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Starry Treasure Pillow
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 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

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (16.5 x 16.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-100 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Snow

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (A)

830-191 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Violet

Blue-violet


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.

STITCH PATTERN
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



PILLOW
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.



FINISHING
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.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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