ARROW STITCH CUSHION COVER

I made this cushion cover just as a random side project. It turned out better, a lot better than I thought. I saw an afghan with arrow stitches and figured this will work nicely as cushion design… and it came out perfect! This pattern is for a standard 16-inch square cushion. But it can be modified for any size. This particular cover pictured here is made from chunky yarn, that helps define the arrows more.

blue-chunky-pillow

 

So here goes:

Terminology: American crochet terms

ABBR:

  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Tr: Treble crochet.  Wrap the yarn over twice and insert hook through the st. Yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through two sts 3times.

FRONT:

ROW 1: chain in multiples of 4+2for desired length. In the third chain from the hook, work 1hdc. 1hdc into each stitch till end. Ch1 and turn.

ROW 2: 1 Hdc into each stitch in the back loop only. Ch1 and turn

ROW 3: (Arrow stitch row): 1hdc into first st. skip next 3 sts, 1tr into the next st. Working behind the tr just made, work 1dc into each of the skipped 3sts. *Skip next 3 sts after the first tr and work one tr into the next st. working behind the tr just made, work 1 dc into each of the skipped sts*. Repeat from *. 1hdc in the last st. ch1 and turn.

ROW 4: 1hdc into first st. skip next 3 sts, 1tr into the next st. working in front of the tr just made, work 1dc into each of the skipped 3sts. *Skip next 3 sts after the first tr and work one tr into the next st. Working in front of the tr just made, work 1 dc into each of the skipped sts*. Repeat from *. 1hdc in the last st. ch1 and turn.

This makes an arrow on one side of your work. This will be your right side of work.

ROW 5: 1Hdc into each st. ch1 and turn.

ROW 6: 1Hdc into each stitch in front loop only. Ch1 and turn.

ROW 7: 1Hdc into each st in back loop only. Ch1 and turn

ROW 8: 1Hdc into each stitch in front loop only. Ch1 and turn

ROW 9: 1Hdc into each st in back loop only. Ch1 and turn

ROW 10: 1hdc into each stitch in front loop only. Ch1 and turn

ROW 11-ROW 26: repeat from row3 to row10 twice.

ROW 27-28: repeat row 3 and 4.

ROW 29-30: repeat rows 5and 6.

Bind off and weave in ends.

BACK:

ROW 1: Make foundation chain upto desired width +2. I the third chain from the hook work 1hdc. 1Hdc into each stitch till end of row. Ch1 and turn.

ROW 2: 1Hdc into the third large back loop of each st. (check the video tut here). Ch1 and turn.

ROW 3: Work 1 hdc in the front loop only of each stitch. Ch1 and turn.

ROW 4 onwards: repeat row2 and 3 alternating till the work is ¾ the size of required size.

Make another piece following the same pattern, 1/4th the required size. Make sure the two pieces from back overlap a little.  Place the two pieces as you would want the back panel to look like. Pin the pieces where they overlap.

JOINING:

Place the squares on top of one other with the wrong sides facing each other so that the corners match up. Join yarn at one corner of the square, make sure you work through both the front and back sts. work 2 sc into the corner. work 1 sc in each stitch in the side, 4sc into corner. Repeat till you reach the first corner again, work 2sc into the corner and slip st into the first sc of the round. Bind off and weave in ends.

Attach buttons on the back to close the back opening.

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