Saturnus Cushions by Jimenez Joseph

Saturnus Cushions

September 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Over either grab stitch pattern using larger needles, after washing and blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
495 yards (453 m)
One size only
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Grab stitches create two options for gloriously textured cushions.

One size only
To fit a cushion: 40cm x 40cm [16in x 16in]
Actual cushion cover width (takes account of seaming): 38cm [15in]. Actual cushion cover height (including rib): 42cm [16½in].

Third Vault Yarns Caroline DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 230m per 115g skein) Colour ways: ‘Saturnus’; 2 x 115g skeins for the orange grab stitch 1x4 cushion and ‘Enceladus’; 2 x 115g skeins for the blue-grey grab stitch 4x6 cushion.

Approximate yardage per cushion
455m [495yds]

One pair 5mm [US 8] knitting needles, or size needed to match grab stitch tension. One pair 3.5mm [US 4] knitting needles, or size needed to match rib tension; Tapestry needle; Six 20mm [¾in] buttons; One cushion pad 40cm x 40cm [16in x 16in]; Crochet hook approximately 3.5mm (optional)

20 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4in] over either grab stitch pattern using larger needles. 22 sts and 36 rows to 10cm [4in] over 2x2 rib pattern using smaller needles. Both after washing and blocking.

Photo tutorials for the Grab Stitch techniques can be found within this pattern.

The Saturnus Cushion covers are cast on at the button band. By using the working yarn, rather than a provisional waste yarn, for the crochet cast on, the cast-on edge matches the cast-off edge perfectly. The body of the cushion is worked back and forth in your chosen grab stitch pattern, before ending with a buttonhole band. The cover is then seamed with mattress stitch and buttons are sewn on to the button band. Fill your cushion cover with a cushion pad and enjoy your work!

Photos by Jesse Wild -

This pattern was first published in Confident Knitting. Available from these stockists:
• Purlescence (UK):

• Modern Daily Knitting (USA):

• Strickmich (EU):