Jacquard cushion knitting pattern

Cushion knitting patternSIZE

30cm x 30cm (12in x 12in)


Yeoman Cotton Cannele 4ply (4ply weight; 100% cotton; 850m/930yds per 245g cone)

A Black (30); 1 x 245g cone

B Turquoise (145); 1 x 245g cone


1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles

Approx. 50cm of black velvet fabric and matching sewing thread for cushion back

30cm x 30cm cushion pad

1.3m of braid trimming for edging (optional)


29 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over patt on 3.25mm needles


Using 3.25mm needles and yarn B, cast on 90 sts.

Beg with a K row and chart row 1, work 110 rows following chart.

Cast off in yarn B.


Weave in any loose yarn ends. Lay work out flat and gently steam, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band. For the cushion back, cut two pieces of fabric, each 27cm by 33cm. Along one long edge of each piece fold 1.5cm to wrong side twice and stitch to form a double hem.

Lay knitting with RS up and place both back pieces with WS up on top, so that raw edges extend 1.5cm past edges of knitting and hemmed edges overlap at centre. Pin and stitch around all sides, taking a 1.5cm seam on fabric and stitching close to edge on knitting. Turn right-side out.

TASSELS (Optional)

Using a piece of cardboard 10cm square and yarn A, make 4 tassels, tying tassels 2cm from top. Sew one tassel to each corner of cushion, or sew braid trim around edge.

Insert cushion pad.

Design by Erika Knight