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Monday 11 June 2018

Mitre corner cushion

And now for something completely different! I have been starting to do some knitting - I did a class held at my lovely Pottyroos where I have learned to make a cushion ...

The first part was to make the checkerboard side. It was interesting building the squares up gradually - the mitre corner design is very clever - and no sewing together of individual squares.

Here it is made... next we had to make the back ..... this one is not mine - I don't have a picture from this point  so just so you can get the idea ....

stitches all picked up and then stocking a fancy cast off method called a picot edge. Next the final base flap was knitted and then the cushion was sewn together...

Here it is completed ....

Here's the back showing the picot edge and also my pottery painted buttons - just for show!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Really beautiful Rachel love the checkerboard effect and picot edging-fabulous buttons too
    Carol x

  2. Just beautiful and your buttons are gorgeous too. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Great to go back to knitting and learn new skills Rachel..I love the idea of no stitching the squares together that’s clever!....lovely results....xxxx

  4. I'm on holiday catch up after two weeks of no wifi, super knitting Rachel. Heard some very happy news yesterday!!

    B x

  5. A gorgeous cushion and wonderful buttons too.

    Hugs Sue xx

  6. Your cushion is fabulous Rachel, I really like the way you have finished the back.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. That is gorgeous and love the pattern. I have started to crochet myself a jumper :)
    Linda xxx

  8. You are certainly multi talented Rachel, your cushion is gorgeous, I really love that mitre corner stitch, it is very effective and your picot stitch on the back is beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Is there no end to your talents lovely girl!!
    This is beautifully made Rachel, and well done learning this not so easy technique, your cushion cover is beautiful, handmade buttons too. Socks next lol, hugs Kate xx


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