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Gauge DK (Aran) : 21 (18) sts x 42 (36) rows = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4” Garter Stitch worked flat, blocked
Yarn: DK or Fingering/4ply held double (Aran Weight)

MC - 284 (250)g motif 1 / 260 (240)g motif 2

plus 40 (50)g for envelope closure

CC - 66 (70)g motif 1 / 88 (80)g motif 2

Needles: 4 (5)mm straight or circular needle, or needle required to meet gauge 
Accessories: embroidery needle, scissors, 50X50 cm cushion insert


Confident Beginner. 

Experience with picking up stitches and short rows advised though full instructions are given along with diagrams and a full video tutorial. 



Working flat

Picking up stitches

German Short Rows



Mattress stitch for sewn closure

Icord bind off for envelope closure 



The front of the cover is worked first with each square being added to the previous by picking up stitches and/or working German short rows. The back is then added in the same manner with the final seam being sewn closed with mattress stitch, or a closure flap is added. Entire cover is worked flat.


Choosing a cushion inner

You will need a 50 X 50cm / 20 x 20” cushion inner for your cover. What that inner is made
from will affect the look of your finished cushion. Both samples use a feather/down insert which makes the cushion plump, but doesn’t stretch the star motif or envelope closure. Synthetic inners can become very flat quite quickly, so you may prefer to use 2 smaller synthetic inners. If the cover is overstuffed you will lose the tips of the star motif and the envelope closure may stretch open and show the inner.


Gauge and yarn 
Gauge and yarnIt is important to make sure you have the correct gauge, otherwise your cover may not fit your cushion inner. Fortunately you can use your first square as a gauge swatch making sure to wash and block it without stretching it. Due to the stretchy nature of Garter stitch you do have some flexibility.


Motif 1 sample is made at aran weight gauge using Filcolana Peruvian Highland Wool in Natural White (MC) and Cinnamon Melange (CC). It has 16 complete squares comprising 20 MC trian- gles and 12 CC triangles.


Motif 2 sample is made at DK weight gauge using Filcolana Saga held double (MC) and Woolly Mammoth Hearth Sock and Natural Sock, each held double (some individual mini skeins, some skeins from the 2022 ‘Twelvetide’ Advent calendar). It has 16 complete squares consisting of 16 MC triangles and 16 CC triangles (8 different CC colours each used twice).


Using Advents and Scrap Yarn 
You can use your advent minis for this pattern if you follow the DK weight instructions. Each individual triangle uses approx 5.5g of either fingering weight yarn held double or DK, though this includes contingency so you can most likely complete a triangle with 5 grams though it will depend on the yarn you’re using and your personal knitting tension. You can also adjust the stitch counts to make slightly smaller triangles weighing 5g or less, though you will end up with a smaller cushion. Full instructions for adjusting stitch counts is given in the pattern. 

Stella Quilt Cushion | Pattern

  • This listing is for a digital instant download of a knitting pattern in PDF format. There is no physical product. 

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