Knitting patterns for cushions and pillows in fun shapes.
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This quick and easy cushion or toy makes a fantastic gift for students, teachers, writers, and anyone who puts pencil to paper! Super Bulky weight yarn. Size 18" (45.5cm) long. Designed by Anna Hrachovec.
Compass, and compass needle are knit separately and then sewn onto the pillow with a button in the middle. Aran weight yarn. Size Pillow measures 18" [45.5cm] x 18" [45.5cm]. Designed by Jodi Lewanda for Yarnspirations.
Fox and Deer Cushions
Pillow shaped like wonderful woodland animals. Size: 14 inches. Designed by Nicola Valiji. ran weight yarn. Kit is also available for less than $14.
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When life gives you lemons, knit your stress away with a lemon pillow to squeeze. Designed by Twinkie Chan for Craft Yarn Council. Bulky weight yarn. There's also a crochet version and a smaller lemon stress ball.
- Get the free KNTITTING pattern
- Get the free CROCHET pattern
- Get the free LEMON STRESS BALL knitting pattern
Sunny Nap Pillow
Round cushion cover knit in the round and finished with triangle garter stitch rays. Fits a round pillow, approx. 50 cm = 19 3/4” in diameter. Designed by DROPS Design. Aran weight yarn. Available in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and more
Ice Cream Cushion and Beach Fun Blanket
Pillow shaped like a large ice cream cone with diamond texture on the cone and sprinkles on the ice cream. Matching free pattern for cute afghan featuring blocks inspired by beach motifs including beach cabanas, puffy suns, ice cream cones, anchors, foaming waves, sandy beach texture. Designed by Jane Burns. DK weight yarn.
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- Get the PILLOW kit for less than $10
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More Free Patterns
Easy Rainbow Pillow
Easy rainbow-shaped plush cushion knit in 2 flat pieces, with simple decreases creating the rainbow shape. Rated easy by designer. Approx 18" [45.5 cm] wide x 13" [33 cm] tall. There's also a crochet version. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the free crochet version
- Get the recommended Bernat Baby Blanket yarn
Head in the Clouds Pillow
Cloud shaped cushion approx 19¼ x 14¼" [49 x 36 cm] with embroidered face. Rated easy by the designer and many Ravelrers. Designed by Julia Madill for Yarnspiratons. Use a chenille yarn to give it a fluffy no-stitch texture. Pictured projects by the designer and craftycoug. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Huge D20 Dice Pillow
20 sided dice shaped pillow knit with triangles and filled with foam to create a polyhedron. Fun for gaming or gifts to gamers. Designed by Sarai Kramer. DK weight yarn.
Goodnight Moon Pillow
This man in the moon crescent shaped softie is knit in the round, with no seaming required. The pattern is easily memorized because it is the same three rounds repeated from one end to the other. Gussets are added for the nose and mouth. The night cap can be personalized with stripes, tassels, embroidery, etc. Measurements after stuffing are 12 X 6 inches. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.
16 ins [40.5 cm] long and 11½ ins [29 cm] wide.
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
This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
Patterns for Purchase
Elephant cushions with lace ears knit seamlessly in 1 piece. The pattern is written row-by-row, including photos, knitting diagrams, stitch abbreviations, and explanations for the required techniques. 2 sizes Small in Worsted - 25” (63.5 cm) width. Big in Bulky yarn - 30” (76.2 cm) width. Designed by Ira Rott. The designer also offers crochet and quilt versions.
Feather-shaped pillow knit in stockinette with some stranded colorwork for details. Size: 26" Long. Designed by Erin Black. Aran weight yarn.
Make a Splash! Fish Cushions
These fish pillows are knitted flat, using garter stitch and stockinette. They're perfect for beginners, or for knitters of all levels who are looking for a quick and enjoyable project. Sizes: The plain fish measures approx 48 cm from tail to nose and 29 cm high The Striped Fish measures approx 46 cm from tail to nose and 37 cm high. Designed by Ruth Maddock. Super Bulky weight yarn.
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.
This Building Brick Pillow is approx 7 x 12 x 4½”/18 x 30.5 x 11cm. One of the patterns in 60 Quick Knitted Toys. Designed by Amy Bahrt
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!
Rose Pillow or Purse
2 patterns in one for knit and felted pillow or purse.
Approximately 18″ tall (to the tip of the spike on the head) and 23″ wide (to the tip of the tail).