Free Knitting Patterns

Simple Beanie

This is a simple pattern to make a warm hat for a cold child. A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold!

Knitted_Hat_Simple_Beanie2.pdf

Knitted KASCuddle/ Le Cuddle tricoté

The KASCuddle is designed to be an outer garment, like a “little sleeping bag” to be used over whatever clothing the baby might be wearing. The size (30" circumference, 35" long) will make it useful for babies up to the age of 12-15 months. The ‘cuff’ or ‘collar’ can be rolled up to lay younger babies’ heads on, or rolled down as the babies grow.

Knitted_Other_KASCuddle1.pdf
knitted_other_cuddle_tricote.pdf

KAS Hand-Warmers/ Chauffe Mains tricoté

The hand-warmer is designed to keep a child’s wrist and hand covered while leaving the fingers free. Classrooms are usually unheated. The hand-warmers will keep hands warm while the fingers are holding a pencil or crayon.

Knit_other_Hand_Warmers2.pdf
knitted_other_KAS_chauffe_mains_tricote.pdf

Block Stitch Square

This pattern creates a great, double thickness square in two colours, without all the confusion that you get with normal fair-isle. This stitch pattern is very useful when trying to use a soft, "unstable" yarn such as chenille or thick short eyelash, which can easily stretch out of shape used on its own.

Knitted_Square_Block_Stitch.pdf
knitted_square_bloc_fr.pdf

Checkerboard Square

This stitch pattern creates a gently textured square, and can easily be adapted for any yarn or gauge.

Knitted_Square_Checkerboard.pdf

Diagonal Square

For the slightly more advanced knitter, a diagonal square is one of the best ways to make sure that your squares are always the perfect size and shape, no matter what yarn or needles you are using!

Knitted_Square_Diagonal.pdf
knitted_square_diagonale_fr.pdf

Gemma’s Square

Zanny adapted the basket weave pattern to make a baby blanket for Gemma, her great-niece and Ronda’s granddaughter.

Knitted_Square_Gemmas.pdf

Heart Square

Show a child just how much they are loved, by rendering a heart right into their blanket square.

Knitted_Square_Heart.pdf

Mitre Square

This square is guaranteed to come out the right size, because it starts from the corner and grows outward.

Knitted_Square_Mitre_square.pdf

’Plain Jane’ Square / Carré Simple Tricote

"Plain Jane" and striped squares are the most fundamental part of what Knit-A-Square does. It takes 35 of these squares to make a blanket for a child in need, and each square is treasured (even if they sometimes come out a bit wonky!)

Knitted_Square_Plain_Jane.pdf
knitted_square_plain_jane_fr..pdf

Six Stitch Rib Square/ Carré à Côtes 6 x 6

As well as making squares which are thicker and warmer, ribbed squares have almost no curl around the edges, which makes them great, sturdy edge squares on a blanket as well as bright centre squares.

Knitted_Square_Six_Stitch_Rib.pdf
knitted_square_carre 6 cotes.pdf

Two Stitch Rib Square

This square, as well as being warm, will provide the children with a tactile pattern to explore.

Knitted_Square_Two_Stitch_Rib.pdf

Zanny’s Square

The original pattern for this square came from a pattern for a vest by Zanny. Zanny is Sandy’s mother and Ronda’s sister.

Knitted_Square_Zannys.pdf

Framed Stripes Square

The square has an interesting and attractive textured centre. It also uses up the small balls of yarn sitting at the bottom of your knitting basket. Make the square with as many colours as you like but remember to weave in all the ends.

Knitted_Square_Framed_Stripes .pdf

Knitted Go-Over/ Le Dessus Tout tricoté

The most important thing about the GO-OVER is that it has large enough armhole and neck openings to accommodate hoodies or whatever else underneath.

Knitted_Garment_KASGo_overR1.pdf
knitted_garment_le_dessus_tout_ tricoté.pdf

Zanny’s T Sweater

This sweater is from the original KAS pattern by Zanny (Ronda’s sister, Sandy’s Mother). This was the first garment pattern issued by KAS.

Knitted_garment_Zannys_T_sweaterR1.pdf

Heather’s Winter Warmer

This lovely raglan-style design uses colours and stitch textures to make a gorgeous warm sweater for a child.

knitted_garment_heathers_winter_warmer_R3.pdf

Kathy’s Cozy Jumper

The beauty is that it really is so simple to make but so warm - which is of course the most important thing.

Knitted_Garment_Kathys_Cozy_JumperR1.pdf

Teddy Hand Puppet

The children in Shelley’s school knitting club make these as their first attempt at knitting, so they must be simple! They make a companion for a lonely child to talk to, or if you make two, then it's a pair of gloves

Knitted_Toy_Teddy_Hand_Puppet.pdf

Jolly Jumpsuit Doll

This is a sweet knit doll who will give lots of hugs and love plus be smartly dressed in her Jolly Jumpsuit. She is 8 inches/ 20 cm tall, just the perfect size for a child to hold.

Knitted_Toy_Jolly_Jumpsuit_Doll.pdf

Grace’s Ribbed Vest /Veste à Côtes tricoté

This vest is stretchy with sturdy shoulder straps which makes it great for growing kids.

Knitted_Garment_Graces_Vest1.pdf
knitted_garment_vest_a_cotes.pdf

Robert’s Ribbed Slip-Over

The rib in this vest means that it will stretch over many different sizes and shapes, while keeping the child warm.

Knitted_Garment_Roberts_Ribbed_Slip-Over1.pdf

Wendy’s Slip Over

This vest allows for a generous overall length especially for KAS Care children to accommodate potentially swollen tummies.

Knitted_Garment_Wendys_Slip_Over1.pdf