40 Free Beginner Knitting Patterns

We’re back this month sharing some of out very favourite free knitting patterns available online.

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this post in fact as I have received a lot of requests in the past few weeks from people just getting into knitting, wanting to access some patterns ideal for beginners, and that’s just what we’ll be sharing with you all today; easy peasy patterns perfect for beginners.

Before we dig into today’s patterns, let’s take a quick look a the free patterns posts we have shared with you in the past months: 33 Baby Blankets, 50 Baby Booties, 30 Chunky Blankets and Afghans, 27 Cushion Covers, 20 Tea Cosies, 35 Items for Premature Babies, 6 Patterns for Breast Hats, 60+ Scarf Patterns, 24 Mug Coasters, 27 Washcloths (and some dishcloths too!), 23 Baby Hats, 45+ Baby Cardigans and 40+ Gloves.

As I hinted in the introduction, the list of free knitting patterns we’re sharing today are all beginner patterns; so if you have just started knitting and are looking for patterns which are easy to create and which make excellent practice project for you, today we’re presenting you with 40 interesting options. We have picked a variety of different items for you to create here, to keep you busy and trying out different projects. You will find beginner patterns to create beanies, hats, baby blankets, afghans, cowl scarfs and more!

Click on the various links below to access the different patterns. Let us know which ones you have tried and how they have turned out! Remember to share photos of your completed knitting projects wish us on our Facebook page.

  1. Barley Beanie
  2. Beginner’s Fair Isle Baby Hat
  3. Beginner’s Socks
  4. Rolled Brim Hat
  5. Reversible Scarf
  6. Beginner Mitts
  7. Basketweave Baby Blanket
  8. Extremely Simple Cabled Scarf
  9. Arm Warmer
  10. Beginner’s Garter Stitch Scarf
  11. Big Textures Hat
  12. Lucky Pouch
  13. Beginner’s Lace Shawl
  14. Keyhole Scarf
  15. Boat Neck Poncho
  16. Text Message Scarf
  17. Simple Cowl
  18. Infinity Scarf
  19. Beginners Brioche
  20. Beginners Fair Isle
  21. Honey Cowl
  22. Cobblestone Hat
  23. Garter Stitch Triangle Scarf
  24. Lucky Scarf
  25. Basic Adults Knitted Beanie
  26. Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
  27. Beginner’s Bulky Scarf
  28. Bulky Baby Blankets
  29. Get Fresh Throw
  30. Chunky Toddler Hat
  31. Still River Baby Blanket
  32. It’s a Cinch Head Wrap and Collar
  33. Caron Mood Scarf – Garter
  34. Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan
  35. Raised Beanie
  36. Basketweave Blanket
  37. Slanted Ridge Cowl
  38. Sunny Baby Blanket
  39. Basic Chunky Slippers
  40. North Pole Pot Cozy

Please note: Each link points you to the page where you can access the free knitting pattern; all these have been checked so as to ensure they are totally free of charge at the time of publishing. Some websites might require that you register with them before being able to access the pattern, but this is also free.

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  1. Please tell me the yarn used in your cover picture. I love it and it is just what I am looking for.

  2. I also love the striped color, texture of the wool used in the cover photo! Can you tell me the brand and color way number, thank you for your time, Mary McBride.

  3. I have come across your site and love the yarn showing in your cover picture. I have been looking for exactly this Colour combination. Will you please be so kind to let me know what it is. Thank you.

  4. Yes, I would also love to know the brand of yarn/wool and color way of the cover picture yarn/wool used, thank you.

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