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Stars and Stripes Cushion
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Stars and Stripes Cushion

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (2.5 oz)
    • Color A - Red (5-3/4 oz; 272 yds) or 3 balls
    • Color B – White (5-3/4 oz; 272 yds) or 3 balls
    • Color C - Bright Navy (25-1/2 oz; 1230 yds) or 11 balls
  • Size U.S. H or 8 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Four 16” square pieces of 1” thick foam
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

FINISHED SIZE:

Approx 16” square.

GAUGE
13 dc and 7 rows = 4”

DIRECTIONS:

Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook at end of row. With new color, draw through 2 loops on hook, then proceed.
FRONT (make 4): With A, ch 54.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 52 dc.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Join B. Turn.
3rd and 4th rows: With B, as 2nd row. Join A at end of 4th row. Turn.
5th and 6th rows: With A, as 2nd row. Join B at end of 6th row. Rep last 4 rows once more, then 3rd and 4th rows once.
13th row: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 26 dc. With C, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
14th row: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 24 dc. With A, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Join B. Turn.
15th row: With B, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 26 dc. With C, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
16th row: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 24 dc. With B, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Join A. Turn. Rep last 4 rows twice more, then 13th and 14th rows once, omitting color change at end of 14th row. Fasten off. With RS facing, join C with sl st to any corner of Front. Ch 1. Work in sc around 4 sides of Front, having 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
BACK (make 4): With C, ch 54.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in
each ch to end of ch. Turn. 52 dc.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until Back measures same length as Front.

Fasten off.
With RS facing, join C with sl st to any corner of Back. Ch 1. Work in sc around 4 sides of Back, having 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
With WS of Front and Back tog, join C with sl st to any corner. Working through both thicknesses, work in sc around 3 sides of Cushion, having 3 sc in corners. Insert foam piece.
Work in sc across 4th side of cushion closed. Join with sl st in first sc.

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