Holiday Pillows Crochet Cloudberry

Holiday Pillows

Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of year – well one of them. But one thing is for certain, I absolutely love making crochet Christmas decorations and home décor. When the first of December comes, I always have a new holiday crochet project to display and refresh the décor.

Nordic Trees Cushion Cover - Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Nordic Trees Cushion Cover - Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

To have the Christmas crochet ready in time has often meant crocheting through the Autumn, but I think this year I have taken it to extremes and have been crocheting for the holidays throughout the whole year. I was running behind with some Christmas projects at the start of the year, then in the spring time I started designing Christmas ornaments for a magazine, and I spent the summer crocheting and writing up the patterns for these two holiday pillows.

The Fluffy Snowflake Cushion Cover had been on my mind since this time last year and I even managed to make a first version of it for last Christmas. The pattern itself needed a few tweaks to show off the lash yarn at its best. The random directions of the lashes make each cushion unique, just like every snowflake is unique. The first fluffy snowflake cushion was crocheted in navy blue and white, which made for a stark contrast. But I also wanted a more subtle, natural design, which I made using the colour mushroom and grey lash yarn.

Fluffy Snowflake Cushion Cover - Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Fluffy Snowflake Cushion Cover - Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Want to remember this pattern later? Why not pin it or save it using the buttons on the side/bottom bar.

To make this cushion cover you will need:

Fluffy Snowflake Cushion Cover Pattern

2 balls 100g Stylecraft Special DK – Mushroom

1 ball 50g Sirdar Funky Fur (this is the lash yarn) – Dove

4 mm hook

3 x approx. 1.5 cm diameter (snowflake) buttons

Tapestry needle and sharp scissors

Cushion insert 18 inch x 18 inch (approx 45 x 45 cm)

If you want to make this cushion in the darker blue with a white snowflake, I used 2 balls Stylecraft Special DK in Midnight and Stylecraft Eskimo in Winter White.

The Nordic Trees Cushion Cover uses intarsia to make rows of small Christmas trees while the self-striping yarn gives it a really cosy fair-isle feel. The scandi style pattern is part of a series with the hygge heart cushion cover that are intended to make your sofa totally hygge. Although the trees are most definitely pine trees, they are not explicitly Christmas trees, meaning this cushion could happily sit on your couch all Winter long.

Nordic Trees Cushion Cover - Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Nordic Trees Cushion Cover - Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry
Want to remember this pattern later? Why not pin it or save it using the buttons on the side/bottom bar.

To make this cushion cover you will need:

Nordic Trees Cushion Cover Pattern

2 balls Stylecraft Bellissima – Single Cream (acrylic dk)

1 ball Wendy Aurora – Atmosphere (acrylic self-striping dk – this yarn is a very thick dk)

4.5 mm hook

3 x 1.5 cm diameter (snowflake) buttons

Tapestry needle and sharp scissors

Cushion insert 16 inch x 16 inch (approx 41 x 41 cm)

It is possible to use other yarn brands, however, the sizes of the finished article may be altered and the yarn quantities may be different.

 

These patterns are available in my Etsy and Ravelry stores.

Happy crocheting.

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