Category Archives: pillow

FREEBIE & HOLIDAY HOURS

Holiday Store Hours

We will be closed on Sunday August 1 and Monday August 2 for the holiday long weekend.

Saturday Jul 31: 12 pm – 5 pm

Sunday Aug 1: CLOSED

Monday Aug 2: CLOSED

Tuesday Aug 3: 11 am – 6 pm

Very Amooseing Pillow

Something fun for the long weekend!

Yarn Options

Other Materials

  • 8mm/US11 needles (straight or circular)
  • 20″ square pillow form (very affordable at Ikea)
  • FREE Pattern

PROJECTS Crochet Macrame

If you love the look of macrame, but aren’t presently interested in learning a new craft, there are some beautiful patterns for macrame-like projects made with crochet.

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Crochet Macrame Curtain

This gorgeous crochet piece is inspired by macramé and embodies the Modern Boho Chic style. It works well as either a curtain or a wall hanging and is worked side-toside so creating the width you want is a breeze. The written instructions also include a chart, making this pattern an easy to follow how-to!

Size

  • Approximately 77” 196 cm wide X 6” 15 cm tall, excluding fringe.
  • Note: When fringe is attached, work will stretch to approximately 7” 18 cm tall plus fringe
  • Diamond Repeat is approximately 5 1/2” 14 cm wide

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Materials

Photo: Erin Black

Crochet Lumbar Pillow

Front-post stitches, back-post stitches, and chains combine to create a macramé style crochet design in this gorgeous pillow. This pattern includes complete instructions for how to make and assemble both an inner and outer cushion cover. The written instructions also include a chart, making this pattern an easy to follow how-to.

Size

  • +16” X 26” 40.5 x 66 cm.

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Photo of teal bedroom by Photographee.eu and available from Shutterstock, Photoshopped by Erin Black.

Crochet Macrame Square Pillow

Front-post stitches, back-post stitches, and chains combine to create a macramé style crochet design in this gorgeous pillow. This pattern includes complete instructions for how to make and assemble both an inner and outer cushion cover. The written instructions also include a chart, making this pattern an easy to follow how-to.

Size

  • 20” 51 cm square

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Materials

Photo: minimalism with yarn

Simple Macrame Inspired Crochet Wall Hanging

Admiring the works of macrame artists as a crocheter, I created this wall hanging to honour the sophisticated simplicity of macrame knots by using just crochet techniques. With this FREE easy crochet pattern, you will be able to create a simple yet sophisticated wall hanging that will surely leave your fingers yearning to make more than just one! Experiment with different fibers and weights of yarn, and you may well create yourself a whole wall of crocheted wall decor, adding simple texture to the walls of your home, child’s room, or nursery.

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Macrame Inspired Table Runner

This macramé-inspired crochet table runner is a textural masterpiece! The pattern comes to life with a simple 4-row repeat. Featuring back post treble crochet, you’ll love the versatility of this pattern that’s easy to shorten as needed, to fit your table. It’s ideal for everyday use and special occasions. Make a set in a different color for every season!

Size:

  • Approximately 15″ x 90″ [38 x 228.5 cm]

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FREEBIE Celtic Knot Pillow

Celtic Knot Pillow

The Celtic Knot Pillow is a very clever little project that is so super simple it’s perfect for the cottage or travel. It’s basically a long tube which is then stuffed, twisted up into a knot, and joined. If your skills are minimal you can seam it and place the seam on the underside. If you’re feeling a bit more knitterly you can use a provisional cast-on and graft your pillow using kitchener stitch.

Yarn Options

You can use any of the following yarns for your project …

Cascade 220 Solids or Cascade 220 Heathers: 4 skeins (2 strands held together)

Berroco Vintage Chunky: 3 skeins

Malabrigo Chunky: 4 skeins

 

Other Materials

 

 

FREEBIE Cabled Cushion Cover

Cabled Cushion Cover

Not everyone is a garment knitter, especially in warm weather, but never fear, inspiration still abounds!  Summer is a great time to slow down and fluff up your nest. Great cushions are hard to find, but are easy to make.  I love cables, they’re classic, never dated, and  go with EVERYTHING.

Pillow covers also offer a great opportunity to play around with cables without committing to a large garment. The project is just enough knitting, finishing is minimal, fit isn’t an issue, and you can use any number of different yarns. The classic kettle dyed Malabrigo Merino Worsted  would be scrumptious, as would it’s machine washable cousin Malabrigo Rios. If you want machine washability Berroco Vintage is a cost effective choice, or for a cotton try Cascade Avalon. For something more textured and interesting consider Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together), Noro Silk Garden Solo (it’s on Clearance), or tweedy Queensland Kathmandu Aran. Whatever you choose I don’t think you can go wrong.

Notes

 

Yarn Options

You can use any of these yarns for this project:

Malabrigo Merino Worsted  4 skeins

Malabrigo Rios  (machine wash) 4 skeins

Berroco Vintage  (machine wash)  4 skeins

Cascade Avalon (cotton, machine wash)  5 skeins

Mineville Wool Angora (hold 2 strands together) 3 skeins

Noro Silk Garden Solo (tweedy & on sale)  8 skeins

Queensland Kathmandu Aran (tweedy) 4 skeins

 

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 4.5mm/US7 or 5mm/US8 needles (or side to obtain a gauge you like)
  • 6 buttons
  • Tapestry/Darning needle
  • Pillow form

 

New FREE Pattern Random Stripe Pillow


This pillow cover is designed with knitterly pleasure in mind – there are no seams and there is no sewing involved. All of the techniques used (which aren’t all that special) are listed below and have links to good explanations/tutorials, some of which are pictorial, and some have videos.

Size
16” x 16” with pillow form
Gauge
15.5 sts & 26.5 rows = 4”/10cm
Materials
° MC: 2 skeins Noro Silk Garden, colour 245
° Pillow Form: 15 inches
° Buttons & sewing thread that matches buttons (ours were 28cm or just over 1”)
° Snaps (black) and matching thread
° 2 Stitch Markers (the locking type are best, we like Clover 353)
° Sewing Needle
Notions
° Dice or random number generator smartphone app
° Scrap Yarn
° 4mm crochet hook (for cast on)


Four Cables Pillow


I really like the simplicity of this pillow. Cables – good. Super Bulky yarn – good. 

  • 2 skeins Cascade Magnum
  • 10mm-29″ circular needles

As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!