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The Best 100 Free Knitting Designs Ever: Free Afghan Patterns, Knit Scarf Patterns and More

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor for AllFreeKnitting

Because AllFreeKnitting is filled with so many free knitting patterns, it can be difficult to know which projects to start working on first.  Not to worry, though, because we've created this ultimate guide just for you.  Featured in this extensive collection you'll find 100 of our top patterns from 2012.  From winter comforts like slippers and shawls, to essential spring shawls and summer bags, you'll be able to enjoy knitting this selection of patterns throughout every season.
 

   

 

The Best 100 Free Knitting Designs Ever

Knit Bags: Tote Bag Patterns
Free Afghan Patterns
Cowl Knitting Pattern
Knit Shawl Patterns
Knit Hat Patterns
Knit Slipper Patterns
Knit Sweater Patterns + Knit Top Patterns
Knit Scarf Patterns
Knit Headband Patterns + Handwarmers
Simple Knitting Patterns

 

Knit Bags: Tote Bag Patterns

Enjoy packing away everyday essentials in one of these handmade bags.  Fashionable, practical and fun to make, these must-have totes and purses will carry you through all four seasons.

Chinese Wave Bag
Wave Tote Bag
I'm Worth It Ruffled Tote
Nature Lovers Purse


Free Afghan Patterns

Brighten up any room with one of these colorful afghan patterns.  Ideal for a variety of occasions and locations — nurseries, living rooms, bedrooms — you'll love finding excuses to start making another blanket!

Ten Row Baby Afghan
Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan
Summer Fence Baby Blanket
Eleventh Hour Blanket
Strawberries 'n Cream Baby Blanket
King Charles Blanket
Simple Lines Baby Blanket
Eenie Teenie Baby Blanket

 

Cowl Knitting Pattern

Seamless, easy to make, great for both men and women — what's not to love about knit cowls?  Adorn your neck with any of these quality patterns and discover that being warm doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style.

Seaside Sunset Cowl + Fingerless Gloves
Eiffel Tower Cowl
Lightning Fast Cowl
Cozy Autumn Cowl
Birds in Flight Cowl
Colorful Anime Cowl

 

Cute Knit Shawlette

Knit Shawl Patterns

You won't know the full definition of luxury until you wrap yourself in one of these shawl patterns.  Comfortable and feminine, you can't go wrong with any of the projects in this collection.

Icelandic Sunrise Shawl
Claire Lace Shawl
Dummy Clap Shawl
Escapist Lace Shawl
Rainbow Afternoon Shawl
Cute Knit Shawlette
Little House on the Prairie Shawl
Juliet's Little Shrug
 

Knit Hat Patterns

Adults and kids alike all need hats to wear, whether it's to keep warm during the winter or to add a pop of color to an outfit during the spring. 

The Best Hat Ever
Sweetie Pie Hat
Wide Brim Hat
Monarch Butterfly Hat
Snuggle Baby Hat
Peppermint Patty Hat
Winter Push Pop Hat
Snowflower Hat
Mohawk Hat
Blueberry Crumble Beret

 


Knit Slipper Patterns

Slippers are one of the most rewarding patterns to knit.  Not only do they work up quickly, but they make great gifts for both men and women.  Go on and knit yourself a pair to slip on during cold winter evenings.  Trust us; your feet will thank you.

Cranberry Slipper Boots
Lightning Fast Slippers
Grandma's Quick Time Slippers
Slippers with Sole
Knit Monster Baby Booties
Baby Moccasins

 

Knit Sweater Patterns + Knit Top Patterns

A staple in any woman's closet, cardigans and sweaters are a definite must for fall weather.  So pull out your button stash and get ready to make cozy cardigans and more for the upcoming chilly season.

Blue Mist Cardigan
Berry Crumble Cardigan
Cherry Bomb Jacket
You Are My Sunshine Jacket
Simple Knit Sweater
Mad Men Betty Sweater
Light Sweater
Easy No Sew Sweater
Comfy Sweatshirt Sweater
Sunnyside Baby Sweater
Top Down Cardi
Colorful Weekend Coat
Hotness Top
New Cotton Top
Seamless Summer Vest

 


Knit Scarf Patterns

No matter what your skill level, there's a scarf pattern that's just right for you and your knitting needles.  Whip up a simple scarf that features just one stitch or work on more complicated designs that incorporate lace and bobbles.  Whatever you choose, you're bound to find satisfaction from finishing a handmade accessory using your favorite yarn.

Scarlet Tracks Scarf
Lightning Fast Ruffle Scarf
Potato Chip Scarf
Midnight Goddess Scarf
Country Blue Scarf
Swiss Cheese Scarf
Reversible Milkshake Scarf
Knit Sushi Scarf
Romantic Ruffle Scarf
45 Minute Scarf
Peacock Jewel Scarf
Slip Through Scarf
Crimson Cranberry Scarf
Popcorn Scarf
Tao Silk Parisienne Scarf
Goddess Lace Ladder Scarf
Galaxy Scarf
Radically Ruffled Scarf
Tomato Palindrome Scarf
Checkerboard Lace Scarf
Irish Hooded Scarf
Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
Skittles Scarf
Pure Luxury Scarf
Stargazer Frilly Scarf
Summer Shimmer Scarf
Art Deco Scarf
Memory Lapse Scarf
Chain Scarf
Shark Tooth Scarf
Simple Gingham Scarf
Easy Lace Scarf
Infinity Scarf
Two Hours or Less Scarf

 

Knit Headband Patterns + Handwarmers

It's time to break out the leftover colorful pieces of yarn from your stash, because knit headbands and handwarmers are ideal stashbusters.  In this group of patterns, we've compiled some of the simplest designs that are fun to work on and easy to make.    

Moss Stitch Handwarmers
Easy Braided Head Wrap
Cozy Weekend Headband
Anthropologie Inspired Headband

 


Simple Knitting Patterns

Last but not least, this collection of quirky patterns includes unusual ways to use up your yarn (or garden twine!).  My personal favorite is the bookmark that's shaped like a knitting needle.

Garden Twine Doormat
Knit Toilet Paper
Mexican Hot Pads
Knitting Needle Bookmark

 

 

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