Knit and Destroy Gets Handy
For this cushion, you will knit two identical pieces; one will be the front and one the back of the cushion. Start with the cupcake case and ￼work your way up...
Finished size approx 38cm (at widest point) x 31cm.
Tension: 20 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.
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Using Colour 1, cast on 72 stitches. Row 1: * K4, p2; rep from *
Row 2: * K2, p4; rep from *
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you’ve worked 58 rows of this rib pattern. Row 59: Purl all stitches.
Row 60: Knit all stitches.
Change to Colour 2.
Row 61: Knit all stitches.
Row 62: Purl all stitches.
Row 63: Knit all stitches.
Row 64: Purl all stitches.
Row 65 (increase row): K1, inc1, k to last st, inc1, k1.
Row 66: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 61 – 66 once more. You will now have 76 stitches.
It’s time to add the icing which we want to to sit in a pretty scalloped line on the top of this cupcake.
Change to colour 3.
Row 73: * Knit the first 5 stitches, slip the next 3 stitches onto the needle without working; repeat from * until you have 4 sts left on the needle, knit these 4 stitches. Row 74: Purl the first 5 stitches, slip one stitch onto the needle without working, * purl 7 stitches, slip one stitch onto the needle without working; repeat from * until you have 6 sts left on the needle, purl these 6 stitches.
Row 75: Knit all stitches.
Row 76: Purl all stitches.
Row 77 (increase row): K1, inc1, k to last st, inc1, k1. (78 sts) Row 78: Purl all stitches. Row 79: Knit all stitches. Repeat rows 78 and 79 twice more.
Row 84: Purl all stitches.
Row 85 (decrease row): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 86: Purl all stitches. Repeat rows 85 and 86 three more times. (70 sts).
Row 93: Knit all stitches.
Row 94: Purl all stitches.
Make a second piece exactly the same, to use for the other side of the cushion.
Sew in all loose yarn ends. Block both the pieces so they lie flat. Now taking your tapestry needle and corresponding coloured yarn, sew the pieces together using mattress stitch, leaving a gap of 10cm to stuff the cupcake.
Stuff the cupcake. Sew the gap closed. For the finishing touch, make a small pom-pom using the red yarn and a 7cm diameter cardboard circle.
Now, using the tail of yarn left, stitch the pom-pom to the top of the cushion.