Christmas Tree Cushions by Squibbly Bups

Christmas Tree Cushions

Knitting
October 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7.0 mm
547 yards (500 m)
Approximately 56cm (22 inches).
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Two variations of a triangle-patterned Christmas Tree Cushion: one is a textured knit-purl pattern made in a single colour suitable for beginners, the other is a four-coloured design suitable for knitters familiar with stranded knitting.

The cushions can be used in the conventional way on a sofa or placed on a table, sideboard or shelf and decorated as a space-saving alternative to a traditional Christmas tree. You can also hang them on the wall or on a door as an alternative to a circular wreath, in which case there is a trunk which can be attached.

The pieces are knit flat then sewn together and the cushions are approximately 56cm (22 inches) tall. The one-colour pattern is given as written instructions and as a chart. The four-colour pattern is given in chart form only.

You will need:

  • Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky: 
For the four-colour tree only, approximately 75m of Racing Green (927), 65m of Grass Green (929), 65m of Slate Green (926) and 60m of Paper White (900).
For the one-colour tree only, approximately 215m of Racing Green (927).
If making the trunk, approximately 10m of Coffee Bean (910) per tree.
  • 7mm (US 10.75) knitting needles.
  • A tapestry needle.
  • About 1½ bags of toy stuffing per tree.

Techniques you should be familiar with before using this pattern:

  • Casting on and binding off.
  • Knitting and purling.
  • Decreasing.
  • Blocking.
  • Sewing seams using mattress stitch.
  • For the four-colour tree: stranded knitting and reading a chart.