Campervan Travels Cushion goes supersize!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been itching to have a go at knitting the Campervan Travels Countryside Cushion in super chunky yarn on big needles, no change to the pattern size just BIG!

This is the outcome, knitted in a super chunky yarn on a pair of 10mm needles.  I’ve added a simple border and I’m now the happy (and slightly warmer) owner of a Campervan Travels Countryside Blanket!

If you want to have a go, the Cushion pattern is available here: Knitted Campervan Travels Countryside Cushion.

Just cast on 90 stitches and knit the Front section of the cushion.  Cast off after the last row of the Front and then work the borders as follows:

Border (I used 5 colours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using 10mm needles and first contrast colour:

With right side facing pick up and knit 90 stitches evenly along one edge

Row 1 – (starting with wrong side facing) knit
Row 2 – (right side facing) k1, increase 1, k to last 2 stitches, increase 1, k1 (92 sts)
Row 3 – (starting with wrong side facing) knit
Row 4 – (right side facing) repeat row 2 (94 sts)
Break first contrast colour and join second
Rows 5 to 8 – Repeat rows 1 to 4 (98 sts)
Break second contrast and join third
Rows 9 to 12 – Repeat rows 1 to 4 (102 sts)
Break third contrast and join fourth
Rows 13 to 16 – Repeat rows 1 to 4 (106 sts)
Break fourths contrast and join fifth.
Cast off in fifth colour then fasten off and work in any loose ends.

Repeat Border instructions for remaining 3 sides.
Stitch corners of each border section together and work in any loose ends.

Campervan Wheels
I crocheted my campervan wheels using a 6mm hook and Super Chunky yarn:

Using 6mm hook and dark grey work 2ch
Round 1 – Work 6dc into 1st chain (6 sts)
Round 2 – work 2dc into each stitch x 6 (12 sts)
Round 3 – work (2dc into 1st st, 1dc into next st) x 6 (18 sts)
slip stitch into next stitch then fasten off and work in any loose ends.
Repeat for second wheel.

Don’t worry if you can’t crochet, just use oversized buttons or felt to make your wheels.

Don’t forget to post a photo over on our Facebook page if you decide to give it a go!

Happy knitting 🙂