Free Knitting Pattern… Embroidered Daisy Pillow!

Embroidered Daisy Pillow

by Jennifer Dickerson

This sweet little pillow makes a lovely
gift or the perfect little statement for a favorite chair. On one
side it’s embroidered with lazy daisies and back stitch curlicues,
and on the reverse with knitted with fun stripes. This is also the perfect
project for those who wish to learn or practice their embroidery.
Included is the pattern for the pillow and instructions for making
both the embroidered daisies and backstitch curlicues.


  • Worsted weight yarn in three of
    your favorite colors

  • US 7 Straight Needles

  • Tapestry Needle (sometimes called
    a yarn needle)

  • Fiberfill for stuffing the pillow
    (another great filler for all of those yarn scarps you may have
    sitting around too)


  • BO: Bind Off
  • CO: Cast on
  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side


  • 7 inches wide and 9 inches tall

Instructions for flower panel of

CO 35 sts

Knit 4 rows

Row 1: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2

Row 2: Knit

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece
measures 8.5 inches, ending on RS row

Knit 4 rows


Embellish all over with lazy daisies
and backstitch curlicues:

Here’s how to backstitch

Here’s how to embroider a lazy daisy

Instructions for striped panel of

Note: Stripes are 6 rows of each color

CO 35 sts

Work stockinette stitch for 9 inches,
working striped pattern



With WS of both panels facing outward,
seam pieces together, leaving a hole for stuffing later. Turn seamed
piece right side out (to get the corners nice and crisp, poke the
corners with the end of a knitting needle to “pop” them out.
Fill with stuffing of your choice and sew hole closed.

© Jennifer Dickerson

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