Last week we posted a Yarn review of Mary Maxim Prism. Prism is a wonderfully unique yarn that just so happens to be a favorite of ours to design with. This week we feature some of the best FREE and Paid DK Weight Yarn Patterns designed with Prism. If you have a ball of Mary Maxim Prism or two and you just aren’t sure what to do with it, you may want to hit the “pin it button” on this post and save it to your Pinterest board for your next project. The roving properties of this incredible yarn add so much to the finished fabric of your project.

Mary Maxim Prism is such a great yarn to add to your stash. If you missed our post on Roving Yarns, make sure to read a bit about this stylized yarn for fiber artists and crafters.

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Free Mary Maxim Patterns

Entrelac Baby Blankets

Don’t you just love when a pattern has both a knit and a crochet version? Don’t forget to take a look at the shopping list in the pattern for supplies. You can also purchase the crochet kit.

Prism Cowls

Prism yarn makes beautiful cowls. Here is another look that has a knit version and a crochet version of the same look. Download the knit version – Free Diagonal Lace Cowl is shown in the colorway Rain Shower. Download the crochet version – Free Crochet Prism Cowl pattern. 

More Free Prism Patterns

Prism Patterns by Indie Designers

Designed to be easy to wear and style, this cocoon is for everyone. This cocoon is designed for your convenience in three size groupings, Petite, Standard, and Plus. If you are an in-between size, you can go up or down for the fit you desire! You can purchase the kit from,, or you can download the pattern Ad Free.

Desert Blossom Crafts – The Peacock Cowl – FREE PATTERN with an Ad-Free Paid Option 

The Peacock Cowl a fantastic project that really shows off the colors in Mary Maxim Prism Yarn. It features an easy stitch pattern that is easily memorized.

To complete the Peacock Cowl, you’ll need one skein of Mary Maxim Prism shown in Still Waters, a 6 (4.25 mm) hook, and a yarn needle.

In my effort to create the ultimate simple beanie, I was inspired by the ancient ruins in Treviso – a city older than the Romans. The simple beauty of the ruins surrounded by lush foliage, juxtaposed with the modern advancements of the city are reflected in the traditional look of the faux knit beanie, our modern, colorful yarns can really shine against the simple stitch backdrop.

You’ll need one skein of Mary Maxim Prism yarn shown here in Denim Blues, a 6 (4.25 mm) hook, and an H – 8 (5.00 mm) hook, yarn needle to weave ends, thread needle (optional), a matching thread of choice (optional), button (optional), and faux fur Pom with elastic loop (optional).

The Crochet Woven Hat, designed by Brittany from Bhooked, is a wonderful quick project to try out Mary Maxim Prism Yarn. This One-Skein Wonder requires 1 skein of Prism yarn; the sample is shown in the discontinued color called Sandy Shores, a G – 6 (4 mm) hook, a darning needle, scissors, and a pom pom of your choice.

Best Prism Yarn Kits

The Tear Drop Throw is a challenge in the aspect that it will ask the crafter to pay close attention to gauge, stitch count, and placement of motifs. However, it will pique the curiosity by varying stitches and continuing to engage with the brilliance of colors in Mary Maxim Prism yarn.

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The Around the Block Lapghan has been a best seller at Mary Maxim since it was published. The simple granny square design adds lots of texture and color. This kit includes Mary Maxim Prism yarn and is shown in Lakeside.


The Swirling Squares Throw features amazing colors that swirl as blocks are made to complete this light and cozy throw. Crochet kit includes Mary Maxim Prism yarn and is shown in the colorway of Iris.


The Jewel Tone Throw lets Prism’s beauty shine in this unique throw. Kit includes Mary Maxim Prism yarn. Choose your two favorite colors. The sample to the left features the colorways Wild Orchids and Rain Shower.


Prism Colors Blanket is a wonderful easy crochet project full of color and texture. These fascinating stripes form as you work an easy shell pattern. The kit includes Mary Maxim Prism and Mary Maxim Baby’s Best yarns.


Stay Tuned!

We have so many great things coming in the new year. We are working on super handy needle and hook guides to keep in your project bag or your Yarn Stash Organizer. We have some great collaborations in the works like Osage County Crochet’s next CAL make sure to check them out, it starts soon. We also have more informative yarn guides, like this one, full of wonderful crafting ideas and incredible yarn.

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