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10 DPN Knitting Patterns

These beautiful patterns take it down a notch with these DPN knitting patterns!

By: Julie DaMario, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Updated January 15, 2019
Knitting Patterns with DPNs

Learning how to knit with double pointed needles may seem like a daunting task. After all, most knitters learn how to knit on straight needles, which is an entirely different process.

Double pointed needles are used to make circular items with a smaller circumference, making them more versatile than fixed-size circular knitting needles.

Unlike flat-knit patterns, DPN knitting patterns are worked with a set of four needles. The first three needles simply hold the stitches while the fourth, or the working needle, knits off of one of the stationary needles.

Switching from straight needles to double pointed needles may seem a little complicated, but the DPN knitting patterns below are both simple enough for any knitter to accomplish with satisfaction.

But First:

New to working with double pointed needles?

Check out this awesome video on how to knit in the round using double-pointed needles and you'll be a pro in no time!

1. Lazy Sunday Relaxed Sweater

This lovely, lightweight knit sweater pattern will make a darling addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. The Lazy Sunday Relaxed Sweater is one of our favorite sweater patterns for double pointed needles as there are limited embellishments or additional detailing. This chic and sleek sweater is a flattering piece you'll love wearing again and again.

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Lazy Sunday Relaxed Sweater

2. Relaxation Slipper Socks

The Relaxation Slipper Socks are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. When the floor gets chilly as the temperature outside drops, but chunky slippers feel too bulky and unnatural, these will get the job done. Since these slippers are light and fitted enough to masquerade as socks, they're the best knitted slippers for wearing when you have company over.

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Relaxation Slipper Socks

3. Pumpkin Spice Knit Slipper Pattern

The easiest way to get yourself ready for the incoming chill of the autumn season is through festive knitted slippers! This Pumpkin Spice Knit Slipper Pattern will get you in the fall spirit in no time, but most importantly, it will keep your toes warm as Old Man Winter creeps closer to town.

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Pumpkin Spice Knit Slipper Pattern

4. Basic Preemie Baby Hat

This darling hat is perfect for practicing knitting on double-pointed needles, especially if you have a new addition to the family who decided to come a bit early. You won't find many more adorable DPN knitting patterns than this one!

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Basic Preemie Baby Hat

5. Knitted Knockers Pattern

If you enjoy knitting for charity, then these Knitted Knockers are something you should see. Designed as a knitted breast prosthesis, this free charity knitting pattern will show you how to make knitted breasts for women who have undergone a mastectomy, particularly breast cancer survivors.

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Knitted Knockers Pattern

6. Spin Cycle Hat

An AllFreeKnitting favorite, the Spin Cycle Hat is a great double-pointed knitting pattern for beginners. Practical and pretty, this colorful knit hat is perfect for three out of the four seasons.

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Spin Cycle Hat

7. Favorite Fingerless Mitts

DPN knitting patterns like these Favorite Fingerless Mitts are a slightly more unique way to get your feet wet with double-pointed needles. This simple pattern is full of clean lines and minimal detailing, making it the perfect pattern for binge-watching your favorite TV show!

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Favorite Fingerless Mitts

8. Baby Moccasins

These sweet knit booties are a fun way to use up a bit of scrap yarn. A simple bootie pattern is embellished with fun stitch detailing for a baby accessory you'll love taking credit for.

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Baby Moccasins

9. Knit Lemon Stress Ball

How do you #stitchawaystress? This adorable little lemon pattern from the Craft Yarn Council isn't just a cute little plushie, but also a stress ball! DPN knitting patterns like this one are a great way to get yourself familiar with increases and decreases on double-pointed knitting needles.

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Knit Lemon Stress Ball

10. Fat Knit Cat Toy

Meow! If you have a cat lover in your life, the Fat Knit Cat Toy is their next birthday gift. This adorably goofy little guy is knit in simple stockinette stitch, so he won't frustrate the living heck out of you, but you'll still end up with an adorable little buddy.

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Fat Knit Cat Toy

11. Spring Chill Wrist Warmers

It's finally spring and you can wear all the tank tops and shorts you want, except for that pesky windchill. These Spring Chill Wrist Warmers will help keep your hands toasty while you work on the computer, or even while you knit! The deep blue color is attractive on anyone, and the alpaca wool is soft on the hands. Fingerless gloves should be in everyone's basic knitting repertoire, as they're a lot more useful than they look.

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Spring Chill Wrist Warmers

12. Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornaments

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a set of Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornaments. These adorable knitted ornaments are perfectly festive. We all love singing classic Christmas carols and having the holiday decor to match. Knit a few pear patterns to make your Christmas pine into a pear tree.

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Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornaments

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