Honeycomb Brioche Cushion - Free Knitting Pattern

Honeycomb Brioche Pillow - Free Knitting Pattern

Honeycomb Brioche Cushion - When the days are getting darker it is time to make our homes even more cosy. Do you see yourself getting all cosy and warm with some soft and comfy pillows? Then this week's free knitting pattern will make your very happy! Continue reading... 

The most beautiful home decorations are self-made! This sturdy pillow cover of Katia Alaska is made with a beautiful pattern: the honeycomb brioche stitch. While lots of people fear the brioche stitch, this one is super easy and only requires you to be able to knit garter stitch. The chunkiness of the yarn and the beautiful colour does the rest! Katia Alaska is made of 100% acrylic and is therefore ideal for people looking for a wool substitute. We picked one of the trend colour of the moment: army green. Not the colour matching your interior? No worries, Alaska is available in 45 gorgeous colours. From your bedroom to the living room, knitted pillows cheer up any space!

Honeycomb Brioche Pillow - Free Knitting Pattern

Honeycomb Brioche Cushion - Free Knitting Pattern

Materials:
- 4 balls Katia Alaska colour 17
- Knitting needles no. 7
- Pillow 50 x 50 cmKatia Alaska

Stitches used:
Honeycomb Brioche Stitch = the honeycomb brioche stitch is made with an even number of stitches and consists of 4 rows that continually will be repeated.
- Row 1: *Knit 1 st., knit 1 brioche st. (knit 1 st. but insert deeper below the stitch)* Repeat from *to* until the end of the row. The last stitch is a brioche stitch, whereby you leave the extra loop on your needle.
- Row 2: Knit the loop that is still on your right needle with the first stitch on your left needle. *Knit 1 st., draw up the loop of the brioche stitch of the previous row and put it back on your right needle. Knit this stitch together with the next stitch on your left needle (= brioche)* Repeat from *to* until the end of the row.
- Row 3: *Knit 1 brioche st., knit 1 st.* Repeat from *to* until the end of the row.
- Row 4: *Knit 1 st., draw up the loop of the brioche stitch of the previous row and put it back on your right needle.  Knit this stitch together with the next stitch on your left needle (= brioche)* Repeat from *to* until the end of the row.

Tip: Lost track on which stitch to knit next? At the back of your work (where you see garter) you always need to draw up the loops from the previous row. At the front of your work you knit the normal brioche by inserting deeper below the stitch. If you do not know whether to knit brioche or a normal knit stitch then take a look at the number of loops around the next stitch on your needle. When there is only one loop then you need to knit a brioche stitch. When there are 2 loops you need to make a normal knit stitch.

Swatch: 10 x 10 cm in honeycomb brioche = 10 sts. and 20 rows

Knitting a Pillow: how to?

Cast on 50 sts. with knitting needles no. 7mm and knit 1 row. Continue with knitting 100 rows in honeycomb brioche like is explained above. For row 101 (at the right side of your work) cast off all stitches. Start with knitting 1 st., 1 brioche st., and repeat this until the end of the row, but knit the last st.

Knit a second same patch.

Put the patches with the right sides on each other and sew the sides of the cushion together, leaving one side open. Insert the pillow in the cover and neatly sew the last seam at the top.

Note: The video below is in Dutch but offers great visual images on how to knit honeycomb brioche. 

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