Ring Bearer Pillow

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 10 x 12 in. (25.5 x 30.5 cm)


24 sts + 30 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

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
M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle.  Purl this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
S2kp (slip 2-knit-pass slipped sts over)
A centered double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle as if to knit 2 tog, and slip the next 2 sts from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next stitch.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the slipped sts (the 2nd and 3rd sts on right needle) up and over the knit st and off the needle – you have decreased 2 sts.

1. Front and Back of Pillow are worked separately.
2. Front is worked in a slip st pattern with 2 colors of yarn.
3. Back is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with one color of yarn.
4. Cord trim, flowers and leaves are worked separately, then sewn to Pillow.
5. If desired, tie ribbons to top of Pillow to hold rings.

With straight needles and A, cast on 69 sts.
Knit one row.
Note: When working Rows 1-8, slip all slip sts as if to purl.
Do not cut yarns between color changes, carry unused color up the WS of the work.
Row 1 (WS): With A, k1, p1, *sl 5 wyib, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: With B, knit.
Row 3: With B, k1, p to last st, k1.
Row 4: With A, k1, sl 3 wyib, *insert needle under the loose strand of Row 1 and knit the next st bringing st out under strand to catch strand behind st; sl 5 wyib; rep from * to last 5 sts, end knit next st under loose strand, sl 3 wyib, k1.
Row 5: With A, k1, sl 3 wyib, *p1, sl 5 wyib; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, sl 3 wyib, k1.
Rows 6 and 7: With B, rep Rows 2 and 3.
Row 8: With A, k1, *knit next st under loose strand of Row 5, sl 5 wyib; rep from * to last 2 sts, end knit next st under loose strand, k1.
Rows 9-112: Rep Rows 1-8.
Cut B.
With A, purl one row.
Bind off.

With straight needles and B, cast on 65 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures same as Front.
Bind off.

Twisted Cord
With 2 double pointed needles and 2 strands of B held tog, cast on 5 sts.
Knit the 5 sts.
Do not turn work.
Rows 1-4: Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work.
Row 5: Slide sts to other end of needle, k1, sl next st to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k1 from cable needle, k1.
Rep Rows 1-5 until Cord measures about 56 in. (142 cm) long.
Bind off.

Roses (make 2: 1 with A and 1 with B)
With straight needles, cast on 37 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they face you.
Row 3: K1, *p1, M1P, k1; rep from * to end of row – you will have 55 sts.
Row 5: K1, *p2, M1P, k1; rep from * to end of row – 73 sts.
Row 7: K1, *p3, M1P, k1; rep from * to end of row – 91 sts.
Row 9: K1, *p4, M1P, k1; rep from * to end of row – 109 sts.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Bind off.
Coil the piece into a spiral rose, then sew a few sts through base to secure.

Leaves (make 4: 2 with A and 2 with B)
With straight needles, cast on 15 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K6, s2kp, k6.
Row 2: K6, p1, k6.
Row 3: K5, s2kp, k5.
Row 4: K5, p1, k5.
Row 5: K4, s2kp, k4.
Row 6: K4, p1, k4.
Row 7: K3, s2kp, k3.
Row 8: K3, p1, k3.
Row 9: K2, s2kp, k2.
Row 10: K2, p1, k2.
Row 11: K1, s2kp, k1.
Row 12: K1, p1, k1.
Row 13: S2kp.
Fasten off.

Sew Front and Back together, leaving an opening for stuffing.
Stuff, then finish sewing closed.
Sew ends of Cord tog to make a ring. Pin Cord ring around outside edge of Pillow, looping extra Cord length at each corner of Pillow. Sew Cord in place.
Sew roses and leaves to 2 corners of Pillow.
Weave in ends.


beg = begin(s)(ning)         k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)         RS = right side
sl = slip                         st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together                 WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back

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