Buying Fall fashion at a discount is hugely satisfying, but you know what is even more so? Making your own Fall fashion.
If that statement made your DIY nerves crawl with anxiety, you should know that there’s a way for even the most craftily-challenged of us to make our own clothes without it looking like we made our own clothes. When you browse free Red Heart patterns, you’ll find a slew of knitting and crochet patterns for beautiful cowls, scarves, hats, and sweaters in a range of difficulties. For those with no prior experience, looking at the “Beginner” patterns is a great and unintimidating place to start.
Boat Neck Poncho
Why we love: Ponchos are great for Fall, and this one is quick and super easy. If you’re not loving the green, there are a ton of different color options for the same type of yarn, so you’ll be able to match your poncho with your favorite shoes or the color of your eyes—whatever it is that you’re going for. Nice and cozy for those chilly Fall days.
Elegant Evening Cowl
Why we love: This beginner cowl couldn’t be easier, but it’s also fabulous enough to earn you compliments and boost your confidence early in your knitting career. This one is so easy that it doesn’t even have a determined gauge, and you can use whatever size needles you have available to you. Because it’s metallic, you’ll won’t be limited to pairing it with jeans. Go fancy!
Why we love: After you have a beginner pattern under your belt, you can move onto “Easy.” We love this cloche for oh, so many reasons. First of all, it’s metallic, so you could potentially use any leftover yarn you have from your evening cowl as you start this project. It’s also a crochet pattern, so it only requires one needle rather than two. Final benefit: it’s a super cute way to keep your ears warm on blustery days.
Garter and Lace Cowl
Why we love: Nothing about this cowl looks like it’s easy to make, but trust us—it is! The yarn for this project comes in array of colors, as well, with accents of either gold, silver or copper. The stitch pattern is indeed unique, but definitely not advanced. You’re friends won’t ask how you made it—they’ll be asking where you bought it!
Easy Child’s Hoodie
Why we love: This pattern is still good for those who don’t have years of experience behind them, but will also help you create an adorable hoodie for your child that will keep them warm and fashionable without having to drop a ton of money.
Baby Bear Hoodie
Why we love: It’s. Freaking. Adorable. Now that you have built your skills up through beginner and easy patterns, it’s time to challenge yourself with an “Intermediate” pattern. You’ll be amazed at what you can do! Also makes a great baby shower gift.
Drape Front Cardigan
Why we love: The most advanced of our favorite women’s fashion, this cardigan is well worth the effort. You’ll be able to put your newfound skills to work and come out the other side with a piece that’s beautiful, functional and stylish.