Thursday, 19 January 2017

CUSHION CAL PART 4: Button band and joining

Hope you are all managing the circular motif for the cushion? 
If you want to make a reversible cushion, maybe just changing the colours for each side, then you need to have made 2 circular cushion fronts to continue with this join
All worked in sc [dc]


BUTTON BAND
make a button band with 6 rows of sc [dc], and covering 6 triangle edges and the points of the diamond/spear shapes
I've used the same colour as the final pert 4 triangle in fills, Parchment
put a stitch marker for the start and finish sp.


ROW 1: att yarn in ch3 sp of the first diamond, sc [dc], in the next 5sts, sc [dc], in the next 3 sps, (that's the ch3 sp of the triangle), the next ch3 sp, ( the diamond) and the ch3 sp of the next triangle.

then repeat sc [dc],  in next 5 sts, and the next 3 x ch3 sps, until you cover 6 triangles
 finish with sc [dc], in the ch3 sp of the diamond and reach the next marker ( 49sts)

 ROW 2: ch1 turn sc [dc], in first st and every st to end (49sts)

ROWS 3-6: Repeat row 2.  (49sts0


JOINING TWO FRONT TOGETHER

ROW 1: Att, yarn in the same diamond point as you did the button band in. 
So for that first sp there will be 2 sts, one from the button band and one for the side of the cushion, 
sc in the next ch3 sp, sc [dc], in next 5sts, sc [dc], in next 3 x ch3 sps, repeat to start of button band.


Now you need to make an opening and replace the sts you used for the button band, 
ch 48sts, sl st into the first st, cut off and weave in ends





ROW 2-12: Change colour for each row repeat sc [dc], in every st 


ROW 12:  Join the band and cushion front to the second front matching the stitches as you did row 1 of  band into 5sts, and the 3 spaces between 







TO FINISH 
Add a strip of velcro to the button band opening
You can add buttons as decoration or leave the band to shine...i fi was adding buttons i would add them all around the band as a design feature or make some buttons using the bead pattern maybe?

















Wednesday, 18 January 2017

CUSHION CAL: Part 3 the final in fill

Thank you all, for the fabulous response to this Mini Cal...
The final in-fill round today then we can join the cushion together.

Please be aware that it does curl a little and will need blocking to see the effect, 
or wait until complete and fill it with a nice fluffy cushion pad 

PART 3 INFILL TRIANGLE...ONE COLOUR 
NOTES: another really simple 2 round motif, join as you go into the point of the diamond/spear shape and the point of the shell stitch.
Again tRy before doing the join as you go for beginners.

NOTE: THIS TRIANGLE MOTIF SHOULD BE IN ONE COLOUR ONLY 
so that the 'petals' of part 2 stand out, not as the multi coloured how to pictures look 


The usual finger wrap of 5/6wraps



ROUND 1: 12sc [12dc], into circle

ROUND 2: ch6, 1tr [1dtr], into same st, 



1dc [1r], into next 3 sts, 1tr [1dtr], ch3, 1tr [1dtr], into next st, 

1dc [1tr], into next 3 sts, 1tr [1dtr], ch3, 1tr [1dtr],  
into next st, finish with 1 dc [1tr], into last 3 sts, sl st into ch6 loop.

NOTE: replace the middle ch st with a sl st to join to the cushion. 
The triangle sits between each diamond/spear shape of part 2. 

sl st into the ch3 point of the diamond and the point of the shell st and the second point of the diamond







Don't forget to use the code SP17 




Made in Aran it should be at least 16" 40.5cm across


PART4 
will be the Button band, joining together of the two cushion pieces together and the opening.
PART 5 
A second easy peasy option for a one circular motif style cushion


 OTHER PROJECTS IN THE SAME COLOURS OF ARAN 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

CUSHION BLANKET No. 10 FACTS AND FIGURES

BUTTON BAND: 60sc covering 5 pairs of triangles and diamond/spear shapes x 6 rows to carry the buttons = Few grams.




Circular Cushion Circumference: 18 pairs of mot, 12sts per pair 18pairs x12sts = 216 sts 

18pairs of motif = 12 sts, per pair or 1.5 granny squares = 27complete granny squares (8sts per sq)

BAND WEIGHT: 27 Granny sqs or hex's Approx. 100-150g


Weights:

No.10 weights 100g (1 cushion frontier one motif for blanket)




18" GRANNY SQUARE: 7 x 7sq. = 49 2round GS weight 140g

CIRCULAR Blanket options: 1600G YARN PACK
9 x No.10 circles + 9 x100g = 900g 
300g for a circular cushion, 
300g for joining circles

LEFT OVER 100g 




SQUARE GRANNY SQUARE BLANKET:
140g per 18" square of 49sq. x 4  = 196sq, 2 round gs, = 560g 
300g for band 
300g for an 18" square cushion

400g LEFT OVER..enough for a second cushion?

RECTANGLE GRANNY SQAURE BLANKET:
140g per 18" sq of 49sq. x 6 = 294, 2 round gs. = 840g
300g for an 18"  square cushion 
400g for band of hex's

Few grams LEFT OVER


CUSHION CAL: NO. 10 CIRCULAR CUSHION PART 2 INFILLS

Thanks for the phenomenal response to the Cushion cal, I am working on making it into a blanket. Each approx. 16" motif weights around 95g so allowing 100g for individual tensions 


 Part 2 is the diamond shape infill

 Tip to tip it will be approx. 16" across
Aran special and Alpaca tweed for 2 colours

Feel free to pick your own colour combination but if you want to follow my colours exactly follow the 2 colour charts below...

OPTION 1:
Part 1 Centre motif:
cloud blue
pistachio
sage
parchment
rose
spice
saffron
denim
duck egg

Part 2 Diamond/spear infill
spice/rose
sage/pistachio
sea breeze/saffron
pistachio/raspberry
parchment/sage
saffron spice
gold/pomegranate
raspberry/denim
pomegranate/gold
repeat a second time

OPTION 2: 
Part 1 Centre motif 
spice
saffron
pomegranate
rose
parchment
denim
cloud blue
pistachio
gold
Part 2 Diamond/spear in fill
rose/sage
denim/pistachio
spice/denim
gold/sea breeze
saffron/rose
pistachio/spice
sage/ pomegranate
raspberry/camel
parchment/saffron
repeat a second time


 A simple little 2 round diamond/spear shape infill 

YARN: Aran to give this size of cushion
 5mm hook



DIAMOND/SPEAR SHAPE INFIL  
TIP: Can i suggest beginners do one with out the join as you go to get the feel of the pattern before trying to join it, but if you feel able to go ahead and join as you go with the first then have fun

PATTERN
A finger wrap of 5 or 6 wraps



ROUND 1: 12sc, [12dc], into the circle

ROUND 2: Starting at the outer point, ch6, counts as first tr [dtr] and ch3 point,
1tr [1dtr] into the first st, 


1dc [1tr], into the next 3 sts,



dc [tr], ch3, dc [tr], into the next st, (side point),


1dc [1tr] into the next st, 1dc [1tr], ch3 1dc [1tr], into the next st (bottom point) 


1dc [1tr] in the next st, 1dc [1tr], ch3, 1dc [1tr], into next st, (second side point), 


complete with 1dc [1tr], in next 3 sts, 

sl st into the ch 6 loop, to complete



NOTE: Use the second ch st on each point to join the diamond/spear to the dip and points of the shells of round 9 of part 1.



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