Knitting patterns for afghans, throws, and blankets with matching cushion and pillow covers. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 11/8/21
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Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan and Pillow
Throw and cushion knit only one color per row creates a plaid look by knitting in the row below, using 3 colors. Size Blanket: Approx 43 x 56 ins [109.5 x 142 cm]. Pillow: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons. Pictured projects by designer and pjdkm
Open Windows Afghan & Pillow
3 color patchwork style blanket knit with squares and stripes of moss stitch, stockinette, and broken rib. Matching pillow. Size Blanket: 101cm/40in to 142cm/56in, Pillow: 40cm/16in. Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
Horseshoe Cable Blanket and Pillow
Throw and cushion knit with a lush cable on a textured background. Size Blanket: Approx 54" x 61" [137 x 155 cm]. Pillow: 16" [40.5 cm] square. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Throw and 3 Cushions
Blanket knit with a geometric square in square texture with matching cushions featuring a square in square design, a checkerboard texture, and texture stripes. Size Throw: 137cm to 175cm, cushion: 46cm Square. Designed by Stylecraft. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Pictured project by designer and Shirley W.
Fair Isle Border Blanket and Pillow
Throw and cushion knit in a diamond argyle texture and bordered with a fair isle design. Size Throw Approx 54 x 64 ins [137 x 162.5 cm]. Pillow: Approx 20 ins [51 cm] square. Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
Rib Stitch Throw and Pillow
Matching afghan blanket and cushion knit with a 2 row repeat of what looks like mistake rib stitch. Size Throw measures: Throw 36” x 48” Pillow 16”. Designed by Joan Horton of Cascade Yarns. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn.
Stripes and Checks Afghan and Pillow
Striped blanket and matching cushion knit with solid and 2 color checked stripes. Great stashbuster. Size Throw measures: Approx 49 ins x 58 ins [124.5 x 147 cm] (excluding fringe) Pillow measures: 18 ins [45.5 cm] square. Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
Herringone Woven-Look Afghan and Pillow
Striped blanket and matching cushion knit with 2 row repeat herringbone stitch. Great stashbuster. Size Throw measures: Approx 46 x 58 ins [112.5 x 154.5 cm] Pillow measures: 16" x 16" (41 cm x 41 cm). Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Mitered Square Throw and Pillow
Blanket and matching pillows knit with mitered squares. Perfect for gradient or ombre yarn. Size Throw measures: 45" (114 cm) x 60" (152 cm) Pillow measures: 16" x 16" (41 cm x 41 cm). Designed by Julie Hines. Worsted weight yarn.
Baseball Blanket and Pillow
Baseball bat shaped blanket sack and baseball pillow. Designed by Melody Rogers. A crochet version is also available. Aran weight yarn.
Graphic Gridwork Pillow and Afghan
Blanket and matching pillows knit with stripes and pops of color. Knit in panels and seamed. Size Afghan: Approx 47" x 56" [119.5 x 142 cm]. Pillow: Approx 18" [45.5 cm] square. Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Aran weight yarn.
Graphic Blocks Pillow and Afghan
Blanket and matching pillows knit with a stairstep colorwork in garter stitch. Blanket knit in strips and seamed. Great stashbuster. Size Afghan: Approx 46½ x 52 ins [118 x 132 cm]. Pillow: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] square. Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
Diamond Blanket and Dot Pillows
Easy blanket with a diamond pattern knit in a 10 row repeat of knit and purl stitches. Envelope pillow knit in a 4 row repeat dot pattern. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Patons UK. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Diamond Cushions & Throw
Matching pillows and blanket featuring different stitch squares including Coin Cable, Diamond Cable, Small Cable Diamonds, Twigs, that are then assembled. The pattern includes instructions for adding beads but you can leave those off. Sizes Cushion: 23.5" (60 cm) square. Throw: Approx 46" x 60" (116 x 152 cm) Designed by Martin Storey. Worsted weight yarn. Originally was done as a KAL.
Twisted Taffy Throw & Pillow
Red Heart’s comfy cable afghan knits up quickly because it uses 3 strands of yarn knit together on US 17 size needles. A matching pillow design is included in the pattern. Throw measures 45″ x 56″ (114.5 x 142 cm).
Butterfly Blanket and Pillow
This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is features on a blanket that is approx 47 x 55 ins [119.5 x 139.5 cm] and a cushion that is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
- Get the free knitting pattern for the blanket
- Get the free knitting pattern for the pillow
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Elegant Lapghan and Pillow
This easy lace afghan with matching pillow designed by Julie Hines features a feather and fan pattern that looks beautiful in multi-color yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Freyja Blanket and Cushion
Matching blanket and pillow cover knit with cabled plaits separated by moss stitch panels and surrounded by a garter stitch border. Designed by PatternsbySaffron.
6 Row Blanket and Cushion
Matching throw and pillow cover knit with a 6 row repeat texture. Sizes Blanket: Size: 101x104cm, Cushion: Size: 42x42cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by UK Hand Knitting Association for King Cole. No longer free.
Panda Cushion and Blanket
Matching blanket and pillow cover knit with colorwork pandas. Size Pillow measures 40 cm x 40 cm (16in x 16in) Blanket measures 82 cm wide x 100 cm long (32 in wide x 39 in long). Designed by iKnitDesigns.
Ribbed Throw and Cushion
No longer free. Matching blanket and pillow cover knit with a 16 row ribbed pattern. Throw: Size: 125x80cm, Cushion: Size: 43x43cm. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by UK Hand Knitting Association for King Cole.
Little Folk Baby Blanket and Cushion by Martin Storey
NO LONGER FREE! Sorry, I didn't know this was just free for a limited time. This blanket and pillow feature nine different motifs with a little rabbit, bee, heart and elephant combined with Four Nordic snowflake motifs. Knit in squares is a great portable project and is easily customized. Designed by Martin Storey.
Lace Baby Blanket and Pillow
No longer free. Matching baby blanket in 2 sizes and pillow cover knit with a 8 row lace pattern. Cot Blanket: Size: 96x96cm, Pram Blanket: Size: 66x81cm, Cushion: Size: 31x31cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by UK Hand Knitting Association for King Cole. May only be free a limited time.
Cable Square Afghan and Cushion
Matching throw and pillow cover knit in squares and joined together. Size Afghan: 150cm x 125cm (60ins x 50ins). Cushion cover: 50cm x 50cm (20ins x 20ins). Designed by LooseLoopPatterns. Aran (heavy worsted) two strands worked together.
Bed Topper And Cushion
Stunning patchwork smapler bedroom set with a variety of decorative textured stitches including diamond cables, leaf lace, berry stitch, bobbles, and more with leaf lace border. Size Topper 168 x 193cm/66 x 76in. Cushion 40 x 40cm/16 x 16in. Designed by Woman's Weekly.
Lace Counterpane Pillow and Blanket
Matching baby blanket or lap blanket and cushion set knit in counterpane style with leaf lace motifs and lace border. Size Blanket: 61 x 76cm (24 x 30in). Pillow: 30 x 30cm (12x12in). DK weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar.
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Rib Afghan and Bolster
Easy pattern for textured blanket and matching cushion. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Afghan: 44″ x 66″ Bolster: 20″L x 19″ in circumference
- Get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
- Get the recommended King Cole Comfort Chunky yarn at Annie’s (16 colors)
Teddy Bear Blankie Set
Baby blanket and matching pillow featuring lace eyelet teddy bears and hearts. Knit with worsted/aran weight yarns. Designed by Craft Designs for You.