10+ Free Knitting Machine Patterns for Beginners!

Did you know that you don’t actually need to learn how to knit in order to… well… knit something? Knitting machines create a whole new way for both knitters and non-knitters to create the most beautiful masterpieces easily!

Knitting machine patterns.

You don’t have to have prior knitting knowledge to pick up machine knitting. All you need is a knitting machine, some beginner-friendly knitting machine patterns, and a bit of patience!

A Whole New Type of Knitting!

If you’ve seen our other blogs, you probably know that we dabble in all sorts of knitting methods. We’ve already covered finger knitting, arm knitting, and knitting looms. So you’re probably not surprised that we’re exploring the realm of machine knitting too!

This is a fun and quick method to make gorgeous knit pieces without using a pair of knitting needles. Ready to explore this world with us? Keep on reading!

What You Need for Knitting Machine Patterns

Knitting machine patterns need a few special materials. Some of which you might not have on-hand. So let’s talk about them!

  • Knitting Machines – To create these knitting machine patterns, you will need a certain tool called a knitting machine! This is where you will cast on and knit your projects in. Sentro and Addi Knitting Machines are the most common brand of knitting machine here in the US so we’ll be focusing on this style of knitting machine. Don’t have an Addi or Sentro Knitting Machine? Don’t worry! Most of these patterns can be made on other brands’ machines too!
  • Yarn – Make sure to check the pattern to see what yarn weight to use. Each pattern should list a recommended brand or weight in the “suggested yarn” section of the free knitting machine pattern you’re following! You can make sure you have the right weight by checking the yarn band.
  • Scissors – A pair of scissors is another important tool that you will use for all of your knitting projects. You’ll need them to cut the yarn and trim any leftover yarn tails when you’re done!
  • Stitch markers – You might need stitch markers to keep track of where you are. If you don’t have stitch markers, you can use a strand of scrap yarn—preferably in a different color so it’s easy to see.
  • Yarn/darning needle – You will need a yarn needle or darning needle to sew in the loose ends.
  • Circular knitting machine patterns – Since we’re focusing on Sentro knitting machine patterns, this round up is filled with amazing FREE circular machine knitting patterns for all skill levels!

12 Free Knitting Machine Patterns!

“Okay, I get it…. Knitting machines are awesome. Show me the patterns already!” You’ve got it!

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Machine-Knit Bold Strip Scarf
© Lion Brand Yarn

1. Machine-Knit Bold Strip Scarf

By: Lynn Acquard & Stephanie Wagaman

YARN: Bulky

SIZE: 7″ x 150″ [18 cm x 381 cm]

LOOM: Sentro Knitting Machine

Did you know that you can knit a flat project on a circular knitting machine?!

You can create all sorts of magical knits using these handy knitting machines. We started with a flat project just because it’s so unusual.

This project is a fresh twist to the usual beanies we see being created from circular knitting machines!

Get the pattern >

Machine-Knit Piecework Baby Blanket
© Lion Brand Yarn

2. Machine-Knit Piecework Baby Blanket

By: Lion Brand Yarn


SIZE: 32″ x 36″ [81 cm x 91.5 cm]

LOOM: Sentro Knitting Machine

“Wait, shouldn’t we be talking about circular knitting machine patterns?”

Yes, and we are! But we don’t want you to be limited with just in-the-round knits. This second pattern is a great example of a big flat knit that you can easily stitch up for yourself or a little bundle of joy! Each square is knit and then sewn together to create a full size blanket.

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Hexagon Flower Afghan
© Yay For Yarn

3. Hexagon Flower Afghan

By: Yay For Yarn Patterns

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: Customizable

LOOM: Addi Express Knitting Machine

This incredible Afghan was created using a round knitting machine!

Each hexagonal piece was individually knitted and then sewn together to form the beautiful flowers.

See the pattern >

Circular Machine Shrug
© Michelle Greenberg

4. Circular Machine Knit Shrug

By: Michelle Greenberg

YARN: Unspecified

SIZE: Small – 2XL

LOOM: Addi King Knitting Machine or Sentro 49 Needle Knitting Machine

Beanie patterns are a dime-a-dozen for knitting machines. So, in the spirit of even more variety, I wanted to include this Circular Machine Shrug. This pattern is more proof of how many cool things you can make using one knitting machine!

Shrugs have come back in style and can be great additions to your wardrobe. So why not make one for yourself?

Get the pattern >

Popsicle Tote Bag
© Yay For Yarn Patterns

5. Popsicle Tote Bag

By: Yay For Yarn Patterns

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 18″ x 18″

LOOM: Addi King Knitting Machine

“I can make a tote bag using a knitting machine?!”

Yes, there are quite a lot of things you can make with a knitting machine! This bag can be knit in strips that are attached later. Next, you crochet a quick handle-and-edging in one go. Easy!

The best part? You can customize the look of your Popsicle Tote Bag by using all sorts of fun colors.

Get the pattern >

Dragon Tail Shawlette
© Linda Sue Jensen

6. Dragon Tail Shawlette

By: Linda Sue Jensen

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 60″ x 24″

LOOM: Sentro Knitting Machine

Another colorful way to keep you warm is this gorgeous Dragon Tail Shawlette! This has to be one of my favorite knitted shawl patterns— and I’ve seen a lot.

But unlike the typical shawl pattern, this one can be created using a knitting machine!

Get the pattern >

Diamond Daisy Beanie
© DelectableToppings

7. Diamond Daisy Beanie

By: DelectableToppings

YARN: Aran

SIZES: One size- Adult

LOOM: Addi Knitting Machine or Sentro Knitting Machine

Adding texture is another way to amp up a plain knit. This Diamond Daisy Beanie is a beautifully plain, yet stylish machine-knit beanie that will go with any outfit you put on. This pattern comes with a super handy Youtube video for how to knit it on a knitting machine too!

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The Double Stranded Beanie

8. The Double Stranded Beanie


YARN: Worsted

SIZES: Child – Adult

LOOM: Addi Knitting Machine or Sentro Knitting Machine

Reversable beanies are such life-savers. Tired of one look? Flip it over and boom! new hat!

Luckily, there are circular knitting machine patterns such as the Double Stranded Beanie that give you two different looks in one!

Get the pattern >

Colorful Twist Headband
© Whimsy North

9. Colorful Twist Headband

By: Whimsy North

YARN: Fingering

SIZES: 8″ x 6″ [Adult]

LOOM: Addi Knitting Machine or Sentro Knitting Machine

I sometimes dread having to use scrunchies to hold my hear back. Not only is it bad for my curls, but having my hair held back makes me look like an egg!

I often turn to silk bonnets and headbands. Knitting machine patterns like this Colorful Twist Headband are a must-have in your hair accessory arsenal!

Get the pattern >

Easiest Knitting Machine Beanie Hat Pattern
© Marching North.com

10. Easiest Knitting Machine Beanie Hat Pattern

By: Marching North.com

YARN: Worsted

SIZES: Children – Adult

LOOM: Addi Knitting Machine or Sentro Knitting Machine

Looking for quick circular knitting machine patterns for fall? These machine knit beanies will be your best friends.

This is a quick knit that makes a warm, cozy beanie that you can customize all you want!

Get the pattern >

Knit Rainbow Wall Hanging
© Salva

11. Knit Rainbow Wall Hanging

By: Salva

YARN: Worsted

SIZES: Approx. 24″ wide

LOOM: Addi Knitting Machine

Knitted wall decorations are great pieces that you can use to add texture to your home. If you have a blank space on your wall and don’t know what to do with it, this Knit Rainbow Wall Hanging might do the trick!

Get the pattern >

© acraftyconcept.com

12. Knitting Machine Bunny Lovey

By: acraftyconcept.com

YARN: Worsted

SIZES: Unspecified

LOOM: Addi Knitting Machine or Sentro Knitting Machine

Just what gift do you give to a one-year old? Knitting machine patterns that are quick to make and don’t need a lot of fancy materials are perfect for moments like these.

This Knitting Machine Bunny Lovey pattern is an adorable bunny plush will make the perfect cuddly companion for a toddler!

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Thoughts on the Different Circular Knitting Machine Patterns

“The patterns were awesome but that round up was so random…”

We agree! But you see, we wanted to show as many unique and exciting knitting machine patterns as we can. Some readers might have just heard about circular knitting machines and weren’t aware of all the magical knits that can be made with this cool knitting technology!

To be honest, some of these patterns took us by surprise too! Especially the Dragon Tail Shawlette and the Hexagon Flower Afghan. This really shows what we crafters can achieve with some dedication and wild imagination.

Looking for more warm patterns for fall and winter? Take a look at our stunning fall shawls and cozy loom knit hat patterns!

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