98 Quilt-Inspired Knit and Crochet Projects

Quilts have been around for generations, and over the years, their beautiful geometric patterns have become ever more complex. They’re a great way to use up fabric and make something wonderful from scraps or to start from scratch and make a stunning design. But a quilt doesn’t have to be made from fabric! That’s why we’ve gathered these 98 free quilt-inspired knit and crochet projects.

The designs are inspired by quilt patterns from the classic patchwork and log cabin to the more complex wedding ring. Buy new yarn to make them, or like traditional quilters, use up your scraps to make a beautiful piece while reducing waste.

98 Quilt-Inspired Knit and Crochet Projects - 5 designs shown

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Afghans: Squares

Many people think of the humble square patchwork quilt when they think of a quilt. Whether made with small or large squares, this design is the simplest. The patterns here include plain patchwork and ones arranged in a pattern.

Free Crochet Country Quilt Blanket  Pattern - Quilt-inspired knit and crochet. Marly Bird

Quilt-Inspired Knit And Crochet Blankets: Triangles

Triangles can be used alone or combined with squares to make amazing patterns. In quilt designs, they’re usually right-angle triangles made by cutting a square in half.

Prismatic Chromatic Crochet Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern. Quilt-inspired knit and crochet projects. Marly Bird

Throws: Log Cabin Designs

The log cabin design is formed with narrow strips added to each other to make a square. It’s a popular quilt design that’s well-suited to being adapted for crochet and knit afghans and blankets.

Knit Modern Log Cabin Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Blankets: Various Designs

Garter Quilt Blocks Knit Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern

Quilt-Inspired Knit And Crochet Non-Blanket Projects

Just because a project is inspired by a quilt design doesn’t mean it has to be a throw! These 10 projects include shawls, pillows, scarves, and more in patterns reminiscent of quilts.

Knit Fenagnle the Angles Blanket Scarf -Free Knitting Pattern. Quilt-inspired knit and crochet. Marly Bird

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