Woven Tweed Pillow

Woven Tweed Pillow
Designed by
All Rights Reserved

Step 1: Getting Started


This is a great project to use up all those little bits of yarn we all have in our stash. The more variety yarns you use the better. The blending and contrasting colors really make the tweed pattern stand out creating a lovely conversation piece. It's also a nice way to display your knitting skills or to give as a handmade thoughtful gift. You'll enjoy working up this pretty pillow cover while relaxing at home, on the go, in a waiting room or just about anywhere!


Skill level: Intermediate



300 yards of Worsted Weight yarn (MC)

2 ½ yard lengths of DK to Aran weight yarn in assorted colors and textures (CC)

Size 6 needle

Size G crochet hook

12 inch Pillow form

2 buttons


Gauge: 4 ½ stitches to the inch


Stitches used:

K = knit

P = purl

Sl = slip stitch

MC = main color

CC = contrasting color

SC = Single crochet

Rev SC = reverse single crochet


*Knitting tip: When choosing yarns for this project keep them random. Pre cut all the yarns before you start and place in a bag; pick each one without thought to placement. It will make your pillow more interesting.

Step 2: Pillow Front



With MC cast on 68 sts.

Rows 1, 3, 5: Knit across

Rows 2, 4, 6: Purl across.

Row 7: With MC knit 4, *(Sl 1 purl wise with yarn in front, K1) repeat across to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 8: With MC purl across.

Row 9: With MC K4, with CC (K1, Sl 1 purl wise with yarn in front) repeat 5 times, change CC repeat to last  4 sts. K4 with MC.

Row 10: Purl 4 with MC, with CC purl 10 change to next CC (twisting yarn to avoid holes) repeat across to last 4 sts, purl with MC

Repeat rows 7-10 3 more times for a total of 16 row of pattern.

Repeat Rows 7-10 changing CC colors to make blocks. Repeat until there are a total of 36 tweed squares.

Work St St for 6 rows Cast off.


Tweed Pillow

Step 3: Pillow Back & Finishing



Part One: Cast on 68 with MC

Work in st st for 8 inches

Bind off

Part Two: Cast on 68 with MC

Work in st st for 5 inches

Button hole row:

Knit 26 sts, Yo, K2 tog, K14 Yo, K2tog, knit to end

Continue is St st for a total of 6 inches


Starting on right side purl 3 rows

Bind off

Tweed Pillow


Putting it all together:

Sew buttons into place making sure the back piece is the same size as the front. Placing wrong sides together, SC around evenly adding 3 sc in each corner.

Then add a round of rev sc and bind off and weave in ends.


About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.