Free Knits For Your Home Project of the Month: September

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Falling Leaf Pillows

Design by Cecily Glowik

Celebrate the changing seasons and knit a pile of leaves!

Skill Level


  • Super bulky yarn* (51 yds/100g per hank): 2 hanks tree grove #1581 (5 hanks bells #1556)
  • Size 15 (10mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Fiberfill

*Sample project was completed with Country (75% microdenier acrylic/25% merino wool) from

Finished Size
Approx 10 x 17 (17 x 26) inches
Instructions are given for smaller size with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.

8 sts and 12 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Special Abbreviations
Make 1 (M1): K1 in top of st in row below next st on needle then knit st on needle.

Leaf Panels

Make 2.
Cast on 5 (9) sts. Work even in St st until stem measures 2 1/2 (4 1/2) inches, ending with a WS row. Place a marker on each side of center st.

Shape Leaf
Row 1 (RS): Knit to st before first marker, M1, sl marker, k1, sl marker, M1, knit to end. (2 sts inc)
Row 2: Purl across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until there are 25 (41) sts on needle, ending with a WS row. Remove markers.
Dec row (RS): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Next row: Purl across.
Rep last 2 rows until 7 sts rem, ending with a WS row.

Shape tip
Row 1 (RS): K2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2. (5 sts)
Row 2: P2tog, p1, p2tog. (3 sts)
Row 3: Sl 1, k2tog, psso.
Fasten off rem st.


With WS facing, sew panels tog around outer edge, leaving opening just large enough to stuff pillow. Stuff pillow with fiberfill. Sew rem seam.

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