I love knitting but I do hate sewing up. This pattern for a cushion minimizes the sewing to one side of the pillow as it makes two sides of fabric in one without the use of four or five needles. It can also be used to make a bag. Have a look at the bag I made to compliment the poncho in a swap several years back. The material and size is not terribly crucial in this pattern but for a small cushion I used this pattern.
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One pair of needles #19 and yarn DMc 80 or thin wool (suppliers see links)
Cast on 42 stitches or a number that can be divided with 2.
Row 1: Knit 1, (knit 1, slip 1 stitch with yarn in front of the stitch) repeat until one stitch remains, knit last stitch.
Row 2 and all subsequent turns: Repeat Row 1. Cast off at the desired length. You can make it any size you want.
Stuff the pillow and sew the open end.
Can also be used to make a small bag. Cast on 32 stitches and knit as above.
Crochet a handle and attach fringes to the corners at the bottom.