Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including sweaters, blankets, toys, ponchos, hats, shawls, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 3/20/23
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
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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Child's Guernsey Sweater
Free for limited time, not sure how long. Child sized pullover jumper sweater with gansey inspired textures. Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn.
INSTRUCTIONS: At the pattern site, select the PDF option. Make sure the price is 0. If not the offer has expired. Add the pattern to your basket. Then "check out" without payment to get the link to download the pattern
Women's Poncho Jumper
Free for a limited time. Not sure how long this is free. Relaxed fit poncho style pullover swoncho sweater with sleeves knit in garter rib. Size To Fit Bust 30/34 - 42/46". Designed by Women's Weekly. Chunky weight yarn.
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
Free Teddy Bear and Bunny Rabbit 2521
These teddy and bunny toy stuffies have the same body. Just changes to the head gives you a different animal. Sizes Both toys measure height: 25cm (9¾ inches). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar Snuggly.
- Get the free knitting pattern - Click the pattern only tab at Sirdar unless you want the kit and follow directions
- See more Mix and Match Toy Knitting Patterns
Women's pullover sweater with feminine waist shaping and square neckline, elbow-length sleeves, and lines of easy texture on the front. Sizes Size: XS to 3XL. Designed by Julie Turjoma for Valley Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Friendly cable and bobble spiders sit on top of these fingerless mitts knit flat. Designed by Janis Frank who allows you to sell items you make from this pattern. Worsted weight yarn. Video tutorials included Web version is free. You can also purchase the finished item.
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version. Scroll down the target page to see the pattern.
- Buy the PDF knitting pattern at Etsy
- Buy the finished mitts at Etsy
- See more Cutie Crawlie Knitting Patterns
Rabbit sized sweater jumper to keep you bunny cozy and stylish. Sport weight yarn. Designed by thepetiteknitter
Nordic Star Blanket and Pillows
Matching throw and cushions with a textured star motif in diamonds. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Premier Yarns Everyday Bulky yarn at Amazon
Sea Breeze Shawl
Triangular shawl knit in different textures. DK weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
By The Dock Lace Back Top
Sleeveless tank top knit flat with a 4 row repeat textured front and diagonal lace back. Sizes 32 in. to 58 in. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. DK weight yarn.
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Cloud Brim Rainbow Hat
This baby hat features a circular rainbow on the crown and puffy cloud brim in a new technique invented by the designer. Web pattern for 0-3 months months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Little Red Window.
- Get the free knitting pattern for 0-3 months
- Get printable pdf with sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, & 2T+ on Etsy
- See more Rainbow Knitting Patterns
Fool For All Seasons
Square-topped hat in sizes for the whole family knit in the round with a stranded geometric design with no decreases and jester pomballs at points. Sizes Baby, Toddler/Preschooler, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. Great stashbuster. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Schira for Knitty.
Easy glamorous poncho with collar and ruffle in angora. Knit flat in separate pieces and then seamed. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Samara Varella for Circulo Yarns.
Space themed cowl featuring extraterrestrial aliens and rockets. I think you could also use this design for other projects like sweaters and blankets. Designed by Vikki Perkins. Worsted weight yarn.
Tee top knit sideways with a unique ribbed yoke and eyelet body. Sizes: 32 in to 50 in. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Käte Stödter for Schachenmayr.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Schachenmayr Pyramid Cotton yarn
- See more Sideways Sweater Knitting Patterns
Women's pullover sweater knit with stripes made of dashes or rectangles. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for 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 - link is below kit information
- Get the recommended Heartland Yarn at Joann
- See more Striped Sweater Knitting Patterns
Women's short-sleeved pullover sweater with cables and split sleeves. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm/32in to 117cm/46in. Designed by Artesano. Aran weight yarn.
Women's cardigan sweater coat with an 8 row repeat honeycomb cable stitch on the waist and sleeves. Sizes To Fit Bust: 35in/89cm to 55in/139cm. Designed by Tahki Yarns . Aran weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed yarn at Amazon
- See more Cable Cardigan Knitting Patterns
Sheep Backpack or Pillow
Fun rucksack and cushion designed to look like sheep. Cushion and Rucksack in James C. Brett Wildcat - JB322. Bulky weight yarn.
Diamond Pillow and Throw Blanket Set
Cabled blanket and pillow cushion cover knit with diamond cables. Size: throw blanket: 29.5” x 63”. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Mariane Machado for Circulo Yarns.
Patterns for Purchase
10 Cute Little Kids
Great stash buster for leftover scraps of yarn! These tiny dolls are 10 cm / 4 inches tall. With different faces, hair and clothes each Little Kid will become a different character. Designed by Wendy Phillips of dollytime.
Toy in Pocket Seamless Cardi
Baby and child sized cardigan with instructions for teddy bear and owl toys that fit into the pocket. Sizes: 6 months to 4 years. Toy in Pocket Seamless Cardi designed by Rian Anderson. DK weight yarn.
Cable Entrelac Sweater
Unique women's pullover sweater knit with cables in an entrelac technique. Sizes To Fit Chest: 76cm to 132cm / 30in to 52in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
Cable throw blanket with cabled medallions, created by intertwined columns of ribbing, surrounded by smaller, feather-like cables. Designed by Danielle Chalson. Worsted weight yarn.
Graduated Yoke Sweater
Women's pullover sweater with a tapered honeycomb cable panel on the front, and honeycomb cable details on the sleeves. Sizes To Fit Chest: 77cm to 142cm/ 31in to 56in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
Short-sleeved pullover tee top with diamond and rope cables and turtleneck collar. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81 to 107 cm. Designed by Debbie Bliss. Aran weight yarn.
Anthem Button Vest
This looks like a 4 row repeat lace pattern to me. Perfect for any season but especially for warmer weather, this sleeveless cardigan vest has an all-over lace pattern. Sizes To Fit Bust 32/34" 36/38" 40/42" 44/46" 48/50" 52/54". 10561 designed by Sirdar. DK weight yarn. Yarn also available on pattern page.