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Delicate Crochet Lace Square Motif Cushion Pattern

It’s amazing how simple lace squares joined together can make such a complex looking design. Update and refresh your home with just a little bit of yarn, hook and this delicate lace crochet square motif pattern. 

Create 9 squares to form a front pillow cover or go for an all over lace and cover both sides, it’s up to you. They would also make the most beautiful lace blanket don’t you think?!

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Crochet Lace Square pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

white crochet lace square cushion on grey chair

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About the Crochet Lace Square Cushion

I designed this crochet pillow back in 2015 for Simply Crochet Magazine when they did a collection called ‘Winter Lace’. It was so fun to design and I wanted to make some relatively simple squares but join them in a way that made them look much more complicated than they really are!

The cushion has lived in our living room for the last six years and has stood the test of time with dogs and children surprisingly well!

It has been played with, loved and washed and still looks great. The fact that the motifs are just sewn to the cover makes it really easy to unpick it for a wash if it needs it.

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This crochet cushion pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

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white lace crochet square, grey and yellow cushions on blue sofa

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Here are a few more of my lace crochet patterns that I thought you might enjoy.

Yarn

To make the lace cushion I used Drops Baby Alpaca Silk yarn.

It’s a beautifully delicate 4ply/fingering weight yarn that is 30% silk, 70% alpaca, 167m/50g.

I used 2 balls of White to make the 9 motifs for the cushion.

Recommended yarn>>> find the yarn I used here.

A great alternative yarn if you wanted something a bit more robust is Rowan Summerlite 4ply which is 100% cotton and really nice to work with.

close up of white crochet lace motif pillow

Tension and Sizing

The finished cushion measures 30cm by 30cm

A single square motif measures 9.5cm (3.25in)

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

rep – repeat

sk – skip

ch-sp – chain space

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

tog – together

Crochet Stitches

The lace crochet square cushion uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
tr – trebledc – double crochet
dtr – double trebletr – treble crochet

Pattern Notes

Motifs are joined in the centre of each side of the motif as you work the final round.

Once joined, the corners of each motif are joined with a separate ch, then a border is worked around the outside edge of the entire piece.

Special Stitches

UK 3-tr cluster (3-tr cl)/ US 3-dc cluster (3-dc cl)

(Yrh, insert hook in space/st as indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, inserting the hook in the same place/st each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.

UK 3-dtr cluster (3-dtr cl)/US 3-tr cluster (3-tr cl)

(Yrh twice, insert hook in space/st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, [yrh and draw through 2 loops] twice) 3 times, inserting the hook in the same space/st each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.

UK 5-dtr cluster/ US 5-tr cluster

As 3-dtr/tr cluster above, but work ( ) 5 times.

Lace Square Cushion Crochet Pattern

Standard UK and US Terms

Crochet Lace Square Motif UK Terms

Make 9, joining them into a 3×3 grid as you go in Round 6, as explained below.

Using White ch8, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr), 15tr into the ring, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join [16tr]

Round 2 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), tr into st at base of ch-4, (tr, ch1, tr) into each remaining tr, ss to 3rd of beg ch-4. [32 tr and 16 ch-1 sps]

Round 3 Ss in next ch-1 sp, ch4 (counts as tr, ch1) tr in same ch-1 sp, )tr, ch1, tr) in each remaining ch-1 sp around, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. [32 tr and 16 ch-1sps]

Round 4 Ss in next ch-1 sp, ch6 (counts as tr, ch3), tr in next ch-1 sp, ch3) around, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-6. [16 tr and 16 ch-3 sps]

Round 5 Ch3 (counts as a tr), *(tr in each of next 3 ch, tr in next tr) twice, ch3, skip next ch-3, (2dtr, ch2, 2dtr) in next tr, ch3, skip next ch-3, tr in next tr; rep from * 3 more times omitting last tr on final reapeat, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join.[36tr, 8 ch-3 sps, 4 corners of (2dtr, ch2, 2dtr)]

Round 6 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1) skip next tr, tr in ext st, *xh1, skip next tr, tr, ch3, tr in next tr, (ch1, skip next tr, tr in next tr twice, ch4, (3-tr cl, ch3, 3-tr cl) in next ch-2 corner, ch4**, tr in next ch1, skip next tr, tr in next tr; rep from *around, ending last repeat at **, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. [24tr, 16 ch-1 sps. 4 ch-3 sps, 4 ch-4 sps, 4 corners of (3-tr cl, ch3, 3-tr cl)]

Join motifs while working Round 6, by replacing the central ch of each ch-3 with a ss.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crochet Lace Square Motif – US Terms

Make 9, joining them into a 3×3 grid as you go in Round 6, as explained below.

Using White ch8, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as dc), 15dc into the ring, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join [16dc]

Round 2 Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), dc into st at base of ch-4, (dc, ch1, dc) into each remaining dc, ss to 3rd of beg ch-4. [32 dc and 16 ch-1 sps]

Round 3 Ss in next ch-1 sp, ch4 (counts as dc, ch1) dc in same ch-1 sp, (dc, ch1, dc) in each remaining ch-1 sp around, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. [32 dc and 16 ch-1sps]

Round 4 Ss in next ch-1 sp, ch6 (counts as dc, ch3), dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3) around, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-6. [16 dc and 16 ch-3 sps]

Round 5 Ch3 (counts as a dc), *(dc in each of next 3 ch, dc in next dc) twice, ch3, skip next ch-3, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in next dc, ch3, skip next ch-3, dc in next dc; rep from * 3 more times omitting last dc on final repeat, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join.[36dc, 8 ch-3 sps, 4 corners of (2tr, ch2, 2tr)]

Round 6 Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1) skip next dc, dc in next st, *ch1, skip next dc, dc, ch3, dc in next dc, (ch1, skip next dc, dc in next dc twice, ch4, (3-dc cl, ch3, 3-dc cl) in next ch-2 corner, ch4**, dc in next ch1, skip next dc, dc in next dc; rep from *around, ending last repeat at **, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. [24dc, 16 ch-1 sps. 4 ch-3 sps, 4 ch-4 sps, 4 corners of (3-dc cl, ch3, 3-dc cl)]

Join motifs while working Round 6, by replacing the central ch of each ch-3 with a ss.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Corner Joining Chains

See diagram below, which shows the (ss, ch5) joins.

Pink blocks represent a joining ss.

Black blocks and dashed lines represent a ss and ch5 join.

crochet chart

Rejoin the yarn in a corner ch-3 sp where it needs to be joined to an adjacent square. *Ch5, ss to corner ch-3 sp of adjacent square; repeat from * to continue if necessary.

Fasten off.

Border – UK Terms

With RS facing, join Yarn A with a ss to any ch-3 corner space.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), (3-tr cl, ch3, 3-tr cl) in same corner sp, *ch5, (3-tr cl, ch1) in next 2 ch-1 sps, (3-tr cl, ch1) in next ch-3 sp, (3-tr cl, ch1) in each of next 2 ch-1 sps, cxh5,** 3-tr cl in next ch-3 corner sp, ch2, skip next 2 ch of joining ch, 3-tr cl in next ch, ch2, skip next 2ch of joining ch, 3-tr cl in next ch-3 corner sp; rep from * twice more, ending at **, then (3-tr cl, ch3, 3-tr cl) in next ch-3 corner sp. Repeat this for each side, ss, to top of beg 3-tr cl to join.

Round 2 Ss in next corner sp, ch1 (does not count as st), (3-dtr cl, ch1, 3-dtr cl, ch1, 3-dtr cl) in same corner sp, *ch2, skip next 2ch, ss in next ch, ch2, 3-tr cl in next 3-tr cl, ch2, ss in next 3-tr cl, ch3, 5-dtr cl in next 3-tr cl, ch3, ss innext 3-tr cl, ch2, 3tr-cl in next 3-tr cl, ch2, skip next 2 ch, ss in next ch, ch2**, ss in next 3-tr cl, ch3, 5-dtr cl in next 3-tr cl, ch3 ss in next 3-tr cl; rep from * across to corner, ending last rep at **, then (3-dtr cl, ch1, 3-dtr cl, ch1, 3-dtr cl) in corner in sp. Repeat this for each side, omitting last corner group on final side, ss to first 3-dtr cl to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Border – US Terms

With RS facing, join Yarn A with a ss to any ch-3 corner space.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), (3-dc cl, ch3, 3-dc cl) in same corner sp, *ch5, (3-dc cl, ch1) in next 2 ch-1 sps, (3-dc cl, ch1) in next ch-3 sp, (3-dc cl, ch1) in each of next 2 ch-1 sps, cxh5,** 3-dc cl in next ch-3 corner sp, ch2, skip next 2 ch of joining ch, 3-dc cl in next ch, ch2, skip next 2ch of joining ch, 3-dc cl in next ch-3 corner sp; rep from * twice more, ending at **, then (3-dc cl, ch3, 3-dc cl) in next ch-3 corner sp. Repeat this for each side, ss, to top of beg 3-dc cl to join.

Round 2 Ss in next corner sp, ch1 (does not count as st), (3-tr cl, ch1, 3-tr cl, ch1, 3-tr cl) in same corner sp, *ch2, skip next 2ch, ss in next ch, ch2, 3-dc cl in next 3-dc cl, ch2, ss in next 3-dc cl, ch3, 5-tr cl in next 3-dc cl, ch3, ss in next 3-dc cl, ch2, 3dc-cl in next 3-dc cl, ch2, skip next 2 ch, ss in next ch, ch2**, ss in next 3-dc cl, ch3, 5-tr cl in next 3-dc cl, ch3 ss in next 3-dc cl; rep from * across to corner, ending last rep at **, then (3-tr cl, ch1, 3-tr cl, ch1, 3-tr cl) in corner in sp. Repeat this for each side, omitting last corner group on final side, ss to first 3-tr cl to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To Make Up

Block to measurements and sew piece to the front of the covered cushion.

image of white lace crochet cushion on grey chair

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