Shuffled Gingham Pillow

Unlike traditional gingham, this pillow has a shuffled appearance on each side. Play with colors and placement and follow the charts for a truly new take on this tried and true gingham design.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Fits 12” x 12” square pillow insert

Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (100% Acrylic; 149 yards [136 meters]/100 grams): #334 Kingfisher Blue (MC, 1 ball), #300 Paper White (C1, 1 ball), #335 Duck Egg Blue (C2, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) 10” straight

Notions: Fairfield® Soft Touch Classic Choice 12” x 12” pillow form, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Pattern

Side 1

Note: Work Side 1 from Chart or written instructions below.

CO 48 sts.

Rows 1-11: With MC, k all rows.

Row 12: K6 with MC, *p4 with C1, p4 with C2, p4 with C1**, p12 with C2; rep from * to ** once, k6 with MC.

Row 13: K6 with MC, *k4 with C1, k4 with C2, k4 with C1**, k12 with C2; rep from * to ** once, k6 with MC.

Rows 14-15: Rep Rows 12-13.

Row 16: Rep Row 12.

Row 17: K6 with MC, *k4 with C2, k4 with MC, k4 with C2**, k12 with MC; rep from * to ** once, k6 with MC.

Row 18: K6 with MC, *p4 with C2, p4 with MC, p4 with C2**, p12 with MC; rep from * to ** once, k6 with MC.

Rows 19-20: Rep Rows 17-18.

Row 21: Rep Row 17.

Rows 22-26: Rep Rows 12-16.

Row 27: K6 with MC, *k4 with C2, k4 with MC, k4 with C2**, k4 with C1, k4 with C2, k4 with C1; rep from * to ** once, k6 with MC.

Row 28: K6 with MC, *p4 with C2, p4 with MC, p4 with C2**, p4 with C1, p4 with C2, p4 with C1; rep from * to ** once, k6 with MC.

Rows 29-30: Rep Rows 27-28.

Row 31: Rep Row 27.

Row 32: K6 with MC, *p4 with C2, p4 with MC, p4 with C2**, p4 with C1, p4 with C2, p4 with C1; rep from * to ** once, k6 with MC.

Row 33: K6 with MC, *k4 with C2, k4 with MC, k4 with C2**, k4 with C1, k4 with C2, k4 with C1; rep from * to **, k6 with MC.

Rows 34-35: Rep Rows 32-33.

Row 36: Rep Row 32.

Rows 37-41: Rep Rows 27-31.

Rows 42-56: Rep Rows 12-26.

Rows 57: With MC, k6, p36, k6.

Rows 58-67: P all rows.

BO all sts purlwise.

2nd Side

Rep same as Side 1.

Optional: Work 2nd Side following Side 2 chart.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block pillow squares to 12” x 12” square and allow to dry.

Use favorite seaming method to sew all around three outside edges. Insert pillow and finish seaming last edge.

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