I’ll say it now, I miss winter so much. I’m a huge fan of being able to play with bulky and jumbo yarns and summer just isn’t really the time to be playing around with it with the heat that’s here. To remedy my desire to play with something big, I’m straying away from something wearable and I’m introducing my first pillow pattern! This yarn is so soft that even on a hot summer night, your face will just melt right into it. One could even say this pattern is off the hook 😉
Lion Brand came out with their new Off The Hook yarn and I just knew I needed to give it a try. If you are not familiar with this yarn, here’s it’s main shtick – you don’t need any tools to use it! It’s really unique and I want to be able to truly use my hands to create something. I saw this yarn pop up on Instagram and after a few visits to JOANN, I picked myself up some (I went with the color of Dark & Stormy because look how well it matches my brand colors!) This pillow is a big one and a lot of fun to make – and did I mention that it’s really easy too?
This is a great addition to any home as a pillow or even an animal bed!
JOANN is popping with lots of colors to choose from and this pillow would look amazing in any of the choices you pick!
All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Vincent Green-Hite, designer of Knot Bad. This post was sponsored by JOANN Stores but all ideas and opinions are my own.
Skill Level: Easy
- 3 Skeins of of Color A (One side of the Pillow)
- 3 Skeins of of Color B (Other side of the Pillow)
1 Skein of worsted weight yarn.
24″ inches wide
27″ inches in length
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If photo tutorials are not as helpful as videos, Lion Brand has a great video demonstrating how to get started! This is the video I learned with, find it HERE
Let’s begin creating your own Pillow!
Begin with color A
Laying down your yarn, be sure to have 35 loops (It’s helpful to leave a stitch marker to know where you will be turning!)
Into the first loop, insert your yarn into it. Repeat this process across the entire row.
Once you reach the end of the round, insert your yarn into the first loop to turn your work. Repeat the same steps from before!
Continue this same process for 33 rows in total (Or until your desired pillow length!)
To end the panel, you will be working from left to right, putting the right loop underneath the left.
This is how it will begin to look:
Repeat the same steps for the other side of your pillow but with color B!
To Assemble, lay both flat on one another and with worsted weight yarn, you will be sewing together both the panels. Be sure to choose vertical side bu having them on the inside, you will be folding it inside out when you sew three sides together!
When you have three sides sewn together, insert your pillow! From here, you’ll be sewing shit with the whip stitch.
And there you have it, your Off the Hook Pillow!
You may not sell my patterns or claim them as your own. You may make items to sell (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my patterns but I ask that you link back to my blog and provide credit for the pattern. All are welcome to share my patterns on social media so long as you link back directly to my blog post (providing the link). No copy & paste of my patterns will be allowed under any circumstances.
And there you have it, your big pillow! What’d you think of not using any tools to create it? Did you enjoy this yarn! I personally loved it more than I thought I was going to – Be sure to tag @knot.bad and @yarnpunk on Instagram with the hashtag #yarnpunk to show me your pillows and anything else you make with fiber and yarn!