Free Knitting Patterns to Get to Know Designers

Here are a few free knitting patterns on Ravelry (if you’re not a member, join!) that are always free. And here are all my free knitting patterns.

What’s the catch? Nothing. Knitwear designers work hard to create patterns. Usually, free or magazine patterns are meant to connect with new knitters in the hopes of sharing their passion for well-drafted patterns, and perhaps sell another pattern or some yarn as well. You get a free pattern and a chance to try something by that designer. If you love the free pattern, maybe you’ll then buy one of their paid patterns. Respect the pattern designer’s copyright and do not repost, share, or distribute the original full pattern.


green, cream and grey baby blanket hanging on vintage wood coat hanger against white wall.

Ballyhoura Baby Blanket – Free Knitting Pattern by Evin Bail O’Keeffe | EvinOK



Ravelry Search Page for Free Shawl Knitting Patterns

Clementine by Michael Harrigan

Summer Storm Shawl

Exhale by Francoise Danoy

Charmayne by Emily Wood

Tiny Tassels by Karin Fernandes

Rising Sun by Zsuzsa Kiss

Æbler Apples by Anne Holtegård

Black Death by Hoxton Handmade

22 Little Clouds by Martina Behm

Rumpelstiltskin by Christin Kimsey

Te Manawakura Shawl by Francoise Danoy

Wonder Woman Wrap (knit) by Carissa Browning


Cowls, Hats & Mitts

Ravelry Search Page for Free Cowls, Hats & Mitt Knitting Patterns


wham bam thank you lamb! neckwarmer by Susan Chang (excellent beginner project) – related EvinOK blog post


Midwinter’s Night Cowl by Evin Bail O’Keeffe

Taffy Twist Cowl by me – related EvinOK blog post


Ross Cowl

Marian Cowl by Jane Richmond

The perfect col

Princess Franklin Plaid Collar by Franklin Habit

Staggered Eyelet Cowl by Edna Sears

Pine Bough Cowl by Dianna Walla

Space Bubbles by Jane Stanley

Ferocious Briocheous by Stephen West

Ice Queen by Rosemary (Romi) Hill


Kakano Hat by Francoise Danoy

i heart rainbows hat

Fish Hat [Dead or Alive?]

He Said She Said stranded colorwork hat

Sarah’s Slouch by Woolly Wormhead

Just Right Big Head Hat by Evin Bail O’Keeffe (slouchy oversized hat for big heads)

Anchors and Waves by Hallie Ojala-Barrett

The Dogwood Set by Jane Richmond


Sharks of October by Nora Howley

Ambroso mittens  by Carol Feller

Reversible Fingerless Mittens With Spiral Pattern by Xiaowei Design

Orla Mittens by Kathy Lewinski

Chocolate Vine Hat

Spiral Hat


Home & Play

Ravelry Search Page for Free Home & Play Knitting Patterns

Hearts Cup Cozy

Pathways Blanket by Frankie Brown

Knit Octopus

Dinosaur Jr.

Mosaic Tea Press Cozy

Woolly Cacti: One Pattern, Three Looks by Lucille Randall

One Size Fits Most Cupcake Tea Cosy by Evin Bail O’Keeffe – related EvinOK blog post


Adult Apparel

Ravelry Search Page for Free Apparel Knitting Patterns

Iced cardigan by Carol Feller

Siesta by Carol Feller

Pink Onyx by Ayako Monier

Aljarafe by Beatriz P. Martín

Flax by tincanknits


28-18 Lace-top Camisole

Zigzag tunic

08 Veste #66-T11-464

Licorice Whip by Jenifer Stark

Over-the-Top Top by Purl Soho

Lucky Denim Pullover by Pierrot

Pastel Damesvest met bolletjes by Save The Children NL

paulie by Isabell Kraemer

idez by Cirilia Rose


Miller and June Baby Blanket by Evin Bail O'Keeffe | EvinOK

Miller and June Baby Blanket by Evin Bail O’Keeffe | EvinOK


Baby & Child Accessories and Apparel

Ravelry Search Page for Free Child/Baby Apparel Knitting Patterns

Field & Sky Pullover by Evin Bail O’Keeffe 

Barra Marled Hat by Evin Bail O’Keeffe

Ballyhoura Baby Blanket by Evin Bail O’Keeffe – related EvinOK blog post

Farran Baby Booties by Evin Bail O’Keeffe

Miller & June Baby Blanket by Evin Bail O’Keeffe – related EvinOK blog post

Stripy Cozy Baby Blanket by Evin Bail O’Keeffe – related EvinOK blog post

Oisin Hat by Cathy Mc Fadden

Julie’s Highway Hat by Julie Thompson – related EvinOK blog post

Circlet by Dani Sunshine

Tweedy Owl Hat for Knitters by Breanna Krueger

Puerperium Cardigan for baby

All in a Nutshell by Sargantana Formenterenca

Quick Oats by Taiga Hilliard Designs

Wee Speedy Pullover by Taiga Hilliard Designs

Bonjour Chicken by Kate Burge and Rachel Price

McLeod’s Son by Elizabeth Elwell-Cook

Beach Baby by Christine H. Wilkins

Maile Sweater by Nikki Van De Car

Kanoko Pants by Yumiko Sakurai (shown below) – related EvinOK blog post


Cute little hand knit baby pants in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease


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