Makers’ with Vickie – How to Back Knit & Crochet Button Bands with Ribbon!

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Below is the pattern that she is going over, and links to all supplies are included below! Happy Making!

Corner to Corner Cushion

by Vickie Howell

MATERIALS

HiKoo Zumie (30% wool/50% acrylic/20% nylon; 110 yds), in colors: (A) 2 Hanks Aqua Dolce, and (B) 1 Hank Laurel

Size 10mm Addi Plastic Crochet Hook —or size needed to obtain gauge

Approx. 1/2 yd. of Wide Ribbon. Shown in: Tula Pink Chipmunk on Turquoise.

4, 28mm Buttons

Tapestry Needle

Sewing Needle and Coordinating Thread

14”/35.5 cm Pillow Form

Optional: Craft Knife, Fabric Glue

SIZE

14”/35.5 xm square

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

14” x  34”/35cm x 86 cm

GAUGE

8 dcs x 3 rows = 4”/10 cm

DIRECTIONS

For this project you’ll be using the Corner to Corner (c2c) method as follows: begin with a block of dcs (double crochet stitches), adding a block every row to increase, work as rectangle by increasing on one side/decreasing on the next, then reversing the process to decrease. To learn how to c2c crochet, go here: (https://vickiehowell.com/2017/05/two-ways-crochet-corner-corner/)

With A, ch 6.

Increase section:

Row 1: Dc in 4th (counts as dc) ch from hook, and in next two chs. Turn. –1 block (4 dcs)

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), and in next two chs, sk 3 dcs, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3. Turn. — 2 blocks

Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), and in next two chs, *sk 3 dcs, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3; rep from * to end. Turn. — 3 blocks

Repeat Row 3 until what will be your bottom/shorter edge measures 14”/35.5 cm (or desired cushion width.)

Cut A; Join B.

Body:

From here, you need to create length without width. To do so, you’ll continue as established ONLY increasing on one side, while at the same time decreasing on the OPPOSITE side of the increase edge.

With B,

Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), and in next two chs, *sk 3 dcs, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3; rep from * to last block, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc. Turn.

Row 2: Sl st in first 3 dcs, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc (first block decreased), ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3; rep from * to end. Turn.

Join A, cut B.

Work 5 more rectangle rows, or until piece measures 34”/86 cm on longest side and from bottom edge.

Decrease section:

Row 1: Sl st in first 3 dcs, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc (first block decreased), ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3; rep from * to end. Turn.

Repeat Row 1 until 1 block remains. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

This piece is assembled, envelope style. Fold piece about 2/3 of the way up, and seam sides using tapestry needle and yarn.

Fold remaining top flap down and seam shut, leaving about 3”/7.5 cm of flap unsewn.

Buttons:

Using needle and thread, sew on buttons to correspond with space between dc post on four, of the horizontal dc blocks.

Ribbon Button Band:

  • Cut ribbon to width of flap with extra for side hems.
  • Using a pen, mark back of ribbon for size and spacing of buttons.
  • With a craft knife or scissors, cut button slits.
  • Whip stitch around OR use fabric glue to prevent slits from unraveling.
  • Hand-sew ribbon to underside of flap, taking care to line up slits to correspond with buttons.

Insert pillow, button up, and love your new cushion!

GET THE SUPPLIES

HiKoo Zumie:

Size 10mm Addi Plastic Crochet Hook

Addi-Plastic-Crochet-Hooks

Our Full Ribbon Selection

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View this Ribbon from Tula Pink!

Our Buttons

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Vickie Howell is a knitting & crochet ambassador, author, and the Host/Executive Producer of the upcoming, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell (October ’17). Stay in touch by following @vickiehowell

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