A chunky knit pillow with a minimalist modern look! The knitting pattern is free, and the Slip Stitch Pillow will look fantastic on your sofa. It makes a great gift for all home decor styles.
Slip stitch ribs on a background of garter stitch makes for super easy knitting. Even novice knitters can master this stitch pattern.
The free knitting pattern and video tutorial is below. You can also purchase a printable ad-free pdf.
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarn and Fairfield Products for providing the materials for this project. This post contains affiliate links, which may provide a small income to me, but don’t cost you anything extra.
About the Materials
The pillow takes about 212 yards [194 m] of super bulky yarn. The pillow pictured is knit with two balls of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic, 20% wool) in color 099 Fisherman. I used US size 13 [9 mm] knitting needles to get gauge.
You’ll need a 14″ [35.5 cm] square pillow form. I used Fairfield Products Poly-fil Premier Ultra Plus Pillow Insert.
Free Pattern: Slip Stitch Pillow
14″ [35.5 cm] square
Super-bulky weight yarn: approximately 212 yds [27 m]. Sample used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic, 20% wool, 6 oz [170 g], 106 yd [97 m]), 2 balls 099 Fisherman
US size 13 [9 mm] knitting needles or size to obtain correct gauge
Size M/N [9 mm] crochet hook for finishing (optional)
14″ [35.5 cm] square pillow form
11 sts and 20 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Slip Stitch Pattern
To save time, take time to check gauge.
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
wyib: with yarn in back
Slip Stitch Pattern
Multiple of 4 + 3
Set-Up Row (WS): K3, [p1, k3] across.
Row 1 (RS): K3, [sl 1 purlwise wyib, k3] across.
Row 2: K3, [p1, k3] across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.
Long tail cast on 35 sts.
Work in Slip Stitch Pattern until piece measures 13″ [33 cm] from beginning, ending with a WS row. Bind off knitwise.
Weave in ends.
Crochet seam (optional): Holding front and back pieces with WS together, single crochet evenly through both layers around to seam three sides. Insert pillow form before closing fourth side. Weave in ends.
If you prefer, sew front and back together on three sides; insert pillow form before finishing final seam.
Weave in ends.
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Edie can you please tell me how many stitches to cast on as I’d like to make a 20 inch pillow cover. Thank you.
Assuming you are getting the gauge stated in the pattern, I’d go with 47 stitches. Of course, you’ll need more yarn than the pattern calls for.