Crochet, instruction video

Connected Cushion Video Tutorial Part 1

I know some of you are just itching to get started with your Connected Cushion designed by Martin Up North using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn. In this post you find the video tutorial for part 1, as well as all the info you need to make your own Connected Cushion.


Part 1 Video Tutorial : Increase

In the first part of the three-part Connected Cushion miniseries, we work the increases of the panel. It’s a very long video because I show each and every row of the 70 rows that make up the increases. If you open the video on YouTube, you can find the starting points of every row in the video description. The video for Part 1 is available in a RIGHT HANDED and LEFT HANDED video.

Yarn and Yarn Kits

The Connected Cushion is made using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn. The original cushion design has only one panel that is sewn onto a 50cm square cushion. I have decided to make a double sided cushion in reversed colors, so I need double the yarn compared to the original pattern. I also wanted to go for warm colors that match many rustic interiors.

Here are my colors and yarn amounts:
5 x Moon Stone (810)
5 x Garnet (810)
2 x Rose Quarts (820)

If you want to make the cushion in my colors, I have a kit available in my shop HERE.

I have yarn kits available in my SHOP, but you can also buy Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), The Knitting Network (UK/Int), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), and many other Scheepjes stockists world wide!

My Double-Sided Connected Cushion

I am working a double-sided cushion in reverse colors. Here are the instructions to work a cushion similar to mine. Note that I used a smaller hook than given in the pattern because my gauge is different to that of the designer.

With a 3.5mm hook, work the first panel according to the Connected Cushion pattern with Color A = Moon Stone (810) and Color B = Garnet (810). Work a second panel with Color A = Garnet (810) and Color B = Moon Stone (810).

Social Media

Connected Cushion Make-Along is hosted by Scheepjes. You can find extra support and show your work in the Official Scheepjes Nederlandse (Dutch) Facebook group or the Official Scheepjes International (English) Facebook group.

If you are using my videos or would just like to show my your work, use hashtag #itsallinanutshell on Instagram to help me find it, or share your work in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts group on Facebook.

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