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Free Knitting Pattern: Sparkle Felted Pillow

Lion Brand® Alpine Wool - Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: L0220
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 18 x 18 in. (45.5 x 45.5 cm), after felting

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Add Vanna's Glamour® to this pillow for a subtle home decor sparkle.

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Color (A)
Alpine Wool

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 822-123: Alpine Wool Yarn: Bay Leaf
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Color (B)
Vanna's Glamour®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 861-149: Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Moonstone
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Vanna's Glamour®
Diamond Lapis Sapphire Ruby Red Red Stone Copper Purple Topaz Jewel
Moonstone Platinum Onyx Topaz Gold Bronze Garnet Rhinestone Pink
Alpine Wool
Blueberry Chili Bay Leaf Black Pepper Olive Oatmeal Barley
*Alpine Wool (Article #822). Solids: 100% Pure Wool
Oatmeal, Barley: 77% Wool, 15% Acrylic, 8% Rayon; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (93yds/85m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Glamour (Article #861). 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/49.61 gr. (202yds/185m) pull skeins

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•  822-123 Alpine Wool Yarn: Bay Leaf
$ 49.74  
Note: (A)
•  861-149 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Moonstone
$ 14.07  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Sewing needle and thread
3 buttons, 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter
Pillow form IMPORTANT: Please read Note #1 below regarding size of pillow form before purchasing a form
Optional, if you choose to make a custom size pillow form: 3/4 yd. (3/4 m) of fabric as desired and fiberfill stuffing

Sparkle Felted Pillow

Lion Brand® Alpine Wool - Vanna's Glamour®


14 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) before felting.
The above gauge is provided as a reference - the felting process will affect the finished size.

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


1. Due to the nature of the felting process, the size of your finished pieces can vary. We strongly suggest that you wait until after you've felted and assembled your Pillow to purchase a pillow form. Choose a form in a size that will fit into your felted piece. If you prefer, you can make a custom size pillow form. Follow the instructions below to sew the pillow form cover in size desired. Stuff the cover with fiberfill, then sew closed.
2. Pattern is designed to encourage creativity. Use this pattern as inspiration, your Pillow may not be exactly the same as that in the photo.
3. Pillow Back is worked in two halves. These halves are overlapped when sewing Pillow tog, to create an envelope-style back through which pillow form can be inserted.
4. Backs and Front of Pillow are sewed tog after felting, using sewing thread and a sharp sewing needle.
5. Pillow is worked with 1 strand of A OR 2 strands of B held tog. Wind the 3rd ball of B into 2 separate balls before starting to knit.
6. Pillow Front is worked by following a Chart. When following Chart, read RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right.

BACK (make 2)
With one strand of A, cast on 88 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 14 1/2 in. (37 cm) from beg, end by working a RS (knit) row.
Knit 5 rows for Garter st (k every row) edge. Bind off.


'A' sections of chart are worked with 1 strand of A, 'B' sections of chart are worked with 2 strands of B held tog.
2. When working from chart, read RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right.


With one strand of A, cast on 84 sts.
Following Row 1 of Chart, and working with 1 strand of A for A sections and 2 strands of B for B sections, knit the 4-sts rep for a total of 21 times.
Continue in St st, following Chart until Row 4 has been completed, then rep Chart rows 1-4 until piece measures 23 in. (58.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.



Wash pieces by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and pull into shape.
1. If your felted pieces vary slightly in size, adjustments are provided in Assembly instructions below. Allow pieces to dry completely.
2. The A color yarn will felt, while the B color yarn will not.


Assembly instructions that follow are based on a 18 in. (45.5 cm) square felted pillow. Adjust size of purchased pillow form as necessary to suit the size of your felt pieces.
Arrange Backs on a flat surface with RS facing and Garter edges overlapping slightly to form a 18 x 18 in. (45.5 x 45.5 cm) square. Sew Backs tog at overlapped edges.
With RS tog, lay Front onto Back, easing pieces to fit and trimming edges of Backs and/or Front to fit. With sewing needle and thread, sew Back to Front around entire outside edge.
Turn Pillow to RS. Sew 3 buttons evenly spaced across Garter edge on underlap of Back. On overlap edge of Back, cut 3 buttonholes. Note:Felted fabric will not ravel, you can simply cut slits for the buttonholes. You do not need to sew over the edges of the buttonholes (unless you choose to!) Weave in ends.


Measure your finished, felted cover and purchase the appropriate size pillow form OR follow instructions below to make a custom size form.


Custom size pillow form
Cut 2 pieces of fabric, each 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) larger all around than felted pillow.
With fabric pieces RS tog, and using a 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) seam allowance, sew pieces tog around 3 sides. Turn to RS, stuff with fiberfill, and sew remaining side of fabric cover closed.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Sparkle Felted Pillow Reviewed by Sandra Monteith on 2011-04-19 *****
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