Plarn Projects: Reusable Grocery Bag - Free Knitting Pattern

Print Plarn Projects Reusable Grocery Bag Pattern NowI am super-dee-duper into environmentally sound living.  I have to remind myself, sometimes, that I am a human living in a very, disposable world.  While I want to do everything, I have to admit I can't.  BUT...I do as much as I can to support the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle movement.Unfortunately, if I am honest, sometimes I use paper plates and plastic spoons.  For me, it is a RARE occasion.  Like a 50th anniversary party, and I am the host.  That doesn't tend to come around too often.But, like most people, I also often buy jars and tubs of foods at the grocery store.  Ketchup, chocolate syrup, salsa...these things come in containers that could potentially be recycled (though, for us, glass takes a little more work than it used to).  However, often times, they are so caked with goo I just don't take the time to clean and recycle.  (It seems nearly impossible!)Additionally, I have an affinity for burning candles in the eveni…

Best of Pinterest - Free Knitting Winter 2019

Here are ten winter finds I discovered on Pinterest that actually follow through to real, free knitting pattern links.  Many of the legit Pinterest "free patterns" I find come from Ravelry, so I highly recommend any serious knitter create a free account.
The Chalice by Karen S. Lauger

© Lykkefanten

BABY BLANKETS!!!  Because I LOVE babies.  I already have a couple of special lace blankets knit up and awaiting a potential future grandchild.  😂 But seriously, The Chalice by Karen S. Lauger is a must try.  After all...there will always be babies in need of some snuggly comfort!  💕  I particularly like the way the color flows in Lykkefanten's version, as pictured.

Knitted Elf Slippers by Craft Foxes

Look, I did not do a test knit on the pattern to make sure it is well done...but these slippers look too fun to NOT try.  Besides, after 19 years of knitting, it is the process I care about...much more than the product.  This however, might just be THE product to boast …

Free Knitting Pattern: Quick Cable Boot Cuffs

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Materials Yarn: 1 skein Vanna’s Choice or Loops and Threads, Impeccable Needles: 4 Size 7 dpn (or size to obtain gauge) Gauge: 11 sts per 4 inches in Single Rib Stitch

Instructions (Make 2) 1       1.  CO 48 sts.Join in round.          2.  K in single rib for 6 rounds.          3.  Repeat cable round 3 times. Cable Round (5 round repeat) Rows 1-4: *K4, P2* repeat across round. Row 5: *C2B (Put 2 ss on cable needle, hold to back, K2, K2 from cable needle), P2* repeat across round.

4. *K4, P2*repeat across round for 4 rounds.     5.  K in single rib for 5 rounds.   BO.     6.  Sew in ends.

Captivate Fingerless Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Great news!  Since I have been delayed in adding to my knitting blog, I decided to make this one a freebie.  Happy Knitting!


Kristen Shanna FingerlessGloves

5 sts and 8 rows per in

Materials US size 5 double pointed needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Instructions 1.CO36 2.Knit 6 garter rounds (k1 round, p 1round). 3.Next round: k4, m1 (repeat toend). 4.Knit in 4x1 rib for 5 rounds. 5.Cable front (for 2nd glove, cableback) 6.Repeat step 4 and 5 onetime.

Shape Thumb Gusset
1.Make 2 at the beginning of the next round. Place marker. Continuein 4x1 pattern to the end of theround. 2.Purl 2.  Continue in 4x1 rib to the end of theround. 3.Continue increasing at the beginning and just before the marker onevery other round to maintain the thumb gusset increase, while maintaining a 4x1 rib with a cable every 6th round on the rest of the glove. Purl the thumb stitches on every other round to maintain a garter stitch. Increase until thumb gusset is 14 stitches. (You may want to add a need…

Eden's Sweater - Free Knitting Pattern

Some people like to plan carefully and get things right the first time.  I am impatient, and I just want to knit.  So, when my daughter asked me for a sweater.  I just dove right in. 

Here's the thing.  I don't really know how the yarn will fall until I try things out.  And I am 20 years in on this whole knitting thing.  I long ago realized I am WAY more into the process than the product.  So, I don't mind ripping out and starting over until I get it right. 

I mean...immediate frustration upon realizing I've knit for about 8 hours and it's not going to work is imminent.  But then, I just shake it off and remind myself, "Well, that just means more knitting for me!" And, oh.  That's a good thing.

This project started out as a request.  My 14 year old daughter wanted a sweater.  Now, I have just about had it with requests from my kids.  Because I have knit an untold number of items that were seldom used.  That is ever so frustrating.

And I've been t…

Cotton Washcloth Baby Bib - Free Knitting Pattern

This little gem doubles as a bib and washcloth.I designed it when our youngest was a baby.It’s perfect for that transition phase to solids…such a messy time!Use it as a bib for feeding, rinse and use it to clean up.


Materials: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (or equivalent) cotton yarn (1 skein makes approximately 2 bibs), darning needle; 1/2 in. button, thread and needle

Needles: US size 7
Gauge: 20 sts. = 4 in. in stockinette
Finished Measurements: (Does not have to be exact…just close.) Width – 6.5 in. Height to neck – 4.5 in.               Neck strap height (neck to end) – 7 in.
Instructions 1.Cast on 30 sts. 2.Knit in garter stitch until work measures 4.5 in. 3.(Right side) Knit 8, place these stitches on holder, bind off --, knit 8. Finish neck strap 4.Knit 8 stitches. 5.Knit 2 together, k6. 6.Knit all sts. 7.Continue knitting in stockinette until the strap measures 6.5 inches.  8.(Right side) K3, yarn over, k4. 9.K4, k2tog, k2. 10.K3 rows. 11.Bind off on right side. Finish button strap 12.Knit 8 s…

Star Wars Knitting Patterns - Free

A Knitting Blog by Kristen Shanna

Rogue One Hat by Mrs. Luedeke
I love the colors in this Rogue One Hat knitting pattern, and since my husband happens to be a huge Star Wars fan, I may just have to make this one.  It is provided free of charge on Mrs. Luedeke's lovely blog.  I couldn't help but peruse the site a bit to find the knitting pattern for that adorable Pokemon Go hat she is modeling on her main page.  I may have to link that in another blog...super cute...and another popular theme around this house.

Space Princess Hat by Fiber Flux
I have to be honest.  I have a tendency to turn up my nose at anything faux.  I would always rather have the natural - the real thing.  I favor all things genuine. (Did I ever mention that I used to pretend I ground my own grain to make those microwaveable chimichangas that sustained me through my childhood?  So odd...I know.  That's just my nerdy interpretation of fun.  I also organized my crayon box by colors...frequently...)  Given th…