) x 1, (main) x 25, (edging) x 1 (27 squares)
↗ Row 28: (edging) x 1, (main) x 26, (edging) x 1 (28 squares)
↙ Row 29: (edging) x 1, (main) x 27, (edging) x 1 (29 squares)
↗ Row 30: (edging) x 1, (main) x 28, (edging) x 1 (30 squares)
↙ Row 31: (edging) x 1, (main) x 29, (edging) x 1 (31 squares)
↗ Row 32: (edging) x 1, (main) x 30, (edging) x 1 (32 squares)
↙ Row 33: (edging) x 1, (main) x 31, (edging) x 1 (33 squares)
↗ Row 34: (edging) x 1, (main) x 32, (edging) x 1 (34 squares)
↙ Row 35: (edging) x 1, (main) x 33, (edging) x 1 (35 squares)
↗ Row 36: (edging) x 1, (main) x 34, (edging) x 1 (36 squares)

Corner  from both sides

↙ Row 37: (edging) x 1, (main) x 33, (edging) x 1 (35 squares)
↗ Row 38: (edging) x 1, (main) x 32, (edging) x 1 (34 squares)
↙ Row 39: (edging) x 1, (main) x 31, (edging) x 1 (33 squares)
↗ Row 40: (edging) x 1, (main) x 30, (edging) x 1 (32 squares)
↙ Row 41: (edging) x 1, (main) x 29, (edging) x 1 (31 squares)
↗ Row 42: (edging) x 1, (main) x 28, (edging) x 1 (30 squares)
↙ Row 43: (edging) x 1, (main) x 27, (edging) x 1 (29 squares)
↗ Row 44: (edging) x 1, (main) x 26, (edging) x 1 (28 squares)
↙ Row 45: (edging) x 1, (main) x 25, (edging) x 1 (27 squares)
↗ Row 46: (edging) x 1, (main) x 24, (edging) x 1 (26 squares)
↙ Row 47: (edging) x 1, (main) x 23, (edging) x 1 (25 squares)

 

↗ Row 48: (edging) x 1, (main) x 22, (edging) x 1 (24 squares)
↙ Row 49: (edging) x 1, (main) x 21, (edging) x 1 (23 squares)
↗ Row 50: (edging) x 1, (main) x 20, (edging) x 1 (22 squares)
↙ Row 51: (edging) x 1, (main) x 19, (edging) x 1 (21 squares)
↗ Row 52: (edging) x 1, (main) x 18, (edging) x 1 (20 squares)
↙ Row 53: (edging) x 1, (main) x 17, (edging) x 1 (19 squares)
↗ Row 54: (edging) x 1, (main) x 16, (edging) x 1 (18 squares)
↙ Row 55: (edging) x 1, (main) x 15, (edging) x 1 (17 squares)
↗ Row 56: (edging) x 1, (main) x 14, (edging) x 1 (16 squares)
↙ Row 57: (edging) x 1, (main) x 13, (edging) x 1 (15 squares)
↗ Row 58: (edging) x 1, (main) x 12, (edging) x 1 (14 squares)
↙ Row 59: (edging) x 1, (main) x 11, (edging) x 1 (13 squares)
↗ Row 60: (edging) x 1, (main) x 10, (edging) x 1 (12 squares)
↙ Row 61: (edging) x 1, (main) x 9, (edging) x 1 (11 squares)
↗ Row 62: (edging) x 1, (main) x 8, (edging) x 1 (10 squares)
↙ Row 63: (edging) x 1, (main) x 7, (edging) x 1 (9 squares)
↗ Row 64: (edging) x 1, (main) x 6, (edging) x 1 (8 squares)
↙ Row 65: (edging) x 1, (main) x 5, (edging) x 1 (7 squares)
↗ Row 66: (edging) x 1, (main) x 4, (edging) x 1 (6 squares)
↙ Row 67: (edging) x 1, (main) x 3, (edging) x 1 (5 squares)
↗ Row 68: (edging) x 1, (main) x 2, (edging) x 1 (4 squares)
↙ Row 69: (edging) x 1, (main) x 1, (edging) x 1 (3 squares)
↗ Row 70: (edging) x 2 (2 squares)
↙ Row 71: (edging) x 1 (1 square)

Assembly

Once you have sewn in your ends, you may find it easier to SC evenly around each square, making sure to work 3SC in each corner.

Step 1:          Take your front and back panels and place wrong sides together (this means that the right sides will be facing outwards).

Step 2:          SC around three sides of your cushion ensuring that you sc through both the front and the back panels.  At each corner (sc, ch1, sc). Do NOT work the last side yet.

Step 3:          Insert pillow form into cushion and then continue to sc along the last side. This might be a little trickier as you have the pillow form to work around too.  Slip stitch to the first stitch you made. Do not fasten off yet!

Step 4:          Crab stitch in each sc and ch1 space around. SS to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

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Nordic Snowflake Table Runner

The Nordic Snowflake Table Runner was most definitely inspired by the Nordic Winter Afghan CAL. You can find out more about that and get the free chart for the square I designed here. There is also a gorgeous e-book available if you want to make