Knit Pillow with Aran Triangle


Knit Pillow with Aran Triangle

Want a challenging project to beautify your sitting area? This knit pillow with Aran triangle design is unique from most knitting patterns. Resembling an envelope, the Aran triangle features a tassel and leaf pattern. Why decorate with ordinary pillows when you can create this one-of-a-kind chef d'oeuvre!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Patons® Decor (100g/3.5 oz) - 3 balls
  • Size 4½ mm (U.S.7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form


Measurements: Approx. 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]


MB = [(K1. yfwd) twice. K1] all into next st. Turn. K5. Turn. P5. Turn. Slip 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts separately over first st. Bobble made. One st remains.
M1 = make one st by picking uphorizontal loop lying before next st andknitting or purling into back of loop.


Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] instocking st.



Cushion Flap
Cast on 3 sts.
1st row: (Right side). P1. Purl into front and back of next st. P1.
2nd row: K1. M1. K3.
3rd row: P1. M1. K1. yfwd. K1. yfwd. P2.
4th row: K1. M1. K1. P3. K3.
5th row: P1. M1. P2. K1. (yfwd. K1) twice. P3.
6th row: K1. M1. K2. P5. K4.
7th row: P1. M1. P3. K2. yfwd. K1. yfwd. K2. P4.
8th row: K1. M1. K3. P7. K5.
9th row: P1. M1. P4. K3. yfwd. K1. yfwd. K3. P5.
10th row: K1. M1. K4. P9. K6.
11th row: P1. M1. P5. K4. yfwd. K1. yfwd. K4. P6.
12th row: K1. M1. K5. P11. K7.
13th row: P1. M1. P6. K5. yfwd. K1. yfwd. K5. P7.
14th row: K1. M1. K6. P13. K8.
15th row: P1. M1. P7. Sl1. K1. psso. K9. K2tog. P8.
16th row: K1. M1. K7. P11. K9.
17th row: P1. M1. P8. Sl1. K1. psso. K7. K2tog. P9.
18th row: K1. M1. K8. P9. K10.
19th row: P1. M1. P9. Sl1. K1. psso. K5. K2tog. P10.
20th row: K1. M1. K9. P7. K11.
21st row: P1. M1. P10. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. P11.
22nd row: K1. M1. K10. P5. K12.
23rd row: P1. M1. P11. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. K2tog. P12.
24th row: K1. M1. K11. P3. K13.
25th row: P1. M1. P12. Sl1. K2tog. psso. P13.
26th row: P1. M1. P27. 29 sts. (Leaf motif is complete).
27th row: K1. M1. K28.
28th row: K1. M1. K29.
29th row: K1. M1. *yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K1. M1. K1. 33 sts.
30th row: Knit.
31st row: K1. M1. K31. M1. K1.
32nd row: Purl.
33rd row: K1. M1. K33. M1. K1.
34th row: Knit.
35th row: K1. M1. K35. M1. K1.
36th row: Purl.
37th row: K1. M1. K3. (MB. K5) 5 times. MB. K3. M1. K1. 41 sts.
38th row: Purl.
39th row: K1. M1. K39. M1. K1.
40th row: Knit.
41st row: K1. M1. K41. M1. K1.
42nd row: Purl.
43rd row: K1. M1. K43. M1. K1.
44th row: Knit.
45th row: K1. M1. *yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K1. M1. K1. 49 sts.
46th row: Knit.
47th row: K1. M1. K47. M1. K1.
48th row: Purl.
49th row: P1. M1. P4. *yfwd. K1. yfwd. P7. Rep from * 4 times more. yfwd. K1. yfwd. P4. M1. P1. 65 sts.
50th row: K6. *P3. K7. Rep from * 4 times more. P3. K6.
51st row: P1. M1. P5. *(K1. yfwd) twice. K1. P7. Rep from * 4 times more. (K1. yfwd) twice. K1. P5. M1. P1. 79 sts.
52nd row: K7. *P5. K7. Rep from * 4 times more. P5. K7.
53rd row: P1. M1. P6. *K2. yfwd. K1. yfwd. K2. P7. Rep from * 4 times more. K2. yfwd. K1. yfwd. K2. P6. M1. P1. 93 sts.
54th row: K8. *P7. K7. Rep from * 4 times more. P7. K8.
55th row: P1. M1. P7. *Sl1. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. P7. Rep from * 4 times more. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. P7. M1. P1. 83 sts.
56th row: K9. *P5. K7. Rep from * 4 times more. P5. K9.
57th row: P1. M1. P8. *Sl1. K1. psso. K1. K2tog. P7. Rep from * 5 times more. P1. M1. P1. 73 sts.
58th row: K10. *P3. K7. Rep from * 4 times more. P3. K10.
59th row: P1. M1. P9. *Sl1. K2tog. psso. P7. Rep from * 4 times more. Sl1. K2tog. psso. P9. M1. P1. 63 sts.
60th row: Purl.
61st row: K1. M1. K61. M1. K1.
62nd row: Knit.
63rd row: K1. M1.* yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts K1. M1. K1. 67 sts.
64th row: Knit.
65th row: K1. M1. K65. M1. K1.
66th row: Purl.
67th row: K1. M1. K67. M1. K1.
68th row: Knit.
69th row: K1. M1. K69. M1. K1.
70th row: Purl.
71st row: K1. M1. K2. (MB. K5) 11 times. MB. K2. M1. K1. 75 sts.
72nd row: Purl.
73rd row: K1. M1. K73. M1. K1.
74th row: Knit.
75th row: K1. M1. K75. M1. K1. 79 sts.
76th row: Purl.
77th and 78th rows: Knit. (Fold line). Cushion flap is complete.


Proceed in stripe pat as follows:
Work 6 rows in stocking st.
7th to 9th rows: Knit.
10th row: Purl.
11th and 12th rows: Knit.
These 12 rows form stripe pat.
Rep these 12 rows 17 times more dec 4 sts evenly across last row. 75 sts.
Place marker at each end of row.
Work 1st to 6th rows once more.
Cast off.



Fold cast off edge of cushion to wrong side at markers and sew into position thus forming a hem.

Sew side seams leaving cushion flap open.

With right side of work facing pick up and knit 38 sts along one edge of cushion flap.
Next row: Knit.
Work picot cast off as follows: Cast off 2 sts. *Slip st on right hand needle onto left hand needle. Cast on 2 sts. Cast off 4 sts. Rep from * to end of row. Break yarn and thread through rem st.
Rep for 2nd side.
Make button loop on point of flap.


Tassel: Cut a piece of cardboard 8 ins [20.5 cm] wide. Wind yarn around cardboard 30 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ ins [2 cm] below fold. Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Sew tassel to front of cushion. Insert pillow form and pull tassel through button loop.

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This is a really pretty decorative pillow. It would look nice in a bedroom or on the chairs or sofa in a living room. The textures give it an added touch of class that I havent even seen in store bought pillows in a long time. I am not seeing any stuffing listed, and the seaming instructions arent saying to close all four sides. So am I to assume this is a cover? That would make it even better. It would be easier to clean and care for.

Absolutely loved this pattern, so much so I am doing another one

Found the pattern easily - right next to the illustration. Changes must have been made?? The right cushion adds just the right touch to a room and this cushion is that right one. I like it

Its a nice pillow, but the hp is unavailable.. What a shame.. Greetings

i cannot obtain the pattern. please help.


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