If you like using knitting machines as much as I do, you have come to the right place. I have gathered patterns for all types of items. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
What is a Knitting Machine?
A knitting machine is a specialised device used to automate and speed up the knitting process. The machine replaces the use of standard knitting needles. It manipulates the yarn and forms stitches. This allows knitters to produce larger pieces of fabric quickly and consistently.
When Can You Make with a Knitting Machine?
With a knitting machine, you can create a wide range of knitted items, including:
- Baby Items
- Stuffed Animals
- Wall Hangings
- … and More
40 Knitting Machine Patterns
Below are 40 knitting machine patterns. I have included a huge selection of patterns that everyone can enjoy working on.
1. Sunflower Pillow Knitting Machine Pattern by ExpressKnitters
This knitting machine pattern brings the radiant beauty of sunflowers into your home decor. Once completed, it will add warmth and colour to your surroundings.
To make this sunflower pillow, you will need either a 46 pin or 48 pin circular knitting machine, along with a 22 pin circular knitting machine. Assembling the flower requires basic sewing skills, including the mattress stitch.
2. Patchwork Cardigan Knitting Machine Pattern by WoodlandKnots
Are you interested in making a sweater with your knitting machine? This delightful Patchwork Cardigan Pattern is both cute and comfortable. It is perfect for keeping you warm on chilly days.
This pattern can be made on either the Sentro 48 pin or Addi Express King Size 46 pin knitting machines. The pattern includes detailed instructions for various sizing options. Also included are optional ribbing instructions for both knit and crochet.
3. Seamless Infinity Scarf Pattern by Yay For Yarn Patterns
These scarves not only serve as wonderful gifts, but are also easy to make. Personalising the scarves is a breeze. Make a solid coloured scarf or use ombre or self-striping yarn to enhance the looks without any added difficulty.
This pattern is designed for the Addi King Knitting Machine. The scarf is knit as a tube on the machine, then the ends are grafted together.
Get the Pattern by Yay For Yarn Patterns Here
4. Triceratops & Stegosaurus Dinosaur Circular Knitting Machine Pattern by ThreeMagicSheepCo
Do you have children fascinated with dinosaurs? Here are 2 knitting machine patterns for a Triceratops and a Stegosaurus. Whether you make these for playtime or to decorate a nursery, these prehistoric pals will bring a bit of whimsy to any space.
Both dinosaurs can be made on a 48 or 46 pin machine and a 22 pin machine. The patterns are suitable for intermediate level knitters.
5. Fox Scarf Sentro Knitting Machine Pattern by BetweenMeAndEwe
Keep cosy and warm with this adorable fox scarf. It is perfect for autumn and winter. The scarf would make a great gift for an animal lover.
The knitting machine pattern is designed for those with beginner to intermediate level skills. This pattern can be worked on a 40, 46, or 48 pin knitting machine.
6. Circular Knitting Machine Pattern Button Scarf by Crochet it Creations
Are you looking for fashionable accessories to elevate your winter wardrobe? This gorgeous button scarf seamlessly combines warmth and style.
This free knitting machine pattern includes both written instructions and a full video tutorial. The pattern can be worked on a 46 or 48 pin circular knitting machine and a 22 pin circular knitting machine. The finished scarf, excluding the fringe, measures 42 inches (106.68 cm) long x 6 inches (15.24 cm) wide.
Get the Pattern by Crochet it Creations Here
7. Braided Cowl Scarf Knitting Pattern by FizzpopCo
Draped around your neck, this braided cowl scarf will add a touch of elegance to your ensemble. The braided design makes it suitable for both casual outings and formal occasions.
The Braided Cowl Scarf knitting pattern is designed for the Addi Express Professional and the Sentro 22 knitting machines. It can also be worked on a 22-26 peg circular loom.
8. Small Messenger Bag Circular Knitting Machine Pattern by Dianalevineknits
Here is a fun pattern to make a small messenger bag. The bag is not only stylish, but also functional. The pattern works up quickly, so you can make several of these bags in different colours to complement all your outfits.
This pattern includes a link to a free YouTube video tutorial. To make the bag you will need a 46 or 48 needle circular knitting machine and a 22 needle circular knitting machine.
9. Barnyard Chicken Circular Knitting Machine Pattern by AlpineMoss
Perfect for farmhouse decor, this chicken is easy to make. Place it on a sofa, a chair, or use it as a decoration in your kitchen. Designed to be snuggable, it also makes a wonderful toy for children.
Created for the Sentro or Addi Express 48/46 pin circular knitting machines. The pattern only requires basic knitting skills. You will also need to know basic crochet stitches and embroidery.
10. Cactus Knitting Pattern by KlaudiasKraftyKorner
Here is a knitting machine cactus pattern perfect for creating decorative pieces quickly. Adorn your space with these creations, or make them as housewarming gifts. They are great for adding plants to a room without the hassle of taking care of them.
This knitted cactus pattern provides clear, step-by-step instructions with over 45 detailed pictures. There are two designs: a spotted cactus and striped cactus. The completed cactus typically ranges in size from 8 to 10 inches. Size will vary depending on your yarn tension, yarn weight, and stuffing.
11. Cute Toddler and Baby Montessori Unicorn Stacker Pattern by Cutiegurumies
Create this cute unicorn stacker toy for the little ones in your life. The delightful creation is a great plush toy that sparks joy and learning. It also aids in the development of fine motor skills. The unicorn’s vibrant colours and soft texture will provide hours of enjoyment.
This knitting machine pattern features over 60 pictures and detailed instructions. You will need a 22 pin machine and a 46 or 48 pin machine.
12. Addi Boho Towel Ring Pattern by Day’s Crochet
This attractive kitchen accessory will add a touch of boho chic to your space while holding your towel. If you sell at craft fairs, this towel ring holder is always a popular choice that sells very well.
The free pattern includes a video tutorial to make the project even easier. To make the holder, you will need an Addi 22 pin circular knitting machine. The pattern is suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Get the Pattern by Day’s Crochet Here
13. Easy Trousers Knitting Pattern by Frejaknits
These trousers seamlessly blend fashion and ease. They are extremely comfortable thanks to their stretchy nature. From lounging to outings, they will make a versatile addition to your daily wardrobe.
This pattern is for one size. They have lots of stretch, so they will fit for a range of sizes (EU size 32-40). The pattern is designed for the Sentro 48 needle or Addi Express 46 needles knitting machine. A pair of pants can be completed in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes.
14. The Brooklynn Beanie Circular Knitting Machine Pattern by PugHugsnHookery
Here is a knitted beanie with a subtle stripe design. It is finished off with a large fluffy pom pom to add a bit of playfulness. It is a wonderful choice for both fashion and warmth.
This pattern is suitable for those with an intermediate skill level. It is written in English using US terminology.
15. Woodland Babies Knitting Machine Pattern by ExpressKnitters
Create a whole forest of friends with these knitting machine patterns. The bundle includes woodland animal patterns for a Deer, Moose, Bear, Frog, Fox, and Bunny. Once crafted, these adorable animals will make great gifts for your nature-loving friends and family.
To bring these adorable creatures to life, you will need either a 46 pin or 48 pin circular knitting machine and a 22 pin circular knitting machine. To assemble the cuties, you will need basic sewing skills.
16. Bella & Brin Ear Warmer Pattern for Circular Knitting Machines by SnowyAspenCreations
You can make this eye-catching accessory using your knitting machine. This piece has a unique design that blends style and warmth. It will easily complement any outfit you are wearing.
The pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced level machine knitters. It does require some minor sewing, and assembly. The pattern can be worked on a range of knitting machines, including 22, 32, 40, 46, and 48 pin models.
17. Horizontal Stitch Hats Patterns by Dianalevineknits
These hats offer a unique twist on traditional knitting by featuring a horizontal stitch pattern. They are unisex a perfect for keeping you snug in colder weather. There is an option of adding a pom pom to showcase your individual style.
This hat can be knit on the Addi Express Kingsize Knitting Machine and the Sentro 48 Needle Knitting Machine. To create these versatile hats, you will need medium weight yarn, a darning needle, and optional accessories like a pom pom and knitting tag.
18. Passap Tuckerboard Tuck Stitch Reversible Baby Blanket Pattern by knittsings
This knitting machine pattern will create a beautiful baby blanket with a striking pattern. The blanket would make a wonderful addition to a baby’s nursery or your home decor.
Designed for flatbed knitting machines, this pattern guides you through the creation of the baby blanket. The finished size of the blanket can be altered to your needs.
Get the Pattern by knittsings Here
19. Squid Knitting Machine Pattern by ExpressKnitters
Do you want to make a whimsical creation? Check out this cute plush squid. Once completed, this charming sea creature can be displayed on a shelf or used to decorate a child’s room.
To make this squid plushie you will need either a 46 pin or 48 pin circular knitting machine and a 22 pin circular knitting machine. The addition of pipe cleaners allows you to adjust the tentacles. Basic sewing skills, including mattress stitching, are essential to complete this project.
20. Hooded Blanket Sentro Knitting Machine Pattern by BetweenMeAndEwe
Use your knitting machine to make a cosy and warm hooded blanket. The blanket is perfect for lounging at this house on chilly evenings or lazy weekends.
The pattern is suitable for those with beginner to intermediate level skills. To complete the blanket, you will also need basic crochet and sewing skills. To complete this project, you will need either a 46 pin or 48 pin knitting machine and a 22 pin machine. Included are 2 sizes: small and large.
21. A Simple Knitting Machine Hat Pattern by Knittsings
This versatile hat is as comfortable as it is fashionable. This hat has clean lines and a classic design that easily complements any outfit. The added cuff around the ears not only provides an extra layer of warmth but also enhances the looks of the hat.
The pattern is specifically designed for flatbed knitting machines. This pattern is straight forward, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced knitters. The hat is knit as a square and the fabric is folded and sewn to create the hat.
Get the Pattern by knittsings Here
22. Hoodie Sweater Knitting Machine Pattern by VoxyYarnDelight
This cosy hoody is cute and colourful. It would make a great choice for casual outings or lounging at home. There is even an option to add crochet details.
The hoody works up quickly using a 46 or 48 pin circular knitting machine, like the Addi Express or Sentro. Included is a comprehensive size guide so you can adjust the pattern to fit any size. You will receive three versions of the pattern: one without crochet, one with UK crochet terms, and one with US crochet terms.
23. Knitted ribbed Top Pattern by CreativeYarnbyFabi
This top features a ribbed design that makes it stylish and comfortable. It is the perfect top when you are looking for a casual vibe. It can be paired with jeans, skirts, or shorts.
Specially designed with beginners in mind, this top can be completed by knitters of every skill level. The pattern comes with detailed and easy-to-follow instructions, along with valuable tips and a video tutorial. The pattern can be worked on any circular knitting machine with 46 or more needles.
24. Hooded Gilet Pattern by VoxyYarnDelight
When making this hooded gilet you can use alternating block colours or a single hue. Both choices will result in an eye-catching aesthetic. Add buttons for a polished look, or keep it buttonless for casual wear.
The Hooded Gilet is knit on a 46 or 48 pin circular knitting machine. The trim is worked on a 22 pin circular knitting machine. Once you have all the pieces made, they are seamlessly joined with the mattress stitch. The pattern includes sizes S-XL (UK 8-20).
25. Khakis & Grays Knitting Machine Hat Pattern by JpsDesignShop by ErynMakesDesigns
The Khakis & Grays Beanie Hat is a charming design that is finished off with a pom pom. You can use this pattern to create hats for all your friends and family. You can even sell this hat at craft fairs.
This machine knitting pattern is for a 48 pin knitting machine. The pattern allows you to create a distinctive hat using your favourite colours.
26. Daisy Cushion Circular Knitting Machine Pattern
The Daisy Cushion would make a delightful addition to any home. The shaped flower design would complement any garden-inspired or country style decor. Or simply use the pillow to add some cheer to your home.
To make the Daisy Cushion you will need a 46 or 48 pin circular knitting machine. The pattern includes detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs. Completed, the finished cushion will measure approximately 22 inches (55 cm) wide.
27. Throw Pillow Tutorial
Create a rainbow inspired springtime throw pillow by following this free video tutorial. It is a very simple pattern that will bring colour into your decor.
This pillow is made in 2 pieces. There is an outer tube and an inner. They are then seamed, stuffed, and then seamed one more time. You can easily make this pillow on a 48 pin Sentro knitting machine.
28. Large Pumpkin & Leaf Knitting Pattern by Dianalevineknits
Decorate for autumn using this cute, knitted pumpkin. It would make a stunning decorative piece that captures the essence of the season. Make the pumpkin in classic orange, or get crafty and use some fun colours.
The pattern requires a 22 pin knitting machine, a 46 pin knitting machine and either a 46 or 48 pin knitting machine. The pattern also includes instructions for creating the stem and a medium-sized leaf. When finished, the pumpkin will measure about 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide x 7 inches (17.78 cm) tall.
29. Sunset Sweater Knitting Pattern by VoxyYarnDelight
Inspired by the sunsets on a warm summer day, this sweater is a beautiful work of art. Not only will it keep you warm, but also adds a touch of rustic charm to your wardrobe.
This sweater works up quickly using a 40, 46, or 48 pin circular knitting machine. If you want to add the optional trim, you will need to know basic crochet. The pattern includes a comprehensive size guide, so you can get the perfect fit.
30. Fall Wreath & Fall Centerpiece Knitting Pattern from Dianalevineknits
Get ready for autumn decorating with these knitting machine patterns. You will be able to create a fall-inspired wreath, apples, pumpkins, gourds, and acorns. You can combine these elements to create a centrepiece or use them separately around your home.
To complete these knitting machine patterns, you will need an I-Cord knitting machine (or crochet hook) and a 48 pin Sentro knitting machine.
31. Colour Blend Scarf Pattern by The Crochet Crowd
The colour blend scarf has an irresistibly soft texture and gracefully transitioning hues. The colour blends create a captivating visual appeal. This scarf will add a bit of fun to your outfit.
You can complete this scarf in just about 2 hours. Using the Bernat Mosaic yarn eliminated the need for colour changes. The scarf is knit on an Addi Express King Size Loom Knitting Machine. Completed, the scarf measures 67 inches (170.18 cm) long x 14 inches (35.56 cm) wide.
Get the Pattern by The Crochet Crowd Here
32. Addi Free Knitting Machine Pattern
The adorable Addi Bear lovey seamlessly blends knitting machine and crochet techniques. This delightful creation has a playful design that young children will love.
This pattern is primarily worked on the Addi Express Kingsize knitting machine. The free video tutorial will guide you through the process of making the bear.
33. Bunny Floppy Ears Pattern by ExpressKnitters
Create your very own plush bunny using this knitting machine pattern. The finished floppy eared bunny is perfect for cuddling. It would make a wonderful Easter basket stuffer.
To make this adorable bunny, you will need a 46 or 48 pin circular knitting machine and a 22 pin circular knitting machine. Once completed, the bunny measures approximately 13-14 inches (33.02-35.56 cm) tall. The finishing touches require basic sewing skills, specifically the mattress stitching technique.
34. Heart Knitting Machine Hat Pattern by TheKnittingSisters
The heart hat would make a sweet winter accessory. The hat features a large heart motif that is sure to stand out.
To complete this knitting machine pattern, you will need to be familiar with casting on, casting off, and colour changes.
35. Twisted Knitting Machine Headband Pattern by Marching North
Here is a free knitting machine pattern to create an adorable, twisted headband. It is a fantastic project with step-by-step written pattern instructions and a video tutorial. You can use this pattern to knit a headband for yourself, as a gift, or to sell at craft shows.
The pattern is sized for adults with a head circumference of about 22 inches (55.88 cm) to 24 inches (60.96 cm).
Get the Pattern by Marching North Here
36. Hearty Scarf Pattern by BetweenMeAndEwe
The Hearty Scarf is a delightful accessory created with a circular knitting loom. As the scarf is draped around your neck, the heart motif will be visible. Use the suggested white, pink, and red. Or mix it up and use unconventional colours.
This project is suitable for those with beginner to intermediate level skills. The Hearty Scarf can be created using a 40, 46, or 48 pin knitting machine.
37. Knitting Machine Snowman Pattern by KnettaKnits
Get ready for the holidays with this Easy Breezy Snowman knitting pattern. The pattern combines machine knitting and crochet techniques. The snowman’s body and hat are made using a knitting machine. The nose and scarf are crocheted.
This pattern calls for worsted weight size 4 yarn, a 40 needle knitting machine, and a size H crochet hook. You will also need safety eyes, stuffing, a needle, and a pom pom maker.
38. Santa Hat Free Knitting Machine Pattern by Crafty Gemini
Craft your very own festive Santa Hat with this free knitting machine tutorial. In less than 20 minutes, you can have a hat completed and ready to wear to your holiday celebrations. You can whip up several of these hats for family and friends to help spread holiday cheer.
This pattern is perfect for both beginners and experienced knitters. The tutorial comes with a video that guides you, step-by-step, through the process. To make the Santa Hat, you will need a 48 pin knitting machine.
Get the Pattern by Crafty Gemini Here
39. Christmas Wreath Circular Knitting Machine Pattern by Dianalevineknits
Make a festive addition to your holiday decor with this braided Christmas wreath knitting machine pattern. The finished wreath is perfect for getting you in the holiday spirit. You can hand it on a door, a wall, or use it to create a centrepiece.
The braided Christmas wreath knitting machine pattern is designed for a 22 needle circular knitting machine. To complete the wreath, you will need to know casting on, casting off, seaming, and the mattress stitch. The wreath’s completed size is approximately 14 inches (35.56 cm) in diameter.
40. Poncho Pattern Circular Knitting Machines by Passionforknitting1
Wrap yourself in stylish comfort with this beautiful poncho. The poncho is the perfect blend of fashion and cosiness. Its design will complement various while helping to keep you warm on chilly days.
The pattern is for one size. Completed, it will fit sizes US 12-14 (UK 16-18). This poncho pattern is designed for Addi 46 and Sentro 48 circular knitting machines. The pattern includes clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Knitting Machines
Are there different types of items I can knit using a knitting machine?
Yes, knitting machines offer the versatility to make an array of items like scarves, sweaters, hats, blankets, and more.
Do knitting machines make a lot of noise?
Certain knitting machines do make some noise while in use. The level of noise can differ based on the machine’s specific design.
Is knowledge of hand knitting necessary to operate a knitting machine?
No, prior experience in hand knitting is not required to use a knitting machine. However, having some knowledge can be beneficial.
Are knitting machines safe for children?
Certain knitting machines are suitable for children. However, they typically require supervision and guidance due to their complexity.
Is it okay to use any yarn with a knitting machine?
Most knitting machines come with recommended yarn weights and types. It is crucial to stick to the suggested yarn to prevent dropped stitches, tension problems, jams, or machine malfunctions.
Are knitting machines beginner-friendly?
Certain knitting machines come with features designed to be friendly for beginners.
What are the different kinds of knitting machines?
Circular, flatbed, and combination knitting machines are available. Combination machines provide both circular and flat knitting functionalities.
Knitting machine patterns provide a simple way to craft unique and cozy items for yourself or loved ones.
Knitting machine patterns offer a convenient and enjoyable way to create a variety of knitted items. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, these machines offer endless possibilities.
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- Knitted Cat Ears Hat Patterns
- Knitted Cropped Sweater Patterns
- Double Knit Patterns
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From cozy scarves to intricate garments, knitting machine patterns are a fun way to create knitted creations.