Knitted cushion cover

Give your decor a homely touch with this pretty knitted cushion cover.

Knitted cushion cover

You will need

  • Elle Family Knit DK
  • 1 ball each in colours A, B and C
  • 2 balls of D for trimming
  • 4mm knitting needles
  • blunt needle
  • inner (approximately 40cm x 40cm)

Abbreviations

c/on(off) – cast on(off); k – knit; ms – moss stitch; Ns – needles; p – purl; R(W)S – right(wrong) side; st(s) – stitch(es); st.st – stocking stitch

Stitches used

Moss stitch: 1st row: k1, p1 to end. 2nd row: Purl over knit and knit over purl.
Stocking Stitch: 1st RS row: k. 2nd row: p.

To make

With 4mm Ns and D, c/on 22 sts.
1st row: k.
2nd row: k1, p1 to end (ms).
3rd row: p1, k1 to end (ms).
4th to 6th row: ms.
Break off yarn.

Attach A and work 30 rows st.st. Break off yarn.
Attach D and work 6 rows ms. Break off yarn
Attach B and work 30 rows st.st. Break off yarn
Attach D and work 6 rows ms. Break off yarn.
Attach C and work 30 rows st.st. Break off yarn.

Complete first strip with 6 ms rows.

Knit 2nd and 3rd strip in following colour sequence:
D, C, D, A, D, B, D
D, B, D, C, D, A, D

Knit side trimmings in D as follows: On both sides of middle strip and on outside edge of two side strips.

With right side facing, pick up and knit 80 sts along edge.
Knit 2nd – 6th rows of ms strip.

To complete

With right sides facing and with D attach three strips with a hem stitch making sure the joins match perfectly. Complete second side in the same way. With right sides facing and D, attach two sides around three edges. Turn right side out and neaten corners. Insert inner and sew fourth side.

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