Category Archives: free patterns

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Zig Zag

Happy (almost) weekend! Are you looking for a fun project to work on over the unofficial start of summer? Check out the really cool stitch pattern on Faith Schmidt's Zig Zag Dishcloth!

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Toy Extras: A Sweater for Dolly

Today we continue our Toy Extras Series, where we suggest free patterns already on the Knit Picks site, to make with the toys in our new books Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Toys to Love in 3 Sizes. Out of all the friends in the knit collection, the Human Beans are my favorite. They're the kind of dolls I love - simple to make and easy to customize. I'd like to make a few different ones, with funny mouths and eyebrows in duplicate stitch, noses made with safety eyes, of different sizes, on each one. I'd make simple clothes for all of them, and I'd probably make my own patterns. For this cable sweater, however, I don't have to!

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Free Patterns: Andean Treasure Edition!

"It's like knitting a kitten!" - these are just one of the many comments you'll find from crafters on Ravelry professing their love for Andean Treasure. And it is true! Andean Treasure is easily one of the softest yarns with a plush, squish-ability that you just can't get enough of. Andean Treasure is 100% baby alpaca, which means it's the softest and finest classification of alpaca fiber. If you haven't tried Andean Treasure yet, we've put together a handful of free patterns (including knit and crochet!) that just might tempt you to add a ball...or two...or three. 1. The Hyde Park Hat - free crochet pattern

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Toy Extras: Snacks for Hungry Sloths

We are so excited about our new toy collections!! Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Toys to Love in 3 Sizes feature either knit or crochet toys in different weight yarns,  so that you can craft little (or not so little) toys for young (or not so young) toy lovers in your life. For the next 4 weeks on the blog, we're going to feature some cute add-on patterns that might be adorable when made with (or rather, for, ahem) these toys. What stuffed knit toy doesn't need a toy to play with, right?

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Bung Gudneau Dishcloth

This week's free dishcloth pattern is Allyson Dykhuizen's Bung Gudneau and it has a great little addition - a hanging loop! Such a fun idea and so handy.

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The Beginner Blanket Two Ways: Knit + Crochet

Say hello to your favorite new blanket - easy enough for even the most timid beginners while more experienced crafters will enjoy the meditative repetition (perfect for netflix marathons)! This super easy pattern uses simple stitches to make a bold impact with large, modern stripes. And taking cues from all of the knitters and crocheters here at Knit Picks, we decided to make two versions - knit and crochet - that each shine with undeniable beauty while highlighting the essence of each craft.

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Free Patterns: Diadem Edition

Have you had the pleasure of knitting or crocheting with Diadem yet? This dreamy yarn is a delectable blend of baby alpaca and mulberry silk – and if that wasn’t enough to get your attention, the lusciously saturated colors will most definitely have you dreaming of silky soft accessories. No wonder a skein of two of this splurge-worthy yarn has found its way into my yarn stash! If you’re in a similar situation and have 1-2 skeins of Diadem just waiting to be transformed into something incredible, we’ve got 4 stunning and delightfully FREE patterns for you! First up is the Simple Shells Crocheted Cowl from designer Beth Major. Simple Shells Crocheted Cowl

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Bicolor Tweed: Free Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Marjorie Dussaud has created this week's handsome free dishcloth pattern: the Bicolor Tweed Dishcloth. I'm smitten with this combination of stripes and textured slip stitches, perfect for rugged session of dish-duty! Dussaud notes that this pattern is great for beginners because it's an easy stitch repeat for a big effect. I have this particular pattern ear-marked as a quick stash busting project, ideal for featuring striped sections of yarn from previous projects!

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Free Pattern: Granny’s Rainbow Dishcloth

We are officially a quarter of the way through our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths program! Have you been following along this year for 2015? We are so excited to have some of our favorite independent designers create these fun freebie patterns for us. This week's free pattern, Granny's Rainbow Dishcloth, comes from designer Beth Major - she designed a classic granny square with a colorful rainbow twist that works up quickly and is great for using up those yarn odds and ends. It's also a great pattern if you are new crochet and want some instant gratification.

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Dishcloth Remix: Bear & Pig Shoulder Bag

We've had such fun in our blog series "Dishcloth Remix", where we've re-purposed our popular 2014 dishcloths, available in our book 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular. We've made a coaster and trivet set, a rug, a pencil or accessories bag, and a bread cloth. In our final installment in the series, we turned Emily's Some Pig  and Bear With Me dishcloths into an adorable shoulder bag perfect for your wallet and keys, or your crafting projects! To make the bag, we knit up the Pig Dishcloth

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