Unexpected Pocket 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Mason Jar Sweater
Wide mouth cozy with pocket. Makes a great quick gift.
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!