Knitting for home

Knitting for home

Knitted cushion

Knitted cushion

NORO’SSELF-STRIPING Kureyon yarn in a colour way of heathery moorland colours has beenusedto create this soft-looking cushion. Designed by Helen Ardley, it has a stocking stitch fabric highlighted with chunky bobbles, which give the cushion real character. The finished cushion cover is felted to shrink it by about one-fifth of its size. It’s then fitted with a zip fastening along the bottom opening.

SIZE: 50cm x 48cm (193/4 x 183/4in) before washing

40cm x 40cm (153/4 x 153/4in) after felting

YARN: Noro Kureyon (Chunky weight; 100% wool; 100m/109yds per 50g ball)

Shade 287; 6 x 50g balls

Bohemian Blanket Crochet Pattern Free

Bohemian Blanket Crochet Pattern Free

The blanket is worked in seven separate pieces and sewn together at the end. Swishy knotted fringing makes a stylish finishing touch.


■ Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 100g/200m), 7 skeins of Natural (8010)

3 skeins of each:

Anis (8908) Blue Hawaii (9421) Hollyhock (9613) Brown (8686)

Curtain crochet pattern and chart free



Approx. 45 1/4 x 60 1/4


600 g crochet cotton thread

Steel crochet hook U.S. size 2 (U.K. size 2/0)

African flower cushion - free crochet diagram

African flower cushionAfrican flower cushion free crochet pattern (Japanese instructions)

Free crochet patterns and charts snowflakes


This large, fluffy flake could have floated to the ground at the beginning of a November snowstorm.


This heavy, textured snowflake is named after a cold, southwesterly winter wind in southern Brazil.