Triangle cushion covers

maRRose - CCC: Triangle PincushionWriting this blog post made me realize I have somewhat of a fascination with geometric crochet. I’ve noticed I like all crochet made with graphic shapes ….
For instance this gorgeous “Isometric Blanket” by Solveig, or the beautiful “Harlequin Blanket” by Woodwoodstool (here‘s another one, gorgeously made by Coco Rose Diaries). Or maybe this beauty, a free pattern from the talented Kath Webber/Inverleith. A different technique – tapestry crochet – gives brilliant results as well, like this and this one, all made by Julie/Little Woollie (free tutorial on her blog, here).
maRRose - CCC: Triangle Pincushion

My first geometric crochet project, was a cushion cover that I made for my brother quite some time ago. I loved playing with the different sizes and shapes, kind of freewheeling the pattern together.
I’m afraid this is not the best kind of photo, but at least you’ll get an idea of
what I did …..
maRRose - CCC: Triangle Cushion in purple, mustard and greys

After that I made the triangle cushion that now lives with my lovely and talented friend Sonia, and I love the story that’s related to this one.
maRRose - CCC: Triangle Cushion in pink, orange, yellow, ice blue and bright blueWe both admire each others work – please, please do yourself a favor and check out her fan-tas-tic artwork – but I’m no needle artist, nor is Son a crocheter, and so we decided to make a deal and simply swap!
Sonia made a stunning portrait of our family and my triangle cushion cover was shipped all the way to Australia, a very happy deal indeed!
maRRose - CCC: Dandelyne family portrait 2014

This particular triangle cushion cover also ignited my triangle pincushion design (tutorial + free pattern here), so it actually brought a lot of fun.
maRRose - CCC: Triangle PincushionsmaRRose - CCC - cushion galore

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me how to crochet the half triangles that are needed to square things off and I decided to make a tutorial for these too.
And while doing so, I quickly wrote down how I made the entire cushion as well, so you can go ahead and crochet/construct your very own triangle cushion cover.
For a pdf-version of this tutorial, click here – or go to the tutorial section, here.

I had so much fun making triangles and half triangles again, that I started triangle cushion cover number 3 – now listed in my Etsy shop.

maRRose - CCC: Triangle PincushionmaRRose - CCC: Triangle PincushionAs you can see I crocheted one big solid granny square as the back of this cushion (tutorial by “ACreativeBeing”, here).
It turned out really pretty – the cushion now being a nice “two-for-one”. Front and back are crocheted together with sc’s, using all 4 loops, adding a little 3-chain picot every 6 stitches. One of the sides was partly left open and can be closed with 4 buttons which makes washing the cover a breeze.
maRRose - CCC: Triangle PincushionmaRRose - CCC: Triangle Pincushion

I’m already working on number 4, trying to figure out an easier way to connect the triangles and half triangles that – I have to admit – can be a bit fiddly.
Will definitely let you know here if the new little trick will work!
maRRose - CCC: Triangle Pincushion

Love,
Marianne

15 thoughts on “Triangle cushion covers

  1. I am embroidering right now and have decided I simply must do a family portrait too now I’ve seen yours. It’s fabulous – what a lovely swap! Just wondering if there is a hoop large enough to frame my husband and me, six children, two dogs, six hens, a cockerel and twelve fish!!!

    • Isn’t Son’s work fabulous? Oh, my there’s no end to your talents – you embroider too!! Can’t wait to see your family portrait ….. your listing everyone that has to be part of it made me chuckle! Marianne xx

  2. Honestly Marianne…I am in LOVE!!! Too gorgeous for words and thank you for sharing your pattern. After seeing your family hoop I had Sonja make one for my daughter…she is such an artist! Amsterdam looks very promising…fingers crossed! Much love, Heike xxx

    • Thank you so much for your beautiful compliment, Heike – so very much appreciated! She does magic, doesn’t she, that Sonia? I truly admire her and the things she does! Oh, excellent ….. so much looking forward to that – indeed, fingers crossed! Love, Marianne xx

  3. Ik zag van de week de driehoek op je IG account voorbijkomen en nu heb ik je uitleg gevonden. Bedankt hiervoor!
    Fijne week nog en alvast een fijn weekend!
    Groetjes,
    Liza

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