Ladybug Floor Cushion (Free Crochet Pattern)

Pg50 LadybugFloorCushion

Ladybug Floor Cushion will look great in a kids’ room, a nursery, and even in the backyard. Crochet a couple and let the kids pretend to be flying with the birds, the butterflies, and other ladybug friends! FINISHED SIZE: APPROX 8″ TALL x 15″ IN DIAMETER

MATERIALS Worsted-weight yam in red (approx 350 yds), black (approx 220 yds), and white (approx 22 yds) a Size i-10 (6 mm) crochet hook
14″-long zipper Sewing thread and sharp needle 12 mm plastic eyes with safety backings Tapestry needle Red embroidery floss and embroidery needle Fiberfill or round pillow form approx 8″ tall x 15° diameter

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Top – Rnd 1: Using red yarn, ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook. Rnd 2: Sc 2 in every sc around. (10 sts) Rnd 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (15 sts) Rnd 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (20 sts) Rnd 5: Sc 20. Rnd 6: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (30 sts) Rnd 7: Sc 30.Rnd 8: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (40 sts) Rnd 9: Sc 40. Rnd 10: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (50 sts) Rnd 11: Sc 50. Rnd 12: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next se, rep 10 times. (60 sts) Rnd 13: Sc 60. Rnd 14: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (70 sts) Rnd 15: Sc 70. Rnd 16: *Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc•, rep 10 times. (80 sts) Rnd 17: Sc 80. Rnd 18: *Sc Z 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (90 sts) Rnd 19: Sc 90. Rnd 20: *Sc 8, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (100 sts) Rnd 21: Sc 100. Rnd 22: *Sc 9, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (110 sts) Rnd 23: Sc 110. Rnd 24: *Sc 10, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (120 sts) Rnd 25: Sc 120. Rnd 26: *Sc 11, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (130 sts) Rnd 27: Sc 130. Rnd 28: *Sc 12, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 10 times. (140 sts) Rnds 29-45: Sc 140. Rnd 46: Sc 140 through back loops only . SI st 1 and fasten off.

BOTTOM
Using black yarn, work ronds 1-28 as for top. Rnds 29-31: Sc 140. SI st 1 and fasten off. Zipper: With zipper closed, baste it in place between top and bottom with sewing needle andcontrasting-color sewing thread. Sew zipper in place with tapestry needle and yarn to match top or bottom.
Sew one side, then open zipper and sew other side. Sew remainder of seam between top and bottom all around. Ruffle: Join red yam to 1 of the front loops you left unworked on rnd 46 of top, and work ruffle as follows.
Rnd 1: Sc 140 through front loops only. Rnd 2: Sc 140. Fasten off.

EYE
Make 2. Rnd 1: Using white yarn, ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook. Rnd 2: Sc 2 in every sc around. (10 sts)
Rnd 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (15 sts) Rnds 4 and 5: Sc 15. SI st 1 and fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Attach plastic eye with safety backing to center of eye. Set aside.

HEAD Rnd 1: Using black yarn, ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in every sc around. (10 sts)
Rnd 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (15 sts)
Rnd 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (20 sts)
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (25 sts)

Rnd 6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (30 sts) Rnd 7: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (35 sts) Rnd 8: *Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (40 sts) Rnd 9: *Sc 7, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (45 sts) Rnd 10: *Sc 8, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (50 sts) Rnd 11: *Sc 9, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (55 sts) Rnd 12: *Sc 10, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times. (60 sts) Rnds 13-19: Sc 60. Rnd 20: *Sc 10, dec 1*, rep 5 times. (55 sts) Rnd 21: *Sc 9, dec 1*, rep 5 times. (50 sts) SI st 1 and fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff eyes lightly and sew in place. Embroi-der mouth. Sew head to front of body between rnds 27 and 45 on opposite side of where zipper was sewn.

SPOT Make 10.
Rnd 1: Using black yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Rnd 2: Sc 2 in every sc around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (30 sts) SI st 1 and fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Set aside.

ANTENNA
Make 2. Join black yarn about 1 le above center of eye, ch 13, sl st 12 work-ing through 2 loops on back of ch, fasten off.

FOOT Make 6.
Rnd 1: Using black yarn, ch 2, 7 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in every sc around. (14 sts)
Rnds 3-10: Sc 14. SI st 1 and fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew open end closed and sew feet to body (3 on each side).

FINISHING Body line: Using black yarn and crochet hook, crochet a line of ch stitches (see below) in middle of red top from back of cushion to back of head. With yarn on inside of cushion, insert hook in a st on last rnd of ruffle, yarn over hook, and pull through to outside. *Insert hook in next st 1 rnd above, yarn over hook, pull through to outside, then pull through loop on hook. Repeat from * to back of head. Fasten off. Note that you can also embroider the line with tapestry needle and black yarn.

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Sew spots: Sew 5 spots on each side of body line, referring to photo on page 50. Stuff to make a comfortable cushion.

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  • Is there nothing inside the base of this? How does it keep it’s shape on the bottom? Are the legs just stuffed? Does this hold the cushion up or do the legs collapse when you put your feet on it? Or is it just to have for looks?

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