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Home : Patterns : Herringbone Stitch Pillow

Free Knitting Pattern: Herringbone Stitch Pillow

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L0133AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 10, 2013)
Underlap Overlap
Overlap Underlap
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Additional Materials
3 buttons, about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) diameter
20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 cm) pillow form

Herringbone Stitch Pillow

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS)

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * across to last st, end k1.
Row 2: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


Herringbone Stitch (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Slip all sts as if to purl.
2.With yarn in front (wyif) or with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work facing you (or away from you) as you work the row.


Row 1 (RS): K2, *sl2 wyif, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: P1, *sl2 wyib, p2; rep from * across to last st, p1.
Row 3: Sl2 wyif, *k2, sl2 wyif; rep from * to end of row.
Row 4: P3, *sl2 wyib, p2; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sl2 wyib, p1.
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice.
Row 13: Rep Row 3.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 15: Rep Row 1.
Row 16: Rep Row 4.
Rows 17-24: Rep Rows 13-16 twice.
Rep Rows 1-24 for Herringbone st.

Pillow Back is worked in 2 pieces. These pieces are overlapped when sewing Pillow tog, to create an envelope-style Back through which pillow form can be inserted.

Cast on 45 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Work in Seed st.
Row 3: Work in Seed st as established over 5 sts, (yo, k2tog for buttonhole), work in Seed st as established over 16 sts, (yo, k2tog for buttonhole), work in Seed st as established over 14 sts, (yo, k2tog for buttonhole), work in Seed st as established to end of row.
Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.
Cast on 45 sts.
Rows 1-3: Work in Seed st.
Change to St st and work until piece measures about 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

Cast on 58 sts.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Herringbone st.
Continue working Rows 1-24 of Herringbone st pattern until piece measures about 20 in. (51 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

Lay Backs on a flat surface with RS facing and overlapping Seed st edges to form a 20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 cm) square. Sew Backs together at overlapped edges.
With RS together, seam Back to Front around entire outside edge.
Turn Pillow to RS through back opening. Sew buttons to underlap, opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends. Insert pillow form.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Herringbone Stitch Pillow Reviewed by Flo on 2015-01-07 *****
a great stitch pattern, I found that I had to write down all my rows to avoid any mistakes. Memory is not my forte! I recommended using one colour only, which I didn't and wished I had. the 'fabric' is very thick and durable. Not for blanket or scarf, but ideal for a strong cushion.

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