Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including cardigans, shawls, sweaters, blankets, baby clothes, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 8/7/23
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This triangular shawl with lace stripes is designed to use up scraps, samples or leftovers of your yarn stash. It is written to take advantage of however much yarn you want to use, and can be made larger very easily by working more repeats. It is adaptable to any weight of yarn, from lace to bulky. Designed by Renee Strouts.
Zigzag Eyelet Blanket
Garter stitch blanket with easy eyelet zigzag and diamond patterns for interest. DK weight yarn. Knitted Blanket in Novita Nordic Wool designed by Mari Kangas.
Lace infinity scarf cowl knit with arched and curved lace that looks like shells in a 10 row repeat. Written instructions and chart. Uses just one skein of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Helen Cosgrove-Davies.
Short sleeved cardigan knit with a fern leaf lace. Knit flat and the stitch pattern is charted and written out. Sizes Bust circumference: 33 (37, 41, 45, 49)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Manos del Uruguay.
Lace Eyelet Shawl
Flattering lace shawl knit in three pie shaped wedge sections with a 6 row repeat lace. Shawl can be worked from written instructions or charts. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. DK weight yarn.
Moon's Craters Hat
A cable pattern inspired by the craters on the Moon's surface turn this slightly slouchy hat into an out of this world fashion statement. Kopernikus designed by Anna-Mia Heikkinen. DK weight yarn.
PicKnit Square Cushion
Sampler pillow cover with squares of different textures including Basket stitch, Honeycomb Cable, Stripe, Moss Stitch, Zig Zag Stitch, Large Cable, and more. Great stash buster for scrap yarn. Designed by Marie Wallin. Aran weight yarn.
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Baby Hat and Vest
Matching baby waistcoat and hat knit flat in two colors with fluffy yarn and constracting trim. Sizes 3 Months to 24 Months. Hat sizes Newborn, 1 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, toddler. Baby Hat and Waistcoat in Phildar Phil Douce and Partner 3.5. Aran and DK weight yarn.
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Color Dipped Sweater
Easy color blocked pullover knit in 4 pieces with a 4 row repeat texture. The collar is picked up and knit. Sizes XS (28") to 5X (62"). Designed by Yarnspirations. Worsted weight yarn.
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Shark Attack Hat
Easy child-sized hat designed to look like a shark with an open mouth. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by sherylpedersen
Cropped Cable Vest
Pullover v-neck sweater vest with an 8 row repeat all over cable. Sizes Finished Chest: 37½ (41½, 45½, 49½)”. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Murray
Double Breasted Cropped Cardigan
Women's long sleeved cardigan with with collar and cable and lace panels. Sizes S/M/L/XL/XXL. Super Bulky weight yarn. 2256 designed by Plymouth
Long-sleeved pullover with a stranded colorwork yoke below a turtleneck collar. Great stash buster for leftover yarn. Sizes To Fit Bust: 34in to 45in. Designed by Manos del Uruguay. DK weight yarn.
Mosaic Snowflakes Blanket
Only 1 color is used within 1 row with this slip stich colorwork featuring stylized snowflakes. Perfect for the holidays or all year long. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart.
Sleeveless pullover sweater knit first in the round and then separated for front and back. No picking up stitches. Looks easy to me. Sizes S/M, L/XL. Designed by Nancy Ricci. Aran weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
Annapurna Fairisle Heart Beret
Argyle style hearts circle this tam or beret hat. DK weight yarn. Designed by Louisa Harding
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Bandana style cowl with stripes of wavy drop stitch seafoam lace. Great stash buster. Designed by Kelene Kinnersly.
Gansey or guernsy fisherman inspired poncho knit flat in one piece with knit and purl textures symbolizing hearth, home, and sea. Looks easy to me. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Celia Roberts
Simply elegant top features a leaf lace yoke knit horizontally and a flattering design for many body types. Almost seamless! Instructions are both charted and written. Sizes Finished Bust Measurement: 34(38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches / 86(97, 107, 117, 127, 137)cm. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Kay Hopkins
Half Hexagon Cowl
I love this! Stunning striped infinity scarf cowl with an interesting versatile construction that looks like a labyrinth or pathway to me. Uses 3 colors of DK weight yarn, 2 skeins in solid or semi-solid colorways and 1 skein in variegated colorway. Designed by Ewelina Murach
A functional and stylish everyday knot bag is the optimal size for phone, keys, makeup, and other essentials. Size Height 18m / 7 inches (without handle). T-shirt yarn. Designed by TimeToKnitNZ