Week 5 : A Cushion Called Marie

I’ve had this yarn for some time and it sat and sat and sat in my stash. I’ve also had this cushion pad which has sat in a cupboard and fallen out again, and again and again. Marie Kondo would have a field day but she’s going nowhere near my yarn stash, oh no, back off Marie. There is joy in this cushion. And yarn! And cushions! Joy! This cushion sparks joy. And if it sparks joy it’s staying, so I call it Marie.

I used aran weight yarn for this cushion and a 4.5mm hook.

Create a magic ring.
Round 1: Crochet 12 trebles into a magic ring and slip stitch close, 12 stitches.
Round 2 : Chain 2 and treble into the same stitch then crochet two trebles into each stitch, complete the circle with a slip stitch, 24 stitches.
Round 3 : Chain 2 and treble into the same stitch, *one treble into the next stitch, 2 trebles in the next stitch and repeat from * and complete the circle with a slip stitch, 36 stitches.
Round 4 : Chain 2 and treble into the same stitch, *one treble into the next two stitches, two trebles into the next stitch. Repeat from * and slip stitch close the circle. 48 stitches.
Round 5 : Chain 2 and treble into the same stitch, *one treble into the next three stitches and two trebles into the next stitch. Repeat from * Slip stitch close, 60 stitches.
Keep on increasing using this pattern until you have a circle the size of your cushion pad.
Repeat to have two large circles.
Place circles on top of each other, wrong sides together. I used a contrasting coloured yarn for added interest. Half treble into each stitch, placing the pad in between the layers before the gap is too small to do so.
Continue closing the gap with half trebles, slip stitch close the round, chain 1 and half treble another row closing the round with a slip stitch. Trim the yarn and weave in the end.
Voila!

This was a perfect relaxing make after a day at work and a hike up the hill in the snow. Snow came heavy and fast on Tuesday making it impossible to drive close to home and making it pretty difficult to commute. The joys of living in the Peak District in the winter!

Next week I’ve this chunky yarn to make up…no spoilers for now.