I am definitely hooked on Tapestry crochet, it’s official! Since I published the Cube Tapestry Bag pattern I haven’t stopped thinking about geometries, patterns and possibilities, and you cannot even imagine how much I wanted to show you this new pattern using this technique. This time, it is the ETNIC Tapestry Crochet Cushion Cover. Do you stay to see it?
Materials for crocheting the ETNIC Tapestry Crochet Cushion
The key material we are going to need to crochet our cushion cover is cotton thread. As we know, cushions usually lead a fairly intense life, especially in houses with children, so it is very important that you choose a quality cotton to ensure that after the all effort you are going to put into, it will not spoil in the first use. It is worth to invest in good materials so that our work has a long life in the best conditions.
For this project, I have chosen The Cotton by We Are Knitters, 100% cotton, extra soft, light and resistant. In addition to the quality of this cotton, it has a beautiful color chart with unmistakable tones.
You will need:
- 2 skeins of 100 gr. Mint
- 2 skeins of 100 gr. Natural
- 2 skeins of 100 gr. Salmon Pink
- 1 skein of 100 gr. Yellow
- 4 mm. crochet hook
- 40 cm. zipper
- Tapestry needle
- 45×45 cm. cushion filling
You will also need the ETNIC Tapestry Crochet Cushion pattern that you can download in three versions. One of them the version with the complete pattern, another with only one side of the pattern (it has two equal sides) and the third, it is just a quarter of the whole pattern, since it is mirrored up and left.
As soon as you start crocheting you will get familiar with the pattern, so I am convinced that guiding you a little with just the third version of the pattern (the smallest) will be more than enough.
Techniques needed to crochet the ETNIC Tapestry Crochet Cushion
To carry out today’s project you will need to know how to crochet in a round using the Tapestry Crochet technique. If you have never done it before, do not panic! once you learn how to crochet several threads at once it will be easier for you. In the following video you can learn the basics of this technique: see the video of Tapestry or Jaquard fabric.
The pattern is designed to obtain a cushion cover of approximately 45×45 cm, although this measurement, as you well know, will depend on your particular way of crocheting, so it is possible that this results a few centimeters larger or smaller.
How to crochet the ETNIC Tapestry Cushion
1. Crochet the cushion base
To start our Tapestry crochet cushion, we must chain 172 stitches and join the two ends with a slip stitch.
Once we have the two ends together, we will begin to crochet the whole cushion in the round. I recommend you to place a stitch marker at the beginning, to know at all times when you start a new round.
Crochet the first round with only the green thread. It will be from the second round when we incorporate the rest of the colors, except for the yellow one. In this way, we will start crocheting with the green thread, but hiding the white and salmon threads between stitches.
In this second round, you will have to change the color to white on a couple of times, remember that for you to have the perfect color changes, you must crochet the last stitch, before the color change marked on the pattern, as follows:
Crochet following the guidelines forming a pattern until you reach the part of the pattern where you should incorporate the yellow thread.
How to include the yellow thread…
The yellow thread will be treated differently from the rest of the colors, since we are not going to use it throughout the work, but we will use it when we reach the area of the pattern where it appears and, we will drop it once all the yellow stitches are finished.
For this reason, we should divide our yellow cotton skein into two different balls and use one to crochet the front area of the ETNIC Tapestry Crochet cushion and another one to crochet the back.
Crochet in yellow the stitches indicated in the pattern by hiding the 3 threads of different colors (mint, natural and salmon) between stitches. Only in this part of the pattern you will use 4 threads at a time, the rest of the pattern is crocheted with only 3 of them. Once you finish these stitches, release the yellow thread and leave it waiting while you continue crocheting with the 3 main colors.
A good option, so yellow ball is not spawned in the meantime, is it to secure the ball with a hair rubber band.😉.
From round 44, the pattern is repeated in a mirror upwards. I am convinced that by the time you have reached this point, you can almost crochet it with your eyes closed!
2. Sew the zipper to the ETNIC Tapestry Crochet Cushion
Once you finished crocheting, it is time to place the zipper.
Secure the zipper with the help of pins to one end of the fabric and sew it in place.
By the way, whenever I show my button head pins in pastel tones, you ask me a lot about them and where to get them. I will leave you the link, so you can also surround yourself with beautiful things to work on your projects.
With the help of a tapestry needle and the mint-colored cotton thread, also sew both ends of the zipper and close the upper part of the crochet cushion cover.
3. Decorate with tassels and it is FINISHED!
To finish today’s project, make 8 tassels using the 4 mixed colors and sew them on the sides of the ETNIC Tapestry Crochet Cushion.
We just need to put the stuffing inside the crochet cushion cover, and we will have it ready to use.
This project requires a lot of patience and a lot of love. It is a project to savor and enjoy with each stitch while takes shape. I assure you that the result worth the effort!
If in the photos you find it beautiful, in person it is even more so; the colors, the texture, the softness of the cotton… it will become the star of your decoration and you will not be able to stop looking at it!
Si te ha gustado este tutorial y te ha servido de inspiración, ¡comenta y comparte tu descubrimiento!. Y por supuesto, una vez que tengas finalizado tu Cojín Tapestry ETNIC, no te cortes y presume del resultado en redes sociales con el hashtag #tapestryETNIC y #creativaatelier.
If you liked this tutorial and it has inspired you, comment and share your discovery! And of course, once you have finished your ETNIC Tapestry Crochet Cushion, do not forget to show off the result on social networks with the hashtag #tapestryETNIC and #creativaatelier.
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