Beginner Friendly Knitting Patterns

Easy Knitting Patterns and Projects for Beginners

If you’re on the hunt for beginner friendly knitting patterns, then you’ve come to the right place!

There’s a famous saying that the expert in anything was once a beginner, and  I couldn’t agree more!  Remember that every knitter started with a single stitch, just like you. And while I learned to knit as a child, I took a long break in my teens and 20’s.  When I picked up my needles again after having my own children, I felt incredibly overwhelmed while staring at patterns that weren’t written for anyone who hasn’t been consistently knitting for years!  What I needed were clear instructions with pictures of how my work should look as I progressed.

So, if you’re feeling a bit intimidated as a new knitter, then I got you!  The beginner-friendly patterns below will hopefully put those fears to rest.  I designed each pattern to be clear and straightforward with lots of photos so that you can follow along and see what your work should look like as you go.  Some of the projects even have video tutorials to guide you through the stitches.  You’ll find that with each row you complete, your confidence and abilities will grow, bringing you closer to mastering the art of knitting.

Please don’t hesitate to dive in! Scroll down, find a pattern that inspires you, and start your knitting adventure today. All patterns are shared for free on this site, making it easy for you to access and enjoy.

October Knit Scarf Pattern

You will love this pattern if you’d like to move beyond simple knits and purls and practice the basic kfb (knit front and back), and k2tog (knit two together) stitches. Since you’ll be repeating the same 4 rows over and over, you will be confident in your ability to work a simple increase and decrease by the time you finish your scarf!

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Basketweave Baby Blanket – Knitting Pattern

If you love working with chunky yarn, then I think you’re really going to enjoy this simple chunky basketweave baby blanket knitting pattern! I designed this baby blanket to be easy for beginner knitters, yet still fun for anyone who loves to knit, regardless of skill level. And, because it is knit with chunky yarn, this blanket builds up quickly – leaving you with a sense of accomplishment even after knitting just a few rows!

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A Modern Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

If you’re a new knitter, then you’ll be happy to hear that this pattern only requires that you can knit and purl – no other special techniques required. And since this blanket is knit with a worsted weight yarn, it builds up fairly quickly.

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Knit Dish Towel Pattern

The pattern for these towels is easy enough for novice knitters, but also lots of fun. As you complete each row, you’ll see the diamond lattice form, which is so satisfying! The resulting towel is classic, modern, and stylish. It will compliment whichever decor style you appreciate, and liven up any kitchen. These towels are also long enough to hang easily over your oven door. You can use them to dry your hands, dishes, counter tops… whatever you see fit!

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Beginner Friendly Knit Blanket

This beginner friendly pattern creates a gorgeous blanket that looks amazing draped over your sofa, bed, or favourite arm chair. Made entirely with knits and purls, you’ll enjoy the simplicity and ease of this pattern, whether you are new to knitting or just looking for a relaxing project to cozy up with.

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Houndstooth Hat Knit Pattern

My name is Alnaar, and I’m the designer behind Leelee Knits. I personally design, photograph, write up, and share each of the knitting and crochet patterns that you’ll find on this site.

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