Free Knitting Patterns for clothes and accessories with flower motifs in lace, texture, and cables. Updated 4/5/23.
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Cropped sweater with trellis cable panel framed by bobble flowers. Finished Bust: 32[36, 40, 42.25, 46.25, 48.5, 52.5, 56.5, 58.5] inches Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emily Nora O'Neil for Knitty.
Bisbee Flower Shawl
Triangular shawl with a bobble and lace flower in a lace diamond. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Brenda York for Berroco.
Ivy Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts with ivy vines in cables, lace, and bobbles. 3 Sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Sarah V. Miller.
Te Manawakura Shawl
Asymmetrical triangular shawl with alternating bands of garter stitch and lace. The lace bands are textured with cables that form large floral motifs. Bobbles between blooms are like buds just waiting to flourish. Te Manawakura means The Muse in Te reo Maori. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Francoise Danoy.
Blooming Hanging Towel
Kitchen towel with floral motifs and hanger tab. Options for one or two florals. Designed by Lynn Manning. Worsted weight yarn.
Sleeveless top with eyelet lace tulips at the hem. Sizes S (M, L, XL) Designed by Brooke Nico for Cascade Yarns. Sport weight yarn.
Gather Ye Rosebuds Mitts
Fingerless mitts with lace and bobble flowers. Sizes small, medium and large Designed by Karen Strauss. DK weight yarn.
Begonia Swirl Shawl
This stunning lace swirl shawl by Carfield Ma leaves me practically speechless. The pictured project is by jane510.
Tulip and Plum Lotus Cloths or Afghan Blocks
Flower motif dish cloths or afghan blocks featuring tulip or lotus flowers. Designed by Jenny Williams and Kalurah Hudson for Knit Picks.
- Get the free Spring Tulip Dishcloth knitting pattern
- Get the free Plum Lotus Dishcloth knitting pattern
- See more Flower Dish Cloth Knitting Patterns
This hat features two knit flowers created with cabled leaves and bobble blossoms. Designed by Tanis Gray. Pictured project by tkuksha. Aran weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Bias knit block with bobble and lace flower. Designed by Steffi Storch. Sport weight yarn. Available in English and Italian.
- Get the free knitting pattern. English instructions and chart on Ravelry page. Link on Ravelry to web page no longer works, though.
Trailing Vines Cardigan
Cardigan sweater with three-quarter sleeves and cable vines along the front with bobble blossoms or berries. Sizes S (M, L, XL, 2X) Designed by Edie Eckman for Cascade Yarns. Worsted weight yarn.
This pullover tee top with three-quarter sleeves features a beautiful floral motif along the hem and eyelets along the edges. Sizes Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X) Designed by Amy Gunderson. Sport weight yarn.
Pullover for babies and children with a bobble and lace flower motif and lace hem and sleeves. Sizes 6-12 mths, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Zoë Mellor. Pictured projects by Violiknit and designer
- Get the pattern. Note that original Rowan source is unavailable. This is a link to another site that offers it fro free but you have to add to cart and check out without payment.
- See the Ravelry page (no link to pattern)
This bookmark features a flower motif created with 1/1 cables (right side only), twisted stitches (both knit and purl), yarn overs and various decreases. Designed by Jessica Wirthig
Moonflower Lace Bookmark
Lace bookmark is a great use for leftover gradient fingering weight yarn. Uses just 23 yards (21 m). Designed by Leigh Myers.
Golden Orchids Shawl
Lace semi-circular shawl knitted from the center of neck outwards with a border of blooming orchids specially designed for this project. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Aino Haikala.
This pullover top features simple cap sleeves and a plain stockinette front, while the back features an almost full-body lace pattern. Sizes Bust—38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)" Designed by Amy Palmer for Berroco
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Berroco Modern Cotton DK yarn on Amazon
A Day in the Park Backpack
Drawstring backpack tote with bobble flowers and lace. Designed by Karen Fournier. Pictured project by Cardabelle
Nature Vivante Cowl
Flowers bloom in lace and twisted stitches in this one skein cowl knit in the round. Uses less than a skein - 240 - 320 yards (219 - 293 m) - of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Kadri's Stitches. Pictured projects by the designer and jstdt3t. Available in English and German.
A sprig of bobble blossoms or berries adorns this beanie with slouchy and fitted options. DK weight yarn. Designed by Marika Lepistö. Pictured projects by knittintin and darsi. Available in English and Finnish.
Flower Fingerless Mitts
These Silver Brunia fingerless gloves feature a flowering plant with bobble blossoms, lace leaves, and twisted stitch roots. DK yarn. Designed by Ieva Šimkutė-Pilelė. Pictured projects by the designer and sketeryte
Crescent shaped shawl with dainty lace lilies, winding ivy cable and leaf lace, and short row shaping. Designed by Karen Fournier. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by the designer and Robebe.
Patterns for Purchase
Cardigan and Hat Sirdar 4785
No longer free. Baby and child sized hat and matching cardigan with bobble and lace flowers. Sizes Age 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 2-3 Years, 4-5 Years, 6-7 Years. Designed by Sirdar. DK weight yarn. Yarn also available on pattern page.
Tee top features a wonderful textured tulip motif (“Tulpe” means tulip in German) combined with ribbing and stockinette stitch to create a modern and feminine item for everyday wear. Sport weight yarn. Size Fits bust sizes: 31 1/2" (33 1/2", 35 1/2", 39 1/2", 43 1/4") (47 1/4", 53 1/4", 57", 61"). Designed by Lisa Hannes.
Sunflower Field Blanket
Afghan designed with floral lace motifs on either side and bottom edge, and cable center pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Size 143 x 200 cm (56 ¼ x 78 ¾ ins). Designed by Loose Loop Patterns.
Holland Tulips Blanket
Afghan designed with with lace tulip floral motifs on cable stems. Super Bulky weight yarn. Size 137 x 185 cm (54 x 73 ins). Designed by Loose Loop Patterns.
Wool Blossoms Sweater
Pullover sweater knit in stockinette with embroidered flowers on the yoke. Knit top-down with a relaxed fit. Worsted weight yarn. Sizes 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) (50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60)". Designed by ulia Farwell-Clay.
Lilies & Lace Throw
Grand Prize Winner of Mary Maxim Afghan Contest features lilies of the valley and a shell lace border. Designed by Billie Birchfield/The Purple Porcupine. DK weight yarn. One of the patterns in Classic Afghans, available as an ebook or paperback.
- See more pics and get the individual knitting pattern
- See the other patterns and get the book at Leisure Arts
Summer Blooms Shawl
Crescent shaped shawl with a border of of blooming flowers knit from the bottom up. Instructions for the shawl border section are provided in both written and charted format. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Clark.
Headband with flower motif. 3 sizes, from child to adult and there is room for further adjustment in the length by altering the central panel. DK weight yarn. Designed by Knittiana. The pattern is both written and charted.
Ella Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with flowers created with lace and bobbles. Designed by Melissa Leapman. One of the patterns in Our Best Knit Baby Afghans from Leisure Arts.