30 Sites With  Free Knitting Patterns Online

30 Sites With Free Knitting Patterns Online 
by Janice Jones     |Published 04-29-2022

Ever wish you had a resources that would provide a comprehensive research for finding free knitting patterns on line.  Yes, that's right.  Nothing to buy.  These patterns are completely free from indie designers through professional designers working for yarn companies.  Either way, they are excellent patterns that will be your inspiration for your next amazing creation.

30 Sites with Free Knitting Patterns Online

These next sites offer completely free knitting patterns online.  They vary but are always available for you to download, knit, and enjoy for years to come.

Click on the title to be taken to the website where you can download free knitting patterns online.

1. Knitting on the Net

This an older site but has an extensive collection of free knitting patterns.  Use the left hand navigation to choose the type of project you’d like to research.  All projects are listed by a limited description. 

You can then click on the title that will open on a new page that provides the photo and pattern directions.  Some of the yarns listed in the pattern may no longer be available, so you might need to make some yarn substitutions. 

2. Knit Picks

Knit Picks is my go-to online place to find great yarns, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there is an extensive collection of free patterns for all skill levels. Knit Picks is an excellent site for shopping yarns, kits, and all the accessories you’ll need to keep you busy for years.

3. Premier Yarns

Not only is Premier Yarns a great place to find very economical deals on yarn, but it is also a go-to place for free patterns. Patterns are first categorized by craft.

First, choose between knitting, crocheting, and handcrafts, then scroll until you find something interesting. You can filter by type of yarn, and there is also a sorting option, but very helpful, in my opinion.

Though not as extensive as some sites, their library of free patterns is still very impressive.

4. The Spruce Crafts

It’s almost impossible to be online for long before you encounter a Spruce Site and they have a knitting site as well.  Strolling down, you can chose from a wide array of topics of interest to knitters of all ability levels.  When you choose on a topic, you will be taken to patterns that are available online. 

For example, I clicked on a topic, 14 Fair Isle Knitting Patterns.  This took me to the article which was actually a curated list of patterns from other websites, many of which are listed in this article. 

In all fairness, there are tutorials on the Spruce site for the topic I chose.  On the down side, there are some dead links to pages that no longer exist.  But if you are looking for something specific or just love to browse for something new such as a technique you’d love to try, this might be a good source.

5. Yarnnspirations

This site might take you all day to navigate because it is so big. Patterns are free and can be accessed by the types of yarns they sell, which you might find at your local craft shop.

So if you have a favorite yarn, such as Patons, Caron, or Bernat, to name a few, find a great pattern just waiting for you to explore.

I found an easy pullover sweater I’m knitting for my husband, all for free. Like all the others on this site, the pattern is well written and easy to follow.

6. AllFreeKnitting

AllFreeKnitting is one of the largest sites I’ve come across, and it’s all devoted to knitting. They feature patterns from all the other large yarn companies listed in this article. If you have a favorite, it’s easy to find patterns written specifically for that yarn. Patterns are listed by name and linked to the design, so you may not know what they look like unless you follow the link. But you can also search by categories such as type of knit (cowls) or by the level of knitting expertise needed to complete the project.

In addition, this site has an extensive listing of free ebooks to download https://www.allfreeknitting.com/index.php/hct/Free-Knittting-eBooks

7. B Hooked Crochet

Don’t let the name confuse you. This site has knitting resources, tips, tutorials, and free patterns. I love how they have organized the site, so it’s easy to find anything you need. Start with designs based on difficulty level, then find the type of pattern (hat, scarf, blanket) or see the pattern based on the season.  

There’s even a large selection of tutorials and guides.

8. Lion Brand 

With over 4000 knitting patterns, it’s easy to see how you could find ways to keep you busy for years to come. Start your search by ticking the appropriate skills level box. Then, if you have a favorite Lion Brand yarn you love, check off that box.   

To narrow your search even further, decide who the recipient will be for your creation. Maybe it will be you! It’s now time to decide what type of project you want to make. Perhaps you want to make a scarf. Great, there are over 800 scarf patterns on the site. Now choose the weight of the yarn.

The Lion Brand yarns are easily identified using the Craft Yarn Council’s classification system. Finally, check off that box if you are looking for something specific for the holidays.

Finally, if you have nodiscovhttps://www.lionbrand.com/collections/all-patternsWith over 4000 knitting patterns, it’s easy to see how you could find ways to keep you busy for years to come. Start your search by ticking the appropriate skills level box. Then, if you have a favorite Lion Brand yarn you love, check off that box.   To narrow your search even further, decide who the recipient will be for your creation. Maybe it will be you!

It’s now time to decide what type of project you want to make. Perhaps you want to make a scarf. Great, there are over 800 scarf patterns on the site. Now choose the weight of the yarn.

The Lion Brand yarns are easily identified using the Craft Yarn Council’s classification system. Finally, check off that box if you are looking for something specific for the holidays.

Finally, if you have not discovered Lion Brand, it’s one of the most affordable and available brands in the U.S. Lion Brand, it’s one of the most affordable and available brands in the U.S.

9. Amazon

Yes, you read that correctly. Go to your Amazon page and search for free knitting eBooks. You’ll find a decent selection of free books, including some vintage ones if you’re into knitting history.

10. Berroco

You’ll recognize the Berroco yarn brand so expect all the patterns to be associated with their brand. That doesn’t mean you can’t make yarn substitutions if you like. They have over 800 free knitting patterns, including clothing and home goods.

11. Yarn Co (also known as Webbs)

Webbs is also one of my go-to sources for great yarns, and with 904 knitting patterns available as of this writing, you should be able to find something here. You can search by filtering through yarn brand,  yarn weight, project type, design elements such as Raglan, and even stranded colorwork,  cables, or lace techniques.

While you’re there, check out their selection of yarns, kits, and knitting accessories. You’ll also find crochet, weaving, and spinning supplies if you enjoy these needle arts.

They also offer a wide range of classes for knitters, either in person if you happen to live near their store in M.A. or virtually, and a certification program. Beyond their paid courses, they also have a library of video tutorials that you can access on the site or watch on YouTube.

Before you leave, don’t forget to check out their sales pages. I’ve gotten some fantastic deals on knitting needles, crochet hooks, and even yarns often marked down a few dollars a hank.

12. Interweave

Interweave is for anyone interested in crafts, from knitting and crocheting to art, beading, and jewelry making. They have a yearly membership fee that allows you access to thousands of patterns, tutorials,  and their digital magazine. Still, there are some patterns you can access for free. https://www.interweave.com/free-knitting-patterns/

13. Love Crafts 

This site covers quite a few different crafts, including knitting, crocheting, paper crafts, embroidery, etc. Narrow your search by choosing the type of project, to whom it will be for,  yarn brand, skill level, and yarn weight.

14. Lion Brand

With over 4000 knitting patterns, it’s easy to see how you could find ways to keep you busy for years to come. Start your search by ticking the appropriate skills level box. Then, if you have a favorite Lion Brand yarn you love, check off that box.  

To narrow your search even further, decide who the recipient will be for your creation. Maybe it will be you! It’s now time to decide what type of project you want to make. Perhaps you want to make a scarf. Great, there are over 800 scarf patterns on the site. Now choose the weight of the yarn. The Lion Brand yarns are easily identified using the Craft Yarn Council’s classification system. Finally, check off that box if you are looking for something specific for the holidays.

Finally, if you have not discovered Lion Brand, it’s one of the most affordable and available brands in the U.S.

15. Plymouth Yarn Company

Plymouth Yarns can be purchased in yarn shops and online but are not likely found in your big box craft stores.

Their line includes angora, mohair, alpaca, and merinos, including superwash, upscale acrylics, cotton, bamboo, wool, and blends. Searching on this site is more difficult unless you know exactly what you are interested in, such as their yarn name or pattern number.

But you can limit your search by pattern types such as sweaters for babies and the weight of yarn you’d like to use.  

16. Vogue Knitting

Anyone who has ever picked up a pair of knitting needles has probably heard of Vogue. Here you’ll find even more free patterns that might strike your fancy. First, choose who the recipient will be, and then next, decide what you’d like to make.

Downloading from this site is a bit more cumbersome than others. They want you to register to provide all your information as if you were making a purchase. But if you see something you like, it’s certainly worth doing.

17. Knitting Help

Knitting Help is an older site that has been well maintained and includes various techniques, tutorials, and videos. Along with teaching you the basics, you can also learn more advanced techniques like Fair Isle and Double Knitting.

Their pattern resources are equally impressive. Organized by the type of pattern, searching may take a while, especially if you are looking for a specific skill level or weight of yarn. This site is worth visiting, though, for the free resources.

18. Free Vintage Knitting

If you are looking for something vintage, this might be an excellent place to begin. There are quite a few patterns from which to choose. Trying a vintage pattern may be frustrating if you are a beginner because not all were written with such precision that we have become accustomed to today.  

Abbreviations may differ, and some parts of the directions may have been omitted. If you pick a vintage pattern, it is essential to read through it entirely before beginning. This, of course, is good advice for patterns written today but especially important for those written 50 or more years ago. 

19. Free Knit Patterns

The membership is free on this site, but you need to register. They boast over 700,000 members, so there must be something good here. Use the navigation on the left to choose the type of project you are interested in making, and then scroll through the pages of patterns in each group.

Visit their blog for many techniques and tutorials about everything to do with knitting. These tips are organized by dates written, so you will need to do a bit of searching for general information.

20. Fave Crafts

Knitting is not the only craft you’ll find on this site, but it has enough free patterns to merit being on this list. Start on their knitting page https://www.favecrafts.com/Knitting if you’re looking for something to knit next.

For example, when I clicked on knitting bags, I was taken to two pages of ideas. Click on any photo, and you are taken to the pattern page. You can print the page, but there is no way to download it.

21. Knitting Patterns Central

Knitting Pattern Central is enormous, beginning in 2004, so it has been amassing patterns for a long time.    This site is more of a knitting pattern directory than an actual site of original designs. Each pattern is listed by its name and a link to where the pattern is located.

There are no photos, so you will need to do a lot of clicking to find something that appeals to you. Though the site design is dated, it’s still a remarkable database of patterns that have been published all over the internet.

22. Knitting-and.com

If the previous site was old, this one is even earlier, being started in 1996. That could be older than many avid knitters today, but if you are like me, we’ve been online for a while and recognize the style of early websites. The “and” in the name refers to the many crafts included on this site. This might be your site if you love other fiber arts, cooking, or even graphic arts.

As I maneuvered around the site, I clicked on color charts because I’m interested in Intarsia and Fair Isle and located this logo for Windows 95. Remember?? Maybe not.

This site took me down memory lane, but I’m wondering what you think?

23. Craftsy 

Like me, you probably think of Craftsy as a place for classes, whether you love knitting or any other craft. You are correct in thinking that Craftsy is a site devoted to teaching. But you might also want to check it out, as in every class I’ve ever taken on this site, I’ve received patterns and other free resources associated with each class I’ve taken.  

24. Ravelry

If you haven’t discovered Ravelry, you’re in for big surprise. Ravelry could be the most extensive online community of knitters in the world. There are so many free patterns available on this site that it is worth your while to register for a free membership. 

Not only will you find great free patterns, but you’ll also meet some amazing people that all love the same craft that you love.

25. Pinterest.com/

We often forget about Pinterest as a place for inspiring posts. Free knitting patterns are one topic that comes up repeatedly when you search.

These free patterns are usually from individual blogs such as this one that supports up-and-coming designers willing to give away their designs for free on their blogs. There is often a link to an Etsy site where you can purchase the plan for a couple of dollars to help support the designer’s work. 

Why purchase something free? Most designs given freely on the web are published on sites like this with ads that can be pretty distracting to the average knitter. They usually are not available for download unless you purchase the ad-free version as a pdf.

If you find a designer you love, it’s well worth it to support their work for a couple of dollars, and this helps keep them happily designing even more things you might love.

26. Wool and the Gang

Wool and the Gang has a small collection of patterns but is well worth checking out, especially if you love Wool and the Gang Wools. They sell yarns and kits for those who love to get everything together in one place. Buy one of their kits, or download a free pattern.  

27. Bergere De France

Bergere de France, as the name implies is a yarn company located in France.  You may find these yarns in local yarn shops, but they are more readily available in France.  To go along with their line of yarns, they too offer free patterns for download. 

Patterns are written in French, English and Dutch.  I downloaded an easy sweater pattern to see whether those in the US would have any issues with the pattern and I was happy that the pattern was well-written and easy to understand.  Remember though that there are a couple of differences in patterns written in the EU and US.  

Tension Square = Gauge Swatch

Cast off = Bind Off

Seed Stitch Pattern Notes were written as:  Row 1: *k1, p1*, rep from * to *.

Row 2: p over k, k over p.  Most knitters can determine what to do, so don’t rule out this site because the patterns are not written in the US.

28. Tricksy Knitter


29. Purl Soho

This is a site that covers not only knitting, but crocheting, weaving, embroidery, and other crafts.  Clicking on the Knitting tab reveals a selection of categories such as holiday, blankets, housewears, and toys, to name a few.  If you click, “View All,”  you can then chose the weight of yarn you want to check out. 

This is useful if you’re ready to bust that stash of yours.  Click on a picture to be taken to the dedicated page and pattern. 

Each has written directions as well as photos.  There’s no way to download, but you can work directly from the site or copy and paste to a document page and then print if you like.

30. How Things Work

As you can expect, I was very surprised to find new patterns on a site such as How Stuff Works, but yes, free knitting patterns really do exist.  It’s not a huge collection, but what is there seems to be a quality group of patterns that are well written and easy to follow. unfortunately, the navigation is lacking. 

You will need to click on a written link to be taken to pthe pattern, so searching might take more time than you have.  Still you just might find a gem that is not available anywhere else on the net.

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