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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Beginner Knitting Patterns

Check out this ultimate collection of beginner knitting patterns.

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Beginner Lace Stripe Scarf

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Beginner Knitting Patterns is a perfect resource for knitters of all skill levels. Whether you're just starting out or you've mastered the craft, no one can resist the free knitting patterns included in this wonderful collection. From knit baby blankets to cowls to ponchos, we have it all at your fingertips. All you need to do is decide which pattern to start with first, cast on, and let your needles and yarn do the rest. You will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive knitting for beginners guide. We cover all the bases and all different types of patterns. There really is a free knitting pattern for every knitter and every occasion.

Browse through this collection of beginner knitting patterns and prepare to be inspired. We truly have a pattern for every skill level. Everyone needs to start their love affair with yarn somewhere - as a beginner. Don't worry if you've never knit a dishcloth before or you don't know the first thing about working up a blanket. Starting from the ground up, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish on your knit journey. Take a look at these patterns and get to work! Your "must-knit" list is guaranteed to grow exponentially in a short amount of time.

24 Straight Needle Knitting Patterns for Beginners

These 24 Straight Needle Knitting Patterns for Beginners represent the best of the best. When it comes to beginner knitting patterns, it's smart to start with straight needles, so you get a feel for the most traditional style of knitting. After all, you don't want to jump into the deep end of the pool before you can swim. The same goes with beginner knitting patterns.

These straight needle patterns are perfect for both novices and experienced knitters, so you can experiment and find the best piece for your particular needs and skill level.

15 Knit Hat Patterns Perfect for Fall

Autumn is right around the corner, and that means hat knitting season is rapidly approaching as well. With these 15 Knit Hat Patterns Perfect for Fall, you’ll be well on your way to knitting up the perfect cold weather accessories for family, friends, and yourself. Whether you prefer colorful or muted, funny or classic, bulky or refined, there's plenty to choose from.

Plus, there are hats here for a variety of skill levels, so you can find something to knit whether you're just starting or an experienced knitter.

27 Purl Stitch Knitting Patterns

These 27 Purl Stitch Knitting Patterns are the best of the best when it comes to mastering the art of purl stitch knitting. The versatility and practicality of the purl stitch really makes it a great skill for beginner knitters. You will be amazed at how many patterns utilize purl stitch.

Whether you're interested in working up a sweater, blanket, hat, or scarf, you can easily find a free purl stitch knitting pattern and expand your skill set.

21 Knit Cardigans Perfect for Summer

When the temperature starts to heat up, you may assume you no longer need a cardigan. However, those cool summer nights call for some added warmth. We've got you covered with these 21 Knit Cardigans Perfect for Summer. When it comes to free knitting patterns, it doesn't get much better than these knitted cardigans.

Whatever type of color or style you're looking for, you can find it here. We have worked hard to curate a collection of the best cardigans for the warmer months. You will truly be amazed at how many designs and styles you can choose from.

73 Free Baby Knitting Patterns

Knitting for babies is one of the most exciting kinds of knitting projects. From hats and booties to blankets and sweaters, babies need a little bit of everything ... and you can knit it all for them using these 73 Free Baby Knitting Patterns! If you're knitting for a newborn, you can make a cute hat using the Baby Bunting Knitting Pattern, or you can knit them a Maile Sweater.

If you're looking for something cute and snuggly, look no further than the Hoodie Baby Blanket. There's something for every occasion in this collection of free baby knitting patterns!

15 Beginning Knitting Patterns: Free Knitting Patterns and Tutorials to Teach Your Kids to Knit

It's widely accepted that the best time to learn a new skill is when you're young. The child's brain simply picks up on so much more than we do, and so much faster. Why not teach your kids how to knit when it's still easy for them? These knitting basics tutorials and free knitting patterns included in Beginning Knitting Patterns: Free Knitting Patterns and Tutorials to Teach Your Kids to Knit will make beginning knitting a cinch for your kids.

Go over the tutorials yourself to refresh yourself of the basics and be their personal knitting teacher. Can you think of a better way to bond with your children while also teaching them a valuable skill?

16 One Skein Knitting Patterns

Did your last project require one less skein of yarn than you thought? Did you purchase a skein at the store that you simply could not live without, but you had no project in mind? Never fear! This collection of 16 One Skein Knitting Patterns is your solution. Take that leftover skein of yarn from your stash and make something fabulous.

Make a hat for a friend, a scarf for a family member, and a cowl for yourself! The fingerless mitts are also an adorable project type that you'll want to try. You won't need to worry about running to the store to desperately search for an identical skein of the same dye lot. One ball of yarn is all you'll need for these fantastic one skein patterns.

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