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Monogram Baby Pillow

Monogram Baby Pillow.

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Initially Yours:

It seems like a lot of baby room decorations are based on the baby's name or his or her initials, and this monogram baby pillow is no exception. Quick to knit up in plain Stockinette and Moss Stitch, the initial -- or any other design you like -- is added later in duplicate stitch.

The pieces are then crocheted together with an easy crochet border for extra cuteness. (You can, of course, leave it at a single crochet if you're making the pillow for a boy.)

This pillow is a cute way to decorate the baby's room, whether on a chair or shelf or hung from the doorknob.

Materials:

  • about 40 yards medium weight yarn of your choice (I used Caron's Country in Rose Bisque)
  • a small amount of coordinating yarn for the initial
  • one pair size 9 US (5.5 mm) knitting needles
  • size 9 US (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • tape measure, scissors, yarn needle
  • small amount of stuffing for pillow

Gauge:

15 stitches and 20 rows per 4 inches (3.75 stitches and 5 rows per inch) in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not critical.

Size:

Finished pillow is about 5.5 inches wide and 4 inches tall before the addition of the crocheted border.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 24 stitches.
  2. Work in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 4 inches.
  3. Bind off, cut yarn and weave in ends.
  4. Cast on 24 stitches.
  5. Work in Moss Stitch until piece measures 4 inches.
  6. Bind off, cut yarn and weave in ends.
  7. With contrasting yarn and yarn needle, work in duplicate stitch the initial, monogram or other design of your choice. The initial I used is based on an alphabet found at Craft2Style.
  8. Using main color yarn and crochet hook, single crochet three and a half sides of the two pieces together, right sides facing out. Stuff lightly with stuffing and continue around the final side. Work three single crochets into each corner.
  9. If desired, add an additional crocheted border. Mine, which was found in Nicky Epstein's Crocheting on the Edge is chain 1, single crochet around, working three single crochets in the corner. Turn and repeat that row, then chain 1, single crochet in the first single crochet, *chain 3, skip a single crochet and work a single crochet in the next single crochet. Repeat from * around.
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