17 May 2010
I believe this is called Palm Leaf stitch.
Choose a yarn thick enough to cover the canvas rug (beware, it eats yarn) and follow the numbers in the diagram above. Bring the needle up in square 1 (bottom centre) and put it in square 2. Follow with the rest of the numbers. Bring the needle up in odd numbers squares (column in the middle) and put it in the squares with even numbers. It can be worked counter- or clockwise.
Now the crocheted cushions are also available from the Blanket Store, a lovely shop in Frankfurt selling wool blankets from 18 different countries. If you happen to be around, don't forget to visit it!