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A comprehensive list of free knitting patterns for men, women, children and the home available from About.com Knitting.
  1. Most Popular Knitting Patterns - Reader Favorites
  2. Beginner & Easy Knitting Patterns
  3. Trendy Knitting Patterns
  4. Accessory Knitting Patterns
  5. Afghan Knitting Patterns
  6. Baby Knitting Patterns
  7. Bag Knitting Patterns
  8. Christmas Knitting Patterns
  9. Felting Patterns
  10. Hat Knitting Patterns
  1. Home Knitting Patterns
  2. Gifts for Men & Pets Knitting Patterns
  3. Knitting for Pets
  4. Mitten and Glove Knitting Patterns
  5. Scarf Knitting Patterns
  6. Seasonal and Holiday Knitting Patterns
  7. Shawl and Sweater Knitting Patterns
  8. Sock Knitting Patterns
  9. Toy Knitting Patterns
  10. Washcloth Knitting Patterns

Most Popular Knitting Patterns - Reader Favorites

Want to know which of our patterns are the most popular? Here they are. These are our readers' very favorites. There are a variety of items here, so something is bound to strike your fancy.

Beginner & Easy Knitting Patterns

Garter Stitch Scarf (c) Sarah White licensed to About.com, Inc.

Here are some quick and easy knitting projects for knitters of all skill levels that are particularly well-suited to the newer knitter.

Trendy Knitting Patterns

trendy knitting patterns

These fashion-forward, on trend items will show your friends that knitting is stylish for everyone.

Accessory Knitting Patterns

Knit Yellow Ribbon (c) Sarah White licensed to About.com, Inc.

These free knitting projects include armwarmers, headbands, belts and other great accessories to knit.

Afghan Knitting Patterns

Quaker Rib Afghan

Patterns for afghans to knit for yourself or as gifts.

Baby Knitting Patterns

Want to be the hit of the baby shower? Knit a blanket, hat, bib or another one of these great projects for baby.

Bag Knitting Patterns

Everybody loves bags! Here you will find free knitting patterns for handbags, totes, clutches, shopping bags, reusable grocery bags, cosmetics bags, and more.

Christmas Knitting Patterns

Christmas stocking

Get into the spirit of the holidays with knit Christmas ornaments, stockings and other decor for your home.

Felting Patterns

Whether you're new to felting or have been shrinking knitted items for years, here are some great knitting and felting projects for you to try.

Hat Knitting Patterns

Cool weather means cold ears. Warm up your noggin with these fun and fabulous hat knitting patterns. Don't forget your significant other! There are patterns here for guys and gals.

Home Knitting Patterns

home knitting patterns

If you're looking for free knitting patterns for washcloths, place mats, hot pads, bookmarks or anything else you might use at home, these patterns can get you started.

Gifts for Men & Pets Knitting Patterns

mens hat knitting

Guys like knitting, too. Whether you're a guy who knits or you're a girl who has a guy, these are our favorite manly patterns.

Knitting for Pets

knit cat toy

Don't forget your furry friends when planning your next knitting project. Check out these projects for cats and dogs.

Mitten and Glove Knitting Patterns

mitten knitting patterns

There's nothing warmer for your fingers than hand-knit mittens, so grab some wool yarn and pick your favorite pair. These free mitten knitting patterns are just what you need.

Scarf Knitting Patterns

scarf knitting patterns

A handknit scarf is a perfect gift because you never have to worry about size. And there are tons of fun ways to knit scarves, as these free scraf knitting patterns illustrate.

Seasonal and Holiday Knitting Patterns

knit birthday cake

These knitting patterns will get you through the holidays other than Christmas.

Shawl and Sweater Knitting Patterns

wrap knitting patterns

Shawls are a favorite project for many knitters. Here you will find free knitting patterns for shawls, wraps and caplets as well as sweaters.

Sock Knitting Patterns

sock knitting patterns

Are you scared of socks? So many knitters are. Here are some great free patterns to get you on your way to knitting warm, cozy, wonderful socks.

Toy Knitting Patterns

toy knitting patterns

From stuffed animals to doll clothes these free toy knitting patterns are perfect for the little ones in your life.

Washcloth Knitting Patterns

I know a lot of knitters who really enjoy knitting washcloths and dishcloths. They're usually quick, easy projects made with inexpensive materials, so it's easy to see why so many knitters like them. Best yet, everyone always needs more washcloths, so you can play with any stitch pattern you like and you'll end up with a functional finished project you can keep or give as a gift for a housewarming, to a new mom or as part of a spa kit.

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