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Knitting Themed Knitting Patterns

by | Jun 23, 2017 | Featured

Knitting Patterns with Knitter Motifs. Most patterns are free

These accessories, decorations, and toys feature designs of a knitter’s favorite things – yarn, needles, WiPs, and more. Great for gifts for your favorite knitters, for decorations, or to proclaim your own love of knitting.

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

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

 Free Knitting Pattern for Knit Purl Mittens

Knit Purl Mittens

The Tattoo You mittens are knit flat and seamed and feature intarsia words “Knit” and “Purl”. Designed by Darn Knit Anyway

 Free Knitting Pattern for I Knit So I Don't Kill People Cloth

I Knit So I Don’t Kill People Cloth

Easy knitting pattern with a motto for knitters in purl stitches. Designed by barb bowman

Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Cloth

Yarn Cloth

Skein-shaped cloth with YARN on the band. The cloth is about 8” x 11”, so it could also be used as a towel, placemat or doily. Designed by Theresa Jones

 Free Knitting Pattern for Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat

Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat

Stanley is a slightly-less-ordinary cat with a passion for knitting. He is featured in Emily MacKenzie’s book Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat published by Bloomsbury. Now you can knit Stanley yourself! Designed by Lauren O’Farrell

Free Knitting Pattern for Love To Knit With My Friends Dishcloth

Love To Knit With My Friends Dishcloth

Easy knitting pattern with a motto for knitters in purl stitches. Designed by Rachel van Schie

 Sweater WiP Christmas Card

Sweater WiP Christmas Card

This pattern shows you how to create the sweater (with 2 different designs) and then the card. Easily adaptable as a standalone item such as a brooch/badge or decoration. Designed by Yankee Yarns Designs

 Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Ball Ornament

Yarn Ball Ornament

Easy knitting pattern for an ornament constructed of i-cord to look like a ball of yarn with knitting needles and hanging from measuring tape. Instructions for the tiny knitting needles included. Designed by Donna Herron. This is an adaptation of her bookmark pattern. Scroll down the destination page past the bookmark instructions for the ornament instructions.

Free Knitting Pattern for Knitting Needle Bag

Knitting Needle Bag

No need to bind off this fun purse or project tote! Just leave the knitting needles in place (or replace with other needles) to add structure and style. Knit with the berry stitch in two rectangles with a knit handle. Finished Size: About 18¾” (47.5 cm) wide and 9” (23 cm) tall, excluding handles. Designed by Pam Allen. Pictured project by SeeSuzSew

Free Knitting Pattern for Knitting Motifs Mindcraft Hat

Mindcraft Hat

Look closely at the colorful design of this hat and you’ll see yarn balls and strands, crossed knitting needles, and scissors — all things knitters love. Designed by Justyna Lorkowska.

Free Knitting Pattern for Demi Octopus

Free Knitting Pattern for Demi Octopus

Free Knitting Pattern for Demi Octopus

Demi Octopus

This flat octopus is perfect to applique on accessories, cozies, or hangings like the “Must Knit Faster” octopus pictured. Designed by Jennifer Wang. Pictured projects are “Must Knit Faster” by UniKnitter, steampunk jacket by KnittingKnadine, armwarmers by nbparham

Free knitting pattern for Yarn Basket ornament and more Christmas decoration knitting patterns

Yarn Basket

Perfect for knitters and crocheters! Designed by Scarlet Taylor for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Heart Card

Loving Thoughts Heart Card

Show you care with a personalized card with a knitted heart by Kelly Jo Sweeney. Pictured project by fluffernutters

Free Knitting Pattern for a Knitter Costume

Knitter Pride Costume

Anja Hjorth designed this WIP costume that’s perfect for knitters. The turban and vest are all arm knitting in super bulky yarn. What a great way to use your stash!

Free Knitting Pattern for WIP Ornament Free Knitting Pattern for WIP Ornament

WIP Ornament

Quick easy project for a holiday ornament or gift using basic toothpicks and beads for knitting needles. Takes 15 minutes according to Ravelrers. Designed by Allison Griffith. If you’re really ambitious, you can slip your WIP into a glass ornament as laurelendili did. Other pictured project by peggysr

 Free Knitting Pattern for Yarn Ball Bookmark

Yarn Ball Bookmark

Easy knitting pattern for band-style bookmark constructed of i-cord to look like a ball of yarn. Instructions for the tiny knitting needles included. Designed by Donna Herron

Free knitting pattern for K1 P1 Toque hat with pompom

K1 P1 Toque

Patons created this hat that’s perfect for knitters.

Free Knitting Pattern for Knitting Sampler Book

Knitting Sampler Book

The soft knitted Book of Knitty is perfect for babies to touch, discover, and play with textures and colors. And as they get older it can pique their interest in knitting. Packed with miniature versions of some of Knitty patterns, it’s also a great gift for adults who knit or are learning to knit! Designed by Laura Brown. Pictured project by americanlass. Other Ravelrers have adapted this pattern to make books of high-contrast stitch patterns, tiny clothes, nature motifs, and more. Great use for stash or scrap yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Name Tag

Name Tag

A knit version of the “Hello my name is” name tag. Perfect for knitting clubs, yarn stores, craft shows, or general events where you want to proclaim your allegiance to your hobby. Designed by Claire Reagan

Free Knitting Pattern for Knitting Sweater Card

Knitting Sweater Card

This card idea featuring a sweater knitting project is perfect for your knitting friends! Congratulations Card designed by Carol Donkin for Craft Creations. For this pattern, you will need scrap yarn, toothpicks or cocktail sticks, and cardstock. Pictured project by EtotheM

knitting idea for Swatch Necklace

Swatch Necklace

Look closely at this pic! dagmar.li1275397 created a necklace using a swatch that looks like it is still attached to knitting needles, adorned with decorative beads. She actually used bamboo picks and nylon cord. Brilliant idea for knitter jewelry!

Free Knitting Pattern for Purl Girl and Knit Kid

Purl Girl and Knit Kid

From the designer Anna Hrachovec “Knit Kid and Purl Girl are faster than a speeding yarn swift, more powerful than a knitting machine, and able to untangle knots with a single tug! When they’re not handling yarn emergencies, they lend their bold and creative problem solving to anyone who carries them in their pocket.” Knit up quickly in a couple of hours and make a great last minute gift. 1-1/2″ tall when made with fingering-weight yarn.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Knit, Repeat Top

Knit, Repeat Top

Meta knitting! This fun short-sleeved pullover features a graphic design inspired by printed renditions of knit stitches in stranded colorwork. Fingering-weight yarn. Sizes XS – 5X. Designed by Claire Slade


Knitting Pattern for Knit & Purl Hand Mitts

Knit & Purl Hand Mitts

Show some love for your favorite craft with these statement mitts! Fingering-weight yarn. 3 sizes. Designed by Bekah Knits

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Free Pattern for Beret with Knitting Dewey Decimal Number

Beret with “Knitting” Dewey Decimal Number

Dewey Decimal Hat is a slouchy tweed hat with a stranded design with the favorite Dewey decimal designation for knitting books, hearts, tweedy stripes, and a cute hemmed button band. Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson. One of the 28 patterns in Stitching in the Stacks: Librarian-Inspired Knits

Knitting Pattern for Metadata Scarf

“Knitting” Dewey Decimal Number Scarf

The stripe pattern for the Meta Data scarf or cowl is based on the Dewey Decimal code for knitting books (746.432) but can be replaced with the code for any genre you like. Designed by Alexandra Tinsley. One of the 28 patterns in Stitching in the Stacks: Librarian-Inspired Knits

Knitting Pattern for Kraken Amigurumi

Kraken Amigurumi

Amigurmi KnitsThis kraken / squid toy is included in the book Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits by Hansi Singh. Sizes depend on yarn weight. Pictured projects are by Eccie who created a knitting squid with needles and yarn and themagicalbean who created a baking kraken tableau.

Knitting Pattern for Knitting Lamb

Knitting Lamb

Knitting pattern to make a little lamb with knitting needles. The lamb is 5cm sitting height. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii

Knitting Pattern for Knitting Themed Pins

Knitting Themed Pins or Fridge Magnets

Knit these tiny knitting needles with a small project and yarn ball that can be used as jewelry, refrigerator magnet or ornament. Each pin measures approx 3 ½ x 2 ½ ins & uses tiny amounts of DK yarn. Perfect gift for knitters!

Knitting Pattern for Love, Knit, Relax Pillows and Lampshade

Love, Knit, Relax Pillows and Lampshade

Easy pillows can be personalized with I-cord words. Pillow: 12″ x 12″ Lampshade: 12″ diameter at top, 13″ diameter at bottom, and 9″ height. Designed by Lorna Miser

Latest from Interweave

In Print or Digital Editions. Click on pics to see patterns and info. Interweave Knits Fall 2017 Knitscene Fall 2017 Love of Knitting Fall 2017

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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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