21 June 2009

Envelope Cushion Cover

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A chunky knit effect is achieved on this simple cushion cover by using three strands of DK yarn, knit together as if one strand.

Difficulty Level Easy

Yarn - Special by Stylecraft Double Knitting Shade 1029 Copper 3 x 100gm

1 pair 10mm (US 15) needles
1 x 25 mm (1 inch) button
Tapestry needle

Size 40 cm x 30 cm (16” x 12”)

Tension 10 st. and 15 rows =10cm (4”)

K knit
P purl
st st stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row)
RS right side
K2tog knit 2 stitches together
yo yarn over

Using 3 strands of yarn cast on 37 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): K
Row 2: P
Continue in st st until work measures approximately 75 cm (29.5 inches) ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row K18, yo, K2tog, K18
Next row P
Next Row K
Cast off.

Mark position of corners and overlap envelope front by approx 5cm. Using matching yarn in double thickness, with right sides together stitch side seams. Position button, sew on using felt square on the back to reinforce stitches and prevent stitches pulling on knitting. Using buttonhole stitch, sew around buttonhole if required. Weave in ends.


  1. I really like your cushion. I like it's unfussiness. We went to buy some for our new old rocking chair but they were all too fancy with uncomfortable fiddly bits. Maybe knitting my own is the way...

  2. Thank you Leigh for the comment, if you do knit your own and use this pattern, let me know how it turns out, I'd love to see.

  3. I'm going to have to have a go at this. It looks fairly straightforward for someone like me who is a bit on the rubbish side when it comes to knitting x

  4. Hello, it says to sew the button on with a piece of felt behind. Does the felt need to be attatched to the knitting at the back or do i just hold it in place while i stitch on the button?

  5. Hi Inga

    Yes just hold the felt in place at the back of the knitting, while you sew on the button. The felt is not essential but it should help to provide a secure place to attach the button.

    hope this helps,

    Julia x


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