Chain Link Cowl free Knitting Pattern. Another beginner freindly pattern that is quick to finish and easy to work up. Using double strands of bulky yarn and big needles, this is decidedly a project for you!

Chain Link Cowl Knitting Pattern

Here’s another beginner friendly free knitting pattern for all my knitting friends.  This Chain Link Cowl knitting pattern features an easy chain link pattern, plus a scrumptious big yarn, and a really easy seam to finish it off.

Don’t be deterred by the idea of a new stitch, after all, it’s all just knits and purls.  In this Chain LInk pattern, the knits and purls are alternated just so, and the result is quite nice.

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Chain Link Cowl free Knitting Pattern. Another beginner freindly pattern that is quick to finish and easy to work up. Using double strands of bulky yarn and big needles, this is decidedly a project for you to take a stab at.

Chain Link Cowl

This Chain Link Cowl Knitting Pattern is another beginner friendly pattern that is quick to finish and easy to work up. Using double strands of bulky yarn and big needles, this is decidedly a project for you to take a stab at.

I personally am in love with all the cowl things these days, as I love not having to worry about what to do with the ends of a scarf.  Also, I am developing a wee bit of an obsession for infinity scarves, for the same reason ( not a huge fan of loose ends) plus I love the way the extra layers pile up around my face.

Chain Link Cowl Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Gauge: In stockinette stitch 2 sts x 2 rows = 1″

Finished Garment: Once completed, with ends seamed, the cowl measures approx 11″ tall, by 22.5″ long.   Please see the schematic photo at the end of this post.

Skills Used

Chain Link Cowl free Knitting Pattern. Another beginner freindly pattern that is quick to finish and easy to work up. Using double strands of bulky yarn and big needles, this is decidedly a project for you!

Materials


Chain Link Cowl free Knitting Pattern. Another beginner freindly pattern that is quick to finish and easy to work up.  Using double strands of bulky yarn and big needles, this is decidedly a project for you!

Directions

With two strands of yarn held together, cast on 21 stitches

Row 1: *P3, K1, P1, K1; repeat from * to last three stitches, P3

Row 2: K3, *P1, K1, P1, K3; repeat from * to end

Row 3: *P3, K3; repeat from * to last three stitches, P3

Row 4: K3, *P3, K3; repeat from * to end

Row 5: *P4, K1, P1; repeat from * to last three stitches, P3

Row 6: K3, *K1, P1, K4; repeat from * to end

Row 7: *P4, K1, P1; repeat from * to last three stitches, P3

Row 8: K3, *P3, K3; repeat from * to end

Row 9: *P3, K3; repeat from * to last three stitches, P3

Row 10: K3, *P1, K1, P1, K3; repeat from * to end

Repeat Rows 1-10 four more times ( 5o rows total)

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail and sew the cast on edge to the bind off edge.

Trim yarn and weave in all ends.

Chain Link Cowl free Knitting Pattern. Another beginner freindly pattern that is quick to finish and easy to work up.  Using double strands of bulky yarn and big needles, this is decidedly a project for you!

Schematic for finished dimensions of Chain Link Cowl

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Yarn Weights and Categories. A beginner's guide to the weight category of yarns, and their uses.

Yarn Weights & Categories

So, you’ve been hanging around long enough now to have heard some terms and abbreviations bandied about.  One of those terms we talk a lot about is yarn weight.

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Yarn Weights and Categories. A beginner's guide to the weight category of yarns, and their uses.

What is Yarn Weight?

Yarn weight, despite what it implies, does not refer to the weight of the ball of yarn.  Also, not to be confused with ply ( the number of strands twisted together to make the yarn) yarn weight refers to the thickness, or the size, of the yarn.  I know, crazy right?

There are basically 6 different weight categories, although some yarn manufacturers have separated them out even further, and with the addition of the now popular giant yarn, I suspect a new official weight category will be added soon.

Yarn Weights & Categories

So about those 6 categories.  From smallest to largest, there are

  • Fingering
  • Sock
  • Sport
  • Worsted
  • Bulky
  • Super Bulky

The finest yarn, fingering weight will feel the softest, whereas worsted may start to feel a bit scratchy.  But then again, yarn has come a long way, and it is now entirely possible to get a worsted weight merino that feels lovely, and even a worsted weight synthetic that would still be super cozy.  But I digress.

Yarn Weights and Categories. A beginner's guide to the weight category of yarns, and their uses.

Best Uses for Yarn Weights

Because of the softness of the fingering and sock weight yarns, it is often the popular choice for baby clothes and socks. Due to the fineness, it is also usually the yarn you would choose when making lace, or airy, delicate shawls and wraps.

Sport and DK (double knit) weight yarns are often the go to choice for kids’ clothes, and spring and summer wear.  You can use this yarn weight also for hats and scarves and sweaters etc, however, most patterns for those items are written with a bigger yarn in mind, such as a worsted weight or larger, and you would really need to mind your gauge.  We’ll save the gauge talk for our next pontification.

Worsted weight yarns are probably the yarns that get the most use.  Good for sweaters, afghans, scarves, mitts, hats, thick socks, kitchen and bath accessories, and many many other projects.  As I mentioned before it is possible to get worsted weight yarns ( both natural and acrylic varieties) that still feel luxurious.

Bulky yarns and Super Bulky yarns are possibly my favourite weight yarns.  Not always the easiest to work with, but they add a certain level of instant gratification to any project, as using them helps the project work up much, much quicker.  Excellent for hats and scarves, and blankets etc.Yarn Weights and Categories. A beginner's guide to the weight category of yarns, and their uses.

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Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

Back To School Knitting Patterns

While I hate to be the party pooper, I also want to help you get ready for what is just around the corner, and even though it hurts my heart, it is nearly time to go back to school.

But back to school isn’t all bad, and really, it is what you make it. So, I have scoured my collection of knitting patterns, for you and your students.  Without further ado, here are 15 Back to School Knitting Patterns to get you and your pupils ready.  Ready for a future so bright, you’ll need to wear shades.

Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

Back To School Knitting Patterns

From fun and fashionable accessories to stylish warm things, let’s get ready to rock this school year, in style and on point.

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

These Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the perfect thing to whip up for your besties ( old and new!)

Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with stunning results

This Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat nearly broke the internet last year, and since they’re so easy to make, you should totally work these up in all your favourite chunky yarns!

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles. Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

The Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf is perfect for the younger kids, but also super awesome for teens and grownups too.  The pattern is sized accordingly, and the yarn is delicious!

Also, you’ll love the Finger Knit Statement Necklace by Flax & Twine.  It’s totally cute, and another one you can whip up en masse for your crew.

The Pencil Scarf by Alice Humbracht on Ravelry is just perfect.  It takes back to school fashion to an entirely new level.

And did you know you could finger knit a hat?  I had no idea this Finger Knit Beanie Hat by Red Ted Art was going to be this awesome!  Check it out!

This Messenger Bag by Craft Passion is not for the faint of heart, but with some time, and some practice, and a bunch of patience, this will totally make your statement.

Cable Knit Headband by DIY in PDX is just too cute!

Because putting your name on stuff is STILL cool, a Monogram Knit Coffee Sleeve by the Country Chic Cottage is the ultimate accessory.

We’ve already talked about this Knit Pencil Case by Moms & Crafters and how completely amazing it is.  Not that I am biased…

Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

And again, not to toot my own horn or anything, but this Super Long Rainbow Scarf by Nemcsok Farms is in fact pretty super duper.

My jaw dropped when I found this Finger Knit Braided Scarf by Fiber Flux, and I knew I had to include it.  Don’t you just LOVE it?

Oh, and these Gauntlets by Love Knitting are WAY better than any of the fingerless gloves I have found so far.

But don’t overlook these Fingerless Gloves by Gina Michelle.  A nice simple pattern that you can make it no time.

And of course, I would be remiss if I did not share this Knitted Crayon Bookmark by the Knitting Space, you’re welcome.

 

Back to School Knitting Patterns - Great DIY Projects for getting ready to head back to school. Fun fashions and accessories, for beginner knitters and seasoned professionals

Also, don’t think I didn’t want to include a wine cozy for the Moms <3

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Easy Knitting Pattern for a Textured Dishcloth worked in 100 % cotton, perfect for spring and summer crafting, gift giving and eco friendly DIYs

Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern

This Easy Knit Textured Dishcloth is pattern #26 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop.

This textured dishcloth is another easy knit, perfect for spring and summer crafting, gift giving, and for learning a new stitch, or even a whole new skill if this is your first visit! Also, being 100% cotton, it’s another DIY you’ll feel great about.

Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop, so all of the patterns will be made with 24/7 Cotton or Kitchen Cotton. Both are medium (worsted, #4) weight 100% cotton yarns.

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Easy Knitting Pattern for a Textured Dishcloth worked in 100 % cotton, perfect for spring and summer crafting, gift giving and eco friendly DIYs

Knit Dishcloth

Dishcloths are great beginner projects because they work up quickly, and provide something useful as the finished product – which in turn can be extremely satisfying to use or to gift.  They also make great projects for advanced knitters, because you can make them up en mass, and stockpile for gift giving.  This pattern is done in a pretty simple broken rib type of pattern, giving it great texture for scrubbing.  The 100% cotton makes it extra friendly as well.

Easy Textured Dishcloth Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

Click over to my other site Nemcsok Farms for detailed how to’s and pictorials on the stitches above.

Easy Knitting Pattern for a Textured Dishcloth worked in 100 % cotton, perfect for spring and summer crafting, gift giving and eco friendly DIYs

 

Materials

 



 

Easy Knitting Pattern for a Textured Dishcloth worked in 100 % cotton, perfect for spring and summer crafting, gift giving and eco friendly DIYs

Directions

Cast on 41 stitches ( multiple of 2 stitches, plus 1)

Row 1, 5 & 9: Purl

Row 2 & 4: *P1, K1; repeat from * to last stitch, P1

Row 3: K1, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end

Row 6 & 8: *K1, P1; repeat from * to last stitch, K1

Row 7: P1, *K1, P1; repeat from * to end

Repeat rows 2 – 9 until piece measures approximately 8″ from cast on edge

Bind off, securing the last stitch.  Break yarn and weave in ends.

Easy Knitting Pattern for a Textured Dishcloth worked in 100 % cotton, perfect for spring and summer crafting, gift giving and eco friendly DIYs

Every Thursday from January through November 2017, we’ll share a dishcloth pattern, along with a photo or video tutorial!

Easy Knitting Pattern for a Textured Dishcloth worked in 100 % cotton, perfect for spring and summer crafting, gift giving and eco friendly DIYs

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Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Knitting Projects and Patterns

Celebrate Earth Day every day with Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and  even a pencil case.  Did you know you could make yarn out of a t-shirt?  Or how about replacing dryer sheets with a yarn ball?

Read on my friends, read on.

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Patterns for the Home

When your factory made dishcloths wear out, replace them with hand knit 100 % cotton ones, knit yourself ( and all of your friends!) fabulous pillow covers and a vase – and throw in a trivet or two!

DIY Handmade Trivets – by Nemcsok Farms

Knit Vase – by Flax and Twine

Knit Pillow Case – by What’s Next by Yukiko

Flower Garden Tea Cosy – by Just Jen Knits & Stitches

Handknit Dish Cloth – by Knit’s End

Colorful Knitted Fish Scrubbies – by the Knitting Space

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Patterns For Fun

Knit yourself and your classmates some water bottle cozies, and make I-cords in your favourite colours for a DIY pencil case! Knit lovely bluebirds for decoration and for playthings.  Also, fill up your gardens with lovely finger knit butterflies – they’re beautiful!

Waterbottle Cozy – by Moogly

Knit Pencil Case – by Moms and Crafters

Knit Bluebird – by Love Knitting with Sara Elizabeth Kellner

Finger Knit Butterfly – by Red Ted Art

Knitting Patterns and Projects for Earth Day such as fun up-cycles, home decor and useful DIYs including fish scrubbies, dishcloths, and even a pencil case

Earth Day Yarny Up-Cycles

Knitting is by very nature an earth friendly craft.  Especially when you are replacing consumables with reusables, like the dryer sheets I mentioned above.  Up-cycling previously used materials into a knittable yarn is not only brilliant, it’s cost effective, eco-friendly and just freaking awesome.

Dryer Balls with Yarn – by Mama in a Stitch

Make T-Shirt Yarn – by Craftpassion

DIY Rag Rug – by Nemcsok Farms

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Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets will never go out of style.  You’ll want to whip up a gazillion of these for party favors, school friends, teammates, and kindred spirits.

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Friendship Bracelets

What could be sweeter than a handmade gift for your bestie?  Friendship bracelets have stood the test of time, and are going to be on trend for many years to come.  Plus this pattern I put together is so easy and works up so quick, you will be a bracelet factory this weekend.  Using a simple twist and super bulky yarn gives the bracelet the sturdiness to keep it’s shape, making it wearable. Also, just think of how happy all your friends will be!

Friendship Bracelets Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Materials

T2R =Twist 2 Stitches to the Right – Knit 2 stitches together, leaving the stitches on the needle. Insert the right-hand needle between the stitches just worked, and knit the first stitch again; slip both stitches off together.  Knit the first stitch again, and slip off the previously knitted stitches. (T2R)

 


Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Directions

Cast on 4 stitches

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: T2R, repeat

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: K1, T2R, K1

Repeat rows 1- 4 until you reach the desired length.  This will have only a little bit of stretch to it, so try to size it so that it fits snuggly past the widest part of your hand when you make a fist.

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn and sew up the seam.

Trim yarn and weave in all ends.

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

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A fun collection of 21 knits perfect for sprucing up your kitchen decor and adding a little big of homemade luxury to your bathroom.

Bathroom & Kitchen Decor Knitting Patterns

A fun collection of 21 knits perfect for sprucing up your kitchen decor and adding a little big of homemade luxury to your bathroom.  And yep, you guessed it – these also make great gifts!

A fun collection of 21 knits perfect for sprucing up your kitchen decor and adding a little big of homemade luxury to your bathroom.

Bathroom & Kitchen Decor Knitting Pattern

There is nothing quite like adding a smidgen of homemade style to your personal space.  Also, it’s like a double whammy when you create useful items, like dishcloths and napkins, that look great and have a chance to prove their worth.  But don’t get me wrong, sometimes, you just have to have things that look cool.

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Homey Oh My – DIY Knit Potholders

Petals to Picots – Textured Knit Dishcloth

Simple Knit Jutsu – Tako TP Cover

Nemcsok Farms – Hand Knit Cotton Napkins

Lovely Indeed – DIY Rag Knit Bathmat

Pumpkin in Orange – Fox Teacozy

A fun collection of 21 knits perfect for sprucing up your kitchen decor and adding a little big of homemade luxury to your bathroom.

Great for the Kitchen

I love knitting in 100% cotton for the kitchen.  Not only does it wears well and is washable, cotton has come a long way in colors! Knitting with cotton at first can be a bit tricky, as it doesn’t have as much ‘give’ – but it doesn’t take long to adjust.

Knit’s End – Knit Dishcloth in Seed Stitch

Flax & Twine – Arm Knit Chunky Vase

Berlin’s Whimsy – Knit Kitchen Scrubbie

Ravelry – Knit Pan Handle Cover

Knitting and So On – Knit Egg Warmer

Studio Knits SF – Knit Bottle Cozies

I’m Dancing in the Rain – Button-top Ribbed Hand Towel

A fun collection of 21 knits perfect for sprucing up your kitchen decor and adding a little big of homemade luxury to your bathroom.

Perfect for the Bath

Because nothing beats a handmade froggy scrubby.  Also, using luxurious fibers for a fabulous bath mat, and getting super creative with octopus and cacti toilet paper covers is what being an adult is all about.

Red Heart – Knit Back Scrubber

Coffee and Cream – Knit Liquid Soap and Wash Cloth/Dish Cloth Set

Ravelry – Flowering Cactus TP Cozy

Timko Knits – Knit Full Size Traditional Bath Towel

Nothing Fancy – Luxurious Spa-style Washcloth

Look What Nicole Made – Knit Bamboo Soap Sweaters

Knit Picks – Bit of Whimsy BathSet

The Knitting Space – Knit Froggy Scrubby

A fun collection of 21 knits perfect for sprucing up your kitchen decor and adding a little big of homemade luxury to your bathroom.

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free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Free Knitting Pattern

I tend to lean more toward all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day celebrations, as opposed to all things green – but there is no denying the St Patrick’s Day feel of a shamrock!

Knit up these adorable little shamrocks for your table, wall hangings, and of course, for your guests and hostesses!

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free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock

Worked in Stockinette Stitch with some increases and decreases, some seaming and an I-cord this may sound a bit complicated, but you could totally finish one in a weekend.

Whip out all the green yarn you have in your stash, some freckle bread and a pint of Guinness if you’re so inclined.  Happy St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Beginner

Skills Used

  • Cast On
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • M1R (make one right)
  • M1L (make one left)
  • K2tog ( knit two together)
  • Sl,K,PSSO (slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over)
  • Bind Off

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Materials

M1R = Use this as a right side increase that slants to the right: Insert the right needle from the front into the side of the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle, lift it onto the left needle and knit it.  See photo below

M1R tutorial - how to increase by one stitch in knitting with the work slanting to th eright

M1L = Use this as a left side increase that slants to the left: Insert the left needle from the back into the side of the stitch 2 rows below the stitch on the right needle, pull it up and knit into the back of the stitch. See photo below:

M1L tutorial - how to increase by one stitch in knitting with the work slanting to the left

K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right hand needle into the next two stitches on your left hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)

Sl,K, PSSO = Slip the next stitch on the left hand needle as if to knit. Knit the next stitch on the left hand needles. Using your left needle, lift the previously slipped stitch over the stitch you just knit, and off the needle.  This creates a one stitch decrease that slants to the right.



free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Materials

Petals ( make 3)

Cast on 3 sts

1st row: purl

2nd row: k1, M1 R, knit across ( 4 sts)

3rd row: purl

4th row: k1, M1 R, knit to last st, M1 L, k1 (6 sts)

rows 5-24 repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 26 sts.

row 25: Purl 13 sts.  Turn.  ( you will work one half of the top of the heart at a time) Leave 13 sts on the left needle, and come back to them later.

row 26 (Top Left side of Heart): Knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 (12 sts)

row 27: purl

row 28: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO ( pass slipped stitch over), knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (10 sts)

row 29: purl

row 30: Knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 (9 sts)

row 31: purl

row 32: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)

row 33: purl

row 34: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

One top of the petal has been completed, and you’re ready to rejoin the yard to complete the other side of the petal

Join yard to 13 sts on wrong side and purl across

row 26(Top Ride side of Heart): K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit across, (12 sts)

row 27: purl

row 28: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (10 sts)

row 29: purl

row 30: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit across (9 sts)

row 31: purl

row 32: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)

row 33: purl

row 34: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Shamrock

Seam the petals together along the staight sides of the petals, stopping when the petal begins to curve.  Join the petals so that they look like a shamrock.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Seam the petals together by holding two petals right sides together and stitching them together, stopping when you get to the curve of the petal

Stem

Pick up three stitches at the base of the shamrock, with one double pointed needle.  Use the other double pointed needle to create a 3 to 4 inch I-Cord.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

Pick up three stitches at the base to form the beginning of your i-cord, and work your stem.

free knitting pattern for a hand knit St. Patrick's Day Shamrock - perfect table and wall decorations and hostess gifts and party favours

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Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

Knit Dishcloth Pattern

A DIY project sure to impress and satisfy. These hand knit dishcloths are worked with a really easy seed stitch that gives your cloth a little more tooth and makes an ordinary project appear extraordinary.

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Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

Knit Dishcloth

Dishcloths are great beginner projects because they work up quick, and provide something useful as the finished product – which in turn can be extremely satisfying to use or to gift.  This pattern offers up the basic seed stitch for a little variety, with a simple garter edge for stability. We also use 100% cotton making this a DIY you can be proud of.

Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

Handknit Dishcloth Pattern

Materials

 



 

Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

Directions

Cast on 32 stitches
Row 1: K3, *K1,P1; repeat from * 12 times, K3
Row 2: K3, *P1,K1; repeat from * 12 times, K3

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until piece measures approximately 8″ from cast on edge

Bind off, securing the last stitch.  Break yarn and weave in ends.

Hand Knit dishcloth pattern worked in a seed stitch with a simple garden stitch border in 100 % cotton. A DIY you can feel extraordinary about

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Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Quick Cozy & Super Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern

If you recall how fabulous the Messy Bun Hat was, and still is mind you, you’ll have no trouble at all falling head over feet for this newest addition, the Ponytail Hat. Featuring a ribbed brim, and a really easy stockinette stitch rise, and of course that coveted spot for your ponytail or bun.

The decreasing is simple, and with the great big yarn and the big needles, this already easy pattern scores big points for instant gratification.

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Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Quick & Cozy Ponytail Hat

This version of the Messy Bun Hat, or the Mom Bun Hat, or Ponytail Hat, is quite possibly the simplest version out there.  It is worked flat and sewn with a seam, making it totally newbie friendly.

For those of you looking to make your own – but don’t yet have the skills or the confidence – try this course.  The You CAN Knit E-course takes the you through the hard parts, and will have you whipping up these babies in no time.

Knitters and crocheters alike are still being bombarded with requests from friends to make these hats…  so here’s another pattern I’ve gotten ready for you.

Quick & Cozy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Beginner / Easy

Skills Used

Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Materials

K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right hand needle into the next two stitches on your left hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)

P2tog = Purl two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right hand needle into the next two stitches on your left hand needle, as if to purl, and purl them both together. (P2tog)


Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.

Directions

Cast on 39 stitches

Row 1-4: *K3, P3; repeat acrossKnit

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Repeat Rows 5 & 6 until piece measures 7 ” from cast on edge

Decrease:

Row 1: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * across

Row 2: *P3, P2tog; repeat from * across

Row 3: *K2, K2tog; repeat from * across

 

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail and sew up the seam.

Trim yarn and weave in all ends.

Quick Cozy and Really Easy Ponytail Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with satisfying and gratifying results.