Free Entrelac Knitting Patterns

If you have been knitting for some time and are looking for something new and a bit more challenging, look no further. 

Knitting entrelac is a wonderful technique that creates a lovely textured pattern of knitted diamonds and triangles. This produces a unique fabric resembling that of woven knitted strips!

This page is full of free entrelac knitting patterns for intermediate and advanced knitters to enjoy!

If you are a beginning knitter, don't be discouraged!  There are several free entrelac knitting patterns on this page just for beginners.

What is the entrelac knitting stitch?

Entrelac knitting is an advanced knitting technique that creates a beautiful texture that resembles basket weaving.  It is worked on the diagonal and knitting directions are switched back and forth.

This technique leaves the knitter with fabric that genuinely looks like strips of woven knitting.

Entrelac knitting is a nearly forgotten Norwegian knitting technique that is officially considered an endangered handcraft.  

Because it was such a traditional design element, once contemporary and modern patterns became in vogue, the technique and knowledge of it was at risk of dying out.

Is entrelac knitting difficult?

The only stitches that entrelac knitting requires are the knit and purl stitches, which are the basics of knitting.  However, it is also necessary to know how to “pick up stitches” which is something those new to knitting must learn.

This way of knitting might intimidate beginning crafters.  Entrelac knitting requires many steps, but each step is small and easy to learn.  

Rectangles, as well as triangles, on two different orientations, gives the advanced and intricate look of basket woven strips.

This type of pattern can be worked in one or more colors, and the use of self-striping or variegated yarn makes beautiful fabric and is a simple way to add color without changing yarns.

Scroll down this page for wonderful and free entrelac knitting patterns. There is such a nice variety of projects from hats to socks to bags and so much more!

Take a minute to check out our page full of more entrelac patterns and supplies

You are sure to be excited when you see all of the resources we have for knitting entrelac!

Free Entrelac Knitting Patterns

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Baby Blanket

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The free Entrelac Baby Blanket Pattern is a knit-crochet blanket pattern made with lightweight yarn that has an advanced level of difficulty. Affiliate Link to Lion Brand Yarn

Basketcase Socks

This Entrelac sock pattern is knitted from the toe up. Knitting Dreamwidth


This free pattern by RMS Original is on knitting an entrelac beret. Raveling My Sensibility

Bliss Blanket

The blanket is done in entrelac with a twist. By Melissa J. Goodale on Ravelry


This free entrelac cap pattern by Ruth Cook can be knitted completely on circular needles.

Domino Blanket

Designed by DROPS design this is a color block entrelac pattern. DROPS Design

Entrelac cap

Here is a free pattern for an entrelac knit cap. Knitter Nutter

Entrelac Knit Cowl

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If you haven't tried Entrelac knitting before, this is the perfect first project. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Entrelac Knit Dishcloth

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Try out the entrelac knitting technique with this great project, using Lily Sugar 'n Cream Scrub Off yarn. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Entrelac Knit Throw

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Knit up this colorful throw with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Entrelac Legwarmers or Boot Toppers

An entrelac legwarmer pattern is made with worsted weight yarn and has button closures. by Kate Burge and Rachel Price on Ravelry

Entrelac Messenger Bag

Make the Entrelac Messenger bag with this free knitting pattern and tutorial, complete with lining-making instructions. Craft Passion

Entrelac Scarf

Get a copy of this Entrelac scarf pattern here. by Allison LoCicero at Ravelry

Entrelac Socks Pattern

This sock is knitted from the top down. Buttercupia.

Entrelac Turban

This pattern is available for free - a one-skein entrelac turban. Knitty

Fingerless Entrelac Gloves

Here is a free pattern by Julie Browne for fingerless mitts using multi-color fingering weight yarn. Julie's Patterns

Garterlac Dishcloth

It's just a Entrelac dishcloth done all in garter stitch. Criminy Jickets

Knit Entrelac Scarf

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Learn a new technique today with this fun Entrelac Scarf. Tilting squares give the stripes in this scarf a whole new look. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Lady's Entrelac Hat

Free knitting pattern for a hat knit in the entrelac technique. This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up.

Piilu Cardigan Sweater

There’s something magical about entrelac. Here is a free long-sleeve cardigan sweater pattern. Berroco

Quant Headband

This headband is a great introduction to entrelac using the basic entrelac technique. Knitty


Knitted scarf pattern using the "Entrelac technique" which looks like woven knitted bands. Much easier than it looks! Knitty

Tenney Park Sweater

This close-fitting pullover is worked in two sections. First, the entrelac panel is worked from side to side. Get the free pattern. Knitty

Woven Sky Throw

This free entrelac afghan pattern features 2 different colorways of variegated yarn. Universal Yarn

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