Southwest Comfort

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Southwest Comfort

designed by Vickie Howell
Free Pattern
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This fun, graphic pillow adds pop to any living space.


Single Size
Approx 22" [56 cm] square.
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The materials for this project cost $40.09

Step 1:

Select your options


  • Single Size

Approx 22" [56 cm] square.

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Softee Chunky | Black, 28040Edit Color

Contrast A

Softee Chunky | Ultra Blue, 28742Edit Color

Contrast B

Softee Chunky | Linen, 28021Edit Color

Contrast C

Softee Chunky | Grey Heather, 28046Edit Color

Contrast D

Softee Chunky | Grape, 28332 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 11/8mm

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 11/8mm

Materials not included in this kit:

22" [56 cm] square pillow form.

The materials for this project cost $40.09


Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

K = knit

P = purl

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Details & Instructions


Approx 22" [56 cm] square.


Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Main Color (MC) Black (28040) 2
Contrast A Ultra Blue (28742) 1
Contrast B Linen (28021) 1
Contrast C Grey Heather (28046) 1
Contrast D Grape () 1
Size 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needles. Pair of size 8 mm (U.S. 11) of double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 22" [56 cm] square pillow form.


11 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] stocking st.





With MC, cast on 59 sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 12 rows in stocking st.
Note: When working from chart, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. To change
colors, wind the 2 colors around each other where they meet on WS to avoid a hole.
Place Chart:
1st row: (RS). With MC, K3. Knit 1st row of chart, reading row from right to left. With MC, K3.
2nd row: With MC, P3. Purl 2nd row of chart, reading row from left to right. With MC, P3.
Chart is now in position.
Cont working chart to end of chart.
With MC, beg with a knit row, work 12 rows in stocking st, ending with a purl row. Cast off.

With MC, cast on 59 sts.
Work as given for Front, omitting all references to chart. Cast off.

Pin Front and Back pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew 3 sides of Front and Back tog. Insert pillow form. Sew 4th side closed.
I-cord piping:
With MC and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: *K4. Do not turn. Slide to opposite end of needle.* Rep from * to * until cord measures length to fit around outer edge of Pillow. Cast off.
Beg at center of bottom edge of Pillow, sew piping around perimeter of Pillow. Sew ends tog.