Sunset Cushions by Catherine Bligh

Sunset Cushions

July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Three cushion covers for 16” cushion pads.

There are three complementary designs. Each design shares the same centre and same colour order, but use post stitches to create different stitch patterns radiating out from the centre.

I was inspired by the colours of a particularly lovely sunset: the reds and oranges close to the horizon slowly transforming through yellows and pinks until finally they meet the darker blues of night creeping in.

The pattern as written uses Stylecraft Special DK, in the following colours and quantities:

Midnight (110g), lobelia (120g), denim (97g), cloud blue (79g), duck egg (85g), apricot (58g), pale rose (59g), candyfloss (41g), soft peach (66g), lemon (56g), citron (46g), saffron (27g), gold (26g), spice (22g), tomato (5g), claret (1g)

I used a 4.5mm hook, and for a 16” cushion pad, your cushion should be 5” in diameter by the end of round 7. Use whatever hook you’re most comfortable with to achieve this.

You will also need buttons for fastening each cushion (I used four per cushion), and you’ll find a tapestry needle useful for sewing in ends.

The pattern is in US terms and assumes familiarity with a range of basic and more intermediate stitches. There are plenty of pictures for the trickier bits.

This has been extensively tested, but we are all only human: forgive any errors that remain!