Free knitting patterns that feature homes of all kinds from a Hobbit hole to a castle to a cabin. Updated 12/19/22.
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Green Gables Bag
Fun tote bag inspired by the iconic House of Green Gables but you can adapt the colors and other parts to customize after your own beloved house or as a gift for a housewarming. The design is based on the original Green Gables House near Cavendish on Prince Edward Island, Canada, but the sample adds orange red to immitate Anne’s unbeloved red hair and her plaits. Great for scrap yarn and leftovers! Designed by Faerbermaid Fiber Arts.
With a little embellishment and imagination, this knit bag can be both a purse and a portable dollhouse. Made from super-bulky yarn, it’s sturdy and knits up quickly. It’s a fun and practical gift for chilldren. This is the basic pattern for the purse. The embellishments and dolls shown in the pictured projects are not included in the pattern. Designed by Jennifer Jones. Pictured projects by Fusselideen who added felt and button embellishments, annieruth who included knit dolls (not included in pattern), and Ciarrai who customized it to a horse barn.
Neighborhoods Socks / Advent Socks 2020
This sock celebrates our homes and communities from a cottage in the woods to high-rise apartments and condos and everything in between. Designed in sections so they can be knit as an Advent project, or for 12 days of Christmas, or a year long KAL project. Great for scrap yarn and leftovers! Advent Socks 2020 designed by Natalie Sheldon.
Busy Street Hat
This beanie features a row of houses in slipped stitches and cables and a big happy sun on the crown. Designed by Nurturing Fibres. DK weight yarn.
Scent a cloth with lavendar or other oil and slip inside this two layer house for a pretty scented sachet. Great gift or decoration. Designed by Audrey Wilson. DK weight yarn.
Little Houses Mug Cosy
Cup cozy with 3 lace houses. Knit flat and with both written and charted patterns. Designed by Nim Teasdale. Sport, DK, or worsted weight yarn. Great stashbuster!
Home Is Where the Heart Is Cloth
Dish or wash cloth in knit and purl stitches. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin. Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by iknitpurl
Lerwick Roofline Hat
Beanie inspired by the picturesque town of Lerwick in the rolling green hills of Shetland dotted with hardy sheep in stranded colorwork. Designed by Plucky Knitter. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by Mybookworld2 and Knitterella
Ice house knit with stripes and intarsia and felted. Designed by Ellen T. Sibelius. Bulky weight yarn
Baby blanket with seashore motifs of sailboats, beach huts, fish, trees, waves, as well as hearts and Finnish floral motifs inspired by Moomin Valley in Tove and Lars Jansson's classic Moomin books and comics. Knit in stranded colorwork and backed with fabric, you could also doubleknit for a reversible blanaket. Designed by Sue Grandfield, adapted from Ann Myhre’s Baby Blanket Latvian Garden. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and Gefjyn.
Stranded cowl featuring a New Zealand winter landscape (Hōtoke means "Winter" in Maori). Designed by Amy Straker at Little Yarns. DK weight yarn
More Free Patterns
Great as a dishcloth or washcloth or with other squares to form a blanket or afghan. Both chart and written pattern are included. Finished square (using DK yarn and 4 mm - US6, UK8 - needles) approximately 22 cm x 22 cm (8.5 inches x 8.5 inches). Designed by Daisy and Storm
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Cottage Tablet Cosy
Home sweet home for your electronic device! Amanda Berry designed this tablet sleeve that you can customize to look like your house or the recipient's house. This has a knitted outer and lining to give extra protection. 26cm tall and 19.5cm wide. DK weight yarn
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- See more Device Case Knitting Patterns
Amanda Berry designed this cute zippered case that can be used to hold pens and pencils, cosmetics, and more. Approximately 18.5cm wide and 14cm high. Great quick gift!
Cottage Tea Cosy
Teapot cover with knit roof, chimney, windows, doors, balconies, and window boxes, worked separately and sewn on. Flowers are embroidered on. Designed by Patons Australia. DK weight yarn
Neighborhood Blanket and Pillow Set
Modular blanket with squares featuring neighborhood scenes of houses, trees, and playground swing sets and slides, alternating with textured squares inspired by yards. Also includes a round pillow featuring a house. Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn
O Holy Night Dishcloth
Cloth featuring a church with a Christmas theme in knit and purl stitches, but can easily be adapted for everyday use. Designed by Kelly Montag. Pictured projects by bindeej and melodyzah.
Long-sleeved pullover sweater with intarsia crayon-style house scene. Child: 2, 4, 6. Designed by Patons. Pictured project by ssub. Worsted weight yarn.
Little Houses Cloth
Dish or wash cloth with lace houses. Also great as an afghan block. Designed by Jean Gatto. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by SaltboxKnits
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Day and Night Reversible Socks
Day and night in the city are shown on the cuff of these doubleknit reversible socks. "Tonight Socks" pattern designed by Caoua Coffee who was inspired by the song in West Side Story. Sizes: women’s US 7-8 (9-10). Fingering weight yarn.
Home for the Holidays Dishcloth
Designed by Kris Knits, this cloth features a home for the holidays theme and is 9″x10″. The motif could also be used for blankets or other knitting projects.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get Aran weight yarn for this project at Etsy
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Hobbit Cottage Tea Cozy
Heather Tunnah’s pattern instructs you how to knit the body, roof and chimney of this cozy. Embellishments are added with duplicate stitch, embroidery, or crochet. The pictured project by jesbelle varies from the original pattern by using crocheted circular doors and windows.
- See more pics of projects and get the free knitting pattern
- See the notes for the pictured project
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Gingerbread House Card
This knitted gingerbread house motif would make a special Christmas card. It is worked in 4 ply yarn and decorated with buttons. Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown.
Frankie Brown’s ingenious little house about 13 × 17 cm and 20 cm tall. Knitted treasures cover plastic canvas and the roof is hinged so you can store more treasures or treats inside the house.
Patterns for Purchase
Safe at Home Blanket
Colorful houses knit with garter stitch in stripes and intarsia create a cozy stashbusting throw! Blanket as shown: 55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knitwit Designs
Wee House Brooch and Key Ring
Small house knitted on straight needles with sewn on embellishments. Customize for great housewarming gift. Approximately 4.5cm (2ins) x 3.5cm (1.5 ins). DK weight yarn. Designed by handknittedthings. Great use for scrap yarn!
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the Heart Shaped Key Rings like those pictured at Amazon
- Get Home Sweet Home ribbon like those pictured at Etsy
Little Houses Blanket and Pillow
Patchwork blanket featuring houses in fairisle or garter stitch appliques. Matching pillow cushion pattern available. Approx 75cm (29½in) wide by 106cm (41¾in) long. DK weight yarn. Designed by Martin Storey
Very cute way to save money or hide treasures! Knit the “sleeve” house to fit over an empty oatmeal box. Trim with scraps of yarn. This is fairly easy to knit. Then you add easy knit birds and embroider a few flowers to decorate. Birdhouse “rooftop” lifts off so you can add money to your bank or store your treasues. Uses worsted weight yarns, knitting needles size US # 4, and # 7. Bank finished is about 11 Inches tall with roof. Designed by Frugal Knitting Haus.
Little Knittington Village
Toy town includes instructions for knitting the Village Cross, cars, people, petrol pumps, walls, fences, animals, plants, vegetables, Church, Tractor and Telephone Box. A template for houses is included but not specific knitting instructions as these can be knitted in a similar fashion to the church. Designed by Georgina Manvell. Available in digital or print.
These mittens feature a combination of stripes and a wee village worked in stranded colorwork.Designed by Kirsten Kapur. Worsted weight yarn.
Nordic Nightscape Cushion
Pillow cover with scene with houses, trees, and snowflakes in colorwork of your choice, though the designer recommends duplicate stitch. Size 33cm/13in by 33cm/13in to fit a 35cm/13 3/4in by 35cm/13 3/4in cushion pad. Designed by MillaMia. Sport weight yarn.
Personalize this pillow to match your house or for a gift recipient. Uses a combination of intarsia and stranded (fair isle) knitting. Great housewarming gift!
Create a knitted castle of your favorite child’s dreams. Pattern is complete with instructions for archways, columns, and circular columns. Windows and merlons are knitted separately and attached. The castle pieces can also be rearranged for even more creative play. One of the patterns in 60 Quick Knitted Toys. Designed by Megan Kreiner
Fairy Mushroom Tea Cosy
The teapot cozy features a fairy house in a mushroom. Knitted on the flat with single pointed needles. Designed by Nowmine
Fairy Tale House Case
This roll up case is perfect for knitting needles or color pencils and looks like an enchanted cottage. House height is about 31 cm /12.2 inches/.
Fairy House with Fairy
No longer free - requires paid registration. This toy house and doll are created with simple knit stitches. Designed by Nicola Valiji. The file needs to be unzipped after download.