There’s few things that bond us together as much as creating something with one another. Share that joy with your kids, and you’ll have taught them a skill that they can use for a lifetime. With the way kids are glued to their technology, it’s more rewarding than ever to pull yourself away from the screen and get to actually working with your own two hands. You may be surprised – you already know how addicting knitting is – but your kids might catch the bug, too!
We’ve got great knitting patterns including kittens, cute rugs, hats, and holiday decor all compiled together for you to choose from. Take some time out of your day and get crafty with your kids. These knitting projects are super easy and suitable for kids to make, but you’re going to love them too.
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Knit Easter Chick Basket
This tiny chick is the perfect knitting pattern for beginners since it's knit entirely flat using garter stitch.
Via Gina Michele
Hula Hoop Rug
This easy knitting project is made on a circle loom made from a hula hoop. Your kids will love making this fun rug.
Via Flax And Twine
Brenda's Knit Stitch Blanket
This knit blanket is made entirely in one piece using various yarns to create a unique look. Since this pattern uses the knit stitch all the way through, this is a great blanket for a beginner to tackle.
Rainbow Rolled Brim Hat
This hat has quite a bit of stretch to it to accommodate growth, and the rolled brim allows parents to roll the brim up or down to fit their baby perfectly. This makes a great project for someone who is still learning how to knit, and it is a simple pattern that kids will love year after year.
Via Demi Knits
Simple Striped Seed Stitch Afghan
This Simple Striped Seed Stitch Afghan is a great way for those just beginning knitting to practice a new stitch, or to finish a project while watching your favorite show on a lazy Sunday.
Holiday Mistletoe Decor
Besides using knit Christmas tree ornament patterns for decorating a holiday tree, they can also be useful to spruce up wreaths, stockings and more.
A perfect spring or summer tote, this knitting pattern is made using the knitted tweed stitch. The end result creates a look similar to woven fabric.
This charming little pouch is great for keeping coins, tiny toys, or pieces of candy safe and sound around your little girl's neck.
Knitted Boot Cuffs
This simple stockinette stitch knitting pattern is the perfect accompaniment for a great pair of leather boots or a practical pair of rain boots.
Via Wake And Whimsy
Sleeveless Summer Top
This top is great for beginner knitters who are just starting to learn how to knit – no increasing/decreasing! The cotton yarn makes it wearable in warmer temperatures- you could even wear it over a bathing suit.
Via Gina Michele
Simple Knit Rectangle Hat with Pom Poms
This fast and fun hat makes a great knitting-for-beginners project because it's knit almost entirely in garter stitch. Multi-colored yarn and puffy pom poms make this hat especially kid-friendly.
Diagonal Rib Coffee Cup Sleeve
This coffee cup sleeve is perfect as a stocking stuffer or as an addition to any gift. It is super quick and very easy to knit and will fit most standard coffee cups!
Via Purl Avenue
Unlock comfort and warmth by knitting your very own Keyhole Scarf today. Perfect for all of you beginner knitters out there looking to learn how to knit a scarf, this easy knit pattern will have you braving the chill in high fashion.
Apple Green Jacquard Button Cowl
Lovely for both winter and spring, this is just the knitting pattern you're looking for if you're still searching for a good St. Patrick's Day project. I love the apple green yarn…so lovely.
Via The Things We Do
Warm Tweedy Knit Neckwarmer
The silver buttons pair beautifully against the rich deep purple color, so you get to be fashionable as well as cozy.
Camping Fingerless Mittens
These vibrant Flawless Fingerless Gloves are great easy knitting patterns that will keep your hands nice and toasty.
Bulky Braided Knit Headband
This braided knit headband is a fun “under an hour” project for anyone looking to polish its cable knitting skills.
Via Crazy Hands
Absolute Beginner Chunky Knit Hat
If you've always wanted to learn how to knit a hat, then this Absolute Beginner Chunky Knit Hat pattern is for you! The pattern is available in an assortment of sizes, so you can make a hat for everyone in your family.
Via Marly Bird
Orange Tabby Kitten Mittens
Add a bit of whimsy to your winter ensemble with these cute and warm cat mittens. Also, these kitten mittens are the purr-fect gift for your favorite feline lover.
Via Salty Crafts
The inspiration for this knit elephant pattern is Valli, the elephant that calls the Skanda Vale Hospice sanctuary home. This knitted animal pattern makes an adorable elephant you can send directly to the hospice or sell on their behalf in order to raise money for their new in-patient unit.
Knit Band Aid Glam
These cushy little knits are a soft and cozy way to protect your finger cuts and scrapes from infection.
Scaredy Cat Hat
This sweet yet spooky knit hat pattern makes a great grab-n-go Halloween knit for a trick-or-treating chaperone. We love the Scaredy Cat Hat in white, but try knitting it in black or purple for a festive Halloween touch.
Via The Knit Guru
Two Hour Knit Wristband
This knit wristband is a small, quick project designed to teach you a few techniques to spice up your knitting. The provisional cast on and three-needle bind-off are fantastic tools for knitting seamlessly.
Teddy Bear Sweater
This Knitted Teddy Bear Sweater is a perfect for the cooler months.
Via Creativa Atelier
Funny Papers Poncho
The Funny Papers Poncho is made entirely in garter stitch, making it an easy pattern to complete. It uses a provisional cast-on to create a seamless look in the finished piece.
Via Jessie At Home
Dragon Fire Cowl
Don't be intimidated by the design, as this knit pattern is actually quite easy to make.
Via Wiam's Crafts
The Blyss Hat takes less than one skein of Brava Bulky and will knit up in no time at all!
Garden Orange Wristers
Only knits and purls and only one-row pattern you repeat to your desired length. As easy as peeling carrots.
Via 47 Sheep
If you'd like to knit a bag that won't lose its shape the first time you use it, this one's for you!
These potholders can be knit up quickly and you can use any cotton scraps you might have leftover from another project.
Tell us what your favorite designs are – we always love to hear from you. We personally can’t choose a favorite, which means we’ll have to try them all. Maybe for starters, we’ll make one of those adorable elephants.
Any of these knitting patterns would make great gifts, too. Put a smile on someone’s face by knitting not one, but two of each. They’re all knitting projects for kids to make, but adults will enjoy them too!
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