Caron Simply Soft Bow Pillow

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by Marilyn Loose, Caron

Caron Simply Soft Bow Pillow

A holiday-themed pillow jazzes up your décor!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of about 18 sts and 26 rows (about 4 inch) and 5 rows (about 3 inch) in St st to knit a pillow that measures about 14 inch. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitches and abbreviations:
    k1-fb (increase) = knit next st, then knit it through the back loop
    k2tog (decrease) = knit 2 sts together through the front loops
    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 as they face you. Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.
    Notes:
    Pillow cover is worked using Kelly Green in St st, and lined (if desired); Bow and Sash are worked separately in Seed stitch, using Red and a strand of gold Glitter held together.
    When working Bow, place a marker (pm) at beginning of RS rows, to indicate which edge is being shaped.
  • 2
    Pillow Cover Back and Front (both alike):
    Using Kelly Green, cast on 50 sts.
    (RS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 14 inch from beginning.
    Bind off all sts.
    With RS's of Pillow pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides.
  • 3
    Lining (optional):
    Cut 2 pieces of fabric 15 inch square, or size to fit Pillow. Cover pieces plus 1/2 inch 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.
  • 4
    Pillow Form:
    Insert form into Pillow Cover; turn under seam allowance on lining, sew edge. Sew remaining edge of Pillow Cover neatly together.
  • 5
    Ribbon Sash:
    Using Country Red (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 32 sts.
    Begin Seed st; work even for 2 rows.
  • 6
    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 inch from beginning.
    Bind off all sts loosely in pattern.
  • 7
    Bow:
    Using Country Red (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.
  • 8
    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 inch from marker (last increase row), end with a WS row.
  • 9
    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.
  • 10
    Finishing:
    Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
    Sew buttons opposite buttonholes on sash; wrap sash around pillow and button in place.
  • 11
    Bow:
    Tie Bow piece in large bow (see photo); attach to Front of Pillow.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Kelly Green 104769727
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Red 104212801
  • Fairfield Processing Soft Square 14 inch 104238567
  • Fabric of Your Choice to Line Pillow (optional - see step 3)
  • DMC Gold Glitter Thread (optional - see steps 5 and 7)
  • Boye Knitting Needles Single Point 14 inch No. 8/5.0 mm 104632203
  • Clover Tapestry Needles Super Jumbo Bent Point Set 2 pc. 104239635
  • 3/4 inch Coordinating Buttons (3)
  • Bead Stitch Markers
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