Aloha Wave Cushion
is the first of many
2013 crochet projects
It’s a lovely little cushion
inspired by the sunsets in Hawaii.
(That’s where I was for Christmas)
This gorgeous ‘Wave’ pattern is from one of
my many Japanese books.
Originally destined to be a floor mat (as per the book),
I quickly changed my mind however.
There is no way
I am letting anyone trample across this beauty!
So I changed the floormat into a cushion
the floormat to cushion
process is really Quick & Easy to do.
To convert your mat to a cushion:
1. Make a cushion case
a. Choose a neutral coloured top fabric, & something gorgeous for the back.
b. Measure the dimensions of your ‘Wave’ mat &
ADD 1cm seam allowance to all sides.
c. Cut your top & back fabric pieces
d. Sew your top & back pieces (right sides) together, leaving a 3 inch gap open
(Don’t forget to use 1 cm seam allowance).
e. Turn rights out and iron.
2. Blanket Stitch the cushion case
a. Using a 3ply crochet thread,
blanket stitch all the way around the cushion case
EXCEPT for the gap.
* I left 1 cm gap between each stitch.
3. Single Crochet Stitch the cushion case
For my Aloha Wave Cushion,
I used Rico Creative Cotton (Aran) yarn with a 4mm hook,
& used the same again for my Single Crochet border.
Due to the bulky nature of the Creative Cotton,
I only crocheted 2x SC into each 1cm blanket stitch gaps.
* This will change according to your yarn
4. Stuff your cushion case
If you can find a ready made cushion insert to fit your ‘Wave’ mat,
a. Squeeze it into your cushion case
b. Sew up the gap
c. Single crochet over the gap.
If you can’t find a ready made case,
find a larger one & use the stuffing from that.
5. Crochet (or sew) your ‘Wave’ mat onto your cushion
Then shout ALOHA!
Gotta love 2013!
Have a gorgeous day.