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  1. Felted Bags Make some felted knit bags with these free knitting patterns.
  2. Booties Keep your baby's tiny toes warm with these free baby bootie knitting patterns. Once you learn how to knit baby booties, they will only take a short time to complete. You can make a pair of baby slippers in every color of the rainbow.
  3. Hats Easy knit hat patterns are perfect for baby. Keep your little angel's head warm with these free knitting patterns. Knitted baby hats are a quick project and they're extra cute, so make one today!
  4. Baby Sets Knit a cute baby set with free knitting patterns. Always make for great baby shower gifts.
  5. Sweaters Knit a baby sweater for your little one using free knitting patterns. These free knitting patterns for babies will keep your little one warm all winter. Whether you make a baby sweater or a cardigan, you can't go wrong with these adorable designs.
  6. Baby Blankets Keep your baby cozy with these knitted baby afghan patterns. These baby blanket patterns are so easy to make and so incredibly comfy. Pick from these free knitting patterns for baby blankets and make your little one smile!
  7. Gloves and Mittens Free knitting patterns can be made out of gloves and mittens.
  8. Hats Free knitting patterns can be used to make men's knit hats.
  9. Scarves Free knitting patterns can be used to make mens' knit scarves.
  10. Sweaters and Vests Use free knitting patterns to make men's knit sweaters.
  11. Dog Sweaters Free knitting patterns can be used to make knit dog sweaters.
  12. Tanks Free knitting patterns for tank tops are perfect for the summer. You don't have to wait for the winter to wear a handmade knitted item. These free knitting patterns have you covered for the warm months too.
  13. Boot Cuffs Stay warm on chilly autumn nights with the help of these stylish knit boot cuffs. Knitters of all ages will love slipping on a pair of boot cuffs to complete his or her outfit.
  14. Knit Belts Check out these free patterns for knit belts for fun accessory ideas! They are super easy and fun to make.
  15. Headbands Keep your hair out of the way with these cute knit headband patterns. From headbands to keep your ears warm to fun accessories, we have everything type of headband you'll need.
  16. Knit Jewelry These free knit jewelry patterns are all fun crafting gifts! Knit jewelry is great for any occasion, and it's so easy to make.
  17. Tips for Knitting
  18. Video Tutorials
  19. Collections Find the perfect pattern for almost any occasion in these delightful collections of free knitting patterns.
  20. Cable Hats Free knitting patterns can be used to make these cable hats for summertime.
  21. Knit Berets Use free knitting patterns to make knit berets.
  22. Ribbed Hats Free knitting patterns are great when you're wanting to make ribbed hats.
  23. Earflap Hats Use free knitting hat patterns to create your own tie hats.
  24. 4th of July Knits Use free knitting patterns to make fun crafts for the 4th of July.
  25. Christmas Knits Use free knitting patterns to create Christmas knits.
  26. Easter Knits Easter free knitting patterns can be really cute when they're for you or a friend. Whether you're just beginning knitting or you're a veteran, you'll adore these cute Easter projects.
  27. Halloween Knits Free knitting patterns are fun when you're making Halloween knits.
  28. St. Patrick's Day Knits St. Patrick's day free knitting patterns can be really fun to wear around during this holiday.
  29. Thanksgiving Knits Use these free knitting patterns to make some cute Thanksgiving decorations.
  30. Valentine's Day Knits Free Valentine's day knitting patterns will make you fall in love all over again.
  31. Baskets Free knitting patterns come in handy when you are trying to knit a basket.
  32. Bath Knits
  33. Dishcloths and Washcloths Use knit dishcloths for great gifts.
  34. Kitchen and Dining
  35. Pillows
  36. Rugs Use free knitting patterns to make some creative knit rugs.
  37. Potholders Easy knitting patterns are used to make potholders for your kitchen.
  38. Children's Gloves and Mittens Knit some gloves and mittens for your child.
  39. Children's Knit Scarves Use free knitting patterns to make knit scarves for your children. These make for great gifts as they're easy to make.
  40. Children's Sweaters Using free knit sweater patterns you can make your children some nice sweaters for the chilly seasons.
  41. Knit Children's Hats You'll love knitting these little knit children's hats! These are adorable knit hats for kids and they come in all shapes and sizes. You'll find animal patterns and colorful knit patterns among many other designs.
  42. Cable Afghans Browse through these fabulous cable afghan patterns and give it a go! They're simple, easy and they look phenomenal laid over your couch or wrapped tight around you.
  43. Knit Throws Try out these easy knit throw patterns for yourself or as a gift! These are great free knitting patterns for afghan throws.
  44. Loom Hats Easy knitting patterns are fun to make when you have a loom hat pattern.
  45. Loom Scarves Free knitting patterns are great when you have loom patterns.
  46. Loom Socks Free knitting patterns also use loom patterns for your socks.
  47. Loom Wraps Free loom knitting patterns are great to have.
  48. Cardigans Layer up with one of these delightful cardigan knitting patterns. Whether you need something for the office or a night out, you'll find the perfect pattern here.
  49. Shrugs and Boleros Create a cute, light layer with these knit shrug and bolero patterns. Throw a shrug over your shoulders to feel warm in any season.
  50. Tote Knit yourself a tote with a free knitting pattern. Each free knit tote is fabulous and affordable. You'll never go anywhere without it.
  51. Amigurumi
  52. Infinity Scarves Winter weather is no match for one of these cute infinity scarf patterns. Wrapping one of these scarves around your neck is the best way to stay warm and look great in any season.
  53. Neck Warmers Cuddle up with a cozy knit neck warmer to keep out the cold. These quick patterns are a great alternative to full on scarves or cowls.
  54. Knit Ponchos Use free knitting patterns like these knit ponchos.
  55. Cable Socks Use free knitting patterns to make knit cable socks.
  56. Slippers Keep your toes warm on a cold night with these knitted slipper patterns. You can make a pair for yourself and a friend. Free slipper patterns and socks patterns also make great gifts for loved ones.
  57. Leg Warmers Free knitting patterns allow you to make leg warmers to keep you warm in the winter.
  58. Book Reviews Popular craft books reviewed.
  59. Product Reviews Popular craft products reviewed.
  60. Gloves Make yourself the perfect winter accessory with these patterns for knit gloves. You can take your knitting skills to the next level by challenging yourself to make a fun, useful project this season.
  61. Wrist-Warmers Free knitting patterns are useful when you are trying to make wrist-warmers.


  1. 15 Minute Vest Take your arm knitting skills to the next level with the 15 Minute Vest. This show-stopping statement piece is sure to turn heads and drop jaws. The 15 Minute Vest features a gorgeous color combo of plum and mustard-colored chunky yarns.
  2. 3 Color Cable Vest Use your worsted weight yarn leftovers to knit this fun cable vest. This vest knitting pattern is great for those just learning how to cable.
  3. A Walk in the Country Sweater Vest The A Walk in the Country Sweater Vest is an easy knitting pattern that produces beautiful results. This tutorial will teach you how to knit a sweater that you can throw on over your outfits for a light, yet warm layer.
  4. Angelica Vest This pretty lace knit vest pattern is a great way to layer as the weather gets cooler. The Angelica Vest is a beautiful deep plum knit accessory that will add texture, color, and interest to any outfit in your closet.
  5. Autumn Sweater Vest Cozy up on a cold day with the attractive Autumn Sweater Vest. Sweater vests are great accessories to have on hand to deal with chilly indoors or quick trips out to the corner.
  6. Bear Hug Vest This fuzzy knit vest pattern is a must-have for winter. Not only are fur vests trendy, they're incredibly warm and an absolute joy to wear. The Bear Hug Vest is a deliciously thick and cozy winter vest knit with chunky fur yarn.
  7. Bee Vest Want to know what gets my heart buzzing with excitement? The beautiful bee stitch. If you haven't tried any free knitting patterns with this stitch before, this gorgeous Bee Vest is just what you need. Please note that the only free size comes in
  8. Black Smoke Cable Knit Vest Fall is the perfect season for layering. It's getting colder, but there are days when that Indian summer creeps back. Be prepared for chilly or warm weather with the Black Smoke Cable Knit Vest.
  9. Border Cable Vest Follow this free vest knitting pattern to create an elegant sweater vest with cable border. You can make this vest knitting pattern for a man or woman.
  10. Button Front Vest Knit a colorful vest in Waikiki yarn with button front closure. This free vest knitting pattern is a great way to layer in all seasons.
  11. Button Up Vest Perfect for spring or autumn, the cozy Button Up Vest is a great way to stay warm when the temperature isnt too cold.
  12. Classic Men's Vest This honey-colored basketweave knit vest pattern is a handsome option for any number of different occasions. The Classic Men's Vest features an attractive color, texture, and slimming silhouette.
  13. Country Nights Cabled Vest Dont let chilly nights get you down. The fashionable Country Nights Cabled Vest is the perfect way to stay warm while looking fantastic.
  14. Easy Knit Vest Sometimes simple is the best way to go. This Easy Knit Vest pattern is a great mindless project for when youre watching television or riding in the car. Beginning knitters can also easily tackle this knitted vest pattern.
  15. Easy Knitting Projects: 22 Knitted Vests for the Whole Family Sweater vests keep you warm and give an air of sophistication to your outfit. We have a free knit vest pattern for everyone in your family.
  16. Easy V-Neck Vest Simple yet fashionable, the Easy V-Neck Vest proves that style doesn't have to be complicated. This basic knit vest pattern features an attractive v-neck opening and a simple, slimming construction.
  17. Electric Blue and Brown Vest Kids look spectacular in this Electric Blue and Brown Vest.This is a free knit vest pattern for kids and isn't bulky like most sweater vests are. Blue and brown are two colors that always work well together, for boys and girls.
  18. Eva Vest Freshen up your springtime look with the beautiful Eva Vest. This stylish yet simple knit vest pattern is perfect for the ultimate layered look. We love the creamy white color and the delicious texture of this pretty knit essential.
  19. Four Seasons Knit Vest This simple mesh vest is just what you need to gear up for spring and summer. With delicate texture and shape, the Four Seasons Knit Vest can easily be worn during colder months, too - just add layers!
  20. Fur Lined Knit Vest Layer up with the Fur Lined Knit Vest. This trendy knit vest pattern is the perfect way to keep warm and cozy on the go. This furry knit vest is both a stylish and practical wardrobe enhancer.
  21. Glam Stripes Vest You don't have to be a professional to produce some pretty amazing knits. The gorgeous Glam Stripes Vest is proof of that. Simplicity at its best, this knit vest pattern makes it easy for beginner knitters to learn how to knit a vest.
  22. Glamor Girl Knit Vest The days of fuzzy vests aren't over. This Glamor Girl Knit Vest is so comfy it should be illegal. It also looks gorgeous with a loose dress or jeans.
  23. Handsome Gray Vest Dazzle and delight in the Handsome Gray Vest. This attractive men's cable knit vest pattern is a year-round wardrobe essential. This stylish knit vest is easy to dress up for a more formal occasion, yet is cozy enough for casual weekend wear.
  24. Lace and Cable Vest This gorgeous knit vest pattern is the quintessential layering piece for year-round wear. The Lace and Cable Vest features an attractive panel design with two large pockets for storing keys, notes, and other small valuables.
  25. Majestic Moose Vest Knitting is a wonderful way to keep yourself warm in the winter, especially when youre making a wearable project. The Majestic Moose Vest will make any winter outfit pop, while keeping you quite cozy throughout the day.
  26. Medieval Seed Stitch Tunic Go back in time with this Medieval Seed Stitch Tunic. This gorgeous knitted sweater is sure to be one of your favorite projects you ever make. Whether you are looking for costume ideas for your local Renaissance festival, or you simply love loose and
  27. Men's Cable Knit Vest This handsome knit vest pattern is a great basic every man should have hanging in his closet. The Men's Cable Knit Vest is an attractive mix of cream-colored yarn and dazzling stitch work.
  28. Men's Golf Vest Hit the links in the classic Men's Golf Vest. This simple vest pattern features a subtle basketweave design, giving it great texture and style. This layering essential is perfect for variable weather and offers enough room for a full swing.
  29. Merlot Ribbed Vest This attractive, easy knit vest pattern is the perfect shade of red for the holidays. The Merlot Ribbed Vest is a classic layering piece that looks great over shirts or underneath a jacket.
  30. Moonstone Beginner Vest Pattern This Moonstone Beginner Vest Pattern is easy and can be made in whatever color or size you choose, so it's easy to customize it to your taste. The instructions on this vest knitting pattern are easy to follow, so it's great for beginners.
  31. Only the Best: Knitted Vests for Women It's easy to look chic in our Only the Best: Knitted Vests for Women collection. Completely underrated until lately in the world of fashion, the vest is a fantastic way to add a vibrant pop of color to any outfit. Wear a sweater vest over a white but
  32. Plaited Pattern This fun, easy knit vest pattern features ribbing along the bottom, pretty plaited cables along the top edge, and three sweet buttons in the front. This Plaited Pattern is a great two to three day project, making it the perfect weekend activity.
  33. Ribbed Knit Baby Vest Pattern The Ribbed Knit Baby Vest Pattern is an adorable piece of clothing for your little one to wear. This pattern is knit flat and is easy to take on and off.
  34. Saucy Seed Stitch Slanted Vest The Saucy Seed Stitch Slanted Vest is no ordinary vest. This cropped-length seed stitch knitting project has an asymmetrical corset-style closure for a trendy, modern look you've got to have.
  35. Sideways Garter Vest Wrap yourself up in this adorable Sideways Garter Vest. This vest looks amazingly complicated, but is actually super simple. Even the most novice knitter can make this incredible free knitting pattern because it uses the garter stitch.
  36. Simply Elegant Vest The beauty of this easy vest pattern lies in its simplicity. The Simply Elegant Vest is a beautiful basic knit you'll love layering in cold and warmer weather. It's a beautiful shade of cherry red that will bring out the rosiness in your cheeks.
  37. Sporty Skye "This feminine and whimsical knit lace shrug knits up quickly with the use of elongated twist stitches. The rippled texture of a classic feather and fan stitch pattern adds dramatic visual texture and is deceptively easy to knit."
  38. Spring Elegance Lace Vest Add a little elegance to your day with the Spring Elegance Lace Vest. This gorgeous knit vest pattern is a fun exercise in lace for the intermediate knitter.
  39. Street Chic Hooded Cable Vest For those who are up for a good challenge, we have just the thing for you. Take on the chill and layer up in style by learning how to knit a vest with this Street Chic Hooded Cable Vest pattern.
  40. Striped Weekend Vest The Striped Weekend Vest is the quintessential layering piece for cold weather. This bright and colorful happy knit looks great over a long-sleeved t-shirt or underneath a scarf and jacket.
  41. Sunup Vest "The Sunup Vest is a really pretty knit in a very trendy style. Featuring a racerback and a lightweight yarn with an open texture, this vest is gorgeous for spring or summer. This free vest knitting pattern includes all sizes X-Small through X-Large"
  42. Sweet and Sassy Entrelac Vest Follow these vest knitting instructions to create a fabulous knit vest. This Sweet and Sassy Entrelac Vest is meant for an intermediate knitter and requires experience in knitting entrelac stitches.
  43. Two-Tone Seamless Vest Don't get caught in the cold unprepared. Layer up with this cozy Two-Tone Seamless Vest. Perfect for the fall, this knit sweater pattern is comfortable yet stylish. Learning how to knit a sweater has never been so easy.
  44. Wandering Love Knit Lace Vest "Knit from the top down, completely seamlessly, this vest is a really simple project. The raglan shaping is done in garter stitch (knit every row). The closure is similar to a scarf or sarong: you simply tie the corners of the front tabs."
  45. Watermelon Side Tie Knit Vest Nothing says summertime quite like fresh, juicy watermelons on the front porch while the hot sun weighs down on your skin. This Watermelon Side Tie Knit Vest is incredibly reminiscent of our favorite summer fruit.

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