A nice pin cushion is a must have for every needle-yarns-fabric crafter. I have been using a stuffed leg (left from my never finished crocheted bear) as a pin cushion for a very long time. But one day I thought – enough! I need to design something nice, and looking more like a cushion! And I created this small pin cushion. Its pattern is available as a free download.
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I am not really a lover of sweets and candy eater. If I can choose between a piece of cake and a tasty apple I will definitely choose an apple. I haven’t tried many different kinds of sweets in my life and I am far not a gourmand… I have never tasted French macarons either. But I just love the way they look – so colorful and so bright! I have designed a pin cushion recently and I called it "Macaron" as it has the same shape.
I used pure cotton yarn "Charme" (Sport weight) by Brazilian brand "Circulo" and 2.5 mm crochet hook. But you are free to use any yarn and colors you like. This cushion consists of two shells joined together with a round of single crochet stitches. You can make both shells similar or you can play with your colors and make them totally different, or you may also place chosen colors in another order.
You are not limited by Sport weight yarn and you can take any weight. The thickness of your yarn and the hook will only influence the cushion’s size. So if you like big pin cushions you can take even worsted or aran yarns!
This cushion is designed in overlay crochet. Stiffer yarns of contrasting colors are usually recommended for this technique. But you can also try other yarns. You will for sure achieve some nice effects.
The pattern is very easy to follow. It offers detailed instructions and basics of this crochet technique as well as lots of progress pictures (a few for each round). All stitches are also explained in the pattern and I’m sure that advanced beginners will easily handle it. If you would like to read more about overlay crochet – please, check an Overlay crochet section on my blog. You will find it in a bar in a right corner of my blog page.
Macaron Pin Cushion pattern offers a great (and free) possiblity to start mastering this amazing overlay crochet technique. Just be aware it is very (very!) addictive!