You don’t have to feel limited to knitting squares if you’ve just learned to knit. There are tons of easy knitting patterns for beginners.
Garter stitch is the first basic knitting stitch that any knitter learns. It also happens to be simple and beautiful. To prove it, we’ve collected a handful of simple knitting patterns for your knitting pleasure.
The patterns are not my own but are from generous designers who have graciously shared their work. If you have questions about a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
This easy knit hat pattern on straight needles is the ultimate beginner project.
With adjustable sizes from baby to adult, you can make this for your entire family. Want it more slouchy? Less slouchy? No problem. You can , too.
Knit in worsted weight yarn and with a fun faux fur pom, it’s sure to be loved in any size or color.
Button Scarf Knit Pattern
If you love a snuggly scarf in the wintertime, this free cowl knitting pattern will definitely warm you up.
Knit on straight needles in bulky yarn, it is a simple garter stitch repeat. You will be finished in no time.
Want it longer or shorter? You can adjust the length to your preference. And when you’re done, just seam and embellish with beautiful buttons. No buttonholes required.
Campfire Blanket Scarf
Looking for a basic knitting pattern for a scarf? Look no further.
This lovely oversized blanket scarf is knit while holding two strands of each color making it warm and cozy. Think of all the color possibilities!
Give it a shot!
Humble Beginnings Shawl
If you’re looking for a shawl knitting pattern, then the Humble Beginnings Shawl is a great place to start.
This quick knit shawl is so simple to do. The only additional technique you’ll need to know is how to yarn over, which you can master in an instant.
Very Simple Garter Stitch Shawl
Ready to challenge yourself a little more? Then try this lovely garter stitch shawl knitting pattern.
Knit in worsted weight yarn on size 7 or 8 knitting needles, this is a great project to practice your knitting. Like the shawl above, you'll need to know how to yarn over. You'll also need to learn how to knit through the back loop, but it's easier than it sounds.
Challenge yourself! Learn new techniques and knit more beautiful things. We know you can do it.
Super Easy Crib Blanket
Are you ready for an easy baby blanket knitting pattern for beginners?
This colorful garter stitch baby blanket is big love in my book. With so many color palettes to choose from, you can mix it up any way you like.
Knit in super bulky yarn, this project will work up quickly. Then you can make more!
We told you garter stitch knitting could be fun. We hope you enjoyed these easy knitting patterns for beginners.
Ready to take the next step? Learn how to purl with our easy photo tutorial. Then check out these knit purl stitch patterns for more inspiration!
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Louise Renaud says
How can I can have the patern of : autopilot cowl
Christina Garza-Brown says
Hello! Just click on this link (or paste it in your browser) for the original post with the pattern. Then scroll down to the Autopilot cowl and click on the title. It will take you to download the pattern.
I can't get into the pattern of campfire blanket
Hi Wanda! Thanks for letting me know. I've updated the link here. Just click on the pattern title and it will take you directly to the pattern.
Sabita Challinger says
Good day lady
Do you have a pattern for a dangling monkey. It is my grandson's favourite.
Lost his. I am a beginner.
Grateful and thank you
Christina Garza-Brown says
Sorry, I do not. You might try doing a pattern search with those or similar keywords. I wish you luck!
I am looking for a ladies knitted hat pattern, using double knit wool , rib and stocking stitch on 2 needles.Really difficult to find
Hi Jan! Here's a link for a search I did for you on Ravelry. I've adjusted the parameters to search for what you asked so these will contain all or some of your requirements. You can adjust the parameters to paid patterns if you like.
If these don't suit you because of stitch texture or design, you can always modify the pattern by switching to stockinette instead. In other words, find a starting point, then make it your own. Good luck!