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Best of April: 11 Free Knitting Patterns

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor for AllFreeKnitting

With this group of free knitting patterns, we're covering a few of your favorites from April.  From decorative afghans (for babies and adults), to colorful scarves that are fit for a fun day out in the summer sunshine, this article has a pattern for everyone to enjoy and make.  As you read through this list of popular patterns chosen by our readers, make sure to bookmark it for easy access.  This collection of patterns features designs that you'll want to return to for inspiration.  Whether you're looking for easy homemade baby shower gifts, Father's Day gifts, or new hat patterns for the fall, you'll find ideas in this collection!

Best of April: 11 Free Knitting Patterns Table of Contents

Knit Bag Patterns
Knit Scarf Patterns
Knitted Afghan Patterns
Knit Dishcloth Patterns
More Free Knitting Patterns


Knit Bag Patterns

Knitting Plastic Grocery Bags - Make a useful produce bag by recycling plastic bags into yarn.  This free pattern shows you how to knit up a handy bag using strips of plastic shopping bags as yarn.  How neat is that?

Green Grocery Bag - Stop using plastic and paper bags to take home your groceries in.  Instead, knit yourself a lacy produce bag using this free and easy knit bag pattern.

Knit Scarf Patterns


Radically Ruffled Baktus Scarf - With a simple lace pattern and colorful stripes, this fun design is perfect for summer.  Wear this scarf knitting pattern wrapped around your neck to add an instant splash of color to your outfit. 

45 Minute Scarf - In just 45 minutes and chunky yarn, you can create your very own scarf for any seasons.  This easy pattern makes knitting for beginners a breeze.

Knitted Afghan Patterns

Tiffany Lace Blanket - Tired of giving the same baby booties and hats for baby showers?  Spice up your gift-giving with this gorgeous lacy design.  This blanket is something that will be treasured for years to come!

In a Pinch Afghan - With the perfect mix of cables and lace, the In a Pinch Afghan is a timeless pattern with stunning textural qualities. And because this knit afghan pattern is made with easy-to-care-for yarn, you'll be able to use it and wash it as often as you please.


Knit Dishcloth Patterns

Rainy Day Washcloth - Chase away April shower blues by knitting up one of these easy dishcloths.  Perfect for rainy day knitting, this textural cloth features simple knit and purl stitches.

Air Force Dishcloth - Do you have a family member who is part of the Air Force?  Show them how much you appreciate their sacrifices by knitting them a couple of these dishcloths.

Aunt May Dishcloth - This fun pattern features a basket weave design that will look great in bathrooms, kitchens and more.

More Free Knitting Patterns

Baby in Bloom Hats - These perfect-for-spring hats make a great baby shower gifts.  This is also a great pattern for using up colorful scraps from your yarn stash.  Clean up your yarn collection and make a one-of-a-kind gift at the same time? Sounds like a win-win deal to me.

Springtime Slouch Hat - This simple knit hat pattern features the bed jacket stitch, a slight variation of the stockinette stitch. By using two different sized needles, you'll create a stylish spring accessory that's lightweight and slouchy in fit. This pattern is knit flat and seamed up the back after bind off. This is a great (and fun) pattern for beginner knitters to try.

Bonus! Looking for more reader favorites?  Check out the Top 10 Knitting Patterns of December 2011 for some more fabulous free knitting patterns.

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