Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including cardigans, baby clothes, scarves, blankets, cowls, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 1/22/24
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Unisex hat for men and women with a 6 round repeat staghorn cable pattern. 3 sizes. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Knitwits and Yarns for Hobbii Design.
Creative Cable Cardigan or Pulloever
Cable cardigan with 12 row cable panels on the front and sleeves on a garter stitch background. Sizes 81 to 127 cm / 32 to 50 in. Pullover instructions also included. Rico R2103 Cardigan and Jumper in Creative Chic-Unique. Chunky weight yarn.
Grandmother’s Log Cabin
Colorful take on the classic log cabin blanket with blocks knit in garter stitch stripes. Finished Size: 40" x 52". Designed for 7 colors, it's also a great stash buster! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Amy Gunderson.
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Delicate Foliage Cowl
One skein cowl with leaf lace pattern knit in the round. Knit with one skein 100g of sock/fingering yarn. Designed by Sian Price-White
Modern Purl Stripes Beanie and Cowl
Easy matching striped hat and cowl set with purl stripes and ribbed borderes. The stripes would be great for leftover yarn. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Tonja Pe Benito. Web version is free.
This beginner level pattern can be worn many different ways as shrug, cardigan, top, and, of course, a scarf. It's knit flat like a scarf and then seamed to form sleeves. 3 Sizes. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
Rainbow Blanket with Slant Stitch
Easy striped blanket knit with a 4 row repeat slipped stitch texture that looks like a variation of the bamboo stitch. Video included. Designed for 12 different colors of yarn, it's a great stash buster. I think beginners comfortable with slipping stitches would be able to knit this blanket. Designed by Smitha Katti. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Smocking Stitch Wrap
Rectangular stole knit with a smocked rib stitch in a 12 row repeat.DK weight yarn. Designed by Aubrey Baumgartner for Purl Soho
Chickens and Eggs
Egg-shaped chickens and their eggs knit in one piece are great stash busters using 60 - 80 yards (55 - 73 m) of the yarn weights of your choice. Which Came First? designed by Dee Frey.
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Multicolor Baby Throw
Easy baby blanket constructed of diagonal striped, solid, and half and half squares knit on bias with garter stitch. Designed for 11 colors, it's perfect stash busting leftover yarn. Size About 31 x 37 in. (79 x 94 cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Striped textured cardigan with empire waist with pleats below bodice. Bodice and sleeves are knit sideways cuff to cuff and lower cardigan worked bottom up. No picking up of stitches. Aran weight yarn. Sizes To Fit Bust: 32in to 52in / 81cm to 132cm. Designed by Norah Gaughan.
Plumes Gloves and Neck Warmer
Matching fancy lace gloves and lace cowl that can be worn around neck over as a snood over head. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Daniele Langham.
Wild Strawberry Flower Romper, Hat, and Cardigan
Matching baby set with baby onesie, cardigan, and bonnet knit with an 8 row repeat floral texture. Sizes Premature to 12 monthsPremature. Fingering weight. Smultronblom designed by Trine Frank Påskesen for Järbo. Available in English, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
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Secret Garden Sweater
Sampler patchwork pullover knit in blocks of stitches including Arrowhead Lace, Blackberry Bobble, Raisin Stitch, Ridge Stitch, Triple Bud Chart, The Cloisters, and Vortex chart, bordered with a leaf lace Florence stitch. Designed for 6 different colors, it's great for stash busting. Designed by Michele Rose Orne. DK weight yarn.
Comfortable yet elegant cabled women's v-neck pullover sweater with central cable panel framed by staircase cables that also run down the sleeves. Sizes Bust (oversized fit): 45in to 74in. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Universal Yarn.
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Desert Sage Hat, Mitts, and Socks
Matching striped and ribbed ankle socks, hat, and fingerless mitts using a technique to create clean stripes in the round. Instructions for beginners. Hat in 2 sizes. Mitts and socks in 3 sizes. Worsted weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf set is available for purchase. Designed by Megan Gonzalez.
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Classic woman's crew-neck pullover knit seamlessly from the top down in the round. The 4 round repeat dot stitch texture is made only with knits and purls, so if you can knit in the round and work basic increases and decreases, you can handle this pattern. Sizes 30” (76 cm) to 62” (157.5 cm). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Yay For Yarn Patterns. Web version is free.
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Hedgehog With Mushroom
Adorable hedgehog stuffie knit flat with 2 single pointed knitting needles. Sizes 13-16cm / about 6 inches. Designed by GrayBearAkswokrat.
Snowy Pines Headband
Earwarmer with a stitch motif inspired by pine cones dusted with freshly fallen snow. Uses less one skein of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Apiary Knits
Bunny Hooded Vest
Baby and child hoodie cardigan with bunny ears. Sizes NB-3 mo, 3-9 mo, 12-24 mo, 3-5 yo; 6-8 yo child sizes. Designed by Marina for Patternery. Super bulky weight yarn.
Zigzag stripes and rays coming down from a pompom could depict a moutain scape or just a beautiful abstract design. Knit in slip stitch mosaic colour work so it’s deceptively simple with only one colour used per round. This pattern is charted and written. Sport bulky weight yarn. Designed by Theresa Shingler
Into the Woods Scarf
Mountains and forests createa gorgeous reversible double knit scarf inspired by the Sierra Nevada mountains. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Hannan Fox.
Cornelia Shawl Knitting Pattern
Lace triangular shawl knit with shell lace. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by BernioliesDesigns