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Knitting for Teens: 40 Trendy Free Knitting Patterns They'll Love

Can't decide what to make your grandkids for Christmas this year? We've got plenty of ideas to keep you knitting.

By: Morgan Metcalf, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Trendy Knitting Patterns for Teens

If you've got teens on your knitting gift list, you might be struggling to find something they'll actually enjoy and use throughout the years. Once birthdays and other gift-giving holidays come around, we're often reminded just how tough it is to come up with something they won't just toss to the side once the holidays are over—something they'll actually hold dear and use as intended.

I'll admit it can get a bit disheartening to see that someone didn't enjoy your knitted hat or cowl you worked so hard on. However, some of us tend to forget that we were once the same difficult-to-please teens we're catering to now. Most teens struggle with defining who they are fashion-wise, often by transforming the latest and hottest trends into something of their own design. Before you pull your hair out trying to guess what it is they would like this year, take a peak at this list. I guarantee there is something here for even the most hard-to-shop-for person on your knitting list.

Stylish Knit Scarf Patterns for Teens

Many teen girls love their accessories. If you're looking for the magic key to their heart, take up one of these stylish knit scarf patterns. Don't know how to knit a scarf? There's no need to worry. These easy knit scarf patterns aren't too hard to get the hang of. Soon you'll be binding off a beautiful knitted scarf. Who knows?  You just may find their newest favorite accessory.

Trendy Knit Hat Patterns They'll Love

They say most of our body heat is lost from our heads. Keep your teen warm with these super trendy knit hat patterns. With amazing knits like these, they may never take them off!

Knit Fingerless Gloves for Teens

Knit fingerless gloves are the fashion trend that is sweeping the nation. Why not knit up a pair for that teen on your gift list? They're sure to just love these cool little knits. Knit fingerless gloves will not only keep your teen's hands safe from the cold, but they also leave their fingers open and free to do what teens do best—text.

Knitting Patterns for Your Teen Son

A simple stitch pattern and an attractive, earth tone variegated yarn collide to form the Hitchhiker's Scarf. This simple knit scarf pattern is a practical cold weather accessory for the man in your life. Long lines and a clean construction make this garment an attractive option for almost any outfit. Handsome and cozy, the Hitchhikers Scarf lets him achieve the effortless look in style.

Easy Knitting Patterns from Their Favorite Books

Are you knitting for an avid book lover? Well, we've got just the knits for you. These simple knitting patterns inspired by popular books and movies are sure to be a smash hit for many teens.

Knit Accessories for Phones, Tablets, and More

Are your grandkids not a fan of knit garments? Why not try one of these knit accessories. They'll love a handmade phone case or a knitted computer cover. They're super quick to make, too. If you can't decide what to make your loved ones for Christmas this year, give one of these patterns a try. After all, the best kinds of gifts are the ones that they will use every day.

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This pattern section isnt helpful. Kids 9 thru 13 years wear other thing than scarves and hats and never fingerless gloves. You ought to have another category for teen and preteen for boys. I need a sweater pattern. If I search sweaters for children I get baby and toddler patterns. Adult Sweater category has mostly womens or too large or too fancy.

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