10 FREE Patterns to Showcase Your Best Blues

20160801_844x220_theme_page_headersThe bold blue skeins that are making a splash this season are just too alluring to stay in your stash. Put those hues to good use with these FREE designer patterns that deserve such a stunning shade.

5 knitting patterns your best blue yarns

Reflecting Pool Knit Shawl Pattern

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Reflecting Pool

Combine a bulky semi-solid with simple stitches and you get this cozy shawl with enviable stitch definition.

Blank Slate Knit Baby Blanket

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Blank Slate

With the muted, understated tones we keep seeing, a blue baby blanket doesn’t have to be for a boy.

Snowflakes at Night Hat

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Snowflakes at Night Hat

A combination of blues makes this Fair Isle hat even more mesmerizing, but a bold solid would give the motif a striking contrast.

Fitted Pullover Sweater by Amy Herzog

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Fitted Pullover

Instructor Amy Herzog is known for her sweater designs, and this one is no exception. Now you can knit your blue and wear it, too!

Happy K Hat

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Happy K Hat

We can’t decide which makes a bigger statement — the deep turquoise yarn or the cablework.

5 crochet patterns for your favorite blue hues

Moonlight Market Bag

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Moonlight Market Bag

Got a blue cotton yarn? We’ve got the perfect crochet project to use up that skein!

Big Blue Granny Afghan

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Big Granny Afghan

When you can’t choose just one shade, don’t! Use them all in a classic granny afghan.

Tipped Fan Hat

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Tipped Fan Hat

Super subtle variegations stand out on the brim of this hat, but it’s the openwork on top that we love most.

Harbor Cowl Pattern

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Harbor Cowl

What’s quick to make, goes with everything and lets your new favorite yarn shine? This simple cowl, of course.

Arielle Knit Shawl Pattern

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Arielle

Choose up to five shades of blue — from ocean blue to midnight sky — to create your own ombre shawl.

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