Free knitting patterns for pullovers, cardigan, ponchos, and other sweaters with a patchwork design. Updated 11/20/23
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Patchwork pullover tunic with large patches of 9 different colors and 7 different stitches. Great for stash busting. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Sampler cardigan knit with blocks of Solid Garter Stitch Blocks, Striped Garter Stitch Blocks, Moss Stitch Blocks, Houndstooth Blocks, Broken Rib Squares, in 10 different colors. Great for stash busting. Sizes 28" [71 cm] to 62" [157.5 cm]. Designed by Caron. Worsted weight yarn.
Cardigan sweater with squares and triangles of 4 different colors and different textures including seed stitch, horizontal dash, and triangle stitch. Great for stash busting. Designed by Lion Brand. Bulky weight yarn.
Sampler slipover knit with 6 different stitches. Front and back are knit in strips of blocks of color and texture. Great for stash busting. Sizes 28" [71 cm] to 62" [157.5 cm]. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Country Roads Cardigan
Cardigan sweater with sections of 5 different colors and 5 different stitches and broken rib sleeves. Great for stash busting. Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X). Designed by Lion Brand. DK weight yarn.
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Sampler sweater knit with 7 different stitches that are a 2 or 4 row repeat of cables, twisted stitches, and textured stitches. Great for stashbusting. Sizes XS/S, M/L, 1X/2X. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
This buttoned cape style poncho wrap is created from 72 patchwork squares so it's perfect for stashbusting and leftover sock yarn. It has a square front and a triangular back and buttons down the front. Great showcase for handspun, handdyed, multicolored yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Color Block Cardigan
I love the fun silhouette and pops of color of this patchwork cardigan knit with squares of 2 row repeat seed stitch and stockinette. It looks like a good stash buster, too. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin.
Easy patchwork pullover knit in strips of stockinette squares with a ribbed collar. Designed for at least 6 colors, it's a great stash buster. Sizes To Fit Chest: 81cm to 117cm / 32 inches to 47 inches for oversized fit. Designed by Wool and the Gang. Bulky | Chunky weight yarn.
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Sleeveless pullover features five different stitch patterns in a patchwork or sampler look! The tank is knit flat from the bottom up in four pieces. Sizes Bust – 36 (40, 46, 50, 53, 56)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Therese Chynoweth.
No Shades of Grey Cardigan
Bright bold cardigan design inspired by traditional quilts knit in garter stitch. Designed for 10 shades it's great for stash busting and leftover yarn. Sizes 70-100 cm / 27.55-39.35” (100-130 cm / 39.35-51.2”, 130-160 cm / 51.2-63”). Sport weight yarn. Designed by Katie Jones. A kit is also available.