Cat Pillow

Designed by Val Lov
For Designs For America from Solutia

Size: Finished size approximately 20" square.

Materials: Worsted-weight yarn Berella '4'(100% acrylic, 3 1/2 oz/100g skein, 240 yds) by Bernat: 2 skeins #8933 Scarlet (A) and 1 skein #8912 Pearl Grey (B); small amount of dark grey and black. Size 6 (4.25 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain Gauge. Crochet hook size I/9 (5.5mm); 2 ring markers, yarn needle; 16"-square pillow form.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st. To save time, take time to check your gauge.

Following chart, work RS rows from right to left, and WS rows, from left to right. When changing colors, pick up new color from under previous color and twist to prevent holes. Work chart using colors A and B only. Accent colors are worked last in duplicate stitch and embroidery.


With A, cast on 80 sts. Work in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 16". Bind off all sts.

With A, cast on 100 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row), for 19 rows.
Next Row: (WS) K10, p80, k10. Keeping pat as est (Garter st on first and last 10 sts), work in St st on center 80 sts as follows: Work with A for 10 rows.
Next Row: Work with A on 13 sts, place marker, work Chart on center 74 sts, place marker, work with A on last 13 sts. Cont as est through Row 77 of Chart. Once chart is complete, cont as est with A until piece measures18" from beg. Work in Garter st across all sts for 2" more. Bind off all sts.

Duplicate Stitch and Embroidery Details: With yarn needle and dark grey, work all shape details for head and legs in duplicate stitch. With black, embroider facial details.

Cat pillow photo

With damp cloth and warm iron, block to size and allow to dry completely. With WS tog, match Back to St st section of Front and slip stitch three sides. Insert pillow form through opening and slip st 4th side shut.

Standard Abbreviations
beg  . . .  begin(ning)
est  . . .  established
k  . . .  knit
p  . . .  purl
pat  . . .  pattern
RS  . . .  right side
st(s)  . . .  stitch(es)
St st  . . .  stockinette stitch
tog  . . .  together
WS  . . .  wrong side


We hope you enjoy making this fine pattern, which features yarns made with quality Acrylic fibers. Please write and tell us what types of hand-knit and crocheted items you would like to see on future crafting shows. Our address is:

Solutia Fibers Division
3391 Town Point Dr., Suite 200
Kennesaw, GA  30144
Attn: Designs for America


Every effort has been made to have these instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance in individual crafters, human errors or typographical mistakes.