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Simple Arm Knitting Patterns: The Easiest Arm Knit Scarves, Blankets, and More

Learn how to arm knit with these free knitting patterns all in one convenient place.

By: Julie DaMario, Editor,
Simple Arm Knitting Patterns The Easiest Arm Knit Scarves Blankets and More

Arm knitting is all the rage these days - and it's easy to see why. Not only is it a fun activity that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults, it's also a highly entertaining short-term project. Arm knitting patterns can be completed in less than half the time of traditional knitting patterns, making arm knitting the perfect pastime for easily distracted youngsters as well as busy adults.

Arm knitting also gives your projects a wonderful texture and soft, plush feel. These characteristics transfer nicely to more than just arm knit scarves. Knit blankets, shawls, and cowls all make wonderful arm knit accessories.

Keep reading for some of our favorite simple and stylish arm knitting patterns. Whether you're a seasoned arm knitter or you're just starting out (check out this helpful article if you're a newbie), there's a quick and easy pattern for everyone.

The Triplet Shawl

The Triplet Shawl

The Triplet Shawl is a pretty and practical arm knitting pattern that is more than just a shawl - it's a sarong and an arm knit scarf, as well! Depending on your mood, you can wear this arm knitting pattern three different ways. No matter how you style it, this arm knit scarf (shawl, or sarong) is fierce and fabulous.

30 Minute Arm Knit Fringe Scarf

30 Minute Arm Knit Fringe Scarf

Although arm knitting patterns are extremely easy knitting patterns, they don't have to look that way! The 30 Minute Arm Knit Fringe Scarf combines simplicity and style into one fabulously fast arm knitting tutorial. This trendy arm knit scarf has the perfect amount of texture to enhance a basic outfit. Pair this flirty, fringed scarf with a lightweight dress or billowy blouse for a gorgeous get-up you can whip up in record time.

Speedy Infinity Scarf

DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf

With just one skein of yarn and a pair of arms, you can create the DIY Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf for yourself or a friend. This incredibly quick arm knit scarf looks great in both solid and variegated yarns. Pair it with a simple knit top or basic t-shirt for a bit of funky flare.

Chunky Arm Knit Blanket

Chunky Arm Knit Blanket

Arm knitting instructions aren't just for scarves. This incredibly plush arm knitting blanket pattern is sure to become your go-to project to pass the time on rainy days and lazy weekend afternoons. The Chunky Arm Knit Blanket is the perfect solution for knitters who want to wrap themselves up in a fluffy knit blanket, but aren't sure if they want to dive into a month-long project.

Eggplant and Orchid Cowl

Eggplant and Orchid Cowl

Simple yet stylish, the Eggplant and Orchid Cowl is the quintessential arm knit cowl for any day of the year. The deep plum and elegant violet hues of this pretty knit cowl is the perfect compliment to whatever you're wearing. Arm knitting patterns don't get much prettier than this.

One Night Wrap

One Night Wrap

Create a modest, shoulder-covering wrap in a hurry! The One Night Wrap proves that you can create more than just an arm knit scarf in one night. This elegant arm knitting tutorial looks lovely over a slinky dress or strappy top for added coverage. This charming arm knitting pattern is perfect for cool summer nights or breezy spring afternoons.

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I'm kinda new to arm knitting, so I will be using these handy patterns to get used to this method. I love the loose stitch you can get with arm knitting )

This is such a useful resource, especially for arm knitting beginners!

These are all amazing. I love arm knitting, and some of these are so gorgeous. Can't wait to give them a try!

I stumbled upon arm knitting when my friend and I were looking for a crafty project to do one night. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. It was so easy and you can make a scarf in one evening. These patterns are so great. I can't wait to try a blanket!


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