DIY Throw Pillow

Today I have a new home decor /DIY post for you and this time is all about knitting. Maybe not the coolest hobby in the world , still when you can get adorable winter accessories (scarfs, hats ) or home decor (throw pillows or blankets) from it why not give it a try. And fall is the perfect season to pick it up. Having said all that I never really got into it therefore I have to confess that the credit for this DIY needs to go to my sister, she is the one that did the actual knitting although I was extremely particular about the design . My brief was “grandpa`s sweater chic in a throw pillow” that is why we went for the classic cable knit patterns on the front and on the back a weave pattern which will also have covered buttons.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Now after you actually learned to knit or if you are like me found someone else to do it ,all you need is the yarn , which is extremely cheep 5- 10$, and to choose your pattern . For the pattern there are so many websites out in the interweabes full of different patterns as well as the whole guide of how to achieve it . You are also going to need the filler for the pillow, these you can get at any interior design store , or what I did is use an old throw pillow that didn`t go with my room anymore.

Some great knitting blogs and websites

Knitculture

Lovekniting

The Purl Bee

Tin Can Knits OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  You can also think bigger and try to make your own throw blanket , either with a similar pattern or make multiple squares of different patterns in different yarns and stitch them together to get a shabby chic knited quilt .

Close up of the front pattern.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  A look at the actual cover without the pillow fill.

FrontOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA BackOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you were to buy one of these beauties in stores it would cost you anywhere from  30$ to over 100$ so why not give it a try!

Knit pillows in stores

H&M  1   2

Zara Home

Overstock.com 

Target.com

Have I convinced you to try this new hobby ?

13 thoughts on “DIY Throw Pillow

  1. I love this idea! I just wish I had the time to knit… I also wish I could knit that would probably be a start! Might have to rope my mum in on this one! 🙂

  2. Wow! I have been planning a post on the pieces I have been knitting for fall/winter…you hit the nail on the head. I have been wanting to try a pillow since I saw one at Zara home but haven’t found the right pattern. I am definitely going to give this a try. Currently I am working on a few cowls and a coffee sleeve 🙂

  3. Knitting and crochet- totally the coolest hobby, my school even has a knitting class for fashion majors! Don’t rule out ” cool” just yet. I love to knit ( and crochet) .

  4. I work at h&m ♡
    Knitting is a real art form, I have tried it and it is really difficult. Still a work in progress.

    Thank you for your inspiration, this pillow is beautifully crafted

    Take care lovely ♡
    ~Kitty

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