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Free Knitting Patterns

Mairead Slouchy Hat Pattern

Mairead is a simply constructed slouchy hat with a stunning design. Easily adjusted and customized, this is a fun knit! 

Calisson Headband by Berroco Design

One size finished measurements Approximately 19” around x 4½” wide

Yarn 1 hank Berroco Vintage Chunky (100 grs), #6106 Smoke

skill level: Intermediate

Pocket Slouch Hat By Kelley Hobart

Ideal for Hiking or walking with your dogs in cold weather. It is made of pure baby alpaca—luxury!

  • MATERIALS & INFO Yarn: Hikoo SimpliCria, 2 skeins, #252 Tropical Rain, Super Baby Alpaca
  • Gauge : 24-26 sts = 4”
  • Needles: 7 and 9 US 16-inch circular

Andover Crochet Shawl by Brenda York

This shawl is made up of square motifs joined together on the 3rd round. Triangular motifs are then joined on the last row to fill in the gaps.

Universal Yarn Shaded Garden Scarf Pattern

Shaded Garden Scarf Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length: 90” (not including fringe) Width: 7”

MATERIALS Universal Yarn Uptown Bulky (100% anti pilling acrylic; 100g/87 g)

Flames Cowl By Kathleen Cubley

This is an easy lace pattern, that you will quickly memorize, but you do need to move the marker on a couple of the rounds to change the start of the row (SOR).

Finished Measurements: 9″ wide X 9½” tall, blocked

Yarn: 1 skein Malabrigo Merino Worsted (210 yds / 192 m), in Color 184 (Shocking Pink), or any soft worsted-weight yarn

Needles: US #9 / 5.5 mm

Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches in flame stitch pattern

A Cosy Scarf by Laurie Sundstrom

This scarf pairs two lace patterns to create a beautiful, lacy accessory.

Based on a pattern from 1920, Laurie has updated this into a modern classic. The scarf is knit in 2 sections and grafted in the center.

Yarn: Monterey Lace from Tactile Fiber Arts Studio, a 50/50 Merino and Silk lace weight yarn (1090 yards ),

Ruffled Shoulder Bag by Fibra Natura

  • Yarn weight: Light Worsted or DK.
  • Suggested yarn:  Universal Yarn Uptown DK (about 5 skeins needed)
  • Gauge: 19 stitches and 36 rows in Seed Stitch on larger needles

Santa Hat Holiday by Michael del Vecchio

This pattern can be knit using Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 18 (20, 22)” Length: 10 (11, 11)”

MATERIALS Universal Yarn Classic Worsted Holiday (79% acrylic, 19% wool, 2% glitter yarn; 100g/197 yds)  104 Red Glow (MC)  101 Gold Glitz (CC)

Happy Little Elf by Michele Wilcox

Any worsted weight yarn will work great with this pattern!

Finished measurements: Height: 16½”

Materials: Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/180 yds),  329 Kelly Green (MC) –1 ball, 302 White Glow (CC1) – 1 ball, 312 Race Car Red (CC2) – 1 ball, 335 Acorn (CC3) – 1 ball

Sparkling Snowman by Michele Wilcox

Any worsted weight yarn will work great with this pattern!

Finished measurements: Height: 11½”

Materials:Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/180 yds) 302 White Glow (MC) – 1 ball, 356 Bright Blue (CC1) – 1 ball, 324 Black (CC2) – 1 ball, 306 Pumpkin (CC3) –1 ball

Clarice, Chunk, and Clyde by Amy Gunderson

These cute creatures were designed with the idea that you can mix and match various components to make your own unique hat.

Finished measurements: Circumference: 18¼ (20½, 22¾)”

Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted

 * Disclosure: All Image Links and Patterns link ALPACA DIRECT and are affiliate links.  All our work is reader-supported – when you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The decision is yours – whether you decide to buy something is entirely up to you.

Alpaca Knitting Patterns

Misti Alpaca Paulina Seed Stitch Keyhole Scarf & Hat

Misti Alpaca Paulina Seed Stitch Scarf & Hat Pattern

Worsted 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn
Pattern Recommended needle: Size 6
Yarn: 7 skeins Misti Alpaca Worsted Weight yarn 

Misti Alpaca Diamond Flower Lace Top

Misti Alpaca Diamond Flower Lace Top Pattern

Needles: US 4 & US 6 circulars & dpns
Yarn: 6-7 skeins Misti Alpaca Lace 

Peruvian Hat and Matching Scarf

Finished Measurements: Hat: 8″x18″, Scarf: 8″x46″

Materials:1 skeins Baby Alpaca Grande for Hat
2 skeins for Scarf Gauge: Hat-14 sts= 4″ on size US 10 needle
gauge Scarf-12 Sts=4″ on size
US 10.5 Needles: one pair size US 10 and 10.5, or size necessary to obtain gauge.
Also crochet hook size C

Detachable Turtle Neck Sweater

This sweater can be worn with the neck piece for a cozy snugly feel, or without for the perfect layered look. A project for someone special or Wrap yourself up in softness!

Universal Yarn Shaded Garden Scarf Pattern

Shaded Garden Scarf Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length: 90” (not including fringe) Width: 7”

MATERIALS Universal Yarn Uptown Bulky (100% anti pilling acrylic; 100g/87 g)

Flames Cowl By Kathleen Cubley

This is an easy lace pattern, that you will quickly memorize, but you do need to move the marker on a couple of the rounds to change the start of the row (SOR).

Finished Measurements: 9″ wide X 9½” tall, blocked

Yarn: 1 skein Malabrigo Merino Worsted (210 yds / 192 m), in Color 184 (Shocking Pink), or any soft worsted-weight yarn

Needles: US #9 / 5.5 mm

Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches in flame stitch pattern

A Cosy Scarf by Laurie Sundstrom

This scarf pairs two lace patterns to create a beautiful, lacy accessory.

Based on a pattern from 1920, Laurie has updated this into a modern classic. The scarf is knit in 2 sections and grafted in the center.

Yarn: Monterey Lace from Tactile Fiber Arts Studio, a 50/50 Merino and Silk lace weight yarn (1090 yards ),

Ruffled Shoulder Bag by Fibra Natura

  • Yarn weight: Light Worsted or DK.
  • Suggested yarn:  Universal Yarn Uptown DK (about 5 skeins needed)
  • Gauge: 19 stitches and 36 rows in Seed Stitch on larger needles

Santa Hat Holiday by Michael del Vecchio

This pattern can be knit using Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 18 (20, 22)” Length: 10 (11, 11)”

MATERIALS Universal Yarn Classic Worsted Holiday (79% acrylic, 19% wool, 2% glitter yarn; 100g/197 yds)  104 Red Glow (MC)  101 Gold Glitz (CC)

Happy Little Elf by Michele Wilcox

Any worsted weight yarn will work great with this pattern!

Finished measurements: Height: 16½”

Materials: Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/180 yds),  329 Kelly Green (MC) –1 ball, 302 White Glow (CC1) – 1 ball, 312 Race Car Red (CC2) – 1 ball, 335 Acorn (CC3) – 1 ball

Sparkling Snowman by Michele Wilcox

Any worsted weight yarn will work great with this pattern!

Finished measurements: Height: 11½”

Materials:Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/180 yds) 302 White Glow (MC) – 1 ball, 356 Bright Blue (CC1) – 1 ball, 324 Black (CC2) – 1 ball, 306 Pumpkin (CC3) –1 ball

Clarice, Chunk, and Clyde by Amy Gunderson

These cute creatures were designed with the idea that you can mix and match various components to make your own unique hat.

Finished measurements: Circumference: 18¼ (20½, 22¾)”

Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted

 * Disclosure: All Image Links and Patterns link ALPACA DIRECT and are affiliate links.  All our work is reader-supported – when you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The decision is yours – whether you decide to buy something is entirely up to you.

The Art of Knitting

The History of Knitting

A brief review of the culture of knitting

The history of knitting is full of mysteries: In Asia, people are said to have knitted socks out of wool as early as 4,000 years ago. Other sources date the beginnings of knitting to the 16th century.

The History of Knitting

Free Knitting Patterns Upload

Minecraft Pattern Socks

minecraft socks

Pair of socks with 6-thread sock wool, but the pattern also works with a 4- or 8-thread wool. 

Minecraft Pattern Socks

minecraft socks

Pair of socks with 6-thread sock wool, but the pattern also works with a 4- or 8-thread wool. 

Minecraft Pattern Socks

minecraft socks

Pair of socks with 6-thread sock wool, but the pattern also works with a 4- or 8-thread wool. 

Minecraft Pattern Socks

minecraft socks

Pair of socks with 6-thread sock wool, but the pattern also works with a 4- or 8-thread wool. 

Minecraft Pattern Socks

minecraft socks

Pair of socks with 6-thread sock wool, but the pattern also works with a 4- or 8-thread wool. 

Minecraft Pattern Socks

minecraft socks

Pair of socks with 6-thread sock wool, but the pattern also works with a 4- or 8-thread wool. 

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