Pillow Knitting Patterns
Scroll down to see pillow cushion covers knitting patterns for every taste and decor! Everything from sophisticated brocade to dinosaurs, cable and aran textures to stars and hearts, delicate lace to bobble sheep.
Free Knitting Patterns
Steeked Fair Isle Pillow
Steeking makes fancy colorwork patterns much easier to knit, because you can knit in the round and then open your work up to lay flat. Kristin Nicholas shows step by step how to knit in the round, reinforce your steeks, cut them and then add mitered corners to create this stunner of a pillow and shed all of your steeking fears once and for all. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug.
Shadow Magic Pillow
This cushion cover is created from mitered magic squares with their own shadow so that the colors seem to float above the surface. Great stash buster for using scrap yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Easy Oversized-Cable Pillow
Pillow cover features a large central cable in front and button fastening in back. Finished pillow cover measures 20” x 20” (51 x 51 cm). Quick knit in jumbo yarn. Designed by Stacey Gerbman for Red Heart.
Checkerboard Cushion Cover
This easy pillow cover by Julia Marsh is knit flat with three strands of Aran/worsted weight yarn held together. It’s a perfect project for beginners. Fits a 40cm x 30cm / 16″ x 12″ cushion pad
Easy Pillow Trio
Large easy pillows with an interesting texture from Yarnspirations. Approx 20″ [51 cm] square.
Easy chair cushion knit in seed stitch from Bernat. Approx 16″ [40.5 cm] square. I’ve used the recommended Bernat Maker Home Dec cotton yarn and it cleans very easily.
Bobble Sheep Pillow
Purl Soho designed this squeezable sheep pillow with a bobble coat of super chunky yarn and a head and feet of sport weight yarn. 19 inches by 14 inches.
Mesh Pillow Cover
Easy stylish cover with a 4 row 3 stitch repeat. Cover measures 20″x20″ (51 x 51 cm) when stretched to fit form.
Florentine Pillow, Harlequin Pillow, and Simple Striped Pillow
The Harlequin Pillow (back left) is designed with knit edge resembling ribbons with tassels and is spprox. 18 ins [45.5 cm] square.The Florentine pillow (front center) with a knit brocade pattern is about 12 x 16 ins [30.5 x 40.5 cm]. Simple Striped Pillow (back right) features dramatically outlined stripes and is about 12 x 16 ins [30.5 x 40.5 cm].
This cushion designed by Yarnspirations is approximately 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).
Two Easy One Piece Cushion Covers With Embellishments
Ali Hamilton designed these two patterns for an envelope cushion cover and button fastened cushion cover. The pattern includes instructions for creating motifs without intarsia and fabric covered buttons to embellish the covers.
Arm Knit Cable Stitch Pillow
Simply Maggie demonstrates how to arm knit a cable stitch by making a pillow in this tutorial.
Ring Bearer’s Pillow
The knit lace strip shows up beautifully on the beige linen and can be changed to match the colors of the wedding party. Pillow measures 7 x 7″ (18 x 18 cm) square. Pillow cover measures 4½ x 10½” (11.5 x 26.5 cm)
Patterns for Purchase
Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Pillows
Playful pillow covers with dog or cat face and pockets for storybooks or other treasures. Approx 14 x 16”/35.5 x 40.5cm. Two of the patterns in 60 Quick Knitted Toys. Designed by Amy Bahrt
This Building Brick Pillow is approx 7 x 12 x 4½”/18 x 30.5 x 11cm. One of the patterns in 60 Quick Knitted Toys. Designed by Amy Bahrt
Celtic Knot Pillow
Pattern is for two sizes – 16″/40 cm and 18″/45cm square pillow inserts and is knit using worsted/#4/aran weight yarn.
With the option of either an envelope or 3 button closure on the reverse, it will be easy to remove for laundering.
Two Become One Pillow
This pillow features two intertwined cable trees. Makes a great wedding pillow or gift.
Personalize this pillow to match your house or for a gift recipient. Uses a combination of intarsia and stranded (fair isle) knitting. Great housewarming gift!
Oliver Fox Pillow Softie
This huggable fox doubles as a pillow and a softie toy. Designed by Amanda Berry, it is knit as a square with some basic intarsia for the color changes. The cushion is approximately 25cm wide (not including the tail) and 28cm tall.
Easier than it looks! 14″ square.
Hungry Alligator Pillow
This design features an alligator with a closed mouth and bird peacefully sleeping on the front and an alligator with an open mouth and a wary looking bird on the back. Approximately 17″ tall to the top of the bird’s head and 16″ wide.