Cozy Pillow for Fall

August 2, 2014 by 16 Comments

Recently I started knitting again, let me share my new chunky pillow cover with you….hand knitted by yours truly.  Once I got started knitting, it didn’t take long to complete this little project since I used extra thick yarn.  I’m such a pillow nut, I always get excited about adding a new pillow cover to the mix and can’t wait to snuggle up to this one in the Fall.

Handknit Pillow

It all started when our grandkids came for a visit and I asked my granddaughter if she would like to learn how to knit – to which she replied ” Oh yes!”  She made a cute little sampler, learning how to cast-on, knit and purl.  While she was busy learning her stitches I decided to start on this pillow. Knitting is a hobby I enjoy while watching TV,  I have a hard time sitting still and doing nothing, so this is relaxing to me.

handknit pillow cover

I knitted 2 panels – 16 x 16 inches and then stitched them together, adding a pillow form inside.  Silly me, I couldn’t remember how to “cast-off” stitches but after looking on-line here it all came back to me.

Knit Pillow

The pillow shows some flaws and imperfections, but that’s okay, just knowing that it was handmade pleases me. Practice makes perfect, right?  I’m putting it up for now, not quite ready for the warmer layers. We still have a couple more months of hot weather in this part of the country.

So which do you prefer, knitting or crocheting?   I like them both.

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between naps on the porch






16 Responses to “Cozy Pillow for Fall”
  1. Patty says:

    Good for you! The pillow is darling.

  2. I can’t knit or crochet but I love that cushion. It’s gorgeous!

    Our weekly Say G’Day linky party is on right now and this would be a fabulous addition. Please stop by and say g’day if you have a minute!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. I love your new pillow! The chunky yarn is just perfect for this! So glad you taught Little B how to knit…a skill she’ll always have…and a sweet memory to go along with it!

  4. Quite a few years ago, my mom knitted pillow covers. She used big chunky yarn and the stitches were some sort of cable. For a while I loved them and as we usually do when we’re young, discarded them for something new and chic. Thanks for bringing back the good memory. Now, maybe I need to try my hand at knitting. It’s always been on my list to learn. 🙂

  5. kelly says:

    oh that is so pretty! I do not know how to knit and the only crocheting I’ve ever done was while I was a teenager and used to make those chain brackets. Very simple and fast. I never ventured out further in those hobbies. My husbands late grandmother used to crochet blankets all the time. I used to enjoy watching her do that a lot. You’re passing down the art to your own grandchild now!

  6. Kelly says:

    Super cute! Chunky yarn is my favorite!

  7. elaine says:

    I knitted a lot when I was in my 20’s but I forgot a lot. Now in my 70’s, I live in a 55+ community and have taken up knitting again. I am also learning to crochet. So far I have made a crocheted afghan and I am almost done with a knitted one, both for my sons who live in colder climates. I have made numerous other projects………scarves, hats, purses, etc. But I have never made a pillow…………yours looks very cute! Doing a cable stitch is not hard……just go to you tube and there will be directions.

  8. Yay!!! It turned out so perfect Moni!!! I’m impressed as always…Little B is blessed to have you!! XO, Aimee

  9. Donna Wilkes says:

    When I turned sixty, I decided one of the things I wanted to do was learn to knit. Took a course back in June – love it – it is so relaxing. So far I have completed several washcloths and something red, white and blue. I think I can make a pillow of it. I adore yours!

  10. Sarah says:

    I love this pillow! I wish I could knit. Maybe I can make something similar out of an old sweater. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Nicole says:

    This looks so cozy! Perfect to cuddle up on a rainy day with a good book or an old movie. Love it!

  12. Thank you for sharing your cozy pillow at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.xo
    P.S> did you enter my new giveaway yet?

  13. Emma Peake says:

    Love this! I am 22, and just learning to knit! I’d love to learn crochet too at some point but hey, one step at a time! I want to make some chunky knit cushions for my bedroom soon!

  14. Ceci Bean says:

    I always thought scarves were the only thing I could make with my limited knitting skills. But I think I could actually make this pillow too. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love the simplicity of this! I crochet but haven’t learned to knit quite yet but as soon as I do, I’ll definitely make these!

  16. Linda says:

    Cute1! And so easy… Great that you are teaching your grand to knit.

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