Quick gifts! Free knitting Patterns for hats, scarves, mitts, shawls, and more knit with one ball of DK weight yarn. Updated 12/11/23
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Pebble and Beach Shawl
Ideal for the beginner knitter, this crescent shaped shawl is a simple, quick knit designed to use 1 ball of 100g DK yarn. With no stitch counting required, the shawl is knit in stockinette and the lace border can be introduced at any time. Designed by Jem Arrowsmith.
6 Pattern Ebook
Set of matching accessories, each knit with one skein of DK weight yarn. Includes Hopscotch Headband and Mitts knit flat in a 4 row repeat double moss texture, Tenderfoot Scarf and Mitts knit flat in garter stitch, and Dotty Cowl and Dotty Mitts knit flat in a dotted texture. Designed by Jo Hazell-Watkins.
Unrelentingly Cheerful Cowl
Stunning cowl of leaf laces bordered with crossover stitch. Uses one ball 100g of DK weight yarn. Designed by Wonder Planned Knits.
A flower or stylized sun tops this cable hat with a twisted ribbed brim. Uses one ball 150m (164 yds) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Imke von Nathusius.
Danika Baby Jacket
Baby cardigan perfect for boys or girls, knit with a 4 row repeat star stitch variation and options with collar and without. Newborn size. Uses one around 56g ball of DK weight yarn. Designed by marianna mel. Matching hat, mittens, and booties are also available.
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Arctic Blast Mitts
Easy cowl knit with a 4 round repeat of lace that creates a naturally wavy edge. Uses 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Knit & Bolt. A kit is also available.
Waves on The Shore Cowl
Easy cowl knit with a 4 round repeat of lace that creates a naturally wavy edge. Uses one ball 100g of DK weight yarn. Designed by Knit & Bolt. A kit is also available.
Standing Rock Hat
Easy slouchy toque knit with a one round repeat. Uses one ball 210 Yards of DK weight yarn. Designed by Lavanya Patricella.
Red's Simple Stretchy Dog Jumper
Dog sweater knit in ribbing. Length from neck to tail: 36 cm. Chest size: 34 - 60 cm (unstretched and stretched). Uses one ball 100g (approx 334m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Emma-Jane De Villiers.
Bee Book Sleeve
Book cozy cover to protect your books knit with a 4 round repeat. The sleeve fits a book with 21 cm / 8.5" x 13 cm / 5", but fabric stretches. Uses one ball 131 - 164 yards (120 - 150 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Anne Hids.
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Easy slouchy hat with a one row repeat knit inside out to minimise purling. 2 sizes. Uses one ball 50-100 g of a DK or worsted weight yarn depending on how much of a slouch you want. Designed by Brixton Purl.
A Rug and a Hug for a Mug
Set of cup cozy and coaster mat knit with a basketweave texture. Uses less than one ball (56 - 61 yards / 51 - 56 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by the barbarian horde.
Lacy Holes Scarf
Asymmetrical triangular scarf or shawlette with pretty sawtooth border with lace holes. Knit with one ball (220 yards 201 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin.
Trellis cable in an 8 round repeat creates a gorgeous texture on these fingerless mitts with a matching cable detail running up the thumb. Knit with one ball (150 yards / 137 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Elizabeth Nields for Manos del Uruguay.
Ric Rac Cowl
Easy one ball cowl knit in a 4 round repeat. Uses one ball 100g of DK weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin.
Lazy Daisy All-in-One Baby Dress
Easy baby dress knit flat from the top down in one piece with back seam. Sizes 0-3 months and also in preemie sizes. Uses one (75 g or less) ball of DK weight yarn. Designed by marianna mel.
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Cable hat for women and men knit with a 12 round repeat and a stretch brim that integrates into the cable design. Knit with one 100 g ball of DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman.
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Coffee Shop Cowl
Beginner friendly pattern for a reversible basketweave cowl, knit flat with just knit and purl stitches. Uses less than one skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Seute Wulldeern.
Fingerless mitts with a 12 round repeat cable knit with one ball of DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman.
Baby Headband, Leg Warmers and Shoes Pattern
Baby set knit with one skein of 50 –75 grams DK weight yarn so it makes a great quick baby shower gift. Designed by Daisy Gray.
Small tote with one long handle and one short. Thread the long handle through the short and wear it on your wrist. The bag is worked in the round in a linen stitch. Includes instructions for a covered base to give a flat bottomed bag. 2 sizes 15 cm / 6 inches tall and 23 cm / 9 inches. Uses one skein of DK weight yarn, 50g for the small bag and 90g for the bigger one. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Patterns for Purchase
One ball hat featuring twisted stitches and cables on reverse stockinette. 3 sizes. Uses one 120 - 140 yards (110 - 128 m) skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Lassonde.
Stylish beret worked in the round in garter stitch rib. Uses one 100g skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Stella Ackroyd.
Afreet is a powerful, winged creature from Arabic folklore that can be either male or female. This unisex cowl has the ability to change its appearance from draped cowl to tucked French knot in the DK version or from tall, cozy neckwarmer to headband in the bulky version. Uses one skein of DK weight yarn or bulky weight yarn. Designed by Fatimah Hinds.
Fingerless mitts that feature twisted stitches, twisted ribs, and beaded lace. Akiko is a Japanese word meaning "Autumn." Uses one 100g skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Sivia Harding.
Cabled hat in sizes from toddlers and small children up to large adults in a unisex design, so you can knit new hats for the whole family. Uses one 100g skein of DK weight yarn (pictured hat used 75g). Designed by Yvonne B. Thorsen for Aida Sofie Knits.
Beanie hat with crisp lines of twisted stitches against reverse stockinette background. Even though it has cables crossing all over the place, this hat is very stretchy. Knit with one skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by MJ Kim
Lace headband with a twist. Uses less than a 100 gram skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Brie Christine for FiberandFernDesigns
Grow With Me Ear Flap Hat
Earflap hat for babies and children knit in Gull and Garter stitch. Sizes Baby (toddler, child, big kid). Designed by Elena Nodel. Uses one skein 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m) of DK weight yarn for most sizes. Kit also available.