Swedish Christmas Pillow Pattern

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A whimsical Swedish Christmas pillow with a checkerboard back and a button closure. Featuring Julbocken, Santa Lucia, paper hearts, Dalahästen, and more. The pillow is 20-inches square. It takes 3 skeins of each color in either Malabrigo Worsted or Berroco Modern Cotton.

The chart is surprisingly easy and fun to knit. You will love watching the motifs emerge. It’s a bit like painting by number.

20 x 20 inch pillow
Berroco Modern Cotton Worsted (209 yards 191 meters per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Rhode Island Red 1650; 3 100-gram skeins
Yarn B: Sandy Point 1601; 3 100-gram skeins
Malabrigo Worsted (210 yard 192 meters per 100g skein
Yarn A: Ravelry Red MM611; 3 skeins
Yarn B: Natural MM063; 3 skeins
32-inch (80cm) gauge-size circular needle and one 32-inch (80 cm) needle one size smaller than gauge
Suggested size: 3 mm and 2.75mm
Darning needle
5 3/4-inch buttons
1 20 x 20 inch pillow form
Gauge and Swatch
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
In both one color and colorwork knitting 
Skills Used
Long-tail cast on
Joining in the round
Knitting colorwork in the round
A tiny bit of purling in colorwork in the round
Chart reading skills
Catching floats
Binding off
Button holes
Hand sewing.