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Musical Knitting Patterns

by | Mar 13, 2017 | Featured

Knitting Patterns with a Music Theme. Most patterns are free

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 Musician Beanie

Musician Beanie

This hat features musician notes on the crown with optional tassels. Instructions for knitting flat or in the round. Designed by The Knit Guru

Free Knitting Pattern for Pianissimo Keyboard Socks

Pianissimo Keyboard Socks

Sideways knitted socks designed by Lori Torrance areknitted flat with either stranded or intarsia knitting for the keyboard, thenkitchener stitched into a tube. The toe, cuff and afterthought heel added last. Pictured project by Asjav

Free Knitting Pattern for Violin Chin Rest Cozy

Violin Chin Rest Cozy

Keep your favorite violinist’s chin comfortable with this knit cover. Great use for scrap yarn because it only uses less than 50 yards. Designed by Heather Classen. Pictured project by knitvincible

Free Knitting Pattern for Musica Mitts

Musica Fingerless Gloves

Anne Neumann designed these wristwarmers so musicians could keepy their hands warm while playing but they are great for music lovers too! Pictured project by Sarajewel

Free Knitting Pattern for Ode to Joy Hat

Ode to Joy Hat

Colorwork beanie with the famous musical notes from Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Designed by by Jennie Claver Pictured project by LanaSvetik who did the hat in doubleknit

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Free Knitting Pattern for Felted Piano Tote Bag

Felted Piano Tote Bag

Tote bag with keyboard motif colorwork designed by Magistra Lanam Amat Pictured project by wendelene


Free Knitting Pattern for Strings Colorwork Socks

Strings Colorwork Socks

These socks feature stringed instrument motifs on the upper and a fret board design on the sole. Options for two different soles – a guitar or ukulele fret board. M,L,XL (60,72,84sts) Designed by Tanja Fleischer

Free Knitting Pattern: Stacy's Musical Scarf by Kalliopi Aronis

Stacy’s Musical Scarf

Kalliopi Aronis designed this scarf in double knit so the scarf is reversible. Size 12 1/4” wide, and 53 1/4” long

Free knitting pattern for Piano Scarf

Mikkel’s Piano Scarf

Anne Abrahamsen designed this scarf to the life size replica of her son’s 88 key piano keyboard. The keys are knit with intarsia. Appropriately enough she recommends fingering yarn!

Free Knitting Pattern for Musical Bookmarks

Musical Bookmark

These doubleknit bookmarks feature a treble clef and musical notes. They are fully reversible and can be completed in 1 or 2 hours. Designed by Miss Buttons. Great stashbuster for scrap yarn

Free Knitting Patterns for Treble and Bass Clef Dish Cloths

Clef Cloths

Easy wash or dish cloth with a treble or bass clef. Designed by Blue Pegasus Designs. Pictured project by Rosenresli

Free Knitting Pattern for Ukelele Gig Bag

Hana Hou! Ukelele Gig Bag

Felted ukulele gig bag comes in two sizes, soprano and tenor. Be sure to check out how Ravelrers customized it with skulls, flowers, and even as Wonder Woman.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Rock Band Pot Holders

Rock Band Pot Holders

Rock music motifs in double knit can also be used in hats, afghans, and other projects.  Designed by Wendy Young Pictured project by NADEL-WERKE


Free Knitting Pattern for Pedal Socks

Pedal Socks

These fitted covers protect your piano pedals without getting in the pianist’s way. Designed by Kessanlin

Free Knitting Pattern for Music Note Softies

Music Notes Softies

These small stuffed musical notes can be used as hanging décor around the house or in a classroom.  Designed by Ilana Marks. Great stashbuster for scrap yarn!


Free Knitting Pattern for Felted Guitar or Ukelele Strap

Felted Guitar or Ukelele Strap Pattern

Easy pattern for an instrument strap from Lion Brand Yarn that is knit on the diagonal with a braid tie for the neck and slit on the other end for the peg. Pictured project by Donna1601

Knitting pattern chart for Rue's whistle

Rue’s Whistle

Knitting chart for Rue’s song from the Hunger Games by Stitch Neutral that you can add to accessories, pillows, sweaters, any knitting project.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Guitar Toy

Guitar Toy

No size given but it looks like it might be around 15 inches. One of the patterns in 60 Quick Knitted Toys. Designed by Amy Bahrt

Knitting Pattern for Keyboard Hat

Keyboard Hat

Pattern for the Beethoven Hat includes baby and adult sizes.

Knitting Pattern for Musical Baby Bunting Set

Musical Baby Bunting Set

Baby hat with musical note colorwork and baby cocoon with keyboard design.

Knitting Pattern for Fretboard Scarf

Fretboard Scarf

Fretboard is a full reversible cabled and textured scarf designed to look like the fretboards of stringed instruments. Four-stringed and six-stringed versions included. Designed by Amy van de Laar

Knitting Pattern for Guitar Cable Hat

Guitar Hero Hat

I love cable motifs designed to look like objects or animals. This easy hat features a cable motif designed to look like a guitar. Designed by Fogknits.

Knitting Pattern for Piano Pillow

Piano Pillow

This 12 x20” (30x50cm) pillow pattern features a keyboard design and is knit in stockinette stitch in worsted/medium/#4 yarn

Knitting Pattern for Marching Band Teddy Bear

Marching Band Teddy Bear

This teddy bear toy includes instructions for a cute uniform jacket and hat as well as a Sousaphone to play. Height from top of head to toe 7.08 inches – 18 cm.

Knitting Pattern for Lets Rock Mittens

Let’s Rock Mittens

Norwegian style mittens with flaming guitar, skulls, and keyboard cuffs. Designed by Jorid Linvik, this is one of the 45 patterns in Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Mittens: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Patterns

Knitting Pattern for Musical Christmas Stockings

Musical Christmas Stocking Ornaments

Pattern contains full instructions for knitting and completing the 8 stocking ornaments that feature musical instruments and notation (7 shown above). Approx 5″ long including hanger loop. I think you could use these motifs for other projects.

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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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