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Free Knit & Crochet Pattern: Aromatherapy Eye Pillows

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern #: L10058
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 4 x 7 in. (10 x 20 cm)

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Create knit or crochet eye pillows for a spa-like experience. Designed by Kim Hamlin.

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LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo

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LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Magnolia Cherry Blossom Hyacinth Chocolate Dahlia Persimmon Hibiscus Gardenia Snapdragon
*LB Collection Cotton Bamboo (Article #487). 52% Cotton, 48% Rayon from Bamboo; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (245yds/224m) pull skeins

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•  487-098 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Magnolia
$ 5.40  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 5   $ 4.85  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 mm)   $ 2.30  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fabric piece, 7 1/2 x 9 in. (19 x 23 cm) one for each Pillow
Sewing needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
Dried lavender (available online or at health food stores)
Flaxseed (available at most grocery and health food stores)

Materials Note
1 ball of yarn is sufficient for 2 Pillows

Aromatherapy Eye Pillows

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated ch or chain-space


Leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) yarn tail, cast on 40 sts.
Divide sts onto 4 needles.
Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K2, (yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2) 3 times, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-4 until piece measures about 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off, leaving a 12 in. (30.5) tail.


Leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) yarn tail, ch 26. Join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist ch.
Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, (sk 3 ch, shell in next ch) 3 times, sk 3 ch, dc in each ch to end of rnd; join with sl st in first st.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, (shell in next shell) 3 times, dc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first st.
Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures 6 1/2 In. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Fasten off, leaving a 12 in. (30.5) tail.


Dampen knit or crochet piece, then pin out to 7 in. (18 cm) in length. Allow to dry.


Fabric Insert
Fold fabric in half with RS together to make a 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (11.5 x 19 cm) rectangle.
By hand or machine, and using a 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) seam allowance, seam long side and one end of fabric.




Turn insert RS out through open end.
Insert a funnel or paper cone into opening, then fill insert with flax and lavender.
Sew opening closed.



Place filled insert inside Pillow and adjust so that stitch pattern fits neatly on one side.
Use yarn tails to sew Pillow closed.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet k = knit
p = purl p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Aromatherapy Eye Pillows Reviewed by CINDY JADOS on 2015-04-11 *****
I make these for gifts (sewn, not knit or crochet) & I have a few suggestions - you can fill with rice/lavender, buckwheat hulls/lavender or any combination & fill half way - they can be heated in the microwave for 1 min for a hot pack or cooled in the frig for a cold pack - use a natural fabric, cotton or silk, not synthetic as it could melt

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