Craft Tool Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Voodoo Doll Pincushion
Alison Hogg of Crazy Dazy designed this cute pincushion for personal use.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Carter’s Needleholders
Penelope Stitchworthy provides instructions for felted and non-felted versions. Great stash buster!
Patterns for Purchase
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
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
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.
Voodoo Doll Pincushion
The finished doll is approximately 18cm tall (12cm when sitting).
Mousey Pin Cushion
Phoeny designed this pin cushion 5 inches wide by 3 inches deep.
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.
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!