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Knitted cushion cover with textured pattern in DROPS Snow or DROPS Wish. Fits cushion size 50x50 cm = 19 3/4”x19 3/4”.

DROPS 207-46
DROPS Design: Pattern no ee-685
Yarn group E

42 x 42 cm = 16½" x 16½". The cover will fit cushion size 50 x 50 cm = 19¾" x 19¾"; it needs to be stretched slightly for a good fit.

DROPS SNOW from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
300 g color 85, curry

Or use;
DROPS WISH from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
150 g color 12, curry

11 stitches in width and 18 rows in height with pattern A.1 = 10 x 10 cm = 4" x 4".

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 8 MM = US 11: Length 60 cm = 24" or 80 cm = 32".
Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm = 4", change to a larger needle size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm = 4", change to a smaller needle size.

INNER CUSHION: 50 x 50 cm = 19¾" x 19¾"


Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here


100% Wool
from 2.65 $ /50g
Get the yarn to make this pattern from 10.60$.

The yarn cost is calculated from the pattern’s smallest size and the yarn’s cheapest product type. Looking for an even better price? You might find it on the DROPS Deals!

Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.



See diagram A.1.




The piece is worked back and forth; the front is worked upwards, then the back downwards. The piece is folded and the bottom and sides sewn together.

Cast on 46 stitches with circular needle size 8 mm = US 11 and Snow or Wish. Work diagram A.1 over all stitches (= 23 repeats of 2 stitches) – REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE. When the piece measures 42 cm = 16½" insert a marker = top of cover; you are half-way. Continue A.1 back and forth over all stitches until the piece measures 84 cm = 33". Bind off with knit over knit and purl over purl.

Fold the piece at the marker so the cast-on and bind-off edges are together – right side out. Sew the one side together, edge to edge in the outermost loop of the outermost stitch. Sew the bottom edge together and insert the cushion. Sew the last side together.

This pattern has been corrected.

Updated online: 15.10.2019
New yarn amount: DROPS SNOW from Garnstudio 200 g color 85, curry


All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = knit from right side, purl from wrong side
symbols = purl from right side, knit from wrong side
Do you have a question? See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (9)

country flag Jolanda Steiner wrote:

Ich werde mir dieses Kissen als Schal stricken 😄

31.05.2023 - 16:29

country flag Britta Nilson wrote:

Hej! Garnet räcker inte! Stickfastigheten följer jag. Behöver ytterligare 1 garnnystan till varje kudde. Har dessutom köpt garnet till en kudde till men i en annan färg. Köpt drops snowmix då kundtjänst som jag pratade med på telefon rekommenderade detta garnet till kuddarna och mönstret. Köpt via nätet. Tråkigt! Annars jättefint mönster! Hoppas ni bjuder på frakten när jag måste köpa mer garn! Dessvärre får man väl inte samma färgbad…

12.05.2023 - 14:29

country flag Karoline wrote:

Har fulgt strikkefastheten men til tross for dette klarer jeg ikke å holde meg til oppgitt garnmengde på 200 gr Snow. Regner med jeg havner på +/- 250 gr. Noe irriterende da "oppgitt " mengde garn til 3 puter er kjøpt på nett.

13.11.2022 - 14:09

country flag Nicole wrote:

Hallo, ich habe das Kissen mit 2 Fäden Alaska-Wolle gestrickt und 400g (8 Knäuel) benötigt. Die angegebene Wollmenge von 200g Snow (200m Lauflänge) können nicht korrekt sein, da diese Menge nur für 70cm ausreichen und ich insgesamt 510m Lauflänge Alaska benötigt habe. I needed 400g of Alaskan wool (8 balls of wool) to get the pillow ready. The specified amount of 200g snow (220yds) cannot be correct, because I needed a total of 566yds running length Alaska (2 threads !).

24.10.2021 - 19:44

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Nicole, Snow is from group E and Alaska from group C. Since you work with 2 threads of Alaska, it should be approx. like DDROPS Snow, but it's slightly thicker, so you would need more than double the yards than with just Snow. There can be a difference too depending on the gauge. Happy knitting!

01.11.2021 - 14:02

country flag Michaele Kličková wrote:

Hallo, das Garn reichte leider nicht, ich musste 3 Päckchen nachbestellen. Aber sonst schönes Kissen.

06.03.2021 - 16:10

country flag Vero wrote:

Hei, kan det stemme at det trengs mere garn enn de 200g som er oppgitt? Har kommet til 70 cm nå med 4 nøster, strikkefastheten stemmer.

01.01.2020 - 21:19

country flag Uta wrote:

Hallo, ich habe das schöne Kissen gestrickt. Ich habe 200 Gramm DROPS Eskimo benötigt. Viele Grüße Uta

11.10.2019 - 12:04

country flag Sussi Johansen wrote:

Hej igen. Jeg har nu strikket 1 ngl. garn, og er nået 16 cm. Jeg skal op på 84 cm, så der er behov for 6 ngl. Eskimo, altså ikke 3 ngl., som der står i opskriften. Mange hilsener Sussi Johansen Brøndby

19.09.2019 - 08:57

country flag Sussi Johansen wrote:

Jeg agter at strikke denne skønne pude. Men.... kan det passe at der kun skal bruges 3 ngl. garn? Venlig hilsen Sussi Johansen

18.09.2019 - 11:05

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Sussi, Tak for info, vi skal sørge for at få det rettet :)

26.09.2019 - 09:57