STAR STITCH cushion cover by Freda Moss Designs

STAR STITCH cushion cover

June 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
in Star stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
109 - 142 yards (100 - 130 m)
One size
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This knitted cushion cover is a knitting pattern to make yourself a soft, chunky knit, decorative pillow. A fabulous addition to your sofa, couch, chair or bed! Designed and tested by Freda Moss Designs.

Impress your friends, family and neighbours with this unique knitted cushion. It is a statement piece for your home. And watch their jaws drop when they realise you’ve made it yourself!

Feel proud and satisfied that you’ve created something stunning and individual with your own hands! And you can make it in any colour you like to ensure it is truly unique.

It looks complicated, but is surprisingly simple to make. It knits up quickly because it is made with super chunky yarn. You can make the whole thing from start to finish in one whole day!

I was inspired to design this cushion when I discovered a knitting stitch called Star Stitch when I was browsing the internet. It reminded me of night-time walks with my dog, gazing at the sky whilst my pup sniffed the air and ground with wonderment.

This is a knitting and sewing pattern to make your own cushion cover. It has a knitted front cover and a fabric back with an overlapping opening so you can fill it with a cushion pad.

  • Materials: I used a super chunky, ethically sourced, merino yarn in mustard yellow to knit the front of the cushion. And a medium weight cotton fabric in a solid grey colour for the rest of the cover.

  • You will need: 200g super chunky yarn Approx 0.45m x 0.45m iron-on interlining, heavy weight Approx 1.1m x 0.45m medium weight fabric, without much stretch, such as a woven cotton, lighter weight denim or linen A cushion pad measuring 0.4m x 0.4m (40cm x 40cm) 10mm single pointed knitting needles Sewing thread Cutting, sewing and ironing tools

  • Size: The pattern provides instructions for making a cushion cover that measures 40cm x 40cm. It can be adjusted to fit any size of cushion.

  • How it is made: This cushion cover is knitted in Star Stitch knitting stitch with a super chunky yarn to create the front of the cover. The rest is made with fabric, and is preferably sewn with a sewing machine to get a professional finish, although it can also be done by hand.

  • Skill level: This is a pattern for intermediate knitters. You need to be able to cast on and cast off, knit, purl, and how to purl stitches together.