Knitting is such a brilliantly versatile craft. You can make garments, you can make blankets, you can make cosy scarves and mittens – but you can also use you needles and yarn to craft knitted flowers! These make brilliant brooches, corsages or decorative flourishes on other items. Would you like to top a teacosy with knitted flowers of the daffodil and crocus variety, like we're showing own our main picture? You'll find the free knitted flower pattern you need right here! And, even better, we've researched a selection of the best free knitted flowers patterns you can find online for you right here, so you won't even have to pay a penny for these free knitted flower patterns!
Some of the free knitted flower patterns we are featuring in this round up are featured right here on Gathered, while other free knitted flower pattern have been selected from our friends around the net. Take a look at our selection of 22 free knitted flower patterns and see which ones appeal to you. Because all the knitted flower patterns are free, what have you got to lose?
If you are looking for tips of getting started with any of these free knitted flower patterns, check out our Knitting for beginners guide. To see if yarn in your stash will work with these free knitted flower patterns, use our yarn weight conversion chart. And to see more roundups like the one, why not check out our knitting kits article? Or for more yarn flowers, don't miss our crochet flower patterns roundup.
21 of the best free knitted flower patterns
Free knitted poppy pattern
Coming up to Remembrance Sunday, this free knitted flower pattern always becomes one of the most popular free knitting patterns we have on Gathered. But we think that poppies make brilliant free knitted flower patterns all year round, and you can adapt this free knitted flower pattern with different coloured yarn to act as anemones, too.
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Free knitted flower tutorial
If you have a login on Ravelry (and what knitter DOESN"T have a login on Ravelry, eh?) you can download this free knitted flower pattern photo tutorial from Julie Taylor, guiding you through the process of making knitted flowers from your yarn scraps.
In Bloom knit wreath
Ooooh, hello beautiful! We absolutely adore this free knitted flower pattern from Lily Sugar N'Cream. In the PDF download of this free knitted flower pattern, you'll get instructions for three different knitted flowers. The download is flagged up as crochet, but don't let that put you off – this is a free knitted flower pattern that looks to have been mislabelled somewhere along the line. But with a free knitted flower pattern of this quality and appeal, we are not complaining.
Free flower knitting pattern for teacosy
This free knitted flower tea cosy by Val Pierce is one of our most beloved and longstanding free knitted flower patterns on Gathered. The patterns teaches you how to knit daffodils and crocuses, as well as the striking slip stitch tea cosy body, too.
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Peace lily free knitted flower pattern
Peace lilys make wonderful houseplant with their lovely foliage, but it is when they flower that they really come into their own. You can knit your own version of the classic peace lily bloom with this free knitted flower pattern from Hobbycraft! We love the texture on the central stamen and clever use of garter stitch curl to shape the flowers. Check out our How to knit Garter stitch post to see how easy it is to work this stitch.
Hearts ease free knitted flower pattern
We love it when there is a story behind a free knitted flower pattern! This heart's ease by Franklin Habit is also called a Wild Pansy, and he has created it be be worn as a boutonnière – or button hole flower. Who says they are just for wedding? We love the idea of using this free knitted flower pattern to create an eternal bloom that can accompany you through all of life's adventures – thank you Frankin!
Free rose knitted flower pattern
Ah, the beauty of a summer rose! And this free knitted flower pattern will never fade, or prick you with a thorn in its glorious yarn perfection. We love the idea of knitted rose buds decorating a hat, or maybe even a bridal bouquet of knitted roses! And if eternal roses are you thing, check out our How to make a paper rose article for more rose style in craft right here on Gathered.
Poinsettia free knitted flower pattern
Here's a free knitted flower pattern that will have its staring moment in your yarn decor again and again in the run up to Christmas. You'll find the free poinsettia flower knitting pattern right here on Gathered, and it is designed to be worn as a brooch but would be brilliant adapted into Christmas ornaments or decorations – just watch out for naked flames if you are using them as table decorations with candles, as the yarn version will be more flammable than the organic one.
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Free knitted sunflower pattern
Sunflowers are one of the big flower joys of summer, turning their faces towards the sky, bringing to mind cloudless blue skies and holiday times – joy! But why confine them just to summer? With a sunflower free knitted flower pattern they can bloom in yarn all year round. Why not add a yarn bee the the centre and make as a brooch to keep the fun going? You can gift it accompanied by a card made using our free bee and sunflower printables, if you like!
Free knitted gerbera flower pattern
Gerbera daisies have got to be one of our very favourite flowers. They are so bright and bold, they almost seen like cartoon flowers! But the stems always seem to droop after a few days, making them look very sad. This will never happen with this free knitted flower pattern – use it to knit up eternally vibrant gerberas for cartoon colour that won't fade.
Free rosebud knitted flower pattern
These roses, shared by Andy Craig Williams on his blog are ideal scrap busters. Plus they are potentially the cutest free knitted flower pattern we have seen so far, and we may knit a bouquet in leftover sock yarn to get some seriously stripy blooms going on.
Free fantasy garden knitted flower pattern
Hold those horses, here is another contender for the cutest free knitted flower pattern in our list! But can knitted mushroom really be classed as a flower? We recon we can allow it, and it is definitely the mushrooms that bring the fantasy element to this free knitted flower pattern – it is an entire fantasy garden in yarn form!
Cabbage rose free knitted flower pattern
From one knitted vegetable to another – except that there is certainly no problem classifying a cabbage rose as a free knitted flower pattern! Though if knitted vegetables are your thing, check out Gathered's free knitted vegetable toy patterns! This lovely design from Lily Sugar 'N Cream is just full of late summer charm, when the roses open out into big heavy blooms full of bees, and the fruit trees bend with their weight of their harvest. Just heavenly. We love the idea of using this free knitted flower pattern to decorate a bike basket as shown in the photo, too.
Free knitted flower basket afghan pattern
Here is a free knitted flower pattern with a difference – it is on a much larger scale than the other free knitted flower pattern in this selection! But it is also by far the cosiest of the free knitted flower patterns we are showcasing, because it comes as part of an afghan blanket! This knitted flower pattern is available as a free download from Lion Brand Yarn, and you can always knit the flowers without the afghan if you'd prefer.
Free illuminated knitted flower pattern
Are you looking to add an interactive, light-up element to your knitting? Then this free knitted flower pattern is the one for you! Not only does it include a cute little bee addition, the bee is actually the element that completes the circuit, so that the centre of the knitted flower lights up when the bee is added. Consider our minds well and truly blown – physics demo and cute free knitted flower pattern all in one.
Free knitted flower purse pattern
Here is another great free knitted flower pattern from Lion Brand yarn. The knitted flower purse features a daisy knitted into the fabric on the purse, then embellished with 3D additions to bring extra movement to the petals. The back on the purse have a lovely stripy pattern, too.
Sunflower dishcloth free knitted flower pattern
Oooh, we just love the texture on this free knitted flower pattern for a sunflower dishcloth. We guess that the texture is what makes it work well to clean dishes – but we think this is far too nice to use for pot washing – try Gathered's knitted dishcloth pattern instead! We'd love to showcase this sunflower as a big embellishment on a child's tee shirt – or even on an adult tee shirt for us to wear, come to think of it. However you choose to use it, this is one free knitted flower pattern you'll want to add to your collection.
Easy rose free knitted flower pattern
We know, we know – we have got quite a few roses in this free knitted flower pattern roundup. But they are so lovely! and what sets this free knitted flower pattern apart from the other roses we have featured is that they are super easy to knit and roll in one easy piece, AND there is a video tutorial showing how it is done.
Lilac free knitted flower pattern
Let your stitch pattern do the talking in this free knitted flower pattern. The holes in the flower are created using spaced cast offs. For each set of three stitches the first two are cast off and the third – now on the RH needle – is kept live. It gives you a lovely bobbly finish that lets you see through the knitted fabric to the green inside, replicating the feel of clusters on tiny flower without any complicated stitches.
Free cherry blossom socks knitting pattern
Here is an advanced free knitted flower pattern for those looking to take their flower knitting up a gear – into the form of some cherry blossom socks, perhaps? This lovely free knitted flower pattern is one of the free designs shared by Norman at Nimble Needles – but he admits it is pretty challenging! Though there are plenty of pictures in this tutorial to help guide you on the way. Keep your floral sock adventure going with Gathered's How to embroider socks tutorial, too.
Character free knitted flower patterns
There is a flavour of amigurumi crochet cuteness in this free knitted flower pattern... How can fighter flowers be so cute? Inspired by the Plants Vs Zombies video game, these botanical warriors are just so darn (yarn) cute! Created by Ginger Grant, you can get hold of this free knitted flower pattern via Ravelry. And for more amigurumi right here on Gathered, check out our free amigurumi crochet patterns round up.
How to knit flowers
Right here on Gathered we are happy to share this brilliant layered knitted flower pattern, which combines to make a showstopper knitted flower, to work the two blooms separately for a different look.
Find the How to knit flowers tutorial right here on Gathered.
Daffodil free knitted flower pattern
There is something about spring flowers that we just cannot resist. The brilliant free knitted flowers pattern comes from Hayfield using their popular Bonus DK yarn. But it is brilliant for using up any Dk yarn scraps you have in your stash, especially if they are in lovely shades of yellow and orange!
Find the free knitted flower pattern on the Hobbycraft website.
Hannah has worked on Gathered for 2 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.