Country Sunrise Pillows

Your living room or bedroom is a great place to show off these Country Sunrise Pillows.  This easy pattern features button closures for easy washability and a nice tailored touch.  A bright yarn helps these pillows give any room in your home a nice punch of color.

Materials:

1 skein RED HEART® Super Saver® yarn in Chili-3941

6mm [US F-10] Susan Bates® Knitting Needles

16″ [40.5 cm] pillow form

5 buttons, ⅞” (28 mm) diameter

Yarn needle

Gauge:  13 sts = 4″ [10 cm]; 21 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Pattern st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Instructions:Pillow measures 16″ [40.5cm] x 16″ [40.5cm] 

Cast on 52 sts.

Knit 8 rows. 

Begin Pattern

Row 1 (Right Side): K2, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K2, *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K2, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rows 6-8: Knit.

Repeat Rows 1-8 for Pattern st until piece measures 32″ [81cm] from beginning, end with Row 6.

Buttonhole Row: K7, bind off 2 sts, *knit until 7 sts have been worked, bind off 2 sts; repeat from * 3 more times, knit to end – 5 buttonholes.

Next Row:  Knit across, casting on 2 sts above bind-off sts of previous row.

Knit 3 rows. 

Bind off.

Finishing

Overlap buttonhole edge over cast-on edge so piece measures 16″ [40.5 cm] square. Sew side edges. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends. Insert pillow form.