Free Knitting Patterns

Designed by me, these are all free! Tag your FO on Instagram #crookedkitchenyarn or show it off on Ravelry. I am always thrilled if you share them and it's wonderful to see them 'in the wild'. I'm happy for you to use the finished products as you wish, kindly acknowledge their source.

I use Ravelry ( a lot - it's a wonderful site for fibre enthusiasts! All my patterns are available for download there and have been knit multiple times so you can see other samples. If you are not on Ravelry but would like a PDF of one, send me a note and I will email a copy to you.

Paper Bag Hat - a simple yet highly useful unisex hat. Patterns for fingering, sport and DK weight yarns, with an unfinished edge or a garter brim.  Here is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry.

Vertizontal Slouchy Hat - great for that hank of crazy-amazing hand-dyed yarn. Flexible sizing, adaptable to different yarn weights and knit in a combination of garter and stockinette, make it as slouchy as you like.  Here is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry.

Cavaletti Hat and Cowl - little short-row blips and garter knit in the round with no purling, yay! A lovely hat and cowl combo written for sport weight yarn but in two sizes and adaptable to DK. Knit with as many colours as you like.  Here is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry.

Socks in a Cinch - toe-up, short-row toe and heel sock pattern with foot shaping for a custom fit. Pattern is written for sock-knitters who already know their standard sock "formula" (number of stitches, needle size, etc.) and have some familiarity with knitting socks. Here is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry.

 socks in a cinch

Garter Snake Shawl - use as much yarn as you want in this asymmetrical triangle-shaped garter stitch shawl with a reversible cable serving as the centre spine. Added eyelets along the cable add a little lightness and interest. Make a scarflet or go big and make a shlanket - use up some yarn! I think it would be stunning knit loosely in laceweight. The pattern is based on percentages by weight of how much yarn you have. Here is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry.

Wingsweep Shawl - a simple, asymmetrical triangle shawl with subtle short rows and eyelets and a picot bindoff. Use as much yarn as you'd like to make it large or small - stop knitting when you run out of yarn [well, just before - always have to leave enough to cast off]. Here is a link to the pattern page on Ravelry.