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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunburst Mandala Cushion CAL (Crochet-a-long)


Sunburst Mandala Cushion CAL






I will be hosting a CAL (crochet-a-long) for this lovely cushion I have created


The pattern utilizes a lot of back and front post stitches, as well as some front and back loop work. Knowledge of overlay crochet will be helpful

What is Overlay Crochet?

From http://www.lillabjorncrochet.com/p/overlay-crochet.html

"Overlay crochet is a relatively new technique. It was developed by an artist and fantastic jewelry maker Melody MacDuffee in the United States and first introduced in 2003. Melody MacDuffee started to spread her inventions and conducted lots of workshops for hundreds of crochet lovers.

Overlay crochet has its roots in Aran crochet. Though it may look a bit complicated and quite often is offered to advanced crocheters, in fact it uses ordinary crochet stitches, and only few special ones. To master this technique it is necessary to already know how to make a slip stitch, a chain, single, double and treble crochet stitches, how to increase the number of stitches, how to make a long stitch.

What is interesting about this technique is that with changing colors on every round it is possible to achieve an effect as if the colors are actually changed after every few stitches."




This cushion starts with a mandala created to look like a sunburst.




It is then encircled with a border, then changed into a square with a similar border



The back is made as a square with very simplified rays made with overlay crochet


The pattern will be available in sections. There will be 11 sections, a new one available each week, starting on February 13th. A new file will be added to the original file each week (Ravelry will send you a notification), at the end of the CAL, the whole CAL can be downloaded as one file


Clue 1: Monday, February 13th
Clue 2: Monday, February 20th
Clue 3: Monday, February 27th
Clue 4: Monday, March 6th
Clue 5: Monday, March 13th
Clue 6: Monday, March 20th
Clue 7: Monday, March 27th
Clue 8: Monday, April 3rd
Clue 9: Monday, April 10th
Clue 10: Monday, April 17th
Clue 11: Monday, April 24th

The pattern will be half price while the CAL is going. After the CAL is finished, the pattern will be available at full cost

Buy it here:
Sunburst Mandala Cushion Pattern   This pattern will be active on 13th February, 2017

Please join my Ravelry group http://www.ravelry.com/groups/craft-cove-crochet for help and conversations




Created by Jenny Lawson


For any questions, email me at: craftcove@gmail.com

More tutorials can be found at: Jewellery from Craft Cove http://craftcove.blogspot.com/

Please do not distribute, lend or copy this pattern.

Do not mass produce articles made with this pattern. 

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