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
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
While Away the Flowers
Jordana Paige’s design is worked in Stockinette stitch, using three colors to create shadow and light.
This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
Sarah Gasson designed this fashionable pillow. Approximately 40 cms x 40 cms
Mohair Lace Pillows
Joanne Yordanou designed these two lace pillow covers using mohair lace. 16″ x 16″ (40.5 cm x 40.5 cm)
Arm Knit Cable Stitch Pillow
Simply Maggie demonstrates how to arm knit a cable stitch by making a pillow in this tutorial.
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.
This cushion designed by Yarnspirations is approximately 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).
Designed by Kalliopi Aronis after ancient Greek designs of the symbol of the goddess of Wisdom.
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)
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.
Aran Leaf Pillow
This sophisticated design by Yarnspirations features a triangular aran panel. Approx. 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
Round pillows with a spiral motif designed for worsted cotton yarn. Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] diameter.
Country Cottage Pillow
An easy textured pillow! Beth Richardson designed this pillow cover designed with an easy texture and special looped edge bind off. Link to video instructions included with pattern.
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
This design by Joleen Kraft works well in bold colors and is easy to knit. For pillows about 16” x 16”.
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.
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Approximately 18″ tall (to the tip of the spike on the head) and 23″ wide (to the tip of the tail).
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″.
This cute pillow cover is made to fit around a 14″ X 14″ pillow form.
House Stark Cushion
Direwolf front pattern shown. The reverse has the motto “Winter is coming”.
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.
Color Pop Scatter Cushions
Arm knit pillows designed by Laura Strutt for Arm & Finger Knitting 35 No Needles Knits For The Home & To Wear.