This classic pillow in a braided pattern is reminiscent of vintage velvet tuck pillows. This elegant take on a classic is stunning in bottle green, but would look wonderful in other gemstone colors like ruby or sapphire.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 15.75” square
Gauge: 10 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern
Yarn: Katia Velvet Fine (100% Polyester; 174 yards [160 meters]/50 grams):
Bottle Green (MC, 4 ball)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, 16” pillow form
The Pillow is worked with Celtic st. Use thread held double.
With MC, ch 41, turn.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc across, turn. (42 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (sk 2 sts, FPtr around next 2 sts, FPtr around 2 skipped sts) 10 times, dc in last st, turn
Rnd 3: Ch 3, BPtr around next 2 sts, (sk 2 sts, BPtr around next 2 sts, BPtr around 2 skipped sts) 9 times, BPtr around next 2 sts, dc in the last st, turn.
Rnds 4-39: Rep Rnds 2-3.
Make same as Front.
Place Front and Back pillow pieces together and sew three sides.
Insert stuffing inside pillow and sew the last side.
Weave in all sends.