Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including cardigans, shawls, sweaters, toys, ponchos, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 7/31/23
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Open Cables Vest
Sleeveless cardigan vest with cable and rib design. Sizes To Fit Bust: 82cm/32in to 146cm/57in. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Caledon Hills
Something Happy Shawl
Easy triangular shawl knit in stripes of solid garter stitch, solid garter stitch, and 4 row repeat mesh lace, finished with a picot edge. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Olya Mikesh Designs.
This little house is so adorable and it doubles up as a box with a roof that opens. Inspired by the stone cottages of the Cotswolds in England, the walls are decorated with lots of flowers created with simple embroidery stitches. The finished cottage measures roughly 14 cm wide and tall and 11 cm deep (5½ x 5½ x 4½“) and the structure is provided by plastic canvas. Great for scrap yarn and leftovers! DK weight yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown who has really outdone herself this time!
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the Ultra Stiff 7 count plastic canvas at Amazon
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Busy Beaver Hat
Baby hat with ears and face details so it looks like a beaver. Aran weight yarn. Web pattern for size 0-3 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
- Get the free knitting pattern for size 0-3 months
- Get printable pdf with sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, & 2T+ on Etsy
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Aran Wrap Poncho
Cabled buttoned front ruana style poncho with collar buttoned in front with Ensign Braid Cables, Puff Stitch on a 4 row texture background. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Nazanin Fard for Red Heart.
Be You Sweater
The heart on this pullover contains a positive message for the wearer and anyone they meet: "Be You" Sizes To Fit Chest: 81-86cm/32-34 inches to 142-147cm/56-58 inches. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
Top with Lace
Slipover lace sweater with deep v neck and wrapped front with net lace on bodice and zigzag lace on hips. Aran weight yarn. Sizes to fit bust 76/82 cm [30”/32”], 92/97 cm [36”/38”] and 102/107 cm [40”/42”]. Top with Lace in Schachenmayr Micro 6647. Available in English and German
More Free Patterns
Draped front with body knit flat in one piece with an 8 row repeat. It looks like there's no picking up stitches. Sizes To Fit Bust: 32in to 52in. DK weight yarn. Designed by Judith Shangold for Manos del Uruguay.
Esther Summer Poncho
Easy lacy poncho knit in the round with eyelet rows and drop stitch openwork. Tie is crocheted but you could substitute knit. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Berroco.
Huggable panda stuffie. Skills/techniques used in this pattern: Knit and purl stitches. Working in the round. Decreases and increases. Size Height: 13” Circumference: 11½”. Chunky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Premier Bloom Chenille yarn at Amazon
- Get the recommended Premier Parfait Chunky yarn at Amazon
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Pop Art Shawl
Colorful shawl knit in bright wedges trimmed with black, shaped with short rows. Reminds me of stained glass. Great stash buster for four or more colors. Designed by Afifa Sayeed. DK weight yarn.
Fingerless mitts inspired by the growth of new plants using twisted stitches, simple increases and decreases, and cables. Uses less than one skein of the recommended Fingering weight yarn. Sizes XS (5.5" wrist), S (6" wrist), M (6.5" wrist), L (7" wrist). Designed by Emma Jaeger.
Washington Park Shawl
Triangle shawl knit sideways in garter stitch and lace with large eyelets. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Hanna Maciejewska for Malabrigo.
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- Get the recommended Malabrigo Arroyo yarn
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Tiny Explorer Owl
Small owl toy stuffie that's perfect for stash busting. Finished size: 14cm/5.5in long. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Louise Walker
Mountain Landscape Sweater
An intarsia scene of mountains at sunset turns this sweater into artwork. Sizes S (M, L, XL, XXL). Fingering weight yarn. Great stash buster. Designed by Bergere de France. Available in English, Dutch, French
Silent Night Capelet And Tree Skirt
Probably the most unusual idea for a matching set I've seen. Cabled poncho with button front and matching Christmas tree skirt. The cable pattern looks like the lines of stained glass or snowflake crystals. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Donna Yacino.
Patterns for Purchase
Best Buddies Baby Comforters
Three baby lovey blankie toys including teddy bear, frog, and fox. Perfect for stashbusting and leftover yarn. Designed by Petra Herrmann. Sport weight yarn.
Cozy Cabled Cowl
Cable infinity scarf worked flat, starting with a provisional cast on, and grafted together at the end. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Julie Mitchell of LeafandBerry
For The Love of Waffles Cardigan
Chunky, cropped, (almost) seamless cardigan knit with a 4 row repeat waffle stitch texture. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Quick knit in chunky yarn. Designed by JaimeCreates
Easy teddy bear stuffie. Her arms and legs are button and thread jointed and her body, head and nose are knitted in one piece. This is a relatively easy pattern with only basic knitting stitches needed and is knitted using 2 strands of yarn together. Finished size is approx 15ins / 38cms. Designed by HoneyBeeBears.
A contemporary triangular shawl featuring a cable panel surrounded by classic garter stitch. The pattern comes with fully written and charted instructions so you can choose which you prefer to work from. DK weight yarn. Designed by Hélène for KnitsByHestialice