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Dress and Skirt Knitting Patterns

by | Feb 27, 2016 | Clothing, Dresses

Knitting patterns for Dresses and Skirts. Most patterns are free.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free knitting pattern for Layered Lace Dress

Layered Lace Dress

Lorna Miser’s lace patterns for her design from Red Heart are both charted and written out. Sizes Small to XX-Large

Free Knitting Pattern for Wrap Dress or Tunic

Wrap Dress or Tunic

Classic versatile wrap dress with belt knit in seed stitch in bulky yarn. Perfect as an easy summer dress or for layering or even as a beach coverup. Chest from 34″ to 40″. Excerpted by Canadian Living from Wedding Knits by Suss Cousins.

Free Knitting Pattern for Belle Star Skirt

Belle Star Skirt

Easy fringed skirt that you could also wear as a poncho. Designed by Berroco. Sizes Waist – 28(29-30-32-34)”

Free knitting pattern for award-winning Tunic Dress from Rowan

Woven Cable Tunic Dress

This design by Emma Middleton was a finalist in the Rowan Design Awards 2013. Textured body section, stocking stitch skirt and deep rib edgings, this dress is sized 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50 inches.

Free knitting pattern for Patons Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

Patons version of the classic dress with a metallic yarn twist! Sizes from XS to 5XL.

Free knitting pattern for Lanesplitter Skirt

Lanesplitter Skirt

Tina Whitmore’s skirt is knit on the bias which creates the interesting diagonal pattern as well as keeps the edges from curling. Sizes XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X] Great with multi-color yarn!

Free knitting pattern for Honeycomb Aran Sweater Dress

Honeycomb Aran Sweater Dress

Versatile dress by Patons can be worn as a tunic as well. Sizes from XS to 5XL.

Free knitting pattern for Brigitte Dress in drop stitch

Brigitte Dress

Drop stitch is drop dead gorgeous in this dress designed by Waejong Kim for Loopy Mango. Sized for S-XL in three lengths, this pattern is just two panels and is perfect for multi color yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Wrap Around Skirt

Wrap Around Skirt

Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits) designed this lace trimmed stockinette wrap skirt for Knit Picks. To fit 27 (34, 42, 47.5, 52)” waist measurement

Free Knitting Pattern for Eyelet Skirt

Eyelet Skirt

Laurel Murphy’s flowing lace skirt is perfect for layering over leggings. Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Free knitting pattern for Zig Zag Dress

© kristyglass

Zig Zag Dress

Irina Poludnenko designed this lace dress with a skirt that is knit in the round with chevron lace. Great for stash or multi-color yarn!

Free knitting pattern for Summer Getaway Sun Dress

Summer Getaway Sun Dress

Designed by Joan McGowan-Michael, the Summer Getaway Sundress features a knit lace top with instructions for sewing to a fabric skirt. Sizes 32 1/2-40″ bust

Free knitting pattern for Cabled Strapless Dress

Cabled Strapless Dress or Tunic

The Sexy Knitter designed this clever dress with elastic knit into the pattern and mock cable twisted stitches for the bodice. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Free knitting pattern for Umbrella Dress

Umbrella Dress

Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team, the body is comprised of 8 panels; 4 for the Front and 4 for the Back. Each sleeve is
comprised of 2 panels. The collar is knit separately in the round. Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Perfect for multi color yarn

Free knitting pattern for Little Flirt Skirt

© Faina Goberstein Photo courtesy of Martingale and Company, photographed by Brent Kane.

Little Flirt Skirt

Faina Goberstein designed this classic skirt with a pleated ruffle at the bottom Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X). The pattern is one of 28 in Faina’s book Casual, Elegant Knits: Classy Designs for Women and Men

Free knitting pattern for Playa Beach Cover Up Dress

Playa Beach

Allison O’Dell’s easy tunic / dress also works as a great beach cover up. S/M and M/L sizes.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Ilze Cable Dress

Ilze Cable Dress

Long-sleeved calf length dress in ribbing and cable. Sizes S/M and L/XL. Knit on size 10 needles

Knitting Pattern for Peridot Dress

Peridot Dress

This lace dress is one of the 23 patterns in Warm Weather Knits by Deborah Newton.

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Knitting pattern for Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

Dress or tunic in ribbon yarn in reverse stockinette with double draped neckline. Sizes: XS-XXL

Knitting pattern for Selva Skirt

Selva Skirt

Angela Hahn’s simple texture pattern, closely repeated, creates an effect of overlapping scales and a dense, elastic fabric. Sizes: 32 ½ (35, 37 ½, 40, 42 ½, 45, 47 ½, 50)” hip circumference; 26 (28 ½, 31, 33 ½, 36, 38 ½, 41, 43 ½)” waist circumference.

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Knitting pattern for Diamond Rib Dress

Diamond Rib Dress

Increases and decreases force single ribbing into textured diamonds, creating a slinky, elastic fabric that hugs and skims curves in Laura Zukaite’s dress or tunic. 26 3/4 (32, 37 1/4)” bust circumference. Originally published in Knit.Wear Spring 2013

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Knitting pattern for Chelsea Skirt

Chelsea Skirt

Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s skirt has a delicate lace border that peeks out from under the edge of the herringbone stitch pattern that looks like pleating. Sizes below waist circumference 32 (37 1/4, 42 1/2, 48)” Originally published in New England Knits

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Knitting pattern for Seashell Skirt

Seashell Skirt

This knit skirt is a sampler of garter, slipped, and stockinette stitches. Finished Size: 32 (35, 39¼, 42)” waist circumference

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Knitting pattern for New Girl Skirt

New Girl Skirt

Inspired by the style of Zooey Deschanel’s character Jess on New Girl. Circle skirt features an elastic band, pockets, stripes and daisy stitch. Finished Size 29 (31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 50) waist measurement.

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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