Friday, 27 January 2017

Some Free Knitting Patterns

While hopping through the rabbit holes on the internet, I have found some lovely free knitting patterns that I would love to try. I need to do some serious stash busting this year!

But you know how it is - I have WAY more knitting patterns saved or bookmarked on my computer than I could ever hope to knit. If only I didn't have to sleep! Imagine if you could spend all those hours knitting!

But if I stay up too late knitting, I just do this. And then I drop stitches and it is a mess!

So, on to some freebies!

Superior Waves Shawl by Willow Yarns.

Love the feather and fan pattern. But must admit to being daunted by the instruction to cast on 589 stitches! I prefer shawls that start with a small number and work outwards. Not sure why it feels like less work that way, but it does to me.

Love Knitting have tons of free patterns. And they are a great yarn shop too. Some of my favourites from here:

Pax the Alpaca

Owl Sweater - owls are always cute. This is sized from newborn to 18 months.

Tiny Baby in a Basket. Oh my, this is SO cute. The basket is only 9cm long and the baby only 5cm. Little girls love little toys and the designer of this freebie has some gorgeous patterns for dolls and rabbits of all sizes.

Easter potholder - Easter will be here soon! Although this looks too lovely to use as a potholder!

Hot water bottle cover - This looks so warm and cosy, knitted in a bulky yarn. Maybe hot water bottles (hotties!) are a bit old-fashioned, but we love them here. Do you still use one?

Sally the Eco Fairy

Catbird Hat

Hobbit Cottage tea cosy - thought I needed a tea cosy or two, just for fun!

Mrs Bunny Rabbit tea cosy

And last but definitely not least, if you have not checked out Frankie's Knitted Stuff on Ravelry, you are in for a treat! All the patterns are free, for the below reason:

All my ravelry patterns are free to download but, if you enjoy them, please consider making a donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, a charity which funds research and supports the families of children with a liver disease.

I just love the knitted wreaths.

And any of the knitted wreath components can be used as embellishments, toys, anything you like.

Hope you enjoy just a few of the many free knitting patterns around the internet. It really is a neverending treasure trove!

Happy knitting!


  1. What a joy to visit, so many wonderful patterns. I loved the owl sweater, a real delight.

    1. It is cute! My daughter has an owl themed nursery, so maybe baby girl needs an owl sweater too.

  2. Just imagine what we could do if we didn't have to sleep....but sleep is always wonderful. =) What a fun post filled so many pretty woollies to delight the eye. My goodness, I cannot imagine knitting 589 stitches row by row! Love that sweet little baby in her basket and the wreath, oh my goodness what an enormous amount of work is in that one. Thank you so much, Jayne for delighting my eyes with all these goodies and thank you for the links. Have the most wonderful weekend.

    1. They are delightful. So many gorgeous patterns out there - and I wish I could make them all!