Free Knitting Patterns for Summer


Looking for some great free knitting patterns for summer and warmer weather? Here are our favourites!

Who doesn't love a free knitting pattern? When summer settles in and the sun is high in the sky, we're all on the lookout for projects that are airy, portable, and won't be too hot sitting in our laps. Here are some of our favourites, from brands and in yarns you love. (Love free patterns? Click here to see more!)


1. Spring Tee from Drops


Cute summer sweater free knitting pattern


This sweet summer sweater has cropped sleeves and pretty lace designs at the shoulders and neck. Knitted up in Drops Alpaca yarn, it's an economical knit that won't be too hard on the wallet. Alpaca is soft and lightweight, making it an excellent choice for a spring and summer project to toss on over a camisole or strappy sundress. Download the free pattern here


2. Bonita Top in Manos Silk Blend DK


Cute free tank top knitting pattern with lace detail


Tank tops are just what you want in the summer, letting your shoulders get some sun and feeling the warmth on your skin. This cute lace top from Manos uses their Silk Blend DK, which shows off those little eyelet patterns. The deep-v neckline looks great over a camisole, as shown here, or as a beachy coverup. Download the free pattern here. 


3. Disco Socks in Wool and the Gang Glitterball


Sparkly socks free knitting pattern


Sparkly socks? Yes, please! Socks are one of our customers' favourite summer patterns, thanks to their small size and portability - no heavy wool sitting in your lap on hot evenings. These are made in Wool and the Gang Glitterball, a sparkly sock yarn that looks great and is also hard wearing. Get the free pattern here!


4. Louis and Lily slipovers in West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep Pure DK


Free baby sweater vest knitting pattern


Baby knits are perfect for summer, and it's like knitting in miniature! These cute sweater vest slipovers are sized for little ones aged 1 month to two years old, and uses West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep, a DK weight yarn designed specially for babies. Download the free pattern here.


5. Drops of Spring Mitts in Manos Bocados


Free gradient mitts knitting pattern


How cute are these gradient mitts? They're a quick knit in this aran weight yarn from Manos, cute little 25g mini skeins of superwash sock yarn in beautiful semi-solid colours. Manos Bocados is the same as their Alegria Grande, just in miniature! Download the mitts here.


6. Stir it Up top in Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton


Cute lace top tank top free knitting pattern


This mesh lace style tank top is soft, smooth, and cool enough for even the hottest summer days. Made in Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton yarn, this 100% cotton top is simple to make, with step by step instructions that guide you from cast on to finished object in no time! Download the pattern here. 


7. Isabella cardigan in Manos Milo


Free summer cardigan knitting pattern


A cute summer cardigan is something we all need in the closet for when the sun sets and the evening gets chilly! (And for those of us in England near the Laughing Hens headquarters, when summer seems to disappear for weeks at a time!) This cute open front cardigan is made in the recently released Manos Milo, a wool and linen blend that's hand dyed by artisans in Uruguay. Download the free pattern here.


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FREE summer knitting patterns for summer