Frankly, I'm in love with this tasseled love pillow. I used basic duck canvas and some pretty cheap-o varigated yarn that Baillie had started finger knitting. He wasn't entirely happy that I co-opted it for this pillow, but I got him going on something new :). This pillow is 30 x16, nice and big. It would be cute with any word, in any colors–your kiddo's name, peace, fun, happy, etc, etc. Even though, I finished the five fabulous finger-knit series here, I'm adding it as a bonus project–how could I not?
Literally, though, the tassels were my favorite part. I'm so glad they have come raging back into prominence, because how much fun are they! The how-to for the tassels is below as well.
I might just have to add these tassels to more pillows around the house.
The pillow was a relatively quick and easy make, too. Give it a whirl! Here's the diy:
finger knit yarn
sewing machine (optional)
wire (20 guage)
1 yard duck cloth (canvas)
stuffing (I used two 16x16 pillow forms and a towel)
additional yarn for tassels
4" piece of cardboard for tassels
Fingerknit a length of yarn long enough to form the word you want.
Sew your letters with the wire to your canvas, stretching the finger knitting around the wire as you go, so as to hide the wire and twist the finger knitting so it has a nice appearance.
Once you get to the end of the word, you can trim the wire and the fingerknitting. Simply cut the finger knitting an inch from where you want it to end.
Cut a piece of yarn about six inches long first.
Tuck your six inch piece of yarn under your loops.Still don't cut the ball of yarn away yet. Pull the circle of yarn off your cardboard. Tie a knot in your 6" length of yarn around the top of the loops.
Yay! Tassels. These make me so happy.
Yipee!! You're done! Allie was over the moon about this one. She put it on her bed immediately.