Saturday, 23 March 2019

Popcorn Flower Pincushion - Free Crochet Pattern

This super cute popcorn flower pincushion would make a lovely gift for someone crafty.  Next week is Mother's Day here in the UK and if you are looking for a last minute gift for your mum why not try this simple pincushion pattern.  I used Drops Lima DK for mine but you could use any DK yarn.  It's great for using up your stash and can be made in just an hour or two...


Free Crochet Pattern



Popcorn Flower Pincushion


Materials

DK yarn in two colours (small amounts approx 10g for flower and 15g for main colour)
A pretty button
Toy stuffing
Darning needle
Pins

Hook

4mm (G) hook

Abbreviations / Terms

US terms used throughout / (UK terms)
sc - single crochet (double crochet)
dc- double crochet (treble crochet)
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together (double crochet 2 together)
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
pc - popcorn
bpc - beginning popcorn
sp - space
st - stitch

Special Stitches:  Watch this Popcorn Stitch video if you are new to this stitch...


Beginning popcorn ch 3, 4dc in same sp, remove hook from stitch and insert in top of ch 3 from front to back, insert into last stitch loop from back to front and pull through.

Popcorn 5dc in same st, remove hook from stitch and insert in top of first dc from front to back, insert into last dc and pull loop through.



Other notes: I like to use a chainless dc at the start of rows and rounds instead of the traditional ch3.  If you would like to learn how to do this you can watch this video.


Popcorn Flower Make 1

Round 1 With contrast colour ch 4 and join with sl st to form ring.  Ch1, 8sc into ring, join with sl st to starting sc.  (8sc)


Round 2 Bpc in 1st sc, ch2, [pc in next st, ch 2] in each sc around and join with a sl st to top of first pc. (8 popcorns)


Round 3 Sl st into next ch sp, bpc in same sp, ch2, pc in same sp, ch2 [pc in next sp, ch2, pc in same sp, ch2] in each sp around.  Join with sl st to starting pc.  Fasten off.  (16 popcorns)



Body of Pincushion.

Round 1 With main colour join yarn with a sl st to any sp.  Ch1, 2sc in same sp, sc in top of pc.  [2sc in next sp, sc in top of pc] repeat around and join with sl st to starting sc.  (48 sc).


Round 2 Working in back loops only, ch1(does not count as a st), sc in each st around, join with sl st to starting sc.


Round 3 Ch1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to starting sc.

Rounds 4-6 Repeat round 3


Round 7 Repeat round 2


Decreases

Round 1 [sc2tog, 4sc] repeat around, join with sl st to starting sc.

Round 2 [sc2tog, 3sc] repeat around, join with sl st.

Round 3 [sc2tog, 2 sc] repeat around, join with sl st.



Using toy stuffing, stuff firmly.


Round 4 [sc2tog, sc] repeat around, join with sl st.

Round 5 Sc2tog around, join with sl st.  Fasten off leaving long tail.  Thread yarn onto darning needle and weave in and out of remaining stitches and pull tight.  Secure and weave in ends.



Sew a pretty button in the centre of the flower and add pins.


A printable PDF version of this pattern is available in my Etsy store...
Enjoy!

Catherine
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