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This pattern is knit in three separate pieces seamed together at the end.
2 Balls Bernat Home Dec
US 11 needles ( I prefer to use a cable needle to ensure enough room to accommodate all the stitches)
Gauge: 11 sts and 18 rows = 4″
RS- right side of work
WS- wrong side of work
CO– cast on
C4F- slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, knit next 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
C4B- slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work. Knit next 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
Supplies: Tapestry needle, cable needle or hook, 3 large buttons
Row 1 (WS): k5, p10, k5
Row 2: p5, k2, C4F, C4F, p5
Row 3: k5, p10, k5
Row 4: p5, C4B, C4B, k2, p5
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 18″
CO 58 sts
Row 1(RS): K28, p5, k10, p5, k10
Row 2: P10, k5, p10, k5, p28
Row 3: K28, p5, k2, C4F, C4F, p5, k10
Row 4: P10, k5, p10, k5, p28
Row 5: K28, p5, C4B, C4B, k2, p5, k10
Repeat rows 2-5 until piece measures 18″ ending with a row 5
Co 58 sts
row 1: knit
row 2: purl
Continue in stockinette stitch for 5.5 inches
Buttonholes: I made 3 evenly spaced one row buttonholes. For instructions on how to make a one row buttonhole see the video at the end of this post. You can use as many or as few buttons as you like. Continue in stockinette for another 1.5 inches
make 6 rows of garter stitch
Bind off on RS row.
With wrong sides facing seam the back and front together on the 2 sides and bottom leaving the top open to slip pillow in. Seam the cast on edge of the flap piece to the bind off edge of front piece.
I chose to put the pillow in first before I marked where my buttons were going to go so I could ensure they wouldn’t pull too much when buttoned.