Pampered Pet Pillow

Furlike yarn gives the pillow its fluffy, downy-soft look and feel.


This easy-to-knit pattern can be sized for your pet; multiply the per-inch stitch gauge by the desired width, and knit both front and back pieces until they're square. Keep in mind the available sizes of pillow forms and covers to keep this an easy no-sew project. Don't stop with one pillow -- it's perfect for your human friends, too!

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished measurements: 20 x 20 inches

Yarns
  • Lion Brand Fun Fur (Art. 320)
  • 100% polyester; 1-3/4 oz. (50 grams); 64 yards. (58 meters); bulky weight
  • 2 balls #126 Chocolate
  • 2 balls #153 Black
  • 2 balls #134 Copper
Needles & Extras
  • Size 17 (12 millimeters) needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • 20 x 20 inches down pillow form
  • 20 x 20 inches chocolate brown fabric zip-on pillow cover
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
Gauge

8 sts = 4 inches1 (10 centimeters) with triple strand working Garter stitch (knit every row). TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Note: Work the pillow using one strand each of all three colors of Fun Fur held together.

  1. Holding one strand of all three yarn colors together, cast on 38 sts.
  2. Knit every row until piece measures approximately 19"; bind off. Weave in yarn tails.
  3. Slightly stretch and hand-sew the knitted square onto one side of the fabric-covered pillow form, taking care to attach the knitting to the fabric cover only.
  4. To clean the pillow cover, unzip and hand-wash; lay it flat to dry.

Design by Nancy Wyatt

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