Free beginner level knitting patterns for accessories, clothing, and more. Don't feel stuck just knitting scarves when you could knit these fun projects. All are knit flat with basic stitches. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 1/28/24
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Matching hat, fingerless mitts, and cowl knit flat in garter stitch is perfect for beginners or any level looking for an easy project. Worsted weight yarn. One Skein Garter Set designed by Amy Gunderson.
Seed Stitch Knot Bag
Easy bag with handles the slip through each other to close the purse. Knit flat in two pieces with 2 row repeat seed stitch. You will need to know basic stitches and be able to cast off in the middle of a row to create the handles. Suitable for beginners according to designer. Size Body of Bag (excluding straps) 8" [20.5 cm] tall x 10¾" [27.5 cm] wide. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat. A kit is also available.
This beginner level pattern can be worn many different ways as shrug, cardigan, top, and, of course, a scarf. It's knit flat like a scarf and then seamed to form sleeves. 3 Sizes. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
Easy Meditation Scoop Sweater
Beginner friendly cocoon cardigan is knit flat in garter stitch in one piece and seamed. 6 Sizes S - XXXL. Designed by Brome Fields Super Bulky weight yarn on size 15 needles.
Easy beginner friendly poncho is knit flat in two garter stitch rectangles, seamed, and then decorated with tassels. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
Fern Green Hat
This slouchy hat by Lion Brand couldn’t be cuter or simpler — garter stitch that is knit flat and then seamed.
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Easy Fingerless Mitts
Beginner level mitts are knit flat on 2 straight needles and seamed. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Many, in fact, said that this was their first knitting project. Designed by Roxanne Richardson. Uses 1 skein 80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m) of Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by chinarose82
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Ribbed Flat Socks
Ribbed tube socks knitted flat on two straight needles or one circular needle. Designer says it is suitable for beginners. Uses one skein 104 - 109 yards (95 - 100 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Annanitato Lolo of Crazy Hands. Video tutorial included with pattern. Web versions is free
Easy Relaxed Marled Cardigan
Knit flat in one rectangle and then folded and seamed to create a cozy cocoon sweater. Beginner friendly. Designed by Jessica from Mama in a Stitch. 2 sizes. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.
Garter Stitch Mitts With Strap
Pluviôse is an easy fingerless mitt pattern knit flat in garter stitch on straight needles. The simple pattern is dressed up with a garter stitch tab and embellished with your prettiest buttons. Designed by Solenn Couix-Loarer who says the pattern is great for beginners. Great for multi-color yarn. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Available in English and French. Pictured project by Mamaloftin
Easy Introspection Shrug
The lovely drape of this cardigan is created by knitting on large needles. Knit flat in one piece in stockinette and seamed. 12 sizes. Designed by Brome Fields who says it is suitable for beginners and that it took 9-12 hours to knit. Worsted weight yarn on size 15 needles.
Easy Aerosol Poncho
Color block poncho knit in 2 pieces in garter stitch. Suitable even for complete beginners! Designed by Beata Jezek.
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Easy Loveliness Cardigan
Cocoon cardigan knit flat in the Purse Stitch. Suitable for a beginner according to the designer. 12 sizes. Approximately 600 Yards of a Super Bulky Yarn. Designed by Brome Fields who allows you to sell finished sweaters from this pattern.
Easy Oversized Scoop Sweater
Cocoon cardigan knits up in about 14-18 hours according to the designer. Difficulty level: Super easy, beginner. 4 women's sizes: S, M, L & XL. Knit flat and seamed in super bulky yarn. Designed by Jennifer Thompson who allows you to sell finished sweaters from this pattern.