There are a lot of free easy knitting patterns on the Web, but most of them seem to be for dishcloths and scarves. Let’s be honest: there are only so many times you can knit a long (or square) chunk of wool before you start to get bored with the craft. What usually happens next is, you go onto a more difficult pattern, get frustrated, and give up altogether. So let’s skip that step, shall we? Here are some great free easy knitting patterns that won’t make you bite your nails with boredom!
1. Knitted Wrap
If you’re ready to move onto something just a little more complicated, this pattern is for you. It’s still aimed at beginners so you shouldn’t have too much trouble, but since it’s a triangle you will need to learn how to increase and decrease. If that terrifies you, keep reading — there are plenty of less threatening free easy knitting patterns around — but if you’re ready, this is a good place to start.
Bored with the lampshades in your living room? Longing for something new and more interesting? Why not try knitting your own! You’ll need a basic rounded lampshade to finish this one (no fancy triangular ones) if you want to keep it really simple.
Bookmarks are fantastic for novice knitters because they work up quickly, have a practical use, and aren’t too difficult to unravel if you make a serious error. This bookmark pattern is particularly simple: just your basic knit and purl stitches. Once you get good, you can experiment with different stitches and come up with free easy knitting patterns of your own!
It’s natural to long to make an afghan, but they can be time consuming projects. This simple pattern makes a small lap afghan that looks a lot more complicated than it is (if you can handle knit and purl stitches, it won’t give you any trouble at all). So don’t limit yourself to dishcloths and scarves. Remember, there are lots of free easy knitting patterns that invite novice knitters to expand their skills without boring themselves to tears!