Knit a Paint Chip Calendar

Celebrate the New Year and Knit a Paint Chip Calendar! Year after year, I love displaying my knitted calendar in my office while scheduling upcoming Studio Knit videos. This DIY Dry Erase Calendar with Paint Chips is possible by knitting up little squares in the easy Seed Stitch.

I first fell in love with this craft idea when my sister made a similar DIY calendar with designer paper. Then I saw so many cool Pantone Swatch or Paint Chip Calendars on Pinterest and realized that a knitted version would be really cool.

This is a great yarn busting project and a useful home décor wall calendar to hang with pride!

How to Knit a Pantone Swatch Paint Chip Calendar with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

MATERIALS to Knit a Paint Chip Calendar

  • Worsted or Aran Weighted Yarn
    White: 50 yards
    Colors: 96 yards total, 8 feet per swatch
  • 2 – Size 8 US Knitting Needles
  • Tapestry Needle – Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
  • Scissors – Gold Stork Crane Scissors
  • Photo Frame – Glass Floating 16” x 20”
  • Dry Erase Marker – Sharpie, sized Medium, color White, Water-Based Paint Marker
Sharpie - Pantone Swatch Paint Chip Knitted Calendar by Studio Knit

KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit a Unicorn Drink Cozy

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Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
• BO = Bind Off
Weave In Ends

WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL to Knit a Paint Chip Calendar

KNITTING PATTERN for Paint Chip Calendar

Begin by Knitting 35 Paint Chip Swatches:

  • Cast on 9 stitches with white yarn
  • Rows 1 and 2: Knit all stitches
  • Switch to your colored yarn
  • Row 3: Knit all stitches
  • Knit Rows 4 – 10 in Seed Stitch * K1, P1 *
    (Since you cast on an odd number of stitches, K1, P1, we start that stitch pattern on every row)
  • Bind Off
  • Weave in yarn ends

ASSEMBLING the Knitted Paint Chip Calendar

Once you have completed knitting 35 of these cute swatches, arrange them in any color pattern you chose in the middle of your floating glass frame.

Each month, write your calendar text with a dry erase marker.

I enjoy using the brand Sharpie, sized Medium, in the color White, it’s Water-Based Paint Marker and it wipes away with a damp cloth to start each month anew. I hope you give this fun DIY project a try!

Free Knitting Pattern for Paint Chip Calendar


I hope you are inspired to knit up this Paint Chip Calendar in your next knitting project.

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