I have been crocheting for some years now, and since I don’t have the heart to throw away even the smallest leftovers, I have quite a collection of tiny balls of yarn.
So my idea was to design a small flower-hexagon… each row starts with a new color, so that I could use up all of my yarn scraps.
And while crocheting, even if it turns out the yarn is not enough for one row, you don’t have to unstitch that much. 😉
You can make all sorts of things out of the small hexagons. I decided to make a cushion.
When sewn together, the pattern reminded me of the Italian glass art, hence the name Millefiori.
For this cushion, I used yarn scraps of various weights, mostly light to medium worsted and a chrochet hook size E.
For the backside, I had two balls of yarn in light green, and one in dark green.
ch … chain stitch
sl st … slip stitch
sc … single crochet
dc … double crochet
ps … puff stitch, 3 half double crochet in the same stitch, crochet together
Please note: when working the puff stitches, the middle dc of the 5-dc-group and the dc of the last round:
yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and lengthen the loop a bit!
Continue as usual.
Since nearly every round starts with a new color, I recommend starting with a „standing stitch“ instead of chain stitches to replace the first stitch.
Start with a magic ring.
- round: 6 sc, sl st in 1. sc
- round: (no color change: 2 ch) [ps, 4 ch] x6, sl st into 1. ps
- round: [5 dc, crochet tog. into ch-4 space of previous round, the middle dc is worked into sc of 1. round, 5 ch] x6, sl st into 1. dc-5-group
- round: [3 dc into ps of 2. round (crochet around ch-5 of 3. round) 2 sc in ch-5 space, 2 sc into next ch-5 space] x6, sl st into 1. dc
Half Millefiori hexagon:
Start with a magic ring
- round: 4 sc
- round: (no color change: 2 ch) [ps, 4 ch] x3, ps
- round: dc into 1. ps, 2 ch, [5 dc, crochet tog. into ch-4 space of previous round, the middle dc is worked into sc of 1. round, 5 ch] x2, 5-dc-group, 2 ch, dc into last ps
- round: sc into 1. dc of prev. round, dc into ps, [ 2 sc in ch-5 space, 2 sc into next ch-5 space, 3 dc into ps of 2. round] x2, 2 sc in ch-5 space, 2 sc into next ch-5 space, dc into ps of 2. round, sc into last dc of prev. round
I worked 31 hexagons and 8 half hexagons for my cushion.
Sew the parts together.
On two sides you will have a straight line to work a row of single crochets, the other two sides must be straightend first. Here is how I did it:
For the backside, I chose a pattern consisting of single crochets and chain stitches. You will need two parts that overlap. I worked 4 buttonholes on one and sewed 4 buttons on the other part.
Last but not least, I soaked all the parts in lukewarm water, let it dry while blocking it and then crocheted the parts together.
Thank you for visiting my blog, happy crocheting and a very big thank-you to those of you, who share my work on Pinterest. 🙂