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Tree of Life Cushion – Knitting Pattern

The central pattern of this pretty cushion is based on the traditional Tree of Life pattern. The outer pattern is the wheat stitch, which is simply a split rib. The only stitches you need to know to complete the project is the knit stitch and the purl stitch.

Here we have used our soft, warm 100% merino wool colored with 100% natural mineral pigments. Some say the yarn carries the power of the Earth.

Materials & Tools

 

 

Sizes:

To fit a 45cm x 45cm cushion

Tension 22stitch x 23rows per 10cm square.

Abbreviations

 

K : Knit

P : Purl

The Directions

 

 

Tree of Life Cushion

Front

Cast on 103 stitches

Work 36 rows of stocking stitch

*Row 37: RS (k1,p1) 19 times, k12 p1, k1, k1, K12, (p1,k1) 19 times

Row 38: (p1,k1)19 times, k3, p8, k2, p1, k2, p8, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 39: (k1, p1) 19times, k10, p2, k3, p2, k10, (p1, k1,) 19 times

Row 40: (p1, k1) 19 times k3, p6, k2, p5, k2, p6, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 41: (k1, p1) 19 times, k8, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k8, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 42: (p1, k1) 19 times, k3, p4, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p4, k3, (k1, p1, ) 19 times

*Row 43: (p1, k1) 19 times, k6, (p2, k2, p2, k3) twice, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 44: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, (p2, k2) twice, p5, (k2, p2) twice, k3 (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 45: (p1, k1) 19 times, k4, (p2, k2) twice, p1, k1, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k4, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 46: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, p1, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k1, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 47: (p1, k1) 19 times, k6, ( p2, k2, p2, k3) twice, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 48: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, (p2, k2) twice, p5, (k2, p2) twice, k3, (p1, k1) 19 times

*Row 49: (k1, p1) 19 times, k5, (p1, k2, p2, p2, p1, k1) twice, k4, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 50: (p1, k1) 19 times, k3, p4, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p4, k3 (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 51: (k1, p1) 19 times, k6, (p2, k2, p2, k3) twice, K3, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 52: (p1, k1) 19 times, k3, p3, k1, p2, k2, p5, k2, p2, k1, p3, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 53: (k1, p1) 19 times, k8, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k8, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 54: (p1, k1) 19 times, k3, p4, k2, p2, k2,p1, k2, p2, k2, p4, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

*Row 55: (p1, k1) 19 times, k7, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1, k7, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 56: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, p6, k2, p5, k2, p6, k3, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 57: (p1, k1) 19 times, k8, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1,k2, p2, k8, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 58: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, p5, k1, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p5, k3, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 59: (p1, k1) 19 times, k10, p2, k3, p2, k10, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 60: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, p6, k2, p5, k2, p6, k3, (p1, k1) 19 times

*Row 61: (K1, p1) 19 times k9, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k9, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 62: (p1, k1) 19 times, k3, p8, k2,p1, k2, p8, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 63: (k1, p1) 19 times, k10, p2, k3, p2, k10, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 64: (p1, k1) 19 times, k3, p7, k1, p5, k1, p7, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 65: (k1, p1) 19 times, k10, p2, k3, p2, k10, (p1,k1) 19 times

Row 66: (p1, k1) 19 times, k3, p8, k2, p1, k2, p8, k3, (k1, p1) 19 times

*Row 67: (p1, k1) 19 times, k12, p1, k1, p1, k12, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 68: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, p21, k3, (p1,k1) 19 times

Row 69: (p1, k1) 19 times, k27, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 70: (k1, p1) 19 times, k3, p21, k3, (p1, k1) 19 times

Row 71: (p1, k1) 19 times, k27, (k1, p1) 19 times

Row 72: ( k1, p1) 19times k3, p21, k3, (p1, k1) 19 times

*Row 73: k12, (k1,p1) 7 times, k51, (p1,k1) 7 times, k12

Row 74: p12, (p1,k1) 7 times, p51, (k1, p1) 7 times, p12

Repeat rows 73 and 74 twice

*Row 79: k12, (p1,k1) 7 times, k51, (k1, p1) 7 times, k12

Row 80: P12, (k1, p1) 7 times, p51, (p1, k1) 7 times, p12

Repeat rows 79 and 80 twice

*Row 85: k16, (k1,p1,) 3 times, k59, (p1, k1) 3 times, k16

Row 86: p16, (p1, k1) 3 times, p59, (k1, p1) 3 times, p16

Repeat rows 85 and 86 twice

Rows 91 to 108 work in stocking stitch.

Cast off.

 

Part one of back 

Cast on 103 stitches

Work 54 rows in stocking stitch.

Work 8 rows in K1, p1, rib

Cast off

 

Part two of back

Work 54 rows of stocking stitch.

Work 3 rows of K1, p1 rib

1st Button hole row

Work 10 stitch in rib, cast off 5, work 34 stitches in rib, cast off 5, work 34 stitches in rib, cast off 5, work 10 stitches in rib.

2nd Button hole row

Work 10 stitches in rib, cast on 5, work 34 stitches in rib, cast on 5, work 34 stitches in rib, cast on 5, work 10 stitches in rib.

Work 3 rows in rib.

Cast off.

 

TO MAKE UP

Lightly press the pieces.

Sew in threads

Join front and both pieces of the back together.

Sew on buttons