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Bolster Pillow Cover ~ Free Knit Pattern

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This bolster cover reminds me of a wrapped candy. I made it for Kyla's Pink Princess room and she just loves her "Candy Pillow". The main part is made with a seeded rib stitch, joined into a tube by grafting or seaming, and the ends are then picked up and worked in the round. The ends tie shut giving the whole piece a look of wrapped candy, and making it easy to remove the pillow for washing! Skill Level: Intermediate Yarn: Red Heart Baby Econo ~ hold 2 strands together as 1 Needles: US 11/8.00 mm (16" circular recommended) Other Supplies: Yarn/Finishing Needle Bolster Pillow Form Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows worked in pattern make a 4" square, but you can adjust the pattern for your own gauge Size: Any, the sample is a 19" long and 8" diameter bolster. Stitches and abbreviations used: PCO ~ provisional cast on (optional) K ~ knit P ~ purl BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY PCO ~ provisional cast on (optional) K ~ knit P ~ purl

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  • Red Heart Baby Econo ~ hold 2 strands together as 1
  • US 11/8.00 mm (16" circular recommended)
  • Yarn/Finishing Needle

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Once upon a time I was a professional costume designer/builder. Then I met a boy. You know how that goes. Now I am a Stay At Home Mom in NJ. We have twin girls who were born in July '07. The artist in me can not stay still, and we could use more income, so here I am! I love creating knit and crochet patterns, sewing (obviously!), book making, well...creating just about anything. We also have a creative hobby. In some of our free time we are Medieval Re-creationists. You can learn more about me, and see lots of fun snaps of my children and other creations on my blog, ~or~ You can keep tabs on my creations on my facebook page, both are linked below with my other crafty pages. Thanks for stopping by! Jessie