Pinwheel Patchwork & Log Cabin Cushions by Emma Lamb

Pinwheel Patchwork & Log Cabin Cushions

September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
980 yards (896 m)
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Many of my crochet designs are inspired by my love of vintage quilts and the triangle square motifs in the Pinwheel Patchwork Cushion have been combined to emulate a pinwheel quilt block, while in the Log Cabin Cushion the design elaborates on this basic motif with well-placed colour changes to give the effect of a log cabin quilt block. I have chosen a custom dyed yarn, Blissful Plump from the Skein Queen, each colour expertly hand-dyed to match one of my favourite palettes of the moment, intense sapphire blue with coral, soft peach, mint and amethyst.

The pattern is written using standard UK terms and includes clear charts for the triangle square motif as well as colour placement diagrams where required.

Pinwheel Patchwork Cushion: 40cm (16 inches) square.
Log Cabin Cushion: 35cm (14 inches) square.

5 rounds of granny square motif, worked in treble stitches = 10cm (4 inches).
Pinwheel Patchwork Cushion: each triangle square motif should measure 7.5cm (3 inches) square.

Skein Queen Blissful Plump, two in Sapphire and one each in Naked, Coraline, Peachy Cream, Mint Julep, Parma Violets.

5 x 2cm (3/4 inch) buttons.
40cm (16 inch) square cushion.

Experienced crocheter / Medium to Difficult

Basic and intermediate stitches, working in the round and basic granny square, working in sections as-you-go, joining motifs together and seams.