Play favorite games with knitting projects for board games, balls, puzzles, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 5/10/23.
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Poker Placemat and Coasters
Perfect for game night, these coasters and placemat feature the card suits, heart, spade, club, and diamond. Instructions written and charted. Poker Placemat and Coasters designed by Cecilia Fameli for Oh La Lana!. Worsted weight yarn. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase.
Bowling Pins and Ball
Bowling ball and pin toys that are perfect for children to play with or as gifts for your favorite bowler. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emily Ivey. Pictured project by Harleyranch
This adorable caterpillar learning toy helps will be a friendly aid in reinforcing skills in color and number recognition, and numerical order and values, as preschoolers place the rings onto the lacing cord. The toy is created of soft, large, easy-to-grip rings that are laced together, helping with eye-hand-coordination and tactile skills. For younger children, you might want to replace the beads with bobbles or embroidery for safety. 26 inches long. Designed by Lorraine Pistorio. Worsted weight yarn.
Chess and Checkers
Clare Scope-Farrell designed these boards and game pieces.
20 sided dice shaped pillow knit with triangles and filled with foam to create a polyhedron. Fun for gaming or gifts to gamers. Designed by Sarai Kramer. DK weight yarn.
Real maze in knit and purl stitches makes a fun dish or wash cloth, afghan block, or other knitting project. Designed by Lynn Manning. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and TheBatLadyKnitz.
Bowling Ball Bag
The felted Seven-Ten Split can be used as a purse or a bowling bag. Designed by Sarah Hood
More Free Patterns
These soft Lego inspired toys are 2 1/2″ Wide, 4″ long and 3″tall. The pegs are crocheted but I think you could probably do a wrapped I-cord if you don’t want to crochet.
This blanket designed as a backgammon game board can be used to play backgammon on a large scale or keep warm when you aren’t playing. Designed by Mariel Prawzinsky
Wendy Wonnacott designed this knit version of the ancient but still popular game. Players take turns moving their beads around the board, whoever has the most beads in their big bowls when all of the little bowls have been emptied wins! Pictured project by thespunmonkey
Nancy Anderson has created a knit version of the popular carnival game. Fish have a magnet inside so they can be caught by the magnet inside the worm that dangles from a dowel covered with a knit tube. Easy, fast project perfect for stash-busting. Pictured project by BrandieB
Gillian Kratzer’s All Good Hacky Sack is super easy and quick. Fill with plastic beads or beans for a fast toy. A great stash buster!
Cup and Birdie Game
Jean Greenhowe has given the traditional cup and ball game an adorable upgrade. Just as in the beloved toy, the object is to hold the cup in one hand while tossing the Birdie and trying to catch it in the cup.
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Brittany Wilson designed this soft stuffed puzzle that’s perfect for little ones. They can play with them and even throw them without causing damage of traditional wooden puzzles.
Amish Puzzle Ball
Dedri Uys’ Puzzle Ball comes apart into 3 segments that can be re-assembled to form a ball. The soft chunky design is perfect for little hands. Dedri also has a crochet version on her site.
Game On Checkerboard Afghan
Tagil Perlmutter designed this blanket that doubles as a game board. The checkers are crocheted.
Claudia Purgason created this fun stashbuster. Just knit and felt a colorful rectangle with leftover yarn and use her pattern to cut out puzzle pieces. Great gift and soft enough for little hands.
Patterns for Purchase
52 Pickup Scarf
Scarf with designs of playing cards double knit, with 53 two-pattern playing cards -- one of every value and suit, and one Joker. Each card is charted four times -- face-up and face-down, right side up and upside down. You can choose to follow the schematic, or lay out the cards in any order you choose. Designed by Alasdair Post-Quinn.
Checkers and Tic Tac Toe Games
The checkers pattern includes a board knit with simple block intarsia in a two-piece double thickness board, pieces knit in the round, and a striped piece bag! The Rick-Jack-Joe game board is worked in one piece (no intarsia required) and finished with simple chain embroidery with pieces knit flat and in the round. Great stashbuster and for portable knitting. Designed by Sophia Minakais.
Memory Mix'n Match Game
This Concentration style game includes 30 knitted cards, pairing 15 different kid-identifiable images knit with intarsia, including fish, hearts, houses, candy canes and more. Great stashbuster and for portable knitting. Designed by Sophia Minakais.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Mitts
Decide in style with these fingerless mitts. Two sizes allow these mitts to fit hands between 6" and 9". Designed by Annie Watts. Fingering weight yarn.
Plush game played with softie letters on a blanket Game board Approx 30 x 30”/76 x 76cm, X pieces Approx 5 x 6”/12.5 x 15cm , O pieces Approx 6 x 6”/15 x 15cm. One of the patterns in 60 Quick Knitted Toys. Designed by Jacob Seifert
The Octopush / Octocube is a puzzle toy is made up from eight cubes joined in a special way so that you can fold and unfold the large cube continuously to reveal several different faces. Pattern includes instructions for knitted, crocheted, canvas, paper, wood, and net versions. Pictured project by bamboonumber1
This afghan pattern is based on a maze that used to exist at Chevening, Kent, England.