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Free Knitting Pattern: Starry Treasure Pillow

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Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 70253A
Knit up a new tradition in cotton-ease. This pillow, knit back and forth on straight needles, is a charming way to deliver a little note or hold a tiny gift
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
6˝ x 6˝ in. (16.5 x 16.5 cm)


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Color (A)

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Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Stone Violet Lime
*Cotton-Ease (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Fiberfill stuffing

Starry Treasure Pillow

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®


17 sts + 24 rows=4 in. [10cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


M1p (make 1 purl st) Lift the horizontal thread lying between the needles and place it onto left needle. Purl this new stitch through the back loop.

Closed Star Pattern
Row 1 (RS):
With A, k1, *k3, pass first of 3 k sts over first 2 sts; rep from * across, end k1.
Row 2: With B, p1, *M1p, p2; rep from * across, end p1.
Row 3: With B, k2, *k3, pass first of 3 knit sts over first 2 sts; rep from * across.
Row 4: With A, p2, *M1p, p2; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Closed Star pattern.

Front section
With A, cast on 38 sts. Purl 1 row.
Work in Closed Star Stitch Pattern until piece measures about 7 in. (18 cm) from beginning, end with a Row 3. Cut A.

Back section
With B, and beginning with a purl row, work in Stockinette st until same length as front, end with a WS row.
Purl next RS row for turning row.

Pocket section
Beginning at pocket section, RS of work will reverse.
Beginning with Row 2, work in Closed Star Stitch pattern for about 6 in. (15 cm), end with a Row 4.
With A, purl 1 row.
Bind off.

With WS together, fold cast-on edge to beginning of back section. Seam sides. Stuff with fiberfill, sew remaining side closed.
With WS of pocket against RS of back section, fold pocket over back section. Seam sides. Leave bound-off edge of pocket open. Weave in ends.
Leave notes or treats inside the secret pocket.

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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Starry Treasure Pillow Reviewed by Erin Getty on 2008-06-30 *****
I made this pillow for my 6-year-old daughter. It was very easy to follow the pattern and it turned out exactly as pictured. My daughter uses it to swap her teeth for money with the Tooth Fairy, and sometimes I put little notes or treats in the pocket for her to find.

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