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Pillow and Cushion Free Knitting Patterns including cable, brocade, lace, animal and fun shapes

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.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Kitty Bolster Pillow

Kitty Bolster Pillow

Adorable cat-faced cushion from Yarnspirations. Approx 19″ [48 cm] long x 7″ [18cm] diameter.

Checkerboard Cushion Cover Free Knitting Pattern and more free pillow knitting patterns


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

Free knitting pattern for While Away the Flowers Pillow and more pillow knitting patterns

While Away the Flowers

Jordana Paige’s design is worked in Stockinette stitch, using three colors to create shadow and light.

Butterfly Pillow Free Knitting Pattern and more free pillow cushion knitting patterns

Butterfly Pillow

This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]

Mohair Lace Pillows Free Knitting Pattern and more free pillow knitting patterns

Mohair Lace Pillows

Joanne Yordanou designed these two lace pillow covers using mohair lace. 16″ x 16″ (40.5 cm x 40.5 cm)

Bobble Sheep Pillow Free Knitting Pattern and more free cushion knitting patterns

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Athena Owl Pillow

Athena’s Pillow

Designed by Kalliopi Aronis after ancient Greek designs of the symbol of the goddess of Wisdom.

Free Knitting Pattern for Star Cushion

Star Cushion / Sternkissen

Annette Maas designed this pillow that can be knit in any size.


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.

Free knitting patterns for Florentine Pillow, Harlequin Pillow and more free pillow knitting patterns

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].

Bold Art Deco Pillow Free Knitting Pattern and more free cushion knitting patterns

Bold Art Deco Pillow

This design by Joleen Kraft works well in bold colors and is easy to knit. For pillows about 16” x 16”.

Christmas Cables Pillow Free Knitting Pattern and more cushion knitting patterns

Christmas Cables Pillow

This design by Yarnspirations might have had a holiday inspiration but its look is timeless for everyday use. Approx 16″ [40.5 cm] square.

Free knitting pattern for Two Easy One Piece Cushion Covers and embellishments and more free pillow knitting patterns

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.

Heart Pillow with Pocket Free Knitting Pattern and more pillow knitting patterns

Heart Pillow With Pocket

This soft cuddly pillow has a pocket for a note, card, or small gift to show your love. Approx 13 x 12”/33 x 30.5cm

Ring Bearer's Pillow

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

Dinosaur Pillow Knitting Pattern

Dinosaur Pillow

Approximately 18″ tall (to the tip of the spike on the head) and 23″ wide (to the tip of the tail).

Matelasse Pillow Knitting Pattern and more pillow knitting patterns

Matelasse Pillow

Yes, this unique pillow is knit! Stitch it up in a solid color for a more subdued look, or use a variegated yarn to give it even more texture and pop! Finished size is 15″ x 15″.

House Stark Cushion

Direwolf front pattern shown. The reverse has the motto “Winter is coming”.

Oliver Fox Pillow

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.

Alligator Pillow Knitting Pattern and more pillow knitting patterns

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.

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