Free knitted flower patterns
We've got a host of free knitted flower patterns for you to enjoy. What could be a better use for your yarn scraps than knitting flowers with them?
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.
We've gathered a selection of the best free knitted flowers patterns you can find online, so you won't even have to pay a penny to start knitting flowers! Take a look at our selection of free knitted flower patterns and see which ones appeal to you.
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.
21 of the best free knitted flower patterns
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.
- Try our How to knit flowers tutorial right here on Gathered.
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.
- Give our free poppy knitting pattern a try
Free knitted flower tutorial
This free knitted flower pattern photo tutorial from Julie Taylor guides you through the process of making these simple yet beautiful knitted flowers. It's also the perfect project for using up any of your yarn scraps.
- Have a go at this Knitted flower tutorial on Lovecrafts
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, which you can use individually or use to make a gorgeous minimalist floral wreath.
- Download this In Bloom knit wreath pattern for free on Yarnspirations
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 pattern teaches you how to knit daffodils and crocuses, as well as the striking slip stitch tea cosy body, too.
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- Stitch up our free tea cosy knitting pattern today!
Craft a tea cosy!
If you're a fan of making tea cosies and knitting flowers, you can find even more amazing patterns to try in our pick of Floral tea cosy knitting patterns.
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.
- Get the free peace lily knitting pattern from Hobbycraft
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 weddings?
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!
- Learn how to make this free Heartsease flower knitting pattern on Knitty.com
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.
- Start making our Free knitted poinsettia pattern today
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. 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 too if you like!
- Make your free knitted sunflower pattern from Lovecrafts
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.
- Get this free knitted Gerbera flower pattern on Oddknit.com
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 mushrooms 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!
- Get the instructions for this free knitted garden flower pattern from Just Crafty Enough
Cabbage rose free knitted flower pattern
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.
- This free cabbage rose flower knitting pattern is available from Lovecrafts
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 use part of the pattern for knitting flowers without the blanket if you'd prefer.
- Get stuck in to this free knitted flower basket blanket pattern from Lion Brand
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!
- Check out the free knitted flower pattern on the On The Needle blog
Get kitted out!
As well as treating yourself to some beautiful blooms, why not really spoil yourself with one of these fab knitting kits.
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.
- Find the free knitted flower purse pattern on the Lion Brand website
Sunflower dishcloth free knitted flower pattern
Oooh, we just love the texture on this free knitted flower pattern for a sunflower dishcloth. 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. However you choose to use it, this is one free knitted flower pattern you'll want to add to your collection.
- This free knitted flower pattern is available for free from Hobbycraft
Easy rose free knitted flower pattern
We have got quite a few roses in this free knitted flower pattern roundup. But they are so lovely! and what sets these 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.
- Get this free rose knitted flower pattern from StudioKnits
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.
- Try this free lilac flower knitting pattern from OddKnit.com
Free cherry blossom socks knitting pattern
Here is an advanced free pattern for those looking to take their flower knitting up a gear – in the form of some cherry blossom socks.
This lovely free knitted flower pattern is 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.
- Go pro with this free cherry blossom socks knitting pattern from Nimble Needles
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.
- You can get this free botanical creatures vs the undead knitted flower pattern on Ravelry
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!
- Knit up some spring blooms with this free knitted daffodil pattern on Lovecrafts.
Handy with a hook?
If you're just as skilled with a crochet hook as you are with a pair of knitting needles, you can find even more floral makes in our crochet flower patterns roundup.
Enjoy making flowers that last forever
We love fresh flowers, but knitting your own blooms means you can enjoy those pretty petals all year round. A range of different techniques are used in knitting flowers, so it's a great way of quickly building up your skillset too.
Knit your own houseplants
Once you've made a load of fun flowers, keep the botanical theme going by making our free knitted cactus pattern and add some knitted greenery to your home.
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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