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Published on May 14th, 2018 | by Merion


5 Cushions to Make Your Sofa Proud!

If you fancy knitting a small project, trying out a new stitch, knitting needles or yarn, a cushion is the perfect solution! We’ve found some of our favorite cushions that will certainly make your sofa proud!

Box Cushion in MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino

With it beautiful subtle scandi-inspired design this delicious box cushion designed in MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino wool, is the epitome of hygge cool. Cozy and soft, this gorgeous project is perfect for intermediate knitters using elegant cabling from corner to corner. Knit using 3.25mm single point needles and craft in your favourite petal shade, from Forget Me Not (as featured) to Daisy Yellow or Lilac Blossom to give your sofa a loving touch!

hygge box cushion

Heartstrings cushion

A selection of cushions would not be complete without a cable cushion, and this is a particularly fine example!  With an envelope back and triple cable motif, this is knitted up in Twilleys Freedom Wool, on 8 and 9mm needles, so it’s a fast knit! The chunky or bulky yarn makes the cable easy to see – ideal if you’re looking for a project to perfect your cabling skills. Twilleys Freedom Wool comes in 13 fabulous shades, so there’s bound to be a colour to match your sofa!

Weekend cushion

New to the knitting block? This bright and zesty free Weekend cushion pattern is just the project you’ve been searching for. Choose in your favourite palette from Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky; opt for scrummy ice cream shades, to bold contrasting tones or primary brights that will add a zing to your living space! Paintbox comes in 60 stunning shades so it’s the perfect opportunity to play with colour this weekend.


Intarsia cat cushion by Amanda Berry

Only for the coolest cats who love nothing better than curling up with a novelty cushion, comes this purrrfectly adorable design from the fabulous Amanda Berry.

Using intarsia colour-work this really will make you feel like the cat who got the cream when you see the finished result. The cushion will require you knit, purl, and use increasing and decreasing techniques, so if you’ve got some knitting experience under your belt and consider yourself at intermediate level, this is a wonderful cushion project!

knitted cat cushion

Fabulous floor pouf by Anne Weil

A knitted pouffe cushion is a thing of great beauty and the perfect partner to your sofa. Look at your colour scheme and choose an accent or something tonal, and find a super chunky yarn for this gorgeous cushion – a yarn that has acrylic content will minimise pilling.

This fabulous design by Anne Weil – looks like it’s straight out of a magazine and is perfect for those feet-up moments or dinner parties when you need more seating! With it’s thick, chic statement design, this floor pouf is perfect for homes that channel a more down to earth style: a sumptuous project that’s designed in gloriously super chunky Cascade Magnum, so you’ll be able to whip up in a matter of hours! (True story.)

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About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: May 14th, 2018.

6 Responses to 5 Cushions to Make Your Sofa Proud!

  1. Janice Currie says:


    You’ve inspired me! I haven’t knitted for quite a number of years but I’m going to have a go at the cable knit cushion above. You wouldn’t happen to know the wool colour would you? I see its Sirdar Big Softie Super Chunky but I’m a little unsure as to which colour it is.

    Kind regards,


    • Jenni says:

      Hi Janice,

      Great to hear that we have inspired you – that’s what we like to do! Also it’s lovely that you’re getting back into knitting.

      Seeing as this is a relatively old post, it seems we no longer sell that particular shade and the designer does not specify which colour she used. The nearest shade I can find in the Sirdar Big Softie is ‘Graffiti’, which you can find here:

      Or, alternatively, you could try knitting it with 5 balls of Stylecraft Swift Knit Super Chunky in Ash:

      Hope this helps you to get those knitting needles out again!

      All the best,
      Jenni & the LoveKnitting Team

      Basically they need 270m of a super chunky yarn – I would suggest with some acrylic in it.

      • Heather Corcoran says:

        Hi there. I originally knitted this cushion in Drops Eskimo Unicolour, Shade Pastel Blue and that’s the shade in the photos. Hope this helps.
        Happy knitting.

        Heather C from The Lonely Sea

  2. Renee says:

    The puff-daddy knitted stool is not in a PDF format for downloading.

  3. Eddie says:

    Great inithgs. Relieved I’m on the same side as you.

  4. Louise says:

    What is the puffy floor cushion stuffed with and how many stands of yard do you use?

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