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Rule the School: 30 Back to School Knitting Ideas

By: Samantha McVeigh, Editor, AllFreeKnitting

It's no secret that summers fly by. Soon the buses will pull up, the bells will ring, and life will resume as usual when everyone goes back to school. Before that day comes, why not take a few moments during your summer to make something special for your child to use in September? Make the homework, tests, and practices more bearable with a personal and homemade gift from mom. From kindergarten to college, there is something in our Rule the School: 30 Back to School Knitting ideas that is perfect for your child. We have compiled a list of of clothing, accessories, teacher gifts, and dorm room necessities to make this the best school year yet. No matter what stage you are at, in knitting and in life, you are sure to love out first day of school ideas.

School supplies can be expensive, and often it does not fit your child's unique personality. Use these free knitting patterns as a way to create something as individual as your child. Incorporate their favorite colors and patterns so that they know how special they are and how much you love them. It doesn't matter how old your child gets, it's hard to send them off to school on that first day. They're growing up, entering new stages, and progressing into the incredible human beings you've always known they would become. Send them off this year with a personal, homemade gift so that they have a piece of you with them with all of their academic triumphs.  


Rule the School: 30 Back to School Knitting Ideas

Rule the School: 30 Back to School Knitting Ideas Table of Contents

First Day of School Clothing

Back to School Supplies

Tech Accessories

Teacher Gift Ideas

Dorm room Ideas


First Day of School Clothing

Cool Kid HoodieThe first day of school outfit is crucial. It sets the tone for the year, informs people of who you want to be for the next few months. We've taken the pressure off with these awesome clothing patterns. From hats to hoodies, we've got you covered.

Back to School Supplies

Shopping for back to school supplies was one of my favorite things to do in summer. I thought it was so much fun to match my backpack to my pencil case and pick out the most colorful notebooks and folders. I was one of the cool kids, can't you tell? Now your child has an actual chance at being cool with these fantastic classroom accessories that range from elementary to high school, although you may want one of those coffee cozies for yourself.

Tech Accessories

Smartphones and tablets have taken over our world and cases are a necessity for any high school and college student. Here, we've collected free knitting patterns for your kid's phone, laptop, tablet, and even their DS.

Teacher Gift Ideas

It's important for your child to start off on the right foot with his or her teacher. Whether you want to make something for the teacher's classroom, desk, or for them to wear, show a little appreciation with these fun and thoughtful teacher gift ideas.

Dorm Room Ideas

So your baby just graduated high school and is about to embark on their next adventure.  It doesn't matter if he or she is taller than you now, they'll always be your little one. Before they go off to school, make them something they will love with these great dorm room ideas. It doesn't matter how excited they are for college, there will be a night where they are homesick and need to wrap themselves in a blanket their mommy made. Give them a little comfort away from home this semester so they can take on the world like you know they will.

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you have a pic above of back to school cardigan-pink with 3 blue buttons on yolk only when clicking on it you cant get the pattern help I would like the pattern pleas

Hi davidmcmanus, unfortunately that pattern has been taken down from our site due to it no longer being available for free. We've updated the page with another picture of a pattern. Please feel free to peruse our Children's Knits category on the lefthand navigation bar to find more children's cardigans like that one. We apologize for the inconvenience. Happy knitting!


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