Symbols and Emoticon Knitting Patterns
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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
Peace Sign Mittens
These Ingela mittens feature stranded colorwork of peace symbols and hearts. 3 sises. Perfect for scrap or stash sport yarn. Designed by Kamilla. Available in English and Swedish. Pictured project by MissAcacia
Pink Ribbon Hat
This beanie features six cabled ribbons, separated by mini cables that work their way all the way up to the crown and join in the center. This hat could easily be made in a different color to support various causes. Designed by Carissa Browning. Pictured project by SandyHam
Cancer Support Ribbon Water Bottle Holder
This water bottle cozy features a cable design in the shape of awareness ribbons. It’s great for fund raising walks. This cozy can be made in a different color to support various causes. Designed by Diane M Scott
Spoons Up Mitts
Spoons have special meaning to those who suffer from chronic illness or disability and use Spoon Theory to describe how they face the their daily tasks with energy limits. These mitts feature spoons with a twisted chain motif between each. I think it might be interesting to knit them as arm warmers without the thumb and then turn the spoons up or down depending on how much energy you had to signal when you needed to rest or when you could keep going. Designed by Christine Terramane who was inspired by a variety of spoon meanings.
Peace, Love, and Happiness Wash Cloths
Set of quick cloths with peace sign, heart, and smiley face. Designed by Heather Mountain. Pictured projects by sweetp and mavmama
This long-sleeved pullover features a peace sign motif on a sweater with a modified drop shoulder and a rounded neckline with reverse-stockinette rolled edges that also appear at hem and cuffs. Designed by A. Karen Alfke. Sizes XS – XXXL
Smiley Face Cloth
Designed by Knit a Little Store.
Smiley Baby Blanket
Happiness Is Baby Blanket is a round baby blanket that’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn. 34″ Diameter. Designed by Robin Anneken
Grammar Police Props
This versatile toy softie can be used as a comma, apostrophe, or air quotes if you put a band on the back. Designed by Morgen Dämmerung. Pictured projects are by kantknitstraight, marimba, and Lily-Lemon
The perfect gift for the tech lover in your life, this scarf incorporates binary code into stranded colorwork knit as as a tube so the reverse is hidden. You can knit random 1s and 0s or use a binary translator to create a message for your scarf like “I love you” or the recipient’s name. Ravelrers have adapted this pattern to hats, mitts, cowls, baby clothes, and more. Designed by by Christine Dumoulin for Knitty Pictured project by Neetstoo who knit the names of her family in binary in her scarf.
Binary Baby Blanket
Double knit baby blanket with alphabet in binary code. Designed by Miranda Humphries
Long-sleeved cropped cardigan with a zip front and a colorwork peace symbol on the back. Sizes S/M [M/L]. Knit with two strands of worsted together. Designed by Jenifer Stark.
Youssef, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, designed this hat for Debbie Bliss. In his design, Youssef celebrates the volunteers of all faiths and backgrounds who helped him with the Peace symbol, the Star of David, Crescent and Star, and the Cross. The pattern is free. Debbie Bliss does ask you to consider making a donation to Help Refugees or Phone Credit for Refugees (info in pattern).
Easy wash or dish cloth with a treble or bass clef. Designed by Blue Pegasus Designs. Pictured project by Rosenresli
Egyptian Horus Block
This chart features the falcon that symbolizes Horus in Egyptian mythology holding ankh symbols. You can use it for double knitting, intarsia, duplicate stitch, or knit/purl relief techniques. Use for afghan blocks, pot holders, cloths and other projects. approximately 12” x 12” Designed by Phoebe Leigh-Suelflow
Patterns for Purchase
The pattern has charts for 12 different emojies. Knit the emojies by stranded knitting, or embroider them on by using duplicate stitch explained in the pattern. The patterns also includes an optional ponytail / messy bun opening. Sizes: Toddler, (Child, Teenager), Adult. Designed by Yvonne B. Thorsen. Pictured project AlessandraVaccari
Awareness Ribbon Cloth
Includes instructions for 2 sizes: LARGE: 12″W X 12″ H – SMALL: 7″W X 7 1/4″ H
Peace Sign Hat
Beanie with cable peace symbol.
Cape of Invisibility
The stranded colourwork in this cape is based on an Icelandic magical stave for disguise; in Icelandic, it is called Hulinhjalmur. The spell was supposed to prevent your enemies from seeing you. Sizes 36/38/40/42/44/46/48/50/52/54” around chest
Awe Spell Hat
The Helm of Awe beanie is an Icelandic sigil to induce fear in your enemies and to protect against abuses of power.
Flight Spell Sweater
The Take Flight Pullover Sweater colorwork is based on an old Icelandic spell for bewitching a horse to fly. SIZING: 36/38/40/42/44/46/48/50/52/54” around chest
Terry 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, intheloopknitting.com. 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!