9 December 2017

Playing with Cutie Pie Yarn: Catona 10g Balls

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free crochet patterns thecuriocraftsroomTime to play around with colours! I've had this wonderful box filled with the cutest 10g balls for a while now. I've been looking at it regularly - as you do with such a yummy box - but now it's time to rummage and make some inspiring colour combination.

However, in case you're wondering, let me first tell you what kind of box this is. It's called the Scheepjes Catona Colour Pack and it contains one 10g ball of all 109 Catona colours. Yes, 10g....ideal for small projects or larger ones for which you need lots of colours. Each ball has 25m of mercerized cotton (sport weight) with a wonderful sheen. You can buy the entire Colour Pack box or you can buy the 10g balls individually.

I use Catona for most of my peacock designs but this box inspired me to make some non-peacocky colour selections. I went for earth tones and reds and pinks and peachy colours (aren't they all ;-) I also wanted an ombre effect and with 109 different shades that wasn't a problem at all.

Oh, and just to show you how teeny tiny the 10g balls are, here is one with its bigger sisters.

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50g, 25g and 10g balls

Work in Progress for a Free Pattern
After a little doodling, I knew that I wanted to design something that could double as a festive Christmas ornament and a non-holiday related item. I'll reveal it next week and share the pattern with you. For now, it's just a little sneak peek of the first few rounds.
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Where to buy the Catona Colour Pack: 109 x 10g balls
UK: Wool Warehouse: (international shipping)

Where to buy Catona 10g balls individually:
UK: Wool Warehouse: (international shipping)


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Thanks to Scheepjes, who supplied the yarn for me to use. As always, any opinions expressed are my own. The affiliate links in this post supports giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. 
By purchasing yarn through these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you! 

7 December 2017

Free Crochet Patterns: Circles & Squares Cushion Covers

free crochet pattern cushion covers round square rectangular granny square
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic reception of the cushion covers! I know some of you have already bought the yarn :-) so here are the patterns for my Circles & Squares designs! I'll start with the pattern for the granny square and then explain how to join them to make a cushion cover. I made a small rectangular one but you can of course also make a large square in whatever size you prefer.
After that you'll find the pattern for the large circle with joining instructions.

The patterns are written in US crochet terms but below you'll also find a table with the UK equivalents. The patterns are available in Dutch too.


For the Dutch versions, please click here.





General Information & Materials 
Skill level: easy / beginners
Hook: 4.5mm
Tapestry needle
Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet (100% acrylic; 100g/300m), 1 ball of each colour:
  • Purple: Burton 859
  • Blue: Taylor 842
  • Mint: Hepburn 844
  • Green: Turner 854

free crochet pattern cushion covers round square rectangular granny square





Measurements:
Square:  12 x 12cm / 4.8 x 4.8in
Rectangular cushion cover: approx. 40 x 26cm / 16 x 10.4in
Round cushion cover: diameter 42cm / 16.8in

Crochet Terms used in this pattern: US
Stitches used in this pattern:  

US Crochet Terms
UK Crochet Terms
ch
chain
ch
chain
dc
double crochet
tr
treble crochet
hdc
half double crochet
htr
half treble crochet
sc
single crochet
dc
double crochet
slst
slip stitch
slst
slip stitch
trc
triple crochet
dtr
double treble crochet

Pattern Notes
All rounds are joined with an invisible join.

Instructions Rectangular (or Square) Cushion Cover
Granny Square

Start with a magic ring.
Round 1 Purple
Ch2 on top of magic ring chain (= 1st dc), 11dc in ring. [12 dc]

Round 2 Green or Blue
2dc in each dc all around. [24 dc]

Round 3 Purple
Start with 1sc in any dc, ch2, *skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, ch2*; repeat *-* all around. [12 sc, 12 ch-2 spaces]

Round 4 Mint
Start with 1dc in any sc, 3dc in ch-2 space, *1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch-2 space*; repeat *-* all around. [48 dc]

Round 5 Purple
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 3, ch2, *skip 1 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch2*; repeat *-* all around. [24 sc, 24 ch-2 spaces]

Round 6 Blue or Green
Start with *2sc in any ch-2 space, 3hdc in next ch-2 space, 2dc in next ch-2 space, (2trc, ch2, 2trc) in next ch-2 space to make a corner, 2dc in next ch-2 space, 3hdc in next ch-2 space*; repeat *-* 3 more times.

Round 7 Purple
1sc in each stitch and 3sc in each ch-2 space.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.
free crochet pattern cushion covers round square rectangular granny square
Joining
free crochet pattern cushion covers round square rectangular granny square
Place the individual squares with right sides together and join with sc in each stitch. Join as many squares as needed to acquire size of cushion pad. If the size of the joined squares is a little too small compared to the inner cushion just work rounds of sc around until size is obtained. For my rectangular cover I worked 1 round of sc all around and at the sides an additional 4 rows of sc.

Placing the 2 panels wrong sides together, join with 1sc in each sc all around.
Round Cushion Cover
Circle (make 2)


Start with a magic ring
Round 1 Blue
Ch2 on top of magic ring chain (= 1st dc), 11 dc in ring. [12 dc]

Round 2 Purple
2dc in each dc all around. [24 dc]

Round 3 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc, ch2, *skip 1 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch2*; repeat *-* all around. [12 sc, 12 ch-2 spaces]

Round 4 Green
Start with 1dc in any sc, 3dc in ch-2 space, *1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch-2 space*; repeat *-* all around. [48 dc]

Round 5 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 3, ch4, *skip 3 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch4*; repeat *-* all around. [12 sc, 12 ch-4 spaces]

Round 6 Mint
Start with 1dc in any sc, 5dc in ch-4 space, *1dc in next sc, 5dc in next ch-4 space*; repeat *-* all around. [72 dc]

Round 7 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 5, ch3, *skip 2 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch3*; repeat *-* all around. [24 sc, 24 ch-3 spaces]

Round 8 Purple
Start with 1dc in any sc, 3dc in ch-3 space, *1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch-3 space*; repeat *-* all around. [96 dc]

Round 9 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 7, ch3, *skip 3 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch3*; repeat *-* all around. [24 sc, 24 ch-3 spaces]

Round 10 Green
Start with 1dc in any sc, 3dc in ch-3 space, *1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch-3 space*; repeat *-* all around. [96 dc]

Round 11 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 9, ch4, *skip 3 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch4*; repeat *-* all around. [24 sc, 24 ch-4 spaces]

Round 12 Mint
Start with 1dc in any sc, 5dc in ch-4 space, *1dc in next sc, 5dc in next ch-4 space*; repeat *-* all around. [144 dc]

Round 13 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 11, ch4, *skip 5 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch4*; repeat *-* all around. [24 sc, 24 ch-4 spaces]

Round 14 Purple
Start with 1dc in any sc, 5dc in ch-4 space, *1dc in next sc, 5dc in next ch-4 space*; repeat *-* all around. [144 dc]

Round 15 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 13, ch3, *skip 2 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch3*; repeat *-* all around. [48 sc, 48 ch-3 spaces]

Round 16 Green
Start with 1dc in any sc, 3dc in ch-3 space, *1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch-3 space*; repeat *-* all around. [192 dc]

Round 17 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 15, ch3, *skip 3 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch3*; repeat *-* all around. [48 sc, 48 ch-3 spaces]

Round 18 Mint
Start with 1dc in any sc, 3dc in ch-3 space, *1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch-3 space*; repeat *-* all around. [192 dc]

Round 19 Blue
Start with 1sc in any dc worked into a sc of Round 17, ch3, *skip 3 dc, 1sc in next dc, ch3*; repeat *-* all around. [48 sc, 48 ch-3 spaces]

Round 20 Purple
Start with 1dc in any sc, 3dc in ch-3 space, *1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch-3 space*; repeat *-* all around. [192 dc]

Round 21 Purple
1dc in each dc all around. [192 dc]

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Joining Purple
free crochet pattern cushion covers round square rectangular granny squarePlace the 2 circles with wrong sides together and working through stitches of both circles work 1sc in each dc all around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.





Where to buy Colour Crafter Velvet
Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet is available from:

UK: Wool Warehouse (international shipping)


*Thanks to Scheepjes, who supplied the yarn for me to use. As always, any opinions expressed are my own. The affiliate links in this post supports giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. 
By purchasing yarn through these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you! 

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