Free knitting and crochet patterns

Knitting and crochet is a great way to pass the time when the season changes and you spend more time indoors. 

It offers the opportunity to get creative, is relaxed and can be done while listening to the radio or watching tv.

If you’re in the mood to take on a new project, here’s some free knitting and crochet patterns we’ve been admiring lately.

Long cardigan

This lovely long cardigan is a great project for winter, and can even be used as an outer layer this spring and summer as the weather improves. Find instructions for this free knitting pattern from the Prima website.


Dog sweater

Keep your family pet warm with this adorable dog sweater. The free pattern is available to download here.

Small Squares

A small square is great for beginners or if you want a satisfying and useful project that’s not too time-consuming. Find patterns for the above dishcloth, and others, here.


Hue shift crochet afghan

This lovely and colourful crochet afghan is a wonderful project to take on – it’s done in four pieces then sewn together, so you can do it in stages. Find the free pattern here.

Bear security blanket

Crochet something your young grandchild will love with this adorable bear security blanket from Tatie Soft Toys. Find the free pattern here.

What are your favourite knitting and crochet projects? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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6th Apr 2020
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I have been looking for a pattern for mittens for prem babies as the pattern I am using only has hats and bootees. Could you send me your pattern please. Thanks in advance.
5th Apr 2020
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I have knitted lovie blankets and tiny clothes for prem babies. I am now knitting toys, it's a learning process as I have never knit them before.
11th Sep 2019
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Love this site and patterns. Do you have a pattern for a Ladies golf jumper.? With a golfing pattern or plain ?
23rd Mar 2019
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Is there an actual book club on-site
28th Feb 2019
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My favourite item, to knit or crochet are blankets. I find it very relaxing just letting my hands work away using muscle memory to form the stitches, while my mind is soothed, and the stress eases away. It's much like mediation.

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