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30 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns

From cowls to slippers and everything in between, these fast knitting patterns can't be missed!

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Updated April 16, 2018
30 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns

Having a couple of quick and easy knitting patterns around is always useful. Whether you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas or just want a way to use up that extra yarn, short and sweet quick knitting projects are a great way to get your creative juices flowing. With this collection of 30 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns, you can create a new accessory, home decor item, or even a sweater in very little time! Knitters trying to improve their skills will have a wonderful time knitting up one of these easy knitting patterns, while more experienced knitters can use this collection as a resource for last-minute gifts and stash-busters. Whether you're looking for a one-skein knit pattern or a stylish accessory, you're sure to discover a quick knitting pattern to try.

There are many different reasons for picking up your needles, and this page encompasses them all. Give your brain and fingers a break from lace and marathon sweaters by trying one of these quick and easy knitting patterns. These projects have almost immediate benefits, as you will likely finish the project in just a few hours. 

Easy Knit Scarf and Cowl Patterns

Scarves and cowls can be the ultimate knitted accessories; they can act as a handy insulating layer in the winter, or as a cute and breezy accent in the summer. You can add a knit scarf or cowl to your outfit for a splash of color or texture with almost any outfit. These accessories can make for wonderfully flexible items that are versatile, colorful, and comfortable to wear. These easy knit scarf and cowl patterns are perfect for the knitter who wants to whip up a cute garment in a hurry. Knitters of any level will enjoy working on these easy knitting patterns for cowls and scarves. The repetition of simple motifs makes these knit patterns a snap!

Fast Knitting Patterns for Accessories and Home Decor

Add a bit of knitted charm to your house with these charming easy knitting patterns. In the rush to get finish a sweater or find the perfect scarf pattern, it’s easy to forget that your knitting can adorn your house too. From dishcloths to afghans, your knitting can be used to give your house a welcoming, cozy feel. Making your own home décor is an easy way to give your wallet a break, especially if you use leftover yarn from your stash. We've also included a few knit accessories that will put your skills to good use! From purses to coffee cup cozies, there are plenty of quick and easy knit decor patterns that can be created by knitters of almost any skill level. These fast knitting patterns will also make wonderful gift ideas for any upcoming baby showers, weddings, or housewarming parties on your calendar. You will discover that these budget-friendly knit patterns are definitely worth a look!

Easy Knitting Patterns to Wear: Tops, Shawls, and More

Slipping on a hand knit top is probably one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. You get the warm fuzzies instantly, and it’s a feeling that sticks with you. Show off your knitting skills and keep your fingers busy by giving one of these easy knitting patterns a try. You’ll love how quickly these knitted accessories come together. Knit up a pair of slippers to wear around the house or a simple pullover to keep you warm on a chilly night. Wearing something you’ve knit will give you a wonderful feeling that’s hard to duplicate. We've even included an adorable knit dog sweater that your favorite four-legged friend is sure to love!

Which quick knitting pattern will you try?
Let us know in the comments below!

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