In the Yarn Garden CAL – Introduction English

Welcome to In the Yarn Garden CAL!

I’m very excited to present my first CAL to you and I hope that you will join me during this project which will end up as a square cushion cover.

You can chose to make the whole cushion cover or only the front side. The front side is a special design by me while the back side is a more common crochet design. The first part of this CAL will be released 1st of July 🙂

US crochet terms will be used in the english version of this CAL.

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  • Materials and Size
  • Resources
  • Difficulty
  • Timeline (Links to all the parts)


Yarn and colors:

This pattern is designed using the yarn Nova from Järbo Garn which is a sport weight cotton yarn. You can read about the yarn details on the homepage of Järbo Garn here or on Ravelry here.

Since I do not know of any store selling the yarn Nova outside of Sweden I will recommend the yarn Cotton 8 from Scheepjes which resembles the yarn that I have used.

The following list converts the shades of Nova into resembling Cotton 8 shades.

Nova                 Cotton 8
Natural                 501
Pink                      718
Coral                    719
Yellow                  551
Lime                     642
Pistage green        664
Khaki green          713

The Nova and Cotton 8 comes in 50 g balls and I have used 7 balls of Nova for my cushion cover (front and back side). There will be some yarn left though so you do not have to think about cutting short ends :).

The whole cushion cover will consume the amount of yarn equal to 5-6 balls of Järbo Nova yarn.
The front side only will consume the amount of yarn equal to 3 balls of Järbo Nova yarn.

You can of course use any yarn you want for this CAL but your cushion cover could of course end up in a different size if you chose a yarn which is completely different than the one I have used.

Finished size: Around 45 x 45 cm (if you use Järbo Nova with a 3 mmm)

Hook size: 3 mm crochet hook.



Instagram – You can find my instagram HERE, I will make a post when a new part of the CAL is available. Please tag any of your added images with #intheyarngardencal so that I can share some of them on my page.

Facebook – I’m also on facebook. Follow me there to get direct links to new parts when they are posted.

Pinterest – All the tutorials of this CAL will be added to this Pinterest board after they have been published on this blog.

Ravelry – Add this CAL to your Ravelry queue.



There are some special stitches used in this CAL but they all have a written description. There are also images showing the different steps of each round of the frontside. So intermediate might be the level even though I think you could make it through even as a beginner.

In the Yarn Garden CAL – TIMELINE (Links to all the tutorials as they become available)

Part 1:  Rounds 1-10                                 1 July 2016
Part 2:  Rounds 11- 19                              5 July 2016
Part 3:  Rounds 20-26                              11 July 2016
Part 4:  Rounds 27-35                              18 July 2016
Part 5:  Rounds 36-43                              25 July 2016
Part 6:  Backside and joining                  1 August 2016

Happy Crocheting!