FREE Post Box / Pillar Box Knitting Pattern

Free post box knitting pattern

Enjoy this Lovely FREE Postbox Knitting Pattern.  This cute post box is made with black and red double knitting yarn, 3mm single pointed needles and toy stuffing. Although any yarn and needles will work.   It is about 13cm tall when finished.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row).  inc— increase. Knit into the front and the back of the stitch

Post Box—Make 1
Made in one piece from under the base to the top

With black, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)
Purl 1 row
Knit 3 rows
Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Purl 1 row (define the colour change)

Change to red
Starting with a purl row, st-st 13 rows
Next: k11, p8, k11 (Mark for letterbox)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: k11, p8, k11 (Mark for letterbox)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows

Top of post box
Next: (inc1, inc1, k1) to end (50 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k4, inc1) to end (60 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 5 rows
Next: (k3, k2tog) to end (48 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (36 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2tog) to end (12 sts)

Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends of the piece. Stuff well , make sure the base is flat and it will stand. Then seal up.

Letterbox—Make 1
With black, cast on 8 sts
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Cast off

Sew the letterbox to the extra purl stitches on the front of the post box. It may be easier to do this before the main piece is stuffed.

Add any additional decorations such as ribbon and beads that you desire.

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