Christmas Bow Pillow

Home | Caron | Patterns | Christmas Bow Pillow
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Pinterest Email this page Print this page

Christmas Bow Pillow

designed by Marilyn Losee
Free Pattern
0
No votes yet
Rate this pattern

This festive and luxurious pillow is certain to get you and guests into the holiday spirit. It also makes for a great a Christmas gift! 

Single Size
approximately 14"/35.5 cm square
Download Pattern
Help

Customize your kit

The materials for this project cost $25.51

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Finished Pillow:
approximately 14"/35.5 cm square

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Dark Sage, 9707Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast Color (CC)

Simply Soft | Autumn Red, 9730Edit Color
$4.29

Bead Stitch Markers

Blue 3/Pkg
$7.99

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Materials not included in this kit:

14" Pillow Form. Three buttons – 3/4" diameter. DMC Gold Glitter thread (optional). 

The materials for this project cost $25.51

Abbreviations

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

K1B = Knit into next stitch 1 row below.

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Pillow:
approximately 14"/35.5 cm square

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Main Color (MC) Dark Sage (9707) 1
Contrast Color (CC) Autumn Red (9730) 1
One pair size US 8 (5 mm),knitting needles or size to obtain gauge. Yarn Needle. Split-ring stitch marker or safety pin. 14" Pillow Form. Three buttons – 3/4" diameter. DMC Gold Glitter thread (optional).

GAUGE

Gauge is not critical for this project. In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10 cm. 

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE

Pillow cover is worked using MC in Stockinette stitch, and lined (if desired); Bow and Sash are worked separately in Seed stitch, using CC and a strand of gold Glitter held together.

 

HELPFUL 
When working Bow, place a marker (pm) at beginning of RS rows, to indicate which edge is being shaped.

 

PILLOW COVER – Back and Front (both alike)

Using MC, cast on 50 sts.

(RS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 14" from beginning.

Bind off all sts.

With RS's of Pillow pieces facing each other, sew pieces together along 3 sides.

Lining (optional): Cut 2 pieces of fabric 15" square, or size to fit Pillow Cover pieces plus 1/2" 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.

Pillow Form: Insert form into Pillow cover; turn under seam allowance on lining, sew edge. Sew remaining edge of Pillow cover neatly together.

RIBBON SASH

Using CC (and Gold Glitter, if desired), cast on 32 sts.

Begin Seed st; work even for 2 rows.

 

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" from beginning.

Bind off all sts loosely in pattern.

 

BOW

Using CC (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.

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" from marker (last increase row), end with a WS row.

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.

 

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes on sash; wrap sash around pillow and button in place.

Bow: Tie Bow piece in large bow (see photo); attach to Front of Pillow.