Okay, I admit that I’ve posted some unusual collections. But these patterns are so odd that they deserve a place all their own. Updated 3/3/23.
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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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Fun covers for 3D, costume, toy, or sunglasses frames - any frames you feel okay taking apart. Designed by Christine R. Hansen. Great use of scrap yarn and fun gift for knitters. Available in English and Danish. Fingering weight yarn.
Knit a Face
Three dimensional eyes, nose, and lips worked with short rows and intarsia. Use for portrait, a cushion cover, doll´s face, laptop case, art pieces, afghan block, and more. Designed by Katarina Brieditis. Pictured projects by the designer and ableramm. Available in English and Swedish.
- Get the free knitting pattern in English
- Alternate link on the Internet archive
- See the Ravelry page
Sarah Pasternak’s pattern is an easy quick knit in garter stitch with chunky yarn. As she says, “With hands on each end of the scarf, I can hug the people I love even when I’m not there! It’s easy, just take out the scarf, wrap it around you and…voila! I gave you a hug!”
This versatile roadkill design by Susan Glinert Stevens can be used as a coaster, a bookmark, or any place you could use a flattened rodent.
More Free Patterns
Eff Off I’m Reading Bookmark
Edith Cummings created this subtle message for when we don’t want to be bothered. I think this would also be great to tie to your knitting needles or project bag to send the message “Eff Off I’m Knitting”. Easy quick project that knitters reported only took a couple of hours. It does recommend using a spool knitter to create the i-cords but you can knit them with needles. Pictured project by bloepper
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more I-Cord Knitting Patterns
- How to Knit I-Cords with Needles
- Get Knitting Spools on Amazon
- Get Knitting Mills on Etsy
Zebbie Barback’s pencil / knitting needle holder is inspired by the prehistoric underwater creature Hallucigenia sparsa from the Middle Cambrian period that had spines for protection. In place of its spines, this Hallucigenia sports pencils, knitting needles, or whatever else you want to store in its back.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more Storage Knitting Patterns
- See more Needle Holder Knitting Patterns
Ninja Nunchucks and Throwing Stars
Millie E. designed these ninja weapons in response to a challenge from a friend who didn’t believe she could knit “anything”. Would make great costume accessories or safer toys (if you stuff the handles instead of using dowels). Pictured project is by KnittingMommyof2
QR Code Scarf
Lisa Bogart created this geeky scarf pattern that contains two charts for “My Scarf” and “Love Mom”. Look through the projects to see charts for other codes. She says that if they are knit correctly they will actually scan to reveal the message.
Patterns for Purchase
Squashed Rat Bookmark
The body is flat and the head is thicker so it can stick out of the top of your book. The blood oozing out from his side is optional. (Good to know!)
Cheeky Monkey Gloves
Knitting pattern for novelty gloves, featuring a Cheeky Monkey face & a ‘banana’ finger. Sized for ages 3 years – adult.