How to find Free Knitting Patterns
We all like something for free and free knitting patterns are no exception!
On our website you can find a great selection of Books and Leaflets of knitting patterns, starting from £2.95. These knitting patterns are created by the makers of the yarn that we sell, so they are ideal if you are looking for a project to complement the yarn you buy from our website. But these aren’t free? No, they aren’t as there is a significant cost involved in creating the design and in the physical printing of the leaflet or book. They still offer great value for money as the yarn companies invest thousands of pounds creating new designs and having them published.
But the 'digital' age has helped create a whole new way of finding and sharing knitting projects. These aren't always free so be careful, but there are great free patterns that are maybe a bit more unusual or simply perfect for using up that leftover yarn in your stash! If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you will find that we often post links to great free patterns that we have found. From clothing accessories, table ornaments, holiday novelties or decorations etc. you are able to find free patterns for nearly anything.
So.. Where else can you find free patterns?
We're sure you have heard of Pinterest! If you haven’t, well your eyes are going to be opened! Go to www.pinterest.com and when you click on the search bar at the top, just type in the key words 'free knitting pattern'. Bingo! You will now see the search bar below with hundreds of pictures of projects that you can get a free pattern to! Just like the image below!
To make it even easier and help you get started with Pinterest, we've created our own Pinterest account with lots of ideas all neatly filed (!) on our 'boards'.
Pinterest then allows you to Pin these to your own board so you can save them for later! To see the Free knitting pattern, just click on the picture and it will take you through to the website to get the free pattern!
We all have our favourite yarn brands and these brands like to give some of that love back! Sirdar is one example where they have a web page that has a list of free knitting patterns for you to download or save to you computer in PDF format (Electronic paper).
In Ravelrys own words “Ravelry is a community site, an organizational tool, and a yarn & pattern database for knitters and crocheters.” Ravelry is renowned for people sharing their creations, completed projects and.. yes you guessed it, Free Patterns! All you have to do is create an account and browse away. You can save you favourite patterns, just like pinterest and use them at a later date.
Knitting blogs are great resources, for How To’s, New Yarn, New Designers and everything inbetween. They are also great for free knitting patterns! So, if you have a favourite designer/blogger, make sure you follow their blog as many of them give away free patterns on a regular basis!
Finally we have the most well known tool, Google. Just go to www.google.com and type in Free Knitting Pattern. This will give you an endless list of websites vying for your attention and wanting to offer you free knitting patterns. Have fun! Remember you can add another word to the term 'free knitting pattern' to narrow you search down!
1. Click on Images under the search bar. This lets you search images that have been tagged free knitting patterns.
2. Click on the photo that you would like to see the pattern for.
3. Then click on view page like the picture below.
Just an easier way to find the pattern you want instead of endlessly clicking on text links.
Just remember...don’t let browsing the internet get in the way of actually finishing that project!! :)