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Bow Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Caron International
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron® Simply Soft® yarn, 1 skein each: Dark Sage, Autumn Red or 2 colors of choice
  • DMC® Gold Glitter thread (optional)
  • 1 pair knitting needles, size US 8 or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Split-ring stitch marker or safety pin
  • 14" pillow form
  • 3 buttons, 3/4" diameter
  • 1/2 yd dark green fabric for lining pillow cover (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
GAUGE:
Gauge is not critical for this project.
In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 26 rows = 4".

STITCHES USED:
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.
Seed stitch (Seed st)
Row 1 (RS): * K1, p1; repeat from * across.
Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTE:
Pillow cover is worked using MC in Stockinette stitch, and lined (if desired); Bow and Sash are worked separately in Seed stitch, using CC and a strand of gold Glitter held together.

HELPFUL:
When working Bow, place a marker (pm) at beginning of RS rows to indicate which edge is being shaped.

PILLOW COVER – Back and Front (both alike):
Using MC, cast on 50 sts.
(RS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 14" from beginning.
Bind off all sts.
With RS of Pillow pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides.
Lining (optional): Cut 2 pieces of fabric 15" square, or size to fit Pillow Cover pieces plus 1/2" on all sides for seam allowance. With RS of Lining pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides. Insert Lining into Pillow Cover, with WS facing each other.
Pillow Form: Insert form into Pillow cover; turn under seam allowance on lining, sew edge. Sew remaining edge of Pillow Cover neatly together.

RIBBON SASH:
Using CC (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 32 sts.
Begin Seed st; work even for 2 rows.
Buttonhole Rows: (RS) Continuing in Seed st, work 3 button holes across, having 5 sts at beginning and end of row as follows: Work 5 sts, bind off 3, work 6 sts, bind off 3, work 7 sts, bind off 3, work to end.
(WS) Work across in Seed st, casting on 3 sts over bound off sts.
Continuing in Seed st, work even until piece measures 28" from beginning.
Bind off all sts loosely in pattern.

BOW:
Using CC (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 2 sts. (RS) [k1-f/b] twice—4 sts.
Begin Seed st; work 1 row even; pm at beginning of next row to indicate edge being shaped.
Shape Side:
(RS) Beginning this row, increase 1 st (k1-f/b) at beginning of every other row 28 times, working increased sts in Seed st—32 sts; keep marker in place after last increase row.
Work even in Seed st until piece measures 41" from marker (last increase row); end with a WS row.
Shape Side:
(RS) Beginning this row, decrease 1 st at end of every other row until 1 st remains, as follows: Work across to last 2 sts, k2tog. Note: The shaping is being worked at the opposite edge of the Bow piece.
Fasten off.

FINISHING:
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes on Ribbon Sash; wrap Ribbon Sash around Pillow and button in place.
Bow: Tie Bow piece in large bow; attach to front of Pillow.

FINISHED SIZE:
Pillow measures approximately 14" square

ABBREVIATIONS:
CC = contrast color, K = knit, k1-f/b (increase) = Knit next st, then knit it through the back loop, k2tog (decrease) = Knit 2 sts together through the front loops, MC = main color, pm = place marker, RS = right side(s), St st = Stockinette stitch, st(s) = stitches, WS = wrong side(s), [ ] = repeat the instructions inside the brackets the number of times specified

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