10 Free Crochet & Knit Patterns for Instant Gratification

Yay! I am excited to have something very special for you today!

I have hand-selected ten free crochet and knit patterns.  

I found these patterns on Ravelry, and each is crafted in either DK or worsted weight yarn and can be made with between 150 and 300 yards of yarn.  They are perfect stash busters or 1-2 skein projects.  I love these projects for instant gratification.  Making a perfect gift by hand doesn’t have to take a long time!

Ten Free Crochet & Knit Patterns RoundUp Sheep Thrills Yarn Shop Shops Store Broward County @sheepthrillsfl by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread

Aren’t they gorgeous?

Read on to find out more about these patterns and add them to your favorite and queue on Ravelry.  If you decide to make one, please let Sheep Thrills know!  It’s so exciting!

image used with permisison (c) Erin Chastain-Harris
image used with permission (c) Erin Chastain-Harris

Beginning in the top, left-hand corner, and moving to the right, the first row contains the inspiring Morticia Chevron Cowl by Erin Chastain-Harris.  It is a free download from her Ravelry Store.  With 81 projects on Ravelry, this pattern has taken off!  Crocheted in less than 200 yards of worsted weight, it’s a quick treasure!

image used with permisison (c) Jennifer Adams
image used with permission (c) Jennifer Adams

Next is the knitted hat called Graham by Jennifer Adams.  It is also a free download on Ravelry.  With over 4600 projects on Ravelry, I think it’s safe to say this is a popular project.  Taking 220 yards of worsted weight yarn to knit helps it to become an addictive one-skein project!  Read more about it on Nutty Irishman Knits.

image used with permisison (c) Galzanne Knits
image used with permission (c) Galzanne Knits

Moving right along we find the luscious, knitted Garland Cowl by Galzanne Knits.  Easy to just throw on over a t-shirt and jeans or to pair with a pea coat and skirt combo, this cowl pattern can be downloaded for free on Ravelry or purchased as part of an e-book.  More patterns = more love! 🙂  With 820 projects on Ravelry, this accessory is making major waves in the yarn world and will take 240 yards or less of worsted weight.  Galzanne Knits is also a Ravelry group with free pattern support, so check out your single skeins to find the perfect match!

image used with permisison (c) Sara Elizabeth Kellner
image used with permisison (c) Sara Elizabeth Kellner

In the second row, we begin with an adorable knit sweater for baby!  Henry’s Sweater is the cutest little piece for the wee ones from Rabbit Hole Knits.  Available in 3-6 month and 6-12 month sizes, you can make this your go-to gift for expectant moms.  It is a free download that was knit over 450 times on Ravelry in 400 yards of worsted weight yarn or less.   This project is the perfect opportunity to splurge on a really special, superwash, hand-dyed yarn from Sheep Thrills.  We even have adorable buttons in store to complete the look.

image used with permisison (c) Sarah Lora
image used with permission (c) Sarah Lora

In the middle of the second row, we have a glamorous crocheted shrug for you, a teenage niece, or both!  The Glam Girl Shrug by Sarah Lora takes only 240 yards of DK weight yarn or less!  The open crochet work makes for a quick and satisfying crochet experience.  It has been crocheted over 50 times on Ravelry and you can access the free pattern by linking to Ball Hank n’ Skein here or from her Ravelry page.

image used with permission (c) Kris Basta - Kriskrafter, LLC
image used with permission (c) Kris Basta – Kriskrafter, LLC

Rounding out the second row we have my top choice for this round-up!  Something about this pretty knit, the Gallatin Scarf by Kris Basta of Kriskrafter, LLC just grabbed me.  I am not the only one because there are over 1500 Ravelers who have knit this beautiful accessory.  It’s hard to believe it takes under 200 yards of worsted weight yarn!  This is the time to splurge on the beautiful, silken yarn you’ve been eyeing.  🙂  The free pattern can be accessed on Kriskrafter blog, or by linking from the pattern’s Ravelry page.

image used with permission (c) Kim Guzman
image used with permission (c) Kim Guzman

Are you hooked yet?  I am absolutely over the moon for the next pattern!  Designed by crochet powerhouse Kim Guzman, Favorite Beanie for Men is a pattern you can crochet over and over.  Taking about 200 yards of worsted weight, this is a perfect way to crochet away your stash & impulse yarn buys.  When you’re done, you have a great gift for a guy, a gal, or yourself!  You can link to the free pattern on Crochet Kim or from the pattern’s Rav page.

image used with permission (c) Tamara Kelly
image used with permission (c) Tamara Kelly

I always need one of these, so I really wanted to include a drink holder in this roundup.  Crochet mogol Tamara Kelly of Moogly designed the cute & functional Stainless Steel Water Bottle Sling.  Taking as little as 100 yards of worsted weight yarn, this is a great project for partial skeins from your stash.  With over 100 projects proudly displayed by Ravelers, it’s a great project that fills a need and expresses your creativity.  You can find the pattern on Moogly Blog, or link from the pattern page on Ravelry.

Tosh.  Need I say more?  

image used with permission (c) Antonia Shankland
image used with permission (c) Antonia Shankland

The honey cowl was designed by Antonia Shankland for Madelinetosh.  It’s incredibly gorgeous.  I mean really, really pretty.  Knit in 225-440 yards of DK weight yarn, it’s the perfect 1 or 2 skein knit.  As a free download on Ravelry it’s gotten a lot of play, with nearly 20,000  (Yes, you read that right) almost 20,000 projects knit.  The pattern provides instructions for four different sizes.  I think this one is really addictive.  Why not knit all four?  Oh yeah.  There’s a matching hat, too.

image used with permission (c) Crochet Kitten
image used with permission (c) Crochet Kitten

The final pattern is something cute for a seafaring child.  You can make a mermaid or merman happy with this adorable crocheted skirt/fishtail.  The pattern A Little Mermaid was designed by Crochet Kitten and is available for free on CrochetKitten.com.  The project takes from 220 yards of worsted weight yarn and up with increasing sizes ranging from 2T to 16.  That’s pretty comprehensive.  It’s the perfect opportunity to make something fun for a kid!

Thank you to each and every designer for their permission to use these images on the blog.  

As always, thanks for reading the blog!  If you liked this free pattern round-up, please share this post with a friend through email or social media!  We’d love to see you in the store, so remember we can be found at 4725 N. University Drive in Lauderhill, FL 33351.  Feel free to give us a call at (855) YARNS-4-U or check out our website at sheepthrillsfl.com.

We strive to be one of your favorite Broward County yarn shops!

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