Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including sweaters, hats, scarves, toys, shawls, dishcloths, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/27/22
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Diagonal Twist Scarf
Easy scarf with a chevron texture created with a 4 row repeat twisted stitch pattern. Designed by Purl Soho. Worsted weight yarn.
FroggyBug Egg and Dragon
Toy dragon egg transforms to dragon. First the dragon comes out of the egg and then the egg shell becomes the toy stuffing for the dragon by folding into the stomach of this topsy turvy flip toy. FroggyBug Egg and Dragon designed by Nicole Chevalier. May only be free for a limited time.
Two-Needle Flat Socks
Socks or slippers knitted flat on two needles with garter stitch foot and ribbed cuff, then seamed. Designer says it is suitable for beginners. DK weight yarn. Designed by Annanitato Lolo of Crazy Hands. Video tutorial included with pattern.
Diamonds and Chevrons Afghan
Throw blanket with with lace chevrons that form diamonds. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
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Plaid poncho or wrap created of two pieces knit flat and then seamed and bottoned. The plaid is created by knitting horizontal stripes and then creating the vertical stripes by surface stitching into purl grooves with a crochet hook. Sizes S/M, L/XL. Worsted weight yarn. Plaidaptation designed by Aunt Ninny.
Wednesday Check Vest
Inspired by the black and white vest and outfits worn by Wednesday Addams, this pullover vest features a bold and graphic checkerboard pattern. Sizes XS to 5X. Designed by Red Heart.
Super Simple Handwarmers
These stylish two-color fingerless mitts are knit flat and are so easy that the designer says they are a great first knitting project for beginner knitters. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. DK yarn. Designed by Emily Bolduan
Owl and Ladybug Tea Cozies
The instructions for these teapot cosies are available in the Kindle excerpt sample for Knitted Animal Cozies: 37 woolly creatures to keep things safe and warm by Fiona Gable. There's an Owl Tea Cozy knit in seed stitch with wings and knit eyes and a Ladybug Cozy knit in mistake rib with a squash leaves and stalk. Designed by Fiona Gable.
More Free Patterns
Pullover sweater with buttoned sides and a lace back with a 6 row repeat. Sizes 81 (86) 91 (96) 101 (111) 122 (132) cm. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Hanna Maciejewska for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German
5 Variation Mittens
Customize the included mitten pattern with your choice of 5 different designs including a variety of cable and lace patterns like hugs and kisses cables. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Novita.
Doggie Beanie and Kitty Cat Beanie
Hats for the dog lovers and cat lovers in your life. Doggie Beanie features paw prints, dogs, and crossed bone X kisses. Kitty Cat Beanie features cats with hearts, paw prints, and hearts. DK weight yarn. Designed by Tracy Donnison
Little Pebble Earwarmers
Cozy quick headband earwarmers knit as a tube with a 2 round repeat and seamed to double the warmth. Designed by Claire Borchardt for A Fiber Collective.
Dogwood Leaf Hair Ties
Quick adorable hair accessories of i-cords with leaves on the end. Perfect for leftover Fingering weight yarn and stashbusting. You can also knit a longer i-cord to adapt for a gift wrap bow, a necklace, a purse or backpack charm, a bookmark, and more. Designed by Nina Talbot for Knit Picks.
Little Rain Cloud Sweater
Adorable baby and child sized pullover sweater jumper with an intarsia cloud. Sizes 3mths, 6mths, 1yr, 2yr, 4yr. DK weight yarn. Designed by Clea Romeo. May only be free for a limited time.
Green Gables Bag
Fun tote bag inspired by the iconic House of Green Gables but you can adapt the colors and other parts to customize after your own beloved house or as a gift for a housewarming. The design is based on the original Green Gables House near Cavendish on Prince Edward Island, Canada, but the sample adds orange red to immitate Anne’s unbeloved red hair and her plaits. Great for scrap yarn and leftovers! Designed by Faerbermaid Fiber Arts.
Boxes Gift Wrap
Knit gift wrap with 2 design choices and three size options, but these wraps can be worked up to fit virtually any size or shape gift box that needs wrapping. After the recipient opens her present, the wrap turns into a bag and the gift bow becomes the handle, either to store the gift or as an additional gift. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Deborah Tomasello.
5 Way Shawl
This versatile shawl with buttons can be worn as a shrug, poncho, cape, cardigan, stole, and more. Knit with a 4 row repeat texture and bordered with 6 row repeat wrapped stitch. Designed by The Gourmet Yarn Shop Israel. Fingering weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Emily Baby Romper and Bonnet
Baby romper onesie bodysuit and matching bonnet with leaf lace edging with bobble berries. Great newborn photo prop. Sizes newborn to 2T. DK weight yarn. Designed by Natasha Gizamova of MimiKnitting.
Pumpkin Spice Hat and Mitts Set
Matching hat and fingerless mitts with knit and purl textures. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted-weight yarn. Designed by Cheryl Murray
Suainte Fingerless Mitts
No cables! The beautiful trellis design on these mitts are not cables, but smocked or wrapped stitches. Two sizes. Suainte means entwined in Scottish Gaelic. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Liz Corke
Easy garter stitch cowl designed for leftover yarn so it's a great stash buster. Worsted or Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Grace Rose.
Winter Garden Shawl
Triangular shawl with leaf lace in a counterpane effect. The shawl is embellished with a chain stitch using a crochet hook. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Svetlana Tomina for AsGrannydid
Elysian Blanket Scarf
Reversible scarf with chevrons and diamonds textures looks almost cable-like but is achieved using only knits and purls for a satisfyingly addicting project that’s suitable for beginners according to the designer Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands. Bulky weight yarn.
Bootie style slippers with a textured cuff and looks like a seed stitch foot with ribbed toe. Worsted weight yarn. Tweed Slippers designed by Mary Maxim
Matinee Coat, Hat, and Blanket
Matching baby cardigan matinee coat, hat, and baby blanket kniwt with basic stitches framed with cables. Sizes Cardigan: 0-6m, 6-12m, 12-18m, 2-3yrs. Chunky weight yarn. Baby Girls Matinee Coat & Accessories In Sirdar No 1 Chunky 5188. A kit is also available
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Versatile shawl with a back piece known as a ruana with large Celtic Cable framed with Round cables and small cables. Wear it as a vest, a wrap or a generous shawl around your neck. DK weight yarn. Designed by Linda Marveng.