Free Arm Knitting Projects and Patterns

If you are anything like me, you enjoy trying every new trend out there in the crafting world.

I have to say, arm knitting projects were definitely on my bucket list of new trends to try, and I can tell you with authority that this is something that is going to be around for a long time.

Well, if it turns out to be a trendy style of knitting, arm knitting is going to stay in style for me! 

The patterns for arm knitting on this page cover arm knitting for beginners all the way to arm knitting patterns for those of you more experienced in this art.

What is Arm Knitting?

Both arm knitting projects and needle knitting projects produce lovely results.  You’re going to find that arm knitting is not quite as precise as knitting with needles.

And that’s exactly what makes arm knitting so much fun!  You don’t have to worry so much about tension and perfection.

In the end, arm knitting patterns produce a final piece that is malleable, and as you move it around, the stitches shift and become more uniform.

Arm knitting is basically self explanatory.  You knit on your arms using your arms and hands as the knitting needles! Check out our topic page to learn how to arm knit if you need a refresher!

It is much more like moving loops from side to side than winding yarn in very specific ways to create perfect stitches that you find in traditional knitting. It still feels like you’re working with the yarn only in a different way.

Arm Knitting Blanket Patterns

Arm knitting blanket patterns seem to be quite popular, so we found many beautiful blanket patterns for you to explore.  

(However, we also found some interesting arm knitting patterns for other unique projects!  We will get to them in a bit!)

My favorite arm knitting blanket pattern is the Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket Pattern from Flax and Twine. You will use knitting and purling to create these boxes of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitches.

This arm knitting blanket calls for super chunky yarn.  The sample is the most beautiful blue I’ve seen, and the free arm knitting pattern will tell you exactly what yarn was used to duplicate this beautiful arm knitted blanket. 

This is one arm knitted blanket pattern that you don’t want to miss!

Other Arm Knitting Patterns

Although arm knitting blanket patterns seem to be searched for the most, we found some other very unique and fun arm knitting projects that you are sure to love!

Two arm knitting patterns that you will want to make for your kids are the arm knit Dolphin Sleep Sack and the Butterfly Sleep Sack, both from Premier Yarns.

Adorable and cozy, your kiddos will love to cuddle up in these arm knitted cocoons! You really need to check these patterns out!

Other arm knitting patterns that you are going to fall for are the infinity scarf arm knitting projects, along with the cute cowls and wraps to add to your wardrobe.

The arm knit basket patterns and pillow patterns will make special additions to your home decor.  Please take a look at my favorite, the Floor Cushion Pattern from Simply Maggie. 

It knits up so nicely and would be great for added seating or slipping into a dorm room for the perfect study spot!

There are many more free patterns for arm knitting below.  Scroll down to take a look at them all!

Hey, if you want to try some other nontraditional knitting ideas, take a look at our finger knitting, spool knitting and loop knitting pages!

Free Arm Knitting Projects and Patterns

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3-Hour Arm Knit Blanket

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Experiment with arm knitting and create this extra-thick blanket in no time using this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

30 Minute Arm Knit Infinity Scarf

Watch this step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to knit a scarf in just 30 minutes! Simply Maggie

Arm Knit A Basket

Learn how to arm knit a decorative basket in 15 minutes. Simply Maggie

Arm Knit Blanket

Download this free knit pattern to arm knit a quick and easy blanket. Premier Yarns

Arm Knit Cowl

If you want to learn to arm knit, try this free knit cowl pattern. Sugar Bee Crafts

Arm Knit Dolphin Sleep Sack

Kids will love snuggling up inside this cozy sleep sack. Try this free arm knit pattern. Premier Yarns

Arm Knit Wrap Pattern

Arm knit with nine stitches, this wrap is complete in under an hour. Blue Sky Fiber

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting

A new trend in the knitting world is arm knitting. Arm knitting is just like regular knitting except you use your arms instead of knitting needles. Watch our video tutorials on how to cast on, knit and bind off.

Arm-Knit Blanket

Bulky-style yarn and your nimble handiwork are all you need for this simple cozy, bulky blanket. Martha Stewart

Basket Weave Stitch Blanket

Learn how to arm knit a blanket using the basket weave stitch with these free instructions. Simply Maggie

Butterfly Sleep Sack

Who doesn't like butterflies! Kids will love getting into this cozy arm knitting butterfly sleep sack. Get the free pattern. Premier Yarns

Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket Pattern

This arm-knitted blanket is so doable. Get the full pattern for this blanket and knit it up. Flax and Twine

Floor Cushion Pattern

Learn how to arm knit a floor cushion with this tutorial. Simply Maggie

Infinity Scarf in Half an Hour

Chunky and soft get the DIY tutorial for this infinity scarf. Cute DIY Projects

Large Planter Basket

An attractive and unique decorating idea! Learn how to arm knit planter basket. Simply Maggie

Pom Pom Arm Knit Scarf

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Check out this arm knit scarf, finished with 2 pom poms. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Sashay Cowl

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This easy-to-do arm knitting technique lets you knit a fashionable cowl quickly. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Striped Arm Knit Scarf Pattern

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Triplet Shawl

This shawl can be used three different way. Get the DIY! Creating Laura

Two Hour Princess Scarf

If you want to learn how to make an infinity scarf with nothing but yarn and your arms, this is the pattern for you. All Free Knitting


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