32 Super Simple Knitting Projects For Beginners


In this blog post, you will find 32 super simple knitting projects for beginners.

Are you learning how to knit?

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

Super Simple Knitting Projects For Beginners

32 Super Simple Knitting Projects For Beginners

If you are ready to start out your knitting journey check out these knitting patterns. 

The patterns below are perfect for brand-new knitters and will walk you through – step by step from beginning to end, so grab a pair of knitting needles and get started!

Why Should I Knit?

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.

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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Start Out With A Quick And Simple Project 

As a knitting newbie learning new skills, it’s a good idea to start out with a small project and a simple pattern. 

A great choice for a first project is a dishcloth. As they knit up quickly, they have a simple shape, and they can make a lovely gift for a housewarming party.

Another perfect project would be a hat you can make with chunky weight yarn and large needles.

Knitting Lessons

Check out the knitting lessons to find more knitting tutorialsKnitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

For example, how to cast-off stitches, how to knit the basic stitches like the stockinette stitch, how to knit ribbing, how to make knitting increases and decreases, how to fix knitting mistakes, and many more. 

Corner To Corner Baby Blanket Pattern

Easy Knitting Patterns

The patterns in this post are just a small taste of what you can create with your knitting needles; if you want to see a wider range of projects, take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, babies, kids, pets and the home here – Free Knitting Patterns

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

If you are a beginner, practice your skills by making simple knit hats, baby hats, and baby blankets, or get creative with more advanced patterns that may include knit cables.

Check out more hat knitting patterns here – Hat Patterns

Check out an intricate cable pattern here – Outlander Claire’s Cable Knit Wrist Warmers. 

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects on social media.

If you enjoyed making any of these patterns, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to our Facebook group and share a photo.

I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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    1. 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. 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! 🙂

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