Gertrude Floral CushionÂ 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 â€“ 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.
â— 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 Bâ€“D, and only a small amount of second ball of yarn A)
â— 3mm & 3.5mm hooks
â— Yarn needle
â— Sewing needle and thread for beading
â— Debbie Abrahams beads, size 6/0 Lime 48 x 1 pack (approx 500)
â— Cushion pad, 35 x 35cm/ 14 x 14in
â— Seven vintage buttons, approx. 18mm/Â¾in diameter
Jane is known worldwide for her textured,
innovative designs and especially her many crochet-along patterns. Find her
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Designer: Jane Crowfoot