Woven Tweed Pillow
Woven Tweed Pillow
Designed by Melanie Smith
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Step 1: Getting Started
This is a great project to use up all those little bits of yarn we all have in our stash. The more variety yarns you use the better. The blending and contrasting colors really make the tweed pattern stand out creating a lovely conversation piece. It's also a nice way to display your knitting skills or to give as a handmade thoughtful gift. You'll enjoy working up this pretty pillow cover while relaxing at home, on the go, in a waiting room or just about anywhere!
Skill level: Intermediate
300 yards of Worsted Weight yarn (MC)
2 ½ yard lengths of DK to Aran weight yarn in assorted colors and textures (CC)
Size 6 needle
Size G crochet hook
12 inch Pillow form
Gauge: 4 ½ stitches to the inch
K = knit
P = purl
Sl = slip stitch
MC = main color
CC = contrasting color
SC = Single crochet
Rev SC = reverse single crochet
*Knitting tip: When choosing yarns for this project keep them random. Pre cut all the yarns before you start and place in a bag; pick each one without thought to placement. It will make your pillow more interesting.
Step 2: Pillow Front
With MC cast on 68 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5: Knit across
Rows 2, 4, 6: Purl across.
Row 7: With MC knit 4, *(Sl 1 purl wise with yarn in front, K1) repeat across to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 8: With MC purl across.
Row 9: With MC K4, with CC (K1, Sl 1 purl wise with yarn in front) repeat 5 times, change CC repeat to last 4 sts. K4 with MC.
Row 10: Purl 4 with MC, with CC purl 10 change to next CC (twisting yarn to avoid holes) repeat across to last 4 sts, purl with MC
Repeat rows 7-10 3 more times for a total of 16 row of pattern.
Repeat Rows 7-10 changing CC colors to make blocks. Repeat until there are a total of 36 tweed squares.
Work St St for 6 rows Cast off.
Step 3: Pillow Back & Finishing
Part One: Cast on 68 with MC
Work in st st for 8 inches
Part Two: Cast on 68 with MC
Work in st st for 5 inches
Button hole row:
Knit 26 sts, Yo, K2 tog, K14 Yo, K2tog, knit to end
Continue is St st for a total of 6 inches
Starting on right side purl 3 rows
Putting it all together:
Sew buttons into place making sure the back piece is the same size as the front. Placing wrong sides together, SC around evenly adding 3 sc in each corner.
Then add a round of rev sc and bind off and weave in ends.