8 Designs for Knitting: Free Patterns for Beginners and Easy Knitting Stashbusters
- see all comments
"Hi, I can't find the knitting pattern for this book, can I have it please?"
"With the page open, right click on your mouse, this will open a new window, in the new window scroll down to and click on print. That will take you to print review, in print preview change "all" to just the pages that the pattern is on and click print. Using the cut and copy feature to paste the document into another program for printing is actually a violation of international copyright laws, but printing directly from the page is permitted. Hope this helps someone. Happy knitting!"
"This is not a free pattern, so not sure why it is still featured on an "all free knitting" website."
Knitting Stitches Library
These knitting stitch videos are perfect for beginners and expert knitters alike!
We are adding the pattern to your Knitting Patterns.
This pattern has been saved to My Knitting Patterns.
Click here to view your Knitting Patterns.
Learning to knit is a lot easier one stitch at a time. That's why we compiled all of our videos that help you learn the different types of knitting stitches all in one place!
Starting with the four main stitches that beginners should know -- garter stitch, stockinette stitch, seed stitch (or moss stitch), and linen stitch -- you can combine and shift the stitches to create all kinds of amazing patterns.
It's amazing how many combinations you can make with just knitting and purling. Check out any of the knitting stitch video tutorials below, and let us know in the comments which ones are your favorites!
Table of Contents
Increases and Decreases
Depending on the stitch that you choose, you might need to know a few extra techniques besides just knitting and purling. For lace stitches in particular, increases and decreases are great skills to have under your knitting belt. Check out our collections of knitting increases and decreases here:
These four stitches are perfect to start with, especially garter stitch and stockinette stitch. These are used in so many different types of projects, and they're pretty easy to master.
The garter stitch is the first stitch that all beginner knitters learn. It's truly so simple to knit because it's just the knit stitch. Use this stitch to add a nice border to your patterns or to keep stockinette from curling.
Row 1 (RS): K all sts
Row 2 (WS): K all sts
How to Knit Stockinette Stitch
Stockinette stitch is often considered the "classic" knit stitch. Alternating rows of knits and purls aligns all of the V sides and purl bump sides, giving you a truly stunning and versatile stitch.
Row 1 (RS): K all sts
Row 2 (WS): P all sts
Seed stitch is typically the first "textured" stitch that knitters will learn. It can add some lovely visual appeal to simple knits as well, which makes it great for things like scarves and hats.
CO an even number of sts
Row 1 (RS): K1, p1
Row 2 (WS): P1, k1
Moss stitch is very similar to the seed stitch in both pattern and look. The main difference is that it's a four-row pattern instead of just a two-row pattern. The final product is something like a 1-by-1 rib that's shifted every two rows.
CO an even number of stitches.
Rows 1 & 2: K1, p1
Rows 3 & 4: P1, k1
Knit and Purl Combination Stitches
Once you've mastered the basics, these knit and purl combinations are a great next step. Whether you're learning the bobble stitch, trying your hand at condo knitting, or mastering the waffle stitch, these video tutorials below are great for those who want to try patterns that are more complex.
Slip stitches are a great way to take your knitting from simple knits and purls to a more advanced level. Linen stitch is one of the most popular stitches and typically the first stitch knitters learn when they're practicing slip stitches.
Ribbing and cable stitches are great for making sweaters, cardigans, and scarves alike. They're definitely a little more on the advanced side of the stitch spectrum, but the results that they produce are stunning. If you're looking to step up your knitting game, give one of these stitches a try, and you'll be a master knitter in no time.
Sometimes, you want your knitted fabric to have a little more... personality. That's where these textured stitches come in. Add bumps, waves, and color patterns to your knitting with any of these stitches.
For those of you who want to try to design your own patterns, these stitches are a great way to add fancy embellishments to the fabric that your pattern will create. Impressive!
Whether you're making a shawl, a soft sweater, or just adding some lacy edging to a scarf, the real test of a committed knitter is how well they can knit lace. I'll be honest, these stitches aren't always the easiest to master, but once you see how amazing they look, you'll be sold. With these kinds of stitches, yarn overs and eyelets in the fabric create intricate patterns that give the fabric character and really stretch the art of knitting to its limits.
Other Decorative Stitches
Spruce up your knitting patterns with a little decoration here and there. These bobbles, slips, drops, and nupps are just what you need to give your next design a little bit of added flair.
Read NextHow Much Yarn Do I Need?
Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!
Your Recently Viewed Projects
Images from other crafters
Dec 15, 2018
Hi We can sell the items made from the above stitches, right?
Dec 16, 2018
Hi Majid! You can sell any pattern that you create using the above stitches as an element to the project, or the finished product of said pattern.
Jan 21, 2019
Thank you Kristina
Report Inappropriate Comment
Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.
Project of the Day
Pink Quick-Knit Beanievideocam
Knitting a hat doesn't need to take up your whole weekend. This Pink Quick-Knit Beanie can be completed in just hours to give you a… Continue reading: "Pink Quick-Knit Beanievideocam"
- How Much Yarn Do I Need?
- How to Knit a Hat
- How Many Stitches to Cast On for a Hat
- 13 Circular Knitting Patterns for Practice
- The 5 Knitting Styles (And How to Knit Them)
- Free Online Knitting Class (Knitting Class: Part 1)
- 6 Stretchy Cast On Methods
- Condo Knitting
- How Many Stitches to Cast On for a Blanket
- How to Save Money Buying Yarn
Something worth saving?
- SAVE all your favorite patterns
- ADD personal notes
- QUICKLY reference your patterns
Our Newest Patterns & Articles
- Stylish Cardigan With Colorful Stripes
- Unisex Winter Hat
- Spider Fingerless Gloves
- Waffle Stitch Kitchen Towel
- Free Knitting Pattern - Minimalist Round Toe Slippers
- Vertical Stripe Toque, Touque, Or Beanie Hat
- Turban Hat For Beginners
- Double Moss Stitch Dishcloth
- Easy Dishcloth
- Trento Fingerless Gloves
- 15 Free Cute Knitting Patterns for Every Season
- 24 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns
- 9 Free Knitting Patterns Perfect for Spring
- A Knitters Gift Guide: 8 Homemade Gift Ideas
- A Yarn Hoarders Guide to Organization: Knitting Storage Solutions, Simple Knitting Patterns and More
- Easy Lace Knitting Patterns
- How to Knit for Beginners: 9 Free Tutorials
- The Best Light & Lacy Knit Scarf Patterns: 7 Free Scarf Patterns for You