The trend for shaggy cushions is just wonderful! I could spend hours just running my fingers through the “fluff”, it is somehow quite mesmerising. So when we decided that our flat was getting a little lock-down overhaul, I knew I wanted a shaggy cushion… in yellow.
As these textured cushions are in fashion right now, there are plenty for sale on the high street, but firstly where is the fun in that? (I am sure all crocheters understand my motto of why buy something when you can make it yourself) And secondly, and rather unusually, it turned out to be cheaper to buy the yarn to make the fluffy cushion than to buy a finished pillow. Plus, I was able to pick the colours to match my colour scheme.
So making it is defineately a winner all round.
Below I show you how quick and easy it is to make your own crochet shaggy cushion.
2 balls King Cole Moments in Amber (this is a darker yellow, but I think it is definately more yellow than orange)
1 ball Stylecraft Special Aran in Saffron
Cushion pad aprox. 40cm x 40cm
You can buy the yarn at lovecrafts – by using these affliated links, I will earn a small commission at no extra charge to you and it will help me continue to provide free crochet patterns on the Crochet Cloudberry blog.
The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
Crocheting with lash yarn can be difficult, as it is sometimes hard to see where to place the stitches. I have found that it is easier to place stitches when using a hook one or two sizes up from the size recommended on the yarn pack. For this cushion, it does not impact on the final material you make but increases your joy when crocheting.
Back – make 2
Use Stylecraft Special Aran
Foundation: Chain 40.
Row 1: In fourth chain from hook tr. Tr across (37)
Row 2 to 16: Tr across. (37)
Use an embroidery needle to sew the back parts to the fromt. The back parts should overlap slightly in order to create and envelope style opening. You do not need buttons to close the envelop opening but they could be optionally added.
Congratulations you have now crocheted your easy shaggy cushion. I do hope that you had fun being creative. Don’t be shy about sharing you finished pillows – I love to see them. You can share them using #crochetcloudberry on social media.
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