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Sylvia Leake on craftsy.com
Buckinghamshire, England

I have a passion for designing knitwear for babies and children, I then write up the designs as patterns to share with other knitters. Inspiration comes from the countryside near where I live and my ...

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A Badger Pillow

from Sleake Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : A Badger Pillow
A Badger Pillow
A Badger Pillow
A Badger Pillow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • intarsia

Pattern Description:

Snuggle up on the sofa with this brilliant badger pillow, he is so soft and cuddly! The pillow's diameter is 40cm/16inches.
He is knit in 2 pieces using intarsia for the colourwork, stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch for texture. The pattern includes row by row instructions and a chart.


9.5 stitches and 13 rows to 10cm/4in using 9mm/US 13 needles over stocking stitch after light steaming.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16 inches diameter


  • knitting needles (1 pair 9mm/US 13)
  • Super bulky yarn - 200g in main color, 30g in contrast color
  • tapestry needle
  • toy stuffing or wadding