Our Cool As Ice cushion pattern, designed by Anneke Wiese, contains some special stitches.
The following photo guide should offer some assistance. The pattern is written in US terminology, and we have included the UK terminology here (where necessary) in brackets for additional clarification.
BBR – Back Bar
Turn work around so the wrong side of the stitch is facing you. The loop just below the two loops at the top of an hdc (htr) is referred to as a back bar:
Photo A: The back bar is found just below the two loops on the top of the stitch.
Photo B: Insert hook into this bar and work the hdc (htr) as per normal.
Photo C: Once the bbr row is worked this is what the work will look like at the front.
All standing stitches start with a slipknot around the hook as illustrated in Photo A. Work the stitch as per normal. The yarn end will now be at the top of the stitch.
tr2tog – treble two together (2dtrtog – two double trebles together)
Photo A: Yarn over twice, insert hook in indicated space/stitch and draw up a loop (you now have 4 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (you now have 2 loops on your hook).
Photo B: Yarn over twice, insert hook in next stitch or same space, (work as stipulated in the pattern), (on the photo it is in the second stitch) and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice (3 loops on hook).
Photo C: Yarn over and pull through all 3.
tr down – treble stitch down (double treble down)
Photo A: Work a normal tr (dtr), but don’t work the stitch in a stitch in the current round. Work in the chain space of a previous round, as indicated in the pattern.
hdcV – half double v-stitch: (half treble v-stitch)
Photo B: In the same space or stitch, work 1hdc, ch2, 1hdc (1htr, ch2, 1htr)
dhdcV – double half double v-stitch: (double half treble v-stitch)
Photo C: In same space or stitch, work 2hdc, ch2, 2hdc (2htr, ch2, 2htr)
Enjoy working the pattern!