honeycomb pillow


Copyright ©Mel Clark 2009

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I made this pillow to use up my scraps of Blue Sky Dyed Organic Cotton. You could make the hexagon patches from any yarn, any gauge, depending on your preferred size of pillow.

Below is the pattern for a hexagon. Mine are 14cm from point to point.  If you want smaller pieces you could use a thinner yarn or even stop short of my 66 stitches.

For the casing, I cut two 38cm diameter circles and an 18cm wide strip for the gusset.

I used:

• Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Organic Cotton in shades 607-lemon grass, 630-caribbean, 604-aloe, 627-flamingo, 617-lotus, 634-periwinkle, and 638-dandelion: small amounts of each.

• Size 4mm double pointed needles.

• Pillow Size: 38cm [15″] in diameter

Your choice of yarn will affect the size of the pillow.

HEXAGON [make 7]

With dpns, cast on 12 stitches. Distribute the stitches so that there are 4 on each of 3 needles and use one as a working needle.

Rnd 1: Knit into the back of all stitches.
Rnd 2: *K1, kfb; repeat from * to end.
Rnd 3: Knit
Rnd 4: Kfb in first and last stitch on each needle, and in the middle 2 sts of each needle.
Rnds 5 & 6: Knit
Repeat Rnds 4-6 until there are 66 sts in total, ending with Rnd 6.
Bind off loosely.