African Flower crochet cushions – a repeat project!

For someone who dreaded color combinations and multiple colors, I sure have come a long way 🤓.

After throughly enjoying making of the previous cushion project, this one was custom-made for another dear friend. This post is to document this new project 😁.

The front panels were more organized this time round and worked up pretty fast. Thanks to another wonderful blog I came across.

If you have worked with crochet hexagons, you do know there are two sides with jagged edges.. As shown in the picture above. 2 sides require half hexagons (links at end of post) and the remaining will be triangular spaces.

This time round, I made up a small motif to match the space I needed, covered. Find the instructions at the end of post.

Once I got done with them… It was time to work the back panels. This time round, I had a wider array of colors to choose from and going with my current #colorspectrum mood… We decided to go ahead with a simple granny square in color progression.

This was the most fun part… I will let the pictures speak for themselves 😁

Working on the joins now.. And 🤞tried something new to straighten the triangular edges of the panels.

As you can see in the panel edges, we need a triangle and a half triangle motif… This is what I did.

Wider Edge Triangle – ch3 counts as dc

1: ch4, 4 dc into the last chain. Turn. (5)

2: ch3, dc into same stitch, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc. (8). Turn.

3: ch3, dc in the same stitch, hdc, hdc, 2sc, 2sc, hdc, hdc, over the next stitches and 2dc in the last stitch (top of previous row ch3) (12)

Bind off and stitch up in the space required. Match the ends to the pointy ends of the adjacent hexagons and the startingbpoint to the low of the valley.

Smaller Corner triangle – ch3 counts as dc

1: ch4, 2 dc into the last chain. Turn. (3)

2: ch3, dc into same stitch, dc, 2dc. (5). Turn.

3: ch3, dc in the same stitch, hdc, hdc 2sc and sc in the last stitch (top of previous row ch3) (6)

Bind off and stitch up in the space required. Match the ends to the pointy ends of the adjacent hexagons and the startingbpoint to the low of the valley.

Follow up with an sc border and you are set!

Watch this space for the completed project 😀

Do leave your comments and opinions on the journey and tips and suggestions for any future repeats of the same.. Will be mighty helpful for me as a crafter and for others who wish to do the same. You can follow me and my work @ http://www.facebook.com/saiasmi @rashmibinu_saiasmi on Instagram.. or follow #saiasmidreamzinyarn anywhere. Here are links that inspired and helped me in the shaping of this project.

Inspiration: Pinterest pin Pattern: for African flower hexagon

Pattern: for half hexagons (YouTube)

Tutorial : for joining (YouTube)

Happy Crafting!!!

..Rashmi

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