Faux Fur Pillow Using Sirdar Alpine
Soft and furry, this adorable pillow cover is perfectly huggable wherever it’s perched—on the bed, the sofa, in your knitting chair, or any place you’d like a bit of cuddly fluff. This free pattern is as simple as can be to knit—stockinette stitch in the round with a bit of mattress stitch seaming to finish. You’ll be snuggling up with this pillow in no time!
We knit the cute Faux Fur Pillow Cover in Sirdar Alpine—a superbly soft and supremely pettable bulky-weight yarn. Akin to a fringed ribbon and crafted entirely in polyester, Alpine is also machine washable—perfect for standing up to a ton of hugs!
Pillow Cover: Approx. 16 x 16"/41 x 41 cm square; to fit 16"/41cm square pillow form.
3 skeins Sirdar Alpine (36 yds/33m each).
Or approx. 108 yds/99m of an equivalent chunky-weight fur yarn.
Sample shown in color 400 Polar.
US 15 (10mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
16"/41cm square pillow form.
Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 6 1/2 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.
The Free Pattern
See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
RS = right side; St(s) = stitch(es); WS = wrong side.
Change to new skein when you have approx. 10"/25.5cm of yarn left. Leaving an 8"/20cm tail on new yarn, work a few sts with both old yarn and new yarn held double. Leave 8"/20cm tail on old yarn for weaving in later.
Leaving a 24"/61cm tail for seaming later and using cable cast-on method, cast on 50 sts. Do not join in round yet.
Row 1 (RS): Knit to end.
Work in round:
Place marker to designate beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist. Knit every round until piece measures approx. 16"/41cm from cast-on edge.
Bind off knitwise, matching tension of cast-on edge. Cut yarn leaving 24"/61cm for seaming.
Except for cast-on and bind-off tails, weave in ends as invisibly as possible on WS.
Pillow cover is ready to use and enjoy straight from your needles—no need to block!
However, if you wish to block your pillow cover, follow instructions on ball band for machine washing. For handwashing, soak for 20 minutes in tepid water with no-rinse wool soap. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible. Roll in towel and squeeze out more moisture. Lay flat on moisture-safe surface to desired dimensions. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Flatten ‘tube’ making sure knitting is straight along sides by lining up cast-on and bind-off tails at one side. Using bind-off tail, seam bound-off edge using mattress stitch. Insert pillow form and seam second edge using cast-on tail.
Free Faux Fur Pillow pattern (Download).
COLOR: 400 Polar. Creamy ivory.
COLOR: 401 Panther. Black.
COLOR: 402 Seal. Charcoal strand and fur with ashy grey tips.
COLOR: 403 Brindle. Umber strand and fur with tan tips.
COLOR: 411 Fawn. Soft dove grey fur.