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45 Quick and Easy Free Knitting Patterns and Beginner Help


Updated July 18, 2016
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Beginner Montgomery ScarfPeruse this collection of quick and easy free knitting patterns when you are first learning how to knit. Create an easy scarf, dishcloth or even a felted coffee cozy. There are even free knitting patterns for babies and kids.

Before you try any of these patterns, take a look at our three-part Beginner’s Guide to Knitting. This guide will explain how to get started, lay out all of the materials you need and introduce basic techniques. The video tutorials included in this guide will really aid the visual learner.

If you want to explore knitting before purchasing all the materials, try finger knitting. Done without needles, finger knitting is a great way to learn the basic concepts of knitting. You can create easy headbands, toys and scarves with finger knitting. Once you've mastered finger knitting, you can explore a ton of free knitting patterns.

Don't be nervous about tackling bigger projects. Take a look and these easy knitting patterns - you'll discover just how many great patterns there are for you to try. Whether you're a beginner or just want to make a quick and easy project, you'll surely find something that will catch your eye. These are also great handmade gift ideas, so save this collection for the holiday season.

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45 Quick and Easy Free Knitting Patterns and Beginner Help

45 Quick and Easy Free Knitting Patterns and Beginner Help

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There are plenty of amazing beginner knitting projects included in these free printable eBooks:

Quick & Easy Knitting PatternsEasy Lace Knitting PatternsHow to Knit


Common Questions about Simple Knitting Patterns

Easy Camoflauge Neckwarmer

Don't be embarrassed if you are new to knitting - there is so much to learn and take in! Gather up a few free knitting patterns for beginners, secure your needle and yarn and gather up your list of questions. While you're seeking out your free easy knitting patterns, keep these questions and answers as a resource and refer to them when you need some extra help as you look for more free knitting patterns for hats, scarves and more.


25 Free Knit Afghan Patterns


Once you get the basics down and try your hand at these easy knitting projects, you can start to take on more difficult projects. Check out 25 Free Knit Afghan Patterns and get inspired to do more. A knit afghan pattern may seem complicated, but this collection is filled with a wide variety of projects you won't find intimidating. In fact, there are even knitting projects for beginners! Pick a pattern and get to work today.




Easy Free Knitting Patterns: Scarves

Super Easy Boa Scarf

Free scarf knitting patterns are a reliable starting point for most beginning knitters Try your hand at one of these beginner free knitting patterns for scarves. Start with a small project and, once you've tested your skills, move on to other free easy knitting patterns. Before you know it, you'll be a knitting expert with an arsenal of handmade items to give to friends and family members.

  1. Super Easy Boa Scarf
  2. Easy Camouflage Neckwarmer
  3. Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf
  4. Chain Stitch Scarf Knitting Pattern
  5. A Green Lace Scarf
  6. Beginner Montgomery Scarf
  7. Soft and Smoky Potato Chip Scarf
  8. Super Easy Boa Scarf
  9. Soft and Easy Alpaca Scarf
  10. Beginner Montgomery Scarf
  11. Button Scarf Wrap
  12. Easy Striped Scarf
  13. My Favorite Things Yorganza Scarf
  14. Coconut Milk Scarf
  15. Raspberry Ruffles Cowl Knitting Pattern 
  16. Black and White Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern
  17. Sunset Scarf Knitting Pattern
  18. Convertible Cowl Knitting Pattern
  19. Cozy Weekend Infinity Knit Scarf Pattern
  20. Bold Boho Knitted Scarf Pattern - NEW!


Easy Free Knitting Patterns: Poncho, Vests and Other Wearables

Easy Kid's Knit Poncho

If free knitting patterns for scarves aren't your thing, you can still find plenty of free beginner knitting patterns for a variety of other projects. These simple knitting patterns that don't require a ton of time and effort, these free easy knitting patterns are the perfect projects for you. Get ready for compliments - these versatile wearables are sure to get you noticed.

  1. Easy Kid's Knit Poncho
  2. Tie Front Knit Vest
  3. Button Shrug Knitting Pattern
  4. Two Piece Knit Poncho
  5. Cable Half Poncho
  6. Easy Lace Shawl
  7. Denver Hat
  8. Quick and Easy Knit in the Round Hat
  9. Tangerine Cardigan
  10. Boutique Bunny Knit Hat Pattern
  11. Cozy Twisty Cabled Beanie
  12. Adorable Chunky Pom Knit Toddler Hat Pattern
  13. On The Slopes Knit Hat Pattern 
  14. (Not) Wasting Time Knitted Socks - NEW!
  15. Magical Hooded Poncho - NEW!



Learn to knit a scarf pattern, make funky baby clothes, and knit shabby chic decorating items with all the easy knitting patterns in our free eBook Learn How to Knit for Beginners: 27 Easy Knitting Patterns. You'll discover cute free knitting patterns for hats as well as a ton of other genius free knitting patterns for beginners. If you're new to knitting, this is a fantastic resource. Keep this free eBook handy when you run into trouble - it's filled with great information. 


Even More Free Easy Knitting Patterns

Easy Knit Dischloths

You can never have too many free easy knitting patterns, so we've rounded up some reader favorites for you to enjoy. Save your favorites and make knitted slippers, blankets and so much more. These free knitting patterns for beginners make great gifts too, so be sure to revisit this list during the holiday season. Who wouldn't want to receive a warm pair of knitted footies? Be sure to try a couple different projects - it's a great way to stretch your skills.

  1. Easy Knit Dishcloths
  2. Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket
  3. Felted Knit Coffee Cozies
  4. Felted Knit Journal Cover
  5. Adam's Rib Cap
  6. Beginner Montgomery Fingerless Mitts
  7. Grandma's Knitted Slippers (reader favorite!)
  8. Simple Slipper Project
  9. Easy Chunky Knitted Footies
  10. Easy Chunky Knit Blanket
  11. Easy to Knit Sweet Baby Hat
  12. Cable Coffee Cozy Easy Knitting Pattern
  13. Daisy Stitch Washcloth Knitting Pattern
  14. City Girl Boot Cuffs
  15. Grandma's Favorite Diagnol Lace Knitting Pattern
  16. Knitted Coffee Cozy
  17. Cute Turtle Coaster Knitting Pattern - NEW!


57 Free Scarf Knitting Patterns


Readers have fallen in love with this collection of scarf knitting patterns and now you can, too. Check out 57 Free Scarf Knitting Patterns and discover fun ways to create a comfy and cozy scarf. This collection features easy knitting projects for men, women and children. There are also patterns for all skill levels, so whether you're new to knitting or consider yourself and expert, you'll find a pattern to try. These scarf knitting patterns will surely impress everyone and lead to some requests for more.




Free Craft Video Tutorial: Finger Knitting


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My favorite knit was a pair of monster pants for my 2year old. There are lots of great patterns on this site that may become my new favorites.

What is stocking stitch

Hi joanmarghani3 5945 508! A stocking stitch is also known as the stockinette stitch. If you have never attempted this stitch before, check out this how to video from our friends at Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

What are ridges on slippers?

Hi Gogograndi 5108626, When a pattern refers to the ridges on slippers, I believe it refers to the edges around the top and bottom of the pattern. If you could please let us know what pattern you are looking at, we might be able to be a bit more help! :) Thanks. - Kaylee, Editor

Yes, I knit slippers and am willing to share my pattern with you. 2 skeins of yarn, your choice of colors, to begin with I used Red Heart, worsted medium,4, because it washes well. size 13 knitting needles. For adult slippers: cast on 35 with both strands together leaving a tail of 12". Knit 12, pearl 1, knit 9, pearl 1, knit 12 Knit next row Repeat pattern for 10 sets. I set is the 2 rows, so actually 20 rows. Decrease by 1 stitch at the beginning and the end of the knit and pearl row knit next row Do this decreasing for 3 sets Now you have: knit 9, pearl 1, knit 9, pearl 1, knit 9 Knit the next row and repeat this pattern for the main body of the foot. I do 3 sets for a man's size 10. The ribbing around the toes is k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1..... next row is p1,k1,p1,k1..... and you will see the ribbing pattern emerge. Do this for 4 rows then decrease by k1, then pearling 2 loops together, p1,k2 together, k1, p2 together, p1 and repeat for entire row. Less stitches now. K2 together, p2 together, k2 together, p2 together. Cut a 12" tail and use a crochet hook to loop the tail through all the loops on the needle and pull tight to secure the toe. Now you are only working with the crochet hook. Good Job! Weave the yarn through the toe end again and then alternating sides up to the middle of the decreasing rows. tie a knot and make a tiny bow, doble knotted and ends knotted to prevent fraying. The beginning tail is now used to lace up the back starting at the top edge, weave through both sides to the bottom edge and weave through, pull tight, weave through again and secure. tuck loose strands into the pattern. Repeat for second slipper. Note* Wear over socks for the most comfort and wash with your towels. They will scrunch back to original size in the dryer and should last 1 year with regular use. For Children I start with 29 and k9,p1,k9,p1,k9 smaller children just adjust the sides and bottom. Enjoy! Cassie

i am new knitter; need beginner pattern's for cowel's and sweater's; thank you for your help.

Hello, when I was in Junior High School, back 30 plus years ago, my home ec teacher started us on a very simple knitted slipper, bootie, or houseshoe project. It was a k1p1 type slipper. Would anyone out there please have the instructions and or pattern for this bootie? Thank you for your time. Synthia

Hi Synthia, I am not sure we have the specific project you are looking for, but we do have knitted slippers listed here: Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

Would someone please recomend a book with easy knitting patterns and instrcutions.

Hi Deacon Joe! We have several completely free downloadable eBooks here on Check them out here: Happy knitting! - Kaylee, Editor

on your knit vest pattern on this page,it seems like the pattern isn't wrote right. i've had it to three diff people and the of stitcks doesn't come out to the of the siges you need.could you please explain this to me in a e-mail.

Hi Crafter 1547787! Thanks for your comment and concerns. If you are having a problem with a particular pattern, please reach out to the designer with questions. This name will be listed on the byline of the pattern below the title. Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

I would like to see more of the old fashion knitting method. My sister and I knit tobaggons and mittens for the underpriveleged in our area schools. We just ask if any one has yarn that they would like to give away we would greatly appreciate it. Little by little the word is getting around that we will accept the yarn. The only wish we have is that our names are not mentioned to any one who receives a tobaggan and mittens from us.

i would like some circle loom patterns. I donot knowcannot grasp the concept of reg knitting. hoping a loom will help. i have a knit to crochet pattern instruction book but it does not look as nice for some projects. any help would be greatly appreciated.


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