Emilee Speaks: Top 5 Online Resources for FREE Knitting Patterns

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Top 5 Online Resources for FREE Knitting Patterns





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Sometimes with knitting, much like writing, you hit a road block.  Run out of ideas, need inspiration.  I have compiled a list of my favorite resources to locate free knitting patterns.  If you can't find inspiration from these 5 places, I don't think you'll find it anywhere! 

||1} Pinterest
This might seem pretty obvious, but you'd be surprised at how often people forget to utilize Pinterest to it's full capacity.  I recently saw someone on Facebook ask for crock pot recipe ideas.  Another person commented and suggest Pinterest.  I don't know about you, but Pinterest is my go-to for most things.  I have several things pinned onto my Knitting board.  There are a ton of free knitting patterns on Pinterest.

||2} Ravelry
After Pinterest, Ravelry is my favorite place to locate free patterns.  I love the community on Ravelry.  Not only are there lots of free patterns, knitter's can comment about a pattern, get help on it, talk about it's difficulty level, etc.  Think of it as a social media site for knitters.  It's a wonderful site.

||3} Yarn Brand Websites
Whether you hop over to Lion Brand or Red Heart, you're bound to find something!  Think of it as an archive for all those little pull tag paper patterns in the craft store next to the yarn.

||4} Yarnspirations
Yarnspirations is like Ravelry & Yarn Brand websites in one.  I personally prefer Ravelry [I find the Yarnspiration site a little annoying to use] but A LOT of people love this site.  You should definitely check it out && make your own decision.  They do have tons of free patterns and inspiration.

||5} Knit Picks
Knit Picks is a fantastic tool for knitters.  Not only does it have free patterns, you can shop for yarn, accessories, books, and kits.  

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I also highly recommend finding a good Facebook group for knitters.  I'm involved in several.  It's a great way to meet fellow knitters, see other's WIP, and share patterns.  Also, the knitting subreddit is a FANTASTIC place to interact with fellow knitters.  It's a wonderful community. Lastly, I highly recommend checking out the Vogue Knitting website.  They have lots of free patterns available.  

I hope this helps inspire you when you get "knitting block".  What are you favorite places to find free patterns?


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2 comments:

  1. It's that time of year again...yay! I love the simple scarves and hats that you can whip up in a hour or two or during a movie or show. One of my sites is http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/ . Sometimes they lead you back to the sites you've mentioned above, but it's a good resource.

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to check that one out! <333

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