Free Pattern: Stripes Brigade Easy Mosaic Throw Pillow

Stripes Brigade Mosaic Throw Pillow Pattern – Rainbow
An easy mosaic throw pillow pattern that is perfect for beginners learning the mosaic knitting technique. If you can make stripes, you can make this pillow.

Choose a self-striping yarn to add to the number of colors without adding any effort.

 

Stripes Brigade Easy Mosaic Throw Pillow: Pattern Details

Stripes Brigade Easy Mosaic Throw Pillow – Desert Sunrise Difficulty
Beginner

Skills Required
Knit and purl
Basic pattern-reading skills

Sizes
Small (Medium, Large)

Finished Measurements
16.5(18.5, 20.5) inches [42(47, 52) cm] square, blocked.
Makes an 18(20, 22)-inch [46(50, 56)-cm] pillow

Gauge
12 sts in 4 inches (10 cm) in St st.

Abbreviations and Definitions
CC — contrasting color
CO* — cast on
K — knit
MC — main color
P — purl
Sl 1 — slip 1
St st — stockinette stitch
WS — wrong side
*Links go to free KnitFreedom video demos

Materials

Yarn: 90(110, 140) yards [80 (100, 130) m] in each of two colors of bulky-weight yarn.

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Needles:

Notions:

  • One yard (1 m) of fabric that complements your yarn colors (for back of pillow), cut to 16.5(18.5, 20.5) inches [42(47, 52) cm] square.
  • One yard (1 m) of fabric that will blend with the colors of your pillow (to go behind the knitted piece), cut to 16.5(18.5, 20.5) inches [42(47, 52) cm] square.
  • One 18(20, 22)-inch [46(50, 56)-cm] pillow insert (available at craft stores) or pillow stuffing
  • Optional: zipper (if you want to make a removable pillow cover)
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Measuring tape, tapestry needle, scissors.
  • Recommended: T-pins and blocking mats for blocking

Notes

Slip all sts purlwise with yarn held to the WS of the work.

Throw pillows are usually filled with a pillow insert that is 2 inches (5 cm) bigger than the flat cover size. This makes the pillow puff out.

Errata

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This is version 1.0 of this pattern, updated 3/7/15.

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