There are more than 100 free knitting and crochet patterns distributed among these blog pages – some of them have a certain order that might be difficult to see when you're just browsing. Therefore, here’s a brief overview of the patterns. (Last edit: 31.03.2018)

Most of my patterns are knitting patterns - but I've written a few crochet patterns, too. All crochet patterns for fingerless gloves are listed here.  And all patterns that involve crochet in any way can be found here - however sometimes only as surface crochet on a piece of knitting.

An A to Z of my patterns is available here.

Alle Anleitungen auf Deutsch findet man hier. (For some patterns there are german translations, they can be found here.)

A list of all translations of my patterns is available here.

Creative Commons License
All free patterns on this blog are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

My paid patterns are available for purchase on Ravelry and on Loveknitting.

Free Knitting Patterns by Knitting and so onPatterns with Short Row Waves
It took me a while to figure out how to knit short row patterns. My first attempt was in May 2012, but it took me a few months to get it right. I started with very structured waves (Short Wave Mitts), mixed the waves up a bit (Mixed Wave Mitts) and then tried a non-rectangular shape (Mixed Wave Cowl).

  • Short-Wave Mitts (upper right hand corner): This was the first short row pattern that I published, it uses neatly stacked short rows and is probably the easiest to understand. Some further explanations are in this post. If you have never done decorative short rows before, I'd suggest that you start with this pattern.
  • Mixed Wave Mitts (lower left hand corner): In this pattern, the short rows are being mixed up, giving the knitter more freedom of choice.
  • Mixed Wave Cowl (lower right hand corner): Here the idea of short rows is taken one step further since it's not used in a rectangular shape but a rhomboid. That means that also side increases and decreases have to be taken into account. This pattern is written in a very general mode, i.e. this method of creating patterns with short rows could be used for other shapes as well. For people who just want to knit the cowl, I have written a post that shows how to choose the first five sections.
  • Wellengang Short Row Scarf (upper left hand corner): A really easy scarf pattern with regular short row stacks. 
  • Almendra Cowl (no photo): A cowl made up of almond shaped short row sequences - with full rows in a contrast colour inbetween. 
  • Jolly Waves Cowl (no photo): Combination of short rows with a feather and fan pattern.
  • Mermaid's Garden Scarf (no photo): Short row waves combined with a lace pattern.

Random Lace Patterns
Free Knitting Patterns by Knitting and so on

I don't know exactly how the idea of randomly knitted lace stitches occured to me. But once I tried it, I loved the outcome. It started with a small piece, but I soon knitted bigger projects.
A random lace project is practically impossible to mess up, but you need to concentrate on the number of your stitches and it only starts to look great after blocking.

  • Lacy E-Book Sleeve (picture upper right hand corner): Made up of a foam sheet and a rectangular piece of randomly knitted lace - great to try out the idea.
  • Random Lace Scarf (picture upper left hand corner): Tutorial how to finish a scarf knitted with randomly distributed lace stitches - a lot of work but with a beautiful and unique result.
  • Random Bubbles Lace Scarf (lower left hand corner): Random lace alternated with short row sections for shaping.
  • Fauxdori - Knitters Version (lower right hand corner): Random lace used to adorn a fauxdori-style notebook.

Free Knitting Patterns for #fingerless #gloves by Knitting and so on
Fingerless Gloves Started from the Thumb
When using variegated yarn I don't like to cut it within and start with another piece of yarn a bit later (e.g. when knitting the thumb after finishing the body part) because there will be a visible color change that doesn't quite fit. To overcome this "problem" I tried to knit fingerless gloves in one piece starting from the thumb.
The first prototype appeared in this blogpost in September 2013.

  • Hexagon Mitts in Two Colours (upper left hand corner): Mitts started from the thumb – increasing to form a hexagon. The colour effect is achieved by changing the colour every other row.
  • Circle Mitts (lower left hand corner): These mitts form a circle shape around the thumb. Each mitt is knitted in one piece, i.e. without cutting the yarn. It's a bit more difficult than the hexagon mitts because short rows in the round are used to shape the wrist part.
    There is also a crochet version - Kreisel Fingerless Gloves.
  • Zimtsterne Mitts (upper right hand corner): Using surface crochet, a star pattern is created around the thumb - the surface crochet is rather fiddly, furthermore, the short rows in the round at the wrist (same as in the circle mitts) can be a bit tricky.
  • Pieces of Eight Mitts (lower right hand corner): Forming an "Eight"-shape around the thumb, these mitts were a bit of a topological challenge for me. A crochet version is also available - Octavo Fingerless Gloves.
  • Strata Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Again knitted in one piece, with an oval shape around the thumb and the main body knitted in straight lines sideways.
  • Edgy Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in one piece and growing in a rectangular manner.
  • Bat Mitts (no photo): Fingerless gloves with a lace pattern that starts from the thumb.
  • Helgoland Mitts (no photo)

Other Patterns for Wrist Warmers or Fingerless Gloves

    Free Knitting Patterns for #fingerless #gloves by Knitting and so on
  • Onion Market Wrist Warmers: This stretchy onion pattern consists of increases and decreases.
  • Four Strand Cable Mitts: My first fingerless gloves with a cable pattern. These might be a bit wide for female wrists ...
  • Triangulation Wrist Warmers: Started from the lower outer edge, these mitts form a triangular shape that shows off self-striping yarn. 
  • Margarete Fingerless Gloves (upper left hand corner): A flowery stitch pattern that's created by drawing extra loops through stitches below.
  • Helga Cabled Mitts (lower right hand corner): Cabled mitts for DK weight yarn - not a fully described but rather the rough sketch of a pattern. 
  • Windings Mitts (upper right hand corner): Garter stitch mitts knitted in two parts: a slanted thumb panel and a suiting main part that's constructed from short row triangles.  
  • Serpentina Mitts: Knit sideways in simple stockinette stitch, these mitts are decorated with random surface crochet.
  • Starburst Mitts (lower left hand corner): Knitted flat these mitts use short rows to form a circle around the thumb. While the Circle Mitts are knitted around the circumference, these mitts are knitted along the radius. There is also a crochet version available - Sparkler Fingerless Gloves.
  • Data Center Mitts (no photo): Knitted for a work mate - more suitable for male hands.
  • Helix Mitts (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in a ten-stitch wide strip that winds around the hand.
  • Double Helix Mitts (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in two 8-stitch wide strips.
  • Zoom Out Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Fingerless gloves started from a point at the outer edge of the wrist, growing in a circle shape and finishing at the thumb. Not suited for beginners.
  • U-Turn Mitts (no photo): When knitting these, you're actually knitting a U-Turn; they are knitted in one piece and flat (except for the thumb). There is also a crochet version of these mitts.
  • Xmas Star: Similar construction as the Starburst Mitts, but in two colors with an intarsia pattern to form a star around the thumb.
  • Inclination Wrist Warmers (no photo): Knitted slanted - all in garter stitch. 
  • Barton Cottage Wrist Warmers (no photo): Long and elegant wrist warmers knitted in the round with nice diamond pattern of knits and purls.
  • Widows Weeds Fingerless Gloves (no photo): Fingerless gloves knitted in the round with an easy lace pattern.
  • Stack Overflow Mitts (no photo): A pair of fingerless gloves to match the Stack Overflow Cowl.
  • Inbetween Mitts (no photo): Fingerles gloves knitted in one piece.
  • Ramble Mitts (no photo): Long fingerless gloves - also knitted in one piece.
  • Jeans and Old Lace (no photo): Intarsia in the round with a lace pattern.

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Brioche Patterns
  • Brioche in Montreux: A cowl knitted in two-colour brioche in the round with cables
  • Nostalgia Brioche Cowl: A double length cowl in two-colour brioche stitch - the pattern is created with brioche increases and decreases.

Other Scarf and Cowl Patterns

    Free Patterns for knitted scarfs - by Knitting and so on
  • Falling Blossoms Scarf (1st picture, upper right hand corner): A knitting-crochet combo. Triangular scarf knitted from end to end with crochet flowers added every 12th row. (A tutorial on crocheting the flowers is in this post.
  • A Cowl to Match the Hexagon Mitts: Knitted flat with ends grafted together, this cowl is great for showing off variegated yarn. It's a simple chevron pattern; the colour effect is achieved by switching every other row. As the name states, it was designed to fit the hexagon mitts
  • Yet Another Short Row Scarf: A scarf formed from short-row wedges. 
  • Stripes, Stripes &  Stripes Scarf (2nd picture upper right hand corner):  A light stripy garter stitch only scarf - knitted from side to side and constructed in three parts - all at different angles.
  • Nautilina Scarf (1st picture, upper left hand corner): A striped crescent shaped scarf in garter stitch - knitted from side to side with short rows.
  • Oszilla Scarf (1st picture, lower right hand corner): Another striped crescent shape scarf in garter stitch - the pattern created by the short rows oscillating in a sinus curve.
  • Seifenblasen Lace Scarf (1st picture, lower left hand corner): A crescent shaped scarf knitted from a combination of lacy sections and short rows.  

Socks and Slippers

Socks with Intarsia Patterns

  • Iceberg Socks (lower left corner): My first pattern that uses intarsia in the round. 
  • Alignment Socks (upper right corner): A pair of socks with a geometric intarsia in the round pattern, knitted from the toe up.
  • Hermes Socks (no photo): Again intarsia in the around - this time it looks a bit as if the socks had wings ... a bit.
  • Battenberg Socks (lower right corner): More intarsia in the round - socks with a pattern like a Battenberg cake and ergonomically shaped toes.
  • Seitenstreifen Socks (upper left corner): Socks knitted from the cuff down with one uninterrupted stripe on the side - knitted cuff down.

Yoga Socks
Free Patterns for #knitted yoga #socks by Knitting and so on

  • Yoga Socks (picture lower left hand corner): Just a short "how to" for yoga socks, i.e. socks without heel or toe part. Really easy and knitted in the round. 
  • Sideways Yoga Socks (picture upper left hand corner): Yoga socks knitted flat and sideways. 
  • Garudasana Yoga Socks (picture upper right hand corner): Yoga socks knitted flat and sideways with a horizontal cable pattern.
  • Trikonasana Yoga Socks (picture lower right hand corner): Slanted yoga socks - also knitted flat and in one piece.
  • Bitilasana Yoga Socks (no picture): Yoga socks knitted sideways with a wave pattern.


Sweaters, Tops
  • Summertime Garter Stitch Top (photo lower left side) -  A top (nearly) all in garter stitch - knitted top down with a sideways panel on the front.
  • Waterfall Tunic (photo upper left side) - a sleeveless top in stockinette stitch with a waterfall cowl.
  • Xtreme Slip Stitches (photo upper right side) - a garter stitch shrug in three colors.
  • No Assembly Required (photo lower right side) - a garter stitch top knitted sideways and in one piece.


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  1. what does ktbl mean from ojos bruja scarf

    1. knit through back of loop

      Whereever possible, I use the knitty standard abbreviations:

  2. I am wondering about the red and white square at the top of your blog page. Do you have a pattern for that? I would love to give it a try! Thanks!