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If you want to make a stunning crochet cushion for your home, we’ve got this free crochet pattern by the one and only Joanita Theron.

I’m sure you’ve heard about her because he’s one of the most prolific crochet designers – her Ravelry store has over 600 designs! Be sure to visit her website Creative Crochet Workshop because it’s full of stunning patterns and inspiring projects.

This project is a fun and colorful boho cushion cover designed with easy crochet hexagons, so it’s perfect for ambitious beginners. It uses crochet techniques such as popcorn and front post stitches that add interesting textures.Β Β 

You can use crochet boho hexagons for various projects, but blankets and crochet throw pillows are definitely the best choices. These little modules are so versatile because you can change colors and get different results every time. Boho throw cushions like this are very popular, so gift them to someone you love.

Discover other free crochet pillow patterns in these articles:

A Scraps of Yarn Project:
Easy crochet cushion is the perfect project to use up your leftover yarn, but this is completely optional, and it can be worked in coordinated colors.Β 

colorful crochet hexagon cushion on wooden cabinet

Difficulty Level | Skills Required

🧢🧢 – Easy
Basic stitches in simple variations, simple repeats, color changes, shaping and finishing. This is a beginner-friendly idea for stunning home decor.

You will need to know basic stitches like SC (single crochet) and DC (double crochet). Special stitches are explained and provided in the instructions – if required.

Materials

  • Crochet Hook – 3, 50 mm (E)Β 
  • Scissors
  • Crochet Cushion Inner or Stuffing – check sizing.
  • Yarn needle

Yarn:

Vinnis Colours – DK Nikkim 100% cotton 1 x ball =Β  50g / 130 yards / 119 meters.
Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3: Light.Β 

Approx 625 grams / 1487 meters / 1625 yards (12 Β½Β  balls)Β 

Approx. A – Sunshine = 1 Β½ balls / S – Natural = 2 Β½ balls.
All other colors approx. Β½ ball for each.Β 

For this project I used an assortment of colors.

A – Sunshine; B – Ballet Pink; C – Pink; D – Raspberry; E – Baby Blue; F – Blue Bell; G – Royal Blue; H – Pale Lilac; I – Lilac; J – Violet; K – Mint; L – Avocado; M – Fern; N – Baby Yellow;
O – Orange; P – Sand; Q – Camel; R – Chestnut; S – Natural.

Yarn Substitute:

Using the same type of yarn throughout the project is recommended. The pattern suggests Cotton DK yarn, but you are not limited to this type of yarn. Any yarn can be used if you take into consideration that your sizing for the project will differ.

crochet hexagons joined together

Tension | Gauge

Gauge is NOT necessary for this project to be perfect – using the same yarn and hook will ensure hexagons remain the same size. Blocking can help with adjusting the sizing of hexagons. COUNTING your stitches will ensure the true success of this project!

Size

Rectangle – Approx. Length = 20 inch / 52 cm Width = 10 inches / 25 cm.
Square – Approx. Length and width = 14 inch / 36 cm.

Remember – if you use/choose a different yarn weight/hook size your crochet cushion will be a different size!

Helpful Tips | Hints

  • It is recommended to weave in ends as you go.Β 
  • Because several pieces need to be joined, it is important to count the stitches to ensure success.
  • If you have trouble with tension, please when advised use a larger hook.Β 
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the process.

Pattern Support

For questions regarding this pattern or any of my patterns you are welcome to join the
Joanita Theron Designs Facebook Group.Β 

For questions relating to permission or usage email [email protected]

Abbreviations:Β  US Terminology

  • CH – chain
  • SL ST – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
  • HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
  • DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
  • TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)
  • BLP – back loop
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side

colorful crochet hexagons next to each other

Special Stitches

How to Work Crochet Popcorn Stitch:

Starting Popcorn:
  • CH 3 – this counts as your FIRST DC.
  • Work 4 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.
Popcorn:
  • Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch.
  • Drop the loop from your hook.
  • Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group.
  • Grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch.

drawing showing the creation of popcorn stitch

How to Work Front-Post Double-Crochet (FPDC):

  • Yarn over and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second stitch of the row/round below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.
  • The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the stitch that you’re working around.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.
  • You now have 3 loops on the hook.
  • Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
  • One front post double crochet (FPDC) is complete.

drawing demonstrating making front post stitch

Instructions

For Rectangle crochet Cushion make 12 hexagons (2 of each color sequence) of Pattern A and 12 hexagons (2 of each color sequence) of Pattern B.
Total =24
For Square Cushion make 12 hexagons (2 of each color sequence) of Pattern A and 12 hexagons (2 of each color sequence) of Pattern B.
Total = 24

Hexagon Color Sequences:

No. 1No. 2No. 3No. 4No.5No. 6
Sunshine (A)Sunshine (A)Sunshine (A)Sunshine (A)Sunshine (A)Sunshine (A)
Ballet Pink (B)Baby Blue (E)Pale Lilac (H)Mint (K)Baby Yellow (N)Sand (P)
Pink (C)Blue Bell (F)Lilac (I)Avocado (L)Sunshine (A)Camel (Q)
Raspberry (D)Royal Blue (G)Violet (J)Fern (M)Orange (O)Chestnut (R)

single hexagon

Hexagon Pattern A:

With A make a magic circle/or CH 4; SL ST into first CH to form ring.

RND 1: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 12 DC into ring; SL ST into first DC.
(12 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B/E/H/K/N/P join into any DC.

RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 FPDC around SAME DC.
*Work 1 DC into next DC; work 1 FPDC around SAME DC.**
Repeat from * to ** 10 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(24 STS = 12 DC + 12 FPDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C/F/I/L/A/Q join into any DC (not FPDC).

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into SAME DC; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 SC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST.
*Work 3 DC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST; work 1 SC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next ST.**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(18 DC; 12 HDC; 6 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With D/G/J/M/O/R join into the CENTER DC of any 3 DC group.

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into SAME DC; work 1 FPDC around each of next 5 STS.
*Work 3 DC into next DC; work 1 FPDC around each of next 5 STS.**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(18 DC; 30 FPDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

single popcorn hexagon

Hexagon Pattern B:

With A make a magic circle/or CH 4; SL ST into first CH to form ring.

RND 1: CH 2 (does NOT count as a ST); work 12 DC into ring; SL ST into first DC. (12 DC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With B/E/H/K/N/P into any DC.

RND 2: Work Starting Popcorn into joining DC; CH 1.
*Work Popcorn into next DC; CH 1.**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times.
(12 Popcorns; 12 x 1 CH spaces).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With C/F/I/L/A/Q join into any Popcorn.

RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into SAME Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next 1 CH space; work 1 SC into next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next 1 CH space.
*Work 3 DC into next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next 1 CH space; work 1 SC into next Popcorn; work 1 HDC into next 1 CH space.**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(18 DC; 12 HDC; 6 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

With D/G/J/M/O/R join into the CENTER DC of any 3 DC group.

RND 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into SAME DC; work 1 FPDC around each of next 5 STS.
*Work 3 DC into next DC; work 1 FPDC around each of next 5 STS.**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
(18 DC; 30 FPDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

hexagons joined together

For ALL Hexagons:

With S – join into any CENTER DC of 3 DC group.

RND 5: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); work 2 HDC into SAME DC; work 1 HDC into each of next 7 STS.
*Work 3 HDC into next ST; work 1 HDC into each of next 7 STS.**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times; SL ST into 2nd of 2 CH.
(60 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.Β 

 

Joining:

Join hexagons with the SL ST (slip stitch) method working into the 3rd loops of each HDC stitch.
This is the loop directly after the top two loops.
The short sides are attached to each other to form a tube.
Rectangle – 4 x 4 Hexagons Square – 3 x 3 Hexagon – See diagrams.

graphic showing the way of making a rectangle

graphic showing the way of making a square

 

Edges (left and right): Repeat instructions for both sides.

Please Note: this next section requires concentration. Read the instructions carefully FIRST before continuing.Β 

With S – join into any CENTER HDC of any 3 HDC group.

RND 1: *Work 1 SC; work 1 SC into next HDC; work 1 HDC into each of next 2 HDC;
work 1 DC into each of next 2 HDC; work 1 TR into each of next 3 HDC;
make 5TRTOG over next [2 HDC; join space; 2 HDC];
work 1 TR into each of next 3 HDC; work 1 DC into each of next 2 HDC;
work 1 HDC into each of next 2 HDC; work 1 SC into next HDC.**

Repeat from * to ** all around; SL ST into FIRST SC worked.Β 

close up of the edge

Total amount of STS worked will depend on crochet cushion and hexagons made.Β 

17 STS per hexagon plus 1 ST for 5TRtog = 18
Rectangle Cushion = 6 hexagons x 18 = 108 STS
Square Cushion = 8 hexagon x 18 = 144 STS

RND 2: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); work 1 HDC into each ST all around; SL ST into 2nd of 2 CH. (108/144 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

close up of the colorful edging

Color Sequence – change color after each round.
J/R/G/O/D/M/A – last 3 Rounds worked with S.

With color – join into any HDC.

RND 3 – 12: work into the 3rd loop of each HDC ST.
CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); work 1 HDC into each ST all around; SL ST into 2nd of 2 CH. (108/144 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

finished crochet cushion cover on the wooden cabinet

Bobble Edging:

First Side:

With A – Starting from the right – work Bobbles evenly along the edge pinching the opening close and working through both corresponding stitches.

Bobble Stitch – CH 5; work 4DCtog into 4th CH; CH 1.
SL ST into next 2 HDC.
Repeat from * to ** 25 (rectangle)/ 34 (square) more times; work Bobble one more time; SL ST into last ST.
(27/36 Bobbles)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Second Side:Β  Insert cushion inner and repeat instructions.

close up of the finished cover

Congratulations, your crochet cushion is now ready and you can finally rest your head on it! I’m sure the effect is great, so put it on display and invite friends over πŸ™‚ You can be sure about the number of compliments you’ll get because the boho style is still on trend.

You can fill this pillow form with filling, or put a pillow insert inside.

Joanita’s designs will be a perfect place to start if you are a beginner because her patterns are easy to follow. Step-by-step instructions explain every stitch and detail, but ultimately it’s up to you what color palette you choose. Before you decide on your colorway, be sure to try out a few options. All things considered, it’s always a good practice to make gauge swatches and yarn swatches.

Remember that you can always use these crochet hexagons as they are and make, for example, a hexagon wall hanging.

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