Felted Snowmen Pillows

Felted-Snowmen

Jennifer Mattesky

Use up odds and ends from your stash to make adorable winter home décor with the Felted Snowmen Pillows. Pieces of fabric are knitted, felted, cut out, and appliquéd to burlap. Add embroidery and notions for fun, custom elements.

Finished Size Small: 12" tall and 16" wide; Large: 16" square.

Yarn Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool; 245 yd [224 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #740 snow (A), #112 elf green (B), #146 pomegranate (C), #N36 China blue (D), #N900 ebony shadows (E), 1 ball each.

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): straight and two double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle; embroidery needle; buttons: 8 black ½" shank, 2 black 3/8" shank, 6 blue 7⁄16" two-hole, 1 red 7⁄16" two-hole, 1 green 7⁄16" two-hole, 24 black 1/4" two-hole; 3/8" wide ribbon; blue pipe cleaner; DMC embroidery floss: #699 green, #794 light cornflower blue, #938 ultra dark coffee brown, #947 burnt orange, and #3685 very dark mauveburlap pillowcases and pillow inserts sizes 12" × 16" and 16" × 16".

Gauge 17 sts and 30 rows = 4" in St st before felting; 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st after felting.

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