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Leicestershire, United Kingdom

After doing a degree in knitwear design, I went on to become a jewellery designer and then a full time mum. I’m now finding a bit more time to pick up the knitting needles again and I've started to ...

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Small round knitted pillow

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Small round knitted pillow
Small round knitted pillow
Small round knitted pillow
Small round knitted pillow
Small round knitted pillow

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • wrap and turn
  • garter stitch

Pattern Description:

This is a fun, quick little knit made using recycle yarn. My original cushion was made using crushed velvet yarn cut into strips. More information about the yarn can be found here - http://kittyfalol.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/making-super-chunky-yarn-from-crushed.html

This is really a prototype for a floor pouffe that I plan to design later this year. It is made all in one piece, using just a 6 row pattern repeat. The circular shape is formed using short row knitting or partial knitting and, as the yarn is so thick, I was able to knit it up in a day.


The gauge of my yarn is 5.5 stitches and 8.5 rows = 10 cm square or 3wpi.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Completely depends on the yarn used. Mine is about 40cm wide


  • Large knitting needles
  • Super chunky yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • crochet hook
  • optional needle and thread to sew it up
  • pillow form

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Recycled t-shirt yarn or crushed velvet yarn. An extreme yarn could be made using several yarns plied together.



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