I love projects that are short and sweet, and that is exactly what we got with Connected Cushion designed by Martin Up North. Today is the final part of the series in which I share the third video tutorial in showing you how to make the double border of the cushion panel. I am actually making a Connected Cushion with two panels using Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn. In this post you find the video tutorial for part 3, as well as an extra video showing you how I made my version of the pattern. This post also contains all the info you need to make your own Connected Cushion.
- Connected Cushion on Ravelry
- Connected Cushion on Martin Up North Blog
- Connected Cushion Playlist Video Tutorials – RIGHT HANDED
- Connected Cushion Playlist Video Tutorials – LEFT HANDED
- **Connected Cushion yarn kit**
- Official Scheepjes Nederlandse (Dutch) Facebook group
- Official Scheepjes International (English) Facebook group
Part 3 Video Tutorial : Double Border
In the third part of the three-part Connected Cushion miniseries, we work a round of slip stitches which forms the base for the double border around the center panel. Just like the earlier videos you will find time stamps for the start of each section/row in the video description. The video for Part 3 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), Black Sheep Wools (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).
Work a border on both panels using Color C = Rose Quartz (820). When working the border, only work the front half of the double border. DO NOT work the back half of the border. It’s not needed because when I join the two panel together, the yarn tails are hidden in the cushion anyway.
As a final step, join the two panels together to complete the double sided cushion. Fasten off and secure all yarn tails before continuing. Join the two panels with a round of single crochet stitches; make sure to have the back sides of the two panels facing each other. Work 3 single crochets through two adjacent corners, and 1 single crochet through both adjacent stitches. When you have worked 3 edges, insert the cushion inner and close the last edge. Fasten off and work away the last yarn tail.
I have a short video showing you how to work the extra part, this is not part of the original pattern, but is my ad-on to the design. I have a RIGHT HANDED and LEFT HANDED version of this video available on my YouTube channel.
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.
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