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Our Top 10 FREE Patterns in 2017

As we raise a glass to 2017, there’s so much to be grateful for, but especially – crafting with you! To celebrate, we’ve gathered up our Top 10 Free Patterns from the year, knit and crochet. From afghans to accessories, and some lovely shrugs and shawls, we’ve treasured every WiP and all the time we’ve spent together on our hooks & needles.

Our Top 10 Free Patterns of the Year

Top 5 Knit Patterns

Treasured Heirloom Baby Blanket

This pattern is very popular with experienced knitters, but the skill level will welcome crafters ready for a challenge. Made with our super-soft LB Collection Cashmere, it’s a pleasure to work and gentle to cuddle in. Choose from several sweet neutral colors.

Top 10 Free Patterns

Treasured Heirloom Baby Blanket (Knit)

  • Craft: Knit
  • Skill Level: Level 2 – Easy (Beginner +)
  • Yarn: LB Collection Cashmere

Speckled Shrug

This adorable tweed cape will top any outfit with style. It’s chic and cozy, and works up in two skeins of our Fishermen’s Wool – a perfect weekend project. 5-star reviews from our knitters who’ve worked it up!

Top 10 Free Patterns

Speckled Shrug (Knit)

  • Craft: Knit
  • Skill Level: Level 2 – Easy (Beginner +)
  • Yarn: Fishermen’s Wool

Sedona Triangle Shawl

This one-skein wonder-shawl will make a fabulous accessory to brighten the winter months! Worked up in our beloved Shawl in a Ball, it’s pictured in Restful Rainbow, but you could opt for any of the color-ways to complement your personal style.

Top 10 Free Patterns

Sedona Triangle Shawl (Knit)

  • Craft: Knit
  • Skill Level: Level 2 – Easy (Beginner +)
  • Yarn: Shawl in a Ball

Diagonal Comfort Blanket

The Diagonal Comfort Blanket makes a beautiful heirloom gift, as evidenced by our reviews. Darlene says, “I have made several and am working on one now give them away to new moms.” And Renee shared: “Have given blankets to 2 of the other families. But there are more to come. Also do knitting for babies of needy people.” Something about this sweet pattern inspires generosity!

Top 10 Free Patterns

Diagonal Comfort Blanket (Knit)

  • Craft: Knit
  • Skill Level: Level 2 – Easy (Beginner +)
  • Yarn: Cotton-Ease

Tree of Life Afghan

This extraordinary afghan is an undertaking, no doubt about that. The detail is exquisite, the pattern is challenging, but knitter’s agree – it’s worth it. Made with Wool-Ease, a favorite yarn of many crafters, for versatility & value.

Top 10 Free Patterns

Tree of Life Afghan (Knit)

  • Craft: Knit
  • Skill Level: Level 5 – Experienced
  • Yarn: Wool-Ease

Top 5 Crochet Patterns

Tree of Life Afghan

This beautiful pattern is making a second cameo on our list! For the crocheters reading, we made sure to include the crochet option for this one. While the skill level is daunting, the pattern comes with a drawing and row-by-row explanation, to keep you crafting to incredible results.

Top 10 Free Patterns

Tree of Life Afghan (Crochet)

  • Craft: Crochet
  • Skill Level: Level 5 – Experienced
  • Yarn: Wool-Ease

South Bay Shawlette

Made in our LB Collection Silk Mohair, you have several lovely colors to choose from when working up the South Bay Shawlette. The Silk Mohair is elegant, delicate ‘precioso’, says one reviewer! A beautiful garment to wear or to gift away.

Top 10 Free Patterns

South Bay Shawlette (Crochet)

  • Craft: Crochet
  • Skill Level: Level 4 – Intermediate+
  • Yarn: LB Collection Silk Mohair

Sun Valley Hat

The Sun Valley Hat is adorable! You’ll get to work in so many fun details, from the applique bow to pom poms. Whip up this cutie, and let us know how you like it!

Top 10 Free Patterns

Sun Valley Hat (Crochet)

  • Craft: Crochet
  • Skill Level: Level 5 – Experienced
  • Yarn: Heartland

Simple Crochet Shrug

This cute cape is on trend for 2018, especially if you work it up in Homespun in Ambrosia, Apple Green, or Baroque. The loose fit is elegant, our Homespun yarn adds a lovely texture, and the pattern is invitingly easy.

Top 10 Free Patterns

Simple Crochet Shrug (Crochet)

  • Craft: Crochet
  • Skill Level: Level 2 – Easy (Beginner+)
  • Yarn: Homespun

Celtic Afghan

Worked in three classic cables, this afghan features a pattern of interlocking Celtic knots. As much for style as it is for comfort, the Celtic Afghan is a gorgeous addition to any home.

Top 10 Free Patterns

Celtic Afghan (Crochet)

  • Craft: Crochet
  • Skill Level: Level 4 – Intermediate+
  • Yarn: Vanna’s Choice

Thank you for crafting with us!

We hope you enjoy these hit patterns of 2017, and if you tried one (or more!), we’d love to hear how it went! If there are any you’ll be adding to your bucket list for 2018, keep us posted. We always love to see projects you share on social media. Give us a tag! #lionbrand & #lionbrandyarn.

Can’t wait to craft with you in the New Year!

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26 Comments

  • Love all the patterns. Thanks.

    • You’re so welcome, Rose, thank you!

  • How do I get the pattern for the free simple crochet shrug?

    • Hi, Laura – you can just click the name of the pattern. All the names are links, and should take you right to the pattern, easy-peasy!

  • How can I make the Simple Crochet Shrug larger than pattern is written? I love this. It is pattern #90689C,

    Thanks so much.

  • ‘I’m an avid knitter and crocheter , and am addicted to yarn.

    • Us too! 🙂

  • THANK YOU LB, FOR KEEPING YOUR YARNS THE MOST KNITTER-FRIENDLY IN THE RETAIL MARKET. Happy 2018 !!

    • Evelyn, thank you for that lovely compliment! We’re so glad you think so. 🙂

  • How do we get these patterns?

    • Hi, Maria – you can just click the name of the pattern. All the names are links, and should take you right to the pattern, easy-peasy!

  • How do I find the free pattern for the Simple Crochet Shrug, Please.
    I think it’s just the thing for my granddaughter while she is in university, it’s smart, for parties, and warm, for studying.
    Thank you.

    • Hi, Serena – you can just click the name of the pattern. All the names are links, and should take you right to the pattern, easy-peasy!

  • Laura, click the title of the item. The link there will take you to the correct page.

    • Thanks, Kathy! Good looking out!

  • Crochet shrug

    • The shrugs are pretty cute! Have you made either of them, Linda?

  • Speckled shrug

    • This one’s sweet, too!

  • For those asking about finding the patterns, go to the top of this page and hover over the the word CATEGORIES – it’s a drop-down menu and “Patterns” is the 3rd choice. Have fun!

    • Thanks, Deborah! Everyone can also click the name of the pattern. All the names are links, and should take you right to the pattern, easy-peasy!

  • To get the patterns, click in the name of the desired pattern that’s above the picture. That will take you to a menu where you can download or print the pattern & get the materials, if desired. You must be signed in to get the patterns.

    • Thanks, S. S., to the rescue!

  • How do I get the patterns you list above????

    • Hi, Marie – you can just click the name of the pattern. All the names are links, and should take you right to the pattern, easy-peasy!

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