Free Patterns

Published on September 3rd, 2014 | by Carly


How to download free knitting patterns

We’re now making it even easier to browse and download free knitting patterns. Now, all our free patterns can be found on our free knitting patterns page here. The patterns are just as easy to download and even easier to browse.

You can now filter all our free knitting patterns by brand, garment, yarn weight, or who the project is for. All free knitting patterns will now have the materials listed at the bottom of the page, making it even easier to shop and start your project straight away!

How to download free knitting patterns:

1. Go to our free knitting patterns page here.

2. After you find the pattern you like, click download. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in to your account. If you do not yet have an account, you will need to create one. Please note that even if you are already receiving our newsletter, you may not yet have created a free account on our site.


3. Once you have logged into your account, you will be redirected to theĀ pattern download page.

4. Click download. The PDF download should start straight away. If you see nothing, your browser may have sent the PDF directly to your computer’s “Downloads” folder.

5. To find the free pattern on your LoveKnitting account simply click your name at the top of the webpage, then click “My Downloadable Products.”


Why have we changed the way you can download free patterns?

Once you sign up and log in, you will be able to download as many free patterns as you like, as many times as you like. You’ll also have access to your very own pattern library in the “My Downloadable Products” section, which not only includes free patterns you download, but paid for ones as well.

Having free patterns on the site allows us to catalogue the materials needed for each project, as well as keep all the links up to date and working. With our new free patterns section, all our free patterns are in one easy to find place and easier to browse, which you can access just by signing up for your free LoveKnitting account.

About the Author

Carly just can't decide what to knit next! She loves ballet, red velvet cupcakes, and dachshunds.

Last updated: November 25th, 2014.

17 Responses to How to download free knitting patterns

  1. Gisele Harnois says:


  2. Sue says:

    Downloading free patterns and paid for patterns – good idea. however, the latest Aran cardigan sent via e-mail just produces an “Oops!” Web page rather than a pattern page

  3. Theresa De Almeida says:

    Been trying all morning to download the patons aran cardigan pattern sent by email all i can get is oops!

  4. Karen McCullough says:

    This is the message that I received when I clicked on the Download message on the pattern – The requested URL “” cannot be found or is not available. Please check the spelling or try again later. The instructions regarding setting up an account stated that a person is to click on the desired pattern and then would be prompted to set up an account. However, I was not prompted to do this. Thank you

  5. Mary Gallagher says:

    I don’t seem to be able to download the Paton Aran Yoke Cardigan. I have downloaded patterns in past but nothing happens when I try this one. Just a blank page.

  6. Judy Irwin says:

    I have lost my password. Help please.

    • Faith says:

      Hi Judy,

      You can have you password reset by clicking Log In at the top of the page, and underneath the Username and Password box, click ‘Forgot your password.’

      If you have any more difficulties, please email to resolve.

      All the best,

      Faith & the LoveKnitting team

  7. linda riccardo Henderson says:

    I love your website. Is there any way for your system to recognize members so don’t need to sign in every time to download free patterns.

    I too have been trying to obtain patterns. Often i give up

  8. Pauline says:

    I am having trouble downloading free fox bag can someone help me with this pattern please

  9. Ann Cunningham says:

    I have tried to download pattern but it keeps coming up $6.95 for pattern. I have an account so why is it asking for payment.

  10. Jos Jefferies says:

    I am trying to sign up for an account with Love Knitting so that I can download the free patterns. (I would love to buy some of the patterns but living in South Africa the exchange rate is prohibitive.) I am using Firefox as a browser and it tells me that this is an “Untrusted Connection” and that the certificate is not trusted because no issuer chain was provided. This could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site. How can I get past this problem?

    • Faith says:

      Hi Jos,

      Sorry to hear you’ve had issues. We’re working hard to figure out what’s gone wrong, but in the meantime, please email where our lovely Smiles team will be able to give you the pattern.

      All the best,

      & the LoveKnitting team

  11. Have been trying to create an account but have been unsuccessful. Please help me. I have signed up for the newsletter.

    408 738 1459 Telephone Number

  12. carol sandiford says:

    I have forgotten my password but would like to carry on using your website to but wool and free patterns. Can you help please?

  13. Irenee Park says:

    can’t down load pattern

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