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On Trend Knit Pillows

On Trend Knit Pillows
On Trend Knit Pillows
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The On Trend Knit Pillows are a quick and easy way to spice up your home decor. Whatever your decorating style, this jumbo weight yarn knit up into fresh updated pillows that are totally on trend. Plus, the soothing green and blue colors mix and mingle to create the perfect earthy color palette. Whether you use these knitted pillow on your bed or your sofa, the interesting stitch and soft yarn will make these pillows irresistible. Plus, you can quickly knit a pair of these as a housewarming gift or spruce up your own home without breaking the bank. Use the colors as shown or choose from a great selection of colors in this mega-thick yarn.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size50 or 25 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

GaugeGAUGE: 3 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizePillows are 20” [51 cm] square.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Boutique Irresistible™: 5 balls 7962 Eucalyptus for 2 pillow fronts (2½ balls for each pillow)
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 25mm [US 50] 40” long (101.6cm)
  • Two 20” square [51 cm] pillow forms, 1 yd [1 m]] contrasting fabric for back, matching thread and sewing needle, yarn needle

Instructions

Pillow Front

Cast on 17 sts.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 20” [51 cm] from beginning.
Bind off loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Pillow Back

Cut 22” [56 cm] square of fabric for each pillow. Turn 1” [2.5 cm] to wrong side along all edges and press.
With wrong sides together, hold Front and Back pieces together. Using blanket stitch, sew pieces together along 3 sides. Insert pillow form. Sew last side closed.

Abbreviations

cm
centimeters
k
knit
mm
millimeters
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)

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I'm always looking for quick projects because I don't have a lot of time for long, complicated things. These pillow fronts are perfect! With the jumbo yarn and ginormous needles you could make one in an evening. Then just stitch it to the fabric back and you're done! Love it!

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