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Knitting Patterns for Teens

Updated on August 1, 2014
Teen knitting. CC BY 2.0, via Flickr.
Teen knitting. CC BY 2.0, via Flickr. | Source

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.

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Knitting Patterns

Band Cuffs

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

Bella Mittens

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

Bows for Headbands and Barrettes

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

HiP and Silkie

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

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Hat

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

Knit Teen Bag

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

Music Note Lunch Bag

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

Punk Rock Corset Gloves

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

Skull Flap Hat

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

Teen Striped Pillow

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

Teen’s Stripy Jumper

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


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    • JulieStrier profile image

      JulieStrier 5 years ago from Apopka, FL

      Thanks. Yeah, I know what you mean, I have my eye on some of these patterns too. :)

    • NornsMercy profile image

      Chace 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      This is really cool. I love how you chose specific things that are trending with teens! I might even make some of these even though I'm not a teen...