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28 Oct 2017

by Jellybean Junction

Chunky Cushion

I was so happy to finally get my hands on Knitcraft’s new super chunky yarn ‘Hug it Out’. It’s 100% acrylic which makes is soft, squishy and perfect for scarfs, cowls, jumpers and home decor. It comes in several different shades but I fell in love with this gorgeous pink called ‘Shell’.

When deciding what to make with the yarn I found a cushion pad in my craft stash and immediately set to work making a simple but textural cushion cover. I’m really pleased with the result so I’ve included the pattern details below which will allow you to make your own.

I absolutely loved working with this yarn and have recently been really impressed with the selection of yarns Knitcraft (part of Hobbycraft) are now offering in store and on-line. They are reasonably priced and excellent quality!

Chunky Cushion Pattern

What you’ll need…

  • 4 x 200g balls of ‘Hug it Out’ by Knitcraft (or any other super chunky yarn)
  • 12mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle (large enough to use with super chunky yarn)
  • 36cm x 36cm (14″) cushion pad


  • ch – Chain
  • st – Stitch
  • dc – Double Crochet (US Single Crochet)
  • htr – Half Treble Crochet (US Half Double Crochet)
  • tr – Treble Crochet (US Double Crochet)

Pattern is written in UK terms. Beginning chain always counts as first stitch (unless otherwise stated). First stitch is always at the base of beginning chain (unless otherwise stated).


Chain 25.

Row 1 – (right side) htr in 4th ch from the hook (counts as fist htr), htr across to end, turn (23)

Row 2 – ch2, htr in first st, htr across to end, turn (23)

Row 3 to 9 – repeat Row 2 (23)

Row 10 – ch3, *dc in next st, tr in next st, repeat from * to end, turn (23)

Row 11 – ch1, *tr in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * to end, turn (23)

Row 12 – ch3, *dc in next st, tr in next st, repeat from * to end, turn (23)

Row 13 to 33 – repeat rows 11 and 12 (23)

Row 34 to 42 – repeat Row 2 (23)

Fasten off at the end of Row 42, leave a long tail for sewing.

Wrap crochet around cushion pad with right side facing, sew together across back of cushion using long tail left on last row (ensuring that the textured section of the cushion cover is covering the front of the pad and the join is along the middle of the back). Weave in ends.

Cut a length of yarn twice as long as the cushion, use this to sew one side together. Repeat on the other side and weave in ends.

I really hope you enjoy this pattern! Please remember to tag me in any Instagram posts as I’d love to see your makes (@jellybean_junction). You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern but please credit me as the designer.

Happy hooking x

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