25 Best Free Knit Patterns

Pattern collecting and Yarn Buying have a few things in common, but mainly it’s that you can never have enough. No Matter if you are looking for a new project, to try a new technique, or to just add to your collection, these 25 Best Free Knit Patterns from Mary Maxim are sure to intrigue. Make sure to check out our Yarn Guide for more information on the types of yarns these patterns were designed with and what makes them so special. If you are also a crocheter, don’t forget to check out our 25 Best Free Crochet Patterns too.

Super Fine Weight Free Crochet Patterns

Free Top-Down Ribbed Socks Pattern

 

If you love knitting socks or are just starting your journey into the world of sock knitting, these ribbed top-down socks should reach it’s way to your “to make” list. 

To knit the Free Top-Down Ribbed Socks pattern, you will need 1 ball of your favorite Mary Maxim sock yarn at least 430 yards in length, and set of 4 size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to achieve gauge. 

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Free Bamboo Stripes Knit Sock Pattern

There are not many yarns as soft and as cozy and bamboo yarn. These Bamboo Blend socks are made with an incredibly soft bamboo blend. Download the free pattern and grab a ball of Mary Maxim Bamboo Stripes Sock Yarn for some sittin’ and knittn’ time. 

To knit these adorable socks, you’ll need a ball of Mary Maxim Bamboo Stripes Sock Yarn and a set of 4 size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Diamond Yoke Ensemble Pattern

Knit this Diamond Yoke ensemble for your favorite new arrival. Sized for 3-6 months and 9-12 months, this is a beautiful gift for baby.

 To knit this gorgeous ensemble, you will need 3 balls of Mary Maxim Twinkle Yarn for size 3-6 months and 4 balls for size 9-12 months and size 3 (3.25 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Lace Border
Scarf Pattern

Download the pattern to knit this gorgeous Lace Border Scarf. 
 

To knit this gorgeous scarf, you will need 2 balls of Mary Maxim Step Softly Sock Yarn, we chose to use the color Marina Mix, and size 4 (3.50 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Sleepy Time Baby Doll Set Pattern

Knit his and hers outfits and blankies for these adorable cuties. This pattern is designed for our Lots of Love Dolls, a Mary Maxim favorite.

To knit outfits and blankets for these cuties, you will need Mary Maxim Twinkle Yarn (2 balls of White, 1 ball pink, and 1 ball of blue) and size 2 (2.75 mm) circular and single-pointed needles, or needles required to achieve gauge.

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Fine Weight Free Crochet Patterns

Free Knit Lace Medallion Wrap Pattern

Knit this gorgeous lacy wrap.  This classy fashion accessory is the perfect accent to drape over your shoulders at brunch or while dancing away those summer nights. This wrap measures 18 by 72 inches when finished.  

To knit this beautiful wrap, we used 2 balls of Seasons Mohair and size 8 (5.0 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Hat & Scarf
Knit Pattern

Are you looking for a classic knit hat and scarf pattern, then this is the pattern for you. The finished scarf measured 4 by 58 inches, and the hat fits the average lady.


To knit this beautiful hat and scarf, you will need 2 balls of Mary Maxim Mardi Gras or a suitable substitute, and a set of 4 double-pointed needles, and a 16-inch circular needle in size 4 (3.50 mm) needle or sizes needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Lace on Lace Blanket Pattern

Knit the beautiful textures in the Lace on Lace Blanket. This simple but impressive pattern makes a gorgeous heirloom gift but is also flexible enough to be able to customize it to your desired size.  When worked as written this blanket when finished measures 32 by 42 inches in size.
 

To knit this beautiful blanket, you will need 9 balls of Mary Maxim Baby’s Best Yarn and a size 7 (4.5 mm) 32″ circular needle, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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This gorgeous baby blanket design is a new twist on the entrelac technique. The gorgeous woven look of this blanket is sure to impress. When finished, this baby blanket measures 34 x41 inches. 

To knit this fabulous baby blanket, you will need 9 balls of Mary Maxim’s Baby’s Best Yarn (shown in the color blue), and a Size 6 (4.0 mm) 36-inch circular needle, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Lamb Cardigan Pattern

This sweet Lamb Cardigan is a gorgeous gift that will melt hearts and is a favorite gift at baby showers.

To knit this fantastic cardigan and hat, you will need Mary Maxim Baby’s Best Yarn with the colors used shown in the Shopping List section of the Downloadable Free Pattern and needles in sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) or sizes needed to achieve gauge.

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Light Weight Free Crochet Patterns

Free Collared Poncho
Knit Pattern

Download and knit this light and airy poncho. It’s perfect for a light cover-up to slip on over a sleeveless shirt or swimsuit in the coming summer months, or a gorgeous fashion accessory in the fall and winter months when worn over your favorite blouse or turtleneck. The flexible sizing on this poncho means one size will fit most.

To knit this beautiful poncho, you will need 6 balls of Polaris by Rozetti yarns or another favorite lightweight yarn to substitute, and a pair of size 8 (5.00 mm) knitting needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Asymmetrical Shawl Pattern

Knit the Free Asymmetrical Shawl Pattern designed with Mary Maxim Fresh Yarn. This wonderful summer fashion accessory is the perfect handmade item to wrap around your shoulders.
 

To knit this beautiful top, you will need 3 balls of Mary Maxim Fresh Yarn and size 9 (5.5 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Hooded Cardi with Bow Pattern

Knit one of Mary Maxim’s most popular modern patterns, the Hooded Cardi with Bow.  This adorable Cardi is designed for toddler sizes 2, 4, and 6.
 

To knit this gorgeous cardigan, you will need either 5 balls of Mary Maxim Ultra Mellowspun DK Yarn for sizes 2 and 4, or 7 balls for a size 6 cardigan.  The sample is shown in the color melon.  You’ll also need a pair of size 6 (4.00 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Vest and Toys Patterns

Knit this adorable vest with your favorite lightweight Mary Maxim Yarn. This vest was designed to fit 12, 18, and 24-month sizes.

To knit this dapper vest and fun toys, you will need Mary Maxim Trendy Baby Yarn or another favorite Mary Maxim lightweight yarn to substitute, and size 8 (5.00 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge.
 

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Free Sweet Diamonds Baby Blanket Pattern

Knit this blanket pattern for your favorite little one.  This adorable diamond texture is a delightful pattern to work.
 
To knit this beautiful blanket, you will need your favorite Mary Maxim lightweight yarn and size 7 (4.50 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.
 

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Free Wavy Ribs Blanket Pattern

Knit this lovely textured blanket, perfect for the little ones in your life.
 

To knit this beautiful blanket, you will need your favorite Mary Maxim lightweight yarn and size 7 (4.50 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Medium Weight Free Crochet Patterns

Free Criss Cross Wrap or Cowl Pattern

Crochet the gorgeous wrap, which can convert into a cowl for a fabulous and functional new fashion accessory. When finished it 10 inches by 72 inches.

To knit this gorgeous wrap, you will need your favorite Mary Maxim worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 11 (8.00 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Textured Serape Pattern

Download one of Mary Maxim’s most popular modern knitting patterns and knit a versatile fashion accessory that transitions through nearly every season.  

To knit the Textured Serape, you will need your choice of Mary Maxim Twist or Tweed yarns. Look to the shopping list for the amount of yarn required for each size. You will also need a size 9 (5.50 mm) 32″ circular needle or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Aran Poncho
and Hat Pattern

One word comes to mind when we think of the Free Aran Poncho and Hat Pattern, and that word is adorable.  Knit this pattern for your favorite cutie pie.  

To knit this Aran Poncho and Hat, you will need your choice of Mary Maxim Twist or Tweed yarns.  Look to the shopping list for the amount of yarn needed for each size.  You will also need a variety of needle sizes listed in the shopping list. 

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Free Cabled Diamond Throw Pattern

Are you looking to some amazing texture to the favorite room in your house? Look no further than the Free Cabled Diamonds Throw Pattern.  The blanket, when finished, measures approximately 44 inches by 52 inches.
 

To crochet this fun blanket, you will need your favorite Mary Maxim Worsted Weight Yarn and a pair of size 8 (5.00 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Crimson Comfort Blanket Pattern

The Crimson Comfort Blanket is a gorgeous blanket designed by Billie Birtchfield.  When finished, this blanket measures approximately 52.5 inches by 60 inches.

To knit this stunning blanket, you will need 6 balls of Mary Maxim Best Value Yarn (shown in the color Rich Red), and a size 8 (5.00 mm) 36″ circular needle or size needed to achieve gauge. 

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Bulky Weight Free Crochet Patterns

Free Highlander Cowl Pattern

Knit this gorgeous and modern bulky cowl.  This trendy statement piece is a fun cool weather accessory to knit and to wear.

To knit this adorable cowl, you will need 6 balls of Mary Maxim Titan Yarn and Mary Maxim Woodlands Yarn with the colors used shown in the Shopping List section of the Free Pattern download and size 35 (20 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Quickie Cowl Pattern


Knit the Free Quickly Cowl Pattern and jazz up your jacket. This bulky and trendy fashionable accessory measures 10 inches by 32 inches when finished.

To crochet this beautiful collar, you will need your favorite Mary Maxim Bulky Weight Yarn and size 11 (8.00 mm) knitting needles.

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Aztec Jacket

 

If you love the Classic Mary Maxim Sweaters, then you’ll love the Aztec Jacket.

Use Mary Maxim Titan Yarn to knit this stunning vintage style jacket. Look to the Shopping List in the Free Download for full yarn requirements. You will also need size
N-10 (6.00 mm) knitting needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

 

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Free Quick and Easy Jacket Pattern

The Quick and Easy Jacket was designed to cuddle in.  This gorgeous pattern has beautiful texture that is simply stunning.
 

To knit this gorgeous Jacket, you will need 4 or 5 balls of Mary Maxim Marvelous Chunky Yarn depending on sizes listed in the Shopping List of the Free Pattern.  You will also need a size 10.5 (6.50 mm) 36″ circular needle and a pair of size 15 (10.0 mm) needles, or sizes needed to achieve gauge.

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Free Kids Cabled
Jacket Pattern

As another favorite design by Mary Maxim, the Free Kids Cabled Jacket comes in a variety of sizes ranging from Toddler size 4 to kids size 12. 
 
To knit this adorable Jacket, you will need Mary Maxim Marvelous Chunky Yarn with full yarn requirements listed in the Shopping List of the Free Pattern.  You will also need size 8 (5.00 mm) needles and a pair of size 10 (6.00 mm) needles, or sizes needed to achieve gauge.

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