10 Knitting Projects for Beginners to Try
When you first pick up a pair of needles, knitting can seem confusing. From figuring out how to read a pattern, to deciphering abbreviations that seem to be written in code, learning how to knit can feel intimidating. With these knitting patterns for beginners, you'll be on your way to becoming a knitting whiz in no time at all.
If idea of picking up a pair of knitting needles seems a bit intimidating, have a go at our Arm Knit Blanket. Aptly named, the project foregoes the knitting tool while your arms do all of the work. Thick wool yarn and a step-by-step guide make this project a breeze. The final piece will become your ultimate cozy comfort in the cooler months. Or, opt for some Finger-Knitting Fun. Using your fingers, knit the delicate project. It can be a necklace to give as a gift or used as a garland for your holiday mantel decorations.
If you're ready to grab your knitting needles, start with a Purse-Knit Scarf. This beginner's project helps you nail down the basics of casting on and weaving in the ends. What makes this so easy is how customizable it is—yarn thickness and needle size affect the end product. A small imperfection? Not to worry, it simply gives it charm. Once you're more comfortable with casting on and off, complete your home décor with our Gingham Knit Blanket. It uses only the simple knit stitch, making for a simple pattern. Ahead, explore some of our favorite knitting patterns for beginners.
Redecorating? Refresh your living space by making your own one-of-a-kind couch cushions. These double-sided covers—one side is wool fabric and the other is knitted—are a great way to use up extra material from your other crafting projects.
Always on the go? Tote your things in something cute and handcrafted. (Friends will "ooh" and "ahh" over your handiwork.) Make a buttoned case for a pair of eyeglasses or a zippered carryall for miscellaneous knickknacks.
Arm Knit Blanket
If knitting needles make you squirm, arm knitting is the perfect place to begin. This knitting pattern is quick and easy and creates a cozy blanket you won't want to put down.
With only three knitted pieces, this project is equal parts sewing and crocheting, meaning you get to dabble in a few different crafts at once.
Another knitting needle-free DIY, use your fingers to quickly create this knitted necklace.
While this project might appear a bit involved, it only uses knit and purl stitches.
Gingham Knit Blanket
While casting on and off can prove tricky, the rest of this cozy project uses a simple knit stitch—perfect for beginner knitters.
This scarf knitting pattern is perfect for beginners. It uses purl and knit stitches, and explains how to add different color yarns.
Knitted Catnip Delight
Knit something for your furry friend to play with. These small toys are quick and simple to make.
This simple scarf is ideal for beginner knitters. It only uses the purser stitch, and we walk you how to create the unique technique.