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Ruched and Ruffled Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 8, 2017 | Featured

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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 Pagliaccio Fingerless Gloves

Pagliaccio Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless mitts feature a jaunty wrist flounce. Designed by Johanna Di Stefano

Free Knitting Pattern for Ruched Cable Hat

Ruched Cable Hat

The I’m Lichen This Hat is a slouchy beanie with a ruched back with a cabled braid. Designed by Gretchen Tracy of Balls to the Walls Knits.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cereza Shawl

Cereza Shawl

This unique triangular shawl features alternating stripes of ribbing and reverse stockinette, that create natural ruching and 3 dimensional ruffles. Designed by Sue Berg.  Available in English and German

Free Knitting Pattern for Betty & Veronica Scarf

Betty & Veronica Scarf

Ruched scarf knit lengthwise with 2 edge options – ribs and ruffles. Designed by Sarah Core. Pictured project by aromine78. Rated very easy by Ravelrers

Free Knitting Pattern for I-Cord Bonnet

I-Cord Bonnet

This bonnet features a band gathered with increases and decreases. Designed by Lotta Arnlund. Size 0-12 month or any size you want

Downtown Clutch

This bag features woven basketweave cable trim, deeply ruched body, and wrist strap. Size 10″x 5″. Designed by Cirilia Rose. DK yarn. Pictured project by lolamama

Free knitting pattern for Gathered Scarf and more scarf knitting patterns

Gathered Scarf

Maryse Roudier designed this easy pattern that combines garter stitch and increases / decreases to create a gathered effect.

Free Knitting Pattern for Gathered Scarf

Gathered Scarf

Maryse Roudier’s easy scarf creates ruching by using increases to add fabric and decreases to “gather” between garter stitch rows. Warning: this is a yarn eater because you use twice as many stitches for the gathered sections. Pictured project by elsteffo.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy One Skein Citron Shawl

Citron Shawl

Hilary Smith Callis’s easy shawlette features ruffles and ruching to add dressy details and uses just one skein of the recommended yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Garter Stitch Ruffles Baby Blanket

Garter Stitch Ruffles Baby Blanket

This easy reversible blanket is knit completely in garter stitch with two strands of yarn held together. It gets its ruffled look by switching to large needles for a puffier section and then make to smaller needles for a tighter gauge. Consider two yarns or different texture or color to add interest. Designed by Diane Starke. Pictured projectby KathInOC

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Ruffled and Ruched Scarf

Ruffled and Ruched Scarf

Neckwarmer with optional rose pin for fastening. Designed by PamPowersKnits

Knitting Pattern for Austin Boot Liners & Mitts

Austin Boot Liners & Mitts

Fingerless mitts and boot toppers with ruching and buttons. Designed by PamPowersKnits

Knitting Pattern for Cabled Ruched Beanie

Cabled Ruched Beanie

This slouchy hat features a braided cable on each side that creates a ruched effect. Adult and child sizes. Designed by Deborah O’Leary

Knitting Pattern for Vail Baby Blanket

Vail Baby Blanket

Easy baby blanket with ruching made from increasing and decreasing stitches. Crochet edge is optional. Beginner level according to the designer. DK or worsted weight yarn. Designed by Deborah O’Leary

Knitting Pattern for Gefn Mitts

Gefn Mitts

Fingerless mitts with ruched cuffs inspired by Freyja. Designed by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Knitting Pattern for Gathered Tote Bag

Gathered Tote Bag

Creates a Bag sized approx W42cm x H30cm plus a  60cm Handle. Easy enough for novice knitters.

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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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