Strawberry Danish Cushion by Elena Fedotova

Strawberry Danish Cushion

Crochet
May 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
17¼'' (44 cm) in diameter (measured from point to point through center)
US
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Strawberry Danish is soft, textured, 3-dimensional cushion made of stuffed crochet hexagon tiles. Each hexagon motif consists of two sides (crocheted separately) with a common center, then it is stuffed and the sides are joined.

The project does not require sewing, all joins are made as you go. At the end you will need to weave in only one end per motif, the rest of the tails can be hidden inside between the two sides of the motif.

This pattern is written for the cushion shown in the photo, but it is versatile and easily adjustable, you may vary the size of each motif and the finished cushion by working fewer or more rounds.

More ideas for using this motif are: a hot pad, a chair cushion, a rug or even a huge single-motif pillow (sachet, needle cushion, a cat toy, etc). There are many ways to use it, so the choice of the finished item is up to you! Depending on the final use of the project, you may want to use a different kind of stuffing, use whatever is appropriate for the finished item and available to you: from batting to rice grains.

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • White/black (centers): 6.5 yd (6 m) / 24 yd (22 m)
  • Yellow: 98.5 yd (90 m)
  • Orange: 73 yd (67 m)
  • Red: 171.5 yd (157 m)
  • Burgundy: 122 yd (112 m)

MATERIALS

  • Yarn: Alara by Ice Yarns, 50% cotton, 50% acrylic, DK/8 ply, 153 yd (140 m) per 50 g ball in shades White, Yellow, Light Orange, Red, Burgundy, and Black
  • Hook: US E (3.5 mm)
  • Stuffing: Use the stuffing that best fits the purpose of your finished piece. Try spinning fiber or polyester batting, add something that smells good like lavender and rosemary, or even put dried beans inside.
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

GAUGE

  • 1 motif with one side made and not stuffed (measured from point to point through center) = 3½’’ (9 cm)

FINISHED SIZE

  • 17¼’’ (44 cm) in diameter (measured from point to point through center)

Tech editing by Amy Curtin (Amerz on Ravelry).

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