RAINBOW GRANNY SQUARE CUSHION

It has been a while I wrote a pattern or published anything in my blog. So here is a free pattern of a simple granny square cushion cover made with rainbow shades. This cover measures approximately 40 x 40 cm.

YARN

Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% premium acrylic)

  • Deventer 1425 (used for joining, border and back panel)
  • Meppel 1061
  • Amstelveen
  • Assen 1277
  • Nijmegen 1712
  • Leeuwarden 1711
  • Tilburg 1083
  • Hengelo 1084

HOOK

3.5 MM

ABBREVIATIONS

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ch – chain

PATTERN: Solid Granny Square

Chain 4, slip stitch to the first chain to make a ring

(There are slight changes in my method from the traditional pattern. You can follow either)

  1. Ch 4 (counts as 1dc + ch2 space), *3dc, ch2* repeat twice. 2dc, slip stitch to the 3rd chain.
  2. Sl st to the ch 2 space, Ch4 (counts as dc + ch2 space) 2dc, *1dc in each stitch, 2dc,ch2,2dc in the corner* repeat 3 times. 1 dc in each stitch, 1dc in the next space, sl st to the 3rd chain.
  3. Sl st to the ch2 space. Ch2 (counts as dc) 1dc, ch2, 2dc. *1dc in each stitch, 2dc,ch2,2dc in the corner* repeat 3 times. 1 dc in each stitch. Trim yarn, and pull off. With a darning needle, make an invisible join. Sew in the ends.

Make 7 granny squares with each color, a total of 49 squares.

CLASSIC GRANNY SQUARE (for the back panel)

Make a basic granny square with Deventer, approximately 26 rounds.

Here is a link for granny square tutorial.

Joining

Feel free to play around with the layout.

With Deventer, start by joining horizontally first, and then vertically. You can find the joining tutorial here.

Once you finish joining the granny squares, single crochet around the border, making 3 scs in each corner.

Keep the front panel and back panel with wrong sides facing each other, and start joining only through the front loop of the front panel and back loop of the back panel.

Start joining as shown in the picture below.

Start from 1 (approximately where the first square starts), go all the way around, stop at 2 (where the last square starts). We will keep one side open to insert the cushion. From 2, only single crochet on the front loop of the front panel. Slip stitch to 1. Do not trim the yarn, continue making the bobbles.

BOBBLE EDGING

*Ch2, 3dc cluster, slip stitch to the same stich*. Slip stitch to the next 3 stitches. Repeat from * to * around the cushion cover and slip stitch to the beginning stitch.

Here is a video tutorial of the bobble edging.

FLAP

To make the flap we are going to crochet on the back loop of the front panel we left behind while joining the two panels. Insert the hook on the first back loop, ch3, dc in every stitch till the end.

Turn, ch3, dc in every stitch. Repeat this until you have 6 rows of dc. Trim yarn. Sew in the ends.

Attach buttons as shown in the below picture.

As the back panel is very versatile (classic granny square), there is no need to make special holes for the buttons.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial

Happy Crocheting!

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