If you know basic knitting skills - this DIY to Try is for you! Using this easy seed stitch pattern, I loosely knit this lumbar pillow in less than an hour.
Don't let this DIY scare you away!
Let me start by saying I'm not a knitter. I mean, I can knit, and have shared a few things on the blog before, but it's basic novice skill level over here.
If you know the difference between knit 1, purl 1 - friend, you are in luck!
I was shopping at Michaels the other day and noticed their yarn was on sale.
I saw this Chunky chenille and loved the texture. When I picked it up to feel it, I saw this on the yarn cover.
Look at that texture! It was going to be a perfect finishing touch for my Sunroom Makeover. Plus, I had to extra pillows in my craft closet that would be perfect for this!
Then I noticed that it said - FREE PATTERN ON LABEL!
I'm all about free! I may have done a happy dance right there in the store.
So I grabbed 2 skeins and some jumbo knitting needles and ran to the checkout.
Let me show you how I did it! First, let's start with what you need.
Chunky Knit Pillow Cover Anyone Can Make - Materials Needed
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I wanted this cover to be a loose knit and definitely didn't want to see that busy pattern underneath.
I found these canvas pillow covers and squeezed each pillow into a cover and zipped it up!
No more ugly pattern!
Now I was ready to get my knit on.
First I took a gander at that free pattern.
It had been about 3 years since I had last knit anything, so I was rusty to start, but had my groove by the third row.
If you know basic knitting skills, like I do, you an create this Chunky Knit Pillow Cover Anyone Can Make in less than an hour.
- Cast on 11 stitches. Be sure to leave a long tail to weave the ends together to finish the pillow.
- Loosely Knit 1, Purl 1 to the end of each row until you have finished the skein. Cast off - again leaving a long tail. It doesn't have to be perfect!
- Take the canvas pillow cover and insert your lumbar pillow. Fold the finished knit around the pillow.
- Using the long tails, weave together the ends to close the pillow up.
- Finish all three side and tie off. You can hide the remaining tail inside the finished knit and trim the excess with scissors.
- This is a great pattern for a novice, beginner knitter.
- You can adjust the tension of the knit by knitting a tighter or looser pattern. It's truly to your liking!
This Chunky Knit Pillow cover anyone can make is super duper easy peasy lemon squeezy.
I knit one for my recently covered arm chair.
And then another one for my sofa.
I love how that canvas pattern barely peeks through.
It adds that cozy texture to the room that I was hoping for.
Friends, if this novice baby beginner knitter can make this pillow, then you can too!
And if this inspired you to DIY one for yourself - send me a pic! It always means so much to hear from my readers!