Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including blankets, cowls, Christmas, headbands, ebooks, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/18/23
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Cozy Cottage Gift Box
This house shaped gift box has a roof that opens up to put your precious gift and can be used later as a decorative treasure keeper. Use it for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, or any other time you want. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Jessika Zontini. Web version is free.
Good Karma Cowl
Three color triangular front bandana style cowl knit in the round. Desinger says it's beginner-friendly who suggests "As you knit, infuse each stitch with good intentions, turning your crafting time into a moment of positive energy." Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cally Monster.
Berroco Flicker Collection
Five knitting patterns for Taina Cardigan in sizes 32" to 52”, Nansen Shoulderwarmer Poncho, Gurie One Skein Scarf, Viveca Hat, Toren Handwarmers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Berroco.
Trekkin' Trails Headband
Lace edged cable earwarmer with button tab closure. Uses one skein 50g of Sport weight yarn. Designed by Ivy Sipes.
Modular blanket knit from rows of hexagons knit in the round. Designed for one 100g ball each of 8 colors, it's a perfect stash buster for those single skeins of Worsted weight yarn. Size: Throw: 91cm to 122cm, Baby Blanket: 110cm / 44 inches square. Designed by Spotlight. A kit is also available.
This versatile shoulder cowl features mirrored cables and double seed stitch texture with a tapered fit. Instructions for both a short version and tall version (pictured) included. Wear around shoulders or neck. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Melissa Thomson.
Hearts On Repeat Hat
Beanie with cute and simple fair isle pattern featuring small and large hearts repeating around the head. 3 Sizes : Child [16”] (Young Adult [20”], Large Adult [24”]). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Juliana Lustenader
Christmas tree ornament featuring a snowman in a Santa hat and snow covered trees. Size 9 1/2" (24cm) circumference after stuffing. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Elena Maltseva.
Triangular cowl knit with simple slip stitch colorwork in two contrasting colors. The cowl is knit flat and seamed in the back to create atriangular front. Sport or fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lynnell Koser for Yarn Hero Fiber Arts.
Twisted headband with a stranded houndstooth pattern knit in the round with a 4 round repeat. The pattern is written for one size, but the headband circumference can be modified and easily adjusted. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Karolina Adamczyk. May only be free for a limited time.
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Peanuts Christmas Stockings
Holiday stockings featuring the beloved Peanuts characters of Snoopy with Woodstock and Charlie Brown. Designed by Emma Heywood. DK weight yarn.
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Striped garter stitch blankets in 2 sizes. Perfect for beginners! Knit 8 colors so it's a great for leftover yarn. Size: Throw: 91cm to 122cm, Baby Blanket: 50cm to 75cm. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. A kit is also available.
Flurry of Leaves Cowl
Lace shoulder cowl knit flat in a 16 row repeat leaf or diamond lace and can be worn in a variety of ways. Uses one ball of Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Sian Price-White.
Great stocking stuffer or last minute addition to your Christmas party outfit. Also great for embellishing other knitting projects. Size About 4.5cm long. DK weight yarn. Designed by Helena Keighley
Onesie Overall and Hat
Matching baby set with baby onesie and hat knit with a fair isle stranded design of geometric designs like diamnds, zigzags more. Sizes 3 months to 4 years. Fingering weight. Designed by Berit Ramsland and Turid Stapnes. 1305-14 of Viking Of Norway Catalogue 1305 ebook.
Cozy Ridges Neck Warmer
Easy buttoned scarf becomes a triangular front cowl with a welted texture to give it extra dimension and coziness. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Jessica Dean. Pictured project by JoyandSorrow
Snow Drop Headband
Pretty earwarmer with motif created with knit below and slipped stitches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Along avec Anna. Available in English and French
Super simple afghan knit in strips on the bias and then assembled to create a zigzag design. Uses a 2 row repeat and 6 colors so it's a great stash buster. Size: About 42 x 66 in. (107 x 168 cm). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. A kit is also available.
Shoulder warmer cowl with stranded diamond design topped wih cozy turtleneck. Sizes 32/34 inches to 44/46 inches / 81/86cm to 112/117cm. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Yarnsmiths.
Cockle Shell Moebius Cowl
Lace cowl knit flat with a clustered shell stitch. Designed by Lankakomero. Pictured project by myrnacapurna who has tips on the lace techique.
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Striking triangular cowl featuring an intarsia insert, stripes and short row shaping. The top edge of the cowl is turned down for a 3” cuff. DK weight yarn. Designed by Melanie Rice.
Auburn Skies Headband
Earwarmer with wide, densely patterned, mirrored cable joined at the crown by a trio of chain links and a tapered chain link nape. Uses less one skein of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Apiary Knits
Flower Show Blanket
Bright throw of flower blocks that's a great take-along project and stash buster. There are two methods for working flower centers one that requires a small seam and the other that requires working in the round on dpns. The pattern includes full written instructions, and charts for those who prefer them. Size 62 x 62"/157 x 157 cm Aran weight yarn. Designed by Margaret Holzmann
Shoulder Warmer Cowl features cables and bobbles inspired by vining moonflowers are knit in lofty, super bulky weight wool and bordered in twisted ribbing. DK weight yarn. Designed by Carina Spencer.
Figure-flattering button-front, sleeveless vest with deep V-neck, empire waist accented with texture, and curved front hems. Sizes To Fit Bust/Chest: 29 in (73.5 cm) / 53 in (35.5cm). Designed by Angela Hahn. DK Weight yarn.
One skein top-down lace crescent shawlette pattern designed to celebrate friendship – there are flowers, hearts and lots of love knitted into it. This is allover lace made with simple increases and decreases with all wrong side rows purled. Uses one skein of fingering weight yarn or lace weight. Designed by Rian Anderson.
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Wrapped in Cozy Shrug
Unconventional sweater that is also a scarf with sleeves. It can be worn multiple ways such as a shrug crossed in front or back, as a scarf,a hood, or a cowl, and the cables are designed to be flattering on both right side and wrong side of the shrug when wrapped. 5 sizes 28-35” / 71-89 cm to 61-72” / 153-183 cm. Designed by Amanda Lee.
Dream House Hot Water Bottle Cover
Cottage hot water bottle cozy with a knitted rib pattern for the thatched roof. Knit flat. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry
Lighthouse Water Bottle Bag Caddy
Water bottle carrier sling designed to look like a lighthouse complete with knit seagull bird charm. Size 27cm tall x 12cm across, to hold a 500ml water bottle. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Berry.