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Rustic Style: 65 Easy Knitting Patterns

By: Julie DaMario, Editor for

One of our new favorite styles in fashion is the rustic look. This shabby-chic look is inspired by organic elements found in nature and the beautiful imperfections of our world. There’s something about the free-spirited, laid back nature of this trend that makes us feel cozy and polished at the same time. The woodland vibe and whimsical feel of this flowing and breathable style makes these easy knitting patterns perfect for casual weekends as well as dressier occasions.

Another great thing about the rustic trend is that there are ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe year round. Spring, summer, fall, and winter all offer unique possibilities for rustic scarf knitting patterns, hat knitting patterns, knit shawls, and more. Whether you’re looking for a light and breezy knit on a sunny April day (like the Light Sweater) or a pair of thick wool mittens in the middle of January (try the Yeti Mittens!), there’s a rustic-looking easy knitting pattern in this list for everyone.

If there is one style trend you should try this year, it’s the rustic trend. No other style will offer as much comfort, warmth, and creativity as this woodsy, natural trend.


Rustic Style: 65 Easy Knitting Patterns


Knit Infinity Scarves + Cowls

Traditional Knit Scarf Patterns

Knit Hat Patterns

Knit Sweater Patterns

Knitted Shawl Patterns

How to Knit Gloves and Mittens


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Knit Infinity Scarves + Cowls


Up North Infinity Scarf When you're knitting with both fashion and function in mind, you can't do better than an infinity scarf pattern. These super-trendy easy knitting patterns look especially wonderful when knit in a shabby-chic style. Whether thick and chunky or light and lacy, easy knitting projects like a cowl knitting pattern are a fantastic place to rock the rustic look.

Doubled Looped Scarf
Basket Whip Cowl
Favorite Circle Scarf
Wanderlust Cowl
Country Cowl Tutorial
Moth Wings Cowl
Easy Buttons Cowl
Up North Infinity Scarf
Openwork Infinity Scarf
Homespun Circle Scarf
Rustic Glam Infinity Scarf





Traditional Knit Scarf Patterns


Drop Stitch Ladder ScarfIf you're looking to sport the rustic trend but don't have much experience with knitting, learning how to knit a scarf is a great place to start. The most basic knit scarf pattern is often the most picturesque-looking, and working with natural colors and fibers will have you looking log cabin-ready in no time. But these easy knitting patterns can also be worked in more complex patterns, a perfect place for more advanced knitters to show off their skills with grandma-worthy work.

Drop Stitch Ladder Scarf
Chunky Triangle Scarf
Fruits of the Forest Scarf
Seed Stitch Kerchief
Patchwork Stash Scarf
Irish Shepherd Scarf
Rustic Tribal Scarf
Shark Tooth Scarf
Rustic Weave Scarf
Gallatin Scarf




Knit Hat Patterns


Winter Woodsman Hat Knit hat patterns are one of the easiest places to incorporate rustic style into your wardrobe. When you picture hunters, trappers, and fishermen from the days of yore, it's probably with a hat atop their heads, and the distictive patterns associated with these old professions look great when adapted for modern wear. When the compliments on the rugged style of these easy knitting patterns start pouring in, you'll be proud you know how to knit a hat with such woodsy whimsy.

Thick ‘n Quick Earflap Hat
Classic Variegated Hat
Arctic Sunset Cable Hat
Mocha Latte Hat
Rustic Braided Headband
Winter Woodsman Hat
Father’s Forest Hat
Beany Cap
Farmer’s Market Hat
Noggin Lovin’ Cable Knit Hat





Knit Sweater Patterns


Cozy Collared CardiganYou can't beat knit sweater patterns for their comfort and practicality. There's something very satisfying and self-sufficient about know how to knit a sweater. With sweater designs ranging from thick and chunky for comfort and warmth to light and airy for warmer, dressier, occasions, these woodsy free knitting patterns can be tailored to fit any occasion.

Lucky Chevron Sweater
Baggy Wave Sweater
Cozy Textured Pullover
Autumn Sunset Sweater Coat
Country Cottage Baby Cardi
Roasted Chestnut Sweater
Light Sweater
Chunky Sweater Coat Hoodie
Log Cabin Cardigan
Comfy Sweatshirt Sweater
Winter Woods Tunic
Cozy Collared Cardigan





Knitted Shawl Patterns


Natural Leaf WrapIn many ways, knitted shawl patterns are the essence of the rustic trent. There's just something particularly old-fashioned and nostalgic about knowing how to knit a shawl. With their simple design and ease of wear, these free knitting patterns exude comfort and folksy antique charm.

Romancing the Shawl
Fluted Prayer Shawl
An Easy Shawl to Knit
Cable Pull-Through Wrap
Country Cottage Shawl
Cozy Garter Stitch Shawl
Rustic Open Weave Shawl
Hills and Valleys Shawl
Natural Leaf Wrap
Warm Ruffle Shawl







How to Knit Gloves and Mittens

Pinecone Arm WarmersThe rustic trend hearkens back to a simpler, more primitive time, when warm layers were particularly important. A fingerless gloves knitting pattern inspired by nature is a great way to embody the woodsy look and practicality of this trend. These quick and easy knitting projects are as functional as they are fashionable, making them a great entry point into the real of rustic charm.

Pinecone Arm Warmers
One Skein Woodsie Gloves
Unforgettable Fingerless Mitts
Wild Oats Fingerless Mitts
Two Needle Fingerless Mitts
Broad Street Mittens
Woodland Fingerless Gloves
Yeti Mittens
Iced Handwarmers
Autumn Harvest Fingerless Gloves
Chunky Comfy Cuffs




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