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15 Simple Arm Knitting Patterns

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

By: Julie DaMario, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Simple Arm Knitting Patterns

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, shawl patterns, and cowl patterns 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.

Arm Knit Vase

Make you home decor just a little cozier with this adorable arm knit vase pattern! A vase like this would make a lovely gift or a soft addition to your a side table. Plus, because it's arm knit, you know it will knit up quickly.

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Arm Knit Vase

Misty Goddess Arm Knit Wrap

You've never looked so divine in a wrap. This Misty Goddess Arm Knit Wrap will have you wondering why you never picked up arm knitting and why you haven't already made ten or twenty.

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Misty Goddess Arm Knit Wrap

Just Like Magic Arm Knit Blanket

The silvery yarn bleeds together a deep gray and pale white to look like shimmering chain maille on your couch, so not only is this blanket comfy, but it's stylish for your living room. 

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Just Like Magic Arm Knit Blanket

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.

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30 Minute Arm Knit Fringe Scarf

One Point Wrap

Take your arm knitting game to the next level with this surprisingly simple pattern. Decreases don't have to be scary, as this pattern proves.

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One Point Wrap

15 Minute Arm Knit Vest

This show-stopping statement piece is sure to turn heads and drop jaws. The 15 Minute Vest features a gorgeous color combo of plum and mustard-colored chunky yarns.

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15 Minute Vest

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.

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Eggplant and Orchid Cowl

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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One Night Wrap

Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed 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. This 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.

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Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket

Two Hour Princess Scarf

With just one skein of yarn and a pair of arms, you can create the Two Hour Princess 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 flair.

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Two Hour Princess Scarf

Color Block Wrap

This simple yet stylish pattern proves that a fun and functional shawl doesn't have to take weeks to complete. This charming arm knitting pattern makes a wonderful addition to your year-round wardrobe.

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Color Block Wrap

Fast Fashion Infinity Scarf

You're just 30 minutes away from having a beautiful arm knit scarf in your possession. This special knitting technique is also a great way to introduce kids to knitting.

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Fast Fashion Infinity Scarf

Seed Stitch Arm Knit Cowl

You're just 30 minutes away from having a beautiful arm knit scarf in your possession. This special knitting technique is also a great way to introduce kids to knitting.

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Seed Stitch Arm Knit Cowl

Oversized Arm Knit Blanket

Using eleven skeins of yarn, this massive arm knitting blanket measures in at 50 inches by 66 inches! During your next Netflix binge, you're guaranteed to feel extra comfortable with this beauty draped across your lap.

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Oversized Arm Knit Blanket

Arm Knit Children's Cowl

For a fun twist on a drab winter wardrobe, make the Arm Knit Children's Cowl for your little one.

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Arm Knit Children's Cowl

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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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