Knitted pincushion

Using a double knit yarn and an accent button, it’s easy to make this knitted pincushion from a simple square.

Knitted-pincushionYou will need

  • 1 x Sirdar Crofter DK, shade 0033
  • 4mm needles
  • white ply yarn
  • stuffing/ dried lavender
  • accent button


C/on(off) – cast on(off); ch – chain; dc – double crochet; folls – follows; gs – garter stitch; k – knit; N(s) – needle(s); rep – repeat; ss – slip stitch; st(s) – stitch(es); tog – together; tr – treble

Stocking stitch: k 1 row, p 1 row. Repeat.

To make

  1. Using 4mm needles and Crofter DK, c/on 25sts. K1 row, P1 row until there are 46 rows. C/off, weave in ends.
  2. Fold corners into centre of knitted square, right side up. Using white as an accent, visibly stitch edges together, leaving one side open. Stuff with pincushion material and emery sand. Stitch remaining sides together.
  3. Add accent button in centre, and restitch over accent stitches for added visual effect. Stitch corners down underneath the bag for rounded effect. Weave in ends.


Magazine issue date: January, 2014


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