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Free Knifty Knitter Patterns

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Free Loom Patterns

When I bought my first set of Knifty Knitter brand looms, they came with no instructions or patterns. That was years ago. I searched for free patterns online, hoping to find something to make with my new looms. It was very difficult to find patterns or instructions for these looms.

Now, I designing pages collecting patterns for these Knifty Knitter looms. Some of them are mine, I wrote them myself with trial and error, others are from knitter blogs and the Provo Craft website.

I think it's also important to note that "Knifty Knitter" is a specific brand of loom made in China and previously distributed in the U.S. by Provo Craft. There are other brands of looms, such as Boye and Darice. The other brands are compatible with these patterns, just be sure to substitute the looms by size, rather than color. For example, the blue round loom in this set is 5 inches wide. The Boye round loom set has a 5 inch loom, but it is green. You will want to choose a loom that is the same size as the loom called for in the pattern.

Photo by HSSchulte

Knifty Knitter Hat

Knifty Knitter Hat

Hat Pattern

for the Yellow Round Loom

This is a quick and easy hat pattern that is perfect for the beginner. If you've never made a hat on the Knifty Knitter looms, you can still do this in an hour or two. Many people mention that it has holes. Look closely at the picture, it's supposed to be that way. It has a lacy look, probably best suited for women's hats.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

*2 skeins of worsted weight yarn

*knifty knitter hook

*a round knifty knitter loom (Yellow = XL adult hat, Green = small adult hat, Red = child or baby hat, Blue = infant or preemie hat)

Free Knifty Knitter Hat Pattern

Hat Pattern Booklet by Provo Craft

This is a 16 page pamphlet that comes packed full of instructions for making hats on the adult hat loom. This loom is a specialty loom by Provo Craft and it doesn't come as part of any set. You have to order it individually.

Scarf Pattern - for the Pink Long Loom


This is my free scarf pattern for the Knifty Knitter loom. It took me approximately 8 hours to make it. It is tube knitted, by going around the pink long loom in a continuous spiral. Since the pink loom is 10 inches and the knit draws in slightly when removed from the loom, this scarf is about 8 inches wide. Because it's tube knit, it will not curl at the edges. It's also double thickness. The no wrap stitch is used and because of that, the knit is quite dense and warm.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

*a crochet hook

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*a skein of medium weight yarn

*knifty knitter hook

*pink knifty knitter loom (10 inch loom)

Free Scarf Pattern


Sachet Pattern

for the Blue Round Loom

This is one of my own patterns. The little sachet was made using the smallest Knifty Knitter round loom. It wash knitted using a cast on drawstring to cinch the bottom closed, then the "no wrap," stitch is used to knit the sachet. Chain stitch a cord approximately 12 inches long to tie the sachet closed with a bow. This is a simple pattern to get a the beginner started loom knitting. Some basic crochet skills and a crochet hook are needed. I use the sachets in my bathroom. I find that using cotton yarn allows the sachet to breathe and exchange air more freely for freshening the room.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

*Knifty Knitter hook

*Worsted weight yarn

*A crochet hook

*Knifty Knitter blue loom (5 inch round)

Sachet Pattern for the Loom


Baby Blanket Pattern

for the Red Round Loom

This is one of the patterns available for free on the Provo Craft website. It is designed specifically with the Knifty Knitter looms in mind. The patterns says 3-5 hours, but that makes me laugh. There is no way the most experienced loom knitter can finish this in less than several weeks. Be prepared for the blanket to take a while, but It's worth it because it makes a warm, cozy gift for those new blessings.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will Need:

*Red Round Loom (Any loom with 32 or more pegs)

*Yarn Hook

*15 skeins worsted weight yarn in 4 colors of your choice (You will be knitting with two yarns at one time.)

Baby Blanket Pattern Loom

Afghan Pattern Booklet by Provo Craft

This is another 16 page pamphlet, or booklet, distributed by Provo Craft specifically for use with their brand of loom. It details many types of stitches that are ideal for afghans. It also has several afghan patterns. The looms used to knit the patterns in this booklet are the long looms seen below.


Mittens Pattern

Free for the Knifty Knitter Blue Round Loom

This is a basic pattern for mittens. They are made on the smallest blue loom. The mittens can be finished in about 3-8 hours. These instructions are good for new loom knitters making their first pair of mittens, as they are pretty easy to follow and can be done quickly. Make your kiddos a pair, they'll love 'em.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

  • knifty knitter hook
  • 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn
  • yarn needle
  • blue knifty knitter loom (5.5 inch loom)

Mittens Pattern

Figure 8 Wrap Scarf - Free Pattern for the Knifty Knitter Pink Long Loom


This is the method for making a scarf described in the free instruction that come with the long looms. It's referred to as the eight wrap stitch in loom knitting because you wrap back and forth across the loom in a figure 8 pattern. This is a very fast way to knit a scarf and you can be finished in 4-6 hours. Because it is "double panel knit," or knit across both rakes of the long loom, it will not roll or curl. Double panel knit is always a great way to make blankets, scarves or other warm knit items that you want to have lay flat around the edges. It will not ever roll or curl.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

*knifty knitter hook

*1-2 skeins of worsted weight yarn

*Knifty Knitter Pink Loom (10 inches long)

Free Pattern to Make a Scarf

Baby Blanket - Free Knifty Knitter Loom Baby Blanket Pattern


This is my own design. I made this blanket using the fashion stitch. It's knitted as two long panels that change colors halfway down. After knitting two individual panels on the long blue loom, you sew them together using a hidden seam down the middle of the blanket. Made from baby yarn, it's a warm and cozy baby or toddler blanket. This pattern would also make a nice throw or lap robe. It measures 3 feet by 3 feet when finished.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

*Knifty Knitter hook

*4 skeins Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Pink

*4 skeins Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Green

*1 Yarn Needle

* Blue Long Loom Knifty Knitter loom by Provo Craft(22 inches)

* 20 feet of Ribbon

Free Baby Blanket Pattern for the Blue Long Loom

Infant Blanket - Blue Long Loom Baby Pattern


This is a quick infant blanket pattern for the longest Knifty Knitter loom. It features the fashion stitch which is beautiful and bulky. It's a nice infant blanket for winter. It fits perfectly in across a bassinet or infant car seat. It took me about 5 minutes to knit each row and there are 100 rows. Adding in time for the crocheted edges, this baby blanket will require approximately 8 hours of your time.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

*Knifty Knitter hook

*2 skeins of white worsted weight yarn

*crochet hook

*Knifty Knitter long blue loom (22 inches)

Free Infant Blanket Pattern

Favorite Knifty Knitter Scarf - Honeycomb Stitch for the Pink Long Loom


This is my favorite free scarf pattern. I love it because I'm partial to the stitch. It features the honeycomb stitch which is beautiful, bulky and quick for knitting. The honeycomb stitch is also a double panel stitch, so the scarf won't curl at the edges. Yes, that is important! If you've ever made a scarf or blanket from flat panel knit that curls, you know it's an epic fail. This stitch is a bit more complicated than the other stitches and will take a bit of time to understand the wrap used. Once the wrap is mastered, it's easy peasy! The scarf requires about 8 hours of your time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

*knifty knitter hook

*2 skeins of worsted weight yarn

*crochet hook

*knifty knitter loom (9.5 inch long loom)

Free Scarf Pattern

Stocking Cap with Brim

A Brimmed Stocking Cap

These instructions step you through how to make a basic stocking cap with a brim. The technique used to make the brim can also be used to make cuffs on sweaters, or socks. You knit several rows and then pull the first row back up to the loom, doubling it over to create 2 thicknesses in the process. Once you know how to use this technique the possibilities are endless. Use it to turn the edges of a blanket for a finished look.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

*knifty knitter hook

*2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver used in photo)

*crochet hook

*Knifty Knitter loom (9 inch round, green)

YouTube Instructions for the Brimmed Stocking Cap


Choosing the Right Loom

Are you wondering which loom set to buy? Learn which looms are best suited for blankets, scarves, socks or hats. The truth is that you can make just about any project on any loom. New knitters are often surprised to hear that you can make a blanket on a very small round loom that is only 5 inches in diameter. You can also make hats on the small long loom. Anything is possible with a loom, however, some looms are better suited for specific jobs. Round looms for hats and socks, long looms for scarves and blankets.

Choosing a Knifty Knitter Loom

Binding Off a Knifty Knitter Pattern - How to Finish a Knifty Knitter Pattern

"Binding off" is the term used for finishing a Knifty Knitter pattern. Binding off keeps the project from unraveling after it is removed from the Knifty Knitter loom.

Knifty Knitter Loom Patterns

If you are looking for more loom patterns, not found here, consider Kathy Norris' book, "I Can't Believe I'm Loom Knitting."

It is chock full of simple patterns for the beginner, many patterns that cannot be found elsewhere, and all patterns have photos of the finished product. The patterns in this book are intended for any loom, but work wonderfully with the Knifty Knitter brand looms.

Trouble Shooting with the Looms

The patterns on this page are for a specific brand of loom. One of the most frequent problems that I see is people thinking they have "Knifty Knitter" looms when they really don't. This phrase is often used as a generic term for knitting looms and that confuses some people. These patterns work only with the Provo Craft brand and shouldn't be used for any other brand of loom as the sizes may not be the same.

Another problem that I often see is the looms being wrapped to tightly. Wrapping the yarn to tightly around the pegs will make it very difficult to knit. This can be avoided by making an effort to relax the tension a little as you wrap.

Understanding the patterns is sometimes difficult for new loom knitters. When people begin loom knitting they often don't understand the patterns. This is because they don't understand the basic flow of loom knitting. There are 3 general steps: 1. cast on 2. knit 3. cast off. Cast on means to place the first row of yarn on the loom. Cast off means to remove your knit from the loom. I think the easiest way to understand how to knit is simply to watch a few videos. Soon you will realize that all loom knitting projects are knitted in much the same way.

Knifty Knitter Patterns on Video

Click the thumbnails below to scroll through the patterns.

© 2009 hsschulte

Comments on Knifty Knitter Patterns

Yvonne Lewis on October 31, 2019:

Hi, I am trying to find the pattern for the baby cuddlesack pattern. I cannot enter the blog it is featured on. I was wondering if you have any advice. Thank you

teelover on February 23, 2014:

Great patterrns, thanks for sharing !!!

Kcfromkc on January 04, 2014:

I want to make my daughter a winter headband to wear instead of a hat. Do you know of a pattern or could I just start out like a hat but bind off with a finished edge & make it as wide as I need?

anonymous on April 18, 2013:

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anonymous on January 03, 2013:

Thank you so much. I just found your page doing a search for Knifty Knitter patterns and am just thrilled!! Bless you for your kindness and hard work!! Now to learn to use them!!!

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on May 12, 2012:

The more I see how pretty these projects turn out, the more I think I should give this kind of knitting a try! Lovely stuff!!

franstan lm on May 11, 2012:

Thank you. I have a Knifty Knitter but no patterns. Blessed.

anonymous on May 06, 2012:

I shared this with my sister who stopped using hers for lack of patterns

anonymous on May 06, 2012:

I shared this with my sister who stopped using hers for lack of patterns

hsschulte (author) on March 24, 2012:

@anonymous: Greg, I sent you email.

AJ from Australia on March 16, 2012:

Did you make anything green for St Patrick's Day?

LouisaDembul on February 24, 2012:

I like these Knifty Knitter Patterns, great inspiration.

hsschulte (author) on February 18, 2012:

@anonymous: Thank you.

hsschulte (author) on November 25, 2011:

@anonymous: Rebecca,

So glad it helped!

hsschulte (author) on November 25, 2011:

@anonymous: Hi Greg,

The looms and Knifty Knitter hook are all sold individually, or in sets, at Amazon.

anonymous on November 20, 2011:

Nice patterns for the Knifty Knitter

anonymous on November 17, 2011:

Do you know where I can buy individual parts of kits rather than the whole kit?

My address is and I live in BC, Canada

anonymous on October 30, 2011:

Thank you soooooo much for all of this information!!!!! I bought two kits of looms and the adult hat loom but the simple instructions that came with the looms didn't give much to go on. While I loved making those patterns, I started trying out new stitch patterns on my own because the originals were a bit simple and I wanted a bit more intricate patterns. I also didn't know know how to make certain stitches on the round looms for scarves and such and this site has helped soo much!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

JodiFromFlorida on October 05, 2011:

Now I need to get a Knifty Knitter!

Angela F from Seattle, WA on September 09, 2011:

Maybe I'll need to put the knifty knitter on my Christmas list - your lens makes it look so fun.

KimGiancaterino on August 14, 2011:

I've never tried knitting, but you make it look fun and easy!

anonymous on July 09, 2011:

Does anyone out there know how to make a boatneck sweater with the knifty knitter loom? I've seen it done at a craft show . I was unable to get the instructions.

ajilcliaen on June 09, 2011:

Wow great lens, thanks for all the patterns!

iamradiantrose on April 15, 2011:

what great fun! I've never seen a nifty knitter before. It looks like a super idea. Great lens, thanx....

norma-holt on April 11, 2011:

Another nice lens on this subject. One day I might try this, top marks

Philippians468 on April 03, 2011:

love the mittens! cheers

ChrissLJ on March 31, 2011:

I love knifty knitters. I teach children how to knit and crochet in a library program and have found them perfect for when children (or adults) don't have the time, patience or fine motor skills needed to work knitting needles or crochet hooks. They also work great for those who already know how to knit and crochet but want to learn a new skill.

Michey LM on March 28, 2011:

Great lens, My Grandma introduce me to Knitting, she was an artist, and I was fascinating as a kid with her knitting Patterns.

Love your lens

UKGhostwriter on March 24, 2011:

I love this lens - so creative!!

hsschulte (author) on March 23, 2011:

@marsha32: Marsha: I'm not sure, but I recently broke some pegs on my largest long loom. As soon as I figure something out, I'll let you know what worked for me.

Lemming13 on February 09, 2011:

I never heard of these before - anything like French knitting dolls? Might be a good way to get my daughter knitting, as she's a bit too impatient with traditional needles.

anonymous on February 07, 2011:

@marsha32: I think they sell replacement pegs...

marsha32 on February 03, 2011:

I've got to save boyfriend wanted to buy me the Nifty Knitter set and I didn't let him, but now I want one.

I found the large hoop and a pattern book at a yard sale, but once home I realized that one of the prongs has a piece missing. I've not figured out how to figure a way to fix it, or glue something on there so that I can use it.

joanv334 on January 21, 2011:

Thanks for the patterns!

anonymous on January 19, 2011:

ahhhhh im sooooo excited lol

lasertek lm on November 08, 2010:

I do remember my mom having these patterns. Might as well share this to her.

anonymous on October 29, 2010:

Great idea for people like me who just can't handle the knitting needles very well.

hsschulte (author) on September 28, 2010:

They are perfect for anyone new to knitting. Looms are a great way to get kids started too!

kt_glasses on September 26, 2010:

amazing work! I need to practice more on knitting.

poutine on September 05, 2010:

Great lens.

My sister has those and love them.

Slothlover LM on August 26, 2010:

Great lens! 5 Stars!

Obscure_Treasures on July 15, 2010:

Awesome lens, love the great ideas,Fantastic selection

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