|Cables and Braids Pillow II
Using worsted weight yarn and size 7 to 9 needles...
(If doing crocheted border, uses two colors worsted weight yarn, and size J hook.)
Note: C4F -- put next two stitches onto cable hook, held to front. K2, K2 from cable hook.
C4B -- same, but hold cable hook to back.
C6F -- put next three stitches onto cable hook, held to front. K3, K3 from cable hook.
C6B -- same, but hold cable hook to back.
Pillow Side (make 2)
Cast on 45 stitches with MC.
Row 1: Knit across.
Rows 2, 4: K4, P4, K3, P9, K2, P1, K2, P9, K3, P4, K4.
Row 3: P4, C4F, P3, C6B, K3, P2, K1, P2, K3, C6F, P3, C4B, P4.
Row 5: P4, C4F, P3, K3, C6F, P2, K1, P2, C6B, K3, P3, C4B, P4.
Repeat rows 2-5 until side is roughly square.
Repeat row 2 one more time, then row 1.
Finishing: option 1 (no crochet required)
Stitch two sides together with whip stitch, using same color yarn and crochet hook
(size G or H) or yarn needle, leaving an opening of roughly two inches. Fold inside out
(if desired; this rounds out the edges better). Stuff, then finish final seam, continuing
in whip stitch. Weave in all ends.
Finishing: option 2 (crochet involved)
Hold two sides together, facing sides out. Using crochet hook and CC, make anchor stitch in
one corner, through both sides. Chain three, then insert hook into same stitch. Make two double
crochets, three treble crochets, two double crochets in same corner. Work across side, working
two to six stitches in each knit stitch, with first and last stitch in each hole double. Middle
stitches should be treble, or even quarter crochets if desired. In each corner, work seven to ten
stitches. Work around entire edge until there is a gap of approximately two inches. Stuff, then
finish in pattern. Cut yarn, pull through last stitch, and weave in ends.