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Knitting without Needles: You’ll Love These Easy Arm Knitting Patterns

Arm knitting is a unique alternative to knitting with traditional needles, especially if you like quick and easy DIY projects. Many of the arm knitting patterns featured in this roundup can be completed in an hour or less, making them perfect for crafters with very busy schedules.

Market bag arm knit

Arm Knit Market Bag

If you’re new to arm knitting, a simple project like this market bag is a good place to start. It’s the perfect place to stash your produce and a practical DIY gift for family and friends. Yarnspirations has the free pattern.

Pretty pillow

One Hour Pillow Pattern

Use this quick and easy free pattern to knit a pillow in just one hour. Simply Maggie has the details.

Arm knit pillow

Arm Knit Pillow Cover

Recover existing pillows with this easy arm knitting pattern from Me Sew Crazy. This project uses t-shirt yarn, so it’s a clever way to recycle all those unwanted shirts in your closet.

Floor pouf

Fabulous Floor Pouf

Download a digital pattern from Flax and Twine to learn how to make a trendy over-sized floor pouf for your home. The finished floor poof can be stuffed with a queen size down comforter, an old bean bag, t-shirts, or recycled plastic bags if you don’t want to purchase poly-fill stuffing.

Loose knit blanket

Loose Knit Blanket

Make this loose knit blanket with 25 rows of only two strands of yarn. Head over to Michaels.com for the free pattern.

Grey armknit blanket

Three Hour Blanket

Make a warm and cozy blanket for yourself in about three hours. This pattern uses super bulky chenille style yarn, which is available in a wide range of shades to compliment your home decor.  Yarnspirations has the details.

Basket weave blanket

Basket Weave Blanket

This Etsy pattern shows you how to make a luxuriously thick arm knit blanket with an appealing basket weave pattern.

Arm knit bunny

Giant Bunny

It’s impossible not to smile when you look at this giant fluffy arm knit bunny. Head over to Ravelry for the pattern.

Arm knit necklace

Arm Knit Necklace

Nobody will ever believe you used arm knitting to make this fabulous necklace! Learn how at Yarnspirations.

Fringe scarf

Fringe Scarf

This long scarf with delicate fringe should take about 30 minutes to make.  Simply Maggie explains.

Tassel scarf

Tassel Scarf

The tassels on this arm knit scarf give it a whimsical feel. Fiber Flux has the free pattern for this two skein project.

Infinity scarf

Speedy Infinity Scarf

Infinity scarves are the perfect way to perk up a simple outfit. Learn how to arm knit a new scarf in the colors of your choice from All Free Knitting.

Three strand cowl

Three Strand Arm Knit Cowl

Use multi colored yarn to give this three strand cowl a uniquely stylish look. Visit Lion Brand Yarns for the project pattern.

Arm knit wrap

One Night Wrap

If you have an outfit that needs a little extra coverage, this stylish wrap is the perfect solution.  Fiber Flux has the free pattern.

Wrap

Large Fringed Wrap

The perfect accessory for a chilly fall day, this arm knit large fringed wrap is surprisingly easy to make.  Yarnspirations has the free pattern.