Garter Stitch Knitting Patterns
Garter stitch (knit every row) is the easiest stitch for knitters. Here are some stylish patterns for accessories, clothes, and decor that take garter stitch to a new level for new knitters or experienced knitters looking for a relaxing project.
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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.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Nora Gaughan designed this easy elegant garter stitch cardigan with shaping. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
This easy garter stitch throw is worked diagonally by adding stitches at the ends of rows. Knit it with multi-color yarn or with two different yarn strands held together in the pictured project for a striking effect. Original pattern is for a baby blanket. Pictured project by astroh74
This easy sweater designed by Amanda Keep Williams made entirely of knit stitches (garter stitch) and the only seaming is at the shoulders. Bust 32 (36-40-44-48-52)” in Pictured project by schmidtknits
Sideways Garter Vest
Designed by Purl Soho, this versatile vest / wrap is a rectangle of garter stitch with two well-placed slits for armholes, nothing could be simpler to make. Can be worn many different ways, with the collar up or down.
Tolt Folded Bag
Veronika Jobe created this clever pattern that creates a tote out of a folded rectangle of knitting. Handle is optional. Two versions are included for garter stitch and stockinette, but you can use any stitch you want. The pictured garter stitch version uses ribbon yarn.
Ten Stitch Zigzag Throw or Blanket
Frankie Brown designed this ingenious pattern is worked with garter stitch strips ten stitches wide that are joined as you knit so there is no seaming! You can also use this pattern for scarves.
Garter Stitch Triangle Shawl
Easy pattern suitable for beginners and perfect for multi-color yarn.
Grown-up Garter Booties
Maria Sus designed these garter-stitch slippers that are shaped with short rows. Great for multi-color yarn or stash-busting!
Gigi’s Garter Cowl
Cathy Payson’s design is easy enough for beginners and a quick knit in bulky yarn.
Kimberlees Korner’s easy shawl is knit in garter stitch. The pattern is an easy to remember 10 row repeat that increases the shawl size and creates the scalloped edges.
Designed by DROPS these baskets knit in garter stitch and shaped with short rows make perfect gifts or house decor. Height: approx. 10 cm / 4” Diameter: approx. 20 cm / 8”
Kerstin Michler designed this garter stitch multi-directional beanie that showcases variegated or self-striping yarn. Pictured project by YowlYY
Cozy hood is simple garter stitch rectangle cleverly folded and seamed.
Beth Richardson’s simple garter stitch shawl is easy enough for beginners and a great use for multi color yarn.
Great Garter Hat
Fast easy hat that’s perfect for beginners by Jodi Lewanda
A Very Simple Rug
Garter stitch rug approximate dimensions 36 inches by 22 inches designed by Dooley and Spud.
Patterns for Purchase
Relaxed fit cardigan worked in garter stitch. 2 front pockets. 3 sizes.
Hudson Valley Tunic
Garter stitch color blocks make this long sleeved pullover sweater stylish yet easy.
Hooded Wrap Cardigan
Versatile sweater pattern knit in easy garter stitch designed by Audrey Wilson.
This design by Hilary Smith Callis is a modern triangular wrap knit all in Garter Stitch with patterns and shaping that are easy to memorize, Because of the graphic intersection of the stripes, this will give you a different look each you wrap it.
Dolman Sleeved Cardigan
Easy sweater pattern knit in garter stitch as one piece in just 500 grams of Aran weight yarn. Just two side seams. Designed by Audrey Wilson.
Easy Slouchy Shrug
Can be worn two ways – with opening in front or back. Knit in garter stitch with multi-color yarn in modular pieces so the pattern is multi-directional. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
This easy short sleeved pullover top is knit in garter stitch with drop shoulders, requiring little shaping and construction. The yarn gives it texture and color.
Simply Sweet Shawl
This pretty little shawl features a pop of accent color separating the garter stitch body from the border. Little bow ties form the border into a scalloped edge with no tricky knitting required!
A very easy knitting pattern suitable for the new to knitting. Knit in chevron strips of Garter Stitch that are sewn together to finish the afghan
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!