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Envelope Pillow

Finally finished the pattern for my Envelope Pillow! I tried a bunch of different designs and wasn't satisfied with any of them. I finally settled on this pattern that I created myself! 
This pattern is only for one pillow, but I recommend making a bunch of these bad boys! They would look great in any color/combination of colors and with any buttons!

This first pattern is with a selvedge stitch only in the body of the pillow, and the second pattern has a selvedge stitch all the way around. Visually, I think either look great! However, having a selvedge stitch, at least on the end portion of seed stitch, makes seaming easier.

I used Lion Brand Thick n' Quick to whip this up. The pillows are so cozy and squishy. I couldn't have hoped for something better. I can't wait to move into my new place and display these pillows in the living room. I also can't wait to cuddle up on the couch with them and nice cup of tea.

You can find the pattern here


US 11/8 mm circular needles at least 24"
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal (318 yds for 1 pillow)
Darning Needle
(4) 30mm buttons
Safety Pins (optional)
18"x18" Pillow Inserts

Measurements Gauge: 5sts x 7 rows = 2" in stockinette stitch Finished Produce: 18" x 18" (36" long before seaming)

Abbreviations K = Knit P = Purl Sts = stitches x# = repeat # times SL1K = slip 1 stitch knitwise *...* = repeat from * to *

Pattern Cast-on 51 sts

Row 1: sl1k, * k1, p1 * p1 Row 2-3: repeat row 1 Row 4: sl1k (p1, k1) x3, p1, cast-off 2 sts, (k1, p1) x4, k1, cast-off 2 sts, (p1, k1) x4, p1, cast-off 2 sts, (k1, p1) x4, k1, cast-off 2 sts, (p1, k1) x3, p2 Row 5: sl1k, (p1, k1) x3, p1, cast-on 2 sts, (k1, p1) x5, k1, cast-on 2 sts, (p1, k1) x5, p1, cast-on 2 sts, (k1, p1) x5, k1, cast-on 2 sts, (p1, k1) x4, p2 Row 6-8: repeat row 1

Row 9 (rs): sl1k, (p1,k1) x2, p1, k39, (p1, k1) x2, p2, Row 10 (ws): sl1k, (p1,k1) x2, p41, (k1, p1) x2, p1

Repeat rows 9-10 until it measures 36 inches (about 120-128 rows of work)

Next row: repeat row 1 Repeat 7 times, binding off on the 8th row in seed stitch


1. Fold the bottom 13” up and pin Corners to the sides. Sew using mattress stitch.

2. Fold top 7” down so that the seed stitch portions line up. 3. Mark where the buttons go with safety pins and sew on buttons. 4. Insert pillows and close buttons. 5. Enjoy!

If you try out this pillow, be sure to tag me in the photo on instagram (@knitting_with_sara) and use the hashtag #envelopepillow! I'd love to see everyone else's!


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