Iznik Cushion by Natasja King (issue 68)
Photography by Leanna Dixon
Inspired by the 16th century Iznik tiles of the Rüstem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul, the red beads on this cushion add texture, detail and a little bit of magic.
● Rowan Handknit Cotton, 100% cotton, 50g/85m/93yds
Yarn A: Atlantic 346 x 5 balls
Yarn B: Sea Foam 352 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Turkish Plum 277 x 2 balls
Yarn D: Bleached 263 x 1 ball
● 4.5mm hook
● 825 red silver-lined seed beads, size 6
● Cushion pad, 48 x 48cm/ 19 x 19in
● Sewing needle and thread
You can use any DK/worsted weight cotton to achieve a similar effect.
Work one square to measure 8 x 8cm/3¼ x 3¼in using 4.5mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.
Finished cover measures 48 x 48cm/19 x 19in.
Natasja King is the blogger behind crocheTime (www.crochetime.net). She published her first ebook, Crochet Pretty, containing ten accessory designs, in November 2014.
Designer: Natasja King
Price: Magazine Only
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