Ready to start your first slipped stitch knitting project? You came to the right place. This collection of free slip stitch knitting patterns will get you going in the right direction.
There’s something for knitters of all experience levels. Get them all and start your slip stitch knitting journey. Enjoy!
These patterns are not my own. They've been shared by some amazing designers. If you have questions about a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
Slip Stitch Patterns
Slip stitches are a great way to take your knitting to the next level. It’s an easy enough knitting technique that isn’t difficult at all. Even beginner knitters can do it.
Just look at these easy slip stitch patterns that create fun effects with a single strand of knitting yarn.
Clean Lines Scarf
If you’ve been looking for the perfect men’s scarf pattern, this is just the thing. The slip stitch knitting pattern for this knitted scarf is so simple, too. It’s a great beginner knitting project, too.
This hand knit scarf works up quickly with Berroco vintage chunky yarn and size 10 knitting needles.
To knit this scarf you’ll need to know how to knit and purl, how to slip stitches, and how to twist stitches. Twisted stitches are made using knit through back loop (KTBL) and purl through back loop (PTBL) techniques. They’re really easy to do.
This scarf pattern has written knitting instructions and includes details on how to make a worsted weight yarn version.
* Get Clean Lines Scarf from Circle of Stitches.
* Get Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn for this knitting project.
Slipped Rib Scarf
If you’re not a fan of the purl stitch, this rib knit scarf is an ideal project for you.
Using Knit Picks yarn in bulky weight yarn, this knit scarf pattern is worked entirely with knit stitches and slip stitches.
You’ll need to know how to knit, how to slip one purlwise (sl1p), and how to slip one with yarn in front (sl1 wyif). Super easy. You can learn how to slip yarn here.
With only two rows of knitting instructions, it’s an easy knitting project to throw in your knitting bag and go.
* Get Slipped Rib Scarf from Knit Picks.
* Get Wool of the Andes Bulky yarn for this knitting project.
Here’s an easy hat knitting pattern that’s a great introduction to slip stitch knitting.
Knit in the round in reverse stockinette stitch, this is a very modern knitting pattern. Using 100% wool yarn in worsted weight, you’ll create chic two color knit stripes and slip stitch columns.
The pattern calls for Kelbourne Woolens Germantown knitting yarn but you could also use a yarn substitute. Yarnsub.com has several recommendations and I’ve included one below for you to try.
The good news is you’ll have enough yarn with one skein to make two knit hats in opposite colors. One for keeping, one for giving! Perfect if you want to get started on knitting Christmas gifts.
This knit hat with pom pom uses a 1x1 rib stitch brim so you’ll need to know how to knit and purl. To create the slip stitch columns, you’ll need to know how to slip 1 with yarn in back (Sl1 wyib).
* Get June Hat from Ravelry.
* Try Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted for this knitting project.
Knitting Is My Yoga
Without question, knitting is my therapy. If you’re looking for a way to help you reduce stress, here’s an easy slip stitch knitting pattern.
This knit infinity scarf pattern is made up of reversible knitting stitches with only a one row repeat. It’s easy enough to knit, too, as it only requires knit stitches and slip stitches.
Knit with a silk blend of DK weight yarn, you’ll need to know how to knit and how to slip a stitch with yarn in front (Sl1 wyif). Aside from that, the pattern uses a knit i-cord edge.
When you’re done, you can graft the edges together to make an infinity scarf, but you don’t have to.
* Get Knitting is My Yoga from Sweet Paprika Designs.
* Get Manos Silk Blend DK yarn for this knitting project.
Great Stones Socks
If you love to knit socks, or have always wanted to, here’s a free sock knitting pattern for you.
With simple knits and purls, and slip stitches, you can easily hand knit these socks. The free pattern calls for self-striping sock yarn, which gives you so many options.
You can also make this easy sock knitting pattern by using the magic loop method, double pointed needles (DPNs), or circular needles.
To make these knitted socks you’ll need to know how to knit and purl, slip markers (SM), and slip stitches. There are also basic knitting decreases like SSKs and P2TOGs, and kitchener stitch knitting.
The pattern includes written knitting instructions.
* Get Great Stones from AllKnitUp23.
* Get Knit Picks Felici Self Striping Yarn for this knitting project.
Mosaic Knitting Patterns
Mosaic knitting is a great way to play with color without worrying about carrying two strands of yarn. Check out these easy knitting patterns and see what I mean.
Slip Stitch Coasters
These knit coasters are a great project for knitters new to mosaic knitting.
Using Knit Picks Dishie, 100% cotton yarn in worsted weight, these coasters make for quick knitting projects. They’re also a great way to destash or use up your scrap yarn.
This slipped stitch knitting pattern includes written instructions to six different designs. Just choose your knitting needles, your yarn colors, your pattern, and go!
* Get Slip Stitch Coasters from Knit Picks.
* Get Knit Picks Dishie yarn for this knitting project.
Knit Diamond Mosaic Cushion Cover
Here’s a fun knit pillow pattern cover that will brighten your home.
Using super bulky yarn on U.S. 10.5 knitting needles, this cushion cover will knit up in a flash. Plus, if you've never felt Bernat Blanket yarn, you're truly missing out. So squishy and soft!
With both charted and written knitting instructions, you can learn how to read this free knitting pattern as you go.
* Get Knit Diamond Mosaic Cushion Cover from Yarnspirations.
* Get Bernat Blanket Yarn for this knitting project.
Greek Mosaic Beanie
If you love a good knitted beanie, this free knitted hat pattern is a great one to add to your collection.
The pattern calls for DK weight yarn and sizes U.S. 5 & 6 circular knitting needles. In addition to slipped stitches, you’ll need to know how to join your knitting and how to knit in the round.
You’ll also be knitting with two colors, but never at the same time. Mosaic knitting is not your traditional colorwork so it’s easier than you think.
The pattern includes charted and written knitting instructions.
* Get Greek Mosaic Beanie from Ravelry.
* Try Patons Classic Wool DK yarn for this knitting project.
Football Mosaic Scarf
Here’s a mosaic scarf knitting pattern for all you football fans.
Unlike most slip stitch knitting patterns, this one works up in garter stitch. The raised stitch texture of this knit scarf, and the vibrant colors, are a winning combination.
You can easily knit this mosaic knitting pattern in your favorite team colors and superwash worsted weight yarn.
* Get Football Mosaic Scarf from Ravelry.
* Try Valley Yarns Superwash yarn in worsted weight.
Mosaic Squares Throw and Pouf
Here’s a mosaic knitting pattern that looks like fun to knit.
This knit throw blanket pattern calls for Red Heart With Love yarn, a worsted weight acrylic yarn, in solid colors. An easy care yarn, this could make for a great baby blanket in pastel colors, or a lovely housewarming gift.
If you love this mosaic knitting pattern, you might also love the knit pouf ottoman. You can find both patterns from Yarnspirations listed below.
* Get Mosaic Squares Throw and Pouf from Yarnspirations.
* Get Red Heart With Love yarn for these knitting projects.
Passing Colors Scarf
This easy slipped stitch scarf really shows off the beauty of the variegated yarn.
While the suggested yarn has been discontinued, you can still make this mosaic knit scarf. Use your favorite DK weight yarn, or try our suggestion below, and U.S. size 6 knitting needles.
You’ll need to know how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl, and how to bind off. Easy!
This free knitting pattern has only written instructions.
* Get Passing Colors Scarf from Crystal Palace Yarns.
* Try Berroco Comfort DK yarn for this knitting project.
Purple Way Hat & Shawl
Whether you decide to knit this hat pattern or the knit shawl, you have options here.
Both patterns knit up in garter stitch and include knitting stripes between the mosaic pattern. That’ll keep these slip stitch patterns interesting and fun.
Each knitting pattern uses sport weight yarn in 100% alpaca yarn. So soft and warm!
The patterns include written instructions and a knitting chart.
* Get Purple Way Hat and Shawl from Garnstudio.
* Try Lang Yarns Baby Alpaca yarn for these knitting projects.
Slip Stitch Mosaic Tote
Don't want to commit to a really big knitting project. You don’t have to. Try knitting this tote bag. So cute and versatile!
This knitting sampler bag is a great way to try your hand at mosaic knitting. You can also practice your seed stitch (knits and purls), picking up stitches, and a three needle bind off. Give it a shot!
The original Lion Brand yarn, Kitchen Cotton, has been discontinued, unfortunately. We recommend you try a yarn substitute or our own suggestion below.
* Get Slip Stitch Mosaic Tote from Lion Brand.
* Try Universal Cotton Supreme for this knitting project.
Looking for an attention grabbing shawl? Here’s a knit triangle shawl that does just that.
Knit in fingering weight yarn using simple garter stitch, the slipped stitches make this a fun knit. The larger knitting needles will help you control your knitting tension.
Using two high contrast colors will make the mosaic knit shawl so striking.
You'll find this knitting pattern available in both Korean and English.
* Get Pansy from Ravelry.
* Try Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted Yarn for this knitting project.
Stripes Brigade Easy Mosaic Throw Pillow
If you love to knit stripes and can slip a stitch, you can knit this pillow cover pattern. With a mix of stockinette stitch, slip stitch knitting, and bulky yarn, this mosaic knitting pattern is so easy to do.
Since you only work with one color at a time, it is the perfect project to practice your color knitting techniques. Although you’re knitting with 2 colors, you don’t need to worry about how to switch colors in your knitting.
Choose a variegated yarn and solid color combination to really make the stripes pop. This chunky knit pillow pattern makes a great housewarming gift or Mother's Day gift.
* Get Stripes Brigade Easy Mosaic Throw Pillow from Knit Freedom.
* Try Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn for this knitting project.
Checks Stitch Set
If you’ve been looking for small knitting projects, here are two that will knit up quickly. Take a look at these mosaic knitting patterns for baby.
The pattern calls for lightweight DK yarn in 100% acrylic yarn. Easy to care for, easy to love. This baby hat knitting pattern and knitted cardigan set would make such a lovely hand knit gift.
The slip stitch knitting pattern includes written instructions as well as schematics for the knit cardigan sweater.
* Get Checks Stitch Set from Yarnspirations.
* Get Patons Astra Yarn for this knitting project.
Sun Valley Socks
If you love to hand knit socks, then you’ll love this mosaic knitting pattern.
A fun fact about slip stitch knitting is that while you’re knitting with two colors, you don’t have to worry about catching floats typical with stranded knitting. Since you’re only knitting with one color at a time, there’s no extra density added. That’s what’s so great about slip stitch knitting patterns.
This particular mosaic pattern is worked in the round by knitting in stockinette stitch. You’ll also need to know how to increase and decrease in knitting.
If you’ve never tried knitting a sock pattern before, you could try to knit a stocking first.
Knit with fingering weight yarn in solid colors, the colorwork makes these knitted socks so cheerful. You could also experiment with variegated yarn for even brighter socks.
* Get Sun Valley Socks from Ravelry.
* Try Drops Fabel yarn for this knitting project.
Here’s a stunning knit poncho that works up quickly in worsted weight yarn.
This fun mosaic pattern knits up in the round on circular needles and combines lace knitting in the pattern. To help you keep track of the pattern, don't forget to use stitch markers.
This free knitting pattern includes a knitting chart and written knitting instructions. Don’t forget to knit a gauge swatch in the round for an accurate fit.
* Get Isochronal Arc from Knitty.
* Get Stitch Markers for your knitting project.
Honeycomb Stripes Knit Baby Blanket
If you’re looking to make a knitted blanket for baby, this honeycomb pattern is the perfect thing.
Using Caron 100% acrylic yarn in worsted weight, you can customize this knit mosaic baby blanket for your nursery. Just choose three bright colors plus a neutral color for the best results.
This hand knit blanket uses circular needles to hold all your stitches but knits up flat using garter stitch knitting. You’ll need to know how to increase and decrease stitches. These are done with a make 1 (M1) knitting stitch and a knit two together (K2TOG) respectively. For a complete list of Knitting Abbreviations and Terms, click here.
This honeycomb pattern includes written knitting instructions with details on how to slip stitches, and a knitting chart.
To avoid playing yarn chicken with your long tail cast on, try our two-strand method. You’ll be glad you did.
* Get Honeycomb Stripes Knit Baby Blanket from Yarnspirations.
* Get Caron One Pound Yarn for this knitting project.
Skull-face Mosaic Scarf
If you know anything about Nicky Epstein designs, you know that she is full of wonderful surprises. Here’s one we really love. Just look at this awesome mosaic pattern with skulls.
This mosaic knit scarf pattern is more advanced and involves intarsia knitting. Additionally, you’ll need to know the three needle bind off and other techniques. Be sure to read the knitting instructions before casting on.
This pattern includes a knitting chart and written instructions.
Unfortunately, the original aran weight yarn has been discontinued, but you can use a yarn substitute. We’ve included a recommendation below.
* Get Skull-Face Mosaic Scarf from Knitty.
* Try Berroco Tiramisu yarn for this knitting project.
We hope you enjoyed this collection of slip stitch patterns. If you're looking for more knitting inspiration, you can find more free knitting patterns here. There's something for everyone.
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Your patterns are amazing. Thank you. I've been knitting for about 10 years and I never have a day without knitting something. I'm definitely going to try the mosaic scarf pattern, then the socks. Thanks for sharing.
I love the slip stitch patterns
For the Greek Mosaic Beanie in the photo, did you use a variegated yarn for the CC, or did you use several different colors for your CC?
Christina Garza-Brown says
Leah, thanks for writing in! It appears to be a variegated yarn. You might check the pattern (alas, it's not mine) and see if she's included details about the yarns she used. If not, you might message her through Ravelry for more info.
Ooops, forgot to add, do you have to make a new join of the CC every time it's called for, or is it a fair isle type of pattern where you keep both the MC and CC attached throughout the whole pattern?
Christina Garza-Brown says
Good question. No new joins, thankfully. When knitting mosaic patterns, you'll carry the yarn up the back until it's called for again. Cutting the yarn just leads to a ton of tails to weave in and no one wants to do that. Cheers!
Phew! I'm so glad to hear that! Not much worse than a million ends to weave in! Thank you so much for your quick replies!!
Peg Miller says
Maybe I am just confused but I was reading your website and am very interested in mosaic knitting. You went into a great deal of detail about it. However since I have not done it before I wanted to try the dishcloth you had pictured on your website. When attempting to view it I was directed from your website to an area that had nothing to do with any sort of mosaic knitting.
Hi Peg! Sorry about the confusion. Could you tell me what the dishcloth looked like? I'll do my best to help you find it or an alternative. Also, I do have advertisements on my website. Could it be possible you clicked on an ad by accident? Let me know and we'll get to the bottom of this.
Dianne Churcher says
Pinterest shows a Slip Stitch Cowl on your site. The colours are purple, turquoise, blue and more and it sits close to the neck. So pretty. I cannot find a pattern for it. Is one available? I keep looking for it, but get shown many other cowls when I click on it, but not the one I would like to make.
An emailed answer would be most welcome. Thank you.
Dianne, Guelph, Ontario
Hi Dianne! Happy New Year! Is this the cowl you were looking for? If not, did you happen to save the Pin from Pinterest? I share a lot of patterns on my site and this is the one that comes to mind. If it's not the one you're looking for and you can provide a photo, that would be most useful.
Thanks for reaching out! Christina