Once cooler weather starts settling in I get the urge to pick up my yarn and start on a new project. So tell me, where do you go when you need a knitting pattern? While in the past knitters had to search through magazines and books to find patterns for new projects, today we live in a different world. These days there are plenty of websites out there with knitting patterns, and best of all a lot of them are free. Yes, nobody likes to pay for a knitting pattern, and luckily for us we don’t have to. Today I’m sharing 20 websites where you can find not only free knitting patterns, but tutorials, too! Ready to save some money and find a great, new knitting project? Let’s go!
Websites With Free Knitting Patterns
#1 Red Heart
With over 1,000 free knitting patterns to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like on Red Heart’s website. Use the filters to search for patterns by type or recipient. I love that they are always adding new patterns each season, so if you’re looking for something new and fresh this is a good place to start.
This collection of over 1,400 free knitting patterns is easy to navigate. On Yarnspirations you can search by yarn type, recipient, project type and even skill level to find the perfect pattern for your use.
Lion Brand Yarn has a wide range of knitting patterns. There are over 3,500 projects to choose from and most of them are free. You can search patterns by yarn type, project type, skill level and recipient.
When most people think of Craftsy they think of craft classes, but that’s not all they have to offer. They have over 2,400 free knitting patterns for your personal use. There are many, many more for purchase, too, if you want to splurge.
All Free Knitting has so many free knitting patterns to choose from along with video tutorials, tips and a newsletter. Sign up for an account for free and you can keep track of all your favorite patterns all in one place. From patterns for scarves, hats to home decor and projects for pets, you’re sure to find something unique on this site.
Ravelry is an online community packed with free patterns with more added each and every day. Upon joining Ravelry for free, you’ll have all access to countless knitting patterns. In addition to the free knitting patterns there is a shop where you can purchase unique patterns. There is a forum where you can ask questions about knitting and patterns so if you’re a newbie you definitely want to check out this resource.
Plymouth Yarn is another awesome resource for free knitting patterns. You can even find a pattern for a knitted tie!
#8 Purl Soho
Purl Soho has some really cute knitting projects to choose from. Their free knitting patterns aren’t searchable like other sites, but they are just too good to pass up. Be sure to check these beauties out!
From eBooks to video tutorials to tips to knitting patterns, Knitting Daily has it all. For free, of course!
#10 Knit Picks
Knit Picks has some of the most interested knitting patterns out there, and I can’t believe they’re FREE! Yes, be sure to check out this cool site. My favorite unique pattern is Breakfast of Champions set.
#11 Knitting Help
Not only does Knitting Help have knitting patterns, but there is a forum, knitting videos and a shop.
#12 Vogue Knitting
Want something stylish? Vogue Knitting has so many different stylish knitting patterns to choose from. My favorite is the houndstooth dog sweater!
#13 WEBS Yarn
WEBS Yarn offers just under 900 free knitting patterns. You can filter and search for your perfect project and download the PDF easily.
Looking for vintage knitting patterns? Then Free Vintage Knitting should be your top choice for shawls, afghans, etc. The vintage sizing chart comes in extra handy, too!
Join over 600,000 other members on Free Knit Patterns to search downloadable knitting patterns for clothing, home decor and more. Membership is free.
#16 Fave Crafts
With hundreds of knitting patterns, projects, tips, videos and tutorials you can easily spend the day on the Fave Crafts website.
FreePatterns.com has over 4,000 patterns to choose from. Search the knitting patterns by category to find what you’re looking for.
With over 60 categories to search from, Knitting Pattern Central has something for everyone.
#19 Love Knitting
Love Knitting has over 8,000 knitting patterns in searchable categories. It is one of the most extensive collections out there!
Knitting-and.com is another great site packed with free knitting patterns. From hair scrunchies to afghans to backpacks, you’ll find unique patterns here.
Do you crochet, too? Check out the top websites with free crochet patterns, too!