53 free Christmas knitting patterns

We’ve brought you 51 crochet Christmas ornament patterns so thought we’d better do a version for all you knitters out there too! Here’s 53 of our fave free Christmas knitting patterns to keep you cosy.

Keep scrolling to find your new festive pattern and check out our blog posts below for more Christmas inspo.

You free Christmas knitting patterns

1. Knitted treats for Santa

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Leave out some knitted treats for Santa and Rudolph with Amanda Berry‘s free pattern.

2. Knitted snowflake jumper

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Yarn experts Bernat have this gorgeous, free snowflake jumper pattern on LoveCrafts.

3. Knitted mini stockings

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4. Knitted Christmas angels

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Every tree needs a little knitted angel, so use Drobiazgi Maknety’s fab blog post to make your own.

5. Mini knitted gnomes

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Continuing with our mini free Christmas knitting patterns we’ve got Jenni Propst‘s tiny knitted gnomes.

6. Knitted unicorn bauble

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Add some extra magic to your tree with Nicola Valiji’s free unicorn bauble pattern.

7. Christmas tree knitted socks

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Renee Kies‘ free Christmas knitting pattern will keep you toasty all December long.

8. Knitted Dala horse cushion

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Erin from Midknits’ giant Swedish-inspired cushion pattern is in issue 112 of Mollie!

9. Knitted snowman hat

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Little Red Window’s knitted snowman hat is designed for kids, but you could definitely scale up the pattern to make a matching pair. Snowman twins!

10. Cheerful knitted penguin pal

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Yarnspirations‘ knitted penguin is complete with a candy cane belly and bright red scarf. Have you ever seen a more festive penguin?

11. Mini knitted wreath ornament

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Stellas Yarn Universe is full of free Christmas knitting patterns, including the tutorial for this mini plaited wreath.

12. Knitted Santa hat

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Cascade Yarns have kindly given you the free PDF for this gorgeous Santa hat here.

13. Knitted mittens

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Red Heart Yarn‘s knitted mitten pairs are so adorable, and can be made in whatever festive colours you like.

14. Knitted Christmas tree garland

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Knit some mini trees to go around your big tree for the ultimate Christmas display! Gina Michele’s pattern is a great one for knitting beginners.

15. Knitted Santa basket

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Yarnispirations are back with another fab free Christmas knitting pattern. Use their tutorial to knit up this Santa basket and get him ready to be brimming with presents.

16. Christmas Fair Isle baubles

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Homemaker magazine has a free Christmas knitting pattern for this beautiful Fair Isle baubles. There are three patterns to knit up and hang on your tree.

17. Knitted soldier

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You need someone to guard your tree so knit up Just Jen’s little soldier.

18. Christmas knitted hearts

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Knitting by Post’s knitted hearts can be used to decorate your tree and then brought back out for Valentine’s Day.

19. Bernard the elf

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Knit your own elf on the shelf using Let’s Knit‘s pattern for this guy.

20. Christmas stocking

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Drops Designs‘ traditional knitted stocking design is definitely going to be hanging on the ends of our beds this Christmas.

21. Knitted Christmas sprouts

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We love Amanda Berry‘s free Christmas knitting patterns so much that we’ve featured another one. Knit this adorable little sprout since sprouts are a Christmas essential, right?

22. Mini Christmas Santa sacks

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Hooked on Patterns‘ blog has the free tutorial for these mini Santa sacks. Fill with chocolate coins or mini treats and hang them on your tree.

23. Colourful Christmas star tree

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Frankie Brown’s colourful Christmas stars can be stacked to make this rather colourful alternative tree.

24. Mini knitted polar bears

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These mini knitted polar bears are from the book Mini Knitted Safari by Sachiyo Ishii, and you can find the pattern here.

25. Tiny Christmas jumpers

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We love Yarnspirations‘ tiny Christmas jumpers so much that we want to make big versions for us to wear.

26. Mini Christmas pudding covers

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There’s a few different mini Christmas pudding tutorials we’ve found, but we love Apple Tree Craft’s one for its mini beaded holly on top. Pop these covers over some Ferrero Rochers for a Christmassy surprise.

27. Knitted pup in a stocking

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In our 51 crochet Christmas ornaments blog post we featured Chester the cat so we thought it was only fair we give you a knitted dog in a stocking. Sachiyo Ishii’s free tutorial can be found here.

28. Knitted candy cane

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Knit up Ms. Ellaneous‘ candy canes to hang on your tree or attach to some gifts.

29. Reindeer bauble

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Knit up nine reindeer baubles using Knitting by Post’s tutorial so your tree has all of Santa’s crew.

30. Christmassy hot chocolate

free Christmas knitting patterns - knitted hot chocolate

What’s everyone’s fave festive drink? Ours is definitely hot chocolate so we’re going to knit Yarnspirations‘ mini cup and hang it proudly on our tree.

31. Knitted puppy jumper

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Ok, we just had to include Handy Little Me’s puppy jumper pattern. If you have a puppy this is a Christmas essential.

32. Santa’s pants

free Christmas knitting patterns - knitted Santa briefs

Hang Santa’s jolly red trousers on your tree with Cvetulka’s free Christmas knitting pattern.

33. Knitted kings

free Christmas knitting patterns - knitted kingsNicola Valiji’s three knitted kings are the addition your nativity scene needs.

34. Knitted gingerbread men

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Sara Elizabeth Kellner‘s gingerbread men are an adorable trio of pals that will look fab sticking out of a stocking on Christmas morning.

35. Knitted bears

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36. Knitted mice

free Christmas knitting patterns - knitted mice

Marisol the mouse is by Rachel Borello Carroll and her pattern is free on Ravelry.

37. Knitted holly leaves

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Lucinda Ganderton‘s holly leaf pattern also comes with a funky bauble pattern.

38. Christmas toadstools

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Merrin Curley‘s Christmas toadstool pattern is free to download from her Ravelry store. The Christmas elves need somewhere to sit while they work their magic, after all.

39. Christmas bell

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Debbie McGrath is giving you the free Christmas knitting pattern for this lovely bell.

40. Christmas jumper wreath

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With three Christmas jumper wreath designs to choose from, you’re in for a festive treat with Zoe Michel‘s free tutorials.

41. Christmas star

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Every tree needs a Christmas star so use Cecile Renaud‘s free pattern to make your own tree topper.

42. Festive pot holders

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This is another free pattern by Drops Design – what lovely people they are to give you all these gorgeous free knitting patterns.

43. Christmas parcels

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Keep your present on the tree as well as under with Lesley Arnold-Hopkins‘ tutorial.

44. Knitted gift tags

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Julia Schwartz‘s knitted luggage gift tags will make a fab addition to people’s presents.

45. Christmassy placemats

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Jazz up your placemats this Christmas by knitting Montana Jo‘s festive versions.

46. Four calling birds

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Make your four calling birds using Sara Elizabeth Kellner‘s free tutorial.

47. Knitted advent candle

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Frankie Brown‘s knitted advent candle is a fire-safe way of keeping the tradition of candles on the tree!

48. Knitted poinsettia

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Knit up June Gilbank‘s poinsettia for the ultimate Christmas flower brooch.

49. Knitted mistletoe

free Christmas knitting patterns - Knitted mistletoe

Butterflylove1‘s mistletoe bouquet will last you all year long so the kisses never stop.

50. Knitted sweets

free Christmas knitting patterns - Knitted Daffy Taffy Twists

 

Knit Michele Bernstein‘s colourful sweeties to give your Christmas tree a pop of colour.

51. Winter wonder mittens

free Christmas knitting patterns - Knitted wonderland gloves

Amy Loberg (FiberWild)‘s winter wonderland gloves would make a fab gift, or get you ready for your Boxing Day walk.

52. Knitted snowflake bunting

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Victoria Bee Designs‘ nordic bunting will look fab in your home all winter long.

53. Knitted jumper

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And to round off our 53 free Christmas knitting patterns, we’ve got Kate Catchpole‘s tiny knitted jumper. You’ve got to show everyone your passion right?

We hope you enjoyed our free Christmas knitting patterns round up. If you have a go at making any of these Christmassy projects then tag us in a picture on Instagram and Twitter or post it on our Facebook wall.

  • Allison Malacaria

    The Dala horse cushion is gorgeous. It’s too bad the link to purchase issues shows each and every issue at 0 in stock. Makes it difficult to purchase. :-/