Reader favourites – most loved free knitting patterns for beginners

May 24, 2021

Free knitting patterns for beginners reader favourites top 5 by Dot Pebbles Knits

There’s a lot of love out there for Claire Garland’s Dot Pebbles Knits patterns and it’s easy to see why. Claire’s collection of patterns to create heart-melting bunnies, kittens, cats, puppies and other critters really capture a sense of personality and gentleness. And, if you’re starting out as a knitter, best of all, these readers’ favourite patterns are all suitable for beginners. The step by step instructions are simple to follow and definitely made with the beginner in mind!

The free knitting patterns for beginners our readers love best

To help you track down our most loved Dot Pebbles free knitting patterns for beginners, I thought I would collect them all together here in one place. That way you can download and get making right away. I’ll also include links to the separate blog posts about each pattern which have more info and expert tips from Claire herself.

Free knitting patterns for beginners No 1 – cutest ever baby bunny

free knitting patterns for beginners - dot pebbles knits baby bunny rabbit knitting pattern PDF download

This adorable baby rabbit is easy to make (it’s suitable for beginners) and is loved around the world. I know this because I get email messages every week from knitters telling me who they’ve made their bunnies for and sharing their photos. I’ve loved seeing the photos of this little bunny knitted for children living in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, America, the UK and everywhere in between.

I always love to hear your stories, and to see your creations, so why don’t you share yours with me too?

Read the blog post with load more images, expert tips from Claire as well as lots of her other beautiful rabbit knitting patterns: How to knit a bunny rabbit: free pattern & tutorial

Download the free PDF Dot Pebbles pattern download here




Free knitting patterns for beginners No 2 – fluffy lamb

Cute enough for you? This adorable lamb is sure to be cuddled and loved for years to come. Claire has shared her expert tips on getting the look just right over on the blog: How to knit a lamb – free pattern and step by step tutorial

Download the free Dot Pebbles lamb pattern here

Pattern No 3: cute Koala

This little one was originally created by Claire to help the koalas suffering in the Australian bush fires. It’s free to download, but if you would like to make a donation to the WWF Regenerate Australia campaign you can do so here

To see more images of this soft and cuddly koala, head over to the blog post How to knit a koala bear – free pattern & tutorial

Download your free Dot Pebbles koala knitting pattern here

Pattern No 4: kittens with the cutest clothes

As well as simple step by steps to knit this sweet little kitten, this pattern also includes the cutest of tiny outfits – a nurse’s apron, cardigan, winter romper suit and a tiny Christmas sweater with optional furry hood.

See more images of the kittens and their adorable outfits over on the blog: Knit a kitten – easy free pattern

Download your free Dot Pebbles kitten knitting pattern here

Pattern No 5: cheeky squirrel

Download your free Dot Pebbles Squirrel pattern here


Dot Pebbles is listed in the From Britain with Love directory here >>

Browse Claire’s other patterns on Etsy here 

You might also like:

Nuthatch bird knitting pattern by Claire Garland

Guinea pig knitting pattern & free patterns

Puppy knitting pattern – get 40% off on Etsy

Meet Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles Knits

Little Blue Bunny knitting pattern for beginners

Peter Rabbit knitting pattern Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter mouse knitting pattern

This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our blog posts are independent and in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that third-party cookies will be set. 

Are you a maker or creative course provider? Like to list with us and benefit from joining our supportive community? We’d love to hear from you. Check out the packages we offer on our Join Us page.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply