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Top 100 Knitting Patterns: Knit Scarves, Afghans, Cardigans, and More

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor,

Pure Luxury ScarfIf you're looking for the best of the best when it comes to knitting patterns, then you have come to the right place. Behold the Top 100 Knitting Patterns: Knit Scarves, Afghans, Cardigans, and More. No matter what type of knit pattern you are interested in making, we've got you covered. Knitting for baby has never been easier with the help of these tried and true patterns. If you're interested in working up a winter wearable, check out our knit hat patterns and knit cowl and scarf patterns. If you want to add a unique piece to your wardrobe, the knit cardigans are sure to do the trick. Be prepared to marvel at 100 of the best knitting patterns of the year.

These knitting patterns are incredibly popular, so you know they're going to be good. We have compiled a collection which will suit anyone's taste. Whether you are knitting for yourself or looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, you can't go wrong choosing one of the top free knit patterns of the year. When it comes to knit patterns, the possibilities are endless, so these cardigans, hats, baby blankets, and shawls will provide invaluable inspiration and help spark your creativity. Knitting is a passion for so many people and they have kindly shared their talent and wisdom with these fantastic knitting patterns. Work up one, two, or ten today and let your imagination run wild.

Top 100 Knitting Patterns: Knit Scarves, Afghans, Cardigans, and More

Top 100 Knitting Patterns: Knit Scarves, Afghans, Cardigans, and More

Table of Contents

Knitting for Baby

Knit Cowls and Scarves

Knit Afghans and Blankets

Knitted Cardigans and Sweaters

Knit Hats and Gloves

Knitted Ponchos and Shawls

Other Knit Favorites

Knitting for Baby

Basic Baby BootiesKnitting for baby is many people's favorite pastime. After all, when a new bundle of joy comes into the world, who can resist working up some precious baby booties, a baby sweater, or a baby hat? These miniature-sized knitting patterns will make your heart melt. Whatever you decide to make will look unbelieavbly cute on any baby in your life. These top knit patterns also make great baby shower gifts or if you have a new grandchild, why not start spoiling him or her early by making one of these cherised treasures?

  1. Basic Baby Booties
  2. Bitty Baby Uggs
  3. Candy Shoppe Baby Booties
  4. Easiest Baby Booties Pattern
  5. Baby in Bloom Hats
  6. Baby's First Hat
  7. Cute and Cozy Baby Hat
  8. Lickety-Split Baby Hats
  9. Simple Toddler Hat
  10. Sophisticated Baby Hat
  11. Baby Snuggle Sack + Hat
  12. Frilly Baby Set
  13. Seed Stitch Baby Set
  14. Baby's Flower Lace Cardigan
  15. Classic Baby Sweater
  16. Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan
  17. No Seams Baby Cardi
  18. Simple Baby Hoodies
  19. Sophisticated Baby Cardigan
  20. Spring Day Baby Jacket
  21. Spring Morning Baby Cardigan
  22. Top Down Vintage Baby Cardigans
  23. Summer Baby Cardigan


If you love knitting for baby, then you need to check out this updated collection of 48 Free Baby Knitting Patterns. You will find great patterns for every little one in your life.


Knit Cowls and Scarves

Cool Breeze Infinity ScarfKnit cowls and scarves are some of the most popular knitting patterns around. When the temperature starts to drop and the wind begins to howl, you definitely want something cozy around your neck to keep warm. The good news is knit scarves and cowls can be worn all year long. Work up a pattern in a lighter-weight yarn for spring or summer. For autumn and winter when you want to pack an extra punch, check out the best bulky or super bulky patterns.

  1. 90 Minute Wasabi Cowl
  2. Cool Breeze Infinity Cowl
  3. Cozy Ribbed Cowl
  4. Lacy Spring Fuchsia Scarf
  5. One Skein Eyelet Cowl
  6. Simply Garter Cowl
  7. Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
  8. Garter Drop-Stitch Scarf
  9. Pure Luxury Scarf
  10. Wonderful One Row Lace Scarf
  11. Cozy Eternity Scarf
  12. The Easiest Elegant Infinity Scarf
  13. Lavender Lace Infinity Scarf
  14. Homespun Circle Scarf
  15. Spring Lace Infinity Scarf
  16. Stockholm Scarf
  17. Eggnog Knit Scarf Pattern
  18. One Skein, No Purl Scarf

Knit Afghans and Blankets

Dippity Dots Baby BlanketFew things are better than cozying up by the fire with a knit afghan or blanket wrapped around you for warmth. These knit afghan patterns represent the best of the best and you're definitely going to want to work up a few of these. There are also a ton of great ideas for knit baby blankets. Baby blankets are treasured gifts that are often kept for years and passed down from generation to generation. Create something that will evoke lifelong memories by working up one of these knit afghans or knit blankets.

  1. Country Cottage Blanket
  2. Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan
  3. Easy Blanket
  4. One Hour Arm Knit Blanket
  5. Slip Stitch Sampler Afghan
  6. Stormy Weather Blanket
  7. 10 Day Quick Knit Baby Blanket
  8. Box Stitch Baby Blanket
  9. Cuddly Seed Stitch Baby Blanket
  10. Dippity Dots Baby Blanket
  11. Heavenly Baby Blanket
  12. In a Wink Baby Blanket
  13. One Ball Baby Blanket
  14. Princess Basketweave Throw
  15. Soft, Easy Baby Throw
  16. Soft Vines Baby Blanket
  17. Still River Baby Blanket
  18. Lazy Minute Blanket
  19. Simple Quick Knit Throw

Knitted Cardigans and Sweaters

Moon Shadows CardiganBeing able to make your own clothes is one of the best parts about being a knitter. Instead of fighting the crowds at your local department store, you can simply sit back, relax, and knit your own cardigan or sweater. There are so many ways to be creative when it comes to knitted cardigans and sweaters. Whether you're going for a preppy nautical look or a more rustic-inspired piece, these knit sweaters will certainly infuse your wardrobe with something special. Make a knitted cardigan for every season and wear your beautiful creations all year long.

  1. Coastal Blue Cardigan
  2. Cranberry Lace Cardigan
  3. Cuff to Cuff Summer Sweater
  4. Cute and Casual Cardigan
  5. Drape Front Knit Cardigan
  6. Easy Saturday Cardigan
  7. Italian Summer Cardigan
  8. Lovely Lacy Cable Cardigan
  9. Magical Top Down Cardigan
  10. Moon Shadows Cardigan
  11. Seaside Cardigan
  12. Sunday Best Cardigan
  13. Baggy Wave Sweater
  14. Favorite Fashion Sweater
  15. One Week Sweater

Knit Hats and Gloves

Vintage HatKnit hats and gloves are all the rage these days. Well, on second thought, knit hats and knit gloves are always popular. When the weather starts to take a turn for the worse, you're going to need something practical, yet stylish to keep your head and hands warm. These knitted patterns are not your typical winter accessories. You can truly stand out from the crowd by working up one or more of these knitted hat or knitted glove patterns.

  1. Yellow Seed Stitch Beret
  2. Two Hour Fingerless Gloves
  3. Basic Adults Knitted Beanie
  4. Downton Hat
  5. Essential Knit Hat Pattern
  6. Pink Quick-Knit Beanie
  7. Simple Vanilla Hat
  8. Vintage Hat
  9. Simple Slouchy Hat
  10. Steinway Hat
  11. Orange Sherbet Easy-Fit Hat


Find even more can't-miss knit hat patterns by checking out our free eBook: How to Knit a Hat Volume 2: Free Knit Hat Patterns for the Whole Family. You'll find tons of great winter wearables for the whole family.


Knitted Ponchos and Shawls

Tranquil Dusk PonchoKnitted ponchos and shawls are a great addition to your wardrobe. If you live somewhere that has a constantly changing climate, oftentimes, a knit shawl or knit poncho is the perfect topper. Not as heavy as a coat, but often thicker than an everyday sweater, it's easy to throw on a shawl or poncho when you're heading out the door. Plus, it doesn't hurt that ponchos are extremely on trend. You will look extremely stylish, yet still stand out from the crowd, with one of these great knitted poncho or shawl patterns.

  1. Soft and Sophisticated Poncho
  2. Tranquil Dusk Poncho
  3. 8 Hour Lace Shawl
  4. An Easy Shawl to Knit
  5. Angel Shawl
  6. Dummy Clap Shawl
  7. Lavender Fields Easy Knit Shawl Pattern
  8. Mindless Silver Shawl
  9. Croeso Knit Shawl

Other Knit Favorites

Nana's Favorite Dishcloth PatternThere are so many wonderful things to knit beyond the basic sweaters, blankets, or scarves. How about a knit dishcloth or a pair of knit slippers? These knit favorites make great gifts for anyone in your life - include that person who is incredibly hard to buy for. He or she may have everything, but they probably don't have a wonderful knitted gift made with love.

  1. Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth
  2. Nana's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern
  3. Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
  4. On-the-Go Knit Bag
  5. Grandma's Simple Knit Slippers
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All levels and all seasons, complete with a calendar to ensure one keeps one's knitting on track, and let us not forget the wealth of patterns all in one place - brilliant

Great idea, also using the calendar approach is good too, thanks. I won't miss anything now and can clean out a lot of messages.

What beautiufl patterns! I'm dying to try the Tranquil Dusk Shawl.

All of these patterns are wonderful! It's so nice to see all the top patterns in one convenient place. Plus, there are patterns for all skill levels which I really appreciate.


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