Free and Helpful Knitting Patterns for Beginners

free beginner knitting patterns

When you’re new to knitting, making a simple scarf is a safe and easy project. You may be intimidated at first, but after a few rounds through the steps, you’ll soon find your stride. There are so many beginner projects out there that you get the opportunity to do a lot of experimenting and find the patterns and styles you really like.

These are few free knitting patterns will encourage you to use your newly acquired skills and venture into making items for your home or to wear in addition to additional scarf ideas. Each pattern is perfect for the newbie or advanced beginner who is looking to learn new techniques. Many patterns call for using up a stash of yarn and combining color schemes.

Color Block Garter Stitch Scarf

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If you only know how to do the knit stitch, you can still make this adorable dual-colored scarf. It’s a quick and easy project, and the color change and tassels add fun details. Use the pattern to knit scarves in school or team colors for personalized collegiate gifts.

Confetti Scarf in Stockinette Stitch

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Once you learn how to knit and purl, you can make this gorgeous scarf. The secret to that “confetti” look is in the knitting of four colors together. While knitting, you’ll hold several strands of yarn together as you work the pattern. This knitting technique is super quick so you can make a fast last-minute cozy, chunky scarf.

Chunky Knit Pillow

Add a soft and cozy knit accessory to your home decor with this throw pillow from Smitha Katti of Smiling Colors. Grab your largest knitting needles and three colors of yarn. Working in stockinette stitch and using the same quick-knit technique as the scarf above, all you need to do is create one large square. Then attach the square to a backing and add a pillow insert.

Easy Baby Booties

Simple and adorable baby booties stay on an infant’s feet while warming them up. The booties are made using a garter stitch and simple shaping to make the fold-over slippers. And when baby outgrows them, make them in toddler-size. If that’s not cute enough, there’s even a size for grown-ups to match.

Star Dust Garter Stitch Scarf

Practice your yarn overs when you make this chunky scarf. The yarn overs create the holes that give this garter stitch design its character. And to make it even simpler, you can use self-striping yarn so you get color changes without needing to switch out yarns or weave in any yarn ends.

Summer Fling Triangle Shawl

Shawls are newly popular again for their ability to keep the chill off your shoulders on breezy summer evenings and in air-conditioned spaces. You can even wear them like scarves. This triangular shawl project shows off fun, speckled yarn while the tassels add a fun detail. The crenulated (scalloped) edges infuse a feminine touch.

Bulky Throw Knitting Pattern

Beginning knitters can easily make a chunky blanket like this. Start with this throw-size Afghan pattern in a single color. By working with bulky yarn and large needles, and using simple stockinette, you’ll quickly tackle this project. The pattern calls for polyester yarn to make the throw easy to toss into the wash. You’ll knit three panels and stitch them together to make the blanket.

So try any of these designs and start knitting!

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