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Multi-coloured striped flower cushion Knitting Pattern

Multi-coloured striped flower cushion

Bring the garden into your home with this fun and flowery stripy cushion with yarn from My Angel's Knitting!

We just can't get enough of cushions – not only are they an excellent way to lift the ambience of a room, but they're fun to make and great as gifts too! We love the striped effect of Cheryl Murphy's design, and adore the floral finishing touch! Stock up from www.myangelsknitting.co.uk or call 01908 370644 and start making your cushion in no time!

Back

Using 3.5mm needles and yarn C cast on 77 sts
Row 1-8: yarn C
Rows 9-16: yarn B
Rows 17-24: yarn A
Rows 25-32: yarn D
Rows 33-40: yarn C
Rows 41-48: yarn B
Rows 49-56: yarn A
Rows 57-64: yarn D
Rows 65-72: yarn C
Rows 73-80: yarn B
Rows 81-88: yarn A
Cast off

Right panel

Using 3.5mm needles and yarn C cast on 36 sts
Row 1: k
Row 2: k2, p to end
Follow this patt for 88 rows using yarn sequence for Back of cushion
Cast off

Left panel

Using 3.5mm needles and yarn C cast on 56 sts
Row 1: k
Row 2: p50, k6
Foll this patt for 88 rows using yarn sequence for Back of cushion
Cast off

Flowers

NOTE: Alternatively, you can use a knitting doll
Using 2.75mm dpns and yarn E cast on four sts,

Make i-Cord

K4 sts, push the sts to other end of needle, k4 sts again pulling yarn tight across back of work, rep until work meas 27.5cm
Cast off, rep to make four flowers

To make up

Weave in all loose ends. Sew up side seams.
To make flower: Mark i-cord with a pin at intervals of 5.5cm. Sew i-cord together at each set of two adjacent pins, making five loops. Sew button in centre. Space flowers evenly over the cushion opening and sew on (left panel),whilst also sewing on snap fasteners to inside at the same time. Line up second row of snap fasteners and sew on cushion opening (right panel)

Alternative embellishments
If you don’t fancy the flowers, this is the perfect opportunity to get creative – why not try adding oversized wooden buttons to the cushion, for a shabby-chic contrast to the vibrant stripes?

NOTE: K all odd rows and p all even rows in st st

Approx 35cm x 31cm

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