Patterns » Celtic Knotwork Pillow

Knit this stylish cabled pillow with a beautiful Celtic knot design!

Celtic knotwork decorates the front and back of this pillow, creating a beautiful accent for any home. The pillow can be knit as either a removable pillow cover with a button flap closure or a fully enclosed pillow with stuffing.

The finished dimensions are approximately 12″ by 12″ (30.5 by 30.5 cm).

Techniques required: Cable stitches, kitchener stitch (if making a closed pillow).


  • Size 7 US (4.5mm) needles.
  • Approximately 250-275 yards of worsted weight yarn.
  • Cable needle.
  • Needle to weave in ends.
  • If making a pillow cover with a button flap:
    • 12”x12” (30.5×30.5 cm) pillow form.
    • 3 approximately 1 inch (25.4 mm) diameter buttons.
    • Needle and matching thread to attach buttons.
  • If making a closed pillow without a flap:
    • Stuffing or a 12”x12” (30.5×30.5 cm) pillow form.

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