Free knitting patterns for home decor using one skein or less of yarn. Updated 7/10/23
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Aran Sweater Tea Cozy
It's a sweater for your teapot! Practice your cables on this cardigan cozy which cleverly uses the neck and armholes for the handle and spout. Uses one skein 208 yards (190 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
This basket is super fast and easy to make. Uses one skein 50 - 100 yards (46 - 91 m) of Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by JaNae Yagi for Smitten Knittens.
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- Get the recommended Bernat Blanket yarn at Joann
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Braided Cable Bottle Cozy
Sleeve koozy to keep your bottle insulated or simply give it style. 2 sizes to fit a small bottle or a standard wine bottle. Height can be adjusted to fit other bottles as well. Uses one skein 60 - 120 yards (55 - 110 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Prem Knits.
Blissful Water Bottle Slin
Lace water bottle carrier knit with a 6 round repeat. 2 Size: 16.9oz water bottle & 24oz Hydro Flask. Uses one skein 50 - 60 yards (46 - 55 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Brome Fields. Web version is free.
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version
- Buy the pdf
- Get Hydro Flasks at Amazon
- Get the recommended Knit Picks Dishie yarn at Amazon
Curved pillow that can be customized to fit any neck. Uses one skein 100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by J.G. Miller.
Easy Toaster Cozy Cover
Easy cover for your toaster looks like a loaf of bread and is knit in garter stitch. I think it might be fun to knit the side pieces in white and the top in brown if you wanted to do a fun visual joke on the bread shape. Uses one skein 200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Anna Murray.
Hanging Supplies Pouch
Removable storage pouch designed to conveniently hang off the end of a folding tray table. You can put items in such as knitting and crafting tools, and/or you can hang or “pin” things through it or on it, leaving the top of the table clear for other items. Slip the pouch on and off the table as needed - it is portable. Uses one ball of the recommended Aran weight yarn. Designed by Donna Norton.
Easy armchair caddy with pockts for remotes, knitting tools, slippers and more. Place it over the armrest and tuck it into the seat cushion and it’s ready to use. Or it could be tucked under the side of a mattress. Can be made in about 20 hours. It will help to protect the chair fabric. Uses one ball of the recommended Aran weight yarn. Designed by Donna Norton.
Tissue box cover to cover cube style boxes to match your decor and add your own style. Uses less than one ball 70 - 80 yards (64 - 73 m) of the Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Weasies Works.
Easy, ribbed, reusable cover for your swiffer or other duster. Uses one ball of the recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lily / Sugar'n Cream. Pictured project by JecDesigns
Cabled Jar Cozies
Dress up a gift or a candle or home storage with these easy cabled covers in two sizes for large and small jars. Uses one ball of the recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Brenda Bourg for Red Heart.
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Wash Your Hands Bottle Cozy
Dress up your soap and sanitizer bottles with this lace cozy knit with an 8 round repeat. Sizes 8 ounce or 237 millilitre bottle: 5 inches or 12.5 centimetres tall. 34 ounce or 1 litre bottle: 7 inches or 17.5 centimetres tall but easily customizable to other sizes. Uses less than one skein worsted or aran weight yarn. Designed by Nicky Jensen. Great for gift basket as well as stash busting. May only be free for a limited time.
Cabled hot water bottle cozy knit with one skein of the recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sung Hee Park. May only be free for a limited time.
Lace knit doily knit with one skein of thread. Size Diameter: Doily measures 8” across. Designed by Mary Maxim. May only be free for a limited time.
Cell Phone Resting Place
This easy pattern creates an angled rest for your mobile phone so you can keep an eye on it hands free. Great for Face Time, or if you’re watching video while you’re knitting, or reading a digital pattern. Great gift and stash buster! Uses one skein of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Sahrit Freud-Weinstein for Red Heart.
Fancy Mug Cozy
Elegant lace mug cozy fastened with a button. Finished Size: 4” wide and 9” around or desired length. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Uses one skein 97 yards (89 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kirsten Hipsky
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- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Valley Yarns Valley Superwash yarn at Amazon
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Pinwheel Knit Doily
Lace knit doily knit with one skein of thread. Size Diameter: 17" after blocking. Designed by Nazanin S. Fard for Mary Maxim. May only be free for a limited time.
Lattice Cable Cozy and 4 other Plant Cozies
5 different patterns for covers for plant containers including a Lattice Cable design in a 6 row repeat. The other plant cozy patterns include: Jute, Herringbone, Garter Stitch, Stockinette. Designed by Brome Fields. The designs use from 60 - 140 yards (55 - 128 m) of worsted weight yarn and take from 3 to 10 hours to knit. Sizes: 4″ or 5” diameter container depending on pattern. The designer even includes planting notes. Web version is free. PDF can be purchased
- Get the free Lattice knitting pattern - web version
- Get the other free plant cozy patterns - web versions
- See the PDF patterns on Etsy
Cabled Plant Hanger
Easy decorative plant holder with cables. Uses one skein 100 - 180 yards (91 - 165 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Hester Smith. May only be free for a limited time.
Square Basket in 2 sizes
Baskets for storage, decoration, or to hide plant pots knit in the round with slipped stitch edges. 2 sizes Height: 4.7 (5.5) inches (12 (14) cm). Uses 1 skein of the recommended Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii.
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One Skein Rug
Art Fiend’s shoe rug features interesting cable and textures and is great for stashbusting. Other Ravelrers have added fringe or used this pattern for table runners and other projects. Used one skein 364 yards (333 m) of bulk Worsted weight yarn.
Hanging Storage Bag
Originally designed to hold clothespins while hanging on a line or hanger, this cabled bag could easily be adapted for other uses where you want a hanging tote bag. I thought it might be useful to hang on a walker for example. About 12” x 12” (30cm x 30cm). Uses one skein 180 yards (165 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Catherine Marcoux
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- Get the recommended Red Heart Comfort yarn at Amazon
Easy Coffee Press and Mug Cozies
Knit flat with a 4-row repeat cable design, these wraps will keep your coffee warm and cozy. Designed by Caron Design Team. Aran weight yarn. Pictured in a color perfect for Pumpkin Spice season!
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One-Skein Wonders® 101 Knitting Projects
The first book in the series. 101 charming designs that use just a single skein of yarn, Judith Durant shows you how to turn these extra bits of fiber into stylish hats, mittens, scarves, and tea cozies. Covering a wide range of tastes and styles, this collection will inspire you to dig out your orphan yarn and get stitching.
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- Or get the book at Alibris
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Oak and Elm Mug Cozies
A duo of buttoned cup sleeves featuring leaf motifs knit in lace textures. Designed by Martha Johnson. Worsted weight yarn.
This friendly helper with pompom hair fits over the end of your broom so you can use it to dust tight corners the broom can't get to. Uses just 10 - 12 yards (9 - 11 m) of Worsted yarn so it's perfect for leftover or scrap yarn. Great quick gift. Designed by Frugal Knitting Haus.
8 Cup Cuddler Cozies Sets
Two different sets of 8 different Cup Cuddler patterns. Set 1 at top from left to right starting with the one on the cup in the picture, including: Lattice, Jamocha, Traveling Vine “Citrus Mint”, Bamboo “Chai”, Goji, Bitty Braids “Clover”, Verona, and Herringbone. Set 2 at bottom from left to right starting with the one on the cup in the picture, including: “Oasis” Butterfly, “Yukon” Tunisian, “Kitamu” Pearl Brioche, Sumatra, Flora, “Chiapas” Spiral, Estima, and African Solstace.
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- See more pics and get SET 2 knitting patterns on Etsy
That's a Wrap Picnic Set
Reusable picnic silverware holder! Each takes just one skein of DK yarn. Designed by Melissa Metzbower.
The unique cabled letters spell out “coffee” and “tea” in cursive in these statement cup cosies. Knit with 50 (55) yds sport-weight yarn. Fastened with ties to adapt to different sized mugs,
Belle of the Ball Hanging Towel Knitting Pattern
Hanging reversible towel resembles a pinafore dress with a gently scalloped edge. The button tabs crisscross to look like dress straps and hang evenly on a variety of handles, hooks, and knobs. Finished size 13in/33cm high x 13in/33cm wide (widest point). Sport weight yarn. Designed by JeanAnnDesigns