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Free Knitted Pillow Patterns

When winter time hits, I want my home to be the coziest of places.  It’s lovely to look at the snowy weather outside from the comfy and warm space of my living room.

One thing that I love to pull out during the cold months to add a warm feel to my home are some knitted accessories; throws, afghans, and of course, knitted pillows!

When I find a knitted pillow pattern that I like, you better know that I’ll be sitting by the fire making a new, warm textured accessory for my home.

As I look around the stores for inspiration, I’m finding that the homemade look of beautiful knitted pillows are really popular right now.  And I know I can save a ton of cash by making my own!  Those knitted pillows from the stores are outrageously expensive!

This page has so many knit pillow patterns, that you are sure to find one you want to add to your own home.  The free knit patterns range from beginner to intermediate to advanced knitting, so there is something for everyone!

You’ll find pillows to stuff with fiberfill as well as many knit cushion covers here.  So whether you want something as a simple statement piece or a knit pillow pattern that adds flash and flare to your decorating, you are sure to find it.

Simple Statement Piece Knitted Pillow Patterns

If you are just starting out or looking for a simple statement pillow to warm your house, we have found many that fit the bill.

Those of you just beginning and who can knit and purl can easily make the Chunky Knit Pillow from Little Yellow Wheelbarrow.  This simple knitted pillow cover can be knit up in a little over an hour and has no fancy seams.

Another free knitting pattern that is a statement piece is the Simple Knit Pillow cover pattern inspired by a pillow from Crate and Barrel and found at Just Crafty.  I think this knit pillow cover looks professionally done, since the back of the pillow is made from canvas material. 

Textured Knit Pillow Patterns

If you’re looking for something a bit fancier to warm up your home, check out the Button Up Chair Pillow Knitting Pattern from Yarnspirations.  It’s an easy pattern to knit and has a button closure using large buttons to add a decorative touch. I think it is the perfect balance of simple and accessorized.

One of my favorite textured knit pillow patterns is the Aran Leaf Pillow by Yarn Inspirations. It is a free knitting pattern for intermediate knitters.  This textured pillow has an elaborate triangle and tassel button detail that will add both elegance and warmth to your home.

Cable Knit Pillow Patterns

I think a cable knit pattern is one that adds a very warm feeling, whether it’s a sweater, blanket, or knitted pillow. There are several cable knit pillow patterns that you need to check out.

The Twisted Taffy Knit Pillow is one of my favorites.  It’s considered an advanced knitted pillow pattern, and if you are a seasoned knitter, you’ll find this pillow to be a joy to knit up.  It is sure to be noticed and will show off your excellent knitting skills!

The Cable Knit Pillow pattern from Willow Bloom Home is considered easier, but you will still need to have some basic knitting knowledge such as knitting and purling, as well as how to use a cable needle.

Other Free Knitted Pillow Patterns

There are so many more knit pillow and cushion patterns for you to take a look at!  You’ll find basket weave pillows, pillows for the holidays, shaped pillows, and even a pillow for added floor seating!

If you want to try some knitting without the hassle of needles, we have several loop yarn finger knitted pillow patterns, as well as an arm knit pillow pattern to explore.

Finger knitting with loop yarn is fun and easy, and it’s a great way to get kids started with knitting.  For more finger knitting ideas, look at our pages devoted to learning finger knitting and loop yarn knitting projects.

Time to sit in your cozy spot with a knitted throw and a cup of your favorite tea to browse through our line-up of free knitted pillow patterns!!!

Free Knitted Pillow Patterns

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Aran Leaf Pillow

Knit a textured pillow with a triangular Aran panel using this free pattern. Yarn Inspirations

Basketweave Knit Pillow

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This beautifully textured pillow is an easy knit pattern to follow and simple to knit. JOANN

Basketweave Pillow

This pattern using bulky yarn making it a cozy, textured pillow. Just Crafty Enough

Button Up Chair Pillow Knitting Pattern

Knit a pair of pillows to add a punch of color and coziness to your surroundings. Yarnspirations

Button Up Knit Pillow

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This free pattern is the perfect knit pattern for a beginner. The button closure is a pretty embellishment feature. JOANN

Cable Knit Pillow

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This free knit pattern has gorgeous stitchwork on this textured pillow. JOANN

Cable Knit Pillow

Make your own Pottary Barn cable knit pillow with this free knit pattern. Willow Bloom Home

Check Border Knit Pillow

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Warm-up a room with this knit pillow pattern. JOANN

Christmas Bow Pillow

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This festive pillow will bring magic into the Christmas holiday decor. JOANN

Chunky Knit Pillow

This chunky knit pillow is perfect for a beginner. It knits up quickly. Little Yellow Wheelbarrow

Daisy Knit Cushion Pattern

Daisy Knit Cushion Pattern

Pop this cushion on a chair and enjoy the comfort. Craftbits.com

Down the Line Knit Pillow

This free knit pattern is great for beginners looking to make their first project. Yarnspirations

EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

How to make a loop yarn pillow. This EZ Garter Ridge Pillow pattern is free from Yarnspirations. Watch our video to learn how to make the pillow with this loop yarn pattern.
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Floral Pillow

Add a splash of color to your home with this quick knit pillow project. Craft Yarn Council

Fuzzy Pillow

Fuzzy Pillow

Easy to make, this knitting pattern will create a fuzzy pillow for you! Craftbits.com

Hand Knit Pillow

This pillow using thick yarn so it knits up quickly. Happy Happy Nester

Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

Learn how to make a heart pillow with loop yarn by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step photo tutorial. Our free pattern is included with a chart. This is a fun, cute knitting project. No knitting needles required, just your fingers. Needlepointers.com Staff

Holiday Pillow With Stockings

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This clever pillow is a cute way to add warmth to your holiday décor! JOANN

Horseshoe Block Pillow

Color block pillow pattern with an interesting twist. Yarnspirations

Knitted Pillow Cover

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This pattern is perfect for someone learning to knit. JOANN

Ladybug Pillow

Ladybugs are beneficial insects. Bring them indoors by making a sweet ladybug pillow. Yarn Inspirations

Mossy Dots Knit Pillow

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Use this pattern to celebrate textures with this home décor pillow. JOANN

On Trend Knit Pillows

Whatever your decorating style, this jumbo weight yarn knits up into fresh updated pillows that are totally on trend. Yarnspirations

Scrappy Pillow With Tassels

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This is a great pattern for using up yarn scraps. JOANN

Seating Floor Pillow

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With this free pattern, make an easy, knit floor pillow. JOANN

Simple Knit Pillow

This free pattern and tutorial was inspired by a pillow seen at Crate and Barrel. Just Crafty

Southwest Comfort Pillow

Southwestern-inspired pillow to make with this free pattern. Ravelry

Texture And Fringe Pillow

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This stand-out knit pillow will jazz up any living area. JOANN

Twisted Taffy Knit Pillow

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Make this soft cable knit pillow to add a touch of coziness to your surroundings. JOANN

Windowpane Pillow

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Get cozy with this windowpane pattern from Joann. JOANN





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