Alien Pillows WR1964

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Designed by Heather Lodinsky

Skill Level: EASY

Black Rectangle Pillow measures 8" wide x 10" tall. Purple Oval Pillow measures 8" wide x 10" tall.

For Black Rectangle Pillow
RED HEART® "Pomp-a-Doodle™": 2 Balls in 9945 Night & Day A.
RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 Skein in 312 Black B.
2  black buttons: ⅞” diameter.

For Purple Oval Pillow
RED HEART® "Pomp-a-Doodle™": 2 Balls in 9930 Plush Plum A.
RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 Skein in 528 Medium Purple B.
3  black buttons: ¾” diameter.

For Both
RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 Skein in 311 White C or purchased white pompoms.

Knitting Needles: 5.5 mm [US 9] and 6.5 mm [US 10½].
Polyester stuffing.
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4"; 22 rows = 4" in garter stitch with smaller needles and B. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the given gauge.

Note: Knit 2 stitches on thread between pompoms. Do not pull pompoms through stitches.

BLACK RECTANGLE PILLOW
Body
With larger needles and A, cast on 24 sts.
Work in garter stitch for 20".
Bind off.

Base
With smaller needles and B, cast on 10 sts.
Working in garter st, inc 1 st at beginning of every row 10 times - 20 sts.
Work even until piece measures 4" from beginning.
Dec 1 stitch at beginning of every row 10 times - 10 sts. Bind off.

Antennae (Make 6)
With smaller needles and B, cast on 12 sts.
Bind off, leaving a long tail.
Cut 2 pompoms from A for each Antenna.
Sew 2 pompoms to top of each Antenna.

FINISHING
Fold Body piece in half and sew side seams, leaving cast-on and bind-off edges open.
Make 2 pompoms, each 1½" diameter, from C.
Sew buttons on pompoms and sew to Front of Body.
Sew 3 antennae to each top corner.
Sew Base to open edge of Body, leaving an opening for stuffing.
Stuff with polyester filling.
Sew opening closed.
Weave in ends.

PURPLE OVAL PILLOW
Body
(Make 2)
With larger needles and A, cast on 30 sts.
Work in garter stitch for 5".
Dec 1 st at beginning of next 14 rows - 16 sts.
Bind off 2 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows, then 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows - 6 sts.
Bind off.

Base
With smaller needles and B, cast on 10 sts.
Working in garter st, inc 1 st at beginning of every row 14 times - 24 sts.
Work even until piece measures 7" from beginning.
Dec 1 stitch at beginning of every row 14 times - 10 sts.
Bind off.

Antennae
(Make 3)
Work as for Rectangle Pillow Antennae.

FINISHING
Sew Body pieces together, leaving cast-on edges open.
Make 3 pompoms, each 1½" diameter, from C.
Sew buttons on pompoms and sew to Front of Body. Sew 3 antennae to top edge of Pillow.
Sew Base to open edge of Body, leaving an opening for stuffing.
Stuff with polyester filling.
Sew opening closed.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, etc = color A, B, etc; dec = decrease; inc = increase; K = knit; mm = millimeters; st(s) = stitch (es); St st = Stockinette stitch.

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