Persian Bazaar Pillow

The smell of spices and bustling activity of a Persian bazaar all come to life in the form of this traditionally styled pillow. Born of appreciation for bold colors and textures, this one-of-a-kind pillow cover captures a radiating energy that’s perfect for starting your morning off on the right foot.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 24″ / [61 cm] Width x 14.5” / [37 cm] Height

Gauge: 11 sts and 12 rows = 4” (10 cm) in sc.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Quince & Co. Osprey (100% Wool; 170 yards [155 meters]/100 grams): Bird’s Egg (A, 1 ball), Fjord (B, 1 ball), Honey (C, 1 ball), Maple (D, 3 balls), Shell (E, 1 ball)

Hook: US size K/10½ (6.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, five 0.75”/ [2 cm] buttons

Pattern Notes

This cushion cover is worked in rows from side to side. The cushion cover is worked in three parts, which are seamed together to create the final cover. When working with multiple colors in a row, carry the yarn that you’re not working with along the back of your work.

Follow the chart to help with understanding the design and color changes.

Pattern

Cushion Cover Pieces (make 2)

With D, ch 42.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 40 sts. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 2-13: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 40 sts. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 14-16: Ch 1, sc in same st in C, sc in next 2 sts in C, sc in next 35 sts in D, sc in next 3 sts in C. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in same st in D, sc in next st in D, sc in next 4 sts in C, sc in next 29 sts in D, sc in next 4 sts in C, sc in next 2 sts in D. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 18-20: Ch 1, sc in same st in D, sc in next 2 sts in D, sc in next 35 sts in C, sc in next 3 sts in D. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 21: Ch 1, sc in same st in D, sc in next st in D, sc in next 4 sts in C, sc in next 29 sts in E, sc in next 4 sts in C, sc in next 2 sts in D. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 22-23: Ch 1, sc in same st in C, sc in next 2 sts in C, sc in next 35 sts in E, sc in next 3 sts in C. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in same st in C, sc in next 2 sts in C, sc in next 12 sts in E, sc in next 11 sts in B, sc in next 12 sts in E, sc in next 3 sts in C. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 25-26: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 14 sts in E, sc in next 11 sts in B, sc in next 15 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 27-29: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 8 sts in E, sc in next 9 sts in B, sc in next 5 sts in A, sc in next 9 sts in B, sc in next 9 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 30-32: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 8 sts in E, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 17 sts in A, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 9 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 33-35: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 5 sts in E, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 17 sts in A, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 6 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 36: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 2 sts in E, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 10 sts in A, sc in next 3 sts in D, sc in next 10 sts in A, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 3 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 37: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 2 sts in E, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 9 sts in A, sc in next 5 sts in D, sc in next 9 sts in A, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 3 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 38: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 2 sts in E, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 7 sts in A, sc in next 9 sts in D, sc in next 7 sts in A, sc in next 6 sts in B, sc in next 3 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 39: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 2 sts in E, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 8 sts in A, sc in next 13 sts in D, sc in next 8 sts in A, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 3 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 40: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 2 sts in E, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 6 sts in A, sc in next 7 sts in D, sc in next 3 sts in C, sc in next 7 sts in D, sc in next 6 sts in A, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 3 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 41: Ch 1, sc in same st in E, sc in next 2 sts in E, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 5 sts in A, sc in next 7 sts in D, sc in next 5 sts in C, sc in next 7 sts in D, sc in next 5 sts in A, sc in next 3 sts in B, sc in next 3 sts in E. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 42: Rep Row 40.

Row 43: Rep Row 39.

Row 44: Rep Row 38.

Row 45: Rep Row 37.

Row 46: Rep Row 36.

Rows 47-49: Rep Row 33.

Rows 50-52: Rep Row 30.

Rows 53-55: Rep Row 27.

Rows 56-57: Rep Row 25.

Row 58: Rep Row 24.

Rows 59-60: Rep Row 22.

Row 61: Rep Row 21.

Rows 62-64: Rep Row 18.

Row 65: Rep Row 17.

Rows 66-68: Rep Row 14.

Rows 69-81: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends.

Cushion Cover Button Flap

With D, ch 42.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 40 sts. Turn work. (41 sts)

Rows 2-9: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 40 sts. Turn work. (41 sts)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, *(sc, ch 6, sc) in next st (creates buttonhole), sc in next 6 sts; rep from * 4 more times. (46 sts)

Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends.

Cushion Cover Assembly

Follow Assembly Diagram.

Block pieces to size and shape.

Seam the bottom of Row 1 of the first Cushion Cover Piece to the bottom of Row 1 of the Button Flap. Place the 2nd Cushion Cover Piece on top of the previous Cushion Cover Piece, sliding it in underneath the Button Flap.

Seam along the ends to join all the pieces together, leaving only the side where the Button Flap was previously seamed to the first Cushion Cover Piece un-seamed, leaving an opening to insert cushion.

Finishing

Sew 1 button beneath each buttonhole.

Weave in all ends. Block cushion cover to size and shape.

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