Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Ring Bearer's Pillow

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by Nazanin Fard, Aunt Lydia's

Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Ring Bearer's Pillow

Add this elegant ring bearer’s pillow to your wedding.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 27 stitches and 32 rows (4 inch) to knit a pillow that measures approximately 7 inch x 7 inch and a pillow cover that measures approximately 4-1/2 inch x 10-1/2 inch. Save time, check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size needle. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the pattern. Special Stitches: ssk = Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop. sk2p = Slip next stitch as if to knit to right needle, k2tog, lift slipped st over the k2tog st and off needle. Notes: Pillow cover is worked from side to side. Stitch markers are used to separate first and last two stitches from remaining stitches. Use of stitch markers in this manner is optional. First and last two stitches are worked in Garter stitch (knit every row). Lace pattern is worked between markers. Lace pattern can be worked by reading written instructions or following template.
  • 2
    Cast on 29 sts. Garter Stitch Border Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 4 rows.
  • 3
    Begin Lace Pattern: Row 1 (wrong side): K2, place marker, p25, place marker, k2. Row 2: K2, slip marker, k5, [yo, ssk] twice, k3, [k2tog, yo] twice, k4, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, slip marker, k2. Row 3 and all wrong side rows: Knit to marker, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, knit to end of row. Row 4: K2, slip marker, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, k1, [k2tog, yo] twice, k4, [k2tog, yo] twice, k2, slip marker, k2. Row 6: K2, slip marker, k2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, yo, k4, [k2tog, yo] twice, k3, slip marker, k2. Row 8: K2, slip marker, k1, [k2tog, yo] twice, k3, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k4, [k2tog, yo] twice, k4, slip marker, k2. Row 10: K2, slip marker, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, k4, [yo, ssk] twice, k3, [k2tog, yo] twice, k5, slip marker, k2. Row 12: K2, slip marker, k2, [yo, ssk] twice, k4, [yo, ssk] twice, k1, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, yo, ssk, k3, slip marker, k2. Row 14: K2, slip marker, k3, [yo, ssk] twice, k4, yo, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, k2, slip marker, k2. Row 16: K2, slip marker, k4, [yo, ssk] twice, k4, yo, k3tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, [yo, ssk] twice, k1, slip marker, k2. Repeat Rows 1–16 until piece measures 10-1/4 inch from beginning.
  • 4
    Garter Stitch Border: Work in Garter st for 4 rows. Bind off loosely.
  • 5
    Finishing: Cut 2 pieces of the fabric that are 8 inch x 8 inch each. Hold linen squares with right sides together and sew three sides together to form pillow case. Turn pillow case right side out. Insert pillow form into pillow case. Sew the last side. Block pillow cover. Place cover on top part of pillow, wrapping edges to back side of pillow and sew in place. Cut a 24 inch piece of ribbon. Make a bow with the ribbon and sew to pillow at center lower edge of cover.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Classic 10 Size White 104209114
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles Silvalume 3.25 mm 3 US 104236221
  • 7 inch x 7 inch Pillow Form
  • Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 65/35 Cotton/Bone 104542548
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard White 104193421
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Sewing Needle and Thread
  • Tapestry Needle
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