Instructions

GAUGE: When working in St st on size 8 needles, 15 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Techniques/stitches used:

  • St st: All RS rows: Knit.
  • All WS rows: Purl.
  • Star: K3tog leaving sts on needle, yo, then k the same 3 sts tog again.

DIRECTIONS: 

FRONT/BACK (make 2): With Cornmeal yarn, cast on 59 sts.

  • Top border: Rows 1-4: K across each row. Fasten off at end of Row 4.
  • Pillow top: Rows 5-8: With Soft Navy, work in St st. Fasten off at end of Row 8.
  • Row 9: With Cornmeal, k 2, make star, * k 1, make star; rep from * across to last 2 sts, k 2: count 59 sts.
  • Row 10: P across row.
  • Row 11: With Burgundy, k 1, * sl 1, k 3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sl 1, k 1.
  • Row 12: P 1, * sl 1, p 3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sl 1, p 1.
  • Rep Rows 5-12 nine more times.
  • Rep Rows 5-8.
  • Bottom border: With Cornmeal, rep Rows 1-4.
  • Bind off.
  • Side borders: With right side facing, pick up 49 sts evenly along ends of rows on one side. With Cornmeal, rep Rows 1-4: count 49 sts.
  • Repeat on opposite side.
  • Use tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.
  • FINISHING: Place front and back pillow tops together with wrong sides facing and edges matching. Using matching yarn and tapestry needle, whipstitch the edges of the borders together on three sides.
  • Insert pillow form and whipstitch remaining border edges together.

FINISHED SIZE:  Pillow is about 16 inches square.

Knitting/ Crocheting Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • dec decrease
  • inc increase
  • k knit
  • p purl
  • psso pass slipped st over
  • rem remaining
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Knitted Stripes Pillow from Brigitte Cornell of Hinesville, Georgia