Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including blankets, home decor, cardigans, sweaters, shawls, scarves, mitts, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 10/2/23
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Zigzag stripes with diamonds and dots create beautiful matching hat, scarf, and mittens. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Hatton
Essentials Baby Sweater
Baby pullover with 3 color stripes. Yoke and sleeves are knit sideways which puts the stripes perpendicular to the horizontal striped body. Sizes Newborn, 3 months, 6 months. DK weight yarn. Designed by Yarnplaza.com.
Beginner cocoon cardigan knit flat in one rectangle with seed/moss stitch, stockinette, and ribbing. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Kyla Anastasia Osminin
Retro Hooded Pullover
Dramatic asymmetric pullover sweater with two zippered openings, one at neckline and other at hem. DK weight yarn. Sizes to fit bust 87 cm [35”] to 132 cm [52”]. Designed by Elle Yarns
Double Up Cable Collar Scarf
Get the look of wearing a beautiful cable knit sweater beneath your coat without the bulk with this collared scarf! Perfect for transitional weather, this scarf features a panel of 6 row repeat horseshoe cables topped with a cozy double-thick ribbed turtleneck. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Emily Berney
Square shawl with with a variety of lace patterns including diamonds, chevrons, zigzags, eylet flowers, and more. Lace weight yarn. K3065BC J designed by Dorte Rønnov for BC Garn.
Diamond Lace Gauntlet
Fingerless mitts knit flat with lace diamond pattern. Designed to help knitters learn to use lace charts. Designed by Jessica Powers. Uses one skein 100 - 110 yards (91 - 101 m) of DK weight yarn.
Easy beginner pullover poncho-style top knit in two rectangles with a 4 row repeat lace stitch and seamed. Great for layering over sweaters. Need to use basic stitches and basic lace knitting. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Michele C Meadows.
Cable and Check Poncho
Lushly textured poncho knit flat in two rectangles with a basketweave checkerboard texture and cable. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sherril Steele-Carlin.
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Sunflower and Bees Wall Hanging
Nature inspired banner with sunflowers, bees and their hive, ladybugs, and roses. Size 100cm / 40" long and 28cm / 11" wide. Designed by Val Pierce. Bulky weight yarn.
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Modern Lodge Pullover
Long-sleeved pullover sweater with ribbed shawl collar. Sizes 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) in. / 96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Worsted weight yarn.
Owl Ornament or Toy
Owl stuffie with Santa hat and scarf that will look super cute on your Christmas tree or other decorations. Also a cute small toy. Knit flat in individual parts then stuffed and sewn together. Finished size: about 6 inches tall. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Au bout du pré. A kit is also available.
Long Swing Waist Coat
Sleeveless cardigan vest knit sideways in garter stitch, with options for short or long length. No picking up stitches. Sizes To Fit Bust: 109cm/41in to 124cm/49in. Designed by Ros Wilson for Manos del Uruguay. Aran weight yarn.
Koda the Puppy
Super huggable toy puppy dog softie knit flat on two needles.. His legs bend so he can sit or lay down. He is soft and cuddly like a ragdoll. Designed by Tricia Wood. Aran weight yarn.
Purple Rain Sweater
Women's A line pullover sweater with a gorgeous cabled yoke in contrasting color knitted top down and seamless with contrasting striped cuffs and hem. Sizes Finished bust measurements: 40” to 50" / 102 cm to 127 cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Kershaw
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Checked Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Colorful hot water bottle cover with a two color checkerboard design in a 6 row repeat. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Kathy Pususta for Blue Sky Fibers.
Matching lace beanie, fingerless mitts, and cowl knit with a 8 round repeat. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Silja Devine.
For the horse lovers in your life! An intarsia horse gallops across this large felted satchel. There is also a pattern for a goose in flight. Size 15” across x 6” deep x 12” high (not including handles) after felting. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lina De Montigny
Baby Slipover Vest
V-neck pullover baby vest with stripes and contrasting garter stitch yoke. Sizes 3/6 months, 9/12 months, 18/24 months. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Schachenmayr/. Available in English and German
Infinity scarf loop cowl knit flat with a cable and lace design. Want a scarf instead? Just don't seam when you're done. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. May only be free for a limited time. A kit is also available.
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Tulip Time Bottle Carrier
Water container sling features a tulip pattern in fairisle-style stranded knitting. To help support the weight of a 600ml bottle of water, the straps overlap to wrap right around the bottle. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sheila Stokes
Electric Diamond Afghan
Striped garter stitch triangles create a pattern of bright and dark contrasting diamond shapes. Designed for 13 colors, including some gradients, it's great for stash busting. Dimensions: About 46 x 54 in. (117 x 137 cm). Designed by Irina Poludnenko. Bulky weight yarn.
Casual Cables Sweaters
Pullover sweaters for men and women with 8 row repeat cables. Women's sweater features a flattering flared ribbed peplum and turtleneck collar. Men's features a v-neck collar. Sizes Women 76cm/30in to 102cm/40in Men 86cm/34in to 112cm/44in. Designed by Patons. Aran weight yarn.
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Cherish Shoulder Bag
Large bag with Celtic cable panel on flap. Size: Bag: 40cm/16in to 36cm/14in. Designed by Artesano. Aran weight yarn.
Magnificent Striped Scarf
Striped lace scarf knit with lace sections and feather and fan striped ends. Designed for at least 5 colors, it's great for stash-busting. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Chavie Fiszer
Two Color Four Squares Afghan
Blanket created from four different slip stich squares that create variations on a checkerboard and grid looks. Knit in four strips and seamed together. Size About 52"x 52" (132 x 132 cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
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Dotted Diamonds Shawl
Rectangular shawl with main section of mosaic diamonds in easy slip stitch colorwork (one color yarn per row) bordered with zigzag chevron lace. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Michael Harrigan.
Baby Smilla Hat
Choose from Hearts, Hugs and Kisses XOX, Elephants, Stripes for your baby and small child sized hats knit flat. Sizes Newborn to 4 years. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by MillaMia
Easy two color blanket created with garter stitch mitered squares alternating striped and solid colors. Approx 56" [142 cm] square. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Caron. A kit is also available.
Oxford Envelope Tablet Cover
Handsome envelope style device cases are knitted in a very simple 4 row repeat 2 color slip stitch pattern to give a thick, protective fabric. Instructions are given for two sizes, to fit an iPad or Kindle, with tips on adapting the pattern for other sized devices. Rated easy by Ravelrers. DK weight yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown
Patterns for Purchase
Deephaven Cabled Cowl
This cabled cowl knit in worsted weight wool can be worn in a single loop or doubled up for extra warmth. It is worked flat and seamed after blocking. Want a scarf instead? Just don't seam at the end. It can be worn lots of different ways. Designed by Bonnie Sennott
Dinosaurs parade around the yoke of this pullover. Sizes Finished garment chest circumference: 29 to 67 inches / 73.5 to 170 cm. Designed by HuntHandKnits. DK weight yarn.
Brielle Pocket Wrap
A comfortable and all around shawl, with pockets and a subtle leaf lace design. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emily J. Girlpower Designs.
Lace Heart and Chain Hat
This hat looks like it was inspired by heart shaped lockets on necklaces with its lace heart motifs with lace chains leading up the crown. Child and adult sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by ViTalina Craft
Fair Isle Square Hat
A two color diamond vortex design knit in a square shape with ties at the top to form a crown. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Dejana Knezevic.
Loopy Puffy Cardigan
Cozy oversized garter stitch cardigan with dropped shoulders and puffy shaped sleeves and 1x1 rib trim. Sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL. The assembly of this cardigan is super easy as the only seams you need to sew are the shoulder seams. Knitting with super bulky yarn and large needles means you will be able to whip up this cardigan in no time at all! Designed by Gillian Docherty - Loopy Handmade. A kit is also available.