Polka Dot Passion with 14 Free Patterns!

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Polka dot items are a big trend right now, for everything from clothes to home furnishings. Hair bows, shoes, pillows, blankets, you name it, and someone’s dotted it.

Polka dots convey a sense of whimsy and fun, and are for everyone, regardless of age. They grab your attention! Prim little dots are vintage, big bold dots are modern – and you can’t go wrong either way!

So in that spirit, how about a roundup that includes both the knitters and the crocheters – and is twice as nice for all of us bi-stitchual folks? Looking at all the spotted patterns out there, I couldn’t leave anybody out! Here are 14 free knit and crochet patterns that will have you seeing spots too!

Everybody loves Polka Dots! Free #crochet and #knit patterns on Moogly!


Free Polka Dot Crochet Patterns:

  1. Happy Colours Blanket, Tutorial by Just Do – Very aptly named! This makes me smile every time I see it.Happy Colours Blanket on Just Do - #crochet free pattern
  2. Polka Dot Beanie by Manda NicoleManda Nicole’s Crochet Patterns – UPDATE: This pattern is no longer free, but is available for sale from Amazon HERE.Polka Dot Beanie by Manda Nicole #crochet
  3. Polka Dot Popcorn Socks by Mary Jane Wood, on FreePatterns.com – So fun!Polka Dot Popcorn Socks - free #crochet pattern
  4. Ned Polka Dot Blanket by Shara LambethShara Lambeth Designs Blog – Tapestry crochet makes beautiful polka dots in this design!Ned Polka Dot Blanket by Shara Lambeth- free tapestry  #crochet pattern
  5. Circle-in-a-Square Motif Pillow by Carolyn Christmas, on Ravelry – Bold modern colors bring this classic motif right into current trends!Circle-in-a-Square Motif Pillow by Carolyn Christmas - free #crochet pattern
  6. Polka Dot Baby Blanket by Coats & Clark, on Red Heart – Hexagon motifs make up this cute blankie!Polka Dot Baby Blanket #crochet
  7. So-Simple Baby Bibs by Bobbi Anderson, on Coats & Clark – You can add polka dots to anything at all, with just a bit of scrap yarn, as this easy crochet pattern shows!So-Simple Baby Bibs by Bobbi Anderson #crochet

Free Polka Dot Knit Patterns:

  1. Domino Cushion by Kaffe Fassett, on Potter Craft News – Graphic yet soft!Domino Cushion - free #knit pattern
  2. Polka Dot Spots by Kate OatesPetite Purls, Issue 14 – Patterns for both the hats and the cowl are included!Polka Dot Spots by Kate Oates #knit cowl and hats
  3. Polka Dot Fingerless Mitts by Marianne Heikkinen, a Ravelry download – Available in a women’s small, but check the Ravelry notes for upsizing instructions!Polka Dot Fingerless Mitts #knit
  4. Intarsia Polka-Dot Baby Blanket by Lion Brand Yarn – Made in 5 panels that are sewn together!Intarsia Polka-Dot Baby Blanket #knit
  5. Polka Dot Tea Pot by Alice BestCrochet with Raymond – Fun and cheery, this pattern combines knitting and crochet!Polka Dot Tea Pot #knit
  6. Circle Cloth by hakucho, a Ravelry download – This is one of the first knitting projects I made – love it!Circle Cloth - free #knit pattern
  7. Dotties by Tora Heggvik, on Sommerfuglens Verden – Polka dot loving sock knitters rejoice!Dotties - free #knit pattern

So what do you think? Are you ready to jump on the polka dot bandwagon? There are even more free and paid patterns out there ready for your hooks and needles, so you can cover yourself in graphic color!

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  1. 1

    Becky Ketron says

    I’m actually working right now on the “Happy Colours Blanket”! The circles in the square inspired me though my colors are different; mine will be white, gray, turquoise and aqua. This will be only the second blanket I’ve ever made and the first that’s pieced together after creating the motifs. I love the randomness of the big circles mixed with the smaller ones and I can’t wait to start playing with different layouts.

    • 4

      Tamara Kelly says

      Fixed them both! Sorry about that Krikit! Sometimes patterns move around on my, as designers switch URLs and such.

  2. 5

    Sandy says

    Am going to make the Happy Colours Afghan for a friend. Would love to make the Circle-in-the-Square pillow too but when I click on it for pattern it says Oops not available anymore : (

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