work 90º clockwise to work across ends of rows of strip 1, work 4dc evenly across row edges of strip 1, then 16dc along opposite edge of foundation ch, turn – 20dc. Rows 2–5: 1ch, dc to end, turn. Change to yarn A on last yoh of row 5, do not turn.
MATERIALS ● Katia Merino 100%, 100% Merino wool, 50g/102m/111yds Yarn A: Colour 3 x 5 balls Yarn B: Colour 37 x 3 balls Yarn C: Colour 46 x 5 balls (Unfortunately Colour 46 has been discontinued; we recommend using Colour 55 as an alternative) ● 3.5mm hook ● Wool pins ● 3 x 3cm/1¼ wooden buttons ● Cushion insert, 50 x 50cm/ 19¾ x 19¾in
STRIP 3 Row 1: With yarn A, 1ch, rotate work 90º clockwise to work across ends of rows of second strip, 4dc evenly across rows of second strip, 16dc evenly across row ends of foundation square, turn. Rows 2–5: 1ch, dc to end, turn. Change to yarn B on last yoh of row 5, do not turn. NEXT STRIP Using yarn B, 1ch, rotate work 90º clockwise to work across ends of rows of previous strip, 1dc in each dc, 4dc evenly across row ends of previous strip. Rows 2–5: 1ch, dc to end, turn. Change to yarn C on last yoh of row 5, do not turn. NEXT AND ALL FOLLOWING STRIPS Rep instructions for “next strip”, always changing to next colour in sequence on last yoh of row 5, 1ch, work 4dc along row ends of previous strip, 1dc in each dc along centre strip and 4dc evenly across row ends of previous strip. Work in colour sequence A, B, C until 44 (58) strips have been worked. Fasten off yarn and weave in all ends. END Lightly block, following ball band instructions.
YARN ALTERNATIVES You can use any DK wool for a similar effect. TENSION Exact tension is not essential for this project. MEASUREMENTS Finished cover will fit a 50 x 50cm/19¾ x 19¾in cushion.
Log Cabin Cushion BY SARAH COAD
A beautiful log cabin style cushion that will make a welcome addition to any home.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY Sarah Coad is a designer based in Warwickshire. You can keep up to date with her crochet and knitting journeys at www.facebook.com/ KnitsNotPerfect and on Twitter @knitsnotperfect. PATTERN NOTES This piece is made with a series of panels which are joined together to achieve a log cabin effect. It may be easier to add each panel as you go to ensure that the chart is followed and using wool pins to help line up the pieces. The pieces can be joined using a double crochet seam. CUSHION FRONT PANEL 1 With yarn A, 16ch. Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 14dc, turn – 15dc. Rows 2–16: 1ch, 15dc, turn – 15dc. Fasten off. START
PANEL 2 With yarn B, rep Panel 1. PANELS 3 & 4 With yarn B, 29ch. Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 27dc, turn – 28dc. Rows 2–16: 1ch, 28dc, turn – 28dc. Fasten off. www.insidecrochet.co.uk 79