Last year I made my very first cushion using the Tunesian crochet technique. I was curious on how it worked and wanted to try it out for a new cushion for my sofa.
I loved how it worked, it’s quite easy to do and with bulky yarn it works super fast. The fabric turns out elastic and dense – just perfect for an interior project.
I love natural colours (typical Danish I guess – loving my blacks, greys, beige and all subtle and clean :)). So of course I chose two shades of gray in combination with off white. I made simple stripes and it made me think of flint stones on a Danish beach, therefore the name “Pebbles”.
I have worked out a simple – free – description of this pattern, but you can also download it here
DROPS Eskimo by Garnstudio (see all colours here)
150 gr colour no 01, off white
150 gr colour no 14, dark grey
150 gr colour no 46, medium grey
- Measurement cushion: ca. 60 x 75 cm.
- Tunesian crochet hook 8 mm with 80 cm wire. Tension is ca. 11 stitches and 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
- Fabric to cover the back (I have closed the cushion completely, but you can add a zipper or buttons).
I have used the basic Tunesian crochet stitch for the whole project. You can take a look here to see a tutorial.
Start with a row of 66 chain stitches in colour 14 dark grey.
Then work as follows:
- Work 20 rows with 14 dark grey,
- Work 7 rows with 46 light grey and 14 dark grey alternately finishing with 46,
- Work 20 rows with 46 light grey,
- Work 7 rows with 46 light grey and 01 off white alternately finishing with 01,
- Work 20 rows with 01 off white
Bind off and assembly. I stretched the crochet part quite a bit, but it’s very elastic, so no problem to do so.