Crafts by Starlight
Decorate your home with Valentine’s Pillows! This knit pillow is 12 X 12 inches and is a beautiful addition to your holiday décor. This pillow is two sided, one side pink the other side red with a small bow in the corner to accent the other side. Happy Knitting!
Materials: 5 mm Knitting Needle, Deborah Norville yarn – Everyday soft worsted yarn, Colors: Really Red and Baby Pink, Cable needle, One – 12 x 12 pillow, and a darning needle.
C10F = this is a 10 Sts cable, First 5 sts are placed on a cable needle and held in front of work, K5 from left needle, then go back and K5 from Cable needle.
C10B = This is a 10 sts cable, First 5 sts are placed on a cable needle and held in back of work, K5 from left needle, then go back and K5 from cable needle.
Cast on 78 Stitches
Row 1-6: K78 (Bottom Border).
Row 7: K78. (Front Side).
Row 8: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5.
Row 9: Rep 7.
Row 10: Rep 8.
Row 11: K6, * C10F, K7, rep from * to last 11 sts, K11.
Row 12-16: rep Rows 8 then 7.
Row 17: K6, *K5, C10B, K2 rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
Row 18 – 22: Rep rows 8 then 7.
Repeat Rows 11-22 four more times.
Repeat row 11 once more.
Lastly Rep rows 1-6 and cast off.
After finishing the two sides of the pillows there will be four places where along the border that want to overlap. You will need to overlap them and sew them down into pleats before sewing the pillow together.
Make one Pink and one Red.
After finishing both sides of pillow then place right sides together and sew around 3.5 sides of pillow and turn work inside out. Place pillow inside of work and finish sewing up the 4th side.
Take 2 yards of each yarn color and fold in half. Tie a bow on the upper left side of pillow in the opposite yarn. This helps pull the pillow together.
Option: Instead of a using a bow it is cute to embroider a heart on each side instead.