{Crochet} Win a Gelato Pops Pattern Kit

*This competition is now closed. New pattern price is $3.75*

Hello crochet lovers. I have had a great response to my popcorn crochet cushion – Gelato Pops. Thank you kindly to those who have bought and downloaded my pattern. Everyone who buys the pattern in the first week will go into a draw to win a complete kit to make my Gelato Pops cushion. The competition ends at 5pm on Friday the 20th of January (AEST). It will be drawn on Saturday at midday. The competition is open to everyone, no matter where you live. I am happy to ship worldwide.

popcorn crochet cushion

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The kit will include –

  • 7 x 50g balls of Heirloom Cotton 8ply in the colours you see pictured
  • 1 x 4mm Clover hook
  • 1x 35cm round cushion insert
  • 2 x pattern postcards
  •  a calico backpack kit bag

How to enter –

  1. Head HERE to buy the pattern for the bargain price of $2
  2. An email is sent directy to your email account for download
  3. That’s it! You’re in the draw. Good luck!!

Please note – that the pattern price will increase after competition week, when it will be listed on lovecrochet.com and ravelry.

Thank you again everyone. I really appreciate your support.

Mandy xx

 

{Crochet} Gelato Pops Cushion Pattern

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I am beyond excited to offer this popcorn crochet cushion at the introductory price of $2. This offer is only available for a week before i list the pattern on Revelry and Lovecrochet.com.  Everyone who purchases the pattern during sale week will be in the draw to win a kit for this project, which included 7 balls on yarn, a 35cm cushion insert, 1x 4mm hook plus some surprise goodies. I’ll post more details for the competition early this week.

This is a 14 page downloadable PDF for my Gelato Pops crochet cushion. The pattern contains both UK and US written instructions, images, charts for the front and back plus shorthand instructions for both US and UK users.

Your PDF will be emailed to you for immediate download after you checkout.

{Crochet} Pretty Puffy Square Tutorial

puffy crochet square

Pretty Puffy Square

This pretty puffy crochet square looks so fancy, but is so simple to create. I’ve used beautiful DMC Natura Just Cotton to create these pretty squares. It’s a fingering weight, worked up with a size 4mm hook. I was planning on creating a cushion with these squares, but i have had so many people ask for the pattern (read nag me on Instagram), that I’m posting the tutorial now. Please tag your #prettypuffysquare on social media if you decide to use this tutorial. Enjoy. :)

Supplies

  • Yarn – DMC Natura Just Cotton (available at Yummy Yarn and co)
  • Colour A – Aguamarina
  • Colour B – Rose Soraya
  • Colour C – Blue Jeans
  • Colour D – Ibiza
  • Hook – 4mm
  • Yarn Needle

Stitches UK Terms (US Shorthand at the end of this tutorial)

  • Magic ring
  • ss – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • pc – popcorn stitch (see instructions below)
how to crochet a puff stitch

A popcorn stitch is just 5tr that are pulled together and then secured with a chain

Popcorn Stitch

It may look fancy but the pretty popcorn stitch is really simple to make. It’s really just 5trs pulled together and secured with a ch. Simply work 5x tr into the desired stitch, then pull up the loop a little in the last tr and remove your hook. Don’t worry it won’t be removed for long. Insert your hook into the top of the first tr that you made and then insert the hook into the last treble (where you pulled the loop out a little). Pull the loop of the last tr through the top of the first treble (bringing them together behind the other trs) and secure with a chain. For this pattern each popcorn stitch is followed by another chain, so there are two chains in a row. For example, where the instructions state to form a pc (popcorn stitch) this will include the securing chain, and then you will be asked to ch again (ch-1 space). So put simply this pattern is repeated – 5tr, ch1, ch1. I hope this makes sense.

Let’s begin –

puffy crochet square

Step 1 – Starting with colour A, work 6dc into a magic ring and ss to close the circle.


 

puffy crochet square

Step 2 – into each dc work 1x pc, ch1 and then ss into the securing chain of the first pc. (6x pc, 6x ch-1 spaces) Fasten off.


 

puffy crochet square

Step 3 – With colour B, ss into any ch-1 space and ch2 (counts as first tr of pc), work 4 tr and continue to make pc as normal, ch1 then form another pc in the same ch-1 space, ch1. Work {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each of the ch-1 spaces of this round, then ss into the securing ch of the first pc and fasten off. (12x pc, 12x ch-1 spaces)


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Step 4 – With colour C, ss into any ch-1 space and ch2 (counts as the first tr of a pc), work 4tr into this same space and continue to make pc as normal, ch1 and then form another pc in the same ch-1 space, ch1. Work {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each of the ch-1 spaces of this round, then ss into the securing ch of the first pc and fasten off. (24pc, 24x ch-1 spaces).


 

puffy crochet square

Step 5 – With colour D, ss into any ch-1 space and ch2 (counts as 1tr), 1htr into the same space. *In the next ch-1 space work 2htr, then 2dc into each of the following three ch-1 spaces. 2htr in the next and 1htr, tr, ch2, tr, htr in the following space (to form a corner).* repeat from * to * 2 more times.  Then 2htr in the next space, followed by 2dc in the next three ch-1 space. Then htr, tr, ch2 and ss into to the top of the initial ch2.


 

puffy crochet square

Step 6 – ch1 (counts as htr), *work 1htr into each of the following stitches and then 2htr, ch2, 2htr at the corners* repeat from * to * three more times. Ss into top of first htr to finish. Fasten off. (18htr along each side, 4x of ch-2 to make corners).

UK Shorthand Instructions

  • work 6dc into a magic ring (6dc)
  • 1 pc, ch1 into into each dc (6 pc, 6 ch-1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (12 pc, 12x ch1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (24 pc, 24x ch1)
  • {htr, tr, ch2, tr, htr} to form corners, then 2htr, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2htr along sides (14 stitches along each side)
  • {2htr, ch2, 2htr} at corners and 1htr into each st along the sides. Fasten off. (18 stitches along each side)

US Shorthand Instructions

  • work 6sc into a magic ring (6sc)
  • 1 pc, ch1 into into each sc (6 sc, 6 ch-1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (12 pc, 12x ch1)
  • {pc, ch1, pc, ch1} into each ch-1 space (24 pc, 24x ch1)
  • {hdc, dc, ch2, dc, hdc} to form corners, then 2hdc, 2sc, 2sc, 2sc, 2hdc along sides (14 stitches along each side)
  • {2hdc, ch2, 2hdc} at corners and 1hdc into each st along the sides. Fasten off. (18 stitches along each side)puffy crochet square