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5 Knitting Pattern Ideas for Beginners

First-time knitting? You might probably get intimidated by how the process works. Although you have a lot of ideas, you still have to know how to start. Since you are still a beginner, which knitting pattern is the easiest for you?

For starters, here are five knitting pattern ideas for beginners. Check them out for more inspirations.

  • The basic or color block garter stitch scarf

The good thing about this project is that you only need one type of stitching. Another good thing about this is you can start practicing making fringes. You can start with the basic before going to block garter stitch scarf—once you get the hang of it, of course.

garter stitch scarf
The basic Garter Stitch scarf is a classic first crochet project and with good reason. The scarf is made in rows that have very few stitches, so that you make progress quite quickly.
fuzzy garter stitch scarf
Knitting with two yarns at the same time automatically makes your yarn bigger, cuts your knitting time, and the combination of textures makes the knitting and the final project more interesting.
skinny garter stitch scarf
A skinny scarf is an even smaller project that is great to use when teaching someone to knit.
garter stitch cowl
The garter stitch on the loop is a little different from the flat crochet in that you have to crochet a round and then roll one loop to get it right.
  • The neutral or bright color knit cap

Whether it is a beanie for your toddler or a cute knit cap for your own, the knitting pattern does not have to be complicated. In fact, you can stick to one type of stitching and carry on until the headwear is completed.

16 inch US round needle 8/5 mm or the size needed to get 9 stitches and 12 rows over 2 inch in stockinette.
Using 96 stitches, place a marker, and join the round.
With four stitches still in your needle, cut your thread leaving a long tail.
Using a thread needle, thread through the four stitches and remove it from your needle.
Pull the tail tight to collect the crown of the hat. Tie your thread to secure.
Fold the cuff over your hat for a comfortable, classic look. The extra layer of fabric over your ears will make them twice as warm.


  • The chunky knit pillow

Perhaps this pillow is not an option in tropical countries. If you live in a four-seasoned one, a chunky knit pillow makes a nice addition at home. For starters, you can knit the outer of a throw pillow as an extra design on it.

The first step to making this crochet pillowcase is thread and using 12 stitches.
Simple stockinette pattern, a classic look that’s perfect for a handmade crochet pillow.
Continue knitting and cleaning each row until your crochet measures 29 inches.
You don’t need and want any overlap. If there is, you will want the pillowcase to stretch a little to make it fit.
This is a perfect creamy white and works the farmhouse style dining corner perfectly.
  • The bulky bow headbands

A knitting pattern for your headband is also an interesting thing you should try. Just like with the cap or beanie, measure the head first before you start knitting the band. If you want something thicker, knit a double layer so the headband will stay nicely tucked in place.

The traditional horseshoe cord provides the perfect texture for a comfortable bandage with a 2 button cover. Using very thick thread.
Knitting neatly stranded color works is a skill that requires a little practice. This is the perfect little project for working on your technique because it’s relatively quick to create.
The Vanessa headband is especially comfortable for cold winter days when you need protection for your head and ears. If you prefer, you can also wear a Vanessa headband as a head covering.
The headband is knitted back and forth in the English ribs, which is very warm and comfortable to wear. Not only does this look classy, but it’s also a clever way to hide the seams.
Rib crochet headband which is very easy to wear when walking or cycling. Just add or remove 4 stitches to make the headband smaller or bigger.
  • The simple brooches

It is common to have brooches as accessories, whether on your headband, hat, or dress. Knitting one can be the first try for beginners, for example, the shape of a flower or a tiny bow.

To reduce curling and straighten leaves, steam block. It is safe for any thread, including acrylic thread, as long as you don’t touch the iron to the thread.
Thread 18 lengths of green thread into the needle thread. Repeat for each remaining green leaf, so that all six are joined into a row and thread through the base of each leaf.
Grasp both ends of the thread and pull, pulling the base of the leaves into a ring. Tie the ends tightly to keep the leaf ring shape, then pull all the ends neatly back.
Thread all the remaining ends of the red leaf through the needle hole of the thread, then thread it straight through the center of the green leaf ring backwards. Rotate the red leaves as needed until the red leaves come off the green leaves.
If you are making the kastuba into a brooch that will reveal the back, try cutting the shorter end of the thread and sewing a flannel loop into the back center of the kastuba to hide the knot.

So, do not be discouraged already when it comes to knitting. With these knitting pattern ideas for beginners, you will not feel too intimidated that you are afraid to try.