Make a Chunky Knit Pillow

This budget-friendly, yarn-looping DIY only requires two materials: colorful, chunky yarn and fluffy fiber filling.

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Chunky Knit Pillow

HGTV Handmade’s Gabriela Hardan shares an easy step-by-step guide to make a chunky knit pillow. To make, you will need one roll of chunky yarn and polyester filling for the inside of the pillow.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Every couch needs a few decorative pillows, but trendy options can sometimes be a little over budget. Head to the craft store, grab a roll of chunky yarn and some polyester fiber fill and DIY this trendy knit pillow following easy, step-by-step instructions from HGTV Handmade’s Gabriela Hardan. P.S. Once you nail the easy knitting technique, it might be hard to stop.

Lime Green DIY Chunky Knit Pillow On Rocker In Corner Nook With Cacti

Chunky Knit Pillow

HGTV Handmade’s Gabriela Hardan shares an easy step-by-step guide to make a chunky knit pillow. To make, you will need one roll of chunky yarn and polyester filling for the inside of the pillow.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials + Tools

Make Loop Chain

Roll out the chunky yarn bundle and leave about 7 inches for the tail. Make the first loop by folding about 4 inches of yarn over itself, then tighten and tie a knot (Image 1). Tip: The tightened loop hole should allow three fingers in width (Image 2). Next, take the working yarn strand and pull it through the loop hole to make another loop. Continue the steps above until 15 loops are combined to make a chain of stitches (Image 3).

Create the Pillow Shape

Next, form the chain of stitches into a circle. Then, take the working yarn strand and push it through the very first created loop to connect both sides of the chain together (Image 1). Now, push the working yarn strand through the outer loops of the braided yarn to make another row of loops. Continue around the full circle until 15 rows of loops are created (Image 2). Tip: Make small loops to better hide inside fiber filling.

Close Bottom + Add Filling

Flip over the yarn rows. Take the 7-inch tail on the inside of the pillow (Image 1) and thread it through the outside loops of the pillow creating a basket shape (Image 2). Then, carefully pull on the yarn to tighten and close the bottom hole (Image 3). Tip: Pull the yarn slowly as it is fragile and can break easily. Push the leftover tail piece through a small opening in the pillow and tie a knot on the inside to secure (Image 4). Now flip the pillow back over and add polyester fiber fill to the inside of pillow (Image 5). Spread the fiber fill evenly inside the pillow to minimize lumps.

Close Top + Enjoy

Once filled, use scissors to snip the working yarn from the rest of the bundle, leaving about 7 inches extra (Image 1). Then, slowly pull the remaining yarn piece through the outer loops to close the hole, just like the steps to close the bottom (Image 2). Push the leftover piece of yarn through a small opening at the top of the pillow and tie a knot in the center to secure (Image 3). Add this cute, comfy pillow to your favorite chair and make several more for your friends to enjoy (Image 4).

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