Monday, 10 September 2012

Starburst cushion love

I've finished the second of my starburst cushions - this one colours on a white background.

I actually started this one before the pale blue background cushion that I had made, but then got over excited about the pale blue, so that one was finished first!

I am planning to post a tutorial for how I made both the Starburst squares shown above and also the Starburst hexagons I mentioned the other day - as soon as I have time!

Anyway, I think I need some more Starburst love!...

Ok time for some facts and figures to break up the crochet love a little!

Yarn used for the white starburst cushion was:

Rowan Pure Wool DK Shade 013 Enamel
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK Shade 042 Rose Pink
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK Shade 045 Mauve
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino DK Shade 060 Hot Pink
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino DK Shade 010 Lilac
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino DK Shade 069 Lilac Pink
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK Shade 002 Cuddle

Phew, didn't realise how many colours I had used!

I used a 4mm hook. The white starburst cushion is slightly larger than the blue one, it was made for a larger cushion pad so each side consists of 25 squares (it was 16 for the blue cushion)

Well that's all for now folks, hope you enjoyed all the colours!


  1. Oooh, these are wonderful. You used a great pattern. Eshter.

  2. Thanks! Its basically the same pattern as my starburst hexagon pattern: - just work 4 evenly spaced corners instead of 6.

  3. I have made a couple cushions myself and had lots of fun. Your cushions are so lovely, u did a great job. Kathy

  4. Hello,
    Your pillows are gorgeous.
    Would it be possible for you to explain how you did the edging on them please?
    Do you join front and back pieces together before edging?
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    1. Hi Margaret,

      Thanks! The edging is a simple scallop edging. When joing the front and back, I first did a round of double crochet (treble in US terms) around 3 sides to actually join the front and back pieces. Then I did the scallop edging on the next round. On the side which I left open to insert the cushion pad I only worked the scallop eding on the front piece of the cover. A scallop eding is usually work as follows - Work 1 dc in next stitch. Skip 1 dc. Work 5 trebles in next stitch. Skip 1dc. Work 1 dc in next stitch. I'm using UK terms though! This tutorial: and conversion chart: may help you!

      Jen x

    2. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain this Jen.
      I love your blog and all the pretty things you show on it.


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