Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including scarves, baby sweaters, women's sweaters, hats, toys, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 10/23/23
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Textured, reversible, unisex scarf featuring an interesting cable pattern framing stripes of moss stitch and a ladder texture. DK weight yarn. Designed by Vera Marcu
F725 Cabled Cowls
Cowl in two sizes knit with an 8 round repeat lattice cable pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Vanessa Ewing for Plymouth Yarn.
Sleeveless top knit in two rectangles with stockinette body and contrasting reverse stockinette yoke and seed stitch at armholes. Need know how to use basic stitches. Sizes 82 cm to 115 cm/ 32" to 45". Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kristin Hänselmann. Available in English and German
Striped and color blocked easy cowl knit flat with a 4 row repeat texture and then seamed. DK weight yarn. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand.
Sleeveless cardigan or vest in tunic length knit flat with 4 row repeat in three colors. Designed for beginning knitters. I think the main skill beginners will need is to that you have to divide to knit the front piece. Sizes 30 inches to 62 inches. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Crystal Marin. Web version is free
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Hats for children and adults featuring red squirrels framed with greenery and acorns for adult sizes. Sizes Child [Adult Small, Adult Large]. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Signe Strømgaard for Knitty
Easy blanket with a 4 row repeat lace in two color stripes. Size Approx 28.75" x 39" long. Designed by Vilma Maurer. Bulky weight yarn.
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Easy poncho knit flat in two pieces with a 16 row repeat. No picking up stitches. 3 sizes. DK weight yarn. Pretty poncho in linen and wool designed by Ann Linderhjelm. Available in English and Swedish
Rabbit stuffie that uses less than one skein of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.
Sipp-A-Roo Bottle Cozy
Diagonally striped water bottle sling with a short strap the perfect size for hanging on a bicycle or when pushing a stroller. This felted bottle bag fits a common half-liter bottle (with hints for larger bottles). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by ColorJoy by LynnH
Chevron Wall Hanging
Knitted banner with zigzag stripes and diamonds. Size 12" x 15" / 30.5cm x 38cm, excluding fringe. Great use for leftover yarn! Designed by Lily Design Team. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available. Room photo by Minh Pham
Mod Triangles Blanket
Blanket constructed of squares created from 4 garter stitch triangles. Designed for 5 colors, it's great for stash busting. Finished Measurements: 36" x 36". Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. Aran weight yarn.
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- Get the recommended Premier Basix yarn
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DPNS Sleeping Bag
Cute pouches to store double pointed needles that are perfect for using up leftover scrap yarn and also a great way to learn to use dpns. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kiki Geiger.
Blocks are knit diagonally with stripes of color and different stitch textures and then assembled to create a geometric design. Size 45in x 45in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Manos del Uruguay.
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I just love the linen stitch contrast stripes that give a graceful look to this loose-fitting women's pullover, knit seamlessly from the top down with i-cord finishings. Pattern includes instructions for a short or long sleeve version. Sizes Finished bust measurements: 42” to 66" / 107 cm to 168 cm. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Christina Danaee.
Gansey style sampler blanket with sections of Moss Stitch, Arrows, Beaded Rib, Diamond Brocade, Diagonal Stripe, Double Moss. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Size 42" x 52". Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team
READ Kindle Cozy and Tablet Cover
A stack of books with an open book on top sits above the word READ on this ereader cover with button flap closure. Size to fit the Kindle Paperwhite, but can be adjusted to fit other devices by adding more lozenge patterns. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by By the Fibreside
A White Christmas Shadowbox
Three dimensional Christmas scene in a box. The finished box measures about 23 cm / 9 inches wide, 19 cm / 8 inches tall and 6.5 cm / 2.5 inches deep. Plastic canvas panels help it to keep its shape. There are lots of fun knitted details, including a cottage, trees, a post box and a snowman. Designed by Frankie Brown. Great stash buster for scrap DK weight yarn. This consists of a bundle several pattern steps.
Jolly Bauble Pillow
Fun cushions knit to look like Christmas tree ornaments. Super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations. A kit is also available.
Fruity Friends Toys
These cute knitted fruit amigurumi come from the talented Amanda Berry! Includes Apple, Cherries, Orange, Banana, Blueberry Single Cherry, Grapes, Lemon, Pear, Pineapple, Watermelon Slice. Variety of sizes from about 1 inch to 8 inches. Make them for your children, grandchildren, local preschool or primary school - or just to fill a fruitbowl for your kitchen! Great stash buster for DK weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
Pullover baby sweater with rainbow striped heart. Sizes To Fit Age: 6 Months to 4 Years. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Phildar.
This square hat knit is knit sideways flat, seamed, and finished with tassels. Great showcase for self-striping and variegated yarn. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Berroco.
Elegant bag with freeform felted flowers on the drawstrings and embellishing the bag. Knit mostly in knit stitches and felted. Approximately 8” wide x 9 1/2” high x 4” deep after felting (Not including handle). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team. Pictured project by kiwi-knot
Grandiose Gatherer Basket
Storage basket knit with a 4 round repeat. Great stashbuster! Size Approx 11½" [29 cm] diameter by 15" [38 cm] tall (unfolded). Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Nordic Hot Water Bottle Cover
A fair isle design of flowers or snowflakes, reindeer, hearts, and geometric patterns cover this hot water bottle cozy that can be knit flat or in the round. DK weight yarn. Designed by Marie Wallin.
Yikes Stripes Baby Cardigan
Simple top down baby cardigan with assymetric intarsia stripes and optional star stitch waist. Sizes Nb/3m/6m/12m (2y/4y/6y/8y). DK weight yarn. Designed by Yarn-Madness.
Scarf with a woven look with diamond shapes created through the entrelac technique of knitting small rectangles and joining as you go. DK weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. May only be free for a limited time.
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Check Texture Pullover
Men's pullover sweater with shawl collar and a texture of large checks or squares. Sizes 35 to 51 in. / 87 cm to 127 cm. 7408 designed by Elle Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Knitted Animal Friends: Knitting Patterns for Adorable Animal Dolls, Their Clothes and Accessories
Free with Kindle Unlimited or available for purchase. There are a total of 13 knitted animals, all have the same basic body, with a few color variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities. Includes Duck, Squirrel, Cat, Fox, Mouse, Dog, Ram, Hedgehog, Owl, Pig, Horse, Racoon, and Hare. Great stash buster, too! Sport weight yarn. Designed by Louise Crowther.
Charter Bucket Bag
A cinchable sturdy drawstring bag with quilted texture, that can be worn crossbody or over the shoulder. Size Height 9.75”, Depth 5” (base), Width 8.5” (base). Strap length 34.5”. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Whistle and Wool (Angie Bivins). A kit is also available.
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ZigBagZ Mini Collection
Set of patterns for 2 water bottle carriers and small purse with zigzag stripes in self-striping yarn with solid contrast. BottleZig for half-liter or sport bottles. SportZig holds a liter water bottle or a 2-cup Thermos(tm). BabyZig bag is perfect for wallet, keys and cell phone. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lynn DT Hershberger.