Knitting is so versatile that you can knit virtually any household item, today I am going to look at how to knit a cushion.
Here on this page, I have two great patterns for you.
If you want to know how to knit a cushion, we have a pattern for a bolster cushion, and further down a pattern for a triangular cushion.
How To Knit A Cushion Bolster Style
Here is a pattern on how to knit a cushion (bolster)
You will need:
6 x balls of wool
This pattern works well with 70% acrylic, 25% mohair, 5% Alpaca, and 50g/70m
6.5mm knitting needles
Bolster Cushion pad, which you can buy afterward to fit.
How To Knit The Bolster Style Cushion:
Using your 6.5mm needles, cast on 72 sts.
Row 1: (rs): k3, p6, *k6, p6, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2: (WS): p3, k6, *P6, k6, rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
These 2 rows form the rib.
Continue until the work measures 60cm, ending with a WS row. Cast off in rib.
End Frills (alike):
With rs facing, join on yarn and using 6.5mm needles (the longest ones you have or even circular needles), pick up and p72 sts along one short end.
Beg with a k row, work 3 rows rev st st, so ending with a k row.
Now cont in st st and shape as follows:
Next row: *k1, inc in next st, rep from * to end. 108 sts.
Next Row: *k1, inc in next st, rep from * to end 162 sts.
Beg with a p row, and work 5 rows straight.
Next Row: Inc in each st st end. 324 sts.
Do this to both sides of the cushion.
Join the long edges. Using 3 strands of yarn together, make 2 twisted cords for the ties.
Thread a tie through the rev st st section of each frill.
Insert the cushion pad, then draw up the ties and secure with a bow.
How To Knit 3 Triangular Feature Cushions
You Will Need:
This is for a stripey pattern. If you want plain cushions, then buy all wool one color.
2 balls of Belladone
2 balls of Brouilly
2 balls of Olivine
1 ball of Aquatique
1 ball of Chenas
1 ball of Citronnier
1 ball of Cyclamen
The best wool to use is 40% unshrinkable worsted wool, 30% acrylic, 30% Polyamide 50g/125m
This cushion is knitted in stocking stitch with 3.5 mm needles.
Polyester filling for the cushions.
How To Knit The Cushions
Using the 3.5mm needles knit in striped stocking stitch.
The tension should be 24 sts x 31 rows in striped stocking stitch using 3.5mm needles makes a 10cm square.
For each cushion follow the color directions below and knit as follows:
Cast on 3 sts in color indicated. Beg with a k row, cont in striped st st and work 1 row. Inc (by casting on) 3 sts at beg of next and every foll alt row until there are 75 sts.
Cont in striped st st until work measures 48cm from last inc row ending with a ws row.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next and every foll alt row until 3 sts rem. Cast off.
8 Rows Ovivine, 4 Rows Chenas, 6 Rows Belladone, 8 rows Brouilly, 4 rows Chenas, 6 rows Brouilly, 8 Rows Aquatique, 4 Rows Olivine, 6 rows Chenas, 4 rows Olivine, 8 rows Belladone, 6 rows Aquatique. Rep these 72 rows.
8 rows Belladone, 4 rows Brouilly, 6 rows Citronnier, 8 rows Cyclamen, 4 rows Brouilly, 6 rows Cyclamen, 8 rows Chenas, 4 rows Belladone, 6 rows Brouilly, 4 rows Belladone, 8 rows Citronnier, 6 rows Chenas. Rep these 72 rows.
8 rows Brouilly, 4 rows Olivine, 6 rows Belladone, 8 rows Citronnier, 4 rows Olivine, 6 rows Citronnier, 8 rows Aquatique, 4 rows Brouilly, 6 rows Olivine, 4 rows Brouilly, 8 rows Belladone, 6 rows Aquatique. Rep these 72 rows.
With ws tog, fold the finished fabric in half following the diagram on the right. O-O represents the midline.
Match the points A and points B, then join points O to A, A to B and B ot O using an invisible seam., inserting the cushion stuffing before closing the final seam.
Make four tassels for each cushion. Each tassel should consist of 20 strands of yarn and will require a piece of cardboard 17 cm long. Sew a tassle on each corner.
After knitting these two patterns, you have become an expert on how to knit a cushion.
If you are not sure how to make a tassel, read this.
For some more knitting patterns for beginners, click here.