Soft as a sweater, but it’s a pillow!

Mosaic Pillow

Designed by Susan Shilmyer, project submitted courtesy of Caron International

A texture-rich pillow that is worthy of snuggling up to (and perks up the couch for the holidays to boot)! 

Materials

• Caron International NaturallyCaron.com Country Yarn (75% Microdenier acrylic, 25% Merino wool; 3 oz/85 gr, 185 yds/170m) in No. 0017 Claret (MC) and No. 0015 Deep Taupe (CC), one ball each

• US size 6 needle (4 mm) one pair, or size to obtain gauge

• Crochet hook, US size G/6 (4 mm), one

• Stitch markers, pillow (see “Notes” for size of knitted piece and size pillow accordingly), tapestry needles

For product information, see sources on page 77.

Instructions

Notes:

• On all RS rows, slip all slip stitches with yarn in back; on all WS rows, slip all slip stitches with yarn in front.

• When changing colors at right edge on RS, bring new color up from under the previous color.

• Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm.

• Stitches used are Stockinette stitch (St st) and Single crochet (sc).

• Finished size of piece is approximately 14” x 14”.

Front

1. Using MC, cast on 75 sts.

2. Foundation row (WS): Purl.

Establish Pattern

1. Row 1 (RS): With CC, k2 *k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k2; repeat from * to last st, end k1.

2. Row 2: K1, *k2, sl 1, p1, sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

3. Row 3: With MC, k2, *sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

4. Row 4: K2, *(sl 1, p1) twice, sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

5. Row 5: With CC, knit to end.

6. Row 6: Knit to end.

7. Row 7: With MC, k2, *sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

8. Row 8: K2, *(sl 1, p1) twice, sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

9. Row 9: With CC, k2, *k1, sl 1, k1, sl 1, k2; repeat from * to last st, k1.

10. Row 10: K1, *k2, sl 1, p1, sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

11. Row 11: With MC, k2, *k2, sl 1, k3; repeat from * to last st, k1.

12. Row 12: P1, *p3, sl 1, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.

13. Row 13: With CC, k1, sl 1, *k5, sl 1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

14. Row 14: K1, sl 1, *k2, p1, k2, sl 1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

15. Row 15: With MC, k2, *sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

16. Row 16: P1, *p1, (sl 1, k1) twice, sl 1, p1; repeat from * to last st, p1.

17. Row 17: With CC, k1, sl 1, *k5, sl 1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

18. Row 18: K1, sl 1, *k2, p1, k2, sl 1; repeat from * to last st, k1.

19. Row 19: With MC, k2, *k2, sl 1, k3; repeat from * to last st, k1.

20. Row 20: P1, *p3, sl 1, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.

21. Repeat rows 1–20 four times more.

22. Change to MC, k1 row. Bind off all sts purlwise.

Back

1. With MC, cast on 61 sts.

2. Work in St st until piece measures 13-1/2” from beginning, end WS row.  Bind off all sts.

Finishing

1. Block pieces to measurements. Weave in ends.

Edging

1. With RS facing and crochet hook, work 1 row sc evenly around each piece.

2. With WS of front and back pieces together, work 1 row sc in top loops of sc edge on 3 sides; insert pillow and complete last side.

For more ideas, projects, and product, please visit the Caron International website: www.caron.com.

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