Best of 2017: 100 Free Knitting Patterns You Loved This Year
Check out the top knitting patterns of 2017. From knit baby patterns to hats and ponchos, we've rounded up the best free knitting patterns of the year.
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2017 has been a year full of wonderful free knitting patterns. From scarves, hats, ponchos, afghans, and everything in between, knitters of all skill levels have truly shared some standout designs you'll want to make again and again.
Check out the Best of 2017: 100 Free Knitting Patterns You Loved This Year to see the full round-up of our top patterns of the year.
Not surprisingly, you couldn't get enough adorable baby knitting patterns, including tiny booties and pint-sized hats. Plus, knit afghans and blankets were a big hit for those days spent cuddling up on the couch and cold weather accessories such as hats and scarves are perennial favorites.
Be sure to click around the full collection to see even more free knitting patterns you absolutely loved in 2017.
Are you interested in seeing one of your original knitting patterns on next year's list? Submit your work here for consideration!
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Baby Knitting Patterns
Who can resist an adorable free baby knitting pattern? From teeny tiny baby booties to miniature hoodies and everything in between, there's something so sweet and satisfying about working up a special item for the little angels in your life.
Knitting for baby is always a favorite pastime and 2017 was no exception. Click through the precious images below to find the most popular baby knitting patterns of the year. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a veteran knitter, because there's a perfect pattern for everyone.
- Baby Hug Boots
- Basic Knit Baby Booties
- Bitty Baby Uggs
- Crazy Easy Knit Baby Booties
- Easiest Baby Booties Pattern
- Lemon Lime Baby Booties
- Simply Sweet Baby Booties
- Lickety-Split Baby Hats
- Newborn Cozy Cap
- Pom Pom Newborn Hat
- Simple Toddler Hat
- Two Baby Hat Knitting Patterns
- Seed Stitch Baby Set
- Two Teensy Baby Sets
- 5 Hour Knit Baby Sweater
- Charlie Baby Cardigan
- Classic Baby Sweater
- Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan
- No Seams Baby Cardi
- Ombre Cardigan
- Simple Baby Hoodies
- Spring Morning Baby Cardigan
- Top Down Vintage Baby Cardigans
Looking for even more wonderful knitting patterns for your little one? Be sure to check out these 75+ Free Baby Knitting Patterns
Knit Dishcloth Patterns
Knit dishcloth patterns are a great way to learn how to knit or to try new stitches. Beginners will love the most popular dishcloth knitting patterns of 2017, because they're a great way to expand your skill repetoire without much fuss.
Plus, dishcloths are a fun and practical way to use up scrap yarn. There's no need to head to the kitchen goods store to purchase a set of dishcloths when you can make your own for very little money. Knitted dishcloths also make functional and thoughtful housewarming gifts, because whether we like it or not, almost everyone has to dive in and wash dishes at some point in his or her life!
In the mood for even more knit dishcloth patterns? Well, you're in luck! Take a look at these 12 Knit Dishcloth Patterns for Beginners
Knit Afghans and Blankets
When it comes to free knit afghan and blanket patterns, there are so many choices and variations - you will never be bored! Whether you're looking for something patterned or a simple solid color, these beauties will make you feel warm and cozy in no time.
There's also a wide array of knit baby blanket patterns, so you can make a treasured item for the youngest member of your family. Did you have a special comfort blanket when you were growing up? One of the designs below might just be "the one" for a sweet baby in your life.
- Country Cottage Blanket
- Cozy Colors Garter Stitch Blanket
- Dreamland Knit Baby Blanket
- Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan
- Mermaid Knitted Sack Blanket
- Sage Sofa Throw Pattern
- Stormy Weather Blanket
- 10 Day Quick Knit Baby Blanket
- Beautiful Beginner Baby Blanket
- Beginner Blue Baby Blanket
- Box Stitch Baby Blanket
- Easy Basket Weave Baby Blanket
- Heavenly Baby Blanket
- In A Wink Baby Blanket
- Ocean Ripple Baby Afghan
- One Hour Knit Stroller Blanket
- Princess Basketweave Throw
- Simple Lines Baby Blankets
- Soft, Easy Baby Throw
- Soft Vines Baby Blanket
- Speedy One-Row Baby Blanket
- Still River Baby Blanket
- Tree of Life Throw
- Cool Comforts Knit Throw
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Knit Hat Patterns
There are few things more versatile than a knit hat. Cover your head with one of the lovely designs you see below and you'll stay warm and look good doing it. Plus, if you're wondering what to get that person who has everything, a free knit hat pattern is the perfect solution.
After all, there's really no such thing as too many hats and the recipient will love the thoughtfulness that went into every stitch. If you live in a cold weather climate, you will be happy you had the foresight to knit one (or several) of these tried-and-true designs, so get started today.
- Dusty Rose Cable Hat
- Beginner Easy Ribbed Pom Hat
- Basic Adults Knitted Beanie
- Camel Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat
- Downton Hat
- Essential Knit Hat Pattern
- Everyday Knit Hat Pattern
- Grandma's Favorite Garter Stitch Hat
- Lazy River Beanie
- Nice and Easy Beanie Pattern
- Pink Quick-Knit Beanie
- Simple Gold Leaf Hat
- Spring Meadow Seed Stitch Beanie
- Trendy Knit Bun Hat
- 2-Hour Butterfly Beanie
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Knit Cardigans and Sweaters
Making items of clothing with your own two hands is an incredibly satisfying experience. You won't need to shell out a large amount of money in order to look good if you give one of these free knit cardigan or sweater patterns a try. As an added bonus, you can rest assured knowing no one else will show up to the party wearing the same outfit because yours is truly one-of-a-kind!
Knitting a sweater is a bit of a time commitment, but these designs prove it's worth every hour you spend with your yarn and needles. Find your favorite way to keep warm from the most popular selections below.
Knit Ponchos and Shawls
Throwing on a knitted poncho or shawl is perhaps one of the easiest ways to take your outfit to the next level. Plus, if you're looking for a way to add a bit of extra warmth without all the bulk, one of these chic toppers will surely solve your problem. Once fall rolls around and the air is crisp, you can work up a knit poncho or a knit shawl and head out the door in no time.
You also don't need to be a highly skilled knitter in order to complete one of these beautiful pieces. These patterns are designed for every skill level in mind.
Knit Scarf Patterns
These lovely knit scarf patterns were a major hit in 2017. The good news is you can't go wrong with either design. Whether you prefer an infinity scarf or a more traditional style, you can complete both patterns in no time at all. The versatility of knit scarves makes them a great gift for loved ones or even yourself.
Have you ever heard of the mistake stitch? If not, you need to give the "Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf" a try. The best part about knitting is you can learn something new everyday - even if you've been wielding your needles for multiple decades.
Knitted accessories are always a joy to make, because they run the gamut from knit slipper patterns to an adorable and functional knit dog sweater. With so many unique designs to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which of these popular patterns to try first.
With so many different choices, a lovely knit accessory is a great way to practice or expand upon your skills without the large time commitment that comes with making a sweater or afghan. Instead, you can work up several pairs of fingerless gloves and experience the satisfaction that comes with creating a beautiful handmade item in a relatively short amount of time.
Eager to be on next year's top 100 list? Submit your original knitting patterns to us right here!
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