Zig Zag stripe bolster cushion cover
This pattern covers a bolster cushion 18” x 7”
The pattern is repeated over 15 stitches and 3 rows single colour, 6 rows double colour & 12 rows triple colour so can easily be made larger or smaller, depending on tension. I am a medium tension knitter
5.5mm long needles.
3 x 100g double knit yarn used double throughout.
A = Brown
B = Pink
C = Beige
5 buttons or press fasteners
Needle for sewing up
K = knit, p = purl, k2tog = knit 2 together, yo = yarn over needle, Sl = slip stitch, psso = pass the slipped stitch over, sts stitches.
Cast on Using A 75 sts
1st row A Knit
2nd row A K1, yo, K5, Sl1, K2tog, psso, K5, yo, K1. Repeat from to end. (This row will be called Pattern)
3rd row A Purl
4th B Knit
5th B Pattern
6th B Purl
7th B Knit
8th A Pattern
9th A Purl
10th C Knit
11th C Pattern
12th C Purl
13th C Knit
Repeat rows 2 – 13 10 times more, or 12 rows longer than the radius of the bolster to allow for overlap. Cast off on the last knit row.
Ends (make 2)
Cast on 75 stitches in A
Stocking stitch 4 rows
Row 5 (K1, K2tog) to end - 50 stitches
9 (k1, K2tog) to last 2 stitches K2 – 34 sts
13 (K1, K2tog) to last st, K1 – 23 sts
17 (K1, K2tog) to last 2 sts K2 – 16sts
19 K2 to to end – 8 sts
Thread through remaining stitches pull and tie tightly.
Over lap cast on edge over cast off edge by 12 rows and Pin at row end, fit ends in place and secure using back stitch. Back stitch gives a better finish on the right side. Turn right side out and sew buttons in place under the overlap. Make a chain stitch loop twice the width of the button. Sew under the overlap to make button loop. Or use press fasteners.