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Rita Maassen on craftsy.com
Willich, Germany

Usually I work as a copywriter and graphic designer in my own little agency in Germany. But as I love knitting so much I decided a few years ago to spend more time with designing knitted garments and ...

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Pillowcase 'Barley'

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Pillowcase 'Barley'
Pillowcase 'Barley'
Pillowcase 'Barley'
Pillowcase 'Barley'
Pillowcase 'Barley'
Pillowcase 'Barley'

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knowledge in knitting cables
  • Knit and purl, standard decreases and increases

Pattern Description:

Pattern for a pillowcase with cables and stripes - its color reminds of a barley field in summer. In the back the pillow is closed with big buttons and finally it(tm)s surrounded with a small crochet border. If you like you may close spaces between the buttons with some small press buttons.


16 stitches and 22 rows in stockinette st = 4 x 4 (10x10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fitting for pillows of 19.5 x 19.5 (50 x 50 cm)


  • Any yarn to obtain gauge
  • US 8 (5mm) circular needles or any size to obtain gauge
  • Crochet hook 4 mm
  • 5 buttons (1" diamater)
  • optional: 5 press buttons for space between buttons

Suggested yarn:

650 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

DROPS Bomull Lin


#03 (light beige)