18 of Our Most Creative Knitting Patterns and Projects
There's a cozy creation here to suit every knitter's skill level.
Knitting is a beloved pastime for many. Everyone from grandmothers to kids enjoy the tranquil process of knitting and purling. Whether you're just learning how to knit or you're in search of the perfect knitting pattern for your next project, we're sharing ideas that will have you excited to pick up your needles.
Knitted items look lovely around the house, especially come wintertime. Snuggle up to the idea of a knitting pattern that's perfect for those that are new to the craft—our Arm-Knit Blanket, pictured here, is the perfect example. No needles are needed in order to make this warm blanket, and the finished product will look great strewn over your couch or the end of your bed. It also makes a wonderful handmade gift. If you're looking for a more traditional knitting project, try your hand at making our Gingham Knit Blanket. It uses two colors of yarn for a gingham effect that is nothing short of cozy.
Put your knitting prowess to good use by creating items you can wear season after season. A favorite stylish project is our Knit Neck Scarf pattern. It creates a chic and comfortable accessory that will serve you well from the early days of fall straight through the end of winter. It calls for knitting in the round—a slightly more challenging but achievable method. If you're looking for even more of challenge, not to worry: We have knitting patterns that are more involved, like our Knit Slippers. The pattern breaks down every aspect of how to create the foot coverings—showing you how to knit everything from the toe to the heel flap.
From hats to scarves, blankets to slippers, explore creations that every knitter worth their needles will love.
A set of these cozy slippers will keep your feet warm all winter long. The knitting pattern breaks down everything from the heel flap to the foot and toe, ensuring you create the best final product.
You'll want to slide on these soft, warm mittens before you've finished the project. They're that cozy!
This impressive-looking coverlet is not the huge-scale project that it seems. It's really just 12 individually knit rectangles that are sewn together with a contrasting yarn.
Scarves can be be made in all colors and patterns—because of this, they make perfectly personalized handmade gifts. Thick needles and heavy yarn will produce a chunky scarf, while thinner needles and yarn will produce a tighter-knit scarf. You can adjust to the wearer's preferences.
This snuggly shawl is like being wrapped up in a big hug. The pattern calls for a basic stockinette stitch. You can also adjust this pattern to make it in a smaller size for a neckerchief or head scarf.
Knit Neck Scarf
A knitted scarf doesn't have to be big and bulky. For a smaller, stylish twist, try your hand at this chic pattern.
To keep your head covered on colder days, a knit hat is a must-have accessory. For the hat depicted in the picture, we used one skein of chunky wool in red and one skein of mohair in beige.
Always on the go? Keep everything together in this knit carryall.
Knitted Catnip Delight
Your feline friend can benefit from your needlework, too! These tiny handmade toys are packed with wool stuffing, a jingle bell, and (to your kitty's delight) a few spoonfuls of dried catnip. It's a simple knitting pattern that's easy to grasp!
The perfect way to freshen up your indoor décor: pillows! These add both texture and color. Start first by measuring the pillow insert. You can then knit a piece that is one inch longer and one inch wider, and cut a piece of felted wool the same size for a knitted pillow cover.
Make a cozy tote with leftover fabric including yarn for the container, wool fabric for lining and leather strips for shoulder straps. Once you've got this pattern down, you can adjust it to make bags and pouches of all sizes.
This braided cable headband is much easier to stitch than it appears. Let us show you how with this simple pattern!
Gingham Knit Blanket
This knitting pattern is simple and straightforward—ideal for new knitters. The final product makes for a great accent to any room in your home.
This straightforward knitting pattern is ideal for beginner and intermediate knitters. It makes for a great gift during the holiday season.
Whether you want to stay text-savvy or simply want some freedom for your fingers, these fingerless gloves are a great project for intermediate knitters. The pattern uses a basic knit stitch for simplicity.
If you're intimidated by knitting needles, finger knitting is a great way to ease into the pastime. This project can serve as a wintertime garland or a snuggly necklace—it's up to you.
Sock Pattern for Knit Christmas Stockings
This knitting pattern is perfect for the holidays. Knit one for every member of your family!