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Christmas Bow Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Caron
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron® Simply Soft®:
    • Main color (MC) Dark Sage 1
    • Contrast color (CC) Autumn Red
  • One pair size US 8 (5 mm),knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Split-ring stitch marker or safety pin
  • 14" pillow form
  • 3/4" diameter buttons (3)
  • DMC® Gold Glitter thread (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

MEASUREMENTS:

Approx. 14"/35.5 cm square.

GAUGE:

Gauge is not critical for this project. In Stockinette, 18 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10 cm.

DIRECTIONS:

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's 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's of Lining pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides. Insert Lining into Pillow Cover, with WS's 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 sash; wrap sash around pillow and button in place.
Bow: Tie Bow piece in large bow (see photo); attach to Front of Pillow.

STITCH GLOSSARY:

Dec = decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = knit
K1B = Knit into next
stitch 1 row below.
k2tog = Knit next 2
stitches together.
P = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)

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