TAMMY cushion cover by Freda Moss Designs

TAMMY cushion cover

January 2021
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
7.0 mm
219 - 241 yards (200 - 220 m)
50cm x 50cm
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This knitted cushion cover is a knitting pattern to make yourself a soft, modern rustic knit decorative pillow. A fantastic addition to your sofa, couch, chair or bed! Designed and tested by Freda Moss Designs.

Impress your friends and family with this unique knitted cushion, and watch their jaws drop when they realise you’ve made it yourself! It is a statement piece for your home, on trend with the latest modern rustic interior design fashion.

Feel proud and satisfied that you’ve created something stunning and individual with your own hands! And you can make it in any colours you like to ensure it is truly one of a kind!

If you have never tried colour-work before this is great pattern to try it for the first time. It doesn’t take too long to knit because it uses a thick yarn, maybe four or five evenings of work. You can even do an Ikea hack if you don’t fancy making the fabric part of the cushion cover - this is all explained in the pattern.

I was inspired to design this cushion whilst browsing through the latest interior design magazines. The modern rustic design is up to date and brings a cosy feel to your home. I saw a really cute black and cream earthenware jug in one magazine with a very similar pattern this, and my idea was born!

This is a knitting and sewing pattern to make your own cushion cover. It has a knitted front cover and a fabric back with a zipper opening so you can fill it with a cushion pad. You can also do an Ikea hack if you don’t want to make the fabric part of the cushion cover - this is all explained in the pattern.

This is not a finished product. You need to buy the yarn and fabric to make your own.

I used The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters to knit the front of the cushion. I used two colours of yarn, black and cream. And an olive green velvet fabric for the rest of the cover.

You will need:

Yarn and materials

100g Aran / worsted weight yarn in colour B (black)
50g Aran / worsted weight yarn in colour C (cream)
Approx. 0.55m x 0.55m iron-on interlining, heavy weight
Approx. 1.1m x 0.55m medium-weight fabric, without much stretch, such as a woven cotton, lighter weight denim, linen or velvet
A zipper measuring 50cm long
A cushion pad measuring 0.5m x 0.5m (50cm x 50cm)

Needles and notions

7mm single-pointed knitting needles
Wool / darning / tapestry needle
Hand sewing needle
Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter (or you can use fabric-cutting scissors and a means of cutting
straight edges and right-angles)
Iron and ironing board
Sewing thread in a colour that matches the fabric
Sewing machine, if possible, but don’t worry this can be done by hand

The pattern provides instructions for making a cushion cover that measures 50cm x 50cm. It can be adjusted to fit any size of cushion.

This cushion cover is knitted in two colours of yarn. It is a simple colour-work technique, a great pattern to try if you’ve never attempted colour-work. The rest is made with fabric, and preferably sewn with a sewing machine to get a professional finish, although it can also be done by hand. If you don’t want to make the fabric part of the cushion cover you can do an Ikea hack - this is all described in the pattern.

This is a pattern for intermediate knitters. You need to be able to cast on, cast off, knit and purl. It is knitted with two colours and is a great pattern to try if you’ve never attempted colour-work.