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Bright Embellished Bolster Cushion

  • Knitting
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate

What You Need

Materials:

Caron Simply Soft 170g/6oz/288m/315yd skeins as follows:-

  • 1 x Black
  • Small amount ofWatermelon
  • Small amount ofLimelight
  • Small amount ofBlue mint
  • Small amount ofMango
  • Small amount ofSuper Duper Yellow
  • Small amount ofGrape
  • 5mm hook

Instructions:

Note: Ch3 at beg of round counts as a tr.

CIRCLE ENDS - make 2

Using Black yarn, make an adjustable slip knot (magic ring) and ch2.

Rnd 1: (RS) Ch3, 11tr into ring. Join with ss to top of ch3 (12st)

Rnd 2: Ch3, 1tr in same place as ss. 2tr in each tr around. Join with ss to top of ch3 (24sts)

Rnd 3: Ch3, 1tr in same place as ss. *1tr in next tr, 2tr in next tr. Rep from * around. Join with ss to top of ch3 (36sts)

Rnd 4: Ch3, 1tr in same place as ss. *1tr in each of next 2tr, 2tr in next tr. Join with ss to top of ch3 (48sts)

Rnd 5: Ch3, 1tr in same place as ss. *1tr in each of next 3tr, 2tr in next tr. Join with ss to top of ch3 (60sts)

Rnd 6: Ch3, 1tr in same place as ss. *1tr in each of next 4tr, 2tr in next tr. Join with ss to top of ch3 (72sts). Fasten off.

BOLSTER BODY

With Black yarn, ch42.

Row 1: 1tr in 3rd ch from hook. 1tr in every ch to end. Turn

Row 2: 2ch, 1tr in st at base of 2ch. 1 tr in every tr across. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until piece measures the same as the circumference of the circle end.

FLOWER 1

Make 2 in yellow and 3 in grape

Make an adjustable slip knot (magic ring) leaving a 15cm/6” tail for sewing to bolster and ch4. (1tr, 1ch) 11 times. Join with ss to 3rd ch of beg 4ch. *Dc into space between chain and 1st tr. 6tr into next ch sp*. Repeat from *to* 5 times more. Join with ss to first dc of round. Fasten off and sew in end.

FLOWER 2

Make 1 in Mango and 2 in yellow

Make an adjustable slip knot (magic ring) leaving a 15cm/6” tail for sewing to bolster *(ss, 3ch, 3dtr, 3ch, ss) in 1dc. ** ss in 1dc. Rep from * 3 times and from *to** once more, ss in ss. Fasten off and sew in end.

FLOWER 3

Make 2 in Watermelon and 1 in Mango

Make and adjustable slip knot (magic ring) leaving a 15cm/6” tail for sewing to bolster. *5ch, 1ss in ring, 5 times making 5 petals. Fasten off and sew in end.

FLOWER 4

Make 1 in Watermelon

Ch48.

Miss 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2ch, 2ch, 1ss in next ch, 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2ch, 2ch, 1ss in next ch; rep from * once more.

*4ch, 1dtr in each of next 4ch, 3ch, 1ss in next ch; rep from * twice more.

*4ch, 1dtr in each of next 6ch, 3ch, 1ss in next ch; rep from * twice more.

Fasten off leaving sewing in tail. Starting with smaller petals, coil petals keeping base flat at chain edge, then stitch in place ensuring all petals are secure.

FLOWER 5

Make 2 in Watermelon

Make an adjustable slip knot (magic ring) leaving a 15cm/6” tail for sewing to bolster and ch4.

Rnd1: (1tr, 1ch) 11 times. Join with ss to 3rd ch of beg 4ch. Ss into 1chsp.

Rnd2: 5ch, (1tr, 2ch) 11 times. Join with ss to 3rd ch of beg 5ch.

Rnd3: *Dc into 2chsp. 6tr into next 2chsp*.

Repeat from *to* 5 times more. Join with ss to first dc of round. Fasten off and sew in end.

LEAVES

Make 3 in Limelight

Ch15, ss in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1htr in next ch, 1tr in each of next 3ch, 1htr in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 1ss in next ch. Turn work sideways and working down other side of chain, ch1, ss in opposite side of ch of last ss. 1dc, 1htr, 3tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1ss down that other side. Fasten off.

FROND

Leaving a 30cm/12” tail, ch50 and fasten off.

DRAGONFLY

Slip knot and make 12ch for body. Add 4 more ch and ss into 5th ch from hook. 6dc into loop formed to make head, ss into base of head. First wing - 7ch, ss into 2nd ch from hook, then 1dc, 1htr, 3tr, ss to side of body. Repeat for second wing. With RS facing ss into same ch sp as last ss on second wing and repeat wing instructions twice more on other side of body. On RS ss in each ch down body to end of tail. Fasten off and sew in ends, overlap wings when sewing onto cushion.

FINISHING

Layer up flowers 5, 1 and 3 and attach to sides of cushion. Arrange frond, leaves, remaining flowers and dragonfly, creating your own bouquet on the cushion. Sew into place.