Snow Queen Fair Isle Pillow Cover

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As the snow gently sways around every corner outside, head indoors and cozy up on the couch with a warm cup of hot chocolate and this festive pillow. This red and white project is a trendy, subtle way to bring the Christmas spirit into your home.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 18″ / [46 cm] Cushion Cover height x 18″ / [46 cm] Cushion Cover width; 3.25″ / [8 cm] Ribbed Button Overlap height x 18″ / [46 cm] Ribbed Button Overlap width

Gauge: 11 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc.

Materials

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky (100% Merino Wool; 66 yards [60 meters]/50 grams): 15 Ruby (A, 10 balls), 03 Ecru (B, 2 balls)

*Categorize your yarn by choosing the appropriate size below

Hook: US size L/11 (8 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch marker; five 1” / [2.5 cm] buttons

Abbreviations

ch – chain stitch

fi – fair isle stitch

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

Special Stitches

Fair Isle Stitch (fi)

Insert hook between the 2 lines that make up the “V” of the next sc (the hook must go

underneath both loops AND the horizontal bar at the back of your work), yo, draw up a loop (2

loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

The Cushion Cover is worked in the round from bottom to top. The Ribbed Overlap is worked flat in rows, and joined/seamed along the top and attached to the sides of the Cushion Cover.

Pattern is made to fit a standard throw cushion.

Pattern

Cushion Cover

Note: When working with two colors, carry the yarn that you’re not working with at the moment at the back of your work.

With A, ch 52.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 49 sts, 4 sc in next st, working on the opposite side of foundation chain, sc in next 49 sts, 2 sc in next st. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 2: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 106 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnds 3-7: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 8: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 5 sts in A, *Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 13 sts in A; rep from * twice more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 10 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 13 sts in A; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 5 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 9: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in 4 next sts in A, *Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 11 sts in A; rep from * twice more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 8 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 11 sts in A; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 4 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnds 10-12: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 13: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, *Fi in next 11 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 22 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 11 sts in A; rep from ** twice more. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 14: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 12 sts in A, *Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 13 sts in A; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 13 sts in A; rep from ** once more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 12 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnds 15-17: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 18: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 5 sts in A, *Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 6 sts in A; rep from * 6 more times, Fi in next 4 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 6 sts in A; rep from ** 5 more times, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 5 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 19: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, *Fi in next 4 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from * 6 more times, Fi in next 8 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 4 sts in A; rep from ** 6 more times. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 20: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 10 sts in A, *Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 9 sts in A; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 9 sts in A; rep from ** twice more times, Fi in next st in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 21: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 9 sts in A, *Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 7 sts in A; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 4 sts in A, **Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 9 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 22: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 3 sts in A, *Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 8 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 23: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 4 sts in A, *Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 9 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 9 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 7 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 24: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 5 sts in A, *Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 11 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 11 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 6 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 25: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 5 sts in A, *Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 13 sts in A; rep from * twice more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 10 sts in A, **Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 13 sts in A; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 5 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnds 26-27: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 28: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 2 sts in A, *Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 9 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 29: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 2 sts in A, *Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B, Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B; rep from the * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B, Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 9 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 30: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 2 sts in A, *Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from the * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 7 sts in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 9 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 31: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 5 sts in A, *Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 2 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 6 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 32: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 4 sts in A, *Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 3 sts in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 7 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 33: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, Fi in next 3 sts in A, *Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 5 sts in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next 3 sts in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 8 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 34: Start working in first st from the previous rnd, *Fi in next 11 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from * twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A, **Fi in next 11 sts in A, Fi in next st in B, Fi in next st in A, Fi in next st in B; rep from ** twice more, Fi in next 11 sts in A. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (106 sts)

Rnd 35: Rep Rnd 33.

Rnd 36: Rep Rnd 32.

Rnd 37: Rep Rnd 31.

Rnd 38: Rep Rnd 30.

Rnd 39: Rep Rnd 29.

Rnd 40: Rep Rnd 28.

Rnds 41-42: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 43: Rep Rnd 25.

Rnd 44: Rep Rnd 24.

Rnd 45: Rep Rnd 23.

Rnd 46: Rep Rnd 22.

Rnd 47: Rep Rnd 21.

Rnd 48: Rep Rnd 20.

Rnd 49: Rep Rnd 19.

Rnd 50: Rep Rnd 18.

Rnds 51-53: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 54: Rep Rnd 14.

Rnd 55: Rep Rnd 13.

Rnds 56-58: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 59: Rep Rnd 9.

Rnd 60: Rep Rnd 8.

Rnds 61-67: Rep Rnd 2.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Ribbed Button Overlap

With A, ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 sts, turn. (10 sts)

Row 2: Sl st in next 9 sts, turn. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same sl st, sc in next 9 sl sts, turn. (10 sts)

Rows 4-7: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in same sl st, sc in next 2 sl sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts (creates buttonhole), sc in next 5 sl sts, turn. (8 sts)

Rows 10-21: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 22: Rep Row 2.

Row 23: Rep Row 9.

Rows 24-35: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 36: Rep Row 2.

Row 37: Rep Row 9.

Rows 38-49: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 50: Rep Row 2.

Row 51: Rep Row 9.

Rows 52-63: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 64: Rep Row 2.

Row 65: Rep Row 9.

Rows 66-73: Rep Rows 2-3.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Block Cushion Cover and Ribbed Button Overlap to size and shape. Join the Ribbed Button Overlap to sts 1 to 51 along the top of the Cushion Cover (Rnd 67), making sure the end without the buttonlholes is running along the top.

Seam the 3.25″ / [8 cm] ends of either end of the Ribbed Button Overlap to the Cushion Cover.

Sew 5 buttons onto Cushion Cover, 1 beneath each button hole of Ribbed Overlap.

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