7 Farmhouse Décor Knitting Patterns You’ll Love

Are you thinking about covering every wall in your house with shiplap? (Or for renters, have you googled removable shiplap wallpaper?) Do you get stuck in the Hearth & Hand™ section of Target every time you walk in there for toothpaste? Do galvanized metal accents and down-home details make your pulse quicken? Then it’s time to bring some of these farmhouse décor knitting patterns into your house, ASAP.

These home décor knitting projects will add a polished yet rustic vibe to your home, with or without shiplap walls. Plus, they add some serious authenticity to your handmade life. The farmhouse aesthetic is all about DIY or, more often, imitating the DIY look. Customized, handmade textiles will not only look incredible, since they’re made to your exact specifications, but they will fill you with pride whenever you survey your domain or show off to discerning guests.

This dish towel knitting pattern will perfectly match your farmhouse kitchen decor.

Kathy Hammerton’s Kitchen Dish Towels. Photo by Harper Point Photography.

1. Kitchen Dish Towels from Quick + Easy Knits

Knit yourself two gorgeous, coordinating kitchen towels to breathe new life into your kitchen. Use gray and white as your backdrop, then choose the accent color that best matches your décor. These towel knitting patterns use a combination of garter and plush seed stitch for lots of absorbency and wonderful drape. Just as functional as they are displayable, you may find that your other dish towels start spending a lot more time in the drawer.

Designer Kathy Hammerton
Yarn Knit Picks CotLin

2. Priscilla’s Heirloom Curtains from Interweave Knits Summer 2001

These handknit curtains are so rustic, we even photographed them in a barn! This surprisingly simple stitch pattern allows you to create custom curtains to fit whatever windows are currently undressed or underdressed in your home.

Designer Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
Yarn Louet Euroflax 14/4 Linen

These coaster knitting patterns are so cute and can match any decor.

Hobnail Coasters by Jesi Ostermiller and Park Lane Coaster and Trivet Set by Ann McDonald Kelly.

3. Hobnail Coasters and Park Lane Coaster and Trivet Set from Interweave Knits Spring 2016

These two coaster sets each have a very different vibe, but either would make a fun accent for a farmhouse kitchen. The Hobnail Coasters have a bobble and picot pattern inspired by vintage hobnail milk-glass pieces, with a smooth place to set your mug right in the center. The Park Lane set takes inspiration from vintage dish and china sets of the 1920s, using the jade and peachy pink art deco color palette popular at the time. Either of these farmhouse décor knitting patterns, though, can be worked in colors to perfectly match your own palette.

Designer Jesi Ostermiller; Ann McDonald Kelly
Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash; Univeral Yarn Cotton Supreme

These tea towels will punch up any kitchen's decor.

Fiona Munro’s Chamomile Tea Towels from Interweave Knits Gifts 2019. Photo by Harper Point Photography.

4. Chamomile Tea Towels from Interweave Knits Gifts 2019

Yep, you do need to purchase our latest copy of Interweave Knits Gifts 2019 to cast on to this project. This issue is full of patterns that are made for knit and give, to include these cute little towels. Reminiscent of an item you might find in a kitchen that has seen years of use, old is made new with this eye-catching combination of stitch patterns. Worked back and forth, the result will reliably absorb your spills.

Designer Fiona Munro
Yarn Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot

This basket knitting pattern is the perfect functional handknit decor item.

Cask Baskets by Xandy Peters. Photo by Harper Point Photography

5. Cask Baskets from knitscene Accessories 2015

You can never have too much storage, and these fun, soft baskets are the perfect handmade surface-topper for a farmhouse-inspired home. Sturdy, stackable, and customizable to your décor, these baskets work up incredibly quickly in a t-shirt yarn.

Designer Xandy Peters
Yarn HiKoo by skacel Tee Cakes

You can customize this handknit wall hanging with any phrase you like.

Knit a Bit Wall Hanging by Kiyomi Burgin. Photo by Harper Point Photography

6. Knit a Bit Wall Hanging from knitscene Accessories 2015

Inspiring phrases displayed as art is a big part of the farmhouse décor trend. This hand-knitted wall hanging is a fun, knitter-specific variation on the theme. Choose your own colors and phrase, using the included stranded colorwork alphabet chart, and knit up this rustic sampler-style wall hanging to display in pride of place.

Designer Kiyomi Burgin
Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK

This textured handknit pillow knits up quickly and fits in with any decor.

Textured Pillow by Mary Lee. Photo by Harper Point Photography.

7. Textured Throw Pillow from Quick + Easy Knits

If you want to add a bit of high impact, rustic décor in a hurry, try this easy pillow knitting pattern worked in a super bulky yarn. The pattern uses only knit and purl stitches to create all that texture, and the pattern is just a two-row repeat, so you’ll have it memorized right away.

Designer Mary Lee
Yarn Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Solids

I love the farmhouse décor trend for its focus on craftsmanship and the DIY aesthetic. I also despise it a little bit because, too often, that DIY aesthetic really is just a veneer to mask the mass-produced. Infuse some authentic, handmade items into your design, such as these gorgeous farmhouse décor knitting patterns, and make your farmhouse really feel like home.

Yours in Stitches,

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