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Unexpected Pocket Knitting Patterns

by | Feb 1, 2018 | Featured

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Hip Hippo-Ray! Pullover

Hip Hippo-Ray! Pullover

Child’s sweater has a surprise – a hidden pocket in the hippo’s mouth. Hippotamus knit in intarsia. Sizes 2 (4, 6). Designed by Amy Bahrt. Bulky weight yarn

Free Knitting Pattern for Fingerless Pocket Mitts

Fingerless Pocket Mitts

Mitts with handy pockets to store your subway token, tissue, or any other small items to keep your hands free!. 2 sizes. Designed by Shannon Charles

Free Knitting Pattern for Hat with Pocket

Hat with Pocket

The Eggplant beanie is a rib and stockinette hat with a pocket and flap knit separately and joined into hat. Fingering yarn. Sizes Child to Adult Designed by Kayla Latimer. Pictured project by shepherberry

Free Knitting Pattern for Kleenex® Mittens

Kleenex® Mittens

These mitts will keep your hand cozy while also keeping tissues close at hand! One mitten has a slit and pouch inside the mitten to keep a small pack of tissues on top of your hand. 2 sizes. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.  Designed by knittedblissJC. Available in English and French.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ice Pack Socks

Ice Pack Socks

These slipper socks come with a pocket on the sole to slip an ice pack in to help relieve painful feet. The designer Denise Sutherland used the Sock of Doom pattern but says you can adapt it to any sock pattern.

Bow Pouch Bracelet free knitting pattern -- this cute bow bracelet has a secret -- a little pouch on the underside where you can put coins, bobby pins, etc. | Jewelry Knitting Patterns, many free patterns, at

Bow Pocket Bracelet

This cute bow bracelet designed by Derya Davenport has a secret — a little pouch on the underside where you can put coins, bobby pins, etc. A great beginner project because it’s made of 3 rectangles.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Aromatherapy Tea Cosy

Aromatherapy Tea Cosy

This clever cozy includes four hidden interior pockets for sachets filled with scented flax seeds or aromatherapy beads. When you brew a comforting pot of tea, the moist heat from your teapot will release the healing scents. One of the patterns in Mindful Knitting by Tara Jon Manning.

Free Knitting Pattern for Heat Relief Mittens

Heat Relief Mittens with Pockets

These mittens feature a pocket for inserting air activated handwarmers. Michele Czekala designed these for Raynaud sufferers but anyone who suffers from cold or pain in the winter would benefit from the extra warmth.

Fairy Cup Cozie Free Knitting Pattern and more cosy / cozy knitting patterns

Fairy Cup Cozie

Margaret Bloom’s cozie features a cute little pocket for tiny toys, treats, or anything else you can think of. Sized for 8 oz. mason jars.

Free knitting pattern for Autumn Leaves Placemat

Leaf Placemat

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Autumn Leaves Placemats are an easy knitting pattern that features a leaf-shaped pocket for silverware.

Free Knitting Pattern for Bottle Rocket Sweater

Bottle Rocket

This pullover hoodie features an extra pocket in front perfect for carrying a bottle handsfree when camping, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Men’s sizes S(M, L, X-L, 2X-L). Designed by Michelle Porter for Knitty

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Sockets Socks with Pockets

Sockets Socks with Pockets

A clever pocket at the cuff of these calf socks is the perfect size for a credit card, a key, or a tiny treasure. Size Small/Medium and Large (Woman’s shoe sizes 5–10). Designed by Cathy Carron. One of the 40 patterns in Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off

Knitting Pattern for Fingerless Gloves With Pockets

Fingerless Gloves With Pockets

These handwarmers feature an inside pocket on the top closed with two buttons that’s perfect for key, change, parking passes, and other essentials.

Knitting Pattern for Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Pillows

Knitting Pattern for Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Pillows

Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Pillows

Playful pillow covers with dog or cat face and pockets for storybooks or other treasures. Approx 14 x 16”/35.5 x 40.5cm. Two of the patterns in 60 Quick Knitted Toys. Designed by Amy Bahrt

Knitting Pattern of Mason Jar Sweater

Mason Jar Sweater

Wide mouth cozy with pocket. Makes a great quick gift.

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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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