Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including Christmas projects, one skein patterns, women's sweaters, hats, baby clothes, shawls, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/4/23
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Free to Dec 31 2023 Textures abound in this triangular sampler shawl. From the garter stitch edges with eyelets details to the body of of stockinette, lace and lace texture, and finishing with the stunning lace edging – this shawl is a joyful celebration of knitting lace! Sport weight yarn. Designed by Lynette Meek.
Free through June 2025 The simple but beautiful combination of these cables create a forest of fir trees in the Tannenbaum Hat. Instructions for the cables are charted and written. DK weight yarn. Designed by Camilyn Crane.
6 Pattern Ebook
Set of matching accessories, each knit with one skein of DK weight yarn. Includes Hopscotch Headband and Mitts knit flat in a 4 row repeat double moss texture, Tenderfoot Scarf and Mitts knit flat in garter stitch, and Dotty Cowl and Dotty Mitts knit flat in a dotted texture. Designed by Jo Hazell-Watkins.
Merry Christmas Bunting
Easy holiday garland of letters spelling out "Merry Christmas". Each letter is approximately 13cm (5in) tall. You can even use the letters for other messages, like if you want to say "Hi Terry" ;) DK weight yarn. Designed by Ann Franklin.
Rudolph Christmas Sweaters
Christmas jumper with reindeer Rudolph with a pompom red nose in adult and child sizes. Sizes Adult Chest: 92 to 142 cm / 36 to 55”. Child Sizes 2 - 12 years. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by DROPS Design.
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A Rug and a Hug for a Mug
Set of cup cozy and coaster mat knit with a basketweave texture. Uses less than one ball (56 - 61 yards / 51 - 56 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by the barbarian horde.
Lucina Shell Cowl
One skein cowl knit with the Lucina Shell lace stitch. Uses one ball 50g of DK weight yarn. F544 Baby Alpaca Cherish Cowl designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
Long Beach Washcloth
Dishcloth knit with star stitch stripes for texture and color. Knit in 4 colors so it's great for stash busting. Size About 10 x 10 in. (25.5 x 25.5 cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Knit shorts with ribbed hems and waist. Sizes S, M, L and XL. Designed by we are knitters. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Cable hat for women and men knit with a 12 round repeat and a stretch brim that integrates into the cable design. Knit with one 100 g ball of DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman.
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Striped Mitered Blanket
Throw created from striped mitered squares in garter stitch knit with self striping yarn and assembled to form a sawtoothed edge. Size Approx 54 x 72" [137 x 183 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Pictured project by SaraBethHorton
Lazy Daisy All-in-One Baby Dress
Easy baby dress knit flat from the top down in one piece with back seam. Sizes 0-3 months and also in preemie sizes. Uses one (75 g or less) ball of DK weight yarn. Designed by marianna mel.
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Rainbow Kitchen Set
Knit a set of fabulous, easy dishcloths and towels in 2 row repeat zigzag stripes with all the colors of the rainbow or any colors you choose. Perfect for mini skeins or stash busting. Size About 10 x 10 in. (25.5 x 25.5 cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Stine Radicke. A kit is also available.
Busy Bee Scarf
I love the woven braided center of this scarf knit with a 4 row repeat bee stitch texture. Uses one skein (100g) of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Deborah Tomasello.
I love the interesting grid texture on this women's v-neck pullover sweater. Sizes To Fit Bust: 79cm/31in to 114cm/45in. DK weight yarn. Designed by Pat Manchini.
Trellis cable in an 8 round repeat creates a gorgeous texture on these fingerless mitts with a matching cable detail running up the thumb. Knit with one ball (150 yards / 137 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Elizabeth Nields for Manos del Uruguay.
Women's v-neck cardigan with ruffle pleated peplum and sleeve cuffs. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm/32in to 116cm/46in. DK weight yarn. Designed by Kyoko Nakayoshi.
Baby or child-sized blanket (36" x 48", 90cm x 120cm) with bold garter stitch stripes in garter stitch. Constructed from 48 mitered and regular squares to create a racecourse-inspired design. DK weight yarn. Designed by Anna Waites.
Diagonal Yoke Vest
Sleeveless pullover vest or top with diagonal lines of texture on the yoke. Want a little extra fun? Add fringe to the shoulders. Sizes: 28 inches to 62 inches / 71cm to 157.5cm. Sleeveless Shell designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
Seashell Lace Wrap
Shawl knit with a lace shells in a stitch described by Barbara Walker. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Coffee Shop Cowl
Beginner friendly pattern for a reversible basketweave cowl, knit flat with just knit and purl stitches. Uses less than one skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Seute Wulldeern.
I love everything about this pullover sweater: The colorful stranded arrows, the flattering v-neck, the flirty peplum ruffle. And it's pictured in my favorite colors! Sizes To Fit Bust: 76cm/30in to 102cm/40in. DK weight yarn. Designed by Pat Menchini for Artesano.
Modern Miters Afghan
Colorful stash buster blanket created from rectangles in garter stitch knit with self striping yarn and assembled an offset pattern. Size 106cm/42in to 137cm/54in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Pebble Beach Washcloth
Dishcloth knit with slipped stitch colorwork to form diagonal stripes in a 16 row repeat. Size About 10 x 10 in. (25.5 x 25.5 cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Baby Headband, Leg Warmers and Shoes Pattern
Baby set knit with one skein of 50 –75 grams DK weight yarn so it makes a great quick baby shower gift. Designed by Daisy Gray.
I love the modern geometric interpreation of argyle on this sleeveless pullover vest with v-neck.Sizes: 34 inches to 72 inches / 87cm to 184cm. Designed by Mel Kennelly. Worsted weight yarn.
Bonus Patterns for Purchase
Cabled hat in sizes from toddlers and small children up to large adults in a unisex design, so you can knit new hats for the whole family. Uses one 100g skein of DK weight yarn (pictured hat used 75g). Designed by Yvonne B. Thorsen for Aida Sofie Knits.
Ribbed pants with pockets, slightly flared bottoms, and elastic waist. Sizes Waist: 58-94 cm / 23-37 inches. Designed by Le Pull. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Hooded Swing Jacket
Garter Stitch three button jacket, with hood or collar. Sizes: XS-XXL. Chunky weight yarn. Design by Val Love.