Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including sweaters, women's cardigans, toys, accessories, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 11/13/23
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Inside Cat Bookmark
Cat shaped bookmark designed by the talented Anna Hrachovec. Uses only 30 - 40 yards (27 - 37 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Great for scrap yarn and stash busting. Designed by Anna as a companion to her children’s book, Catside Up, Catside Down, which demonstrates prepositions with photos of knitted cats.
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Cushy garter stitch scarf created from triangles that are placed to create prismatic, pinwheel, and geometric patterns. Great for stash-busting Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Erin Black
Aran Skull Cap
One skein beanie hat knit flat with a 4 row repeat cable pattern. Uses one skein 142 - 153 yards (130 - 140 m) of Aran yarn. Designed by Andria Williamson.
Collection of knitted plant amigurumis knit flat on straight needles from the genius of Amanda Berry. Includes Barry Ball Cactus: 7.5in/19cm, Bella Blue Column Cactus: 7in/18cm, Beth Bonsai Tree: 9in/23cm, Sally Saguaro Cactus 9in/22cm, Simon Spider Plant: 5in/13cm, Victor Venus Fly Trap: 8in/20cm. Great gifts for Christmas, for someone who needs cheering up, for kid play houses, and more.
This clever shrug is based on a Victorian garment called a hug-me-tight knitted in one piece sideways with two seams at back. Blue version is knit in DK weight which results in a wider garmment. Cream version is knit with The cream version two strands of laceweight yarn or one of fingering weight. Designed by Jennie Atkinson.
Fruit Salad Bunting
Fruit pennants designed to look like a watermelon slice, pineapple, strawberry, and citrus slices like orange, lemon, and lime. Designed by Frankie J. DK weight yarn.
Beautiful pullover features a lovely lace yoke and is knit seamlessly from the top down. Sizes Bust: 33” to 70" / 85.5cm to 178 cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Alison Green.
Argyle Kindle or Tablet Cardigan
Sleeve for tablet or ereader with a stranded diamond argyle design. Customize size with number of repeats. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Julia Farmer. Pictured project by Urieka
Glamorous long line cardigan with flared bell sleeves and pleated look created with ribbing. Perfect for a special evening or at the resort or beach. DK weight yarn. 36 Coat in Lana Grossa Silkhair .
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Falmouth Shrug Cardigan
Cocoon cardigan with contrasting ribbed shawl collar knit flat in one piece. Beginning knitters would need to feel comfortable working decreases as well as basic stitches and changing colors. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald
Boxy Hat or Bag
Easy versatile project knit in the round that creates a cute hat or pouch. Includes photo tutorials. Worsted weight yarn. Mrs. Claus Boxy Hat designed by Tellybean Knits.
Snow Day Sweater
A friendly snowman waves hello from this long sleeved pullover. Sizes Finished Chest: 34 to 62 in. / 86.5 to 157.5 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Spots and Stripes Socks
A self-striping yarn alternating with a contrasting solid creates a dotted pattern on the leg and top of these socks and stripes on the sole. 6 sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Spotty Socks designed by Jane Burns
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Myrtle Beach Washcloth
Easy striped dishcloth knit in 2 row repeat seed stitch. Knit in 3 colors of Worsted weight yarn, it's easy to match any color scheme and perfect for scrap yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Women's pullover knit with 2 color stripes in a staggered stripe texture using pink and marzipan shades. Sizes Bust: 35 to 62" / 89.5 to 159 cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amy Christoffers
Lace Stitch Cami and Skirt
Women's vest or camisole with peplum and matching long flared skirt. Sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kathy Perry.
Sampler slipover knit with 6 different stitches. Front and back are knit in strips of blocks of color and texture. Great for stash busting. Sizes 28" [71 cm] to 62" [157.5 cm]. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Block Patterned Hat and Pouch
Matching beanie hat and clutch with striped section, designed as an introduction to colorwork using the Fair Isle technique. Pouch is perfect for pencils, dpns, and other small items. Pouch Size: 22cm x 7.5cm (8.5in x 3in). Great stash buster for Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns
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Adorable little owl stuffies. All parts are knitted flat and sewn up at the end. No circular knitting is required. Great stash buster for scrap yarn! Perfect stocking stuffer. Finished size: 7.5cm / 3 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. May only be free for a limited time.
Twig Lace Scarf
A 12 row repeat lace pattern creates a stylish one skein scarf. Uses one skein 300-400 yards of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Weir.
Quick and Cozy Blanket
An easy-to-memorize 4-row repeat creates a beautiful, snuggly color blocked blanket that's soft to the touch. Size Approx 48" [122 cm] x 54" [137 cm]. Designed by Red Heart. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Cable Mock Neck Pullover
Classic men’s pullover sweater features a textured blend of 3 different cable panels with simple ribbed stitches to frame the cables. Sizes 28-34" [71-86.5 cm] to 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Gayle Bunn. A kit is also available.
Owl Book Bag
This wise owl tote is perfect for packing library books, school books, or anything else. Knit flat in eparate front and back pieces. The eyes and nose are knitted separately and sewn on. Approximately 30cm / 12” wide x 32cm / 12” high (Not including handle). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lincraft.
Personalized alphabet sweaters in sizes to fit all the family, including a knit teddy bear with its own sweater! Select any letter and knit into the front panel using the intarsia method or duplicate stitch. It's a great way to personalize a gift! Women's sizes To Fit Chest 32in to 58in/ 81cm to 147cm. Men's sizes To Fit Chest 34in to 60in/ 86cm to 152cm. Child's sizes 2 to 13 years. Teddy Bear height standing 13in/33cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns
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Grande Squish Cowl
Quick cowl with large cables that you can knit in just a few hours, making it perfect for gifting or wearing in that unexpected cold snap. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Barley and Flax.
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Totally Toasty Scarf
This scarf is a textured mixture of lace rib, cables and a cable with lace. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns
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Hearts and Stars Baby Blanket
Sampler baby blanket with bands of different stitch patterns with heart and star motifs as well as zigzag, diamonds, and grid patterns. Designed by Ellie Woods. DK weight yarn.
Christmas Snowman Festive Wreath
Winter wreath with two snow people cozy under a shared sweater, surrounded by snow and a starry sky, with bells and streetlamp. Sirdar 10651. DK weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Sleeveless pullover features five different stitch patterns in a patchwork or sampler look! The tank is knit flat from the bottom up in four pieces. Sizes Bust – 36 (40, 46, 50, 53, 56)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Therese Chynoweth.
Baby Layette Set
Baby set with matching blanket, cardigan, onesie dungaries, and booties, knit with cables and texture. Sizes To Fit Age: Prem to 9-12 Months, Blanket: 51x61cm. Fingering weight yarn. Childrens in King Cole Cherished 4Ply 5983
Cable Sweater and Scarf
Sweater with honeycomb cable sleeves and ribbed roll neck with matching scarf featuring the same statement cable knit pattern. 6 Sizes 32 inches to 54 inches. Chunky weight yarn. Kelp Sleeve Sweater Sirdar 10706. Kit also available
One skein hat entwined with cables which trace their path from the brim into a ring of knotted hearts, and up into a flowerlike crown. Two sizes are included, each requiring a single skein of DK-weight yarn. Designed by Amy van de Laar.