Knit a Pillow in Hurdle Stitch with Stripes by Studio Knit

Today we are knitting up an easy Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern. Pillows give your home decor an instant pop of color, both indoors and out! My recent Hurdle Knit Stitch pattern became instantly popular with everyone, so I thought it would be fun to design a project using this simple texture, too. We are getting ready for an outdoor party and it’s been fun knitting up something new for the festivities in the yard!

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Knit a Striped Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

I’m knitting up my pillows in Bernat Maker Outdoor Yarn, but please feel free to use any bulky #5 yarn of your choice. My written patterns below include knitting instructions to create a 14-inch square pillow, as well as a larger 20-inch square size. I’m also adding the specific stripe patterns I chose for each pillow design. Of course, this is your unique design, so please feel free to knit your pillows up in any fiber, colors, and stripe patterns you desire.

This free knitting pattern also includes my fun video tutorial that gives you an overview of everything you need to know, so make sure to check it out! This knitting pattern is an easy level project, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. What colors will you select to knit up your textured Pillow in Hurdle Stitch?


MATERIALS to Knit a Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern

Materials to Knit a Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern

ABOUT BERNAT MAKER OUTDOOR YARN: Since Knitted Pillows are great decor for outdoor parties, I am using this Bernat Maker Outdoor Yarn. It’s a great bulky weight yarn and easy to knit up. Its colors do not fade in the sunshine and it is mold resistant, too!Bernat Maker Outdoor Yarn in Color Fresh Teal


PRINTABLE KNITTING PATTERN
Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern

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WRITTEN KNITTING PATTERN
Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern

KNITTING GAUGE
4” x 4” = 12 Sts and 16 Rows in Hurdle Stitch Pattern.

HURDLE PATTERN
Row 1 (RS): Knit All
Row 2 (WS): Knit All
Row 3: * K1, P1 * (repeat between * *)
Row 4: * K1, P1 * (repeat between * *)

KNITTING STRIPES?
Change yarn color on Row 1.
See my Color Chart and Written Pattern below!

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PILLOW FRONT – Make 1

CAST ON
14” Pillow = 44 Stitches
20” Pillow = 64 Stitches

KNIT THE HURDLE PATTERN
14” Pillow = 14 times (56 rows)
20” Pillow = 20 times (80 rows)
Repeat Row 1 and Bind Off.

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PILLOW BACKS – MAKE 2

CAST ON
14” Pillow = 44 Stitches
20” Pillow = 64 Stitches

KNIT THE HURDLE PATTERN
14” Pillow = 10 times (40 rows)
20” Pillow = 15 times (60 rows)
Repeat Row 1 and Bind Off.

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Weave in Ends, as needed.

Overlap 2 Pillow Backs to match Front to create the center opening in which to insert your pillow form.

Seam outer edges with Right Sides Facing, then turn Right Side Out. 

Insert Pillow Form… and you are done!

Knit a Pillow in Hurdle Stitch with Stripes by Studio Knit


COLOR STRIPE PATTERN IDEAS
Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern

Please feel free to knit up your unique pillows in any color combinations of your choice. For your convenience, here are the color stripe patterns that I used in each of my sample pillows.

Chart of Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern Pillow 14" Square Pillow with 3 Colors by Studio Knit14″ Square Pillow with 3 Colors

Color A = Teal
Color B = White
Color C = Royal Blue

Rows 1 – 12 (3 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color A

Rows 13 – 16 (1 Hurdle Stitch Repeat): Color B

Rows 17 – 20 (1 Hurdle Stitch Repeat): Color C

Rows 21 – 24 (1 Hurdle Stitch Repeat): Color B

Rows 25 – 32 (2 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color A

Rows 33 – 36 (1 Hurdle Stitch Repeat): Color B

Rows 37 – 40 (1 Hurdle Stitch Repeat): Color C

Rows 41 – 44 (1 Hurdle Stitch Repeat): Color B

Rows 45 – 56 (3 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color A

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Chart of Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern Pillow 20" Square Pillow with 2 Colors by Studio Knit20″ Square Pillow with 2 Colors

Color A = Royal Blue
Color B = White

Rows 1 – 20 (5 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color A

Rows 21 – 28 (2 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color B

Rows 29 – 36 (2 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color A

Rows 37 – 44 (2 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color B

Rows 45 – 52 (2 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color A

Rows 53 – 60 (2 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color B

Rows 61 – 80 (5 Hurdle Stitch Repeats): Color A


WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL
PILLOW IN HURDLE STITCH

For a complete step-by-step tutorial of this knitting pattern, you can watch my video below. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Studio Knit for more fun knitting ideas!


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