Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Pretty Flower Pin Cushion Tutorial

The pattern for the centre of this flower was inspired by Jacquie at Bunny Mummy and her lovely Sunburst Hearts.

Assorted leftover 8ply acrylic yarn
3.5mm Hook
Darning needle

UK Terms
slst     Slip Stitch
chn    chain
dc      double crochet

Make a magic ring ( a good tutorial for this can be found here

Row 1:
chn 3 (this counts as your first dc)  11 dc
(for a total of 12 dc)

Pull the magic ring closed, secure it and trim thread.

Slip stitch into 3rd chn of  first 3 chn (dc)
Finish thread

Row 2: 
Start a new thread with 3 chn into the space between two stitches in the previous row.  Double crochet into the same space.  *2 double crochet into the next space*  

Repeat from * to * until you have 24 dc.  Slst into the 3rd chn of first 3 chn (dc) Finish thread.

Row 3: 
Start a new thread with 3 chn in the space between two sets of dc in the previous row.  2 dc into same space.  *Miss the next two dc from the previous row.  3 dc into next space* 

Repeat from * to * until you have 36 dc.  Slst into the 3rd chn of first 3 chn (dc)  Finish thread

Row 4: 
Start a new thread with 2 chn (sc) into space between any two dc from previous row.  Sc into each space.  

Slst into 2chn of first 2 chn (sc).  Finish thread. 

Make another circle, exactly the same as the first one.

 With wrong sides together, match up the sc, slip the hook into two corresponding sc, attach thread.

 2 slst (sc)  Sc into each sc of both circles.

Sc all the way around until you have 6 to go.  Stuff  firmly and finish sc to end.  Slst into 2nd ch of first two. 

Into the fisrt sc, chain 3 (dc)

  2 dc into same place.  *Miss 1 sc, slst into nect sc.  Miss 1 sc, 6 dc*  Repeat from * to * until you come back to the first 3dc.  3 dc into first space.  Slst into 3rd chain for first 3 ch (dc).  Finish off thread.

And there you have it - one Pretty Flower Pincushion.  I had fun designing and making this - so much so that so far I have made 6 of them.  May they be as addictive to you as they are to me!!!

This is a free pattern, please feel free to make as many as you like for whatever you like.  I only ask that if you share this online that you pay me the courtesy of linking to www.sugarbirdart.blogspot.com.au

Also this is only the third crochet pattern that I have written.  If you find any errors, please let me know :)


  1. It is a very clear tutorial and it is very generous of you to share your patterns Karen, thank you. It just makes me itch for a crochet project next but then again, how to find the time for it???

  2. (Shared on 'The Stitches Library' by the way)


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