# How many stitches should I cast on for a cushion?

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## How many stitches do you need for an 18 inch cushion?

We made our cover with 36 stitches across to fit our 18-inch wide pillow. Continue with the basic knit stitch to cover your entire pillow, then finish by binding off. Next, fold the knitted piece in half lengthwise and stitch up two sides using a whip stitch to form a pocket.

## How do I know how many stitches to cast on?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.

## How many stitches do you need for a pillow?

Cast on your gauge per inch times 14 (the pillow form’s width), plus 4 extra stitches to allow for easy seaming on either side. So, if your yarn is 4 stitches to the inch and you’re making a 14-inch wide pillow, you need to cast on 60 stitches ([4 x 14] + 4).

## Do cast on stitches count as a row?

The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle. … And that you don’t count your cast on if you’re counting rows.

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## How many stitches are in one inch of skin?

Average – 6 stitches per inch.

## Do bigger knitting needles make bigger stitches?

The real way to change the number of stitches that you knit in an inch is to change the needles that you’re using. A needle with a smaller diameter means that you make smaller loops when you wrap the yarn, and therefore you get smaller stitches. Likewise, bigger needles make bigger stitches.

## How long does it take to knit a pillow?

Using super jumbo yarn makes it even easier because the whole chunky knit pillow knits up in less than an hour. Actually, I timed myself and it took me 40 minutes, 2 cups of coffee, and a phone call to knit the pillow.

## How much yarn do I need for a pillow cover?

To begin your crochet pillow cover, you will need 3 skeins of Bernat Blanket Big, an 18×18 pillow insert, and either a jumbo 25mm crochet hook (or you could easily finger crochet this project). You will also need scissors but I worked in the ends with my fingers since this yarn is so thick.