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Easy Baby Buddy Inchworm Pillow Knitting Pattern

This cute cushion gently cradles a sleepy child's head. It makes a thoughtful gift that you can create in a day. Knitted up in a soft, washable cottony yarn, it's both snuggly and easy to clean. Size Length (after stuffing): about 29" (73.5cm) What You'll Need Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, approximately 127 yards (116m); scrap yarn in assorted colors for eyes, nose, I-cord striping We used: Rowan All Seasons Cotton (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 98 yards [90m] per 50g ball): #217 Lime Leaf (yarn A), 2 balls; #219 Duskand (yarn B), 1 ball; Rowan Handknit Cotton (100% cotton; 93 yards [85m] per 50g ball): #319 Mango Fool (yarn C), 1 ball; #215 Rosso (yarn D), 1 ball Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm); US size 6 (4mm) double-pointed, set of 2 Notions: Stitch holder; long sewing pins; tapestry needle; polyester fiberfill Gauge 16 stitches and 23 rows=4" (10cm) Make the Pillow (Make 2) Cast on 16 stitches. Row 1 (right side): Knit 1, knit into front and back of next stitch, knit across to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back loop, knit 1. (18 stitches) Row 2 (wrong side): Purl 1, make 1 purlwise, purl across to last stitch, make 1 purlwise, purl 1. (20 stitches) Rows 3, 5, 7, and 9: Repeat row 1. Rows 4, 6, 8, and 10: Repeat row 2. Row 11 (right side): Repeat row 1. (38 stitches) Row 12: Purl. Row 13: Knit 1, knit into front and back loop, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back loop, knit 1. (40 stitches) Rows 14-17: Repeat rows 12 and 13 twice more. (44 stitches) Row 18: Purl. Row 19: Knit. Rows 20-23: Repeat rows 12 and 13 twice more. (48 stitches) Row 24: Purl. Row 25: Knit 1, knit into front and back of next stitch, knit 20, knit 2 together, turn work. Continue to work on these 24 stitches only. Place remaining 24 stitches on stitch holder.
This cozy inchworm makes a great friend for baby.

do not overstuff. Hide end of cord underneath spiral. (20 stitches) Row 46: Purl. Pin one end of cord to the underside of the pillow. Note: Beginning the second section with a knit (right-side) row. (17 stitches) Rows 54-61: Repeat rows 52-53 four times. With yarn A threaded on tapestry needle. 30. Knot the tails firmly. knit into front and back loops of last stitch. (22 stitches on needle) Row 27: Knit to last 2 stitches. reattaching yarn and reversing all shaping. (20 stitches) Rows 50 and 51: Repeat rows 48 and 49 once. purl to end. row 62 will now begin and end with purl 2 together. leaving an opening at the head or tail for the filling. Row 30: Bind off 1 stitch. knit 1. Row 43: Knit to last 2 stitches. knit to last stitch. and work the pattern from row 25. (9 stitches) Row 62: Bind off 1 stitch. Cut yarn. Row 45: Knit 2 together.5cm) from the tail end. (19 stitches) Row 42: Purl. Row 47: Knit to last stitch. Pin together with wrong sides facing. wrap it around the pillow in a spiral from head to tail. . Stuff the pillow as evenly as possible. ending with a wrong-side row. Purl of Wisdom Choose a cotton/acrylic blend of yarn that combines the pillowy soft texture of cotton with the shape retention of acrylic. Adding Features Note: Stitch the details into the face using photo as your guide. Bind off I-cord and cut yarn. pulling loose ends deep into the pillow. and pin it into place. and weave in ends to inside of pillow.Row 26: Bind off 2 stitches. tie yarn tail into knot. Finishing Press both pieces using plenty of steam to gently block into shape. Make the stripe: With yarn C. (19 stitches) Rows 32-40: Starting with a purl row. Pick up 24 stitches from stitch holder. To ensure cord is long enough. stitch cord into place along entire length to secure it to the pillow. Rewrap cord around worm. For example. purl to last 2 stitches. Using yarn C threaded onto tapestry needle.5m) long. work 9 rows in stockinette stitch. (21 stitches) Row 48: Purl. knit to last 2 stitches. knit into front and back loops of next stitch. smoothing edges to form even curves. (19 stitches) Row 52: Purl. Row 49: Knit 2 together.5cm) from head end. (20 stitches) Row 44: Purl. purl 2 together. knit 2 together. ending on the underside about 3" (7. purl to end. (5 stitches) Bind off remaining stitches. knit 2 together. Row 29: Knit. knit 2 together. Row 53: Knit 2 together. (21 stitches) Row 28: Purl. knit 1. Stitch opening shut. knit 2 together. knit to last 2 stitches. use mattress stitch to sew the pieces together around the edges. matching all edges. knit into front and back loops of next stitch. Do not stretch the knitting. (7 stitches) Row 63: Knit 2 together. cast 3 stitches onto 1 double-point needle and make a simple I-cord about 1 yard (91. (20 stitches) Row 31: Knit to last 2 stitches. knit to last 2 stitches. the shaping that involved binding off stitches on the wrong side (rows 26. Row 41: Knit 2 together. knit into front and back loops of last stitch. about 3" (7. Unwrap. 62) in the first section will now change to purl 2 together for each bind-off stitch called for in the pattern as you will not be able to bind off at the end of a purl row without cutting the yarn. knit to end. adding a backstitch every few stitches.

Remove needle. braid the yarn. Make the antennae: Cut 6 pieces of yarn A each about 8" (20. and pull yarn and knot through stitches to hide inside body. With about 4" (10cm) on both sides. Pull yarn through a stitch about 1" (2. going across 3 knit rows. Repeat instructions to make second eye.Hide all stitches underneath the cord. Run needle up through the back of the stitches made. pull ends together and tie in overhand knot to create a 12" (30. Make eye using a satin stitch. Trim yarn tails to desired length. Remove needle. Finish by knotting strands together firmly. Hide knot behind nose. After you've run the needle up through the back of the stitches just made. Make 3 or 4 stitches next to each other. Thread 3 pieces onto tapestry needle and draw yarn halfway through a stitch where the first antenna will be. Repeat with the remaining 3 pieces of yarn for the other antenna. and pull the nose into place. and thread needle between strands at knot. Make the eyes: Thread 24" (61cm) yarn B onto tapestry needle.5cm) below first antenna. creating an oval for the eye. . with yarn tails knotted firmly and pulled deep into the body of the pillow. rethread needle with yarn ends. Draw the needle through the pillow a few times more to firmly anchor nose to face. draw through 3 stitches at the position desired. Thread tapestry needle with yarn tails. knot yarn securely. Knot ends. leaving yarn pulled halfway through stitches.5cm) double strand. and push the needle deep into the stuffing of the head and across to where you will make the other eye. Pull yarn gently to anchor.5cm) in length. Make the nose: Make a 11/2" pom-pom. cut yarn at needle. and push knot behind stitches.