Garter Stitch Knitting Patterns
Garter stitch (knit every row) is the easiest stitch for knitters. Here are some stylish patterns for accessories, clothes, and decor that take garter stitch to a new level for new knitters or experienced knitters looking for a relaxing project.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
This easy garter stitch throw is worked diagonally by adding stitches at the ends of rows. Knit it with multi-color yarn or with two different yarn strands held together in the pictured project for a striking effect. Original pattern is for a baby blanket. Pictured project by astroh74
Sideways Garter Vest
Designed by Purl Soho, this versatile vest / wrap is a rectangle of garter stitch with two well-placed slits for armholes, nothing could be simpler to make. Can be worn many different ways, with the collar up or down.
Tolt Folded Bag
Veronika Jobe created this clever pattern that creates a tote out of a folded rectangle of knitting. Handle is optional. Two versions are included for garter stitch and stockinette, but you can use any stitch you want. The pictured garter stitch version uses ribbon yarn.
Ten Stitch Zigzag Throw or Blanket
Frankie Brown designed this ingenious pattern is worked with garter stitch strips ten stitches wide that are joined as you knit so there is no seaming! You can also use this pattern for scarves.
Grown-up Garter Booties
Maria Sus designed these garter-stitch slippers that are shaped with short rows. Great for multi-color yarn or stash-busting!
Kimberlees Korner’s easy shawl is knit in garter stitch. The pattern is an easy to remember 10 row repeat that increases the shawl size and creates the scalloped edges.
Patterns for Purchase
Relaxed fit cardigan worked in garter stitch. 2 front pockets. 3 sizes.
Hooded Wrap Cardigan
Versatile sweater pattern knit in easy garter stitch designed by Audrey Wilson.
This design by Hilary Smith Callis is a modern triangular wrap knit all in Garter Stitch with patterns and shaping that are easy to memorize, Because of the graphic intersection of the stripes, this will give you a different look each you wrap it.
Dolman Sleeved Cardigan
Easy sweater pattern knit in garter stitch as one piece in just 500 grams of Aran weight yarn. Just two side seams. Designed by Audrey Wilson.
Simply Sweet Shawl
This pretty little shawl features a pop of accent color separating the garter stitch body from the border. Little bow ties form the border into a scalloped edge with no tricky knitting required!
A very easy knitting pattern suitable for the new to knitting. Knit in chevron strips of Garter Stitch that are sewn together to finish the afghan
Terry 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, intheloopknitting.com. 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!