Hugs and Kisses Knitting Patterns
These knitting projects create a secret code for those you love – an XOXO pattern symbolizing hugs and kisses. Great for babies, weddings, Valentine’s Day, and any time you want to show you care.
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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
Hugs and Kisses On the Go Cup Cozy
This cup cozy pattern combines an XOXO cable and a right and a left four stitch cable. This pattern would also make a lovely head band. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Heidi Sharp Designs
Hat with hugs and kisses cable design. Sport weight yarn. 2 sizes. Designed by Gretchen Tracy
Hugs and Kisses Socks
These Love and Liquor socks are named for XOXO cable design (“Love”) and the chartreuse color (“Liquor”). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by General Hogbuffer
Scarf with a XOXO hugs and kisses cable design. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Adrian Bizilia of Hello Yarn who says this is a great beginner cable pattern. Pictured project by Monica-K
Love Me Forever Mitts
Fingerless wristwarmer with a XOXO hugs and kisses cable design. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Gecika Knits.
Hugs and Kisses Baby Bolero
X and O cables embellish the long sleeves of this baby shrug. Sizes Newborn, 3M, 6M, 9M, 12M, 18M. Designed by Rachel Dickman
Child’s Cable Pullover
Long-sleeved sweater with shawl collar and center cable panel with XOXO pattern. Sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Woeger
Hugs and Kisses Aran Cardigan
This cardigan features xo (hugs and kisses) cable patterns on the sleeves and sides and a twining cable pattern in front. Red Heart calls this Waiting for Santa Cardigan, but I think that’s too limiting for this cute sweater. Sizes from 2-10 years.
Hugs and Kisses Baby Pants
Juju is a pair of seamless cabled trousers for babies and toddler with a XOXO hugs and kisses cable design. DK weight yarn. Designed by Kendra Nitta for Knitty, Sizes 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo. Pictured projects by jjongsma and jodilorrie
Raglan Aran Pullover
Long-sleeved sweater with Celtic style cables framed with cable XOXOs. Neckline options include crew neck, v neck and collar with buttons. Adult and child sizes from 61/66cm (24/26″) to 112/117cm (44/46″) chest. Designed by Sirdar
Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket
Easy Baby Blanket by Jennifer Coleman features XOXO blocks formed with eyelets. Pictured project by knitlynn
Patterns for Purchase
Love Me Cardigan
Sweater for little ones with xoxo hugs and kisses cable design along the front edge and down the back. Sizing: 2, 4, 6 years. Worsted yarn. Designed by Helene Yates. Pictured project by loudot
Hugs & Kisses Baby/Child Legwarmers
Legwarmers for little ones with xoxo cable design up the sides. Sizing: 0-6 mo, (6-12 mo, 12-24 mo, 3T/4T). DK yarn. Designed by Mulberry Fibers. Great baby shower gift!
Hugs, Kisses & Cables Blanket
Afghan with various cable sections including xoxo cables. SIZE: approx 54 inches x 69 inches. Bulky yarn. Designed by Rachael Rabbit
XOXO Cushion Cover
Pillow with hugs and kisses cables flanked by ‘wave of honey’ cables. Size: To fit 40cm (16″) cushion insert.. Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Rebecca’s Room
Hugs and Kisses Cable Wrap
Shawl or scarf with XOXO cables. Size: 55 x 14″ (140 x 35.5 cm), though you can easily make it as long or short as you’d like. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by ShiriDesigns
XOXO Cable Chunky Boot Cuff
Quick boot toppers use just 100 yards of bulky yarn and feature cables in hug and kisses symbols. 2 sizes. Designed by Kirsten Apgar
Pullover poncho with sleeves and hugs and kisses cables. Options for turtle neck or buttoned open turtle neck. Knitted with Bulky yarn in one piece. Sizes: Sm (Petite), Med, Lg (Tall). Designed by Olga Lambert
Hugs & Cables Wrap
This luxurious piece contains generous built-in pockets and a collar, knit in moss stitch and cables with DK yarn in one seamless piece.
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!