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Knitting Patterns for Teens
In recent years, there has been an increased interest in crafts from people of all ages, including teens. Knitting is no exception. However, one pain point frequently expressed by teen knitters is the difficulty in finding patterns that suite their style. Many times patterns are just too “old lady-ish”. Similarly, knitters often want to make something for the teen in their life, and discover a lack of patterns that fit their teen’s style.
This hub aims to fix both problems by putting patterns for teens in one easy to find spot. Just follow the blue links below to access the patterns.
What kind of knitter are you?
These cute cuffs work up quickly, and use very little yarn, so they’re great for stash busting. The color combinations are endless. Skill Level: Beginner
Inspired by the movie Twilight, these mittens are perfect for fans, or for anyone who lives in cold climates. Follow the link at the bottom of the post to access the free pattern on Google Docs. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
This cute bow pattern can be used for headbands, barrettes, pins, and more. One size fits all, this pattern is available free from Lion Brand. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This pattern is basically a two in one – you can create a thin bias scarf version of the Harry Potter scarf, or the silkie, a bias scarf that is finished with a pair of D rings to turn it into a belt. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Similar in style to the Teen Tassel Hat (below), this square hat pattern features Jack Skellington’s face on the front. Works up as a long rectangle that you fold over and stitch up the side. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This small knitted bag is perfect for the teen on the go. The base of the bag features a zig-zag pattern, while the top flap features bright circles in a contrasting color to really make it stand out. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This beautiful lacy beret pattern is a free PDF download available from Wolly Wormhead. The pattern is given in both English and Italian. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Carry your lunch in style with this cute music note lunch bag. The pattern is available for free from Teen Knitter Magazine, a knitting magazine created for teens by teens. Skill Level: Intermediate
These striped, corset laced fingerless gloves are perfect for the punk rock teen. Pattern available for free from The Running Yarn. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
A great pattern for teen boys or rocker girls, this skull flap hat features a ring of skulls with crossbones and x’s. Each earflap also has a skull and crossbones. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
This easy striped pillow pattern is free from Lion Brand. Great for teens who are just learning how to knit (or anyone else new to knitting). Skill Level: Beginner
A striped long sleeve top for teens. The yoke is accented with smaller, contrasting strips to really make the pattern pop. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
My Other Knitting Related Hubs
- Free Knitting Patterns - Leg Warmers
Leg warmers, a 1980s fashion trend, is making a comeback. Make a statement of your own and keep your legs warm by knitting your very own pair of leg warmers. With patterns for beginners or more those more experienced, any level of knitter is sure to
- Knitting with Double Pointed Needles for Beginners
Learn how to circular knit using four double pointed knitting needles (DPNs). Knitting with DPNs allows you to create seamless items such as socks, hats, mittens, and more. This hub is particularly geared toward the novice knitter.