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Back to School Knitting: 22 Easy Knit Patterns

Check out these fun knitting projects to prepare yourself for the big day.

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Back to School Easy Knitting Patterns

Whether you're the one riding the bus or the one standing up in front of a classroom, getting prepared to head back to school is a process.  From stocking up wardrobes with new kids' clothing, to finding the right school books and binders, it's like the act of going back to school becomes a season all of its own.  To help eliminate the stress, I've pulled some of my favorite back to school knitting patterns from AllFreeKnitting in this selection of school friendly projects. 

Knit yourself and your little Einstein a new lunchbox to pack full of nutritious sandwiches and snacks.  Rather than wasting your time perusing local stores for just the right fall sweater, make your own knit sweater pattern using the basic patterns below.  No matter if you're a teacher, a student or a parent, you're bound to find the ideal project to suit all your back-to-school needs. Just check out this collection of easy knit patterns to get started.

Easy Knitting Patterns for the Teacher

Stuffed Apple Pincushion

In all the rush that goes into preparing for another school year, it's easy to forget about the teachers who make that learning environment possible in the first place.  This year, to show a piece of your appreciation, why not treat teachers to a handmade knit gift

This Stuffed Apple Pincushion (shown at left) is my favorite project for teachers.  It's not only a great pattern for using up scrap yarn, but this mini apple looks great displayed on a desk full of ungraded homework.

Simple Knitting Patterns for the Student

First Day Cardigan

Bundle up little ones in comfort and style with this group of easy knit patterns fit for any grade-A student.  If you elect to knit the First Day Cardigan (shown at left) you won't be disappointed.  Made with the simple stockinette stitch and ribbed edges, this classic design will last through all the wear and tear that happens both on and off the playground.

Children's knitting patterns are incredibly versatile and incredibly cute. You will love working up one of these back to school knitting patterns, because they're a great way to capture a moment in time. When you look back on the photos from your little one's first day of school, you will be reminded of the beautiful handmade piece of clothing you made for him or her. Whether it's a knit cardigan or a special backpack, some items carry sentimental meaning that will last a lifetime.

Beginner Knitting Back to School Patterns

Everyday Knit Hat Pattern

These beginner back to school knitting patterns are in a class of their own. When it's time to go back to school, you don't need to be an expert knitter in order to make the most of this special time of year. Beginner knitting patterns are a quick and easy way to make a great garment your child is sure to love.

Plus, if you knit your own outfit for your big day, you won't need to worry about anyone else showing up at school in the same threads! These free knitting patterns for beginners will help you climb to the top of the class in no time.

What types of back to school knitting patterns do you prefer?

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These are all adorable. Back to school is one of my favorite times of year (now that I'm not in school anymore!), and I'd love to do some of these items for my nieces!

when clicking on the stuffed apple pin cushion to get pattern the site will not connect

Hey there, mullett! The link seems to be working on our end. Try deleting your cookies, or simply coming back to the link later to see if you can connect to it then. Happy knitting!

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