Hi, Everyone!

Thank you for stopping by! This throw pillow is one of my favorite knits. I decided to knit this pillow because I couldn’t find a pattern that used the yarns and needles that I already had, plus I love throw pillows but they are so expensive. So I made my own! This is also a quick knit because of the large needles and chunky yarn. The color possibilities are endless!

I always love a quick mindless knit. This is the perfect project to work on while you watch tv or even read. Also the color combinations are truly endless. I used Hue + Me from Lion Brand. There is a great color selection plus almost all the colors look great together.

Downloadable pdf available here on my Etsy shop.


Yarn: Lion Brand, Hue + Me or any size 5 (chunky) yarn

Needles: US 15 (12 mm) circular knitting needles (if you can fit your stitches on straight needles you can use these instead.

Darning Needle

Tape Measure


CO – Cast on

K – Knit

STS – Stitches

KFB – Knit Front Back

K2TOG – Knit 2 Stitches Together

BO – Bind Off

How to KFB Increase

Knit into the front of the stitch, then without letting the current stitch off the left needle, knit into the back of the stitch. Slide the current stitch off the left needle.

Throw Pillow Pattern

Make 2

CO 4 with Long Tail Cast on Method

Row 1 – K across row (4 sts)

Row 2 – K1, KFB, K2 (5 sts)

Row 3 – K2, KFB, K to the end of the row

Repeat row 3 until side of pillow is between 15 and 15.5 inches and begin decrease rows. Because you are knitting a square you can measure any side of your knitting.

To achieve the diagonal striping color change, change colors when beginning the decrease section.


Row 1 – K2, K2tog, K to the end of the row

Repeat row 1 until there are 4 sts on your needles then BO.


Lay pillow squares on either side of pillow to begin seaming. If you decided to make the front different from the back, lay the front face down underneath the pillow form.

You can crochet the around the pillow with the recommended hook size for your yarn or seam the edges together with the mattress stitch and your yarn needle.