Knitting for home

Knitting for home

Cable crochet pillow pattern

Pillow crochet patternStitch a stunning home accessory with this intricate cable motif pillow.


18 inches square


Garnstudio Drops Alaska medium (worsted) weight wool yarn (1 3/4 oz/77 yds/50g per skein): 9 balls #03 light grey

Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

18-inch-square pillow form

Crochet toy mouse pattern free

Toy crochet patternYarn used

Scheepjes Soft Fun

1 ball each in 2427 (A), 2511 (B), 2515 (C), 2530 (D)

About the yarn

DK; 140m per 50g ball; 60% cotton, 40% acrylic


Exact tension is not critical for this pattern, but stitches should be tight to avoid having the stuffing show through

Mandala crochet pattern

Mandala crochet patternThis pretty motif uses crocodile stitch for a fun, textured design for you to make and send in for The Big Mandala Swap!

Design by Hugh Metcalf

Yarn used Vinni's Colours Nikkim 1 ball each in white (A), Kingfisher (B), Lavender (C)

About the yarn DK; 199m per 50g ball; 100% cotton

Tension 20 sts = 10cm measured over tr

Hook used 4mm

Knitted hot water bottle cover

Animal cosy knitting patternMeasurements & Sizes

Length: 33cm (excl. ears)

To fit: standard hot water bottle 32.5cm long (incl neck) x 20cm wide

Yarn: Wendy Serenity Chunky, shades (A) 3210 Auburn, (B) 3213 Cream, one 100g ball of each, oddment of Black DK

Needles: 6mm

Button: 22mm, black

Multi-coloured squares cushion

Cushion crochet patternMeasurements

Approximately 76 x 76cm/30 x 30in.


8 x 50g (85m) balls of Rowan Handknit DK Cotton (100% cotton) in Gooseberry (219) and 2 balls in each of Sugar (303), Flamingo (368), Sea Foam (352) and Delphinium (334).

Size 4.00 crochet hook; a 76 x 76cm cushion pad.


Each square measures approximately 15 x 15cm, using 4.00 hook.