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Holiday Cheer Pillows

These colorful knit pillow patterns will add the perfect amount of Christmas spirit to your home. Throw these Holiday Cheer Pillows onto a couch or a bed for instant yuletide fun. When you decorate your home for Christmas, the big changes come from the small details. Simply switch out your usual decorative pillows for these Christmastime cushions. Every room will feel festive with these fuzzy knits. Whether you're sitting on the couch after a big holiday meal or settling back to open Christmas gifts, you'll love laying against these cheery knits.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge14 stitches, 17 rows, 4 inches. stocking stitch


Materials:

Striped Version (100 g, 300 g)

  • Bernat® Boa Holidays (100 g/3.5 oz; 118 m/129 yds) or (300 g/10.5 oz; 334 m/376 yds) Contrast A (46706 or 57706 Santa’s Suit) 1 (1) ball
  • Bernat® Boa Holidays (100 g/3.5 oz; 118 m/129 yds) or (300 g/10.5 oz; 334 m/376 yds) Contrast B (46708 or 57708 Holly Green) 1 (1) ball
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form


2-Color Version (100 g, 300 g)

  • Bernat® Boa Holidays (100 g/3.5 oz; 118 m/129 yds) or (300 g/10.5 oz; 334 m/376 yds) Contrast A (46706 or 57706 Santa’s Suit) 1 (1) ball
  • Bernat® Boa Holidays (100 g/3.5 oz; 118 m/129 yds) or (300 g/10.5 oz; 334 m/376 yds) Contrast B (46707 or 57707 Fa La La) 1 (1) ball
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form

 

 

Gauge: 14 sts and 17 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

 

 

Measurements: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.

 

 

Instructions:


Striped Version
With A, cast on 79 sts.
Proceed in stocking st as follows: With A, work 4 rows. With B, work 2 rows. With A, work 6 rows. With B, work 2 rows.
With A, work 2 rows. With B, work 4 rows. With A, work 2 rows. With B, work 6 rows.
Rep these 28 rows for Stripe Pat until work from beg measures 22½ ins [57 cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.


2-Color Version
With A, cast on 79 sts.
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 11¼ ins [28.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Change to B and cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 22½ ins [57 cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.


Both Versions: Fold pillow as shown on Diagram. Sew 2 sides. Insert pillow form. Sew rem 2 sides closed.

 

 

 

Holiday Cheer Pillow Diagram

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