Intermediate skill level.
Finished size: To fit 65 x 65cm cushion
Gather your supplies:
Patons Cotton Blend 8 ply 50g: 2 balls Bright Red 18; 1 ball each Yellow 06; Orange 07; Pink 15; Apple Green 16; Aqua 17; Denim 21; Fresh Green 24; Coral 26; Mineral 29; Persian Green 30; Cloud 34; 4.5mm crochet hook; wool needle; cushion 65 x 65cm; matching sewing thread and needle; 15cm- wide cardboard for tassels
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First motif: Follow First flower hexagon motif instructions or diagram (see opposite), using Orange for Rounds 1 and 2, Bright Red for Round 3, Mineral for Round 4, then Bright Red for Round 5 (see F on Flower colour table, opposite).
Second motif: Follow Multi join motif instructions or diagram, using Cloud for Rounds 1 and 2, Aqua for Round 3, Denim for Round 4, then Aqua for Joining Round to join to First motif (see B on Flower colour table).
Motifs 3 to 5: Work as for Second motif, making colourways as shown in Sing a rainbow assembly diagram (above) and joining to previous motifs.
Strips 2 to 6
Use appropriate colours for motif colourways as shown in assembly diagram, joining to both previous motif and to adjacent strip in final round ... 30 motifs in all.
To make up
For each fringe, wrap yarn around cardboard 10 times and cut along one edge. Fold strands in half and use crochet hook to draw strands loop through edge of motif, then draw ends through loop and pull firmly. We used 10 fringes in Pink, Denim, Cloud, Aqua and Persian Green and 11 fringes in all other colours, spaced evenly around cushion topper in order of: Fresh Green, Apple Green, Yellow, Mineral, Orange, Coral, Bright Red, Pink, Denim, Cloud, Aqua then Persian Green. Using matching thread, attach to cushion.