Free Knitting Patterns

We specialize in good, basic patterns for knitting.

1. Magic Loop and Toe Up Sock Patterns

Fingering-Weight Magic Loop Sock Pattern – Toe-Up or Top-Down

Beginner Toe-Up Socks for Magic Loop“Toe up socks are SO much easier and the invisible bind off makes them look very professional!” -Jillian C.

Here is a free basic pattern for toe-up socks, one or two-at a time, using Magic Loop. It’s the one… Continue reading…

Fingering-Weight “Faux-Heel-Flap” Toe-Up Socks

Toe-Up Faux Heel-Flap Socks, shown over logThis is the fingering-weight version of my basic toe-up sock pattern with a knitted-in heel flap that fits your heel snugly and that you can adjust for a high instep.

Learn a picot-hemmed-edge bind-off, how to wrap and turn and more. Continue reading…

Worsted-Weight Socks for Magic Loop, Toe-Up or Top-Down

Beginner Socks, Worsted WeightHere is a fast beginner pattern for learning to knit socks. The pattern teaches you how to make socks toe-up AND top-down. YOU decide which is your favorite!

The pattern is written for worsted-weight yarn so that your project goes quickly… Continue reading…

Worsted-Weight “Faux-Heel-Flap” Toe-Up Socks

Purple toe-up socks with heel flap, shown out of car windowBy popular demand – a basic toe-up sock pattern with a knitted-in heel flap that fits your heel snugly and that you can adjust for a high instep.

Learn a picot-hemmed-edge bind-off, how to wrap and turn and more. Continue reading…

Bulky-Weight Magic Loop Sock Pattern – Toe-Up or Top-Down

Bulky House Socks - PinkMake a pair of socks in a day! A great gift. The pattern teaches you how to make socks toe-up AND top-down.

The pattern is written for bulky-weight yarn so that your project goes super-fast… Continue reading…

Super-Bulky-Weight Magic Loop Sock Pattern – Toe-Up or Top-Down

Super-Bulky Magic Loop Socks - Malabrigo Rasta - white backgroundThese quick-and-comfy lounging socks are deliciously soft and fast to knit.

You can seriously knit these socks in one day, and one skein of Malabrigo Rasta will just be enough! Continue reading…

Aran-Weight Toe-Up Magic Loop Baby Sock Pattern

Toe-Up Baby SocksA two-hour toe-up sock pattern for babies. The pattern is written for aran-weight yarn so that your project goes super-fast… Continue reading…

2. Hat and Scarf Patterns

Basic Magic Loop Hat Pattern

Purple Magic Loop Hat

This basic beginner hat pattern is great for learning Magic Loop. Comes with directions for a fitted or slouchy hat and written for worsted-weight yarn.

Included: videos for Magic Loop and the Travelling Loop method… Continue reading

Aspen Ice Hat

Easy Knit Hat Aspen Ice Hat side view close upThe Aspen Ice hat is a fast and easy knit hat that uses a simple lace stitch to make a colorful spiral. The easy lace pattern is made with just two stitches: yarnover and knit 2 together.

Includes videos for making pompoms and knitting garter stitch in the round without purling… Continue reading

Feather and Fan: Beginner Lace Scarf Pattern For Summer

Feather and Fan ScarfIt’s summer, but you still want to knit. Here’s a great summer scarf pattern that is good for beginners. Every knitter should know how to do Feather and Fan Lace.

The basic feather-and-fan lace pattern is a repeat of 18 stitches… Continue reading

Man-Stitch Scarf: Easy Mistake-Rib Scarf For Men

Gorgeous guy wearing a mistake-rib scarf in bulky yarnIt’s so rugged and burly, I actually just like to call it “man-stitch.”

Why? In a chunky yarn this is a perfect stitch for a guy’s scarf or sweater, and it’s super-easy – but not boring – to knit.

“Man-stitch” actually has a different official name: it’s called Mistake Rib or Broken Rib… Continue reading

Magical Chunky Garter-Stitch Scarf

Misti Alpaca chunky garter stitch scarf

For my trip to New York City to meet the media, I had a challenge — I really wanted to turn heads, but it had to be with just a plain ol’ garter-stitch scarf.

I chose a bulky-weight, 100% alpaca hand-painted yarn from Misti Alpaca called Hand Paint Chunky… Continue reading

Mary’s Bulky Italian Garter-Stitch Scarf

turquoise chunky garter stitch scarf

This super-bulky scarf made its debut on TV, made especially for  2News This Morning anchor Mary Nickles.

I knitted this fun turquoise scarf in about three hours the night before using thick-and-thin bulky yarn, held double, on size 35 needles…. Continue reading

Bufanda Convertible Neck Muff/Hood

Show off your chunky handspun yarn with this super-fast neckwarmer! It’s simple enough to highlight the yarn, yet interesting to knit… Continue reading

Aspen Ice Lace Cowl – Designed Exclusively For Magnolia Handspun

Magnolia Handspun photo - Aspen Ice Cowl - around neck

During my trip to Aspen for the holiday, I experimented with this gorgeous yarn, and have come up with a simple lace pattern that shows off its texture and color palette to perfection… Continue reading

3. Accessories

Fair-Isle Felted Bag

Felted Fair-Isle bag, top viewThis Fair-Isle felted bag pattern is an easy charted pattern for learning two-color knitting. Felt the bag in the washer to make a soft and sturdy purse or knitting project bag.

Learn to read a chart, knit an i-cord, and pick up and knit…. Continue reading

Bulky Cabled Legwarmers with Buttons

Bulky Cabled Legwarmers with Buttons“I totally love these legwarmers and highly recommend this pattern.” Here is a fun and hip pattern for you! Now you don’t need UGGs to be cool! Knit yourself or a friend a pair of fabulous, cabled… Continue reading

Basic Worsted-Weight Mittens

Red worsted-weight magic loop mittens with hands holding a green appleA basic Magic Loop mitten pattern designed for worsted-weight yarn — featuring the World’s Best Mitten Thumb and a snug ribbed cuff with an invisible cast-on edge.

Customizable for any hand length and can be used as a basic template for adding color designs… Continue reading

Easy Chunky-Weight Mittens

Liat posing with blue bulky weight mittenAn easy chunky mitten pattern written for Magic Loop — featuring the World’s Best Mitten Thumb and a twisted-rib cuff.

The bulky yarn makes this a one-skein project — use your favorite bulky-weight wool to make a quick gift… Continue reading

iPhone Cozy

Here is a quick and easy free pattern for a perfectly-fitting iPhone cozy – a great way to use up leftover sock yarn, practice Magic Loop, and protect your precious screen.

Has a slot to plug in your iPhone… Continue reading

Pattern and Instructional Video: Key Cozy!

Knitted key cozy“I freakin’ LOVE this pattern.” This fun pattern was invented one day when I was showing my mom about Magic Loop. She asked,”what is Magic Loop good for?” I answered that it was especially good for knitting little tiny… Continue reading

4. Patterns For the Home

Stripes Brigade Easy Mosaic Throw Pillow

Learn mosaic knitting with this easy striped throw pillow pattern. Includes links to videos on mosaic knitting.

Yarn: 90-140 yards of bulky-weight yarn in each of two colors (one of them self-striping).
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Pentafold Felted Moebius Bowl

Pentafold Felted Moebius BowlLearn to knit a moebius! Here is the pattern for the original Pentafold Felted Moebius a five-twist rimmed bowl. Go wild with color combinations!

You’ll need at least a 47-inch long circular needle. This PDF includes video tutorials for… Continue reading…

Moebius Duet

Felted Moebius BowlThis unique felted moebius bowl pattern is the product of three generations of moebius bowls inspired originally by Somersaulting Rim Bowl by Cat Bordhi.

This free pattern is fun and slightly challenging – bet you’ve never done a moebius with five twists… Continue reading…

“It’s Time To Knit!” Knitted Clock Pattern

 When I couldn’t find the perfect wall clock anywhere, I decided to knit my own!

Thank you to all of the Ravelers who requested this pattern… Continue reading…

Basic Dishcloth

Knitted Dishcloth with Handmade Soap

A basic knit dishcloth using Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn. Practice increasing and decreasing!

Includes videos for how to create a crocheted border… Continue reading…