Designed by Vickie Howell
Technique used: Knit, Crochet
21”/53.5cm long x 6”/15cm diameter
Vickie Howell for Caron Sheep(ish) (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g, 167yds/153m)
#0017 Turquoise(ish): 2 balls
One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Crochet Hook size U.S. H-8 (5mm)
Bolster 21”/53.5cm long x 6”/15cm diameter
In pattern stitch, 12 sts = 4"/10cm.
Row 1 (RS): *K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3; rep from * to end.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl.
Row 3: *K2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 5: *K1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 7: *K2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-8 for patt until piece measures approximately 20”/51cm from beg, ending with patt Row 8.
Wrap knitted cover around bolster and use straight pins to keep it in place while seaming closed.
Join yarn at one end of bolster cover.
Rnd 1: Ch1, sc evenly around; join with a sl st.
Rnds 2-4: Ch 3, dc2tog around.; join with a sl st.
Rep crocheted end for opposite end of bolster.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.