I love to knit, but am still a novice and reading complicated patterns can make my head spin. When I knit, I typically judge how much length or width I need based on the project. For this project, I had a 16×16 pillow form and casted on (CO) enough for 16.5 inches on sz 9 needles. I love the look of seed stitch, but wanted some sort of a border, so I started with three rows of elongated stockinette stitch, then knitted in seed stitch for the majority of the pillow face, and finished the same way I started. Two separate squares were made, then sewn around the pillow with a yarn needle. This is a great, easy project for something unique for your home.
Lions Suede Yarn (By Lions Brand) was a purchased at Big Lots for $2 a skein (deal!) and the 16×16 pillow form was purchased from Michael’s with a 40% off coupon. Less than $10 for a homemade, cute and super soft decorative pillow! That’s a thrifty craft anyone can afford!