Ruffle Pillow

Ruffle Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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Additional Information



  • Red Heart® Soft™: 2 balls Light Grey Heather A.
  • Red Heart® Boutique™ Sashay™: 1 ball 1936 Waltz B.
  • Knitting needles: US 8
  • Yarn needle
  • 16'x16' pillow form
  • 7/8" button (1)
  • Sewing needle & thread


GAUGE: 17 sts = 4"; 23 rows = 4" in St st with A. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain gauge.

Finished pillow measures 16'x16'.

Moss Stitch
Rows 1 and 2: * K1, P1; repeat from * across. Rows 3 and 4: * P1, K1; repeat from * across. Repeat Rows 1-4 for Moss Stitch pattern.

Back - First Section
With A, cast on 68 sts. Work in Moss Stitch until piece measures 10', ending with either Row 2 or Row 4. Bind off.

Back-Second Section
Work as for First Section until piece measures 8".

Buttonhole Row:
Work in pattern across first 32 sts, K2tog, [yo]
twice, K2tog, work in pattern across last 32 sts.
Work 2 more rows in pattern, working the double yarn-over as 2 sts. Bind off.

With A, cast on 68 sts. Work 10 rows in St st, begin Knit row, end Purl row.

** Attach Ruffle
Place B across right side of work so ball end is on your left and cut end on your right. Leaving a few inches to tack to wrong side later, * insert right needle from front to back through B and then knitwise into first st on left needle; knit both together with A; repeat from * across. Cut B, leaving a few inches to tack to wrong side.

Work 9 rows St st with A, begin Purl row, end Purl row.

Repeat from ** until there are 8 ruffles, then repeat ruffle only once more – 9 ruffles. Purl 1 row A. Bind off.

Weave in loose ends of A. Tack cut ends of B to wrong side. Sew Backs to top, bottom, and sides of Front (but not to each other). Backs should overlap. Sew button opposite buttonhole.

A, B = color A, B
K = knit
mm = millimeters
P = purl
St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified