I love to crochet the Sakura pattern so it was my first go to when I wanted to make a cushion with a mandala pattern.
The pattern I used was for a market bag so I completed the full motif up to the start of the netting. I then added a full round of double crochet, then the next round was granny stitch clusters of three double crochets into the top of every third DC.
I did a total 3 rounds of granny stitch with a chain in between each cluster but without any increase.
For the back of the cushion I decided to make it plain granny stitch and followed the pattern in the second link below then simply inserted a cushion and stitched both sides together with a seam of single crochet.
I think it turned out nice and I love the variegated colour. This should also be well wearing and washable as the yarn is 100% cotton.
Sakura Pattern for the Front
- found here
Granny Stitch Pattern for the Reverse
- found here
- LilySugar ‘n Cream Ombres 10ply, and is available from Ribbon Rose, see link here.
- Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre is a natural, soft and absorbent worsted weight yarn of 100% cotton, that comes in a range of colourful, pretty prints. Long-lasting and with fun, variegated colour prints, this is an ideal yarn for hats, scarves, vests, ponchos, shawls, blankets, cardigans and jumpers… and now cushions!
- Colour Cool Breeze
- 3 balls
I love to see your creations so if you make this please tag me @life.with.Janet so I don’t miss out.