Here is a collection of links to free patterns for hand knitting.
Knitting Patterns Free
Here are some ideas to get free knitting patterns. The library, yarn shops, and designer websites all offer free patterns.
A Hat Knit Without a Pattern
So you’ve found some amazingly beautiful yarn and want to create a hat. Know that you don’t need a pattern unless you want to use one! Here’s how.
Afghan Knit from Stash Yarn
Here's a fun way to use up your stash!
Basketweave Scarf from 60 Quick Knits
A free pattern offered by the publisher of 60 Quick Knits made from Cascade 220 yarns.
Basketweave Washcloth Pattern
Quick knit pattern for a basketweave washcloth. Knit this up in a hurry. Nicely textured made from knit and purl stitches. Makes a great gift or something to keep for yourself.
Brown Sheep Company [offsite link]
Available patterns include a teddy bear sweater, and adult patterns for a vest, cardigan and socks. All include pictures.
Canadian Knitwear Designers and Artisans [offsite link]
CKDA´s freebie page features a current design by a member, plus links to other member pages offering free patterns.
Canadian Living Craft Club [offsite link]
Favorite patterns from past issue of the popular Canadian magazine. Available patterns include several adult sweaters (including a wonderful "before and after" maternity sweater), a few children´s items and a blanket. Some knit, some crochet. Includes pictures. Requirees Adobe Acrobat Reader to access patterns (link to this free download from the pattern pages).
ChicKnits [offsite link]
Bonnie Marie Burns, aka the "ChicKnitter," shares her wonderful collection of patterns. Two women´s sweaters, a cardigan, shell, hat and scarf, all with pictures. Check out the rest of her site too-well worth the visit!
Christmas Stockings and other holiday items [offsite link]
Here is a link to free patterns for holiday items you may enjoy knitting.
Coats and Clarks [offsite link]
Nice selection of sweaters, afghans and other free knitting patterns. They also offer several crochet and other craft patterns, all with pictures.
Crystal Palace Yarns [offsite link]
Free patterns for four women´s tops and two scarves. Pictures included.
Dawns Knitting Notebook [offsite link]
Pictures of Dawn´s completed projects (lots of socks, sweaters, even a baseball pitching net!), several free patterns and more.
Elann [offsite link]
Most of us don´t make it past the great yarn sales, but there´s alot more to Elann´s site that great buys. There are several free women´s sweater patterns from companies such as Tahki yarns, plus a cute child´s hat pattern, all with pictures. Look for the link to the free patterns section under "Features."
Fingerless Mitts Without a Pattern
Don't be a pattern slave! Here's a free recipe for basic fingerless mitts that doesn't need a pattern!
Girl from Auntie [offsite link]
This is a site not to be missed, free patterns, games and fun.
Here is a simple hat pattern with two ways to finish.
Jessica Tromp [offsite link]
Dutch & English site of knitting motifs, sweaters and more.
Kids Knits [offsite link]
It´s all about kids here, free patterns for puppets, a monkey sweater and more.
Knitted Dog Coat [offsite link]
Berroco offers this coats for free knitting.
Knitter´s Addiction [offsite link]
"We currently are based out of the lovely state of Queensland in Australia. We happily ship our exquisite yarns and notions to all over the world. "
Knitting A Simple Cowl Without a Pattern
It's not difficult to create your own patterns for simple cowls. Here are general instructions that produce beautiful results.
Knitting Fiend [offsite link]
This is where the famous online sweater generator is.
Knitting Geek [offsite link]
Erica Raspberry, aka "the knitting geek," takes us on a fun-filled journey into the world of sock knitting, shawls, shopping for yarn, and knitting on the net. Great photo galleries too, so do drop by!
Knitty [offsite link]
Wonderful free online magazine with free patterns, great tips, and more.
Lion Brand Yarns [offsite link]
A great selection of projects for adults, kids and home. Many crochet patterns available as well, all with pictures.
Maggie´s Rags Free Patterns [offsite link]
Designer Margaret Radcliffe shares several free patterns for kids´ hats, Christmas ornament, toy clothing and a dishcloth. All include pictures.
Michaels [offsite link]
Michaels has links to free patterns on their site, if you put knitting free patterns in the search box even more pop up!
Mikado Gloves [offsite link]
Fingerless gloves that will go way past your elbow.
Miniature Raglans [offsite link]
Susan´s Knitting offers instructions for miniature raglans.
Mistake Stitch Rib Scarf or Shawl
Here’s a simple, beautiful pattern for use with your more challenging yarns.
Queen Alysanne Scarf
Here's a free pattern for a quick knit, three season lace scarf. It's easy enough for beginners, but looks like an heirloom piece.
Here is a simple pattern of wrist warmers to learn to make cables.
The Daily Knitter [offsite link]
DailyKnitter.com is an on-line knitting resource offering free knitting patterns, knitting basics, articles, yarn shop directory, yarn company listing, message boards, book reviews, product reviews, local knitting clubs, knitting charities, and more.
The Potato Chip Scarf
It’s called that because you can’t stop at just one. Or because of the shape of the wedges. Or because it’s a simple indulgence. Whatever the reason, it’s a fun pattern to knit.
Tricksy Knitter [offsite link]
A great site with really terrific information. Browse through our list of free knitting patterns and bookmark this page. We add free patterns regularly,
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