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Houndstooth Knit Pillow

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This beautiful and cozy pillow from Bernat Yarns has a houndstooth design that will warm up your living room. Try this easy knit pillow cover pattern for all skill levels.

Houndstooth Knit Pillow

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Roving
  • (100 g/3.5 oz) (109 m/ 120 yds)
  • 3 balls of Main Color (MC)
  • (#00033 Flint)
  • 1 ball of Contrast A
  • (#00032 Putty)
  • Knitting Needles: sizes 6 mm (U.S. 10) and 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 18 ins [45.5 cm] square pillow form.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).

GAUGE
12 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS
FRONT
With MC and larger needles, cast on 56 sts.
Foundation row: (WS). Purl.
1st row: K1. *K3, then pass first of these 3 sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: With A, P1. *Insert right hand needle from behind under running thread between the st just worked and next st, then purl this thread. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
3rd row: K2. *K3, then pass first of these 3 sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
4th row: With MC, P3. *Insert right hand needle from behind under running thread between the st just worked and next st, then purl this thread. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 4 rows for texture pat until 18 ins [45.5 cm] total length ending on a 4th row of pat. With MC, cast off knitwise.
Side edging: (RS). With smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 52 sts evenly along side edge.
Knit 6 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS). Rep along opposite side edge.
Top and Bottom edging: (RS).
With smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 60 sts evenly across top edge (including ends of side edging). Knit 6 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS). Rep across bottom edge.

BACK
With MC, cast on 55 sts.
Work in stocking st until 18 ins [45.5 cm] total length, ending with a purl row. Cast off.

FINISHING
Place WS of Front and Back tog and sew 3 sides tog, leaving edging free. Insert pillow form.
Sew rem side closed.

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