Why did we choose these websites as the best knitting pattern resources?
Mom, our own pattern designer, has been knitting since she was young. I hate to give away her age, but it goes without saying that the internet didn’t exist then. Favorite patterns were passed down, and pattern books and magazines were purchased. Boy have times changed! It doesn’t take long for a knitter searching for a new project online to discover that the choice of well written, beautiful free patterns is overwhelming. Here’s mom’s very favorite knitting pattern sites that she frequents most. I hope you enjoy finding that perfect pattern among them!
If this is your first time visiting our blog, be sure to check out all of Mom’s free knitting patterns too!
Ravelry – Over 200 categories of knitting patterns are sure keep you busy! These patterns are from clever designers from all over the world that submit their patterns for our use. While not all of the patterns are free, so many of them are that I couldn’t help but include them as a resource.
Knit Picks – You’ll find a vast selection of free knitting and crochet patterns here. They have a full section dedicated to free dishcloth patterns which I know is a favorite among our readers!
All Free Knitting – curates high quality free patterns from everywhere on the net and organizes them into sensible categories to peruse.
LoveKnitting – Yarn shopping along with over 5000 free downloadable patterns. What’s not to love?
Purl Soho – A trendy New York yarn store that showcases their clean, modern style with their own brand of popular free pattern offerings.
Knitty – a popular online knitting magazine featuring free patterns from up-and-coming as well as veteran designers. they’ve been around awhile, (since 2002!),so you’ll appreciate their easy to use searchable pattern database.
Knitting Paradise – this is such a unique and busy forum of knitters who share links to their favorite free patterns from all over the web. Don’t be surprised if you pick up a few valuable knitting tips from the knowledgeable users along the way!
WEBS – one of the largest online yarn stores in the country also has an extensive collection of free patterns from all the major yarn lines they sell.
DROPS Design – If you can’t find the pattern you want here, it doesn’t exist. Over 50,000 free knitting and crochet patterns along with some great yarns.
Lion Brand Yarn – Lion brand develops some great patterns and their online pattern finder makes searching them easy.
I couldn’t stop here, here’s one more favorite pattern site!
Knitting Pattern Central – Although a little more difficult to search, this not to be missed pattern directory has lots of patterns you won’t find elsewhere. Be warned – set a timer to keep you on task.