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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Needle Sleeves with Size Bobbles

Needle Sleeves with Size Coding

These clever needle organizing sleeves corral your loose dpns and straight needles and indicate the needle size through bobbles, eyelet or beads, or simply through yarn color. Designed by Elizabeth Pierre. Great use for scrap yarn!

Free Knitting for Knitting Organizer

Free Knitting for Knitting Organizer

Knitting Organizer

This Knit Organised organizer opens up like a book for easy access to knitting tools. On one side there is a row of deep pockets for crochet hooks, cable needles, pens, etc. On the other side is a place for scissors, darning needles and pins. Tucked in the middle is a loop to hang other accessories such stitch markers, etc. Designed by Claire Sears

Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Cake Holder

Home for the Cake

This yarn cozy holder was designed to hold yarn cakes and keep them tidy. The center pull goes through a little hole in the strap that holds the cake down. Perfect for on the go projects! Designed by Mareike Meyer

Free knitting pattern for Knitting Tote and more knitting patterns for knitters

Knitting Tote

Donna Yacino designed this tote for Berroco. Approximately 15” wide x 11” high

Free knitting pattern for Knitting Needle Holder and more knitting patterns for crafters

Kable Knitting Needle Holder

Berroco designed this clever felted needle holder with cables to keep your needles organized and snug.

Free knitting pattern for finger cuff needle holder

Nadel Parkplatz

Berta Carolinedesigned this simple finger cuff with a cable to park your cable needle or other needles to keep them close at hand – literally – while you’re knitting. Pictured project © whitehologram

Free knitting pattern for Yarn Skein Sleeve Cozy

Yarn Ball Cozy

Keep your yarn balls and skeins tidy and prevent unraveling with this yarn sleeve tube by Kerstin Geiger. Great stashbuster!

Free Knitting pattern for double pointed needle roll

© laars

DPN Needle Roll

Catherine Ward’s simple clever design holds double pointed needles in place with strategically placed rows of purl stitches. Be sure to check out the projects for customization ideas. Other knitters have added fabric backing or borders and different closures. On knitter adapted it for circular needles. Pictured project by laars.

Free knitting pattern for Case in Point double pointed needle holder

Case in Point DPN Pockets

Kristin Briney’s holder for double pointed needles uses pockets to organize your dpns. Be sure to check out the projects for customization ideas. Pictured project by digibron.

Free knitting pattern for knitting or crochet supplies holder

Shetland Stripes Knitting Kit

Get four patterns in one pattern by the amazing Frankie Brown. There’s a crochet hook roll, a bank card case, a wallet for a notebook and pen and a knitting kit, all featuring special pockets and fastenings.

Free knitting pattern for Jaywalker Wrist Yarn Holder

Jaywalker Wrist Yarn Holder

Tandy Imhoff designed this bag to keep your yarn tidy and clean when you’re on the go. It also features a reinforced hole in the bottom for convenient double stranding.

Free knitting pattern for Needle Tarte

Needle Tarte

This pattern is in German but I love this idea. Looking at the pattern and Google translate, it looks pretty simple. Knit a multi-colored strip. Then fold in half horizontally and the roll up to form the spiral and seam.

Free knitting pattern for Tape Measure Cover

Tape Measure Cozy

Frankie Brown’s tape measure cover is a quick project that’s easy and fun to customize. Be sure to check out the projects at the pattern page for customization ideas. The Penguin cover customization is © Adzriel. The Mouse cover customization is © Astegal

Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Hammock

Yarn Hammock

I love this clever storage idea for your stash that you can knit yourself. The original pattern is for a bath toy hammock by Sarah K. Pictured project by vanessabeingmanny who adapted it for a yarn stash.

Free knitting pattern for Cactus Pin cushions

Cactus Pincushions

Lucille Randall designed these three miniature cacti that make perfect pin cushions. Add a few crochet or knit blossoms and put in tiny pots and you have perfect gifts.

Free knitting pattern for Circular Needle Organizer

We Love Noro Simple Garter Stitch Needleholder

Annette Maass designed this quick easy one skein project for a felted needleholder.

Free knitting pattern for Voodoo Doll pincushion

Voodoo Doll Pincushion

Alison Hogg of Crazy Dazy designed this cute pincushion for personal use.

Free knitting pattern for Circularity circular needle holder

Circularity Circular Needle Organizer

Lorie Klahn’s ingenious design for a hanging needle organizer uses vertical cables to hold your needles and organize them by length. Needle sizes are indicated by different color horizontal stripes. There is even a pocket for a needle gauge at the top left and a length gauge in the lower right. Lorie embroidered the numbers but you can also use number charms for labels.

knitting idea for Swatch Necklace

Swatch Necklace

Look closely at this pic for a great gift idea of a knitter! dagmar.li1275397 created a necklace using a swatch that looks like it is still attached to knitting needles, adorned with decorative beads. She actually used bamboo picks and nylon cord. Brilliant idea for knitter jewelry!

Free knitting pattern for Converse Shoe Pincushion and more knitting patterns for knitters

Converse Pincushion

MadMonkeyKnits created this cute crafting design that’s a quick gift for crafters — she says it only took her an hour to knit. Worked flat and knit entirely in one piece. Great stash buster!

Free knitting pattern for Needle Quiver Knit while you walk! Free knitting pattern for Needle and Knitting Quiver - Pallas Hubler designed this quiver that holds straight knitting needles. Put a ball of yarn in the pocket and the adjustable strap over your shoulder and you can knit while you walk. There is an opening the length of the quiver with a velcro closure for easy access to the needles. When pulled tightly closed, the needles are held snugly in place. Even when the quiver is turned upside down, the needles do not fall out.

Needle Quiver

Knit while you walk! Pallas Hubler designed this quiver that holds straight knitting needles. Put a ball of yarn in the pocket and the adjustable strap over your shoulder and you can knit while you walk. There is an opening the length of the quiver with a velcro closure for easy access to the needles. When pulled tightly closed, the needles are held snugly in place. Even when the quiver is turned upside down, the needles do not fall out.

Knucks free knitting pattern for fingerless mitts / gloves and more free knitting patterns for fingerless mitts at http://intheloopknitting.com/fingerless-mitts-and-gloves-knitting-patterns/

Knucks

It’s difficult to type this when I’m laughing so hard! Instead of tatooing your knuckles, try this pattern by Pamela Grossman for fingerless gloves and embroider your favorite eight letters on the knuckles. Knit from the knuckles up.

Free knitting pattern for Fiber Helper Wrist Distaff

Fiber Helper / Wrist Distaff

Crystal Calhoun designed this knitted tool for spinners. Although, looking at it, I wonder if it might also be a handy portable way to carry yarn if you wrapped your ball around it.

Free knitting pattern for K1 P1 Toque hat with pompom

K1 P1 Toque

Patons created this hat that’s perfect for knitters.

Free knitting pattern for Slip Stitch Knitting Bag

Slip Stitch Knitting Bag

Sabine Wosmann’s colorwork design looks like intarsia, but uses only 1 color per row!

Free knitting pattern for Mrs. Carter's Needleholders

Mrs. Carter’s Needleholders

Penelope Stitchworthy provides instructions for felted and non-felted versions. Great stash buster!

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Fairy Tale House Needle or Pencil Case

Fairy Tale House Case

This roll up case is perfect for knitting needles or color pencils and looks like an enchanted cottage. House height is about 31 cm /12.2 inches/.

Knitting Pattern for Upstairs Needlecraft Bag

Upstairs Needlecraft Bag

Knit the perfect “keeper” of you other crafts tools (great for needlework and sewing essentials). With well-structured base and decorative edge you won’t misplace this pretty bag. Finished Size: About 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter, closed. Originally published in Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits 2014

Knitting pattern for chair cushion with storage for knitting or crafts

Striped Cushion With Craft Storage

What a brilliant idea!  A chair cushion with pockets for your knitting or other crafting. Take one wherever you go!

Knitting pattern for circular needle holder

Circular Needle Holder

Kristin Omdahl designed this ingenious organizer for your circular needles that uses simple stitches, bulky yarn, a handy hanging loop and number charms to label the sizes. 8″ long and 9″ wide. Originally published in Interweave Knits Weekend 2011

Knitting pattern for Rowena Rabbit pincushion

Rowena Rabbit Pincushion

Cute bunny pincushion sewing companion. She will hold your needles and pins, secure scissors under her arm, and keep your thimble inside her tiny basket. SIZE: Height is 18 cm (7 in) to tips of ears. Base has 10 cm (4 in) diameter.

Knitting pattern for Voodoo Doll Pincushion

Voodoo Doll Pincushion

The finished doll is approximately 18cm tall (12cm when sitting).

Knitting pattern for Mousey Pin Cushion

Mousey Pin Cushion

Phoeny designed this pin cushion 5 inches wide by 3 inches deep.

Knitting pattern for Finger Guard

Finger Guard

Knit longer in comfort! This ingenious ribbed guard fits comfortably on your finger to protect from yarn rubbing when you’re knitting for long hours.

Knitting pattern for Toadstool Pin Cushion with Fairy

Toadstool Pincushion and Fairy

SIZE – Toadstool pincushion 10cm (4in). Fairy 9cm (3½ in). Can be used for pins and needles or as a tiny toy.

Free knitting pattern for Bambi Pin cushion

Bambi Pin Cushion

Bambi is 1.96 inches – 5 cm from the head to the end of the tail. Forest Green Pincushion Pillow 3.4 inches- 8 cm. (length) x 2.75 inches-7cm. (width). Would also make a great teeny toy!

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