Chusi Squares

Chusi Cushion or Blanket Pattern

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Chusi Cushion

Skill Level:  ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ Perfect for beginners.

This single pattern is available to download for free or if you order the yarn below to make the Chusi Blanket – a free printed pattern will be sent to you with the yarn.

Chusi Cushion
Kilcarra Tweed Teal Colourway
Kilcarra Tweed Yellow Colourway

Product Description

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: Three 50g balls each of  Knoll Kilcarra Tweed in shade A, shade B and shade C.
Knoll Kilcarra Tweed (100% Pure New Wool, 80m/87yds per 50g). 
I used shade 4847 Gweedore for shade A, 4896 Beleek for shade B and 2017 Ardara for shade C.

Metres/Yardage for each shade210m/230yds – 235m/257yds.

Needles: 5mm.

Tension: 18 stitches and 38 rows to 10cm square over garter stitch using 5mm needles.

Skill Level:  ◊ ◊ ◊ 

Measurements: One square measures approx. 15cm x 15cm.
Finished blanket measures approx. 78cm x 82cm.

Blog Post: Click here to read my inspiration behind this pattern and click here to read about my love of garter stitch with three free patterns.

My design ideas and advice:  I’ve taken this classic Chusi Cushion pattern and used more balls of gorgeous yarn to create a Chusi Blanket. This made six squares of each solid colour and seven striped squares, which I then sewed together to make into a blanket.These squares are very simple to knit and perfect for knitters who haven’t used more than one shade before.
I named it Chusi because the original (now discontinued) yarn to make this design was spun in Peru, so I decided to use a Quechua name for the pattern as Quechua is the native language of rural Peru. I chose Chusi because it means striped woollen blanket.

If you wanted to knit the pattern as originally intended as a cushion then you will need:
Two 50g balls each of  Knoll Kilcarra Tweed in shade A, shade B and shade C.

Click on the following for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: My Learn to Knit Videos and Using Mattress Stitch to Join Garter Stitch Edges together.