15 Knit Pillow Patterns

When you’re a crafter, your creations slowly begin to cover every corner of your home. Not in a bad way though, just in a “Thanks. I made it!” kind of way. Like, who wouldn’t want a home covered in knitted pillows and blankets and general yarn goodness? Sounds cozy to me! This collection of knit pillow patterns will help you speed up the cozy craft takeover. These patterns are so easy to make and you can stitch them right up from your computer screen.

I have a thing for decorative pillows. Raise your hand if you’re with me! I think they just add so much warmth and texture to a room. I like to decorate my home with mostly neutrals and then spice it up with colorful decorative pillows.

15 Cozy Knit Pillow Patterns

You may wish to knit pillows that are colorful or neutral, ornate or basic, rough or smooth, square or circular, depending on your décor taste (or some other shape entirely). These knit pillow patterns come in a variety of styles that may be used in a variety of settings. Take a look below and prepare yourself for a cozy experience!


1. Knit Tweedy Pillow Pattern by Yarnspirations

Achieve a wonderful tweed effect using a multi-colored yarn and some crafty stitchwork! This beautifully textured knit pillow is simple to create and easy to care for. You’ll knit flat, in one piece, then fold the fabric and sew to create an envelope back. Worked in a simple 4-row repeat, you’ll practice knit, purl, slip stitch, basic mosaic knitting, plus simple increases and decreases. It’s sure to infuse a room with a burst of color and pattern.

Knit Tweedy Pillow Pattern by Yarnspirations

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2. Knit Pillow Cover Pattern by By Ladyship Designs

This 20”x20” (50 x 50cm) pillow cover pattern is the ideal way to use your beginner knitting expertise to produce a great item for your home. Using only knit and purl stitches and worsted/aran/#4 yarn, this pattern is knit as one piece on straight needles. This style would look great in just about any color, or on a pair of pillows too.

Knit Pillow Cover Pattern by By Ladyship Designs

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3. Knit Pillow Pattern by Natalya 1905

This High Desert Pillow Covers Pattern is a set of three pillow knitting patterns. Each pattern is different in texture, stitches and techniques used.⁠

The Striped Pillow Cover is the easiest one in this set. It combines classic stockinette and garter, knit side by side. Just add big fluffy tassels as an accent! This pattern is totally beginner friendly.⁠ The Cabled Pillow Cover is all about texture. Two big panels of cables take the entire surface, only divided by tiny stripes of garter. This one is also knit side by side.⁠ And the Colorwork Pillow Cover combines two geometric patterns, looks great on either side (RS and WS) and knit in the round. Color options are endless!⁠

Knit Pillow Pattern by Natalya 1905

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4. Farmhouse Truck Knit Pillow Cover Pattern by Briana K Designs

Don’t you just love the iconic holiday decor? Who can resist a farmhouse style pillow that not only works for the holiday season but can spread joy all year.This Farmhouse Truck Knit Pillow just gives off all the holiday smile feel goods.

Farmhouse Truck Knit Pillow Cover Pattern by Briana K Designs

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5. Loop Yarn Knit Pillow Pattern by Petals To Picots

This soft and cushy knit pillow is so easy to make! It is finger knit with loop yarn and requires no prior knitting experience to make! The pillow is uses only 2 skeins of loop yarn to make and is finger knit in panels to create a pillow cover. It’s a quick and inexpensive way to give an old pillow a much needed makeover.

I love the look of this pillow — it has a classic knit look with purl accent rows for interest. And it has such a transitional cozy vibe that I can see working in all different decors, from beachy to farmhouse to modern!

Loop Yarn Knit Pillow Pattern by Petals To Picots

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6. Braveheart Cable Pillow Knitting Pattern by Perm Knits

Hygge up your home with this simple/easy-to-follow Celtic Cable Pillow Pattern. Choose to create a 14″x14″ or 16″x16″ pillow depending on yarn selection and method. It’s a wonderful accent that adds a splash of color and texture to any interior setting.

Braveheart Cable Pillow Knitting Pattern by Perm Knits

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7. Bubble Stitch Heart Pillow Knitting Pattern by Studio Knit

This Bubble Stitch Heart Pillow is the perfect gift to knit up for everyone you love! The Bubble Stitch texture really pops, looking best when knitted with two or more yarn colors. Mix and match color combinations to make your own creative design!

Bubble Stitch Heart Pillow Knitting Pattern by Studio Knit

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8. Knit Knot Pillow Pattern by Yarnspirations

Easily worked in rounds, this knit pillow is sure to become a conversation starter in your home. Created to be super-cushy, this quick project will teach you knit and slip slip knit techniques. The pattern also uses a 3-needle cast-off to avoid bulky seams. Simply stitch your tube and stuff it with fiber fill. Then, tie a knot to finish. It’s a fun gift for a teen or the eclectic decorator on your list.

Knit Knot Pillow Pattern by Yarnspirations

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9. Fizzy Flower Cushion Knitting Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

ove this fabulous Fizzy Flower Cushion, and so will you, because this gorgeous Fair Isle knits up nice and fast in chunky yarn, so the chart reveals itself quickly as you knit. Mix and match the colourways to suit your home!

Fizzy Flower Cushion Knitting Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

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10. Knit Bex Pillow Pattern by Stephanie Earp

Easy, fun and endlessly customizable, these pillows are built from modular hexagons. Samples are shown worked in worsted weight and designed to fit a 16” round pillow form, but they can be modified to work with any gauge or size. Have fun with color; use bit and bobs in your stash for a boho mix-and-match look, or pair two subtle tones to emphasize texture.

Knit Bex Pillow Pattern by Stephanie Earp

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11. Amanda, The Panda Pillow Knitting Pattern by Ira Rott

Pandas are the most adorable bears that never hibernate, unless you want to hibernate together for a sweet afternoon nap. Colorwork in this pattern is done using Intarsia knitting technique that allows changing colors without stranding yarn across the back of the work. There are only 3 seams in this pattern — 2 side seams and an invisible mattress stitch across the bottom, the back, front, and ears are done in 1 piece.

Amanda, The Panda Pillow Knitting Pattern by Ira Rott

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12. Adoughrable Knitted Pillow Pattern by The Petite Knitter

Adoughrable is a cute and fun knitting project. As long as you can knit in the round, increase and decrease, you can knit this pattern! It is great as a decorative or pet pillow. The unusual shape is ideal for adding personality to the kids room, guestroom and more!

Adoughrable Knitted Pillow Pattern by The Petite Knitter

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13. Knit Faux Fur Pillow Pattern by Churchmouse Yarns And Teas

Soft and furry, this adorable pillow cover is perfectly huggable wherever it’s perched—on the bed, the sofa, in your knitting chair, or any place you’d like a bit of cuddly fluff. This free pattern is as simple as can be to knit—stockinette stitch in the round with a bit of mattress stitch seaming to finish. You’ll be snuggling up with this pillow in no time!

Knit Faux Fur Pillow Pattern by Churchmouse  Yarns And Teas

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14. Knit Body Pillow Pattern by Red Heart

Get a good night’s sleep with this cozy knit body pillow that adds comfort to your sleep and texture to your room. It stitches up in no time making it a project favorite among knitters! Complete the perfect gift that helps anyone find their most comfortable position for a deep and restful sleep.

Knit Body Pillow Pattern by Red Heart

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15. Elephant Free Knit Pillow Pattern by Yarnspirations

Introduce your child to a huggable new friend, with this lovable knit pillow that provides comfort and a sense of security. Stitched in a cushy blanket yarn, this sleepy elephant pillow is worked flat and features stocking stitch, an intarsia “ear”, plus chain stitch embroidery for the face. Make it as designed, or change up the colors to please your little recipient. Add it to a baby shower gift basket or give it as a gift on its own. It’s the warmest nap time companion!

More Elephant Knitting patterns here.

Elephant Knit Pillow Pattern by Yarnspirations

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THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING KNIT PILLOW PATTERNS ON THIS LIST AND I LOVE THEM ALL!

Did you pick out a favorite one? Help me decide which one to make by commenting below! Do you like to show off your work? I’d love to see pics of your finished projects! You can do that by sharing your knitted pillows on our Facebook Page!

Bring the fun and why not knit a matching throw for your sofa or bed?

These knit pillow patterns make the perfect home decor accessories—plop them on your couch or use them as shams on your bed. I really hope you get to make one!