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20 Tropical Free Knitting Patterns

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor for

Who doesn’t like the tropics?  Perfectly warm weather, lots of yummy fruits, and picturesque beaches.  Even if you’ve never been anywhere near the equator, everyone knows what the tropics are supposed to represent.  Warm weather and knitting don’t typically go together, but these patterns are imbibed with tropical inspiration, perfect for northerners who don’t get to gaze out at the ocean every day.  Add a bit of bright fun to your wardrobe and home décor with these fabulous free knitting patterns.  

 From decorative patterns like afghans and dish cloths to tropically inspired knit shawl patterns, these great projects will have you creating a paradise right in your own home.  Surround yourself with reminders of warm weather by knitting up some of these fun tropical free knitting patterns.   

Tropical Free Knitting Patterns

Exotic Knit Afghan Patterns

Free Knitting Patterns to Wear

BonusTropical Easy Knitting Patterns


Exotic Knit Afghan Patterns

These are not your regular knit afghan patterns.  If you are looking for a blanket that will add some real life to the room, these tropically inspired knit afghans are exactly what the doctor ordered.  A mix of bright colors and interesting stitches make these free knitting patterns really special.  Throw one of these afghans over the back of a chair or couch for an easy way to add a bit of cheer to a room. You will enjoy knitting up these interesting and unique afghan patterns; the tropical roots of these patterns make them a real joy to work on.  Fill these afghans with your memories of sun and warm weather and they will keep you warm all year long.


Vintage Pineapple Afghan

Spiral Cot Blanket

Pineapple Knit Afghan

Cathedral Lace Afghan

Sherbet Surprise Afghan

Cathedral Lace Afghan Sherbet Surprise Afghan

Spiral Cot Blanket


8 Designs for Knitting


These cool summer patterns and stashbusters are a great way to knit when the weather warms up.  Download your free copy of 8 Designs for Knitting: Free Patterns for Beginners and Easy Knitting Stash Busters today!







Free Knitting Patterns to Wear

Let the tropical fun spread to your wardrobe.  These free knitting patterns take their cues from fruit, sunsets, and beaches, making them lovely additions to your outfits. Perfect for when you need to brighten up your winter look, these fun sweaters, scarves, and shawls will keep you feeling warm and fuzzy.  Kids and adults alike will want one of these cute knitted garments of their own.  The Apple Hat is a great knit hat pattern to make for a child.  Picking your child out of a crowd will be a breeze when they’re wearing one of these unique knitted hats.


Orange Slice Cowl

Watermelon Hat

Apple Hat

Orange Slice Baby Bib

Tropical Breeze Sweater

Haltermelon Kids Shirt

Citrus Sunset Sweater

Orange Sherbet Easy-Fit Hat

Violet Flower Cardigan

Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap

Citrus Ruffles Shawlette


Citrus Ruffles Shawlette Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap Violet Flower Cardigan


BonusTropical Easy Knitting Patterns

For those of you who just can’t get enough of these tropical free knitting patterns, we thought we’d include a couple of bonus patterns.  These great bags and dish cloths are functional patterns that will have you feeling that hot summer sun in no time.  For those who need something to knit quickly, these are great easy knitting patterns.


Rose Tote Bag

Jumbo Pineapple Bag

Citrus Slice Dishcloth

Summer Fruit Pot Holders


Jumbo Pineapple Bag

Summer Fruit Citrus Slice Dishcloth


Knitting Free Patterns for Summer: 7 Sizzling Knit Tops, Knit Sweater Patterns & More



Beat the heat with these breezy knitting patterns.  Knitting Free Patterns for Summer: 7 Sizzling Knit Tops, Knit Sweater Patterns & More is a free, downloadable eBook packed with great designs that will make your summer extra special.  Get your copy today!






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