© Amanda Bryant 2018
This is a very simple pattern and requires only a small amount of yarn. It is ideal for those who are just learning to crochet in the round, as it is a very basic pattern using only a single crochet stitch, and works up quickly. It is also a great way to use up your left-over scraps of yarn. You could also whip up a basket full of these little pincushions to sell at a craft fair for $1 or $2 each, and attach your business card to them. You can improvise with unlimited colour variations and any weights and sizes of yarns, threads and hooks.
Scrap amount of Red Heart Super Saver (Color Minty)
Fabric flower shaped button (any button will work)
Sewing needle that will fit through the button holes; yarn needle
3.75 mm crochet hook
stitch marker to mark end of rounds
Gauge- gauge is not important. Just make sure you use a small enough hook to make sure your stitches are close together so the fiberfill does not pop through the stitches.
Finished Measurements: 9 inches circumference, 3 inch diameter, 1 1/2 inch height
Do not join at the end of each round. This item is worked in a continuous spiral.
Remember to move your stitch marker up as rounds progress.
Stuff the pincushion lightly so that pins can be placed into the cushion with ease.
Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):
Sc- single crochet
Sc2tog- single crochet 2 single crochet stitches together (decrease)
Round 1: make 8 sc in the 2nd ch from hook (8 sc)
Round 2: make 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)
Round 3: (make 1 sc in the first sc, 2 sc in the next sc) around (24 sc)
Round 4: (make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) around (32 sc)
Round 5: (make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) around (40 sc)
Rounds 6- 11: sc in each sc around (40 sc)
Round 12: (make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, sc2tog in the next) around (32 sc)
Round 13: (make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc2tog in the next) around (24 sc)
Round 14: (make 1 sc in the the first sc, sc2tog in the next) around (16 sc)
Round 15: (sc2tog) around (8 sc)
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Using yarn needle, draw yarn tail through the 8 sc from the last round, pulling tightly to close up the hole. Secure with a knot.
Using the same yarn tail, attach button to the top of the pincushion, pulling the yarn through the middle of the pincushion tightly, and secure the yarn with a knot on the bottom side of the pincushion. Cut off excess yarn tail and weave in end.