17 Easy Knitting Projects

| Crafts & DIY, Knitting

 

 - These knitting patterns are fun and diverse. There are so many options to choose from and most of them make great easy knitting projects for beginners. #KnittingPatterns #EasyKnittingProjects

Knitting is amazing. It’s so delicate and requires focus. It makes beautiful knitting projects that you can share with others or keep to yourself. This list of free knitting patterns has everything someone creative could dream of.

From knitted sweaters to smaller projects like bookmarks and finger puppets, there’s something for everyone. Choose from these all free knitting patterns and make something special. If you haven’t learned how to knit, now is your chance. 

 

Striped Baby Blanket

 This knitting pattern has a tricolor striped design. The striped fabric is surrounded by a textured border created using the seed stitch. If you are just learning how to knit, give this knit blanket a try. You’ll have fun and learn a lot of valuable skills on the way.

Via Dabbles & Babbles

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Knit Mittens

The pattern for these knit mittens uses the magic loop technique. If you have not tried this method, you are truly missing out!  It’s simple, elegant, and you don’t even have to worry about ladders between where one needle ends and the next one begins. This is a great mitten pattern to learn how to knit for beginners.

Via Leelee Knits

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Rib Ridge Dishcloth

If you’re looking for some beginner knitting projects, this Rib Ridge knitted dishcloth pattern is perfect. Knitting patterns can seem overwhelming, so starting with a smaller project like this knitted dishcloth will help.

Via Dabbles & Babbles

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Knit Pullover

There’s nothing like cuddling up to a good book and a warm cup of tea. And, this warm pullover fits the scene perfectly. Bernat Roving is a soft, thick, and easy-to-use knitting yarn that brings this lovely stitch to life, creating a gorgeous final piece. Plus, being perfect for the beginner knitter, this knit sweater really is that easy-going!

Via Yarnspiration

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Finger Knit Bunny

If you have already learned how to finger knit and are looking for more finger knitting projects, you may absolutely ADORE our easy finger knitting bunny DIY! 

Via Redtedart

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Knit Dishcloth

This is the easiest knit dishcloth pattern out there and you aren’t going to need much to make it. You only need to know how to do a couple of rows and then you pretty much repeat them the rest of the time. This is one of those easy patterns you can learn to knit on. 

Via Instructables Craft

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DIY Knit Basket

This cute DIY basket can be knitted in about an hour even if you’re a slow knitter.   A perfect project for someone who knows how to knit but wants to create something a bit more exciting than a scarf.

Via Little Yellow Wheel Barrow

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Flat Knit Slippers

If you’re new to knitting, most slipper patterns might seem intimidating. Most patterns require double point needles and heel shaping.  This Flat Knit Slippers Knitting Pattern is ideal for beginner knitters or anyone looking for a fast & easy pair of knit slippers. 

Via Gina Michele

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Back Porch Shawl 

This knitted shawl is PERFECT to wrap yourself up in on those chilly mornings drinking coffee out on the back porch or enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. Created using only the garter stitch with a simple yarn over at the end of every row, it makes a great knitting pattern for a novice. 

Via Lovecrafts

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Pretty Kitty Cat Hat

This knitted hat for babies is as cute as it sounds. With little ears and some whiskers embroidered into this hat, this makes for one of the more creative knitting ideas out there. 

Via Flax & Twine

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Knitted Baby Booties 

if you have never made knitted baby booties you will think that it must be complicated being so tiny and with so many curves and shapes, but that’s not true! They make for simple patterns. You will only need to know how to cast on and bind off stitches, knit garter stitch and make decreases.

Via Creativa Atelier

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Cotton Candy Knit Cardigan

It’s seriously the softest knit cardigan!  A soft, pink, fluffy sweater calls for the name “Cotton Candy Easy Knit Cardigan,” right?  While it’s fleecy and wonderful for winter, this sweater’s airy and light enough to take you into a cool spring day as well. It’s a perfect knitting project for those of you who want to make a sweater for the first time.  

Via Mama In A Stitch

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Heart Face Scrubby 

These little knitted heart scrubbies are super quick to make. The simple pattern also makes it easy to knit. They don’t use much yarn either, so they’re great for using up leftover scrap yarn. It is a beginner to easy level knitting pattern and is great for knitters who have an understanding of knits and purls.

Via Purlsandpixels

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Bookmark Trio

This free knitting pattern for knitted bookmarks is a great project for the beginner knitter. It’s also a wonderful gift for a book-lover. This trio includes a basic garter stitch pattern and two more advanced openwork patterns. 

Via Tricksy Knitter

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Hobo Shopping Bag

This is also an all free knitting pattern that comes together nice and easy. You’ll enjoy improving your knit and purl stitches while you create a super cute hobo bag you can be proud of. Unleash your creativity and knit a colorful and useful shopping bag!

Via Craftown

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Super Chunky Hoodie Hat

Knit this charming and warm hoodie knit hat pattern for the whole family! Quick to knit and warm to wear, this charming pattern will be one of your new go-to knitting patterns. It is a wonderful pattern for beginners who are looking to learn how to start knitting.

Via Allfreeknitting

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The Katy Cowl

 A beautiful chunky knit scarf looks great on everyone!  This cowl is a perfect beginner project. Or, it is perfect for the experienced knitter to click away mindlessly in the car, at practice, on the airplane, in front of the tv, etc. Learn how to knit this project quickly and with ease.

Via Flax and Twine

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These knitting patterns are fun and diverse. There are so many options to choose from and most of them make great beginner knitting projects.

If you’re a little nervous, start with one of the knitted dishcloth patterns or the bookmarks. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try making the knitting projects with shaping such as a sweater or a pair of slippers.

Knitting is a beautiful skill to have. You’ll be amazed by the projects you end up with. You just have to take the plunge and get started. What pattern are you going to make?

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20 Easy and Adorable Crochet Toys That’ll Melt Your Heart

| Crochet, Kids Fun

These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

Know a little one with a birthday coming up? Or maybe you’re involved in the local schools and children’s charities? Check out these free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys.

There’s an army of adorable crochet friends here that are waiting to be stitched up by you. Make crochet yarn dolls or animals like a crochet elephant.

These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet, and the perfect way to brighten up the life of someone small.

 

Pocket Fox

Introducing the Pocket Crochet Fox! These cute little foxes are a close cousin of the fox we know and love; but much smaller! These little Pocket Foxes are worked flat and then joined together in the same style as Ragdoll crochet patterns. The pattern is made up of just 2 separate pieces. 

Via Spin A Yarn

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Baby Bunny Amigurumi 

Super easy and quick this Baby Bunny Amigurumi crochet pattern will bring a taste of spring to any season. One of these cuties is the size of a tennis ball and works up in about 45 minutes. There’s nothing stopping you from working up this adorable crochet bunny when it’s so easy. 

Via Simply Collectible Crochet

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Mrs Fox Toy

The Mrs Fox Crochet Toy is adorable and fun, and so imaginative. This little project will work up quickly as it’s done using single crochet. You’ll need 5 different colors of yarn to complete this pattern, and 5 skeins total. 

Via Mermaids & Monkeys

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Cube Piggy Pig Amigurumi

Piggy Pig just joined the cube animals family! It shares the same basic body and is made in a spiral of crochet in the round. This crochet toy is the perfect friend for a tea party! 

Via Crafty Bunny Bun

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Ragdoll Lamb

This crochet doll pattern is quick to make, and you can probably stitch it up in one evening. It is soft and squishy and made with simple crochet stitches, like single crochet and the bobbles stitch.

Via Yarnhild

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Small Long-Legged Cat

This is a great crochet cat pattern to try if you are new to toy making – it’s not difficult to crochet and doesn’t take too long, but does include a few different techniques, so you can learn all the crochet basics of amigurumi making. 

Via Kristi Tullis

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Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty 

The itty bitty crochet kitty is the cutest little crochet cat pattern. It works up very quickly (great for beginner crochet!) and would make the sweetest gift for any cat lover.

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Snowman Friends 

The pom-pom hats of these crochet toy snowmen are cuddly and sparkly which makes for an oh-so-cute snowman! Although these little guys are perfect as toys, you can easily attach a gold cord through the top of their heads to turn them into Crochet Christmas Ornaments for the tree!

Via Lovecrochet

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Little Crochet Bunny

This is the cutest little Easter bunny holding a sweet bouquet of flowers! The crochet toy is approximately 7 inches tall. This crochet bunny is the perfect project to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. 

Via Knitted Story Bears

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Pink Crochet Elephant

This Crochet elephant is a beloved children’s toy. Use this all free crochet pattern to create a sweet toy for your baby! 

Via AmigurumiToday

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Crochet Shark Amigurumi

 This crochet shark amigurumi is just a ball with fins, so we’ve named him Bernard the Ball Shark, and he works up pretty easily, but as always, the devil is in the details – the gills, teeth, and fins.

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Bertie & Beatrix Bear 

This is Bertie and Beatrix. It is a wonderfully simple and speedy amigurumi pattern. The crochet bear pattern is worked in spiral rounds. This means there is no closing slip stitch at the end of a round, the first stitch of the next round will be worked in the first stitch of the previous round – a stitch marker to keep your place is a must!

Via Lovely Little Life

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Amigurumi Octopus Baby Toy

You can make this amigurumi octopus for your little ones. All those tentacles would be fun for little fingers and you can rattle to make it fun to wave around. And with the eyes and smile, it will be so adorable for your child to play with! Add them to your collection of crochet toys. I guarantee you’ll keep this one around. 

Via The Friendly Red Fox

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A Yummy Carrot

This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a quick DIY gift for all the tiny “bunnies” in your life. It can be made in one sitting while you catch up on “House of Cards.” This crochet toy is going to get a lot of chewing action and you can really use any worsted weight yarn you’d like.

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Mouse Toy

Mitty is easier to make than she looks so take each step as it comes and you’ll discover that she’s a dream to make. Little boys need not miss out either! If you omit the skirt, make the braces in yellow and sew each one to the topmost yellow round of the trousers, you’ll soon have a male version. Why not make a set of these yarn dolls?

Via Top Crochet Patterns

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Crochet Toy Avocado

Avocados make for cute patterns! This amigurumi crochet pattern works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. The finished avocado stands about 7 inches tall. Make a couple for all of the avocado-lovers in your life. 

Via RedTedArt

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Square Bear

Crochet these cute little Crochet Bears. A flat like crochet doll that is lightly stuffed to be a child’s best friend. Using Bernat Blanket Tiny Yarn, this doll feels as plush as it looks. Really soft.

Via The Crochet Crowd

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Sam the Dog

This crochet dog project is so easy to make. It’s perfect for beginner crochet. Have fun whipping up this little stuffed friend.

Via Craft Yarn Council

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Little Crochet Lamb

This baby or kids toy is just the right size for carrying everywhere, playing with on the go, or snuggling during quiet time. It works up pretty quickly and is so much fun to give to any little one. Make several crochet baby toys for the local daycare or just make one amigurumi lamb for your little one. 

Via Sewrella

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Crochet Ragdoll Jellyfish

If you are looking for an easy and quick crochet pattern then look no further! You can whip up one of these in one evening and you can go crazy with the color combinations. The crochet ragdoll sea pattern is very beginner friendly and you just have to know the crochet basics to make one. 

Via Yarnhild

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These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again.

Instead of spending money on commercial toys like Barbies and Hot Wheels, make something from the heart with these fun little crochet ideas.

The little ones in your life will always get to hold on to the keepsake you made with your bare hands. 

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Rib Ridge Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

| Crafts & DIY, Knitting

If you’re looking to try knitting for beginners, this Rib Ridge knit dishcloth pattern is perfect. Simple patterns like this help you practice the knit stitch and the purl stitch. #KnittingPattern #KnittingForBeginners #EasyKnittingPattern

Rib Ridge Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

If you’re looking to try knitting for beginners, this Rib Ridge knit dishcloth pattern is perfect. Knitting patterns can seem overwhelming, so starting with a smaller project like this knitted dishcloth will help.

Simple patterns like this help you practice the knit stitch and the purl stitch. You just need to know the most basic knitting stitches to create this knitted dishcloth pattern.

The Rib Ridge knit dishcloth has a textured center surrounded by a ribbed border. It’s a very simple pattern.

When practicing how to knit stitch the center of this pattern, you’ll be surprised how easy it is. It’s made in 100% cotton yarn in any color you like. The best dishcloths are ones that easily fit in with your decor and hold up against wear and tear. And this does both.

Learning to knit dishcloth patterns is so fun and they make great gifts. Add this to a kitchen gift basket. Or make a bath set with body scrubs and a few of these dishcloths.

Easy knitting patterns are great for stocking stuffers, last minute presents, or every day presents that make your life a little bit easier. What will you make this dishcloth for?

If you’re looking to try knitting for beginners, this Rib Ridge knit dishcloth pattern is perfect. Simple patterns like this help you practice the knit stitch and the purl stitch. #KnittingPattern #KnittingForBeginners #EasyKnittingPattern

 

Rib Ridge Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Yarn: 100% cotton yarn – worsted weight

Yardage: 90 yards

Supplies

  • Knitting Needles – U.S. 8/5.0mm (circular or straight)
  • Scissors
  • Locking Stitch Markers
  • Regular Stitch Markers
  • Block Mats and Pins

Abbreviations

  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • sts – Stitches
  • * – repeat within * and  *

If you’re looking to try knitting for beginners, this Rib Ridge knit dishcloth pattern is perfect. Simple patterns like this help you practice the knit stitch and the purl stitch. #KnittingPattern #KnittingForBeginners #EasyKnittingPattern

Pattern

Cast on 51 sts.

Knit 10 rows.

Row 1 (RS): K7, P1, *K1, P1* to last 7 sts, K7

Row 2 (WS): K8, *P1, K1* to last 8 sts, K8

Row 3: Knit across row

Row 4: Knit across row

Row 5: K8, *P1, K1* to last 8 sts, K8

Row 6: K7, *P1, K1* to last 7 sts, K7

Row 7: Knit across row

Row 8: Knit across row

Repeat Rows 1 to 8 seven times. Add 8 more rows of knit to complete the border edge. Cut yarn and weave in tails.

Block dishcloth (optional)

If you’re looking to try knitting for beginners, this Rib Ridge knit dishcloth pattern is perfect. Simple patterns like this help you practice the knit stitch and the purl stitch. #KnittingPattern #KnittingForBeginners #EasyKnittingPattern

Knitting stitch patterns exist for all skill levels. Knitting patterns for beginners can be a little harder to find though.

With free knitted dishcloth patterns like this one, you don’t have to worry about scouring the internet for the perfect pattern. The rib ridge dishcloth is textural and basic enough for anyone to make.

Learn how to knit a dishcloth with this simple and easy design.  You’ll be an expert knitter in no time!

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Crochet hook sizes and types

| Crochet

This guide will provide you with tools and offer an extensive knowledge on everything you need to know about the different types of crochet hooks. #CrochetHookSizes #CrochetHook #CrochetNeedles

If you’re just learning how to crochet, choosing a crochet hook can be overwhelming. There are various crochet hook sizes and types and styles. It’s really about finding the set that works best for you. But until you’ve worked with crochet hooks for awhile, you won’t know which you prefer. That’s why it’s a great idea to get a set for beginners when first starting out.

Most sets for beginners have a range in sizes that will work for most basic patterns. The crochet needles will go from small to larger sizes, and each work with different weights of yarn. Just like when you’re choosing a knitting needle size, the size crochet hook you use will determine your gauge.

When you learn to crochet, having a hook size chart and a yarn weight chart is recommended. These tools will help you determine what you’ll need for your projects. This guide will provide these tools and offer an extensive knowledge on everything you need to know about the different types of crochet hooks.

Types of Crochet Hooks

There are several different types of crochet hooks, all made from different materials. This subtle difference can really change the outcome of your work and your comfort level.

There are even two types of hook throats. Inline and tapered. Inline crochet hooks has a deeper hook and the thumb grip is higher up. Tapered is more of a smooth straight hook with a thumb grip lower down. You can find both options in most materials. No one type of hook or throat is better than the other. It’s all about personal preference.

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Here’s a list to get you familiar with the different types of hooks and to help you discover which is right for you.

Aluminum – Aluminum crochet hooks are one of the most popular choices for beginners. Their smooth surface makes it easy to slide stitches on and off the hook. You can find these in craft stores and online for a very reasonable price.

Bamboo & Wood – Wooden crochet hooks are soft and warm in feel. They’re comfortable to hold and can oftentimes mould to your hand. The only downside to these hooks is that they do not come in all sizes. While you can find most of the standard sizes in wood or bamboo, you won’t be able to find the jumbo or tiny hook sizes.  

Ergonomic –  Ergonomic crochet hooks are the easiest to hold and are recommended for people with Arthritis and other hand conditions. It reduces the stress on your hand from the repetitive movements of crochet. You don’t have to have a hand condition to use these. These hooks are a good preventative measure to take and to care for your hands.

Knook – This is a special tool. It has a hook on one end and a hole drilling through the other. By inserting your yarn through the hole, you can form knit like stitches. If you’re trying to mimic knit fabric without the time and effort knitting takes, this is a great option. There are a lot of good tutorials online if you can’t figure out how to use the knook.  

Light Up – These crochet hooks are great if you have a hard time seeing or work late at night. Lighted crochet hooks are also a great option for travelling. They have little lights installed in the hook when makes the hook glow. It’s easier to see and work with this added light and a lot of people grow to love these.

Plastic – Plastic hooks, like aluminum are very affordable. You can find these most places and they come in all sizes. Whatever project you’re working on, you can find a plastic hook to match. They often come in fun colors and have a decent grip. They’re pretty durable for plastic too.

Steel – Steel hooks are used for detail work and lacework. Steel crochet hook sizes typically run small for this reason. They’re easy to hold onto and delicate enough for small work. If you have the patience to do lace crochet and make doilies, these are the hooks you should look for.

Tunisian – Tunisian crochet is a crossover between knitting and crochet. Like the knook, Tunisian crochet can create knit like fabric if you work certain stitches. A Tunisian crochet hook looks like a mix between a knitting needle and a crochet hook. It’s long like a needle and has a hook at the top. You work multiple stitches onto the long part of the hook like you would in knitting. This is a really fun technique, and if you’re interested in trying it, pick up a Tunisian hook first.

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Sizes

Now that we’ve gone over the various materials and types of crochet hooks, let’s talk about sizing.

Crochet hook sizes can be complicated because there are different types of measurements. Sizes can be measured in letters (U.S) or millimeters (metric) and even numbers (U.K.).

The most standard size hook for crochet for beginners is an H-8 5.00mm. This size comes in almost every beginner set out there.

Crochet hook sizes aren’t standardized. That means that if your pattern calls for a size J, and you use a size J from a different crochet brand, your pattern could turn out wrong. Frustrating, right? That’s why the one method you should rely on is metric measurements. This is based on an actual form of measurement so you can guarantee your patterns will turn out properly.

Most US hooks include the letter, number and metric measurement all in one such as I mentioned before. H (letter) 8 (number) 5.00mm (metric).

To help with conversions between measurement styles, here’s a chart explaining the US, UK and Metric measurements and how the sizes correlate.

Crochet Hook Size Chart - This guide will provide you with tools and offer an extensive knowledge on everything you need to know about the different types of crochet hooks. #CrochetHookSizes #CrochetHook #CrochetNeedles

 

While this chart will help you figure out which size to use for your pattern, it’s always a good idea to do a gauge square. If your square is smaller than what the pattern calls for, size up a hook or vice versa, down a size if your square is too large.

Gauge is also dependant on your yarn weight. Each hook size has a yarn weight that pairs perfectly. Once you’re more experienced, you can play around with mixing yarn weight and hook size. You can get some fun results for doing this. But to start out, it’s best to stick with the yarn weight the pattern and hook size called for.

To help you figure this out here’s a really detailed chart pairing up hooks with their appropriate yarns.

Yarn - Crochet Hook Sizes - This guide will provide you with tools and offer an extensive knowledge on everything you need to know about the different types of crochet hooks. #CrochetHookSizes #CrochetHook #CrochetNeedles

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