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Originally from the UK, and after almost 13 years in Texas, I now live in beautiful Colorado with my husband and sons. Easily outnumbered by boys in my house, I am queen of my little realm, hence the ...

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Union Jack 12'x16' knit pillow cover

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Union Jack 12'x16' knit pillow cover
Union Jack 12'x16' knit pillow cover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increase and decrease
  • make buttonholes
  • knit and purl
  • cast on and cast off

Pattern Description:

A fun and easy project for the home, the pillow cover is knit in one piece mainly in stocking stitch. The red cross (knit in garter stitch) is incorporated into the main body of the pillow with the other elements knit separately and sewn in place. The envelope closure on the back is secured with three buttons.

Using only a combination of knit and purl stitches this is great pattern for the beginner knitter.


4"x4" (10 x 10 cm) on 5mm/UK6/ US 8 = 16 stitches and 24 rows


  • One pair 4mm/UK 8/US 6 straight needles
  • One pair 5mm/UK6/US 8 straight needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Large-eyed blunt sewing needle
  • 3 buttons approximately 1"/25mm

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Worsted weight


Red, white and blue