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Christmas Dachshund Cushion Cover Pattern Knitting Pattern

Christmas Dachshund Cushion Cover Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Nicola Valiji

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Techniques


    knit, Purl

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What you need to know

Knit Nicola Valiji's festive sausage dog cushion, complete with Christmas tree and pom-poms.

Knit a special gift for dachshund lovers with this easy-to-make cushion pattern. The cover itself is quick and easy to knit, and the appliqué sausage dog motif is made up of simple shapes. Remember to label each of the individual elements as you make them and pin your dachshund dog in place before stitching it into its final position.

What do I need?

Yarn: Deramores Studio DK, shades Pearl, two 100g balls, Gingerbread, Ruby, Peridot, Chocolate, one 100g ball of each
Needles: 4mm
Tapestry needle
Cushion pad: 34cm x 40cm
Pom-pom makers: small, medium


Width: 40cm
Length: 34cm

Top knit tips

To make your own pom-pom, cut out two cardboard circles, then cut out a small slice and a small hole in the middle of each piece. Place a piece of yarn between the two cardboard circles ensuring there is enough length for an end to be hanging out of either side. Wrap your yarn around the circle, remembering that the more yarn your wrap the denser your pom-pom will be. Finally, cut in between the two circles of cardboard holding onto the ends of the yarn you placed between them and tie the ends into a secure knot before removing the cardboard pieces. If some lengths are longer than others, you may need to trim your pom-pom.

Pin the individual pieces to the cushion to ensure you get the correct placement.

Meet the designer

Nicola Valiji is a regular designer for Let's Knit Together – she first learned how to knit while making a Jean Greenhowe doll with help from her nan. If you enjoyed making this pattern, why not make this Christmas rabbit next? You can view more of Nicola's designs here.

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