An easy mosaic throw pillow pattern that is perfect for beginners learning the mosaic knitting technique. If you can make stripes, you can make this pillow.
Choose a self-striping yarn to add to the number of colors without adding any effort.
Stripes Brigade Easy Mosaic Throw Pillow: Pattern Details
Knit and purl
Basic pattern-reading skills
Small (Medium, Large)
16.5(18.5, 20.5) inches [42(47, 52) cm] square, blocked.
Makes an 18(20, 22)-inch [46(50, 56)-cm] pillow
12 sts in 4 inches (10 cm) in St st.
Yarn: 90(110, 140) yards [80 (100, 130) m] in each of two colors of bulky-weight yarn.
- Black-and-rainbow pillow (main pattern photo)
(cover page): Size medium, 1 ball each Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in M05 – Onyx (MC) and Gina Chunky in 101 – Mermaid (CC).
- Taupe-and-sunset pillow
(right): Size small, 1 ball each Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in M03 Grey Heather (MC) and Gina Chunky in 108 – Slate (CC).
- US Size 10 (6.0 mm) 24-inch-long circular knitting needles, or size required to get gauge.
- One yard (1 m) of fabric that complements your yarn colors (for back of pillow), cut to 16.5(18.5, 20.5) inches [42(47, 52) cm] square.
- One yard (1 m) of fabric that will blend with the colors of your pillow (to go behind the knitted piece), cut to 16.5(18.5, 20.5) inches [42(47, 52) cm] square.
- One 18(20, 22)-inch [46(50, 56)-cm] pillow insert (available at craft stores) or pillow stuffing
- Optional: zipper (if you want to make a removable pillow cover)
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Measuring tape, tapestry needle, scissors.
- Recommended: T-pins and blocking mats for blocking
Slip all sts purlwise with yarn held to the WS of the work.
Throw pillows are usually filled with a pillow insert that is 2 inches (5 cm) bigger than the flat cover size. This makes the pillow puff out.
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This is version 1.0 of this pattern, updated 3/7/15.