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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Knitting Patterns

by | Dec 24, 2016 | Featured

Knitting Patterns inspired by Planes, Trains, Automobiles and other modes of transportation. 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.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Beep Hat

Little Beep Hat

Simple beanie with a fun stranded colourwork band of bright cars driving all around the hat. Designed by Claire Slade

Free Knitting Pattern for Flight Pattern Blanket

Flight Pattern Blanket

Baby blanket with airplanes in flight worked with stripes, intarsia, and appliqued knit pieces. 28” wide x 30” long. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns

Free Knitting Pattern for Train Conductor Baby Overalls and Hat

Train Conductor Baby Overalls and Hat

Adorable train inspired baby set with train motif. Sizes 3 mo, 6 mo, 12 mo Designed by Susie Bonell for Cascade Yarns

Free Knitting Pattern for Train Sweater

Train Sweater

Child’s long-sleeved pullover with train and tracks motifs. Sizes 2 yrs/92 cl (4 yrs /104 cl) 6 yrs /116 cl (8 yrs /128 cl) 10 yrs /140 cl. Futfut designed by Karen S. Lauger for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, and German

Free Knitting Pattern for Luv Bug Dish Cloth


Luv Bug Dish Cloth

This dish or wash cloth with a car motif comes is 9″x8″. Designed by Rachel van Schie. Pictured project by eyegirl

Free Knitting Pattern on Digger Jacket

Digger Jacket

Hooded cardigan sweater with colorwork motifs for all the construction vehicles children love – digger, roller, bulldozer, and dump truck. Sizes 3-5 yrs. Designed by by Sam Godden. Pictured project by prairiegrl

Free Knitting Pattern for Truck Sweater for Babies and Children

Truck Sweater

Baby and child’s pullover with detailed truck motif. Sizes Chest 24″-30″, 2-8. Designed by Tonia Barry. Pictured project by StephB

Free Knitting Pattern for Sports Car Toy

Sports Car Toy

Knit a Ferrari-style model of a sports/race car stuffed toy. When knitted with worsted weight yarn and US size 6 needles, it measures about 6 inches long, but the gauge is not important. Designed by Ilana Marks

Free Knitting Pattern for Tractor Toy

Tractor Toy

When knitted with worsted weight yarn and US Size 6 needles, this tractor softie measures about 5 inches long. Designed by Ilana Marks

Free Knitting Patterns for Car Blanket, Sweater, Hat, and Scarf

Car Blanket, Sweater, Hat, and Scarf

Collection of free Traffic patterns worked in one piece in intarsia and stranded colorwork by Amy Bahrt for Lion Brand. Pullover sweater is sized for 2,4,6. Pictured hat and scarf by mandaraqs. Pictured afghan by GGknitsalot. Pictured sweater by terukosan.

Free Knitting Pattern for Train Scarf

Chugga Chugga

Double knit scarf with train motifs that can be used with other projects such as afghans, sweaters, and more. Designed by Laura Chamberlain. Pictured project by rnmpinky

Free Knitting Pattern for Miniature Car Toy

Miniature Car Toy

Approximately 3cm/1 1/4 in high, 8cm/3 in long, 4cm/1 1/2 in deep. Designed for The Yarn Loop.

Free Knitting Pattern for Templeton Square Tire Cozy

Templeton Square Tire Cozy

Cover fits 24″ diameter spare tire. Designed by Karen Vradelis

Free Knitting Pattern for Steering Wheel Cover

Simple Steering Wheel Cover

An easy cozy that can be adapted to fit any size steering wheel. Knit with two skeins of cotton yarn. Designed by Rachael Stern

Free Knitting Pattern for Gear Stick Sock

Gear Stick Sock

This gear shift cozy by imawhale protects your hand freezing in the winter or burning in the summer.

Free Knitting Pattern for Highway to Hell Shifter Cozy

Highway to Hell Shifter Cozy

This skull motif shift stick cover was designed by Cindy Murdock Ames

Free Knitting Pattern for Seat Belt Cozy

Seat Belt Snuggles

A simple cozy to cushion the feel of the seat harness and keep it from digging into skin. Fastened with bobble buttons. Designed by Chris Behme. Pictured project by CoriInKansas

Free Knitting Pattern for Sweet Dreams Travel Pillow

Sweet Dreams Travel Pillow

This comfy neck pillow cover is fastened with buttons on the underside so you could also use it just as cover for airline supplied pillows. Designed by Lion Brand.

Free Knitting Pattern for Dragster Race Car Toy

Dragster Race Car Toy

A small knitted drag racer softie. When worked with worsted weight yarn and size 6 needles, it measures about 6 inches long. It’s a safe alternative to metal die-cast cars. Designed by Ilana Marks

Free knitting pattern for Airplane Blanket

Free Knitting Pattern for Airplane Toy

Airplane Blanket and Toy

This bright design by Patons is Approx 38 x 46 ins [96.5 x 117 cm]. The matching airplane toy pattern is also available – size 13 x 13 ins [33 x 33 cm]. Toy project by KnittingSM who has project notes on modifications

Free Knitting Pattern for Mini Fighter Jet Toys

Small Fighter Jet Toys

When knitted with worsted weight yarn and US size 6 needles, it measures about 4.5 inches long, but can be customized for other yarn. Designed by Ilana Marks

Free knitting pattern for miniature train toy

Steam Train Toy

This incredibly-detailed miniature engine and tender (complete with coal!) by Claire Scope-Farrell is loosely based on an A1/A3 class steam locomotive and is just 3 inches (8 cm) tall.

Free Knitting Pattern for Submarine Toy

Tadpole Submarine

Toy softie submarine is about 7 inches long, 5½ inches tall. Designed by Katie Boyette

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Zeppelin Mobile With Animal Passengers

Zeppelin Mobile / Toy With Animal Passengers

Donkey, goose, bunny, and human aviatrix soar away in the basket of their zeppelin. The passengers can be taken out of the basket. Suitable for all ages as a mobile hung out of children’s reach; suitable for ages 8 and up as a toy. One of the 24 patterns in Knit and Crochet Toys, 2017. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. Size 6″ from zeppelin nose to tail, and 8″ tall from top of zeppelin to bottom of basket.

Knitting Pattern for Vehicle Set with Mat

Vehicle Play Set With Mat

This exclusive car toys and playmat designed by the fantastic Amanda Berry includes patterns and yarn for Ambulance, Post Van, Tractor, Car, Police Car, Camper Van, Bus, and Fire Engine. Choose between large or small road play mat.

Knitting Pattern for Race Car Hat

Race Car Hat

This beanie pattern includes 5 sizes: Newborn * Baby * Toddler * Child * Adult

Knitting Patterns for Thomas the Tank Engine Sweaters, Hat, and Scarf

Thomas the Tank Engine Sweaters, Hat, and Scarf

Variety of knitting patterns for sweaters, cardigans, scarves, hats featuring intarsia motifs of Thomas the Tank Engine and his train friends.

Knitting Pattern for Train Hat

Train Hat

The Captain Caboose hat features a colorwork train design traveling around the brim.

Knitting Pattern for Train Cocoon

Train Baby Cocoon and Hat

Finished Size: Small baby to 3 months with 2 larger sizes included for both the cocoon and hat.

Knitting pattern for Road Map Playmat

Road Map Playmat

One of the 17designs in Sirdar’s Nursery Knits for Boys. Despite the gender restrictive title, this is a cute playmat for any baby with a lot of textures for sensory development.  Cabled and ribbed (ploughed) fields, fur stitch lawns, tuck stitch ponds, garter stitch and mitred roads – it’s a developmental playmat which will amuse toddlers too. 36 squares in total.

Knitting pattern for Car Baby Booties

Car Baby Booties

Booties shaped like automobiles desiged by davodix. Size – 0/6 months, 6/12 months

Car Slipper Knitting Pattern

Car Slippers

These garter stitch slippers designed to look like race cards are one of the thirteen patterns in Knit a Dozen Plus Slippers.  This digital book includes styles and sizes to fit anyone from young children to adult women and men.

See the slipper patterns in the book and get the book

Knitting Pattern for Cable Seat Harness Cover

Cable Safety Belt Cover

This cozy will help make your seat belt harness more comfortable.

Knitting Pattern for Airplane Spoon for Baby

Airplane Spoon for Baby

Cute cozy that turns baby’s spoon into an airplane to please picky eaters. Great shower gift!

Knitting Pattern for Yellow Submarine Washcloth

Submarine Cloth

Easy knitting pattern for submarine motif block that you can use for wash or dish cloths or afghans. Great baby shower gift! approx. 7″W X 7 1/4″ H (18cn X 18.5 cm)

Knitting Pattern for Whirly Submarine Toy

Whirly Submarine Toy

This submarine softie has a propeller that turns round at the back. Approximately 15cm long, 13cm tall and 8cm wide.

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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