Games Knitting Patterns
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
Chess and Checkers
Clare Scope-Farrell designed these boards and game pieces.
Nancy Anderson has created a knit version of the popular carnival game. Fish have a magnet inside so they can be caught by the magnet inside the worm that dangles from a dowel covered with a knit tube. Easy, fast project perfect for stash-busting.
Felted Skipping Rope
Lori Campbell designed a knit i-cord version of the traditional jump rope. Hers is made of felted wool to make it sturdy and durable, but you can also use other sturdy materials like hemp or plarn. You might consider slipping in a weight like a fishing lure or bearing at the halfway point for easier use. And you can substitute wooden dowels for the yarn handles if you prefer.
Wendy Wonnacott designed this knit version of the ancient but still popular game. Players take turns moving their beads around the board, whoever has the most beads in their big bowls when all of the little bowls have been emptied wins!
Corral your playing or collectible cards in this deck holder by Samiha Qureshi. Roomy enough for two decks of regular playing cards. Perfect for Uno, Magic The Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh, or regular playing cards. Great stash buster or quick gift. Add an optional strap for easy carrying. Pictured project by scrappygurl
Cup and Birdie Game
Jean Greenhowe has given the traditional cup and ball game an adorable upgrade. Just as in the beloved toy, the object is to hold the cup in one hand while tossing the Birdie and trying to catch it in the cup.
Brittany Wilson designed this soft stuffed puzzle that’s perfect for little ones. They can play with them and even throw them without causing damage of traditional wooden puzzles.
Amish Puzzle Ball
Dedri Uys’ Puzzle Ball comes apart into 3 segments that can be re-assembled to form a ball. The soft chunky design is perfect for little hands. Dedri also has a crochet version on her site.
Game On Checkerboard Afghan
Tagil Perlmutter designed this blanket that doubles as a game board. The checkers are crocheted.
Claudia Purgason created this fun stashbuster. Just knit and felt a colorful rectangle with leftover yarn and use her pattern to cut out puzzle pieces. Great gift and soft enough for little hands.
Patterns for Purchase
Bowling Pins and Ball
Emily Ivey designed these softie bowling toys that are perfect for children to play with or as gifts for your favorite bowler. Pattern is only$1.
The Octopush / Octocube is a puzzle toy is made up from eight cubes joined in a special way so that you can fold and unfold the large cube continuously to reveal several different faces. Pattern includes instructions for knitted, crocheted, canvas, paper, wood, and net versions. Pictured project by bamboonumber1
The Soma Cube is a puzzle toy of seven different pieces that can be assembled to form a 3 x 3 x 3 cube. There are 240 possible solutions. The pieces are all different and are made with the minimum of sewing (One corner in most shapes).
This afghan pattern is based on a maze that used to exist at Chevening, Kent, England.
Wedges are created with short rows and a slip of the needle. approximate size: 26″ x 30″
Terry 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, intheloopknitting.com. 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!