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Free Knitting Pattern: Slip Stitch Pillow

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.

photo of pillow and basket of yarn on sofa

The free knitting pattern and video tutorial is below. You can also purchase a printable ad-free pdf.

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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

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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.

Fairfield Products Poly-fil Premier ultra plush pillow insert

Free Pattern: Slip Stitch Pillow

Slip Stitch Pillow flat lay

Finished Dimensions

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

Tapestry needle


11 sts and 20 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Slip Stitch Pattern
To save time, take time to check gauge.


k: knit
p: purl
rep: repeat
RS: right side
sl: slip
st(s): stitch(es)
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.

Knit A Slip Stitch Pillow Tutorial


(Make 2)
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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2 thoughts on “Free Knitting Pattern: Slip Stitch Pillow”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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