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Decorate your home with style with this diy knit project

Knitting is possibly my favorite hobby, so whenever I find a diy knot project tutorial for my home, I get super excited! Give me a ball of yarn and needles and I’m the happiest girl on earth. Add in some music and a cat at me feet, and I’m in heaven. Now I may love cats as much as I love knitting, but what I don’t love is how they destroy my furniture.

Well, I was sick and tired of my scratched up furniture, so I decided to find a solution. The nice thing about diy knit projects is that I can make them again when they become weathered. So even if my cats decide to claw these ottoman covers to pieces, I can always make new ones and try different patterns. But I’m hoping this will help fix the scratching problem.

When I came across this knit pattern by Redheart Yarns, I decided to give it a try.

BEFORE

AFTER

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Materials

  • For this diy knit project, you need the following materials:
  • 2 skeins of Redheart Super Saver Jumbo in “Buff” (or whatever color matches your decor)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Knitting needles in size US 13 (9.0 mm.)
  • 2 row counters (or a pen and a piece of paper to keep count)
  • 1 yarn or darning needle
  • Safety pins (at least 10)
  • 1 cable needle
  • Pins
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Directions

1. First, you need to calculate your gauge following the instructions on the pattern. You will need to measure the width and length of your ottoman.

2. You can now follow the instructions on the original pattern. But if you are like me, you may want to modify it a little bit.

Even though sewing is another hobby that I really enjoy, I prefer to avoid seams when I knit. So instead of knitting 5 individual rectangles (or squares, depending on the size of your ottoman), I knitted a long strip to cover the top of the ottoman and two of the sides. Then, I knitted 2 rectangles of equal size to attach to each side of the long strip. If you do that, you will only have two seams to worry about instead of a million of them (or 4).

diy knit project, ottoman cover tutorial, diy home decor
diy knit project, ottoman cover tutorial, diy home decor

3. I wanted to make sure that my finished diy knit project had the adequate dimensions and shape. So I first used safety pins to hold each side in place. Then, I joined the sides with a running stitch and thread in a contrasting color. Now you can carefully place the cover on your ottoman. If you like the way it looks, then you can sew all seams. I used a mattress stitch because it helps achieve a polished, professional finish.

4. Last, I recommend sewing the cover to the bottom of the ottoman to make sure it will stay in place. And you are done! Hopefully the cats will refrain from scratching it. But I doubt it, that seems to be their favorite hobby!

diy knit project, ottoman cover tutorial, diy home decor
diy knit project, ottoman cover tutorial, diy home decor
diy knit project, ottoman cover tutorial, diy home decor



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