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Free Knitting Patterns – Ideas You Will Love

We are so lucky to live in this era.  You can get so much off of the internet.  If you want free knitting patterns all you need to do is search for it on the internet.

Click on the pic for a free knitting patterns ebook.

For example, I typed in ‘free knitting patterns’ and I found this excellent site http://freeknittingpatterns.lionbrand.com/ that has an awesome supply of free knitting patterns that you can download free of charge.

Here is an example of a free knitting pattern that I got on the internet from http://knitpicks.com for a very attractive knot pillow to get you started on.

Celtic Knot Pillow – Free Knitting Patternsfree knitting patterns

Finished Measurements:

Tube before knotting, single knot pillow: 9” around, 100” long Finished Pillow: 16” x 16”

Yarn:

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
(100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110
yards/50g): Shire Heather 25988, 8 balls.

Needles:

US 9 (5.5mm) DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain a gauge.

Notions:

Yarn Needle
Toy Stuffing

Gauge:

16 sts and 18 rows = 4” in st st in the round.

Notes:

This pillow is just a very long tube, stuffed and cleverly woven around itself to form a knot. It’s easiest to stuff the tube with toy stuffing as you knit. Don’t stuff the tube too tightly because the tube needs to bend.

If the thought of a 100-inch tube is less than appealing to you, make several shorter lengths, stuff them, then graft the ends together to make one long tube.

Weave in ends as you go.

The yarn is held double throughout.

Directions:

With yarn held double, cast on 36 sts provisionally if you want to graft later, or using the long-tail cast on if you plan to seam.

Divide over needles of your choice and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.

Work in stockinette stitch (knit every round), lightly stuffing as you go, until the tube measures 100 inches. Leave sts live; weave pillow together and test length before binding off.

Finishing:

Weave tube into pillow according to instructions. Adjust loops for evenness. You may need to knit a couple more inches or rip out a couple of inches to make the pillow lay properly.free knitting patterns

To get more free knitting patterns, feel free to visit any of the sites above.  They have some excellent resources.

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More Free Knitting Patterns –

Booties and Mittens for Baby

Here is a cute free knitting pattern for a mittens and bootie set for a baby.  This will make a great gift to knit up quickly for a baby shower.

Materials Needed:

Rowan, Baby Merino Silk DK

(66% wool, 34% Silk, 50g/135m)

3 1/4 mm knitting needles

3 3/4 mm knitting needles

A small amount of contrasting colored yarn for the embroidery on the booties.

To get the yarn online you can visit www.knitrowan.com

You will be knitting with DK weight yarn in super easy garter stitch and the tension is 22sts and 40 rows measure 10 x 10 cm or 4 x 4 inches using the 3 3/4 needles.

For the two largest sizes, you will need two balls of yarn.

Booties:

Make 2, beginning at the heel edge.

Cast on 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts using 3 3/4 mm needles.

Beg with a RS row and work in garter st throughout as follows:

Work 1 row, ending with WS facing for next row.

Inc 1 st at each end of next 2 rows, then on following alt row. [8(9, 10, 11, 12) sts].

Work 11(11, 13, 13, 15) rows ending with RS facing for next row.

Inc 1 st at each end of next row [10(11, 12, 13, 14) sts].

Work 13(15, 15, 17, 17) rows ending with RS facing for next row.

Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt row, then on the following row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Cast off rem 4(5, 6, 7) sts.

Mark center of cast-on (heel) edge and center of the cast-off (toe) edge.

Upper (Make 2)

Cast on 49(53, 57, 61, 65) sts using 3 3/4 mm needles.

Beg with an RS row, work in garter st throughout as follows:

Work 7(9, 11, 13, 15) rows, ending with WS facing for next row.

Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt row, then on 2 following rows, ending with RS facing for next row [41(45, 49, 53, 57) sts].

Next row: (RS) Cast off 4(5, 6, 7, 8) sts, k to last 4(5, 6, 7, 8) sts, cast off rem 4(5, 6, 7, 8) sts.

With WS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 33(35, 37, 39, 41) sts and continue as follows:

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on following alt row [25(27, 29, 31, 33) sts].

Work 3(5,5,7,7) rows ending with RS facing for the next row.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, ending with WS facing for next row. [19(21, 23, 25, 27) sts].

Cast off knitwise on WS.

To Make Up:

Do not press the pieces.

Stitch all seams with WS together so seams form tiny ridges on RS of work, join to edge of upper from cast-on edge, up shaped row-end edge and across the top of cast-off sts. Matching the center of upper cast-on edge to heel marker and toe seam to toe marker, sew cast-on edge of upper to outer edge of the sole.

Using photograph as a guide and contrasting yarn, embroider blanket stitch along all the seams and around the upper opening edge.

Mittens:

Make 2 alike.

Cast on 19(21, 23, 25, 27) sts using 3 1/4 mm needles.

Row 1: (RS) K1 *p1, k1, rep from * to end.

Row 2: P1, *K1, P1, rep from * to end.

Rep these two rows four times more, inc 1 st at the center of the last row. (20(22, 24, 26, 28) sts.)

Change to 3 3/4 mm needles.

Beg with a RS row, work in garter st throughout as follows:

Work 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Next Row: (RS) (K2tog, K6(7, 8, 9, 10), sl1, K1, psso) twice. (16(18, 20, 22, 24) sts).

Next Row: Knit

Next Row (k2tog, K4(5, 6, 7, 8), sl1, K1, psso) twice. (12(14, 16, 18, 20) sts)

Next Row: (Sl1, K1, psso, K2 (3, 4, 5, 6), k2tog) twice.

Cast off rem 8(10, 12, 14, 16) sts.

To Make Up:

Do Not Press

Join row-end and cast off edges.

This is the pair that I knitted up in an afternoon. It was fun and easy.

This is a great example of knitting for profit, as you can churn out a couple of these a day on order and they are quick and easy to make.

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Hope you have fun with these free knitting patterns. Please comment below and let me know how it goes.

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8 thoughts on “Free Knitting Patterns – Ideas You Will Love

  1. Hi there,

    I REALLY love this cushion idea! It’s so simple but so effective and I cant wait to give it a try and see what my friends think!
    Only thing is, I’m a beginner knitter and I’m just wondering how long you think this would take to do? I’m a little impatient when it comes to things and usually end up leaving loads of unfinished projects – but I would really love to finish this one!

    Anne

    1. It depends on how fast you knit, but is is ideal for a beginner as you just knit one long straight strip. If you knit every night while watching TV it will maybe take you a week or less.

  2. Hey Michel,
    This is exactly the kind of thing I need to show my girlfriend She’s stuck on ideas of what to knit and kinda wants a challenge, and while I personally don’t know just how difficult this actually is (I’m not a knitter), I’m sure she would love it. And it’s great for the couch too!
    Keep up the great work!

  3. Hi,

    Thank you for the free sites. I don’t knit personally , although I always wanted to try. The idea of making my own stuff is really rewarding. But my sister does, I know she would love to try this pillow. Maybe I can get her to knit it for me :):)

  4. Wow, this is one bad-ass looking knitting pattern. Believe it or not, I use to knit quite a bit back in the days – mostly simple scarves though. What I found fascinating about this activity is that it’s quite a test for patience where you just have to do a task over and over in order to see results.

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll keep this in mind if I ever plan on knitting something again.

    Cheers,
    Anh

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