Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including Christmas, blankets, bags, shawls, women's cardigans, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 11/6/23
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Inspired by the Southwestern US desert, this one skein triangular shawl features sections depicting mesquite tree pods and Cholla cactus and the edging inspired by the Santa Catalina mountains. Uses one skein of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Callahan. A larger version is also available further down this page.
Step Right Up Scarf
This easy colorful one skein scarf is knit with a 2 row repeat that creates a zigzag that showcases gradient yarn as well as creating a naturally wavy edge. Uses one skein 100 grams of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Carrolldj of Darn Knit Anyway. There's also a crochet version included in pattern
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Knit for a Happier World Wall Hanging
Knitted banner with a positive message about knitting. Size 41 cm / 16 inches wide and 43 cm / 17 inches high. Designed by Filipa Carneiro. Aran weight yarn. Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish
Zigzags in eyelets and texture add figure-flattering details to this long-sleeved v-neck pullover sweater. Sizes 34 to 52 inches. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Phildar.
Fair Isle Fancy Dining Set
Placements and Cutlery Holders knit with a colorful hearts, stripes, and geometric patterns, perfect for weddings, showers, birthdays, and Valentine's Day. DK weight yarn. Designed by Katie Jones for Hobbii. A kit is also available.
Snowman with Hat and Scarf
Snowman toy knit flat including scarf and bobble hat. Size 38cm / 15 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Frederica Patmore for Prima.
Fairground Feet Socks
A lace cuff takes the best advantage of striped yarn in these cuff down heel flap socks. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jane Burns
Bag and Hat
Matching beanie and purse with knit rose closure, both knit flat in a gradient yarn. Bulky weight yarn. R2015 designed by Rico
Wonderwool Pocket Scarf
Two row repeat seeded rib scarf with cabled pockets. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Skacel Knitting.
Elegant Cabled Cardigan
Casual with an easy elegance, this longline cardigan knit in a sophisticated cable pattern and deep V-neck front. Sizes XS to L. Worsted weight yarn. Long-Cardigan in Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine Cotton 120 S8948. Available in English, Dutch, French, German
Pumpkin Spice Afghan
Fun modular blanket featuring steaming coffee cups and mitered squares in colors reflecting the favorite flavor of the season. Size 71in/180cm square. Designed for 8 colors, it's great for stash busting Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
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Living Your Best Vest
V-neck pullover vest or top with 8 row repeat texture. Sizes To Fit Chest: 81cm to 147cm / 32 inches to 58 inches. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. Bulky weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Cable Boot Cuff
Versatile boot toppers can beworn over a boot or tucked inside. Pictured cuffs in blue took one 4 oz. skein of the recommended Aran yarn for the pair. Designed by Cindy Papken.
Felted Shopping Bag
Tote with handles with a stripe and diamond pattern and colors that echo the beauty of the Southwestern desert. Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] wide by 12 ins [30.5 cm] tall. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons
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Mini Animal Mascots
Bear, bunny, fox, and mouse softies knit with the same body. All parts are knitted flat and sewn up at the end. Size 8-11cm / 3-4.5 inches. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. DK weight yarn. May only free a limited time.
Once Around Cowl
Comfy cowl features a 10 round repeat Sand Cable Stitch pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser.
Christmas Santa toy knit flat. Finished size: Height: 38cm / 15”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Frederica Patmore for Prima. A kit is also available.
Currant Cowl and Wrist Warmers
Matching Tube Scarf and fingerless mitts knit with faux cable lace. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. A kit is also available.
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Pink Lace Sweater
Women's pullover sweater knit with feather and fan lace framing a seed stitch panel. Sizes 36 – 40 (42/44). DK weight yarn. 09 Jumpover in Lana Grossa Silkhair
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A lovely textured dish cloth knit with a diamond and flower texture design with contrasing border with zigzag texture. Great housewarming gift as well as stash buster for scrap Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Yesenia Barreto for Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Sleeveless pullover vest or top with textured yoke. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Small tote with one long handle and one short. Thread the long handle through the short and wear it on your wrist. The bag is worked in the round in a linen stitch. Includes instructions for a covered base to give a flat bottomed bag. 2 sizes 15 cm / 6 inches tall and 23 cm / 9 inches. Uses one skein of DK weight yarn, 50g for the small bag and 90g for the bigger one. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Cable Cowl and Muff
Matching infinity scarf and handwarmer knit with cable and beaded rib pattern. Knit flat. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
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Extra Extra Cowl
Funnel shaped cowl knit in the round from the top-down, in four easy stitch patterns: decorative rib, eyelet increase, chevron, and garter stitch. This is a quick knit in Aran weight yarn. Designed by Nancy Whitman.
Cape or Poncho with T-Rex inspired short sleeves knit with a combination of two-color brioche and garter stitch adds another texture and color dimension to the pattern. 5 Sizes. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Susanne Sommer. Available in English and German
Bliss Shawl Knitting Pattern
Shell lace bordered shawl with a delicate curve is formed by working short rows. Wear as a shawl or scarf. Sport weight yarn. Designed by AmandaLilleyDesigns
Lace Hearts Fingerless Gloves
Romantic fingerless mitts with 3 lace hearts and eyelet cable cuffs, perfect for weddings and other special occasions. 3 sizes Child, Teenager, Women. DK weight yarn. Detailed easy written Instructions in 2 languages: English and French.
Valentine Plaids Hats
Set of three baby hats with different plaid patterns bordered with hearts. Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by LittleRedWindow
Entwined Hot Water Bottle Cover
A combination of twisted stitches and cables create this entwined cozy. Instructions are included for a 2.5-liter hot water bottle and a 1.75-quart (2-liter) hot water bottle. Designed by KnotablyAccessorized