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Patchwork Cushion

March 2002
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
760 yards (695 m)
14-inch square pillow

Summary:  Eight garter-stitch rectangles are sewn together to make a pillow cover for a baby cushion.


  • Pattern calls for three different colors of worsted yarn:  190 yds. in color A, 190 yds. in color B, and 380 yds. in color C
  • US 9 / 5.5 mm needles should be long enough to hold 48 or 64 stitches; 14-inch straights or 29-inch circulars are recommended
  • Yarn needle
  • 16-inch-square pillow form
  • 4 x 2 1/4-inch piece of cardboard or Pom-Pom Maker tool, for making pom-poms
  • Strong scrap yarn (such as a plied wool or cotton yarn), in the same color as the pom-poms

From Knitting for Baby:  These cushions transform a hard floor into a soft play area for baby.  One at a time, they are also comfortable to use while rocking and feeding...The cushion is shown three variations. ... The patchwork cushion is made by sewing together eight squares, four for each side.

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