Although the use of placemats may not be as popular as they once were, they still serve two useful purposes - protecting fine furniture from food and drink spills and helping to add a bit of style to your home's dining area. Knitting placemats from the free patterns that are available is a fairly easy task for most people into knitting, and the simple shape of the majority of placemats are even good practice for beginners. Below are some the the more interesting free knitting patterns for placemats currently on the web. Feel free to experiment with these, especially in changing colors to come up with your own creation.
Preemie Hat Knitting Patterns A knitted preemie hat serves a much greater purpose than just making a new arrival look cute - they are an important way to help baby retain precious body heat that can escape through their heads. the problem is that because every baby's head is shaped just a little bit differently and a preemie's head in particular is so small that finding a proper hat can be tough - especially if shopping in stores. The answer to this is to make your own, preferably from a free knitting pattern that can be altered astitch here or there to fit a specific baby, and if the hat has the ability to stretch all the better. Here are a few free pattern that should prove of great use: (read more)
Free Knitting Patterns For Vests A knitted vest is a wonderful fashion accessory, and can be worn in any number of ways with other clothing to make quite an impact. When making a vest from one of the free knitting patterns for vests that can be found online, make certain to check that the vest you have chosen fits the intended use in terms of weight and warmth and try to match the vest to the appropriate season. A good tip for making these is that after the project is completed and the time comes for cleaning your vest to use extra caution so the vest does not shrink or loose it's shape. (read more)
Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns As any smart parent knows a baby blanket is much more than just a fashion statement that makes your child look adorable - the most important feature rests by far in the ability to keep a baby warm and healthy in preventing chills that can lead to colds. In some instances a baby blanket can accomplish both tasks quite well, but it also needs to be remembered that the proper size plays a role in selecting the right baby blanket knitting project as well. Here is a nice assortment of some of the free patternsavailable on the internet, take a closer look and there should be something that should be of use for your little one: (read more)
Free Barbie Doll Knitting Patterns Accessories for dolls in general can be quite an expensive proposition, but an individual skilled in knitting can make Barbie Doll Clothes and save considerable expense. The Barbie Doll clothes that are commercially purchased are usually costly and trendy, and in reality the don't last long once a child begins to play with them regularly. Because of the cost the overall Barbie Doll wardrobe suffers as it is just not feasible to make numerous purchases. (read more)
Free Halloween Knitting Patterns With Halloween just around the corner now is the time to get knitting on those Halloween patterns before it's too late. Luckily, many of the free knitting Halloweenpatterns are somewhat smaller and shorter in duration as some other projects, but they still demand appropriate attention - no one likes an oval shaped pumpkin that was rushed. Below you'll find some of the latest free Halloween knitting patternsavailable on the web. Many of these are fairly simple in design and do not require advanced skills to complete, but a few are a tad bit more difficult. If you decide to benefit from one of these free knitting patterns remember to drop a fast email to the creator when possible to thank them for their generosity in sharing the wonderful knitting patterns. (read more)