I am really excited to share with you an awesome DIY fall decor project. I made this amazing “finger-knitted” blanket in one day and it is the best.
Fall is such a fun season to decorate our home. I am thrilled with all of my fall decor. The faux flowers are perfect and I love how the small velvet pumpkins tie everything together. I made this cozy chunky blanket without knitting needles because I used looped yarn. I am so excited to share my DIY with you!
Let’s start with what I found to decorate our home. You can see from my shopping carts (yes, I needed two!) that I had a concept in mind. I wanted to add lots of colors and as soon as I found these Simply Autumn Felt Pumpkins in Mesh Bag I knew what my palette would be. I chose Pinkish orange, magenta, off-white, and tan.
After I decided on my color palette the rest of the shopping was easy. I also decided to make some pumpkins so I purchased two different decor fabrics. I found a wonderfully printed Waverly Dashing Damask Natural Burlap and a bright and colorful decorator fabric. Then I bought some faux florals which I love. I also found a new chunky chenille yarn called Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Yarn (you can also find it here) that allows you to knit a blanket without using knitting needles. You can make the blanket so quickly it is amazing.
The first room I decorated with my fall decor was the dining room. I love having a table set in our dining room and the felt Pumpkins absolutely made the entire dining room burst with color.
I used some vintage brick molds as my centerpieces and filled them with faux greenery and pumpkins.
I love the simple design and fun fall colors in this room.
I absolutely love these white faux flowers. I am sure they will remain here in my living room year-round!
I also purchased two lovely faux fall florals. They work perfectly with my fall color palette and look so natural in my vintage crock. I then placed them all along the outside of the crock to add some fullness to my floral arrangement.
I wanted to share this off-white Soft Chunky Chenille Blanket with Pom Poms that I made. The yarn is called Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Yarn. The yarn is already looped and all you do is put the loops inside the loops to knit a blanket. You do not use any needles! It is the softest yarn I have ever worked with and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved making this! I love pom poms on blankets so I bought a pom pom maker called Pom Pom Maker Large and made my own. (It was very easy.)
I worked on the blanket on and off for a week and it came out better than I expected. IF you worked on it straight you could probably make it in a day. It is the coziest blanket ever!
How to Make the Finger Knitted Pom Pom Blanket
Pom Pom Blanket DIY
- one – Determine the width of your blanket and measure the length of your first row of yarn. My blanket measured seven feet by seven feet which required ten balls of yarn. You might want to make one smaller!
- two – It’s easiest to make this on a flat surface. Once you have measured your width, pull the yarn above the row and lay it flat in the other direction.
- three – Pull the top loop through the bottom loop. Make sure not to twist the yarn. This is all you need to do to knit the blanket!
- four – Continue each row. Be sure to make sure you don’t skip any loops. I flipped the blanket over and check the back for slipped loops about every few feet just to be sure. I also liked to lay out the yarn so the loops were flat each time I started a new row.
- five – Continue looping until you reach your desired size.
- six – To bind off, place the already knitted loop that is closest to the edge through the loop next to it. Continue all the way across.
- seven -To make the pom poms select the desired size of the pom pom maker.
- eight – Open up the pom pom maker.
- nine – Open the pompom maker and wrap the yarn around the base three times on each side.
- ten – Close the base and repeat on the other side. Close the pom pom maker completely.
- eleven – Cut the yarn along the outside of the round base. You should follow the ridge with your scissors to get an even cut.
- twelve – Using another piece of yarn, loop it through the cut area and pull it tight and knot it. Be sure to leave a long enough strand on each side to tie the pom pom to your blanket. Open up the pompom maker and pull out the pompom.
- thirteen – With a pair of sharp scissors cut the threads to ensure they are all even. If you want a more full pom pom than the ones I made, just wrap the yarn more than three times on each side. I measured the ends and determined the distance I needed to have the pom poms spaced equally. Then I tied them. I used ten pom poms on each end of the blanket.
Doesn’t my blanket look awesome?
As the final touch for my fall decor, I found the perfect wreath for our front door. It’s got the perfect colors and I just love how it looks!
I absolutely love our new fall decor.
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Pin the image below to your fall decor and DIY boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!