Saturday, 11 December 2010

Dunlochay Cushion Cover

 So, those who know me will be well aware that I'm borderline obsessed with buttons. This pattern's for a cute but simple cushion cover decorated with vintage buttons and bright embroidery thread.
Yarn 4 balls (you won't need all this) Rauma Finullgarn, =700m (you will probably only need around 500m though).

Other Materials Two 2cm buttons, plus extra to decorate if desired, embroidery thread, one 40cmx40cm cushion.

Needles One pair 7mm/ US 8 needles.

Gauge Held singly, 26 stitches = 10cm with 3mm/ US 2 1/2. Held double, 12 stitches = 10cm with 7mm needles.

Dimensions 45 cm across (after light felting)

k = knit
CO = cast on
k2tog = knit two stitches together
k2tog tbl = knit two stitches together through the back of the loops
yo = bring the yarn to the front of your knitting.
garter stitch = knit every row

With yarn held double, CO 45 stitches. Work in garter stitch until your knitting is 80 cm long. 
For 3 rows:
k1 k2tog tbl, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog k1.
 6 stitches decreased, 39 stitches remaining.
Next row:
k1 k2tog tbl k6 yo k2tog k17 yo k2tog tbl k6 k2tog k1
Next 4 rows:
k1 k2tog tbl, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog k1.
Bind of remaining 29 stitches.
Fold the cast on edge up to the start of the decreases. Sew up along the sides. Felt very lightly and block stretched so cushion cover fits a 40cmx40cm cushion. The two yo's form buttonholes, sew the two 2cm buttons onto the cushion cover with embroidery thread to meet the holes. Sew the other buttons on with embroidery thread to decorate.


  1. Simple, yet lovely. I love it and am going to try it very soon. Thanks so much for inspiring me to try home decor!

  2. Aww, thank you so much! It's always nice to hear someone enjoys your patterns!

  3. I plan on trying this one very soon also. Great pattern and easy!!

  4. Thank you! I made a couple of these for Christmas gifts and they were very much appreciated I think. It's a quick pattern too with the yarn held double.

  5. Great Cushion cover! I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Applied Mathematics @ North Carolina State University. I took up knitting for the same reasons!!!! We have a lot in common. Thank you for sharing your great designs!

  6. Thanks Brikita! Cool, what is your PhD about? Seems like a lot of maths people take up knitting, at conferences there's always a good group of us!

  7. Hello, I am a beginner knitter and found your great pattern on Raverly. I would like to make this cushion cover but a bit scared of helding double the yarn. Do you think it will still look good if I try with single yarn but 8 ply?
    Many thanks,

    1. Hi Melanie,
      Yes, as long as your gauge is the same that would work fine!
      Thanks for your question!

  8. Hi - in the instructions I am wondering what 'kt' means in the following line:
    k1 k2tog tbl k6 yo kt tog k17 yo k2tog tbl k6 k2tog k1

  9. Oops! kt tog should read k2tog. Sorry about that and thank you very much for spotting the mistake!