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Free Crochet Pattern: Ombré Floor Cushion (Part 1 of 2)

Hey all! It’s been a while since we’ve put up a new pattern, and I have to say–and I’m sure plenty of you would agree–what a crazy year so far. We’ve been super busy making plans, prepping content, and I can honestly say we’re only just now starting to get back into the groove of things. And so: our apologies for the delay in content. We have so much coming in the next few months that we can’t wait to share, including this amazingly comfy 22″ floor cushion.


This crochet floor cushion is made with one of my favorite yarns, Lion Brand’s Mandala Ombré. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly suggest it. It’s amazingly fun to work with: a perfect thickness and so squishy soft as it builds up. And the colors! Guys, I want so badly to be bolder when working with color, but I’m still hesitant when it comes to knowing what pairs well with each other. I know the cake trend is a tad bit controversial, but these yarns are perfect for someone like me who knows it when I see a gorgeous color combo, but doesn’t feel quite confident enough to go it alone. Someday, yes! But for now, there’s Mandala Ombré 🙂


ombre floor cushion full

This is a fairly easy pattern to work, and will be so, so simple for anyone who has crocheted in the round before, since you’ll already be more than familiar enough with the method. Essentially, we’ll be making two separate circles: one made out of plain old half-double crochets, the other with a splash or two of front raised doubles for an additional touch of visual interest. We’ll seam these together, add some stuffing and fringe, and soon you’ll have a fun, funky home accent!

Read on for the list of materials, notes, and Part 1 of this free floor cushion pattern. If you have any questions, or just want to share what you’ve made, feel free to comment down below! Be sure to check out Part 2 for the rest of the pattern, as well as directions for construction of the floor cushion.


ombre floor cushion close up

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Yarn:

  • Lion Brand Yarn, Mandala Ombré – 3 balls, Cool

Hook:


Additional Supplies:

  • 22″ cushion insert, or alternative stuffing material



ombre floor cushion materials

Finished Dimensions:

  • 22″ diameter, 12″ height

Abbreviations:

hdcHalf Double Crochet
sl stSlip Stitch
frdcFront Raised Double Crochet
chChain
stStitch
rndRound

ombre floor cushion spiral

Notes:

  • In order to shape a hdc circle, you’ll want to increase each round evenly by 8 stitches. You should start to see a spiral pattern forming at each increase; it’s fairly easy to see these spirals in the lighter parts of the pattern in the picture above.
  • If you need to make the diameter of your floor cushion either bigger or smaller, simply add or subtract rounds. If increasing, be sure to stick to the 8-stitch increase pattern.

Pattern:

To make the bottom segment

Magic Ring, ch2 (counts as first hdc)

Rnd 1: Work 7hdc in ring, sl st to top of ch2. (8sts)

Rnd 2: Ch2 (counts as 1hdc throughout), 1hdc in same st, 2hdc in each st around, sl st to top of ch2. (16sts)

Rnd 3: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next st **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (24 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 2 sts **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (32 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 3 sts **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (40sts)

Rnd 6: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 4 sts **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (48 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 5 sts **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (56 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 6 sts **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (64 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 7 sts **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (72 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch2, hdc in same st, *1hdc in next 8 sts **, 2hdc in next st, rep from * around ending last rep at **, sl st to top of ch2. (80 sts)

By now you should have a sense of how the increases work. For the following rounds, I’ll state the spacing and the final stitch count. Be sure to continue to work the beginnings and ends of each round the same way you did for the first 10 rounds.

Rnd 11: *1hdc in next 9 sts, 2hdc in next st. (88 sts)

Rnd 12: *1hdc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next st. (96 sts)

Rnd 13: *1hdc in next 11 sts, 2hdc in next st. (104 sts)

Rnd 14: *1hdc in next 12 sts, 2hdc in next st. (112 sts)

Rnd 15: *1hdc in next 13 sts, 2hdc in next st. (120 sts)

Rnd 16: *1hdc in next 14 sts, 2hdc in next st. (128 sts)

Rnd 17: *1hdc in next 15 sts, 2hdc in next st. (136 sts)

Rnd 18: *1hdc in next 16 sts, 2hdc in next st. (144 sts)

Rnd 19: *1hdc in next 17 sts, 2hdc in next st. (152 sts)

Rnd 20: *1hdc in next 18 sts, 2hdc in next st. (160 sts)

Rnd 21: *1hdc in next 19 sts, 2hdc in next st. (168 sts)

Rnd 22: *1hdc in next 20 sts, 2hdc in next st. (176 sts)

Rnd 23: *1hdc in next 21 sts, 2hdc in next st. (184 sts)

Rnd 24: *1hdc in next 22 sts, 2hdc in next st. (192 sts)

Rnd 25: *1hdc in next 23 sts, 2hdc in next st. (200 sts)

Rnd 26: *1hdc in next 24 sts, 2hdc in next st. (208 sts)

Rnd 27: *1hdc in next 25 sts, 2hdc in next st. (216 sts)

Rnd 28: *1hdc in next 26 sts, 2hdc in next st. (224 sts)

Rnd 29: *1hdc in next 27 sts, 2hdc in next st. (232 sts)

Rnd 30: *1hdc in next 28 sts, 2hdc in next st. (240 sts)

At the end of Rnd 30, sl st to the top of the ch2. Bind off after this, but don’t cut the yarn–we’ll use this long tail for the seam.


ombre floor cushion top and bottom
We’ll be making the top half of the floor cushion in Part 2.

At this point, you should have a complete circle with a long tail left over. If you had to add in the extra cake of yarn here, that’s okay! Ideally, you’ll use just under a full cake for this bottom segment, a little more than one full cake for the second, and the third is there for the fringe, the seam, and to complete however many rounds you need it for.

Check out Part 2 to see the pattern for the second half of the cushion, as well as for instructions on putting the floor cushion together.


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