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Free Crochet Pattern
Pin Cushion

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Abbreviations
WS. Wrong Side
RS.  Right Side
ch.  Chain
sc.  Single Crochet
dc.  Double Crochet
rpt. Repeat
sl st. Slip Stitch
ch3 counts as first dc

Approx size:  5” x 5 Inches including edge

Materials
50 grams of Worsted Weight Yarn in Main Color
Oddment of Worsted Weight Yarn in Contrast Color
5.00mm & 4.00mm crochet hooks

GAUGE - 5sc and 5 rows of sc measures approx 1 inch square

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Pin Cushion - (Made in one piece) With 5.00mm hook and main color yarn, ch20,
change to 4.00mm hook, work 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip 1ch, 2sc in next ch,
* rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (19sc)

Pattern Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row twice more. Fasten off.

# # Join in contrast color and work Pattern Row twice. Fasten off.
Join in main color yarn and work Pattern Row four times # #

Rpt from # #  to # # once.

Join in contrast color and work Pattern Row twice. Fasten off.
Join in main color yarn and work Pattern Row twice. Working in back loop of stitch only
work Pattern Row once, (this creates the back and front) working through both loops
from now on work Pattern Row once. Fasten off.

Rpt from # #  to # # three more times, do not turn at the end of the row.

Edging - Work 3sc in last stitch, working down the side of the pin cushion, work 1sc in
each row end to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch along cast on edge to corner, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each row end to next corner, 2sc in corner, sl st to first sc. Turn. Fasten off.

Next Row - Join contrast color yarn with a ss to first corner, working in front loop of sc
only, ch3, (1dc, 1sc) in base of ch3, * skip 2sc, (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in next sc, * rpt from
* to * down first half of cushion to loose loops created earlier, skip 1sc, work (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in next sc, this makes a corner, rpt from * to * to next corner, skip 1sc, work (1sc, 3dc, 1sc)
in next sc, working up second side of cushion in front loops only, rpt from * to * to next corner, skip 1sc, (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) in next sc, rpt from * to * to last 3sc, skip 2sc, (1sc, 1dc)
in last sc, sl st to top of ch3. Fasten off.

Finishing - Attaching front & back - Fold in half, with WS facing, 4.00mm hook and pushing frill to the RS, sl st both edges together working through the back loop on front edge, work along three sides of cushion to close, leave approx 8 stitches un-worked for stuffing, fasten off, leaving a length of yarn to over sew open gap later, turn through to RS, poke out corners with your hook, fill pin cushion generously with a suitable stuffing
ie. Kapok or cotton wool etc, so that the top pushes up slightly, over sew open gap to close with length of yarn left earlier. Sew in and tie off any other loose ends of yarn.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for pin cushion.
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