Interlocking Crochet Cushion Cover

Interlocking Crochet Cushion Cover Free Pattern

I have been enjoying exploring interlocking crochet technique and made my Pinstripes Cushion Cover. Enjoy another free crochet pattern here on the blog!

interlocking crochet cushion cover on the stool next to a plant

DESIGN PROCESS

I have been playing around with interlocking crochet idea for a little while now. As a result, I had quite a vivid picture of a cushion cover stuck in my head. On the whole, the exact look and squishy feel I wanted to achieve.

I wanted to create a colourful cushion cover with the stripes running vertically rather than horizontally. However, I knew I did not want to be changing colours every stitch to achieve this effect. Although you do need to change colours quite often, it is only every row.

“Millions of ends!” I hear you say?

“Only four ends to sew in, baby!” I shout right back.

That’s right! Although I changed colours every row, I carried the yarn up on the wrong side of the work. I will show you how in my latest video tutorial below on how to work interlocking crochet cushion cover.

close up of interlockinh crochet cushion cover

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YARN I CHOSE FOR MY INTERLOCKING CROCHET CUSHION COVER

In this case, I have been stash diving (literally)! Without a doubt, I have chosen Stylecraft Special DK yarn for my interlocking crochet cushion cover. This is definitely such a staple in any serious crocheters stash, isn’t it? It is a lovely budget friendly acrylic yarn indeed. Moreover, have you seen the range of colours? The possible colour combinations for this crochet cushion cover are endless! Which colours will you chose for yours?

PIN IT ON PINTEREST


pinterest graphic for interlocking cushion cover

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INTERLOCKING CROCHET CUSHION COVER VIDEO TUTORIAL

Interlocking crochet technique ca be quite tricky at times with stitch placements so I have decided to film a quick video tutorial. Firstly, I will show you how to start and set up the first row. Secondly, I will show you the first two rounds which are a little different. And lastly, we will set up the two round repeat that you will carry on with for the rest of the pattern. Check it out below and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel while you are there!

MATERIALS

  • Stylecraft Special DK; 295 m per 100 g ball; 100% acrylic

2 balls each in Turquoise (yarn A) and Apricot (yarn B)

  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • 20 cm zip
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

FINISHED SIZE

40 x 40 cm

TENSION

18 sts x 16 rounds measures 10 x 10 cm works in interlocking crochet pattern

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

sl st- slip stitch

dc- double crochet (UK treble crochet)

ch-sp – chain space

tr- treble crochet (UK double treble crochet)

FPtr– front post treble crochet (UK front post double treble crochet)

PATTERN NOTES

  • Pattern starts with foundation chain joined with a slip stitch into the first chain
  • Each round is worked in same colour yarn by working front post treble crochet stitches around the post of stitches in same colour
  • The stitches are worked to the front of the 1 ch-sp created to skip over the front post sts
  • Do not fasten off colours after each round, change colours on the wrong side of your work carrying them up, be careful not to pull them too tight

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS

  • The foundation chain determines the finished width of the cushion cover.
  • To make it wider add stitches or to make it narrower, take away stitches from the foundation chain. PLEASE NOTE for the pattern to work you must keep an EVEN number of stitches
  • To adjust the height of the cushion cover, work more/less rounds

INTERLOCKING CROCHET CUSHION COVER MAIN PATTERN

With yarn A chain 144, sl st to first ch being careful not to twist the chain.

Rnd 1: 4 ch (counts as first dc + 1 ch-sp), (miss next ch, 1 dc in next, 1 ch) repeat around, miss last ch, sl st to 3rd ch of beg 4 ch.

Join yarn B in first st but do not fasten off yarn A (see pattern notes).

Rnd 2: 2 ch (counts as 1 ch + 1 ch-sp), miss first dc, 1 tr in first missed ch from foundation ch working to the front  of 1 ch-sp, (1 ch, miss next dc, 1 tr in next missed ch from foundation ch working to the front of 1 ch-sp) repeat around, sl st to first ch of beg 2 ch.

Change to yarn A.

Rnd 3: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 FPtr around first dc from Rnd 1 working to the front of 1 ch-sp, (1 ch, miss next tr, 1 FPtr around next dc from Rnd 1 working to the front of 1 ch-sp) repeat around, 1 ch, sl st to first FPtr.

interlocking crochet cushion cover on the bed with blanket

PATTERN CONTINUES

Change to yarn B.

Rnd 4: 2 ch (counts as 1 ch + 1 ch-sp), miss first FPtr, 1 FPtr around next st from 2 rnds below working to the front  of 1 ch-sp, (1 ch, miss next st, 1 FPtr around next st from 2 rnds below working to the front of 1 ch-sp) repeat around, sl st to first ch of beg 2 ch.

Change to yarn A.

Rnd 5: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 FPtr around first st from 2 rnds below working to the front of 1 ch-sp, (1 ch, miss next st, 1 FPtr around next st from 2 rnds below working to the front of 1 ch-sp) repeat around, 1 ch, sl st to first FPtr.

Repeat Rnds 4-5 another 29 times. Fasten off.

Rnd 64: as Rnd 4. Fasten off yarn B.

Rnd 65: with yarn A, 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 FPtr around first st from 2 rnds below working to the front of 1 ch-sp, (1 sc into top of next st, 1 FPtr around next st from 2 rnds below working to the front of 1 ch-sp) repeat around, 1 sc into last st, sl st to first FPtr. Fasten off.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

To finish off, sew up opening at the top of the cushion cover.

For the bottom of the cushion cover, sew up 10 cm on each side at the bottom leaving 20 cm opening in the middle for the zip.

Sew in the zip on the bottom of the cushion cover.

Securely sew in all ends.

Happy crocheting!

Check out my previously published patterns in my SHOPS or browse through the free patterns right here on the blog.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “Interlocking Crochet Cushion Cover

  1. Love the look. Could you do the pattern in rows by working both colors from right to left and then doing back post trebles on the wrong side to return?

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