Remember these diagonal striped cushions in simple rows of dc [tr)?
This is a version of the basic diagonal cushion in Moss Stitch, I've picking the colours from my workroom rug. Moss Stitch makes a much firmer and longer lasting cushion cover with very little stretch so it holds its shape for many years...
Moss stitch is an easy but wonderfully decorative stitch that can be used for borders on throws...
Moss Stitch Border
MOSS STITCH AS A BORDER PATTERN
Round 1: start in a corner, sc, [dc], ch3, sc [dc], in the corner sp, miss a st, sc [dc], in the next st, ch 1, miss a st, repeat to end of row, repeat corner sc [dc], ch3, sc [dc], continue to repeat side and corner stitches, to end sl st to complete cut off and weave in ends
Round 2+: change colour every row, repeat round 1
Quick pictorial HOW TO for the diagonal MOSS STITCH CUSHION
sorry this is only in US Terms
MOSS ST. DIAGONAL CUSHION
APPROX. ST NUMBERS
Moss stitch tightens up a little as you work it, this is a guide to the number of stitches for a particular size of cushion pad, but you would be best to do a tension sample as Moss stitch has very little stretch
These sts numbers are for Moss Stitch only
Using a double strand of DK or chunky worked together and a 6mm hook
70 base chain, will make a 13" diagonal cushion...but make an 18" straight cushion bag
82 base chain, will make a 16" diagonal cushion
90 base chain will make an 18" diagonal cushion
98 base chain will make a 20" diagonal cushion
The cushion could be made in dk and a 4mm hook but the stitch count will be bigger than these recommended numbers
Diagonal Cushion PATTERN
Worked in the round
For approx. 18" cushion pad
2 strands of DK worked together as one or chunky yarn will make a firm and durable cushion cover
US Terms in black,
UK Terms in brackets in red
ch90 stitches (length of the diagonal) in the first colour,
ROUND 1:Cont. in 1st col. sc [dc], down one side of the ch70, then return and sc [dc], up the other side of the chain,
an even number is required if you are doing Moss Stitch in the round
ROUND 2: changed colour every round, sc [dc], miss a st, ch1, sc, [dc], miss a st, ch1 repeat to end of round, sl st to complete
change colour every round to give a tweed look to the Moss st.
PLAIN, TWEED OR VERTICAL STRIPES
same colour every round..plain texture only
change colour every round...tweedy look
use 2 colours, used alternately gives a strip
TRY THE PART MADE CUSHION ON YOUR CUSHION PAD
over the opposite corners, the number of rows you need to make it meet in the middle.....so keep going until the 'bag fits the cushion pad comfortably
and meets in the centre diagonal
Straight cushion Bag
Above straight cushion bag...70sts base chain.