DIY Tutorial For A Chunky Knitted Round Pillow With Short Rows

05 05 2016 DIY

My knitted round pillow was shown in SisterMag20 last year and now finally here on my blog.

I love round deco elements like pillows and carpets very much because they can be such eye-catchers - especially if your interior is more minimalistic and modern. 

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

You can find the tutorial for my little knit bunny here

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

The finished pillow has a diameter of 60cm and is made with short rows - meaning, that the rows are only partially worked before turning so the knitting starts to curve.

You will need:

Approximately 1kg super chunky wool needle size 20-25mm (for example Loopy Mango Big Loop available in my DaWanda Shop) 

- circular knitting needle in 70cm length which fits your yarn size

- another circular knitting needle preferable in the same size or a little bit bigger or smaller

- Inner cushion 60cm diameter

- scissors

- felting needle (optional)

Start: 

Cast on 18 (photo step 1 - for the full tutorial please click "continue reading" further below )

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Hello Spring Cleaning! DIY Crochet Or Knit Dish Cloths Out Of Dish Cloths

16 02 2016 DIY

Here is a super simple and quick idea to make spring cleaning more fun:

Cut some yarn out of simple store bought dish cloths (they just cost pennies - at least here in Germany) and crochet or knit your very own unique dish cloth with it.

Really a few minutes project! 

Of course your new dish cloths will be washable - I wash mine on a hot cycle and they come out perfectly clean and fine.

Here is a super simple and quick idea to make spring cleaning more fun:  Cut some yarn out of simple store bought dish cloths (they just cost pennies - at least here in Germany) and crochet or knit your very own unique dish cloth with it.  I love my pretty crocheted Harlekin dish cloths and Chevron dish cloths still very much and we use them every day - but in wintertime the cotton takes some time to dry.  Those cloths from the store are made of some fast drying, thin fabric but I like my dish cloths smaller and more compact instead of large and thin and so I decided to cut them up...  If you like to give it a try put several of the thin cloths exactly on top of each other and start cutting on the right outside.  Cut in rounds towards the middle (you can adjust the corners a bit if you like) of the cloths to get as much lenghts as possible.  Roll into balls - you can tie the yarn strips together.  I chain about 15 for the crochet dish cloths and worked with a hook size 10mm.  The finished cloths are about 18x18cm  For the knitted version I casted on 18 stitches and used a 10mm circular knitting needle.   But you can adjust all these to your liking - maybe cut wider strips for an even chunkier knit oder make the cloths smaller...  Happy Spring Cleaning!

I love my pretty tapestry crochet Harlekin dish cloths and my crocheted Chevron dish cloths still very much and we use them every day - but in wintertime the cotton takes some time to dry.

Those cloths from the store are made of some fast drying, thin fabric but I like my dish cloths smaller and more compact instead of large and thin and so I decided to cut them up...

If you like to give it a try put several of the thin cloths exactly on top of each other and start cutting on the right outside.

Cut in rounds towards the middle (you can adjust the corners a bit if you like) of the cloths to get as much lenghts as possible.

Roll into balls - you can tie the yarn strips together.

I chain about 15 for the crochet dish cloths and work single crochet with a hook size 10mm.

The finished cloths are about 18x18cm

For the knitted version I casted on 18 stitches, worked in garter stitch using a 10mm circular knitting needle. 

Here is a super simple and quick idea to make spring cleaning more fun:  Cut some yarn out of simple store bought dish cloths (they just cost pennies - at least here in Germany) and crochet or knit your very own unique dish cloth with it.  I love my pretty crocheted Harlekin dish cloths and Chevron dish cloths still very much and we use them every day - but in wintertime the cotton takes some time to dry.  Those cloths from the store are made of some fast drying, thin fabric but I like my dish cloths smaller and more compact instead of large and thin and so I decided to cut them up...  If you like to give it a try put several of the thin cloths exactly on top of each other and start cutting on the right outside.  Cut in rounds towards the middle (you can adjust the corners a bit if you like) of the cloths to get as much lenghts as possible.  Roll into balls - you can tie the yarn strips together.  I chain about 15 for the crochet dish cloths and worked with a hook size 10mm.  The finished cloths are about 18x18cm  For the knitted version I casted on 18 stitches and used a 10mm circular knitting needle.   But you can adjust all these to your liking - maybe cut wider strips for an even chunkier knit oder make the cloths smaller...  Happy Spring Cleaning!

But you can adjust all these to your liking - maybe cut wider strips for an even chunkier knit oder make the cloths smaller...

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Anette 

P.S. Today is Creadienstag