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You only need a limited number of basic stitches for this pattern: chain stitches and double crochets. You also need about 2 bobbins of zpagetti. The exact amount depends on how “tightly” you crochet. We used a 12 mm crochet hook.
The most important quality of Hoooked Zpagetti is the varying thickness and texture of the thread. That’s why it is important to keep looking at the dimensions and the shape for each pattern. The number of stitches per row is therefore not a fixed number, but should be determined depending on the desired dimensions of the end result.
Step 1: Make two crochet squares
You start by making a slip knot. Chain 28.
Make 1 double crochet in the 3rd chain stitch starting from the crochet needle. Then make 1 double crochet in the 2nd chain stitch. Repeat this until you reach the end of your chain stitch sequence.
At the end of the row, crochet 2 chain stitches and then start the next row. Make 1 double crochet in the 2nd stitch (the chain stitch of the previous row) and then keep alternating 1 double crochet, 1 chain stitch, etc, so that the double crochets are not one above the other but
move between each other. Repeat this for about 30 rows. Your square should measure 70 cm by 70 cm. When you
have finished this, fasten off.
Make a second square, the same as the first or in a contrasting colour.
Step 2: Joining
Lay the squares on top of each other. Start by joining the two squares with a new zpagetti thread using double
crochets. If you use a thick zpagetti thread, you should alternate 1 double crochet and 1 chain stitch. For the
corners, crochet 3 double crochets in 1 stitch. When you have attached 3 sides, insert the cushion. With the cushion
inside, close up the remaining side. Fasten off.
Some more tips on crocheting with zpagetti:
The size of the stitches depends on the thickness of the zpagetti thread. You can assume, however, that 10
stitches gives you approximately 18-20cm. This is a matter of trial and experience. By casting on fewer stitches, you can crochet smaller squares: common cushion sizes are 30 x 40cm, 40 x 40cm and 50 x 50cm. With these stitches, you will find that the result gives you slightly open crochet squares. So keep in mind that the colour of your cushion will be visible. A contrasting colour underneath the crochet work also has a nice effect. Use a washable lining, so that you can wash the cushion from time to time (in an old pillowcase at max. 30 degrees Celsius).