Have you seen all the knitting patterns Ravelry has available? Sometimes it can seen quite daunting because there are so many to choose from. And if you are looking for crochet patterns, Ravelry has a wealth of those for you, too.


We're highlighting the best Ravelry knitting patterns and Ravelry crochet patterns for you here so you can browse our curated selection without having to grind your way through the entire site. Some of these patterns are from our designers who have created projects from Simply Knitting, Simply Crochet or The Knitter magazines. Others are patterns Ravelry has to buy that we just love.

One of the things that makes a Ravelry knitting pattern or a Ravelry crochet pattern from Immediate Media so appealing is that every pattern has been triple checked by the magazine teams. So you know the pattern will hook or knit up just as it is intended to, thanks to our team of technical editors. No frogging required with these patterns! Whichever craft you prefer, take a look and see if you agree with our top picks.

Oh and if money's a bit tight at the moment, don't worry, we've got loads of free crochet projects for you to try!

Best knitting patterns on Ravelry

Fiona the Flamingo

knitting pattern rivalry flamingo in a tutu

With their long legs and strangely-balanced strutting about, there is something about flamingoes that reminds us of ballerinas. Just not very elegant ballerinas! But we would never be able to say that to this adorable Fiona Flamingo. Instead we'd have to tell her how very graceful she looked in her fluffy pink tutu. This knitting pattern is designed by Amanda Berry.

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Jura Fair Isle cardigan

fait il knitting pattern ravelry with heart stripes

Mary Henderson knows a thing or two about Fair Isle. And she has excelled herself with this knitting pattern with its sweet bands of hearts and delicate peerie patterns. The classic XO are in there too but in gradients of colour to make them even more appealing to cast on.

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Striped jumper knitting pattern

slouchy jumper in black and yellow stripes

There is no rule that says you have to knit this striped jumper knitting pattern in black and yellow. But given the choice, why would you want to change it? We love the soft and slouchy finish you get from the worsted-weight yarn. And looking like a bee is just an added bonus.

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Lace skirt knitting pattern

Ravelry knitting pattern of a lace knee length skirt in pink yarn

Lace knitting is a wonderful skill. It is not the easiest technique, but if you get the tension right, you can create absolutely stunning garments. This lace skirt, designed by Anna Wilkinson is a great example for that. If you need any pointers, check out our Lace knitting guide.

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Fair Isle mittens knitting pattern

Colourful raillery knitting pattern of fair isle mittens modelled by lady with curly brown hair

Fair Isle is probably our favourite. We do have a free pattern for some Fair Isle fingerless gloves for you on Gathered. But if you want a more advanced pattern, try these wonderfully colourful gloves by Anna Wilkinson.

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Best crochet patterns on Ravelry

Nordic jumper crochet pattern

Lady drinking tea in leg warmers and chunky crochet jumper

Is it the ball of yarn on this lady's side table? Or the fact we love curling our legs under us on the sofa, too? Whichever it is, this jumper just seems so perfect for us! We hope you'll feel the same as it is so flattering and easy to wear. Nordic up your everyday with this crochet pattern by Fran Morgan.

Find the Nordic jumper crochet pattern on Ravelry

Amigurumi alpaca crochet pattern

wooly white llama plush toy with embroidered eyelashes

We've heard that alpacas and llamas are not the same animal. But who is to say this is not an amigurumi llama? We guess Lisa Sturmey who created this design would be the one to tell us. But we just love his storable fur and long dreamy eyelashes.

Buy the amigurumi alpaca crochet pattern on Ravelry

Amigarumi guinea pig crochet pattern

Crochet pattern on ravelry of a guinea pig with a crochet carrot in the background

Keeping things cute, hook on this sweet fluffy guinea pig. Complete with pink crochet bow and crochet carrot, this is one creature who knows how to accessorise! For more amigurumi, check out our crochet animal patterns roundup.

Buy the amigurumi guinea pig crochet pattern on Ravelry

Tunisian cardi crochet pattern

Blue and white raillery crochet pattern using tunisian crochet shot against a brick wall

Have you tried Tunisian crochet? You should check out our how to do Tunisian crochet guide for the basics, and then hook on this magnificent cardigan! It is designed by Simone Francis with sensational cross and triangle shapes decorating the backs, too.

Buy the Tunisian cardigan crochet pattern on Ravelry

Bee my baby crochet blanket

ravelry crochet pattern of hex blanket in golden colours with tiny bees

We heart anything hexie. Especially when those hexes come in golden hues and complete with tiny bees! This special blanket is designed by Becca Parker. You can see more great crochet designs from her in the To Be Adorned Etsy store.You can get the Bee My Baby crochet pattern from Ravelry for £3.50 – the pattern for the tiny bees is includes, too!


Find the Bee My Baby blanket crochet pattern on Ravelry


Hannah BellisKnitting Editor, Gathered

Hannah has worked on Gathered for 3 years, since our launch in 2019. At school Hannah learned to knit collaborating on dorcas blankets – now she edits our knitting section. She inherited her love of stitching and embroidery from her talented grandmother, and her passion for thread led her to be Editor of The World of Cross Stitching for six years. Card making is a more recent passion, developing from her position as editor of Cross Stitch Card Shop. She loves using kinetic techniques to make cards that move – she was editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine for over four years, creating loads of card making video tutorials at www.youtube.com/PapercraftTV.

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