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Crocheting: Vintage Popcorn Stitch Cushion Cover

 photo IMG_0097-160329-v2__zpsay7enoqe.jpgI have been seeing this lovely popcorn stitch pattern around a lot on Pinterest, and I finally found the pattern online.  The final product has a 3-dimensional, vintage look that gives off a whimsical feel to the cushion cover.  Also, I like crocheting popcorn stitches (I make them using 6 double-crochets which unfortunately ‘eats’ up quite a bit of yarn.)

There is a lot of flexibility in the pattern.  To make a bigger or smaller piece, you could adjust the number of rows of popcorn stitches.

 photo IMG_0087-160329-v2__zpsrslmeqjj.jpgFor the back piece, I decided to use a fabric in a cheery yellow and blue Scandinavian print that I bought in Japan recently.  The problem is that I do not know how to machine-sew the fabric to the crochet piece.  So I sewed both pieces together by hand.  I have not sewed anything for at least 2 decades, and it took me ages to complete this task.

 photo IMG_0099-160329-v2__zpsfyyxsyyh.jpgThe result was rather satisfactory, though the stitching is obviously untidy if you look very closely. I am toying with the idea of taking up sewing classes (noooooo, I shouldn’t take up more hobbies), but in the meantime, I should just enlist my aunt’s help if I need to complete another cushion cover.

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4 thoughts on “Crocheting: Vintage Popcorn Stitch Cushion Cover

  1. […] I am not one to read the operating manual of a gadget from start to end.  The best way to learn something (at least for me) is to jump right into it and start doing it.  I decided to sew the fabric piece to another cushion cover that I had completed crocheting.  The last vintage popcorn stitch cushion cover that I had hand sewn together is here. […]

  2. […] cushion cover.  I made one in a citrus colored cotton yarn this time.  The first two are in vanilla and […]

  3. Can you please tell me where you found the pattern?!

    1. Hi Maranda

      Sorry for the late reply. You can find the pattern here: http://anazard.blogspot.sg/2015/03/nochmal-die-mausgraue-hakeldecke.html

      Maggie

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