Perfect for making up into cushions, bags or whatever you want
(I am not a pattern writer and rarely write patterns out so feel free to make any adjustments that you think need making!)
For the cushion, I used double knitting yarn and a 3.5 mm hook and made 12 sections, 6 for each side.
You will also need some material to make the inner pad, plus some stuffing.
Each Section is made thus:
Make 2 chain.
1st row, 1 double chain into 1st stitch, 1 chain, turn.
2nd row, 2 dc into dc of 1st row, 1 ch, turn.
3rd row, 1 dc into next 2 dc and 1 dc into turning ch, 1 ch, turn.
4th row, 1 dc into next 3 dc, 1 dc into turning ch, 1 ch, turn (5 sts).
Continue increasing 1 stitch at beginning of every row until there are 21 sts.
Work 2 rows straight.
Next row, decrease 1 st. at both ends of every row until 1 st. is left.
Matching the starting point of the pieces together, stitch the sections together (6 pieces for each side) from the tip to the start of the decreases (flat seam). You might wish to add a decorative stitch of some sort in a contrast colour over each seam).
With wrong sides together, join the two pieces by crocheting an edging in double crochet all the way around the outside of the cushion. Leave a couple of the points open in order to be able to insert a star-shaped pad before stitching the cushion closed.
You can make a pad to fit by drawing round the outline of the cushion to make a template and using this as a pattern.