Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including blankets, shawls, cowls, sweaters, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/28/23
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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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Easter Rabbit Toy
Bunny rabbit toy knit in the round. The designer says it is easy. Size 11cm (4.3 inches) in length (without ears). DK weight yarn. Designed by Ola Oslopova.
3 Easy Baby Blankets
Set of 3 easy baby blankets including a double moss stitch blanket, a textured stripe blanket, what looks like a 2 row repeat herringbone lace blanket. Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
INSTRUCTIONS: At the pattern site, select the pdf option. Make sure the price is 0. Add the pattern to your basket. Then "check out" without payment to get the link to download the pattern
Heart of Yarn Earrings
Small i-cord hearts to wear as earrings, brooches or hairclips, or use as appliues or decorations. Great stash buster for scrap fingering yarn. Designed by Ambah O'Brien.
Crayon shaped pillow is perfect for kids, nurseries, and artists of any age. Even more colorful in self striping or self patterning yarns. Size 16 inches long. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn at Joann
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Free until March 31, 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.
You stuff this pouf with pillows which gives me an idea. Why not add a fastening to the bottom instead of sewing shut and then you could use this to store extra pillows for guests? This pouf is knit flat and shaped with short rows in jumbo yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns. Approximately 14” tall x 20” diameter.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Joann
- Get the recommended Couture Jazz Yarn Rust by Premier Yarns at Amazon
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Cable cardigan sweater featuring a variety of diamond and rope cables. Sizes S/M, L/1X, 2X/3X. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. Pictured project by designer and astitchofgreen
2 ways to get the pattern
- Get the free WEB VERSION knitting pattern at Joann.
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Lion Brand. Requires log in.
- Get the recommended Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn at Joann
- See more Diamond Sweater Knitting Patterns
Quick easy basket with handles, knit in the round. Quick knit in jumbo yarn. Size Approx 12" [30.5 cm] diameter x 9" [23 cm] high. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio.
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Make It Tonight Cowl
Easy quick cowl knit with a Diagonal Rib 8 round repeat. Knit with two strands of Aran weight yarn held together it's a fast knit. Uses just one skein of the recommended yarn. Designed by Caron
Big Heart Dress
Child sized dress with applique knit heart, stripes, and ruffle at hem. Sizes 2 (4, 6, 8) years. Great showcase for multicolor yarn. Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team. DK weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop yarn
- See more Heart Sweater Knitting Patterns
Check Stitch Bag
Tote bag purse knit with an 8 row repeat checkerboard or basketweave pattern, trimmed with i-cord, and finished with i-cord handles. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
2 ways to get the pattern
- Get the free WEB VERSION knitting pattern at Joann
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Lion Brand. Requires log in to site.
- Get the recommended Lion Brand Stitch Soak Scrub Yarn at Joann
- See more Purse Knitting Patterns
Lover Sky Wrap
Easy rectangular shawl knit with a 4 row repeat Peacock lace stitch. Designed by We Are Knitters. Worsted weight yarn.
Easy Hat and Scarf
Unisex scarf knit with a diagonal texture and hat knit flat and seamed. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
Hygge Blanket or Shawl
Hugs and kisses XOXO cables form three columns on this small blanket, that I think the right size for a lap blanket or shawl for someone you love, perhaps a prayer shawl. Size approx 33 ½ x 59 inches. Aran weight yarn. Hygge Blanket with Cables, S9304 designed by Schachenmayr Design Team
Garter stitch asymmetrical triangle shawl with an extra "twist": a switchback stitch border for each garter stitch section. Designed for 7 colors, it's perfect for stash busting or mini skeins. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Bonnie Dean. Important note: the designer cannot offer support because of illness, but I'm sure she would appreciate an encouraging word about how wonderful this shawl is.
Latte Art Cowl
I love the simple, elegant design of this colorwork cowl, inspired by the designs baristas create in latte foam. Designed for 6 colors, it's a great stash buster. Designed by Yarnflakes. Sport weight yarn. Available in English and French
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You don’t need fancy colorwork to make a big impact! A simple stranded pattern gives a geometric effect on a round yoke, and provides opportunity to play with color and texture. Sizes: To fit bust: 28-30 (32-34; 36-38; 40-42; 44-46) (48-50; 52-54; 56-58; 60-62) inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lily Kate Makes.
Cropped cardigan with bubble sleeves knit on large needles and chunky yarn with basic stitches. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Cardigan No. 9 designed by Daisy And Peace
Girls Bobble Heart Jumper
Baby and toddler sized pullover sweater with a heart bobble motif and picot edges. Sizes 6-12 (12-18) (24-36) (36-48) months. Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn.
Simple Five Piece Baby Gift Set
Knitted mainly in moss stitch and garter stitch, this matching set includes cardigan jacket, beanie hat, foldover hat, mitts, booties, blanket. 3 sizes The perfect gift for a new baby. Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn.
Cuddly adorable sloth stuffie. The toy is knit flat and assembled. Height: 15 inches Part of the Knit a Teddy collection so all the collection oufits will fit this sloth. Designed by Knit a Teddy Knitables.
- See more images and get the knitting pattern at Etsy
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Women's lace pullover sweater with lace arrow motifs and rolled neck. Sizes S, [M, L, XL]. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by We Are Knitters.
Wollman Rink Cowl
Great stash buster! Linen stitch cowl designed for 5 colors, it's perfect for creating ombre effects or stripes with your leftover yarn or mini skeins. 2 round repeat. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Michele Wang
No purl neckwarmer cowl is knit with a 2 row repeat and uses just one skein of super bulky yarn. Perfect for beginners or a quick project. Designed by Pattymac Knits