Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including sweaters, hats, Christmas toys, scarves, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 11/27/23
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Country Roads Cardigan
Cardigan sweater with sections of 5 different colors and 5 different stitches and broken rib sleeves. Great for stash busting. Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X). Designed by Lion Brand. DK weight yarn.
A stunning knit lace peplum along with lace sleeve cuffs create a stunning look on this pullover sweater with an option for long sleeves or capped sleeves. Sizes 32in to 42in / 81cm to 107cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Louisa Harding.
Christmas Bitsy Baby
Pocket sized doll is all snuggly and warm in a Christmas Snow Suit with a matching hat and scarf and bringing home a doll sized Christmas tree. Finished size: 14cm /5.5”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Claire Fairall.
Lace scarf with a reversible diamond or leaf lace pattern based on stocking stitch. Uses one skein (100g) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Georgie Hallam (tikki).
Sleeveless open sided pullover vest knit in a 2 row repeat Seed Rib. Sizes S to 2X. Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald. Worsted weight yarn.
Double-layered lace mittens with picot cuffs, with one layer for warmth and a top layer for looks. Sizes Women's S, M, L. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cambria Washington
Neckwarmer knit flat with a diamond lattice pattern in cables and twisted stitches. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
Holiday stocking with a plaid motif worked in stranded colourwork. Designed by Galt House of Yarn. Bulky weight yarn.
Easy scarf with a 12 row repeat basketweave texture. Uses one skein of the recommended Aran weight yarn (7 oz / 198 g). Designed by Sarah Blalock.
Color Blocked Cowl and Mitts
Easy set of of neckwarmer and fingerless mitts knit flat in garter stitch with stylish color blocking. I think this would be good for beginners. DK weight yarn. Block it Out Cowl and Block Top Mitts designed by Mindy Abodeely.
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Miss Rachel Hat
This hat features a line of trees above and a line of hearts below, perhaps below ground, creating a beautiful design that could represent many ideas such as being grounded, loving nature, and more. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Tanis Gray.
Victorian Pence Jug
Pence jugs were sort of a Victorian change purse: small bags meant to hold coins, though it’s unknown if it was a decorative object or a working purse. This is an 1884 version from The Young Ladies Journal: The Complete Guide to the Work Table. Size 3.25” tall though can be knit larger. Thread weight yarn. Designed by Vicki Monthei.
Everyday Stripe Sweater
The color blocking on this pullover creates the look of an empire waist in color. Bulky weight yarn. Sizes To Fit Bust: 32 inches to 8 inches / 81 to 147 cm. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. A kit is also available.
More Free Patterns
Flame Stitch Scarf
Scarf with stylish yet cozy wavy texture in 32 row repeat. Uses one skein of the recommended Worsted weight yarn (7 oz / 198 g). Designed by Bernat.
Easy Floppy Hat
Not pinned. Easy hat knit flat in one rectangle with a two row repeat Twisted Rib and then seamed. I think this would be a great beginner pattern. Includes photo tutorials. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Edie Eckman.
Samuel the Skiing Snowman
Snowman toy living its best life on skis. Knit flat including scarf and bobble hat. Includes instructions for making the skis and poles. Size 7 inches high. DK weight yarn. Designed by Phoeny.
Lizard Ridge Dishcloth
Dish cloth knit with the wavy Lizard Ridge pattern which looks great whether solid colors or variegated yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Laura Aylor. Pictured project by fyrefly
Cardigan sweater with squares and triangles of 4 different colors and different textures including seed stitch, horizontal dash, and triangle stitch. Great for stash busting. Designed by Lion Brand. Bulky weight yarn.
Cabled iPad and other Tablet Sleeve
Sleeve for tablet with an 8 row repeat cable pattern. Uses one skein 150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by haramis designs.
Santa Fe Turquoise Trail Scarf
Inspired by the scenic byway in New Mexico, this lace scarf or stole uses design elements from the American Southwest. Lace weight yarn. Designed by Mara Bishop Statnekov.
One skein lace scarf with lace ends. Uses one skein of Sport weight yarn. Designed by Laura Nelkin.
Women's fitted pullover knit with a 2 row repeat with a slight flared peplum for a figure flattering silhouette. Sizes 32in to 42in / 81cm to 107cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Pat Menchini.
Lace scarf knit with a 2 row repeat. Uses one 100g skein of aran weight yarn. Cotton Lace Scarf designed by Lion Grand.
Branch Rib Vest
V-neck pullover vest or top knit with a 10 row repeat Branch Rib stitch pattern. Sizes To Fit Chest: 33 inches to 51 inches / 82cm to 127cm. Sleeveless Pullover 7075 designed by Saprotex International Design Studio. DK weight yarn.
Little Hearts Hat and Mitts
Matching fingerless mittens and hat swith cute heart shaped colourwork that stands for love and friendship. 3 Sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Herzchen designed by Christina Werge who says the name is not only the German diminutive for ‘heart‘ but also used for very lovely persons. Available in English and German
Patchwork pullover tunic with large patches of 9 different colors and 7 different stitches. Great for stash busting. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
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Zigzag Hat, Mittens and Cowl
Matching accessories with cozy zig zag texture using just knit and purl stitches. Instructions to knit flat or in the round. Designed by Faye Perriam-Reed. Worsted or Aran weight yarn.
Flattering pullover sweater with empire waist. Sizes To Fit Bust/Chest: 32 in (81cm) / 44 in (111cm). Designed by Lily Go. Sport or DK Weight yarn.
Beira Scarf or Stole
Long rectangular wrap features an undulating wave pattern at the edges, with a central diamond-shape outlined with cables and a textured slip-stitch pattern. 2 sizes - 10" x 75" and 16" x 75". Designed by Anne Podlesak. DK weight yarn.
Bordered Basket Weave Blanket
Easy reversible basketweave blanket with a cute lacy border. 2 sizes: Medium: 76cm x 81cm Large: 118cm x 129cm. Aran/Worsted weight yarn. Designed by KnitSewMake.
Gesha Shoulder Cape
Easy neckwarmer looks like it's knit flat in garter stitch and ribbing. Super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Grace Rose for WomanOnTheWater.
Intarsia Hot Water Bottle Covers
Individual patterns for hot water bottle cozies featuring animals, storybook characters, landscapes, and other motifs. More than 100 patterns to choose from. Designed by BernieBeeKnits
Poncho knit flat with basketweave texture. Suitable for confident beginner. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Heather Corcoran of TheLonelySea.