Home Decor Series
A few weeks ago I showed you how to make a chunky knit blanket in 3 easy steps. I am absolutely in love with how it turned out so, I’ve decided to add a few more decor pieces to my home using the same chunky knit technique. This 3 part series will teach you how to #1 make a chunky knit blanket (or already has) , #2 a chunky knit throw pillow and #3 a chunky knit wreath! Yes a wreath! I’m super excited for the wreath! It’s very minimalist and stylish!
Chunky knit Pillow
For this DIY I’ll be showing you how to make a chunky knit throw pillow. What’s nice about this DIY is that if you’ve been following along with my videos than you probably already know how easy it is to knit with chunky yarn. I’ll only be adding one additional step to my previous technique to turn it into a pillow instead of a blanket. 😀 This pillow is super easy to make and took me about 40 minutes to put together ! Oh and isn’t that green just gorgeous! The moment I saw that yarn I knew I needed to make something out of it! 😀 😀 And this is one of the biggest reasons I stopped making frequent stops at Joann’s fabric because, I always want to sew something after looking at all their pretty fabric! Joanns fabrics is my weakness! 🙁
What yarn to use and where to get it!
For my chunky knit blanket I used 3 skeins of yarn. They each weigh 35oz and had 54 yards. The thickness of that yarn was 50m.
Unless your making a jumbo sized pillow I would recommend to get chunky knit yarn that isn’t as thick as 50m. I found that for a square throw pillow with 50m yarn you can’t get enough stitches on the pillow for it to look delicate. It looks very unproportionate and way to chunky. So for my pillow I used 22m yarn and it looked much better. The size of my pillow is 14″ by 12″. I used 2 skeins of 7.9 oz (24yds) each. I had just enough with the two skeins.
I only regret one thing I did with my throw pillow. I’m sure this wouldn’t bug most of you but, I’ll go ahead and point it out anyways. I used a pillow insert the I took out of a previous pillow and most pillow inserts are white. Since my chunky yarn for my pillow was green you could see through in spots the white pillow underneath. If I was to redo the my pillow I would of probably made a green pillow case to match before covering it with my knit but then again maybe that’s what gives it contrast. It’s almost to much contrast for me so it is bugging me a bit!
Where to buy
I purchased my yarn at Michaels. They had it on sale and each skein cost me $6 each. Which means this pillow cost me under $15. What a steal!
Before we Start
Before we begin, to avoid confusion you’ll need to watch my chunky knit blanket tutorial. It’ll speed things up for you if you start from part 1. Don’t worry this video won’t take long. It’ll have you knitting in under 3 minutes or, as some may call it crochet. 😀
Part 2 – Turning it into a pillow!
Well… That was easy! Wasn’t it?! 😀 Okay to make your pillow you’ll need to use the same technique you’d use to make your blanket. The only difference will be your size. You’ll need to knit a rectangle long enough to wrap around your pillow. Kind of like a short wide scarf. Once you have your rectangle ready simply lay your pillow on one end and fold the other side of your knitted fabric over. Following that take an additional string of yarn tie it at one end of your pillow and start threading it through the edges of your pillow. Kind of like sewing it together with needle and thread but, instead using your fingers and yarn. Work your way around all 3 sides connecting all the edges that way. Then just tie your loose tail in a knot an insert what’s left into your pillow. That’s it! If this sounds confusing, check out the video below. It’ll definitely help! 😀
What do you think about this home decor series? Would you like more chunky knit tutorials? I was thinking to make a round chunky knit throw pillow or maybe even a chunky knit ottoman! What are you thoughts?
Here are some photos to drool over! 😀
Do you see the white peeking through? YEP! It’s driving me bonkers! 🙁 I love how it looks if you don’t look close though! HAHa!
Here’s a sneak peek of my Chunky knit wreath! HAHA more like a tease because, you can’t really see the whole thing! But hey… Something look forward to! 😀
That’s it for this part of the series! Stay tuned for the next part! 😀 I hope I’m not the only one that’s this excited! 😀 😀