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Botanical Knitting Patterns

by | Feb 18, 2016 | Featured

Knitting patterns inspired by plants, leaves, gardens, and botanical motifs. Most patterns are free.

Need a refresher course on spring? Take a look at these knitting patterns inspired by plants, gardens, and other botanical motifs.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to the pattern.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free knitting pattern for Digitalis cape poncho with all over lace pattern

Digitalis Cape

Designed by Luise Bjerre, this lace cape or poncho drapes beautifully. S (M) L (XL)

Free knitting pattern for Gingko Crescent Shawl

Gingko Crescent Shawl

Designed by Jade Keaney, this shawlette has a lace border inspired by gingko leaves.

Luscious Leaves Coat Free Knitting Pattern

Luscious Leaves Coat

Susan Bonell designed this leaf lace motif coat for Cascade Yarns.

Free knitting pattern for leaf pattern beanie hat and more beanie knitting patterns


Designed by Mandy Powers, this hat with leaf colorwork has a braided rim.

Purse With Leaves by Kristiina Temin Free Knitting Pattern | Bag, Purse, and Tote Free Knitting Patterns at

Purse With Leaves

This unique purse knit in the round was designed by Kristiina Temin.

Garden View Shawlette

Tracy Withanee designed this wrap with a leaf lace border.

Free knitting patterns for Bouquet of 4 Headbands and more headband knitting patterns

Free knitting patterns for Bouquet of 4 Headbands and more headband knitting patterns

Bouquet of Headbands

Tanis Gray’s collection of 4 headband patterns feature leaf motifs and flower lace and are tied in the back.

Mallow Lace Cardigan Free Knitting pattern and more cardigan knitting patterns

Mallow Cardigan

Elegant and graceful, this cardigan designed by Berroco features a stunning floral lace back and edging. Sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X.

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Frozen Ivy Poncho Free Knitting Pattern and more free poncho knitting patterns

Frozen Ivy Poncho

Leaf lace motif and cables adorn this cozy poncho from DROPS Design. Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL 

Free knitting for leaves about 5 inch in worsted yarn


This design by cyntergomes is a great use for leftover yarn. The veined leaves that resemble elm leaves knit up to 5 inches in worsted weight yarn.

Knitted Purse with Leaves and Bobbles Free Knitting Pattern | Bag, Purse, and Tote Free Knitting Patterns at

Knitted Purse with Leaves and Bobbles

A floral design adorns this purse by Irina Raitcis.

Vite Cowl Free Knitting Pattern with leaf pattern and more free cowl knitting patterns at

Vite Cowl

Designed by Kristi Johnson, this is a one-skein project knit in super bulky yarn. The leaf lacy motif reflects the name Vite (grapevine in Italian).

Column of Leaves Lace Scarf Free Knitting Pattern and more lacy scarf knitting patterns


Column of Leaves Lace Scarf

Brooke Nelson designed this versatile scarf pattern for worsted weight yarn, on size 7 needles, but it can be knit on any yarn and needles you want. This pattern is very easy to memorize after a few repeats, making for quick and fun work.

Free knitting pattern for Spring Leaves Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Spring Leaves Vest

Designed by Michael del Vecchio for Universal Yarns, this vest features a leaf lace border. Vest is sized to fit Women’s Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Perennial Hat beanie with leaf motif

Perennial Hat

This hat captures the beauty of new spring growth with a sprouting plant motif growing up one side. The pattern includes written and charted instructions.

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Knitting pattern for Leaf Cuddler cup cozy

Leaf Cuddler

This quick knit “Cup Cuddler” cup cozy is a series of connected meandering leaves.

Knitting pattern for Leaf Corner Bookmarkes - 4 different designs

Leaf Corner Bookmark (4 Designs)

The corner bookmark is a spin-off of the traditional bookmark only instead of slipping it into the book it hugs the pages. You will receive all 4 different leaf patterns.

Knitting patterns for Autumn Leaves for coasters and decorations

Autumn Leaves

Great stash busting pattern that can be a knitted leaf coaster, bunting, or waldorf nature table. Finished Measurements: 4″ x 6″ {10cm x 15cm}

Knitting pattern for Chapa Leaf Pillow

Chapa Leaf Pillow Kit – Only $19.99

This kit includes Berroco’s Comfort Home pattern booklet, which includes the Chapa pillows pattern as well as eight additional patterns for home decor projects, and ten balls of Comfort DK nylon-acrylic yarn to make one 26″ x 16″ pillow in the colors shown.

Knitting pattern for October Scarf with leaf motif

October Scarf

This scarf with a leaf motif is perfect for multi colored yarn.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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