Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including women's tops, adult sweaters, toys, baby clothes, blankets, hats, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/5/24
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Sleeveless pullover sweater with serpentine cables, horseshoe cables, and cowl collar. Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”. Designed by Universal Yarn Design. Worsted weight yarn.
Ripple Lace Shawl
Triangular shawl with ripple lace that's a perfect showcase for self-striping cake yarn. Rico R1902 Shawl in Creative Melange Chunky. Chunky weight yarn.
Magic Spiral Lace Socks
Spiral tube socks, self-adapting, no-heel, and no fuss. The elastic spiral creates very stretchy tube that hugs any shape perfectly, without the need of any heel construction! 7 sizes for children and adults. Detailed written tutorials with photos, after the chart. Designed by Yana Smolina
Fair Isle Tam and Cowl
Matching beret and cowl knit with diamond stranded design in a re-imagined argyle interpretation. DK weight yarn. Designed by Gretchen Francher for Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
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Paintbox Log Cabin Blanket
Designed especially for multicolored yarn like Noro Kureyon, this log cabin blanket is created of garter stitch squares knit in strips, each square is one skein. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Katherine Keyes
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Adorable koala earwarmer with koala face and pompoms for ears. The face chart is for duplicate stitch but you could adapt for intarsia. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Spotlight Australia.
Round About Sweater
Rays of cables spread down the yoke of this woman's pullover sweater knit seamlessly from the top down. Only a few stitches picked up in the armholes. Sizes 38” (96 cm) to 50” (126 cm). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by FRAYA.
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Stash buster scarf or shawl designed to use up your leftover sock yarn or fingering weight mini skeins. Knit with a 2 row repeat Half-Fisherman’s Rib Stitch. Designed by Jacqui Verbeek
Happy Bird Lily
Colorful cute bird stuffie knit flat. Pattern includes lots of step by step photos! Great stash buster for leftover Sport weight yarn. Designed by Cheryx.
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Leaf Fall Sweater, Socks, and Mittens
Matching pullover, mittens, and socks featuring a leaf motif in stranded colorwork. Unisex raglan sweater sizes XXS to 5XL, Cuff down heel flap socks in two sizes. Mittens in two sizes. Sport weight yarn. Lövfall designed by Skogstrikk Design for Järbo. Available in English, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
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Piped and Tufted Pillow
Large square seating cushion for floor or large chair with i-cord piping on edges and tufted center. Size 24” [61 cm] square. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
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- Get the recommended Bernat Velvet yarn
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Garter Slip Stitch Lavender Bag
Small drawstring pouch with picot edge knit flat in three colors with easy slip stitch colorwork. Includes instructions for making the lavender sachet to add to bag. Great stashbuster for scrap DK weight yarn. Designed by Joanna Marshall.
Nonna Rosalie's Toque
Slouchy beanie hat with a wide double brim knit hat and a crown of tiny bow knots in an 8 round repeat. There's a great story behind the pattern! DK weight yarn. Designed by Ninnah Hart
Cable Hat and Sweater
Baby pullover sweater with ribbed shawl collar and matching toque with cables. Sizes 12 to 24 months. Sweater and Hat with Cable Pattern in Schachenmayr Bravo Baby S8653. Sport weight yarn. Available in English and German
Cottage City Mitts
Lace fingerless mitts with romantic ruffle cuff. Uses one skein 204 yards (187 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Meyers
Large duck stuffie with textured stripes is the perfect playmate for toddlers and children. Size 14 inches sitting. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Collins for Knitty. Pictured project by wheatenmom
Velvet Sunset Blanket
Colorful blanket with 2 triangles knit in stockinette, with frames of reverse stockinette and seed stitch. Worked with intarsia. Designed by Knit Gang for Hobbii. Super Bulky weight yarn.
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F207 Top Down Baby Sweater
Garter eyelet lace at cuffs, neckband, and bottom trim this seamless top down baby cardigan with no picking up stitches. Sizes 3months (6 months, 1 year).. Designed by JoAnne Turcotte for Plymouth Yarn. Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by JaneBG1923
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Shell Border Baby Cardigan
Baby sweater with shell lace at hems and cuffs on a garter stitch background. Sizes Newborn to 18 months. Sport weight yarn. Designed by OgeDesigns
Braids and Pockets Scarf
Cabled scarf with ample pockets on a seed stitch background. DK weight yarn. Designed by Wylde and Plumb.
Stash buster sampler blanket with six sections each knit in a different color and texture, and bordered with a neutral color. DK weight yarn. Designed by Auroraknit
Dolly Pencil Toppers
10 doll pencil toppers quick and easy to knit with your small lengths of brightly coloured yarn. Knit flat on two needles. Makes a perfect party prize, favour bag filler, fund raisers at charity events, and are very popular with customers at craft fairs and bazaars. DK weight yarn. Designed by Dollytime.
Cable Cowl and Mitts
Matching snug cowl and armwarmers knit with arched cable design. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Vanya Petrova.