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XOXO Pillow Cover Using Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride

XOXO Pillow Cover Using Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride

“Warmest hugs and kisses!”

This is the sweetest little pillow cover. Whether you’re giving it as a gift or setting it on your own sofa, it’s sure to elicit the warmest hugs and kisses! Super easy to knit, and using simple duplicate stitch for the x’s and o’s—or whatever lettering your heart desires—this pillow cover will be making your favorite corners all the cozier!

We chose to knit the XOXO Pillow Cover in Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride. A sleeper favorite, we love the hardy durability and cushy comfort of this worsted-weight, single-spun yarn. The sturdy squish is perfect for an accent pillow! And the Lamb's Pride color palette is full of rich classics, heathers, and fun accents.

Click on the Free Pattern tab to see the pillow cover pattern. Then choose your shade of Lamb's Pride below; you'll need 1 skein for the pillow cover.  To see all available colors, visit the Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride page.

Approx. 15"/38cm wide x 8"/20cm long, after seaming, to fit a 16 x 9"/40 x 23cm pillow form.

1 skein Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride (190 yds/174m), or approx. 170 yds/155m of an equivalent worsted-weight yarn.
Approx. 20 yds/18m of tapestry wool or a worsted-weight yarn in a contrasting color for duplicate stitch.
Shown in M10 Creme with M180 Ruby Red duplicate stitching.

US 8 (5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
16 x 9"/40 x 23cm pillow form.
Pins for marking fold line. Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 18 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.

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

Cast on: Cast on 68 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until piece measures 17"/43cm.

Finishing Fold piece in half lengthwise and mark fold line with pins. Centering letters on lower half of pillow, work duplicate stitch in contrasting yarn, following chart below (or use a cross- stitch alphabet to create your own message!).

Fold piece in half again with wrong sides together. Seam around two sides using mattress stitch. Insert pillow form and seam third side. Weave in ends on wrong side.

Download printable "XOXO Pillow Cover" pdf pattern.

COLOR: M01 Sandy Heather. Heathered oatmeal greige.

COLOR: M10 Creme. Bright, fresh cream.

COLOR: M11 White Frost. Fresh drifts of snow.

COLOR: M03 Grey Heather. A classic mid-tone mix.

COLOR: M06 Deep Charcoal. Lustrous, heathered, handsome.

COLOR: M05 Onyx. Basic black.

COLOR: M83 Raspberry. Juicy, deep red.

COLOR: M145 Spice. Red hot; slightly deeper than Ruby Red.

COLOR: M180 Ruby Red. A warm, cozy red.

COLOR: M175 Bronze Patina. Looks like gingerbread to us!

COLOR: M113 Oregano. Rich olive green.

COLOR: M04 Charcoal Heather. Perfect medium heathered charcoal grey.