Dish Cloths, Cushions, Throws and other home decor projects with cable designs. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 2/28/23
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Two cable cushion covers, one with a central cable pattern framed with moss stitch, and the other X design. Designed by Crestina Consorti and Mariane Machado for Circulo. Worsted weight yarn.
- Get the free CENTRAL CABLE knitting pattern
- Get the free X CABLE knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Circulo Natural Cotton Maxcolor 4/6 yarn at Amazon
Lattice Cable Cozy and 4 other Plant Cozies
5 different patterns for covers for plant containers including a Lattice Cable design in a 6 row repeat. The other plant cozy patterns include: Jute, Herringbone, Garter Stitch, Stockinette. Designed by Brome Fields. The designs use from 60 - 140 yards (55 - 128 m) of worsted weight yarn and take from 3 to 10 hours to knit. Sizes: 4″ or 5” diameter container depending on pattern. The designer even includes planting notes. Web version is free. PDF can be purchased
- Get the free Lattice knitting pattern - web version
- Get the other free plant cozy patterns - web versions
- See the PDF patterns on Etsy
Celtic Knit Aran Pillow
Cable cushion cover with Saxon Braid and Simple Braid cables. Simple Braid repeats after 4 rows; Saxon Braid repeats after 16 rows. Designed by Glenna C. for Canadian Living. Pictured project by MarWhite who has some notes. Aran weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page for ERRATA
- See more Knitting Patterns by Glenna C.
Haworth Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Cabled hot water bottle cover with a cable pattern on front filled with seed stich and decorated with bobbles. Back stockinette with a button flap for easy access. Designed by Julie Zaichuk-Ryan. Aran weight yarn.
Cable Rhapsody Pillow
Pillow cushion cover knit with a variety of cable patterns including Staghorn Cable, Branching Cable, and more on a seed stitch background. Instructions in both written and charts (charts are in the Get Patterns tab). Size About 20" x 20". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Joann. Charts are under the Get Patterns tab
- Get the recommended Lion Brand Lazy Days Yarn at Joann
Iron Gate Dishcloth
Cable dishcloth designed to showcase a variety of cable stitch patterns. Braids, twists, and traveling cables - this tiny project has them all. The garter stitch border frames the cables and keeps the edges from rolling. Designed by Amie Palmer. Worsted weight yarn.
Cables and Lace Afghan and Pillow S9033/S9034
Matching blanket and cushion cover knit with a cable and lace pattern. Size Pillow 50cm square, Blanket 41½ x 41½”/105 x 105 cm. Designed by Schachenmayr. Bulky weight yarn. Available in English, Dutch, French and German - pattern contains all languages.
- Get the free knitting pattern. NOTE: Pattern includes afghan and pillow instructions, despite what page says. English on pages 4-6
- See more Blanket and Pillow Set Knitting Patterns
Banyan Tree Dishcloth or Blanket
Matching dishcloth and blanket designed timeless cable trees adapted from Barbara Walker’s Treasuries. Practice on the block for a cloth or afghan and then knit on a blanket with either one or 4 tree motifs on a garter rib background. Designed by Margaret MacInnis. Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by designer and francestyas
- Get the free DISHCLOTH knitting pattern
- Get a free BLANKET knitting pattern
- Get a sampler BANYAN LOVE baby blanket knitting pattern
Ice Castles and Poetry Reading Pillows
Cushion covers knit with diamond lattice cables. Size Approx. 41 x 44 cm - Fits cushion size 45 x 45 cm. Designed by DROPS design. DK weight yarn.
All Wrapped Up Dishcloth
Dish or wash cloth or afghan block knit with a trellis cable pattern with wrapped stitches. Size 9” by 8”, but the pattern can be easily adjusted. Designed by Megan Quinn. Worsted weight yarn.
Cabled Ottoman Cover
Dress up an inexpensive ottoman cube with Julie Farmer’s Aran design.
Cabled placemat inspired by a Russian art gallery. Designed by Iris Alessi. Fingering weight yarn. Available in English and Portuguese.
More Free Patterns
One Skein Rug
Art Fiend’s shoe rug features interesting cable and textures and is great for stashbusting. Other Ravelrers have added fringe or used this pattern for table runners and other projects.
20 inch square pillow knit with a 10 row repeat cable panel. Designed by Joann. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Big Twist® Natural Blend yarn at Joann
- Get the recommended 20" square pillow form at Amazon
Celtic Cables Dishcloth
A twist on your basic dishcloth - a cable twist that is! Size 8½" [21.5 cm] square. Designed by Lily / Sugar'n Cream. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by designer and ThirdGrace97
A 14-row intertwined cable design creates a stunning cushion cover. Designed by Caron. Aran weight yarn.
Two ways to get the pattern.
- Get the free knitting pattern - pdf version
- Get the recommended Caron® One Pound™ yarn
- Get 20" [51 cm] pillow form
Hanging Storage Bag
Originally designed to hold clothespins while hanging on a line or hanger, this cabled bag could easily be adapted for other uses where you want a hanging tote bag. I thought it might be useful to hang on a walker for example. About 12” x 12” (30cm x 30cm). Designed by Catherine Marcoux
Cozy Cable Pillow
Cushion cover with diamond and rope cables. Designed by Maritime Family Fiber. Aran weight yarn.
Reversibly Cabled Dishcloth
Sara H. Baldwin’s reversible cloth features cables of 1 by 1 rib and seed stitch. Other knitters have used it for scarves and cowls.
Art Deco Table Runner
Cabled table runner designed to be 11x54 inches or 28x137 centimeters. Designed by Dawn Martin. Pictured project by Collienchen who knit a shortened version with one skein of yarn.
Knotted Cables Washcloth
Dish or wash cloth or afghan block knit with an elegant cable pattern with increases and decreases in the garter stitch rows help keep the top and bottom from flaring. This pattern is both charted and written out. Size 8.5” wide x 7.25” high, blocked. Designed by Kendra Nitta. Worsted weight yarn. Kit also available.
Cables and Lace Dishcloth
Dish or wash cloth knit with an 8 row repeat pattern of thick cables and lovely open lace. Size 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm). Designed by Willow Yarns Design Team. Aran weight yarn.
Cable Book or Journal Cover
This cover features braided cables and easy to customize. Designed by yss in worsted yarn. Pictured project by AmyPC who modified the flaps to stockinette and ribbing to sit flat inside book.
Easy Coffee Press and Mug Cozies
Knit flat with a 4-row repeat cable design, these wraps will keep your coffee warm and cozy. Designed by Caron Design Team. Aran weight yarn. Pictured in a color perfect for Pumpkin Spice season!
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.
XOXO Coffee Sleeve
Laura’s design features a cable pattern of XOXO so you can serve your coffee with hugs and kisses.
Hygge Chic Knit Pillow
This cushion features a cable motif to evoke the Danish word for enjoying a cozy and charming moment. Designed by Briana Kepner for Red Heart. There is also a crochet version. Worsted weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Large floor pillow pouf with a cable design that can be used as a seat or footstool. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Size 45 cm x 30 cm / 17.5 " x 11.8 " Designed by isWoolish
The braided detail and handles are knit as the basket is made. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. 8″ high x 26″ around
Bunny Rabbit Cup Sleeve
Adorable cable bunny with the long ears and big bobble tail is a perfect design for a cup cozy. Designed by WomanOnTheWater.
Knitted Folding Craft/knitting Storage Bag/basket
Full instructions are included to knit the cover for a folding frame and to assemble the cover to create a lovely craft storage bag. You will also need a frame for the craft bag, measuring 28cm x 28cm, with an opening gusset of 22cm x 15cm.. Designed by Sarah Dennis / Murray. Aran weight yarn
- Get the knitting pattern on Loveknitting
- Get a knitting basket frame on Etsy
- See more designs by Sarah
Bob and Weave Pillow
The centerpiece of this textured pillow is the wide center cable, which is simply composed of two big cable twists worked side by side. On either side of this center cable are cable waves that mirror each other. As each wave changes direction, you work a bobble, adding even more gratifying texture to this pillow. Chunky weight yarn. Designed by SweaterBabe.com.
The unique cabled letters spell out “coffee” and “tea” in cursive in these statement cup cosies. Knit with 50 (55) yds sport-weight yarn. Fastened with ties to adapt to different sized mugs,
Cozy Pillows - 10 Creative Patterns to Add Warmth, Texture and Style to Your Home
These 10 designs are quick to knit for home décor while having fun with eye-catching stitch patterns. Designs include Eyelet Diamond and Cables, Cable Check, Six-Stitch Cable, Hourglass Eyelets, Imitation Lattice, Pinnacle Chevron, Ribbed Cables, Staghorn Cable, Bolster (with bobbles and cables), and Shadow Cable. Featuring yarn weights from light to super bulky, most pillows are for Easy or Easy-Plus skill level; the bolster is for Intermediate. The square pillows range from 12 to 20 inches across; the bolster is 14 inches long and 5 inches diameter. Available in ebook or paperback.
Celtic Oak and Rowan Pillows
These pillow cover patterns feature botanical leaf designs with celtic cable borders. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Barbara Pott.
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.
- Get the knitting pattern at Etsy
- See Celtic Knot Afghan Knitting Patterns
- Get square pillow inserts on Amazon
Home and Love Throw Pillows
Perfect for your cozy cottage, a friend who just moved, or a newlywed couple setting up a home. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions. Techniques used: Knit, purl, I-cord BO, increasing, decreasing, cabling, German Short Rows (instructions in pattern). Chunky-weight yarn. Finished size is 13" x 13" (15" x 15") to fit a 14" x 14" (16" x 16") pillow form. Designed by Bekah Knits