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
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.
Kitty Bolster Pillow
Adorable cat-faced cushion from Yarnspirations. Approx 19″ [48 cm] long x 7″ [18cm] diameter.
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.
While Away the Flowers
Jordana Paige’s design is worked in Stockinette stitch, using three colors to create shadow and light.
Mossy Dots Pillow
Easy pillow worked in seed stitch and stockinette from Yarnspirations. Approx 18″ [45.5 cm] square
This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
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.
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)
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.
Designed by Kalliopi Aronis after ancient Greek designs of the symbol of the goddess of Wisdom.
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.
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”.
This cushion designed by Yarnspirations is approximately 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).
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.
Arm Knit Cable Stitch Pillow
Simply Maggie demonstrates how to arm knit a cable stitch by making a pillow in this tutorial.
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
16 ins [40.5 cm] long and 11½ ins [29 cm] wide.
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
Dog, Cat, and Fox Neck Pillows
3 knitting patterns in 1 for animal neck pillows or toys large enough to fit up to and adult neck size.
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.
Rose Pillow or Purse
2 patterns in one for knit and felted pillow or purse.
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″.
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!
Unicorn and Cloud Pillows
2 patterns in 1. Finished Dimensions: Unicorn (without horn) 17″ x 9.75″ (43cms x 25cms); Cloud: 15″wide x 9.5″ high (38cms x 24cms). You could also leave the horn off the unicorn to make a horse pillow.
Approximately 18″ tall (to the tip of the spike on the head) and 23″ wide (to the tip of the tail).
This cute pillow cover is made to fit around a 14″ X 14″ pillow form.
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.