Time for a new pattern – cause Odin is here! Odin is a large square with crocheted cables, which are combined to create a cushion cover. However, the square could easily be used to create a large blanket as well. Although cable work is mainly seen in knitting, I love how you can make the same texture with some simple crochet stitches. It is much easier in compensation to knitting cables, and the look is as marvelous. So, let’s explain some things about this Odin pattern.
The cable work in Odin is based on the Old Norse tales. These tales are full of characters, stories, and rich and interesting pictures. The Vikings loved to decorate almost everything – from their ships, houses – even their graves; these ruins are a great inspiration when crocheting cables. When I was looking at some old drawn pictures of the god Odin sitting on a throne, I did see some interesting decorations on both sides. It was the pattern this cushion cover holds. The same connected lines showed the cable work I re-created on this square. For that reason, I called this pattern Odin.
Some information about the pattern:
- the pattern is made with Scheepjes Stonewashed. You have to use two colors. Color A and Color B. When making a cushion cover, you will need 6 balls of Color A and 1 ball of Color B. This is the total, including assembly.
- a crochet hook size 4.0 and 4.5mm is needed.
- the pattern is available in English (US) and Dutch. The Dutch version is translated by Tineke Tap. She also made a test version in the vivid blue and yellow combination.
- the pattern holds common stitches.
The pattern holds a written version, a step-by-step photo tutorial, and even a self-explanatory chart, making it easier to see where the cables connect.
The square size will be approximately 43-44 cm on each side; a cushion cover will be 45×45 cm when finished.
That’s it ! And what’s next you might ask ? Well something free and pretty colorful ! I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime keep an eye out on my social media.