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Joy’s Cushion – Continuous Crochet Square video tutorial

Let me show you a neat way to use variegated yarn to make a quick gift or decorate your house with a lovely continuous crochet square cushion. The cushion is based on the pattern Joy’s Journey by Dedri Uys. The original yarn for this cushion is Scheepjes Noorse Sokkenwol Color which is no longer available, but a great replacement yarn is Scheepjes Our Tribe.



You will need 2 balls of Scheepjes Our Tribe. I used two colors, one for each side of the cushion, giving a fun two-sided look. You will also need a 45cm x 45cm cushion inner.

Scheepjes Our Tribe is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Love Crafts (USA), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) or your favorite Scheepjes Stockist.

Gauge and size

Gauge is not essential for this project and it’s not needed to make a gauge swatch. If your gauge is similar to mine you will be able to make a 45cm x 45cm cushion.

Video tutorial

If you would like to make a cushion or blanket of your own using Dedri’s pattern, I have a short video tutorial to show you how to make Joy’s Journey.

Joy’s Cushion – Free Crochet Work Description

To make a cushion do the following:

  1. Make 2 identical continuous squares using the pattern Joy’s Journey till each square is approximately 45cm x 45cm.
  2. Work away the yarn tails of both squares.
  3. Place the two squares with their backs to each-other. Using one of the yarn colors used to make the squares, join 3 edges with single crochet stitches. In the corners work 3 single crochet stitches.
  4. Put the cushion inner inside the joined squares.
  5. Join the final edges of the squares with single crochet stitches.
  6. Work away your last yarn tail.

I am really happy with my cushion and my boys love it too. My eldest said it was the softest cushion he has ever laid his head on.

The two colors I chose are completely different, so my cushion has a metamorphoses every time I turn it around.


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6 thoughts on “Joy’s Cushion – Continuous Crochet Square video tutorial”

  1. I do love your cushion! Thank you for the pattern, when I finish my WIP’s (too much to make, not enough time!), I want to make this cushion. I love the idea of the two different coloursways. Clever.

  2. Esther, a huge thank you for all the time, effort, and detail you put into each and every video. I have watched many, and always feel confident starting a project if I know you have made videos for it. I am reasonably new to crochet (3 years or so) and was unsure of patterns and techniques. But with the aid of your wonderful videos, I have developed a much wider knowledge of the art, and a tremendous passion for crochet. So, I thank you and your wonderful voice and hands. They calm this flustered anxious soul, and enable me to breathe 🙂

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