(Free) knitting patterns

A catalog of all my free and paid 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 on 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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the finished product of my how to knit socks video modeled on feet

How to knit socks for beginners

A step by step tutorial on sock knitting.

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detail shot of the cherry blossom socks with various knitting tools in the background

Cherry Blossom Socks

A challenging sakura themed sock pattern

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the free cable sock pattern hot of the knitting needles

Cable knit socks

A simple twist creates an impressive outcome.

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toe up sock knitting pattern

How to knit socks toe-up

A step-by-step tutorial for beginners

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the results of this slipper pattern right after felting - a pair on a wooden table

Knitted slippers pattern

Perfect for beginners – worked flat

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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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How to knit a hat for beginners

A universal hat ribbed pattern

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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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Pumpkin parade

The add-on to my basic pumpkin pattern with instructions for 4 different types

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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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knitted snowdrops decorated among grass and snow made out of wool rovings

Snowdrop /Galanthus

A realistic knitting pattern for a lovely little spring flower. Super fast to knit and easer than it seems!

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the two versions of this hyacinth knitting pattern decorated in a little diorama made of cardboard

Hyacinth pattern

A very detailed pattern for these fragrant spring flowers

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three knitted crocus flowers in a fake wood diorama

Crocus pattern

A very realistic pattern for these highly-priced spring flowers

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two knitted daffodil decorated in a fake forest

Daffodil pattern

A stunning pattern for super realistic daffodils

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a super realistic tulip knitting pattern

Tulip pattern

The perfect gift for a birthday or Mother’s Day.

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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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two knitted morels in a fake birchwood forest

Morel Mushrooms

A super realistic pattern for two different sizes

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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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lace shawl pattern preview image

Lace Shawl #1

An elegant, yet simple pattern for a stunning lace shawl

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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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a simple bookmark knitting pattern for beginners

Easy Beginner’s bookmark

A really simple pattern using only 3 stitches with great effects.

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a knitted pillow cover using mitered squares

Easy Pillow Cover #1

A simple pattern using mitered squares for some color and stunning effects. Suitable for beginners.

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Gloves, mittens & wrist warmers

Mittens count among the most traditional knitting patterns that have kept countless generations of makers warm in winter. Here are my takes on this classic theme.

easy fingerless gloves knitting pattern for beginners knit flat

Simple fingerless gloves

A easy pattern for beginners knit flat + step by step video.

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someone wearing yellow knitted gloves

Basic glove knitting pattern

A basic recipe for knitting gloves with fingers no matter your size

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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

simple knitted raglan sweater on a hanger2

How to knit a sweater

A simple bottom-up Raglan construction for beginners.

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the men's sweater folded up into a bundle

Love Sweater

A bold intarsia sweater with an important statement

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Decorations & other loose ends

Knitting doesn’t only produce wearables. You can also create lovely home decor and unique present with it. Here are some patterns to inspire you

the finished knittted heart on a tray with a ribboned bundle of hearts in the background

Simple knitted heart

A step by step tutorial on knitting a simple heart shape for beginners

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the perfect red heart knitting pattern on a black tray with knitting materials in the background

The perfect love heart

Knit in the round, this seamless red heart is perfect in every way

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