>Crystal Palace Yarns – Free Woman Sized Patterns Index – Ample Sizing = Patterns sized 1X and Larger (48″ finished chest or larger)
>Knitty.com – most of the free patterns include sizes up to 3x. This site can be a little tricky to navigate. The link goes to the page of back issues. Click on a cover, then in the navigation bar at the top, go to “in this issue” and select “pattern index” from the drop down menu. Doing this for each of the back issues will lead you to dozens of glorious free patterns!
>visit the Knitting at Large blog for lots of tips and tutorials on making garments that fit full figured women, then join up with the Knitting at Large group on ravelry
>a list of crochet adult clothing patterns from Lion Brand Yarn – plus size patterns are high lighted