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Symbols and Emoticon Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 6, 2017 | Featured

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Green Travel Mug Cozies

Green Travel Mug Cozies

Two cozies – one featuring a recycle symbol and the other abstract seedlings. Designed by Erica Jackofsky

Free Knitting Pattern for YinYang Waves Mitts

YinYang Waves Mitts

Fingerless mitts with a yin yang motif in stranded colorwork. Designed by Etha Behrmann. Pictured projects by Pindalace and snieguolekil

Free Knitting Pattern for Peace Beret Free Knitting Pattern for Peace Beret

Peace Beret

The top of this tam is a peace symbol worked in eyelets and decreases. 4 sizes: XS, S, M, L. Designed by Christin Kimsey

Free Knitting Pattern for Peace Sign Mittens

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Pink Ribbon Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Cancer Support Ribbon Bottle Holder

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Spoons Up MittsFree Knitting Pattern for Spoons Up Mitts

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Peace Hat

Peace Hat

Slouchy beanie with peace symbols in stranded colorwork designed by FogKnits

Free Knitting Pattern for Peace, Love, and Happiness Wash Cloths

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Imagine Sweater

Imagine Sweater

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

Free knitting pattern for I love you dish or wash cloth in ASL American Sign Language

ASL I Love You Cloth

Amy-Lynne Mitchell designed this cloth with American Sign Language for “I Love You.”

Free knitting pattern for Smiley Face Cloth

Smiley Face Cloth

Designed by Knit a Little Store.

Free Knitting Pattern for Smiley Bobble Beanie Hat

Smiley Bobble Beanie Hat

This easy pompom hat pattern by madmonkeyknits features an intarsia smiley face.

Free Knitting Pattern for Smiley Baby Blanket

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Grammar Police Props

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Binary Scarf

Binary Scarf

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Binary Baby Blanket

Binary Baby Blanket

Double knit baby blanket with alphabet in binary code. Designed by Miranda Humphries

Free Knitting Pattern for Peace Jacket

Peace Jacket

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Unity Beanie

Unity Beanie

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).

Free Knitting Patterns for Treble and Bass Clef Dish Cloths

Clef Cloths

Easy wash or dish cloth with a treble or bass clef. Designed by Blue Pegasus Designs. Pictured project by Rosenresli

Free Knitting Pattern for Egyptian Horus Block

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Pi Mitts


Pi Mitts

These fingerless mitts designed by Rabbit Zielke are worked flat and seamed. Pictured project by singingstitcher

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Emoji Hat

Emoji Hat

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

Knitting Pattern for Awareness Ribbon Cloth

Awareness Ribbon Cloth

Includes instructions for 2 sizes: LARGE: 12″W X 12″ H – SMALL: 7″W X 7 1/4″ H

Knitting Pattern for Peace Sign Hat

Peace Sign Hat

Beanie with cable peace symbol.

Knitting Pattern for Cape of Invisibility

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

Knitting Pattern for Pink Ribbon Lace Afghan

Knitting for a Cure

Knitting for a CureThis afghan is one of 18 designs from Knitting for a Cure. Other patterns include scarves, a hat, a headband, fingerless gloves, teapot cozy, hot water bottle cover, pillow, and more. Many feature breast cancer awareness ribbon.

Knitting Pattern for Awe Spell Hat

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 Knitting Pattern

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

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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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