Free knitting patterns

A catalog of all my (free) knitting patterns. Click on the links to view more pictures. Most of these patterns come with detailed written instructions, video tutorials for all techniques, and big pictures that will show you the most difficult steps. Still, if you still need to brush up your knitting skills, then I recommend you to work through my free knitting school.

Sock knitting patterns

Socks are one of my favorite knits. As a result, I’m constantly developing new patterns and techniques to create the perfect fit. Most of these sock patterns were made with a man (that would be me) in mind but a lot of them can be easily adapted to different sizes as well.

men's sock knitting pattern close-up

Socke 1

A very basic cable sock knitting pattern in DK weight yarn

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ribbed socks modeled on feet so you can see the way they look when worn

Socke 2

A simple ribbed sock pattern in two colors with an inverted hem

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Love is Love

Intarsia pride socks with a bold statement for all to see

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the two socks viewed from above

Auf zur Dult

A fun sock knitting pattern with bavarian twisted stitches

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two liners and two traditional bavarian half-socks (loiferl) knitting pattern

Bavarian Loferl

A simple ribbed sock pattern in two colors with an inverted hem

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Hat knitting patterns

Nothing keeps you warm on a cold winter day like a hand-knit hat. Most of them are relatively fast and easy to knit, and they are a lovely gift idea.

the finished men's beanie in yellow yarn

Mütze 1

A simple beanie knitting pattern suitable for beginners

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Into the Wild

A lovely cable hat knitting pattern in camel hair yarn

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A free cashmere hat knitting pattern with an inverted hem

Mütze 2

A luxurious cashmere hat pattern with an inverted hem

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A pattern for a knitted headband which is reversible

Stirnband 1

A reversible headband knitting pattern with fair isle details

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Softies, ornaments & toys

Do you like knitting dolls? Christmas ornaments? And things to decorate your home with? I’m a huge fan. They are fast to finish but challenging at the same time. Plus they lend your home a very special and personalized charm.

pumpkin home decor knitted

Pumpkin Patch

An ingenious pattern for a whole patch without sewing.

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A step by step carrot knitting pattern for beginners

Cute little Carrots

A lovely way to decorate your table for thanksgiving or autumn

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gingerbread man and woman christmas decoration in a fake landscape with sugar cane trees and a red barn

Gingerbread family

A fun Christmas ornament with some interesting knitting techniques

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Porcini Mushrooms

The classic mushroom in two different sizes and some further options

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Cute little Mushrooms

A fast and easy knit that’s a bit more suitable for beginners

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A fly agaric knitting pattern

Fly Agaric

An advanced pattern with some interesting shaping techniques

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chaneterelle mushroom knitting pattern

Chanterelle Mushrooms

Delicious and lovely to look at. A very fiddly pattern.

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A knitting pattern for a great pumpkin monster for halloween

Great Pumpkin Monster

A lovely addition to my pumpkin pattern for Halloween

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Scarfs, Shawls & Cowls

When it’s freezing outside a hand-knit cowl is hard to beat. From really simple to intricate lace knitting pattern – the possibilities are sheer endless

Into the Wild

A lovely cabled cowl in camel hair yarn knit in the round

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An easy scarf patter for knitting beginners

Scarf for Beginners

A super bulky scarf in garter stitch for absolute beginners

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For the household

Knitting is an extremely versatile hobby. Pick the right yarn, and you can produce anything from potholders to tea cozies. Here are some suggestions for you

Free knitted dishcloth pattern for beginners

Easy Dishcloth

A really simple moss stitch dishcloth in three different versions

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close-up of the finished pumpkin egg cozy knitting pattern

Pumpkin Egg Cozy

A fun decoration for your autumn table setting

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another picture of the knitted lace bookmark on an ancient book

Victorian Patience

A beautiful lace bookmark knit on 1.00mm needles 

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Christmas tree knitted coaster pattern

Christmas tree coaster

A simple pattern for a coaster using only knits and purls 

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easy coaster knitting pattern - square stockinette stitch with a garter stitch selvage

Basic Square Coaster

An easy coaster pattern for beginners; perfect to practise stitches

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a knitted mug cozy with cable stitch details - close-up

Easy mug cozy

An simple design suitable for beginners with a lovely cable detail

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Sweater knitting patterns

The crown jewels of every hand-knitted wardrobe. Sweaters may take quite a while to knit but they will bring a lifetime of joy to you

The finished men's sweater with the slogal "no love, no peace"

Love Sweater

A bold intarsia sweater with an important statement

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