We’ve rounded up 50 knitting and crochet patterns that you can download for free! Simply click on a picture and the pattern is yours to keep. Happy crafting!
UNICORN HOBBY HORSE
Nicknamed ‘Mr Balloons’ by our adorable model Izzy, our spectacular rainbow-striped hobby unicorn, is truly a sight to behold. With stunning curly locks and a pretty bow, this project is for crocheters who are ready to take the next step in their crafting. Make sure to post pictures of yours on our Facebook and Twitter pages – we can’t wait to see.
Say hello to little Rolo the raccoon. If you’re ready to take the next step in your crafting this knitted raccoon toy is the perfect choice for you. When creating the legs, Sachiyo advises to sew in overcast stitches from the tip and use mattress stitch to close his tummy. This project uses safety eyes, but if gifting to a child, it’s worth swapping them for large French knots.
These adorable little amigurumi insects are the perfect project for a crochet beginner. Each one should take about an hour to complete so why not put your feet up and have a crafty afternoon to create your creepy crawlies? You could even make extras of each and switch up your colours for a bright selection of makes.
You’ll love making our on-trend knitting project. It’s a great way of practising short rows and a wrap and turn. Once he’s finished pop him on the craft shelf so he can admire the crafty goings-on – it’s a great way of staying inspired!
Knit little Harriet tonight! We’re obsessed with this cute character by Sachiyo Ishii, and the best thing about her is that she looks great in any colourway.
Sachiyo Ishii has done it again! Aren’t these oceanic creatures delightful? They’re very simple to make, so are ideal if you’re a knitting beginner. Start off with the small jellyfish and perfect the end result before moving onto the larger versions. Make sure to leave long tails of about 10-15cm at the cast-on and fastened-off ends to ensure the sewing up is nice and easy. Enjoy!
Wrapped in their cosy pom-pom scarves, Millie and Maggie the pint-sized teddies are so much fun to make. The adorable duo are the perfect companions for adults and children alike and we can’t wait to craft them for our friends and family. The clever design allows you to knit the arms and legs at the same time as the body, saving you from sewing them up afterwards.
HOT AIR BALLOONS
Throw your hook to the sky with Sarah Shrimpton’s colourful crochet hot air balloon patterns. They’re ideal little projects if you’re dreaming of lovely days in the sunshine. Hang them at different lengths from your ceiling to create a home accessory that will really wow your guests; they’d be particularly wonderful in a baby’s room as a mobile.
They may grow up to be fearsome, but right now they’re super cute! Liz Ward’s dragon and egg crochet patterns are the perfect introduction to amigurumi. Using simple increases and decreases, this cute pair are great for beginners and can be made in a couple of evenings. You only need to stuff the head, body and tail, as the limbs are sewn on without any filling.
Josie is brilliantly eye-catching for newborns. Just omit the buttons and embroider eyes instead if you’re knitting for a youngster. Make sure you stuff the head and body firmly so the neck is supportive enough. Who will you make Josie for?
Our adorable trio is a far cry from those mischievous molluscs found in your garden. Instead, these knitted snails are vibrant and smiley, plus they’re incredibly simple to make. Each snail is worked in the same way, however there are slight adaptations so keep an eye out for the various colour combinations.
Dive into the crochet pool and let your hook do the swimming with this fantastic pattern. The vibrant summery yarns and simple stitches in Heather Gibbs’ sea-worthy project make it a joy to stitch.
In this digital age, words don’t always express exactly what we want to say – which is why we love sending smileys and emoticons in our messages. These adorable emojis are both quick and easy to knit, and will make unique gifts for your loved ones.
This pattern by Hannah Cooper shows just how special ombré yarn really is. Check out that colourful tummy and frill! Tommy is really lovely to make – most body parts are created with simple increases and decreases.
Get your claws into Irene Strange’s cute little cat. She loves playing with your wool and keeping an eye on you whilst you make beautiful creations in your craft room. Remember to post your finished makes on our Facebook and Twitter pages so we can see what you’ve been up to. Happy crocheting!
Have a whale of a time working on our new pattern and sharpen up your stuffing and sewing skills at the same time. SACHIYO ISHII’s deep blue creation is perfect for both beginners and experienced knitters alike. You’ll need 20g of DK in each shade
Our adorable little friend is the perfect companion for children and adults alike. When he’s not burying your knitting needles in the garden, he likes to sit upon your craft shelf and admire all the creative goings-on. Remember when working the tummy to use the intarsia method, using both ends of your yarn ball and crossing the yarns to avoid any holes.
ARLO THE ASTRONAUT
Crochet Arlo the astronaut today! This super cute project by Hannah Cooper is part of our Lost In Space crochet-along series!
Finish your three-part crochet along with Alfie the alien and his UFO! It’s the perfect surprise gift for someone space-obsessed.
FIZZ THE LLAMA
With his long eyelashes, snazzy saddle and glittery body, Fizz the knitted llama is a big hit with all the lady llamas. Knit your own fancy fella with our easy-to-follow pattern, trying out Fair Isle, stocking stitch and simple increases and decreases in the process.
You won’t believe how giddy we are at having our very own Let’s Get Crafting superhero. She’s powerful, happy to save the day, and stylish – just look at the multicoloured hair that Heather Gibbs created with this issue’s special ombré yarn. Thank you to Em Day, who named our superhero Daphne on Facebook. Be sure to check out our page to name any future toys!
Ever since Planet Earth, the nation has been obsessed with sloths. So, naturally here’s a Let’s Get Crafting edition complete with realistic – ahem – shades of pink and purple. The arms and legs pop open with snap fasteners, so Heather Gibbs’ creation can flit between trees or simply take a seat somewhere comfy.
Whether you fancy a Strawberry Delight or a Banana Dream, we’ve got the pattern for you. We can’t guarantee that Heather Gibbs’ tasty treats will bring the boys to the yard, but they will definitely take pride of place in your home. All the parts are worked in continuous rounds without joining, so place a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round so you don’t get lost.
ELVIS THE ELEPHANT
No one parties like this little elephant! This toy makes the perfect birthday gift, you could even personalise his intarsia jumper.
VOILET THE MERMAID
As Sebastian the crab would say: darlin’ it’s better, down where it’s wetter. Our mermaid – designed by Ella Austin – is living proof of that, and will delight all who lay eyes upon her. We’ve named ours Violet after her gorgeously big hair, which is really easy to replicate. Her tail, torso and head are made in one fell swoop, meaning less sewing up at the end – yay!
Heather Gibbs has wowed us with her keepsake doll, named Peaches, and interchangeable outfits. Many parts of this pattern are worked without joining in continuous rounds, so be sure to place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch to clearly show the start of the round.
BELLA AND BASIL
A budgie’s heart beats over 300 times a minute. In the case of Basil, it beats only for his beloved Bella. This gorgeous loved-up pair by Susie Johns, made in DK yarn, would make a superb Valentine’s gift for someone special.
KANGAROO AND JOEY
Start your amigurumi journey with a hop, skip and a jump. If you’ve admired amigurumi from afar but are yet to give it a go, Irene strange’s project has your name on it. Her mother and baby kangaroo use the technique’s four most common stitches - hurrah! Once you’ve mastered them, you’ll have the confidence to try any pattern. Mama Roo has been designed so that Baby Roo can be popped inside her pouch. What are you waiting for? Hop to it!
Get started on toymaking with these fabulous flightless birds! This colourful duo of ostriches wouldn’t fit in too well in their natural habitat, but they’ll run the show on your shelf. The straightforward pattern by Sachiyo Ishii gives you the opportunity to make a toy simply, whilst still impressing.
This cute teddy is the perfect, cosy companion for little ones and adults alike. The different sections in Heather Gibbs’ patterns are worked without joining and in continuous rounds, so it’s best to place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch so that you don’t lose your place. We can’t wait to see how yours turns out!
Go on a forest adventure with Skippy the knitted squirrel – this woodland favourite is the perfect knitting project for new crafters.
CLOWN FISH AND FRIENDS
Owning an aquarium can be hard work, so these maintenance-free critters are a great alternative. Knit a colourful clownfish, cute tang fish and anemone. The projects mostly involve working with DK yarn doubled, which is where two strands are held together to create a thicker yarn.
Sachiyo Ishii’s chicks are the cutest, fluffiest things we ever did see. Grab your needles and some fluffy yarn and watch an entire nestful materialise right before your eyes. If you’re crafting a chick for a small child, omit the feet so it’s just a squishy toy for them to enjoy this Easter.
MONKEY AND SHEEP TOYS
The possibilities are endless with our interchangeable friends You can swap all of the body parts on our Sheep and Monkey, and that’s just the beginning – by changing small elements or even mixing up your colours completely, you can create a brand new animal every time with Irene Strange’s clever project.
Have a go at crocheting this adorable little guy for your loved ones to cuddle and cherish forever. Terry makes the perfect companion for the kiddies, and is guaranteed to instantly light up their faces. Hannah Cooper’s project is ideal for beginners and will get you crafting in no time.
Crisp and crunchy, soft and sweet, red or green – whatever your preference, our irresistible duo is sure to make an adorable addition to your fruit bowl.
Sachiyo Ishii’s little birdies, Jenny and Jodie, will add a burst of colour to your home or delight a little one. They’re knitted in simple stitches, so you’ll be able to whip them up in no time at all. Why not make a baby bird to add to the family too? If you’d prefer to make their wings positionable, try adding wire.
Esmerelda the romantic frog was created by Liz Ward and is very simple to recreate. This project would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day. Use any DK-weight yarn for this great stash-busting creation.
SHERBERT THE BEAR
At over 20cm tall, Sherbet is just the right size for children to hug. While the patchwork effect looks complicated, it involves only simple intarsia colourwork. Follow Sachiyo’s instructions to make up the bear so the end result looks neat, professional and ready to be loved.
CROCODILE PENCIL CASE
Despite his impressive appearance and powerful jaws, Mister Snaps is known up and down the river for being a big softie. So much so, he keeps all of the pencils that his fish friends find safe in his mouth and even sharpens them with his teeth! Mainly worked in four-row colour stripes, you can mix and match the colours of Irene Strange’s cheeky croc to personalise this fun pencil case that younger relatives will love taking to school.
Lucky brings back memories of heading to the local farm as a child to give the lovely lambs a big ol’ squish. It’s one of the best Easter pastimes by far. Our endearing cuddly, designed by Heather Gibbs, provides the same level of cuteness but without that distinctive farmyard smell. Bonus! The puff stitch sections mimic soft lambswool perfectly – why not give it a go?
Little George is the perfect gift for loved ones at Easter. Make sure to leave 10-15cm tails at the end of each piece of it will help aid the sewing up process. When working the stripes on the jumper, you don’t need to cut the yarn every time you change colour; simply carry the unused length up the side of the work.
Throw a fiesta with Fiona Goble’s woolly trio. Featuring fluffy hair and rainbow fur, this little family will brighten up your day.
SNOWY THE DACHSHUND
We squealed with delight when Snowy arrived in LGC HQ – we just love his furry Snow Drop body and ears. This beginner project makes such a unique Christmas gift for your loved ones – we’re adding him to our wish list as we speak! When he’s not busy lighting up faces with huge grins, he loves to cause mischief in the snow.
Check out the cheeky grin on our wondrous elf – it’s enough to get anyone excited for this year’s festivities! Heather Gibbs’ design is very simple to whip up, which means you can go to town on those finishing touches – for us, it’s the pointy ears and jingly-jangly bells that make him elf-alicious.
CROCHET CHRISTMAS PUDDING
Decked with a sprig of holly and a drizzling of cream, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the traditional festive pudding. Hannah Cooper’s delightful treat looks good enough to eat and will certainly add a touch of merriment to your home.
Sachiyo Ishii’s knitted trio certainly won’t melt come summer – so what better project to get started on for Christmas? They’re really easy to make, so you’ll have plenty of time to finish them off before the big day.
Sachiyo Ishii’s little character is a wonderful stocking filler to wake up to on Christmas morning – he’s best gifted with some warm cookies to nibble on! We advise you to leave at least 10cm tails at the beginning and end of each piece. That’s only if you can get through the project though, because he looks good enough to eat! Give him a try tonight.
RITA AND ROBBIE
Sachiyo Ishii’s adorable Christmas duo love nothing more than cuddling up to sing the morning chorus on a crisp winter’s day. Decked out in their cosy bobble hats, these Robin Redbreasts make the perfect companions for a chum this Yuletide. This project is worked in simple stitches and is ideal for beginners.
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