Knitting Pattern for Beginners: Make This Easy Cushion Your First Project

Knitting Pattern for Beginners: Make This Easy Cushion Your First Project

(Image credit: KOEL Magazine)

This month, Apartment Therapy teamed up with a bunch of talented knitters — like KOEL Magazine — to give you a rich mix of informative posts about this useful and meditative craft, including resources and original patterns. If you've never picked up knitting needles before, this is a great time to start. See the entire knitting series right here. Otherwise, here are the good folks from KOEL...

Searching for a craft to help you pull through this harsh winter month before spring arrives? If you're anything like us at KOEL Magazine, you must be obsessed with fibers and the look of handcrafted classic elegance in this modern age, so may we suggest knitting? Yarn accessories are great pieces to inject character and personality in any home and we think this easy knit cushion pattern will do the trick. Perfect for entry-level crafters, this easy and timeless cushion design will add some warmth in your interior, and help you master the basic stitches before you get on with more complicated patterns.

Whether you are an amateur who knits for leisure or a seasoned yarn crafter who knits for a living, we think it's so much fun to explore making your own desired patterns... it's absolutely fine to make a few mistakes, experiment and go off patterns! So don't be afraid to customize this cushion pattern to fit your own taste and go bold in playing around with colors! We think what's most liberating is the inspiring creative process that you are on while making your own decisions.


2 balls 50g Katia Ingenua (78% mohair, 13% molyamide, 9% merino in blue grey no.52) and 1 ball 50g Katia Iris (52% linen, 43% polyester, 5% nylon in silver no.56)


12mm (size 17) needles

ExtraPillow form 50x50cm (20"x20")

Needle Gauge

8sts x 10rows = 10x10cm (4"x4") in stockinette stitch

Stitches Used

Knit stitch

Purl stitch

Stockinette stitch


Note: This cushion is made combining 3 threads together as 1 single thread (2 balls Ingenua + 1 ball Iris). Begin by casting on 40 stitches. Continue 1st row (right side) Knit to end. 2nd row (wrong side) Purl to end. Repeat these two rows until piece measures approximately 50cm (20"). End by casting off 40 stitches knitwise. Continue for second part. Repeat from begin to end for backside of your cushion. Finish by sewing two pieces together with the same Katia Ingenua yarn, using a basic back hand sewing stitch. Leave 15cm (6") open to insert pillow form and sew last part together.

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