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. Let me help you learn with my free online Learn to Knit course. Check out the class free for 2 days here.
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. Learn the seed stitch and 50 new knit stitches in my step by step video classes. Check out my knit stitch library free for 2 days here.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 are starting out with knitting.
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
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!
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 start learning how to knit.
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
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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