Friday, October 7, 2011

A Knitted Hexagon Cushion Pattern!!!

Okay, here we go, the pattern I have been promising. With this pattern, the hexagon is taller than it is wide but I have found the proportions look a little better (to me) this way. Because they are worked in strips it doesn't impact on the way they fit together but if you are of the school where all sides must be equal, work on a 12 stitch to 24 stitch ratio rather than the 10 stitch to 24 stitch that I have used below - if you do this you should knit five full hexies and one half hexie (which will make sense when you read the whole pattern). Leave any questions or queries in the comment section and I will do my best to answer them.

This pattern will make roughly a 40cm x 40cm square when using 4mm needles and 8ply wool. Of course, it all comes down to you though so experiment away with bigger/smaller needles and fatter/thinner wool. Let me know how you go!

k - knit

p - purl

kfb - knit front and back of stitch.

s1, k1 psso - slip 1, knit 1 pass stitch over.

k2tog - knit 2 together

Cast on 10 stitches.

Knit to the end of the row.

Increase side.

Row 1. p to the end of the row.

Row 2. kfb in first stitch, k to the second last stitch, kfb into the last stitch.

Repeat rows 1. and 2. until there are 24 stitches.

Decrease side

Row 1. p to the end of the row.

Row 2. k1,s1, k1, psso, k to the third stitch from the end, k2tog, k1.

Repeat rows 1. and 2. until there are 10 stitches.

*Change colour on the purl row and repeat the increase and decrease instructions three more times. It is quite good to leave a reasonable tail when changing colour as they are very handy to sew the strips together with.

*To finish the strip so it can form a square, follow the increase instructions until there are 24 stitches. Purl one row and then cast off.

*Repeat the instructions until you have knitted 6 - 7 strips depending on your tension (I knitted six strips and then after sewing them together, gently stretched when pressing with an iron) to make a square shape. Sew strips together and gently press.

Good luck!!!!


  1. Thank you so much! I'm definitely making this.

    Greetings from The Bronx, NY.

  2. I love the finished cushion.. I think this will be popping up all over Pinterest! Thanks for sharing the pattern...very kind of you :)x

  3. It looks so gorgeous. Well done you. I may have to make this when I'm done with my Christmas stockings.

  4. This is a great pattern Kate! You clever thing, thanks for sharing it, I have some great colours that would be perfect for one of these. Definitely going to crack out the knitting needles and have a go! :) julie

  5. It's so so pretty I can't wait to finish off all my items and have a go, I love the colours you choose, i hope you don't mind but I made a hat for my little boy the same as one you have knitted,it's on my blog here if you would like to see, sorry for copying I just fell in love with it and my little baby loves it! Fliss xxx

  6. Cute project. FYI, do you know that your project on Tissue Paper and Tule Flowers is being shown on someone else's blog . I saw that the person had copied a project straight off of the Country Living site (because I had just been looking at it the other day and was going to try to make it) and then I googled a few of their other projects and it sent me to your site. And lo and behold the person even used your photos. Thought you might want to know. I don't know if it's a real person's blog or what?

  7. Very pretty and thanks for the pattern! I've added to my wish list (it is long).

  8. It's beautiful !
    Greetings Crissi

  9. Firstly, great blog! I really enjoy it.

    Secondly, I've knitted this cushion cover over the weekend (yes, I'm a bit obsessive once I start a project;). I love the pattern and the results so far (this is my first cushion ever). But my question is, how on earth do I make a back for this? With the jagged side edges I'm not quite certain what to do with this. Any chance you could elaborate and show how you backed it also? Anything suggestions you can share will be greatly appreciated:)

    All the best!

  10. I love this. I hope you don't mind but I copied your hexagon pattern to try and make a blanket. I linked back to your blog.
    Your blog is definitely still one of my favourites.

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  12. Don't know how to edit the comment, so here it is again....
    Responding to how to put the group of hexies together to make a cushion/pillow, try this: Make a second piece like the first, then sew sides and either bottom or top, leaving one open for inserting a pre-made form or your own stuffing, and then sew closed that opening. Et voila! :-)

  13. I like the sound of this cushion. I have loads of left over yarn and I might make 2 or 3 cushions, or use the pattern to make a small blanket. I hope you don't mind.



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