Free Autumn Knitting Patterns To Inspire You

Free autumn knitting patterns

As the days get colder and you spend more time inside (staying cozy!) this is the perfect time to start a new knitting project!

Whether you are a beginner knitter or a seasoned expert, there is always time to get the needles out and make something new for Autumn.

If you want something more unique, than say a store bought sweater or pair of socks,  then there is only one answer –  you should make it yourself!

Autumn knitting patterns

Starting a new knitting project is a great way to pass some time in fall and create something warm that you will cherish.

Not really cheaper than buying a sweater or pair of chunky knit socks from the store, but you do have the benefits of choosing your yarns and pattern style.

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autumn knits

Easy Knitting Patterns

I really want to make an oversized chunky knit sweater this fall, possibly in a garter stitch, so it’s quick to knit up, I’m not a huge fan of overly intricate projects, as I like to move on and see the finished product.

Making hats is what I like to do in the fall, from chunky yarns that are super soft, in a variety of colours and patterns.

free ribbed hat patternFree Ribbed Hat Pattern

Knit Hat Patterns

If you would like to make more knitted items/hats for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.

There are also hat patterns for women, men, baby and kids in the hat pattern library.

You may also like these free patterns for adult sized hats:

beanie hats for womenKnit Hat Pattern – The Fir

Free Knitting Patterns

There are many free knitting patterns available on my site, just check out the women’s knitting patterns or the baby patterns and see what you can make.

If knitting scarves are more your thing, take a peek at these free scarf knitting patterns that are perfect for fall and winter.

Ther are also many easy sock knitting patterns for your to try in this post.

Sweater knitting

Autumn Patterns

Knit something cozy that is perfect for fall or winter days walking through the park, wearing on the way to work or even walking the dog!

Wherever you want to wear your new make, it will be sure to keep you warm and toasty, protecting you from the cold winds and icy temperatures.

Knit sweater

Choosing your own yarns is one of the best things about making your own garments or accessories.

I love to make hats, cowls and sweaters knit with super bulky yarns, as they are soft, squichy and fast to knit.

knitting patterns

I have a roundup of some of the best knitting patterns from Pinterest for you here >>

*Click on the link to view the pattern*

Sock Knitting Pattern

Knit a cosy pair of chunky socks and keep your feet nice and toasty during the colder months.

These cosy socks look like they will be welcomed during the fall on those nights you want to get comfy beside the fire to knit or read a book.

Get the free pattern from Lion Brand.

Chunky socks knitting pattern free

Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern

A pair of fingerless gloves is always a good idea……especially if you type and it’s cold!

Make yourself a pair to wear during your drive to work or if you work in a cold office – to type!

(This has happened to me before – not saying where but it was a bad winter and the heating system broke down).

Get the free pattern from Crafty Little Sew N’ Sew.

Fingerless gloves free knitting pattern

Throw Knitting Pattern

A knitted throw like this one might take you a while, but it will be worth it for cosy nights in!

You could make one of these in any colour combination – from neutrals to brights.

Get the free pattern from Schachenmayr.

Throw knitting pattern

Poncho Knitting Pattern

A knitted poncho will look good and keep you warm!

This free knitting pattern looks like it will be great for beginners, introducing you to shaping through increases and decreases.

The poncho would definitely be a wardrobe staple for any fall outfit!

Get the free pattern from Gosia Grajdek.

Poncho knitting pattern

Sweater Knitting Pattern

A knitted sweater pattern that will be easy to make, translated into English by Maria Skappel Holzweiler.

Make yourself a cosy sweater to wear with jeans this fall with this easy knitting pattern.

Free sweater knitting pattern

Knitted Pillow Pattern

A great project for a beginner knitter is a blanket or cushion cover.

The pillows look so warm and cosy, perfect for a nap beside the fire on a cold day in October!

Get the free pattern from Knit ‘N Pearl.

Knitted pillow cover pattern

Cable Knit Hooded Scarf Pattern

This cable knit hooded scarf pattern will be a great pattern for any intermediate knitters out there.

The cables and shaping will keep you busy. This knit scarf pattern would be an awesome project to make and give as a gift – just imagine receiving this from a friend!

Get the free pattern from

Hooded cable scarf pattern free

Fishermans Rib Knitted Pillow Cover

This fisherman’s rib knitted pillow cover is a lovely chunky knit and a great beginner knitters project.

If you want to learn how to master the fisherman’s rib stitch – this pattern is for you!

Get the free pattern from Purl Avenue.


Knitted Slipper Socks

Knitted slipper socks will be sure to keep your feet warm and comfortable this fall.

Keeping your feet cosy is important in the colder months and what better way to do it than to make yourself a pair of slippers in chunky yarn.

Get the free pattern from Block ‘N Tackle Knitting.

Knitted slipper socks

Cardigan Knitting Pattern

This basic cardigan pattern is a great project for a beginner knitter.

The easy chunky, garter stitch top will be a dream to knit and looks like quite a fast make.

Get the free pattern from Diary of a creative fanatic.


I hope these free patterns have given you some ideas, for new projects to start in fall.

I am currently working on designing and creating new patterns for A/W.

So far I have made a few hats and a HUGE oversized cardigan, which is really slouchy and comfy to wear.

Happy making knitters!

I love a new project, almost as much as yarn shopping!

What projects are you currently working on?

Tell me in the comments below.

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  1. Caron
    December 19, 2015 / 4:43 am

    How can I get these patterns thanks

    • Louise Bollanos
      December 19, 2015 / 6:41 am

      Hi! If you hover your mouse over the highlighted (or slightly darker word) in the description underneath the photograph and click – it will take you to the pattern. Happy Knitting!

  2. Rita McCarthy
    October 7, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    About how much yarn (yards or skeins) would I need for a basic cap sleeve medium cardigan? I would use the worsted weight yarn.

    • Lisa
      January 1, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Unfortunately, your question is just too vague to be answered here. I’ve been knitting for 50 years and wouldn’t even attempt a guess without knowing the gauge of the pattern you intend to use. There is a big difference between yards and skeins even of the same weight yarn. The average medium sweater usually takes about 1200 to 1600 grams of yarn but this again is dependent on the weight of yarn and what pattern is being used.

  3. Sara
    October 7, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Does anyone know where i can get the full knitting pattern for the hooded scarf when i click on the link and read the instructions it doesnt say how many rows to do between the cables and seems to be missing some of the instructions.

    • Lisa
      January 1, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      The full pattern is there, you have to follow the written directions as well as the graph directions.

  4. Ursula
    July 26, 2018 / 6:23 am

    I really would love to try the sweater knitting patter, it looks just like what I’m looking for but the link doesn’t seem to work. Can you help?

    • Louise Bollanos
      July 26, 2018 / 6:54 am

      Is it the grey sweater pattern by Maria Skappel Holzweiler?
      If you click on the image it takes you to the pattern.
      Thanks for reading 🙂

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