Modwen Cushion by Miroslava Mihalkova

Modwen Cushion

April 2021
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in over colourwork stitch pattern
7.0 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
41 cm x 41 cm (approx. 16 x 16 in)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for free.

The Mowden Cushion adds stylish and modern look to your living room or bedroom. This plaid like stitch pattern seems intricate but is surprisingly easy to crochet. Once you make a cushion or two, why not crochet a matching throw to give your favourite spot at home the extra cosy factor?
The Cushion is made in Stylecraft Special Chunky acrylic yarn that is available in a great colour palette, so you can match it to your home décor. Moreover, this high-quality yarn is machine washable; the perfect option to keep your make pristine for long.

Skills required
Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and backward passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Tunisian slip 1 (tsl 1), changing colours on return pass, Tunisian simple stitch bind off, blocking, locking mattress stitch, adding a zip.

Materials and tools
Stylecraft Special Chunky (100% Acrylic, | Bulky | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 144 m (157 yds)), Cream (#1005) (A) 2 skeins, Pale Rose (#1080) (B) 1 skein, Denim (#1302) (C) 1 skein

Tunisian crochet hook size 7 mm with cable (at least 40 cm (16 in)) or size to obtain the gauge
43 x 43 cm (17 x 17 in) pillow form
35.5 cm (14 in) zip
Thread matching A
Sewing needle
Tapestry needle

The Modwen Cushion is worked flat, RS facing from right to left and assembled using the Locking Mattress.
The colours are alternated as follows: 2 rows in A, followed by 2 rows in B, 2 rows in A and 2 rows in C.
The stitch count refers to the number of lps on hook on FP.