Christmas tree cushion

Christmas tree cushion

This gorgeous Christmas tree cushion is such fun to make.

This lovely Christmas tree cushion will give any corner of the home a festive touch. If you can’t knit, cut the tree from felt and decorate in the same way.

You will need

  • a red store-bought cushion in durable fabric, about 40cm x 40cm
  • double-knit white wool
  • 6mm knitting needles
  • buttons of various colours, shapes and sizes
  • silver embroidery thread and coloured wool for the ‘star’ button
  • tapestry needle (eye big enough for wool)
  • thimble

Abbreviations for the Christmas tree cushion

beg – begin(ning); dec – decrease; c/on (off) – cast on (off); cont – continue; k – knit; inc – increase; ms – moss st; patt – pattern; p – purl; st(s) – stitch(es); tog – together
Moss stitch: k1, (p1, k1….)

To make

  1. For the trunk, c/on 15 sts and work 32 rows in ms.
  2. To increase for the tree top, with the trunk on the left-hand needle, c/on 20 sts.
  3. Work in ms to end. Inc 20 sts. Dec 1 st at beg and end of every 3rd row, keeping to the ms patt. Cont till last st. Tie off.
  4. Sew in ends and neatly stitch around your tree to secure it to your cushion. Sew on buttons as desired with the embroidery thread and coloured wool in the case of the ‘star’ button on top.

For more easy festive crafts, try:

Magazine issue date: December, 2011

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