Gertrude Floral Cushion

Issue: 147


Gertrude Floral Cushion by Jane Crowfoot

Find the pattern in 147 of Inside Crochet magazine.

I love my garden and really enjoy watching how it changes throughout the year depending on the season. I would really like to have a more homely and functional mix of flowers and herbs in our outdoor space, typical of cottage gardens, which became popular in the 1870s as a reaction to more formal designs. One of the positives of a garden of this type is that they are more easily maintained as the compact planting leaves little space for weeds – something I really like the idea of!

Crocheted flowers are my favourite thing to make and I adore adding beads into my work too, so this project was a real joy to design. I wanted to create a vintage feel and chose my yarn shades accordingly. I think the little lime green beads provide a lovely pop of colour on the leaves of the dainty crochet blooms.


● Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo + Cotton, 60% bamboo/40%/cotton, 100g/250m/273yds

Yarn A: Natural 7146 x 2 balls

Yarn B: Apricot 7130 x 1 ball

Yarn C: Raisin 7158 x 1 ball

Yarn D: Rose 7165 x 1 ball

Yarn E: Spring Green 7126 x 1 ball

(Note: only small amounts needed of yarns B–D, and only a small amount of second ball of yarn A)

● 3mm & 3.5mm hooks

● Yarn needle

● Sewing needle and thread for beading

● Debbie Abrahams beads, size 6/0 Lime 48 x 1 pack (approx 500)

● Cushion pad, 35 x 35cm/ 14 x 14in

● Seven vintage buttons, approx. 18mm/¾in diameter


Jane is known worldwide for her textured, innovative designs and especially her many crochet-along patterns. Find her online at

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Designer: Jane Crowfoot

Household: Cushion/Pillow

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