40 of the Best Free Loop Yarn Patterns and Projects

Have you found yourself caught up in the loop yarn craze?  You aren’t the only one!  

Just take a walk through the yarn section of craft stores, and you will see so many new options of this fun puffy yarn with continuous loops right in it. You can push these loops through each other to make a fabric that looks and acts like knitting.  

The only tools you need are your hands and a pair of scissors!

Loop yarn comes in so many colors, from lights to darks, pastels to brights, solids to variegated.  You are sure to find the color you want depending on what you plan to make.

Just perfect for the free loop yarn patterns and projects we have below!

Is the loop yarn worth the hype?  Is it really as simple as everyone says?  For sure!!!  With the loops already in the yarn, there is no need for needles or hooks; you just use your fingers to “finger knit”!

It has become very popular because nearly anyone can learn to knit with loop yarn.  

Young children enjoy the craft and find it simple to learn; they don’t have to deal with cumbersome needles.  And it’s much easier to transition to knitting with needles once you’ve mastered loop yarn finger knitting.

It’s a great activity to do with older folks who find knitting with needles too difficult with tired eyes.  What a simple way for those who want to occupy their hands and minds!

And it’s just plain fun!  Techniques like changing colors and binding off are so simple.

Most people find it meditative to work with the loop yarn, weaving the loops together.  People who tend to fidget can benefit from the calm that working with this yarn brings.

Free Loop Yarn Projects

We have put together some awesome free loop yarn patterns for you to enjoy. Loop yarn is great for blankets, but we also found some other new and interesting loop yarn projects you will enjoy.

Let’s Start With Blankets

We have so many patterns for blankets.  They are all very different with striping and cables and more. 

Loop yarn makes perfect throws as well as the softest baby blankets. Most are simple enough to change the size to your liking. You are sure to find a free loop yarn blanket pattern that’s just right for you.

How About Hats?

There are links to chunky winter hats for babies to adults, along with beanies that are fun to make and fun to wear.  The adorable baby hat has cat ears!  So cute!

Free Scarf, Cowl, and Cardigan Patterns

You will be surprised to see all of the different scarves we have listed below.  There are very simple scarves for beginners and more advanced cowls and infinity scarves to try. 

There is a fun pattern for kids to make a colorful loop yarn scarf for kids to try finger knitting using Crayola Off the Hook Yarn.  Using only their fingers, kids can create a scarf in a few hours with our free pattern. 

Be sure to check out the cardigan patterns; you’ll love the Namaste At Home Cardigan with its oversize design made from the soft loop yarn.

I can’t tell you how badly I want to make the super cozy pocket wrap. It looks amazing; it sits around your shoulders like a shawl, looks like a cardigan from the front, and has deep pockets!!  That just might be my next project!

How About Home Accessories? 

Are you looking for something different to make from loop yarn?  Learn how to make a cute heart pillow with our new loop yarn pattern. 

The video and photo tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions.  This loop yarn pillow would be a perfect gift for Valentine's Day.  

We found a very unique loop yarn pattern for a pillow with loops on one diagonal then smooth on the other, as well as one for a round pillow using variegated yarn.

There are several free loop patterns for rugs for your home.  Loop yarn makes the softest rugs.  Check out the link for the loop yarn and latch hook canvas rug pattern to make a cute variation of the others.

A great pattern can be found here to make a hybrid crochet/loop yarn basket for your home, and we have a free loop yarn pattern to make a really cool plant hanger.

Take a look around at all of the other free patterns for items for the home!

Holiday Items

I was so surprised to see the pattern for the Christmas tree skirt; there is no limit to what you can make with loop yarn. 

Check out the quick Valentine and Easter wreaths you can make in as little as 30 minutes! There is even a pattern for Christmas stockings!

Enjoy looking at our free loop yarn patterns below and be sure to visit our Loop Yarn Tutorial page for many tutorials and projects to make with loop yarn.

Do you want to purchase loop yarn in the convenience of your home?  Amazon has an excellent selection of different brands and colors of loop yarn.

40 of the Best Free Loop Yarn Patterns and Projects

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Adult Loop Yarn Scarf

Adult Loop Yarn Scarf

Do you need a new scarf for this winter? Don't look any further than this fluffy loop yarn scarf. A free loop yarn scarf pattern and tutorial. Staff

Baby Blanket Pattern with Loopy Yarn

Baby Blanket Pattern with Loopy Yarn

Make this EZ striped garter stitch baby blanket using pre-looped yarn and a free pattern from Yarnspirations


Backpack #ad

Finger knit a joyful backpack for your child. JOANN

Bath Rug Loop Yarn Pattern

Bath Rug Loop Yarn Pattern

Learn how to make a fluffy, soft loopy bath mat using loop yarn. Our free pattern and tutorial will teach a new stitch.

Blanket - Textured Blanket Using Loop Yarn

Blanket - Textured Blanket Using Loop Yarn

Learn how to make this Loop Yarn Textured Blanket with our free pattern by watching our video or reading our photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions. Staff

Blanket Pattern

Click for a free loop yarn pattern for a cozy, loop yarn blanket. TL Yarn Crafts

Blanket Pattern - Loop yarn

Make a finger knitted blanket with loop yarn and a very simple finger knitting technique. Click for the free pattern. Make & Do Crew

Bolero Shrug

With loop yarn and your fingers, finger knit a Bolero shrug using this free pattern. Good Knit Kisses

Bunny Scarf

Bunny Scarf

Do you know someone who like bunnies? Make this adorable bunny scarf using loop yarn for them. Quick and easy free project. Yarnspirations

Butterfly Hanging Organizer

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A little girl will love this cute butterfly hanging organizer hanging around their bedroom. JOANN

Cables Throw

Cables Throw

Love to cozy up with cables, but don't want to knit them traditionally? Try loop knitting. Yarnspirations



Create a quick and easy cardigan fashion accessory with loop yarn and this free pattern. Simple to make and easy to wear, this cardigan is made in one piece, folded, and then seamed to form armholes. Yarnspirations

Cardigan from Loopy Yarn

Click to learn how to use the loop yarn to make a soft, comfy cardigan with a free pattern by The Hook Nook Life

Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings #ad

Create some striped loop yarn stockings to hang above the fireplace for Christmas. JOANN

Chunky Hat with loop yarn

Learn how to make a chunky hat with loop yarn and a free pattern from Sugar Bee Crafts

Criss-Cross Cowl

Criss-Cross Cowl #ad

Learn the criss-cross stitch and at the same time create this wonderful bulky, soft cowl with loop yarn using this free pattern. JOANN

Criss-Cross Pillow PDF

Create a beautiful and plush pillow with loop yarn with this free pattern. Yarnspirations

Criss-Cross Scarf

Criss-Cross Scarf

A soft and plush scarf that is easy to knit with loop yarn. No knitting needles necessary. The pattern is free from Yarnspirations

Doll Scarf

Doll Scarf

Make a quick and easy scarf for your doll using loopy yarn for an American Girl Doll or 18" doll.
This project is a wonderful way to use up scraps of leftover loop yarn from other projects. One skein of loop yarn could make many of these scarves!

Easter Loop Yarn Wreath

Easter Loop Yarn Wreath

Learn how to make a cute, easy Easter wreath with loop yarn and a free pattern from

Easy Loop Yarn Scarf

Learn how to make an easy loop scarf with this free pattern from Nicki's Homemade Crafts

EZ Baby Bear Hat

EZ Baby Bear Hat

Make an adorable hat for a little one with this free loop yarn pattern. Yarnspirations

EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

How to make a loop yarn pillow. This EZ Garter Ridge Pillow pattern is free from Yarnspirations. Watch our video to learn how to make the pillow with this loop yarn pattern.
Get the free pattern here. Staff


Flower #ad

Create loop yarn flower with scrap loop yarn and embellish jackets, handbags, totes and more. JOANN

Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

Learn how to make a heart pillow with loop yarn by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step photo tutorial. Our free pattern is included with a chart. This is a fun, cute knitting project. No knitting needles required, just your fingers. Staff

Loop Yarn Beanie

Loop Yarn Beanie

You don’t need to know how to knit to finger loop this cozy hat! Just use loop yarn and this free pattern. Yarnspirations

Loop Yarn Criss-Cross Scarf

Loop Yarn Criss-Cross Scarf

Learn how to make a fun criss-cross scarf using the new loop yarn with our video and photo tutorial.

Loop Yarn Rug

Loop Yarn Rug #ad

Learn how to make Loop Yarn Rug with these detailed step-by-step instructions to complete your project today! JOANN

Loop Yarn Rug Tutorial

Loop Yarn Rug Tutorial #ad

It's simple and fast to make a rug with loop yarn and latch hook canvas. JOANN

Loop Yarn Scarf for Kids

Loop Yarn Scarf for Kids

Finger Knitting for Kids! Kids will love to make a colorful loop yarn scarf with the Crayola Off the Hook Yarn. Using only their fingers, kids can create a scarf in a few hours with our free finger knitting scarf pattern and tutorial. Staff

Loop Yarn Throw Blanket

How to finger knit a throw blanket from loopy yarn and a free pattern from Everyday Jenny

Looping Stripes Throw Free Pattern

Looping Stripes Throw Free Pattern

Want to snuggle up under a handmade blanket but don’t knit or crochet? Never fear, Loop yarn is the answer! Just start looping and you’ll have your very own throw in no time. Click for the free pattern by Yarnspirations

Loopy Corner Crochet Pillow PDF

This unique looking pillow would be a wonderful addition to your living room! Click for a free pattern and instructions to make this fun pillow from Loop Yarn. Yarnspirations

Loopy Edge Crochet Basket

Loopy Edge Crochet Basket #ad

Crochet a basket and embellish with a soft, loopy rim. JOANN

One-Ball Looped Cowl

One-Ball Looped Cowl

Grab a ball of Loop-It yarn and get looping with this cowl pattern. Yarnspirations

Planner Pouch

With this customizable loop yarn pattern, you can protect a planner, Bible or book with a loop yarn cover. Good Knit Kisses

Plant Holder

Plant Holder #ad

You can finger knit plant holder with loop yarn with this tutorial. JOANN


Pouf #ad

Create this versatile accent piece for your home with loop yarn. JOANN

Puffy Seed Stitch Cowl

Whip up a puffy, soft cowl as a fashion accessory with a free pattern from Marty Bird

Rainbow Blanket

Rainbow Blanket

This sweet little blanket is perfect for nap time! It’s easy to make, you don’t have to know how to knit or crochet, just pull the loops through and you’ll have a cute blanket when finished. Yarnspirations

Round Pillow

Round Pillow

With this free pattern make a round pillow using loop yarn. The unique loops in this yarn makes this project quick and easy! Yarnspirations

Strawberry Waffle Loop It Scarf

With this free pattern, you will be able to make an super soft, chenille type scarf with loop yarn. My Hobby is Crochet

Striped Dog Mat from Loop Yarn

This super-soft dog mat can be whipped up in no time using loop yarn and a free pattern from Posh Pooch Designs

Super Cozy Pocket Wrap

Is it a wrap? Wide scarf with pockets? Chunky pocket shawl thing? It's a cozy, loop yarn pocket wrap. It's Always Autumn

Tree Skirt

Tree Skirt #ad

In less than a day, create a one-of-a-kind loop yarn tree skirt. JOANN

Valentine's Day Heart Loop Yarn Wreath

Valentine's Day Heart Loop Yarn Wreath

Learn to make a Heart Wreath for Valentine's Day from Loop Yarn (loopy yarn). This is a fun, quick and easy DIY Wreath project that takes less than 30 minutes to make.

Wool Loop Yarn Cardigan

Wool Loop Yarn Cardigan #ad

Finger knit this warm, cozy cardigan with loop yarn and this free pattern. JOANN

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