Easy Free Knitting Patterns

easy free knitting patterns

Just trying out another easy pattern outside……

Are you learning how to knit?

Then you need some easy patterns to help you to practice those new skills and the basic stitches needed to knit – including the knit stitch, how to purl and shaping.

Knitting is an amazing way for you to relax, and even though it has been around for hundreds of years, the techniques of the craft keep growing with more and more people picking up the needles.

kids hat pattern

Kids hat knitting pattern

Once you get into it, knitting can be very relaxing – likened to meditation, simple knitting projects use the same few stitches repeatedly, so you can zone out and chill, whilst creating.

After a hard day at work, what could be better than arriving home and knitting your way into the night – creating something for yourself or for others to enjoy.

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easy free knitting patterns

Easy Knitting For Beginners

The patterns in this post are just a small taste of what you can create with your knitting skills, if you want to see a wider range of projects, take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.

In this free knitting pattern roundup, you will see some classic techniques used in the projects below.

If you are a beginner, practice your skills by making simple knit hats or a cowl, or get creative with more advanced patterns.

The patterns below will walk you through – step by step from beginning to end, so grab your needles and get started!

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1. Baby Sweater Pattern

If you are a beginner knitter, try out this easy baby sweater knitting pattern.

It uses garter stitch and will introduce you to shaping through easy increases and decreases.

knit baby sweater pattern


2. Knit Hats For Women

There are many women’s hat patterns that you can make including this one below – the Alexia hat.

This is a great beginner hat, as it will introduce you to using seed stitch, plus shaping through easy increases and decreases.

winter hat pattern


3. Men’s Hat Knitting Pattern

There are many men’s hat patterns that you can make including this one below – the Adonis hat.

This is a great beginner hat, as it will introduce you to using the rib stitch, plus shaping through easy increases and decreases.

Mens hat


4. Child’s Hat Pattern

Make a beanie for your kids this fall/winter with this easy slouchy hat pattern.

This is a great beginner hat, as it will introduce you to using the rib stitch, plus shaping through easy increases and decreases.

grey hat for kids


5. Puppy Sweater Pattern

Make a cute little micro sweater for you XS puppy with this easy puppy sweater pattern.

This is a great beginner pattern, as it will introduce you to shaping through easy increases and decreases.

extra-small-free-puppy-sweater-pattern


6. Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Make a knit tea cosy with this easy pattern.

This is a great beginner pattern, as it will allow you to practice using the garter stitch and introduce you to shaping through easy increases and decreases.

knitted tea cosy


7. Bunny Blankie Pattern

Make a striped bunny blanket, that is great for cuddles and catching the drool.

Easy to knit and cute too, your baby will love this little guy.

Bunny baby blankie


8. Knitted Cupcake Pattern

A knitted cupcake will make a decoration or a pincushion.

Make a few and use them as a cake stand decoration, or to give as small gifts.

They can be embellished in many ways, using beads and french knots as sprinkles.

cupcake pattern


9. Ice Cream Swirl Tea Cosy 

This knitting pattern is made in two pieces and sewn together at the side seams.

Simple yet effective, this tea cosy requires a bit of shaping but will gain you many compliments.

ice cream swirl tea cosy


10. Plush Bunny Toy

A little grey plush bunny knitted toy will make a great gift.

You could also make yourself a little desk buddy, to keep you company on those long work days.

Feeling stressed out? Just give him a squeeze and feel better.

plush bunny toy


11. Cupcake Tea Cosy

A lovely sweet treat of a tea cosy, this easy knitting pattern will not take you long to make.

The cupcake tea cosy is knit in two pieces and stitched together.

It looks good enough to eat and will keep your teapot warm.

cupcake tea cosy


12. Knitted Bunting Pattern

Make knitted flags for a handmade touch to any baby shower, birthday party or home decoration.

These bunting flags are super easy to make, using garter stitch and an easy increase KFB – knit into the front and back of the stitch.

bunting


What are you going to make?

Let me know in the comments below xoxo

4 Comments

    • Louise Bollanos
      May 12, 2015 / 6:07 am

      Thank you! I’m working on a pattern for a polar bear hand puppet at the moment. I think he is going to be a cutie 😉

  1. Elise
    May 18, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Aw I love the tea cosies! I’ve been searching ages for one to fit my tiny teapot, I may have to adapt one of these! 🙂

    • Louise Bollanos
      May 19, 2015 / 12:22 pm

      That sounds like a lot of fun! I made a small cozy once for a ‘tea for one’ pot. It was very cute.

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