Thursday, 24 April 2014

A Round Cushion Cover

I crocheted up a couple of mandalas. There are quite a few patterns around for these marvellous creations, but I especially like the ones that Wink from A Creative Being has released recently. The Picots & Petals Mandala pattern is available for purchase through Wink's outlets. Be sure to grab yourself a pattern and get crocheting.

















































I wanted to make a few of these into large cushions/pillows. And so, I just continued some of the patterning for a much bigger mandala. These ones measure 50cm/20" in diameter. They are very big!

The backing for the cover is a plain one which just lets the magnificent mandala shine as the front of the cushion cover. I have a pattern for this backing which somewhat complements the mandala. The backing I created for the pillow fits a 20 inch cushion, but can be downsized to fit the regular sized Picots & Petals Mandala. I've mentioned in the pattern where you need to stop crocheting so that your backing fits the Picots & Petals Mandala which crochets up for me with a 4mm crochet hook and double knit yarn to 18cm/7".


























Pattern for the backing for the pillow available from Ravelry. Click here

2 comments:

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

Love what you've done with your mandalas - I really like the possibilities of colour and stitch they offer but keep asking myself what am I going to do with them and here is the answer! Thank you so much! E x

Andy G said...

Love your patterns. Just one question for you. Are your patterns in US or UK terms.