TOP 50 Best Knitting Patterns for Beginners

Knitting a kind of handicraft where strands of yarn are manipulated to produce a textile or a fabric. Knitting uses two straight needles that are made from wood or metal. Some pairs of knitting needles are attached together with a thin plastic tube.

Knitting does not always need knitting needles. There are some knitting projects that are big enough to use arms as knitting needles. 

Knitting is different from crocheting through the kind of needles it uses. Knitting also produces different stitches than crocheting. The differences in the stitches result in noticeably different fabrics.

If you are interested in learning how to knit, check out these patterns you can follow to practice with. 


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Beginner Knit Kimono Pattern

Beginner Knit Kimono Pattern

This kimono is a cute layering item for any basic outfit. This pattern makes use of super bulky,  worsted weighted yarn and big knitting needles. This pattern is a good opportunity to practice the two most basic stitches in knitting. The first basic stitch is the knit stitch and this is used in the main body of the kimono. The second stitch is the purl stitch and it is used on the cuff and collar. 

Source: Mama in a Stitch


How to Knit a Pumpkin

How to Knit a Pumpkin

The pumpkin is the epitome of the cozy food item. Learn how to knit and make pumpkins that are as cozier and cuddlier than the real ones. Create a set of pumpkin-inspired knitting crafts for Halloween. Knit a pumpkin bowl for candy or a pumpkin napkin holder ring. You can even make a pumpkin Halloween decor. 

Source: Love Craft


Free Triangle Shawls Knitting Patterns

Free Triangle Shawls Knitting Patterns

Knitted shawls are classic fashion items that are rocked by people of all ages. Choose a pattern from this collection to knit for yourself or for a loved one. Knit a textured shawl for your fashion-conscious friend. You can also practice your shawl knitting skills with a basic shawl. 

Source: Knitting Bee


Knit a Bunny from a Square

The cutest creations come from the humblest beginnings. Make a cute knitted bunny from a simple knitted square fabric. All you need to do is to knit a square fabric using any yarn. Loosely stitch a triangle into the fabric and then pull. This is the basic bunny shape. 

Source: Studio Knit


East Hand Warmer Knitting Pattern

East Hand Warmer Knitting Pattern

Keep your hands warm in the cold with this knit pattern. The pattern uses yarn in two complementing colors. The design of the hand warmers makes the pattern look more complicated than it really is. This pattern is a good practice to master the basics of knitting hand warmers and mittens. 

Source: BHooked


Easy Seed Stitch Knitted Throw

Easy Seed Stitch Knitted Throw

Adding knitted throws make a living room look warm and inviting in an instant. This knitted throw uses the seed stitch, a relatively advanced stitch that is still beginner-friendly. The pattern uses 8 balls of big yarn. The finished knitted throw measures around 47 inches by 54 inches. 

Source: The Knitting Space


Free Knitting Beanie Crochet Pattern

Free Knitting Beanie Crochet Pattern

Knitting a beanie with a pattern can be a challenge. This knitting pattern for a beanie is fairly easy to follow. Do not let the heart designs on the body of the beanie fool you. Match the color of the hearts on the beanie with the color of the pom-pom on top.

Source: The Knitting Space


 The World’s Simplest Knitted Mittens

 The World's Simplest Knitted Mittens

Keep the hands of your friends and family warm in the cold weather with these knitting patterns. You can make a pair of mismatched mittens in solid colors. You can also make color-blocked mittens with a geometric pattern using yarn in bright colors. Both of the patterns have garter cuffs to secure the mittens.

Source: Wool Patterns


Beginner Chunky Hat Knit Pattern

Beginner Chunky Hat Knit Pattern

This chunky hat is a fast and easy knitting project. The only time you have to be aware of the number of stitches is during casting on. This pattern uses a super bulky yarn and a size 15 pair of needles. This pattern can help in practicing the knit and purl stitches. 

Source: Mama in a Stitch


Bright and Free Knitted Dishcloth 

Bright and Free Knitted Dishcloth

If you are feeling confident about your knitting skills but unsure of advancing forward, give knitted dishcloth a try. The dishcloths have a two-tone look, with the main color accentuated by gray. The main body of the dishcloth is surrounded by a ribbed stitch. The dishcloth can be secured with a button. 

Source: The Knitting Space


Baby Yoda Hat Knit Pattern

Baby Yoda Hat Knit Pattern

Baby Yoda is a new internet sensation. His cute face can be found everywhere. Turn into Baby Yoda with this knitted Baby Yoda hat. Use bulky yarn in the color closest to Baby Yoda’s skin that you can find. It is easy to use because the main hat and the ears use basic knit stitches. 

Source: Start Knitting


Free Beginner Shawl

Free Beginner Shawl

Practice your basic knitting stitches with this shawl knitting project. Using yarn on the bulkier side makes knitting projects faster. Using bigger knitting needles with the bulky yarn also help finish projects faster. For this knitting project, use any bulky yarn in any color and knitting needles in size #10. 

Source: Cozy Knitting and Crochet


Beginner Knit Scarf Pattern

Beginner Knit Scarf Pattern

The basic knitting stitches, knit stitch and purl stitch, sound easy to do. These stitches, however, it can be pretty easy to mess up these stitches. This tutorial has two patterns. One pattern was for a wide scarf that had a width of nine inches. The other pattern was for a standard scarf with a width of seven inches. 

Source: Purls and Pixels


Easy Knit Fingerless Mittens

Easy Knit Fingerless Mittens

These fingerless mittens are easy to make and are very versatile. The pattern used medium-weight yarn in gray but you can change the color. The knitting needles used measured 5 mm. When finished, the mittens can be used to cover the hand as fingerless mittens or as wrist warmers. 

Source: Handy Little Me


Knit Cloud Slippers

Knit Cloud Slippers

These slippers are plush and warm on your feet. You can follow the pattern and use a super bulky yarn and a pair of 10 mm knitting needles. The body of the slippers is made from one piece of completed fabric. The only parts of the slippers that need to be sewn together are the front part and the bottom part of the slippers.

Source: Instructables


The Ultimate Knitted Cowl

The Ultimate Knitted Cowl

The ultimate knitted cowl uses soft bulky yarn and a pair of 12 mm straight knitting needles. The pattern is very easy to follow. For the first few rows, a beginner will pay close attention to stitches. As you are nearing the end, this is a pattern that even a beginner can do while watching TV. 

Source: Knitfarious


One Skein Knitted Cowl

One Skein Knitted Cowl

Joining together two strands of yarn can be stressful for a beginner. Completing a knitting project that uses only one skein builds confidence in knitting skills. These cowl patterns have a variety of knitting stitches. These are stitches that a beginner can practice while only using one skein for each project. 

Source: In the Loop Knitting


Garter Stitch Knitted Baby Hat

Garter Stitch Knitted Baby Hat

This knitted baby hat uses only one ball of yarn. Use a fun colored ball of yarn to give the baby a brightly colored hat. The straight knitting needles used in this pattern measure 4.5 mm. The baby hat is from a rectangular knitted fabric with two edges sewn together. Make two pom-poms to top the hat.

Source:Sew In Love


Free DIY Knit Basket

Free DIY Knit Basket

Make yourself a place where you can store all the yarn you have hoarded over the years. The circumference of the basket will depend on how tight you are knitting. This is a quick project to finish even for slow knitters. This basket is also a good chance to practice the stockinette stitch. 

Source: Little Yellow Wheelbarrow


How to Knit a Cable Stitch 

How to Knit a Cable Stitch

A cable stitch is one of the most distinct knit stitches. The intimidating structure of the cable stitch knit is actually very easy to make. Give yourself a little challenge when you learn how to knit a heart cable stitch. If you are a visual learner, this tutorial has a video to help you learn the knit faster.

Source: Studio Knit


Easy Knitting Pattern for Fingerless Mitts

Easy Knitting Pattern for Fingerless Mitts

These knitted mitts are great for keeping your hands warm. The fingerless feature of these mitts means the fingers can still function freely. Different knitting patterns are using different knit stitches on this site. Follow the easy knit and purl pattern to practice basic stitches for beginners.

Source: In the Loop Knitting


Quick and Easy Mittens Free Pattern

Quick and Easy Mittens Free Pattern

If you prefer to keep your whole hand warm instead of just the hand, these full mitten patterns are for you. These patterns show a variety in the ways that one can make knitted mittens. Different yarn colors and patterns make each of the knitted pair of mittens unique. 

Source: How to Makes


Beginner Knit Seed Stitch Hat

Beginner Knit Seed Stitch Hat

Give the classic knitted beanie a modern twist. Add texture to the hat to make it more interesting. The finished beanie will have a slightly slouched look to it. For this pattern, use a soft, chunky kind of yarn. The needles used are size 8 circular needles. 

Source: Mama in a Stitch


Easy Knitted Sweater Free Patterns

Easy Knitted Sweater Free Patterns

Sweaters are essential parts of every closet. If you cannot find a sweater that fits you the best, why not make one for yourself instead? There knitted sweater patterns for different sweater styles. There are basic pullovers,  V-necks sweaters, and striped tweed sweater. The patterns are all beginner-friendly and easy to follow.

Source: Noble Knit


Downtown Cardigan Free Knit Pattern

Downtown Cardigan Free Knit Pattern

Keep your downtown strolls warm and cozy with this cardigan. This knitted cardigan pattern used a chunky and bulky yarn. The pattern also calls for 8 mm circular knitting needles. An extra cord was used to pick up the knit stitches along the sides and collar of the cardigan.

Source: All About Ami


Block Blanket Free Knitting Pattern for Beginners

Block Blanket Free Knitting Pattern for Beginners

Color-blocked blankets can instantly add a little oomph in any room. This knitted color-blocked blanket can fit in any living room because of the yarn colors used. Start by individually knitting the blocks. Then, sew the block together using yarn in the color that will complement the colors of the blocks. 

Source: Knitting with Chopsticks


Simple Women’s Cowl Knitting Pattern

Simple Women's Cowl Knitting Pattern

This simple cowl pattern is very easy and quick to make. The pattern suggests using super bulky yarn. The knitting needles used in this project are 9 mm needles with a 60 cm cable. The pattern only includes the basic knit stitch and purl stitch. This pattern is a great way to use extra yarn or to practice basic knitting.

Source: Brome Field


Simple Knitted Hat 

Simple Knitted Hat

If you are already comfortable knitting the basic knit stitch and the purl stitch as a beginner, then it is time to learn new stitches. This knitted hat pattern includes six new knitting stitches. These new knitting stitches are easy to learn and to master. When you have completed the whole beanie, you now know eight stitches in total.

Source: The Knitting Space


Big Cables Knitted Pillow

Big Cables Knitted Pillow

Cable knits are not exclusively reserved for sweaters and beanies. The stitch can also be used for pillowcases. Learn how to knit big cable knits while making this pillowcase for a throw pillow. The finished product will make your space cozier and warmer. Use yarn in the color that complements your space the most. 

Source: The Knitting Space


Flat Knit Slippers Knitting Pattern 

Flat Knit Slippers Knitting Pattern

Knitting socks can seem very intimidating. Knitting the heel can require special kinds of needles and a lot of manipulation. This knitting pattern for socks only needs a single point needle and is knitted flat at first. It also uses the two basic knitting stitches, knit stitch and purl stitch. 

Source: Gina Michele


Easy Knit Pillow

Easy Knit Pillow

Do you have extra yarn skeins and balls lying around the house? Use these extra yarn to make this knitted pillow. The pillow has three separate pieces. Each of the pieces is individually knitted. The three pieces are later on sewn together. The knitted pillow pattern includes instructions on how to sew the pieces together. 

Source: BHooked


Easiest Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Easiest Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

This baby booty knitting pattern is a great way to practice knitting shapes. The base of this baby booty pattern is a rectangle. After knitting the rectangle, the shape of another rectangle is added to build a T. The edges of the letter T will be sewn to finally assemble the booty. 

Source: Gina Michele


Classic Ribbed Hat 

Classic Ribbed Hat

A ribbed hat is one of the first projects a beginner should make. This helps a beginner knitter transition from flat knitting to circular knitting. The combination of the knit stitch and purl stitch results in the ribbed texture of the hat. The pattern includes adjustments for different sizes, from kid to adult.

Source: The Knitting Space


The Chloe Hat Knitting Pattern

The Chloe Hat Knitting Pattern

The Chloe hat pattern produces a comfy and slouchy hat. The recommended level for this knitting pattern is an advanced beginner. A new advanced stitch in this pattern is knitting two stitches together. This pattern is also a great transition project from flat knitting to knitting in rounds. 

Source: Handy Little Me


Knitted Boot Cuff

Knitted Boot Cuff

If you are fond of wearing boots but hate the draft that comes in from the gap, this cuff is great for you. The boot cuff can be made with any yarn. The whole pattern only uses the stitch knit and the purl knit. The ribbed edges of the cuff help it stay in place.

Source: Wake and Whimsey


Free Capelet Knitting Patterns

Free Capelet Knitting Patterns

A capelet is a cape with a shorter hem. Unlike the regular capes which cover the torso or the whole body, a capelet covers only the upper half of the torso. These knitting patterns show a variety of capelet designs that you can try making. Try making one that fits your style.

Source: Noble Knits


Textured Knitted Dishcloth

Textured Knitted Dishcloth

This knitted dishcloth with a textured design is great for scrubbing. The pattern uses one ball of cotton worsted yarn. It also used a pair of 4 mm knitting needles. You can use a crochet hook to weave the ends of the yarn neatly. The dishcloth measures 8 inches when completed. 

Source: The Soccer Mom


Easy Knitted Blanket Sweater

Easy Knitted Blanket Sweater

A blanket that doubles as a sweater is the epitome of comfort. Make yourself or a loved one a blanket sweater for the cold months with this pattern. The sweater is made from bulky yarn. The top section of the sweater opening is secured with two buttons sewn in. 

Source: The Knitting Space


No Purls Sweater Knitting Pattern

No Purls Sweater Knitting Pattern

For a beginner knitter, the knit stitch and the purl stitch can be confusing. Practice the knit stitch and build muscle memory with this sweater pattern. The sweater is backless with a strap that runs across the shoulder blades. Change the color of the yarn to personalize the sweater. 

Source: Craft Evangelist


Outlander-inspired Arm Warmers – 

Outlander-inspired Arm Warmers -

Keep your warms nice and toasty with these arm warmers. These arm warmers are great to pair with tops and sweaters with quarter sleeves. The pattern uses garter stitches. It is also a great way to practice reading knit stitch abbreviations. The arm warmers reach to cover the wrists up to the elbows.  

Source: Handy Little Me


Baby Blanket with Hoodie Knit Pattern

This baby blanket is comfy and cozy. The hoodie is an added comfort point to this blanket. The hoodie of the blanket uses the garter stitch. The body of the blanket uses the knit stitch. The two parts are sewn together to form the baby blanket with a hoodie.

Source: Gina Michele


Basic Knit Coffee Cup Cozy

Basic Knit Coffee Cup Cozy

Keep your coffee warm to help you face the cold morning with this knitted coffee cup cozy. The body of the cup cozy is made of basic knit stitching. The edges of the coffee cozy are ribbed to help it wrap snugly around coffee cups of different sizes. 

Source: Good Knit Kisses


Jessie’s Girl Knitting Pattern Summer Top

Jessie's Girl Knitting Pattern Summer Top

This knitted top is best used during the warmer months of the year. It can be thrown on top of tank tops or bralettes as a layer. The knitted summer top is seamless. The back part of the top is longer than the front to emphasize the draping of the top. 

Source: Love Knitting


Knitted Bag Patterns for Beginners

Knitted Bag Patterns for Beginners

Put those extra skeins of yarn into good use with these knitting patterns. There are different patterns for different textures. There are also patterns for different types of bags. One pattern shows how to make a produce bag. Another pattern in the site is for a small hand clutch. 

Source: Knitting Bee


Baby Bib Free Knitting Pattern 

Baby Bib Free Knitting Pattern

Keep your babies clean while having a meal or while playing with these knitted bibs. There are different patterns in the site that will match your style and skill level. There are diamond-shaped bibs,  a red cross-inspired bib, and a bib with an octopus. There is even a bib with a lobster on it. 

Source: Noble Knits


Easy Knitted Chick Basket

Easy Knitted Chick Basket

Put all your chicks in this basket that you have knitted yourself. The chick basket is entirely made with the garter stitch. The chick basket is flat knit. The edges of the flat knit will be sewn together to form the head and the tail. A small opening is on the back of the chick for candy. 

Source:Gina Michele


Reusable Knitted Swiffer Pad

Reusable Knitted Swiffer Pad

Continue down the road towards zero-waste living with this knitted mop pad pattern. Swiffer pads are expensive purchases that need to be bought monthly. These mop pads have a texture that is great for scrubbing. These pads can be thrown into the washer after cleaning and it can be used again. 

Source: Army Wife and Daughters


Knitted Winter Hats for Men

Knitted Winter Hats for Men

Knitted items are for both men and women. These knitted winter hats have a more masculine feel. The cable knit patterns in deep shades and colors are a better match for males. The hat is made from cashmere yarn. The band of the hat keeps the hat in place. 

Source: Pattern Center


Knit Hear Softies

Knit Hear Softies

Give hearts around this Valentine’s Day when you make batches of these knitted hearts. These knit hearts are easy to craft. They hold their shape because of the garter edging. Thes heart softies are made by sewing two flat hearts together with a seam. Fill the heart softies with fiberfill. 

Source: Studio Knits


Knitted Heart-shaped Dishcloth

Knitted Heart-shaped Dishcloth

Spread the love all throughout the house when you make these heart-shaped dishcloths. The dishcloths are flat knits using basic stitches. The edges of the heart dishcloths are lined with a different knit stitch. The dishcloths do not require a specific type of yarn, but the needles used are size 10. 

Source: Start Knitting


There are many knitting projects that can help enhance the knitting skills of a beginner. Find inspirations in these knitting projects and start knitting!

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