Hello all! I am Bethany and I blog at Whistle and Ivy. I recently started a weekly crochet/knitting group, and a dear friend of mine came knitting some adorable hexagons stuffed with poly-fill, which she called Hexie Puffs. I lobe them, and knew immediately that I needed to crochet something similar. She was planning on making a Beekeeper’s Quilt with hers, but I knew I couldn’t make something so large and daunting. Not to be deterred, I opted to make a smaller project: Hexie Puff Seat Cushion.
It turned out better than I imagined. This cute little cushion is comfortable and a lovely addition to all wooden kitchen chairs. I can’t wait to make a cushion for each chair in my own kitchen.
When I set out to make my Hexie Puff Seat Cushion, I remembered I have a Simple Hexagon pattern from last year. I opted to avoid reinventing the wheel and used the same pattern for this seat cushion. I made one minor change: on the last round, I worked 3 hdc in each corner, instead of working a hdc, ch 1, hdc in each corner. It’s extremely minor, and probably wouldn’t have made a huge difference, but I wanted my hexagon to be as solid at possible.
My Hexie Puff Seat Cushion measured approximately 16″ x 18″, which seemed like a nice, average size, but feel free to customize yours anyway you would like.
What you need:
Medium Weight Yarn (I used 100% Cotton Yarn – Dishie by Knit Picks)
Size G hook
Polyfil (or other stuffing)
CLICK HERE and get the pattern for the Simple Hexagons. Make 38 of them (for a total of 19 hexie puffs).
Once you have them finished, pair them up into twos. You are free to weave in your ends, but I opted to save time by simply stuffing the ends inside when I sewed them together, since all the ends are on the back (there will be more ends to weave in later, so you will be glad for the short-cut). Place two hexagons WRONG-SIDES together (with the pretty fronts facing outwards on both sides). Slip stitch around your hexagon on five sides, going through both loops on both hexagon and don’t tie off. This will put the slip stitches on the front of the hexie puff. Be sure to leave the 6th side un-sewn.
Stuff your hexie puffs with a bit of stuffing through the open side, using your discretion. If you want them to lay more flat, use less stuffing; if you want them to be over-full and extra-puffy, add a bit more.
Once it’s full to your liking, slip stitch down the remaining side and weave in your ends. Repeat for all your hexie puffs until you have 19 total.
Before you begin sewing your hexie puffs together into a cushion, lay them all out making sure you made the correct amount, and that you have your color scheme arranged correctly.
Thread your darning needle with a length of yarn and begin sewing the hexie puffs together. There are probably several ways to do this. I found the best way is to sew them together by pushing your needle in and up between the layers, going back and forth between your two hexie puffs.
It takes a bit of practice, but it goes smoother as you go along. You will need to use several pieces of yarn to make sure all sides are sewn together.
Once they are sewn together, you can add a couple ties to the back. I made a long chain, about 50 chains long, and using a small hook, pulled it through the back of the cushion. Weave in any remaining ends, then sit down and take a load off on your cushy, comfy chair!
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