ILYD Free Patterns

Here are some great project ideas to Stitch It Forward and inspire newbies to knit and crochet. Many are perfect first-time projects for beginners, and others are a little more challenging, but they all make cute gifts for the novice, yourself or others. Get started today!

Crochet Project Ideas

crocheted party banner

You’ll love wearing this extra-wide, long scarf that can be wrapped around your neck twice when the weather turns cold. Beginners and experienced crocheters alike will enjoy making this scarf.


crocheted party banner

Freshen up your kitchen or scrub those plates clean with this festive crocheted helper. It’s even great for washing your face! This unique polyester yarn can be washed by machine and air dries quickly. Make it for the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer.


crocheted party banner

A beginner level crochet project in Caron Simply Soft featuring a fun and quick V-stitch pattern. Simple fringe details add some extra style.


crocheted party banner

Striped Hat


crocheted party banner

Duo Tone Throw


crocheted party banner

One Ball Crochet Scarfie


crocheted party banner

Enchant your guests with a crocheted party banner in Red Heart® Super Saver®. It’s great for accenting the mantel or anywhere the spirit moves you.


crocheted coasters

Guests will enjoy using these crocheted Ghost Coasters and your furniture will be safe from wet rings. Make a few extra to use as hanging decorations too! Crocheted with Red Heart® Super Saver®.


crocheted cowl

Crochet a cowl in bright colors, like this one made with Lion Brand Yarn’s Hometown USA® for your favorite young person.


crocheted shrug

A great cover-up for any time of year, this crocheted shrug is made with Lion Brand Yarn’s Homspun® yarn.


crocheted pencil case

Funny face pencil case with charming glue-on felt details and button nose makes the perfect organizer. Crocheted in Caron’s® Simply Soft®.


canning jar covers

Top off jars of your seasonal jams and jellies with these fun fruit-themed canning jar toppers crocheted in Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream®.

Knit & Pompom Project Ideas

treat bags

Use these knit ornaments to create a tree with a home-crafted cozy feel. These clever designs are perfect to make and give to those we love!


treat bags

A gutsy ribbed cowl to knit in Bernat Softee Chunky that looks great for her or him. The fisherman’s rib pattern is simple to master and adds cozy loft to this must-have cowl.


crocheted shrug

Pompom Tree


treat bags

Meet a friend for coffee or polish off your office look in this big wonderful cowl. Simple garter stitch ensures you will finish knitting in time for your next important day. It’s an ageless look to make as a gift for recipients of any generation.


treat bags

Spiders and Candy Corn and Monsters, oh my! These treat bags knitted in Red Heart® Super Saver® are hauntingly cute way to present Halloween treats to your favorite little ones (or big ones). They are perfect as party favors too!


pumpkin hat

Kids will love their bright, knit pumpkin hat made with Red Heart® Super Saver® for the way it looks. Moms will love it for the way it keeps ears warm and for its easy washability. Pattern includes baby, child and adult sizes too, so everyone can be part of the fun.


easy-to-knit cowl

Brighten any outfit with this easy-to-knit cowl made with Lion Brand® Yarn’s Hometown USA® yarn.


ribbed capelet

This ribbed capelet is fashionable and knits up quickly with Lion Brand® Yarn’s Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


oversize cowl

This easy, oversize garter stitch cowl, knit in Bernat® Mega Bulky®, is a super stylish piece that you'll love bundling up in because it’s so soft.


unisex scarf

Just a little bit of lace stitching adds the perfect texture to this easy to knit unisex scarf in Bernat® Softee Chunky® yarn. Great for beginners looking to try something new!


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