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Making a Three Tiered Crochet Pin Cushion

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This cute pin cushion is really easy to make using minimal supplies and basic crochet skills. This is a guide about making a three tiered crochet pin cushion.


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July 14, 2016

This pin cushion is for the serious seamstress. With just yarn, a hook, and stuffing, you can make this for yourself or as a gift.

Total Time: 3 hours


  • 120 yd yarn ($1.00)
  • 40 yd yarn ($.75)
  • 25 yd yarn ($.50)
  • 1 size J hook ($0.00)
  • scissors
  • darning needle
  • 1 oz stuffing ($0.00)


  1. For the largest pillow, using your J hook, chain 40. Make your first stitch in the first chain from the hook, skip 1/chain 1 and make your next single crochet in the 3rd chain. Repeat to the end, chain 1 and repeat till you have 36 or so rows, or your work is a square. Make 1.
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  3. When it's ready to fold over in the corners, sew them on 3 sides like an envelope and then stuff.
  4. For the second pillow, make 2 grannies six rows each. There are to be no holes except for the corners, so this is one that has 2 in the first row, 5 in the next, 8, and then 11, and then 14, and then 17.
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  6. Sew them together. I wanted the two solid colors to be enhanced by the variegated color, so I used that color to sew the edges. You can do it the same color if you want. Stuff after 3 sides are done.
  7. The smaller pillow is a chain 17 and make 1 single crochet per across and turn, repeating till you have 16 rows. For a solid crochet stitch, you need that extra chain in the beginning. Make 2. I lost camera power to show you the last stuffing step, but you get it by now. Sew all 3 sides together and stuff.

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  9. For the tie, chain about 3 yards. Start on the top of the pillows and wrap around the bottom, cross, then bring back and tie.
  10. I put needles in the top, straight pins in the middle, and safety pins on the bottom.


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