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Don't Leaf Me Behind Pillow by DROPS Design

Knitted pillow in square with lace pattern. Piece is knitted in DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

DROPS design: Pattern me-120
Yarn group B
Measurements: Approx. 45 x 45 cm – casing fits a pillow sized 50 x 50 cm as it should stretch a bit to fit nicely.
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
400 g colour 08, light beige

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group B)” - see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 23 stitches and 32 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.

See diagrams A.1 to A.4. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from the right side.

To avoid a tight cast-off edge you may use a needle ½ size larger.

Worked in the round in a square on double pointed needles/circular needle, begin from the middle of square. Work 2 equal parts and sew together when finished.
Cast on 8 stitches on double pointed needles size 3 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1 (= 2 stitches) 4 times in total on round - read PATTERN above. Switch to circular needle when needed. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When entire diagram A.1 has been worked, there are 128 stitches on round. Insert 4 markers without working as follows: Insert first marker at beginning of round, insert second marker after 32 stitches, insert third marker after 32 stitches and insert 4th marker after 32 stitches, move markers upwards when working.
Then work pattern as follows: Work * A.2 (= 2 stitches), A.3 over the next 28 stitches (= 2 repetitions of 14 stitches) and A.4 (= 2 stitches) *, work from *-* 4 times in total on round. When A.2/A.3/A.4 are done vertically, there are 60 stitches between each marker (= 240 stitches on round).
Then work pattern as follows: Work * A.2 (= 2 stitches), A.3 over the next 56 stitches (= 4 repetitions of 14 stitches) and A.4 (= 2 stitches) *, work from *-* 4 times in total on round. When A.2/A.3/A.4 are done vertically, there are 88 stitches between each marker (= 352 stitches on round). Square measures approx. 45 x 45 cm. Loosely cast off - read CAST-OFF TIP above. Knit another part the same way.

Place squares wrong side against wrong side. Sew 3 of the sides edge to edge in outer loops of edge stitches. Lay a pillow inside the casing and then sew along the last side.


= knit from right side
= purl from right side
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over stitch worked
= slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over stitches worked together
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over, on next round work yarn over twisted to avoid holes

Comments (3)

Gina Wall 26.07.2018 - 06:43:

Hi there\\r\\nWhen you have a Yarn over at the end of the round, do you mean to make an extra stitch between the final stitch of one round and the beginning stitch of the next round? Or does it only refer to pattern repeats within the round ? \\r\\nAppreciate the help please \\r\\nGins

DROPS Design 26.07.2018 kl. 08:07:

Dear Gina, Yes a yarn over at the end of the round will be between the last stitch on the round and the first stitch on the next round. Happy knitting!

Aurore JOUGLARD 23.05.2018 - 22:48:

Bonjour j ai quelques petites questions au sujet de cet ouvrage... (je précise que je suis débutante mais déterminée à le réaliser) donc je sais pas si j ai bien compris je dois monter 2 mailles sur chaque aiguille et tricoter sur 1 aiguille le schéma a1 sur une autre a2 sur la 3 ème a3 et sur la dernière a4 et tout relier à la fin? Je pense pas que ce soit ça j aurais besoin un peu d aide je vous remercie par avance cordialement

DROPS Design 24.05.2018 kl. 09:35:

Bonjour Mme Jouglard, vous répartissez ces 8 m sur 4 aig (= 2 m par aig.) puis vous tricotez A.1 sur chacune de ces aiguilles (= 1 m end, 1 jeté, 1 m end, 1 jeté) au 1er rang sur chacune de ces aiguilles. Et vous continuez ainsi chaque tour de A.1 jusqu'à ce que vous ayez 32 m sur chacune des aiguilles quand A.1 est terminé. Tricotez ensuite A.2, 2x A.3 et A.4 sur chacune de ces 32 m (4 x en largeur). Quand vous aurez trop de mailles pour les doubles pointes, continuez avec l'aig. circulaire (placez 1 marqueur entre chaque diagramme (un différent pour le début du tour pour bien le repérer). Bon tricot!

Astrid Margrethe 07.11.2017 - 08:22:

Hei. Er det bare å fortsette og strikke A2,A3,A4 i høyden for å få større pute? Skjønner at det da blir flere rapporter med A3 for hver høyde i så fall :)

DROPS Design 14.11.2017 kl. 08:54:

Hei Astrid. Ja, du har forstått det riktig :) Husk garnmengden ved større pute. God Fornøyelse.

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