knit it! – the thrifty crafter a bargain shopper's guide to expressing creativity Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:29:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sweet Dreams Sun, 03 May 2009 17:00:24 +0000

Decorative pillow knitting craft project

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 Brand Suede Yarn

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!

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