The Best 100 Free Knitting Designs Ever: Free Afghan Patterns, Knit Scarf Patterns and More
By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor, AllFreeKnitting
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Because AllFreeKnitting is filled with so many free knitting patterns, it can be difficult to know which projects to start working on first. Not to worry, though, because we've created this ultimate guide just for you. Featured in this extensive collection you'll find 100 of our top free knitting designs ever. From winter comforts like slippers and shawls, to essential spring shawls and summer bags, you'll be able to enjoy these free knitting designs throughout every season. Whether you're just beginning knitting or you're more experienced, you'll find your next project somewhere here.
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The Best 100 Free Knitting Designs Ever
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Enjoy packing away everyday essentials in one of these handmade bags. Fashionable, practical and fun to make, these must-have totes and purses will carry you through all four seasons. These free knitting patterns are just what you need to carry your knitting supplies with you anywhere you go. Alternatively, try bringing them to the beach, filled with sunblock, sunglasses, and even a book or two. These versatile free knitting patterns are perfect for the girls on-the-go.
- Chinese Wave Bag
- Wave Tote Bag
- I'm Worth It Ruffled Tote
- Nature Lovers Purse
- Essential Rose Briar Bag
Brighten up any room with one of these colorful afghan patterns. Ideal for a variety of occasions and locations — nurseries, living rooms, bedrooms — you'll love finding excuses to start making another blanket! Our free knitting patterns for afghans will have you wondering why you didn't start knitting them sooner. They'll look just as lovely out in the living room as they do lining the bottom of a baby's crib, making them some of the most versatile decorative knitting patterns. Free and mindless, cast all your worries away while knitting these afghans in front of a television, or while listening to the radio.
- Ten Row Baby Afghan
- Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan
- Summer Fence Baby Blanket
- King Charles Blanket
- Simple Lines Baby Blanket
- Kid-Approved Cuddly Blanket
- Just Like Magic Arm Knit Blanket
Are you just beginning knitting and looking for more awesome, easy knits? Take a look at our Knitting for Beginners Guide: 9 Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners!
Seamless, easy to make, great for both men and women — what's not to love about knit cowls? Adorn your neck with any of these quality patterns and discover that being warm doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style. Infinity scarves are all the rage nowadays, and these free knitting patterns will give you one of your own for much cheaper than it would be to buy at a store. Stylish ladies out there, you need not look for another reason to start knitting. Patterns, free and incredibly simple, like these are just what you need for beginning knitting. Additionally, if you have a super fashion-forward teenage daughter or granddaughter, teach her how to knit with one of these cowl patterns.
- Seaside Sunset Cowl + Fingerless Gloves
- Shelter Valley Cowl
- Lightning Fast Lattice Cowl
- Cozy Autumn Cowl
- Colorful Anime Cowl
- Easy Hip Spring Cowl
You won't know the full definition of luxury until you wrap yourself in one of these shawl patterns. Comfortable and feminine, you can't go wrong with any of the projects in this collection. Just as lovely in the church as they are on the street, these free knitting patterns are often those that beginners take on when they feel more confident in their skills. These gorgeous free knitting patterns for shawl will make you feel like the classiest lady in town, but don't be surprised if nobody believes that you knit it yourself.
- Icelandic Sunrise Shawl
- Claire Lace Shawl
- Dummy Clap Shawl
- Escapist Lace Shawl
- Rainbow Afternoon Shawl
- Cute Knit Shawlette
- Juliet's Little Shrug
- Wild Roses Shawl
Adults and kids alike all need hats to wear, whether it's to keep warm during the winter or to add a pop of color to an outfit during the spring. Our free knitting patterns for hats will help keep you cozy all year long; all you have to do is knit them. Whether you prefer knitting in the round or working your hats flat, we have an option for you. We've got some seriously embellished free knitting patterns, and more simple hats for you wallflowers out there. Pick whatever suits you best and never worry about cold ears again.
- The Best Hat Ever
- Sweetie Pie Hat
- Wide Brim Hat
- Snuggle Baby Hat
- Peppermint Patty Hat
- Winter Push Pop Hat
- Snowflower Hat
- Blueberry Crumble Beret
- Audrey Hat
- Seamless Fair Isle Hat
Love these patterns, but looking for something more feminine? Check out our page, How to Make a Dress: 23 Free Knitting Patterns!
Don't lie; you love slippers. Slippers are one of the most rewarding patterns to knit. Not only do they work up quickly, but they make great gifts for both men and women. Go on and knit yourself a pair to slip on during cold winter evenings. Trust us; your feet will thank you. These free knitting patterns come in all varieties so you can have a ton of different options to give away as gifts or store away in your closet. Even those just beginning knitting can manage these patterns with just a little bit of time and practice.
- Cranberry Slipper Boots
- Lightning Fast Slippers
- Grandma's Quick Time Slippers
- Knit Monster Baby Booties
- Baby Moccasins
- Mommy and Me Slippers
A staple in any woman's closet, cardigans and sweaters are a definite must for fall weather. So pull out your button stash and get ready to make cozy cardigans and more for the upcoming chilly season. Even in the spring, these free knitting patterns will help protect you from that darn ten-degree drop between the day and the night. A prepared knitter always has a few free sweater patterns set to the side just in case bad weather is coming her way, so don't be unprepared and print a few of these free knitting patterns to stow away for a chilly winter.
- Blue Mist Cardigan
- Berry Crumble Cardigan
- You Are My Sunshine Jacket
- Simple Knit Sweater
- Mad Men Betty Sweater
- Light Sweater
- Easy No Sew Sweater
- Comfy Sweatshirt Sweater
- Sunnyside Baby Sweater
- Top Down Cardi
- Colorful Weekend Coat
- Hotness Top
- New Cotton Top
- Seamless Summer Vest
- Mitre Knitted Jacket Pattern
For these knit sweaters and tops and a ton more, check out our page, How to Knit a Sweater or Top for Any Season: 305 Free Knitting Patterns!
No matter what your skill level, there's a scarf pattern that's just right for you and your knitting needles. Whip up a simple scarf that features just one stitch or work on more complicated designs that incorporate lace and bobbles. Whatever you choose, you're bound to find satisfaction from finishing a handmade accessory using your favorite yarn. These free knitting patterns also can give you wonderful gift ideas for Mother's Day or your daughter's birthday. Since they're so quick to work up, they're the perfect last-minute gifts.
- Scarlet Tracks Scarf
- Lightning Fast Ruffle Scarf
- Potato Chip Scarf
- Midnight Goddess Scarf
- Swiss Cheese Scarf
- Reversible Milkshake Scarf
- Knit Sushi Scarf
- Romantic Ruffle Scarf
- Peacock Jewel Scarf
- Slip Through Scarf
- Crimson Cranberry Scarf
- Popcorn Scarf
- Tao Silk Parisienne Scarf
- Goddess Lace Ladder Scarf
- Galaxy Scarf
- Radically Ruffled Scarf
- Tomato Palindrome Scarf
- Checkerboard Lace Scarf
- Irish Hooded Scarf
- Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
- Skittles Scarf
- Pure Luxury Scarf
- Stargazer Frilly Scarf
- Summer Shimmer Scarf
- Memory Lapse Scarf
- Chain Scarf
- Shark Tooth Scarf
- Simple Gingham Scarf
- Easy Lace Scarf
Looking for some patterns for dear old Dad? Take a look at these Knit Homemade Gifts for Dad: 25 Knit Scarf Patterns!
It's time to break out the leftover colorful pieces of yarn from your stash, because knit headbands and handwarmers are ideal stashbusters. In this group of patterns, we've compiled some of the simplest designs that are fun to work on and easy to make. These stashbuster free knitting patterns will help clear out your storage and give you some absolutely adorable accessories, to boot. Share the love and give some of these free knitting patterns to the ladies you know who hoard yarn like the world is ending!
- Moss Stitch Handwarmers
- Cozy Weekend Headband
- Anthropologie Inspired Headband
- Easy Seed Stitch Light Headband
- Fashionably Twisted Knit Headband
- Grandma's Magic Knit Headband
Last but not least, this collection of quirky patterns includes unusual ways to use up your yarn (or garden twine!). My personal favorite is the bookmark that's shaped like a knitting needle. These patterns are so basic that anyone can manage them, and they make wonderful gifts for someone who you just don't know very well because they're simple enough to not offend anyone's tastes. Make yourself a few essentials for your own closet or kitchen, and then make some for your friends.
- Garden Twine Doormat
- 45 Minute Recycled Sari Ribbon Scarf
- Knit Toilet Paper
- Two Hours or Less Scarf
- Knitting Needle Bookmark
- Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
- Simple Eyelet Dishcloth
- Art Deco Scarf
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