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Garter Block Four Patch Pillow Cover Using Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky

Garter Block Four Patch Pillow Cover Using Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky

"Big, bold blocks."

Modern, retro, romantic, eclectic—whatever style you prefer, this Garter Blocks pillow cover will fit right in. Simply knit in strips of garter stitch (with a little seaming later), it’s a relaxing, satisfying, and perfectly portable project. It’ll be finished and resting on your sofa—or bed, or chair, or floor—before you know it!

We found Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky to be the perfect mix of soft and quick in our search for cuddly, huggable yarns. It blends the softness of alpaca with the springy reliability of Peruvian Highland wool at a nice, chunky gauge. And its saturated, heathered colors provide a great range of choices for any home.

Pick up the pattern below (if you don't already have it). Then choose two colors of Ultra Alpaca Chunky; you'll need 2 skeins each of 2 colors for the pillow. For a full selection of colors, see the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky page. If you already own the Big Garter Blocks Throw & Afghan pattern, click on the Free Adaptation tab to see the modifications for making a 4 patch pillow cover.

FINISHED SIZE
Pillow Cover: Approx. 18 x 18"/ 45 x 45 cm.

YARN
4 skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (131 yds/120m each), 2 skeins each of 2 colors. Sample shown in Color 7207 Salt and Pepper and 7214 Steel Cut Oats.
Or approx. 260 yds/240m each of two colors of an equivalent chunky-weight yarn.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 10.5 (6.5mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Pillow form: 18"/45cm x 18"/45cm.
Darning needle.

GAUGE
Approx. 14 sts = 4"/10cm in garter stitch.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


Please refer to the original pattern for complete instructions. Only changes are covered in this adaptation.


Cast on: Make four pieces as follows:

With Color A, cast on 32 sts. *Knit 62 rows (31 ridges) per pattern instructions*. Change to Color B and repeat between * *. Bind off.

Finishing: Lay four strips side by side to make checkerboard pattern. Sew together using seaming instructions from pattern. Fold in half and sew around two sides; insert pillow form and complete last side.


If you'd like to place this Adaptation into your Pattern PDF Library, simply add it to your cart below and "purchase" it for $0.

Digital Big Garter Blocks Throw & Afghan pattern plus free adaptation for 4 Patch Pillow Cover. (Download)

Printed Big Garter Blocks Throw & Afghan pattern plus free adaptation for 4 Patch Pillow Cover. (Requires shipping.)

Free adaptation for 4 Patch Pillow Cover. (Download)

COLOR: 7201 Winter White. Creamy ivory.

COLOR: 7206 Light Grey. Heathery blend of light greys.

COLOR: 7207 Salt and Pepper. Medium heathery charcoal grey.

COLOR: 7214 Steel Cut Oats. Oatmeal taupe.

COLOR: 7234 Cardinal. Vivid crimson-red.

COLOR: 7245 Pitch Black. Inky black.

COLOR: 7277 Peat Mix. Heathery pine and forest greens.

COLOR: 7279 Potting Soil Mix. Warm browns.

COLOR: 7288 Blueberry Mix. Dark blueberry blue with a touch of purple.

COLOR: 7292 Tigers Eye. Heathery coppers and golden tans.

COLOR: 72171 Berry Pie Mix. Berries, plums, and vivid purple.

COLOR: 72182 Indigo Mix. Tealy navy and purple.

COLOR: 72183 Garnet Mix. Dark red plum swirled with vivid violet blue.

COLOR: 7289 Charcoal. Perfect dark charcoal.

COLOR: 7281 Redwood Mix. Warm brick red.

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