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Stylish textured cushion cover
A chunky knit effect is achieved on this textured cushion cover by using three strands of Aran weight yarn,knitted together as if one strand.

Size
Fits a 40cm x 30 cm (16” x 12”) cushion pad

Tension
9 stitches over 15 rows = 10cm sq (4”)

Abbreviations
K knit
P purl
RS right side
K2tog knit 2 stitches together
Yo yarn over

A quick step by step guide can be seen below.
Printable PDF instructions can be downloaded from the link above.

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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet cushion. Checkerboard Cushion Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using 3 strands of yarn cast on 35 stitches.
    Row 1: (RS): K5,*P5,K5; rep from* to end.
    Row 2: P5,*K5,P5; rep from* to end.
    Row 3: K5,*P5,K5; rep from* to end.
    Row 4: P5,*K5,P5; rep from* to end.
    Row 5: K5,*P5,K5; rep from* to end.
    Row 6: As row 1
    Row 7: As row 2
    Row 8: As row 1
    Row 9: As row 2
    Row 10: As row 1

    Repeat rows 1 to 10, ten times, then repeat from 1-5 until work = 21 squares (counted along length of work
    approximately 77 cm or 30.5 inches).

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet cushion. Checkerboard Cushion Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Continue with next row of squares and make three buttonholes
    Row 1: K5,*P5,K5; rep from* to end.
    Row 2: (P5, K2, yo, K2tog, K1) rep 3 times, P5.
    Row 3: As Row 1
    Row 4: As Row 2
    Cast off (5th row).

    With right side facing and button holes at the top count down side edge, three squares, mark bottom edge
    of third square with contrast yarn, this will be the top edge of the cover, fold flap over. From this marker
    count down ten squares, mark bottom edge of tenth square with contrast yarn (this will be the bottom edge
    of the cover). Fold this flap up. The final cushion cover is ten checkerboard squares high front and back.

    Mark corners with contrast colour yarn.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet cushion. Checkerboard Cushion Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using matching yarn in double thickness, with right sides together stitch side seams. Position buttons, sew
    on using felt square on the back of the knitting to reinforce stitches and prevent stitches pulling. Using
    buttonhole stitch, sew around buttonhole if required. Weave in ends. Block.

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