Bushel Cushion – by Fay Dashper-Hughes
Bushel Cushion makes use of just three of the twenty colours of Appledore by John Arbon Textiles. The Bushel Blanket uses all twenty, but the cushion is designed as a more subtle option that also offers a smaller project. The cushion uses a two-row repeat through the three-colour sequence. The length of fabric is then folded to create an envelope. Finally, a simple double crochet border is added which joins the enveloped fabric to make the cushion cover. The Appledore wool blend is soft yet crisp. Combined with the stitches, it offers a durable fabric and great stitch definition.
John Arbon Textiles Appledore, DK
Yarn A – Slack Ma Girdle, 1 x 100g
Yarn B – Sweet Coppin, 1 x 100g
Yarn C – Ellis Bitter, 1 x 100g
40cm wide and 42cm high for body of cushion and 45cm wide and 47cm high with border.
4.5mm hook (7) for cushion cover
4mm hook (G/6) for border
Blocked is 5 shell repeats over 18.5cm and 10 rows over 9.5cm.