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Add Texture and Style to Your Space with The Basket Weave Pillow: A Knit Pattern with Scheepjes Yarn

Updated: Mar 11

Enhance your space with The Basket Weave Pillow and add a homemade touch of texture and style! This exquisite free knit pattern (crochet version coming soon) is crafted using Scheepjes Chunky Monkey or Truly Scrumptious yarn, making it the ideal addition to any room in your home. Whether you're a beginner or a skilled knitter, this fast and easy project is guaranteed to bring joy to your space.

The Basket Weave Pillow pattern is worked as a long flat piece, then folded over into a square and stitched up the sides. The pillow cover is designed to be removable and is finished with oversized buttons.

Recommended Yarn Options

Make it with Scheepjes Chunky Monkey: For those seeking something new and different, the perfect yarn awaits. With a delightfully thick texture and compatibility with 5mm needles and hooks, this Aran weight yarn is crafted from hypoallergenic Premium Acrylic. Additionally, its extensive color options and easy care make it an ideal choice for The Basket Weave Pillow. But, what really sets Chunky Monkey apart is its anti-pilling quality. No more unsightly little balls of fuzz on your favorite garments and toys! This versatile yarn is particularly well-suited for creating substantial pieces, such as home décor, blankets, and amigurumi toys, as well as cozy jackets, chunky sweaters, beanies, and shawls.

Make it with Scheepjes Truly Scrumptious: Scheepjes Truly Scrumptious is a blend of acrylic and recycled polyester that delivers both softness and durability. With 80 delightful shades to choose from, each inspired by a delectable dessert from around the globe, this yarn adds a touch of sweetness to any project. Seventy-two of these shades are charmingly heathered, ensuring a distinctive finish. This yarn is ideal for larger projects like blankets and pillows, as its 100 gram balls have an impressive length of 108 meters. Not only does this make Scheepjes Truly Scrumptious perfect for crafting projects with greater dimension and comfort, it also promotes sustainability, making it a smart choice for conscientious crafters.

 Supplies Needed:

  • 3 skeins of Scheepjes Chunky Monkey or Scheepjes Truly Scrumptious in the color of your choice

  • 5mm or US8 circular needles 28” or more in length

  • 16” x 16” Pillow insert

  • Tapestry needle

  • Stitch markers

  • 3 large buttons (approx 2 inches)

Gauge: Using US8 needles 14 stitches and 22 rows = 4”