31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter

I love the look of quilting and I know that many crocheters and knitters do, too. If you’d like to mimic your favorite patchwork and quilted looks in your next crochet or knitting project, then you’ll find something to love in this roundup of 31 free quilt-inspired crochet and knitting patterns, including 23 free crochet patterns and 8 free knitting patterns.

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31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns

Roundup by Underground Crafter

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter

23 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include blankets (of course!), wall hangings, and pillows.

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter - crochet pattern collage

Left column, from top to bottom:

Second column, from top to bottom:

Center column, from top to bottom:

Fourth column, from top to bottom:

You can find several patterns on AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns that are designed to look like classic quilt blocks, including:

Right column, from top to bottom:

And…

8 Free Knitting Patterns

I didn’t forget the knitters! These patterns are shown clockwise from top left.C

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter - knitting pattern collage

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Knitting Pattern: Garter Ridge Headband

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter

The Garter Ridge Headband combines a simple, textured stitch to allow the color-changing, netted yarn to shine. This is the eighth pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner and it works up quickly to make a great last-minute gift, or even a last-minute earwarmer for a cold snap.

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The weather has been warming up in New York City, but it is still dipping regularly below 40 degrees. I don’t quite feel that a hat is necessary, but some nights after work, I still want to cover my ears.

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter on smiling woman

Recently, I got the chance to try a new-to-me yarn, Lion Brand Stitchbird. It has a black netting over the fiber which is light and airy, like roving. The yarn changes color in unexpected ways. I really enjoyed working with it, but I knew that a complicated stitch pattern would get “lost” in the yarn…

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter on smiling woman

I decided to use one of my favorite classic stitch patterns, the garter ridge. (I’ve previously used it in a square in the Anthology Blanket here, and in the Garter Ridge Dishcloth here.)

I used my Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular needles for this project because they are gentle on my hands. In the winter months and in transitional weather, metal needles are not as comfortable for me.

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter in progress on Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles

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Garter Ridge Headband

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter

This headband works up quickly in a bulky yarn. A simple, textured stitch pattern allows a special yarn to shine. This is the eighth pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 20” (51 cm) headband circumference x 3” (7.5 cm) height. See Pattern Notes for instructions for customizing size.

Materials

Gauge

  • 11 sts = 3” (7.5 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sl – slip stitch knitwise
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • A video tutorial for this stitch pattern is available at the end of this pattern.
  • A tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • To customize this headband pattern to a different finished size:
    • The cast on stitches will determine the height of the headband. Adjust your cast on stitches in multiples of 4 sts, + 3 sts so that it is as wide as you want your headband to be.
    • The length will determine the circumference of the headband. I recommend 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) of negative ease for headbands. This means that the headband will measure 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) smaller than the circumference of the head you want it to fit.
    • If you want to make the headband for someone whose head you can’t measure, my preferred hat sizing chart is this one from Top Toppers. Remember that this lists head circumference, not headband circumference.

Pattern Instructions

Headband

  • CO 11 sts, or any multiple of 4 sts, + 3 sts.
  • Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, *p1, k3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k1, *p3, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 until headband measures approximately 20” (51 cm) long, or approximately the desired finished headband circumference, ending after a repeat for Row 3.
  • BO in pattern for Row 4. Fasten off with a long yarn tail for seaming, approximately 12” (30.5 cm) long.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. With wrong (back) sides facing, seam short edges together using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of headband.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/11/knitting-pattern-garter-ridge-headband/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crafty Love Link Party 44 (April, 2019)

Crafty Love Link Party 44 (April, 2019)

April’s here and that means it’s time for another Crafty Love Link Party. Our highlights from last month includes five free crochet patterns, so read on for details

Welcome to the Crafty Love Link Party!

Welcome to our 44th Crafty Love Link Party! Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafty projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPs, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too!

Crafty Love Link Party 44

These are the five most clicked posts from last month’s party. All five are free crochet patterns!

  • Horse and Donkey Crochet Along by Grace and Yarn: Stephanie’s crochet along is over but you can still get both free crochet patterns.
  • Cascading Icicles Beanie by Caitlin’s Contagious Creations: Caitlin’s free crochet pattern is available in two sizes and includes detailed progress photos.
  • Tunic Tee by Winding Road Crochet: Lindsey’s free crochet pattern is available in six sizes.
  • Butterfly C2C Square Easter Blanket Crochet Along by Nana’s Crafty Home: This crochet along includes 9 free patterns for pixel squares made using corner-to-corner crochet.
  • Peek-a-Boo Blanket by Cute As A Button Crochet: Esther’s free crochet pattern works up quickly in a super bulky yarn.

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  • By participating in this link party, you are voluntarily submitting information to InLinkz. Read the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy for more details about how that information is used.
  • Link up your latest crafty posts – including works in progress (WIPs), free patterns, tips and tutorials – and stop by to visit the other pages linked up.
  • Don’t link to shops or giveaways. Feel free to link to a blog post about it if you have a pattern or project for sale.
  • Link to your individual blog post, Instagram picture, or Ravelry project page, not to your main blog or profile.
  • Visit your favorites and leave comments. Next month, we’ll feature the posts that had the most clicks!
  • Have fun and spread the word to your crafty friends!
  • Adding your link to the Crafty Love Link Party grants the hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, on our blogs, and in future link party posts and collages.
  • Links are displayed in random order.
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Crafty Love Link Party 43 (March, 2019)

Crafty Love Link Party 43 with Jessie At Home and Underground Crafter

It’s time for our monthly link party! We’re heading into spring in a few days. Do you have special projects you like to make for spring? I find that I start using lighter weight yarns and I’m also planning on doing more sewing!

Welcome to the Crafty Love Link Party!

Welcome to our 43rd Crafty Love Link Party! Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafty projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPs, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too!

Crafty Love Link Party 43 with Jessie At Home and Underground Crafter - collage of featured posts

These are the five most clicked posts from last month’s party. All five are free crochet patterns!

  • Omna Shawl by Annie Design Crochet: Carmen’s free crochet pattern for a rectangular shawl includes helpful photos to guide you through the pattern.
  • Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl by Nana’s Crafty Home: Tonya’s free crochet pattern makes a colorful shawl.
  • Everyday Cable Cardigan by Joy of Motion Crochet: Janne’s free crochet pattern is available in 9 adult sizes from XS through 5XL.
  • Amigurumi Pig by Grace and Yarn: Stephanie’s free crochet pattern is part of a collection of farm animal amigurumi patterns.
  • Honey Cocoon by Modesty by Laura: Laura’s free crochet pattern looks so cozy!

If you were featured, grab a button to share on your site!

I've been featured on Crafty Love Link Party with Jessie At Home and Underground Crafter!

Check out all of the projects that have been featured here, plus some of the party favorites on our Crafty Love Link Party Pinterest Board!

  • By participating in this link party, you are voluntarily submitting information to InLinkz. Read the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy for more details about how that information is used.
  • Link up your latest crafty posts – including works in progress (WIPs), free patterns, tips and tutorials – and stop by to visit the other pages linked up.
  • Don’t link to shops or giveaways. Feel free to link to a blog post about it if you have a pattern or project for sale.
  • Link to your individual blog post, Instagram picture, or Ravelry project page, not to your main blog or profile.
  • Visit your favorites and leave comments. Next month, we’ll feature the posts that had the most clicks!
  • Have fun and spread the word to your crafty friends!
  • Adding your link to the Crafty Love Link Party grants the hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, on our blogs, and in future link party posts and collages.
  • Links are displayed in random order.
  • Sign up here for a reminder email when the Crafty Love Link Party goes live each month.
Inlinkz Link Party

Don’t forget to visit the other crafters who have linked up! We’re looking forward to seeing your creations!

Sign up here for a reminder email when the Crafty Love Link Party goes live each month!

Marie from Underground Crafter Follow Marie: Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | Twitter | YouTube Jessie from Jessie At Home Follow Jessie: Facebook | Google+ | Pinterest | Ravelry | Twitter | YouTube

Crafty Love Link Party 42 (February, 2019)

Crafty Love Link Party 42 (February, 2019)

Welcome to the second Crafty Love Link Party of 2019. I look forward to seeing what you share with us this month.

Welcome to the Crafty Love Link Party!

Welcome to our 42nd Crafty Love Link Party! Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafty projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPs, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too!

Crafty Love Link Party 42 (February, 2019)

These are the five most clicked posts from last month’s party.

  • Buckeye Beanie by Crochet 365 Knit Too: Cheryl’s free crochet pattern has great texture and includes an origin story.
  • Easy Dual Remote Caddy by Crochet Memories: Cylinda’s free crochet pattern could also be used to keep your crochet hooks out of your couch cushions.
  • Sweetheart Hat by CristaCoDesign: Crystal’s free crochet pattern includes a video tutorial to help you with the color changes.
  • Chunky Plaid Beanie by Winding Road Crochet: Lindsey’s free crochet pattern includes plenty of plaid tips.
  • Amigurumi Hippopotamus by Grace and Yarn: Stephanie’s free crochet pattern includes lots of progress photos to help with assembly.

If you were featured, grab a button to share on your site!

I've been featured on Crafty Love Link Party with Jessie At Home and Underground Crafter!

Check out all of the projects that have been featured here, plus some of the party favorites on our Crafty Love Link Party Pinterest Board!

  • By participating in this link party, you are voluntarily submitting information to InLinkz. Read the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy for more details about how that information is used.
  • Link up your latest crafty posts – including works in progress (WIPs), free patterns, tips and tutorials – and stop by to visit the other pages linked up.
  • Don’t link to shops or giveaways. Feel free to link to a blog post about it if you have a pattern or project for sale.
  • Link to your individual blog post, Instagram picture, or Ravelry project page, not to your main blog or profile.
  • Visit your favorites and leave comments. Next month, we’ll feature the posts that had the most clicks!
  • Have fun and spread the word to your crafty friends!
  • Adding your link to the Crafty Love Link Party grants the hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, on our blogs, and in future link party posts and collages.
  • Links are displayed in random order.
  • Sign up here for a reminder email when the Crafty Love Link Party goes live each month.

Don’t forget to visit the other crafters who have linked up! We’re looking forward to seeing your creations!

Sign up here for a reminder email when the Crafty Love Link Party goes live each month!

Marie from Underground Crafter Follow Marie: Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | Twitter | YouTube Jessie from Jessie At Home Follow Jessie: Facebook | Google+ | Pinterest | Ravelry | Twitter | YouTube