Free knitting patterns that feature words, letters, statements, signs, and quotes. Updated 6/14/23.
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Ted Lasso Believe Poster
Stranded knit version of the iconic sign from the Ted Lasso tv show complete with knit Believe and even tabs. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Carrie McKie.
Be Kind Hat
Beanie hat features a friendly reminder to be kind to one another in stranded colorwork. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Jana Gartung.
Typical Toddler Hat
Beanie hat for every strong-willed child with the word "NO!". Bulky weight yarn. Designed by shelli martinez.
Thank You Rose Dishcloth
Thank you motif with rose in knit and purl stitches that can be used wash or dish cloths, afghan blocks, or other knitting projects. Designed by Lisa Millan.
Lap blanket with the words Hope, Support, Courage, Cherish, Peace, Believe, Strength, Conquer, Friends, Love, Fight, Family, Faith, and Cure in bobbles to support someone going through treatment of cancer or other diseases. Knit in one piece as intarsia colorwork or singled color. Designed by Peach.Unicorn as Cancer Chemo Blanket. Aran weight yarn.
Hugging You From Over Here Hat
Use this hat to virtually hug everyone while keeping a safe distance. Use it when you connect online, when you get delivery, or make one and send it to your loved one. Feel the hugs. The letters are created by using duplicate stitch but I think you could also adapt the hat to stranded or double knitting if you wished. 3 Sizes. Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson. DK weight yarn.
Just one strand of yarn per row! Fun throw knit in mosaic grid pattern in slip stitch colorwork. Use row by row instructions or chart. Approx 56"x 62". Designed by Bernat. Super bulky weight yarn.
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Must Have Coffee and You're My Cup of Tea Cloths
Dish or wash cloths for coffee and tea lovers with either a coffee mug or tea cup and a motto in knit and purl stitches. Designed by Louise Sarrazin. Aran weight yarn.
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I'm the Boss Sweater
Baby and toddler pullover with button closure at shoulder for easy dressing. Sizes 6 mos to 24 mos. Designed by Bernat. Worsted weight yarn.
The Birthday Box Cloth
"Happy Birthday" in knit and purl stitches on a gift shaped dish or wash cloth. Great quick gift or decoration. Designed by Knitted Kitty~Carol. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by the designer and anklicka
Back to School Wash Cloths
7 different textured washcloths with "Study" to be stitched on 6 of the cloths, and "Party" on the 7th. Stitch textures include Basketweave, Plaid, Lace Chevrons, Seed Stitch Diamonds, Lace Mesh, Bramble, and Mini Horseshoe Lace. Other Ravelerers have substituted names or other words. Great gift for grads! Designed by Star Athena for Knitty. Worsted weight yarn.
Rallying Reversible Scarves
Support your team with either the Go Team! slogan scarf or a checker board design, customized with your team's colors! Scarves are double knit so they're reversible. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. DK weight yarn.
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Awesome Fabulous Beanie
Hat with helix striped background and stranded words in a heavier yarn to stand out. Designed by William Sanders. Worsted weight yarn.
Dish or wash cloth with the word "love" with a heart replacing the letter o in knit and purl stitches. Great for showing your feelings at Valentine's Day, weddings, and any time. Designed by Kelly Montag. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and beachrose.
Message in a Bobble
The puffy bobbles on this 12-inch blanket square spell out the word “Love”, in both braille and English. The pattern also includes both written and charted versions of the instructions. Designed by Pia Thadani for StitchesnScraps. Aran weight yarn.
Beanie for your favorite coder with the "head" tag in stranded colorwork. Sizes XS(S, M, L, XL). Designed by Merri Fromm for Knitty. Worsted weight yarn.
Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Sign
No more wondering if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty with this easy knit sign. All you need is a few scraps of yarn and either a magnet or a suction cup to attach to the dishwasher door. Designed by Andrea Walborn. Pictured projects by the designer and Susan40james
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Earth and Stars Mittens
The proverb "Be humble for you are made of Earth, Be noble for you are made of stars." is worked in stranded colorwork on the top of these mittens. The palms feature a floral garland (earth mitten) and abstract stars design (stars mitten). Designed by Emily Bujold. Fingering weight yarn.
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Do Not Disturb Door Hanger Sign
Intarsia sign that's great for getting some privacy to knit, sleep, or other activities. Bring one with you when you travel, too, because they're easy to pack. Designed by Clara Parkes for Knitty. Many Ravelrers have substituted names or other words to the door hangers.
Don't Panic Sporty Socks
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy inspired socks. The designer used duplicate stitch for the colorwork but you could also use other colorwork. Designed by Catherine Wadle. Fingering weight yarn.
We're All Mad Here Pillow
Pillow featuring the Alice in Wonderland quote in stranded colorwork. Designed by Samantha Fortner. Aran weight yarn
Technically We're All Half Centaur Pillow
Decorative pillow design features the Ron Swanson quote from Parks and Recreation in stranded colorwork paired with traditional fair isle designs. Designed by Sarah Long. Dk weight yarn.
All Is Love Socks
Socks with “All You Need Is Love” and hearts in stranded colorwork. Designed by Cita Steinmeier. Available in English and Danish. Great with multi-colored yarn to automatically change colors.
Queen B Bliss Top
Short sleeve pullover with sleeves worked in one piece with the body and BLISS spelled out with intarsia. Bust 81, 86, 92, 97, 102, 107, 112 cm / 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 in. Designed by Debbie Bliss. Sport weight yarn.
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Pattern for long pouch, tablet cozy or even a baby cocoon knit in mosaic garter stitch with the word “Imagine”. Designed by Mylene Pijpers
Fruit of the Spirit Hat
Fair isle hat with the words love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, as well as fruit motifs and corrugated ribbing. Kit is also available. Designed by Donna Frost Ritchie
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WHY? Toddler Pullover
Funny kid's pullover sweater with a kid's favorite quesion "WHY?" on the front. Also includes a jester hat pattern. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sandy Schultz.
All You Need Scarf
Scarf knit with modular squares spelling LOVE. Sizes Small: 18 x 180 cm (7 x 71 inches) and Large: 23 x 180 cm (9 x 71 inches). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Heidi Kirrmaier.
Greetings Baby Hats
These cute hats with feature a band of checkerboard pattern with the greeting centered on the front in stranded colorwork. Greetings include Hello, Hola, Howdy, G'day, and Hey. This pattern includes instructions, charts, and some step by step photos to make any one of 5 greetings patterns in any of 4 sizes! Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+. Designed by Cassie of Little Red Window.
We Made a Wish Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit in with eyelet lace shooting star and message "We made a wish and you came true". Designed by Peach.Unicorn. Size 30" x 36". DK weight yarn.
Home and Love Throw Pillows
Perfect for your cozy cottage, a friend who just moved, or a newlywed couple setting up a home. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions. Techniques used: Knit, purl, I-cord BO, increasing, decreasing, cabling, German Short Rows (instructions in pattern). Chunky-weight yarn. Finished size is 13" x 13" (15" x 15") to fit a 14" x 14" (16" x 16") pillow form. Designed by Bekah Knits
Sweet Dreams Bobble Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit in one piece with bobble/popcorn spelling out Love, Cute, Sweet, Precious, Adorable, Wonderful, Perfect. Suitable for an advanced beginner according to the designer Peach.Unicorn. Size 39″ x 39″ (100cm x 100cm)
You Are My Sunshine Bobble Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit in one piece with bobble/popcorn suns and sunshine quote. Suitable for an advanced beginner according to the designer Peach.Unicorn. Size 34 in x 38 in
The unique cabled letters spell out “coffee” and “tea” in cursive in these statement cup cosies. Knit with 50 (55) yds sport-weight yarn. Fastened with ties to adapt to different sized mugs.
Now I Lay Me Pillow Set
This pillow set depicts the ‘Now I Lay me down to sleep’ prayer. Although it might look intricate, it is actually quite easy to work – one just needs to follow & knit the graphs in-the-round. The pillows are worked as tubes and then joined on one end. Designed by Cathy Carron. One of the 6 patterns in Ticker Knits vol. 3