Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free Knitting Pattern... Embroidered Daisy Pillow!



Embroidered Daisy Pillow
by Jennifer Dickerson

This sweet little pillow makes a lovely gift or the perfect little statement for a favorite chair. On one side it's embroidered with lazy daisies and back stitch curlicues, and on the reverse with knitted with fun stripes. This is also the perfect project for those who wish to learn or practice their embroidery. Included is the pattern for the pillow and instructions for making both the embroidered daisies and backstitch curlicues.

Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn in three of your favorite colors
  • US 7 Straight Needles
  • Tapestry Needle (sometimes called a yarn needle)
  • Fiberfill for stuffing the pillow (another great filler for all of those yarn scarps you may have sitting around too)

Abbreviations:
  • BO: Bind Off
  • CO: Cast on
  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side
Sizing: 
  • 7 inches wide and 9 inches tall


Instructions for flower panel of pillow:
CO 35 sts
Knit 4 rows
Row 1: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Row 2: Knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 8.5 inches, ending on RS row
Knit 4 rows
BO

Embellish all over with lazy daisies and backstitch curlicues:




Instructions for striped panel of pillow:
Note: Stripes are 6 rows of each color
CO 35 sts
Work stockinette stitch for 9 inches, working striped pattern
BO

Finishing:
With WS of both panels facing outward, seam pieces together, leaving a hole for stuffing later. Turn seamed piece right side out (to get the corners nice and crisp, poke the corners with the end of a knitting needle to “pop” them out. Fill with stuffing of your choice and sew hole closed.


© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only.  In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages).  Thank you!
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