Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including poncho, vests, cowls, hats, basket, toy, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/13/23
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Free for a Limited Time Not sure how long this is free. A knitted, circular pi shawl that features a radiating, lacy design and a subtle, gradient fade in three colors. Designed by Johanna Huck for Expression Fiber Arts.
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Free until February 28, 2023 Toe-up socks knit with small twisting cable columns with both written and charted instructions. Sizes Small (Medium, Large). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Skacel Knitting.
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Free until February 28, 2023 Sampler cowl with both written and charted instructions. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Skacel Knitting.
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Mystic Lace Cowl
Bandana style cowl with a triangular shaped front like a shawl with lace and picot edge. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns. Uses one skein 220 yards (201 m) of the recommended Bulky weight yarn.
Lightweight fashion scarf with a 4 row repeat zigzag lace pattern. Uses one skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Sleeveless pullover vest or top with a 2 round repeat slipped stitch rib bordered by a seed stitch rib. Sizes 30.5 (35, 40, 45, 49.5, 54.5) inch bust. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Kelley for Appalachian Knits.
These Star Trek inspired mittens features Starfleet insignia with the symbol for the medical uniform (but can be customized for other roles) and the Star Trek logo. Designed by Tami Lin
Twisted Turban Hat
Retro glam turban style hat knit flat. Uses 1 skein 109 - 112 yards (100 - 102 m) of Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Annanitato Lolo of Crazy Hands. Video tutorial included with pattern.
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Bird softie of the favorite bright yellow bird. Knit flat, shaped by short rows, and joined as you go. Designed by Claire Garland.
Knitting Needles and Yarn Square
This knitter themed dishcloth might make me want to do dishes! It has a yarn ball with knitting needles in knit and purl stitches. Great as a dishcloth, washcloth or with other squares to form a blanket or afghan. Great gift for knitters! Designed by Daisy and Storm. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase
Musica Hat or Headband
Hat and headband for your favorite musician! The beanie features musical notes on the crown above a brim of piano keys. Headband is a keyboard design and comes in 2 sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Musica Hat and Headband designed by Deborah Tomasello
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Hands of Blue
A flowing twisted rib stitch pattern creates a warm and richly textured fabric for these mitts. Options for fingerless, half-fingered or full-fingered gloves are included. Uses one skein 150 yards (137 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Lucy Hague.
5494 Colour Block Dungarees
Colorful baby overalls pants with bib, front pocket, button fastenings for quick changes. Sizes 0-3(3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18, 18-24) months. DK weight yarn. Sirdar 5494 Colour Block Dungarees.
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Lakelyn Horizon Poncho
Rectangular poncho knit flat with a striped hourglass panel knit with intarsia. Ribbed cowl neck collar is knit on. I love this look and it doesn't look too difficult. Sizes S/M (L/XL, 2X/3X). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Carole Callert for I Like Knitting.
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Perin Knitted Wall Basket
Hanging basket made using t-shirt yarn. Size 20cm (8in) tall including the hanging loop and is about 15cm (6in) diameter. Designed by Alice Quarterman. Super Bulky weight yarn.
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Greenland Top or Vest
Colorful children's sleeveless vest or top with an intarsia landscape inspired by Greenland and a sunset over icebergs and water. I think it would be easy to make this look like a mountain scene by changing colors. Sizes 2 (4) 6 (8) years. Designed for 5 colors, this would be a great stash buster. Aran weight yarn. Nuuk designed by Sana Strik for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Patterns for Purchase
Cuairteagan Brioche Cowl
Reversible infinity scarf knit with two color brioche faux cable in twists and turns that inspired its name Cuairteagan which means swirl or vortex in Scottish Gaelic. Two sizes long or short. Includes five pages of photo tutorials. Designed by Liz Corke.
Cable hat for men and women with three styles, fold up brim, a relaxed fit, and a slouch. Change size by using different needle size. Uses 1 skein of recommended Worsted weighty yarn. Designed by VSRDesign.
Versatile lacework sleeveless tee top is great for layering or wearing alone. Sizes 91 (100, 109, 118, 126) cm / 35.75 (39.25, 43, 46.5, 49.5) in. Designed by Esti Juango for Ileradebu
Poor Yorick Cardigan
Skulls create an intriguing fair isle pattern on this cardigan sweater in women's sizes XS through 3X. Poor Yorick Cardigan designed by Kate Bellando. Sport weight yarn.
Twisted Candy Hat
Colorful hat with Latvian braid twists inspired by fun and brightly colored twisted lollipops. Super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Anna Tucker for LittleLarkspurDesign
Super Sample Blanket
Quick sampler blanket worked in knit and purl stitches so it looks easy to me. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. 3 sizes. Designed by KnitSewMake.
A generous and cozy cowl neck tops a beautifully cabled sweater Sizes XS, Small, Medium, Large, 2XL, 3XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Katherine Fedewa by SweaterBabe.
Animal head knitting patterns with instructions for knitting them as brooches, pencil and bottle toppers, egg and mug cosies, and wrist bands. Includes elephant, zebra, panda, rabbit, lion, sheep, pig, cat, dog, and more. Designed by toyshelf.
Elegant yet simple garter stitch V-shaped necklace that combines two beautiful colors that flip elegantly in the middle. This is a quick and easy knit that is perfect for all skill levels. Makes a wonderful unique gift! Designed by Javori Designs.