How to: Make Knit Sweater Pillows

DIY + How To

No longer are cozy, chunky, colorful knitted sweaters relegated to just our bodies; the newest trend in winter throw pillows for the home are chunky knitted sweater pillows (don’t believe us? Just check out retail resources like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, West Elm and more.) The weather outside is turning almost frightful, and we guarantee your sofa, lounge chairs and other throw pillow-worthy home locations are going to want a piece of this trend. So why not save some dough, customize to your liking and make your own?

As far as we can tell, two of the easiest ways to create this look at home is to buy a sweater at a second-hand store or knit one. On the Adventures in Creating blog, one crafty mom just picks up a chunky sweater from a thrift store, uses an existing throw pillow cushion to measure out a cushion cover, does a little crafty closing and boom—a good-looking throw pillow.

Of course for those with the gift to knit, the time and the desire for ultimate customization, you might be interested in the instructional post we found on the blog More Ways to Waste Time. We like these two instructional posts because we feel they are accessible for anyone—no matter the crafty skill level. We also love this crafty and cozy how-to project for its ability to be comfy and look great with modern decor.

Will you be incorporating some chunky knitted throw pillows, either bought or made, into your home this season?

Images: Chic Little House, Renee-Marie

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    Dec 24, 2011 at 2:12 am

    awesome pillows. Never thought about knitting them till now. Many thanks

  2. design a pillow, design your own pillow

    Jan 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Knit sweater pillow, wow what an impressive blog. Enjoyed pics and blog both. Keep posting

  3. Design a pillow, Design your own pillow

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Knitted pillows, really a unique way to decorate a room.

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