Sharing twelve Free Christmas Knitting Patterns, perfect to use in your holiday home or for giving to others.

Warm your needles up, put on your favorite Christmas carols, grab a plate of cookies, and pour yourself a cup of eggnog! You are about to get busy knitting for yourself and for gifting to others with these twelve Free Christmas Knitted Patterns 🎄

If you are looking to add to your home decor, you’ll find Gingerbread Men pillows or more sophisticated White on White Christmas Tree Pillows. There is a free knitting pattern for knit Santa Hats 🎅🏼 and Knit Fair Isle Ornaments for the 🎄, Knit Elves and Knit Gnomes, Knit Stockings, and a Snowman ⛄! Seriously, I think if it is Christmas-y and knitted, you’ll find it in this collection of delightful and festive patterns.

Knit Christmas Stocking knits up quickly and is one of the Free Christmas Knitting Patterns included in this post.

Christmas Stockings hanging by the mantel are ubiquitous with Christmas. This is my first Christmas stocking pattern and the written and step-by-step video instructions are such that even a newish knitter can be successful. And since they use a super bulky yarn, these stockings knit up so very quickly!

This Broken Rib Stitch Christmas Stocking is one of the Free Christmas Knitting Patterns included in this post.

My second Knitted Christmas Stocking pattern is a variation from the original. The body gets a little more interest with a broken rib stitch and the top goes a little glam with a knit faux fur cuff. Like the original stocking, this is a ‘roomy’ stocking that has a lot of room to stretch and expand, which will make the recipient giddy come Christmas morning.

These darling knit gnomes are one of the Free Christmas Knitting Patterns included in this post.

These funny little knit gnomes are a great sock yarn stash buster and adorable Christmas decorations to boot! Gauge is not really important…use what you have your gnome will be sized accordingly. Imagine a whole family of these, sure-to-put-a-smile-on-your-face knit critters. You can knit patterns in their sweaters or embroider a design on afterward.

Knit Christmas Pillow

The idea for this Christmas Tree Pillow Pattern came to me recently on one of my recent road trips. I made my husband swing by a yarn store so that I could ‘create’ it in the car. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. It’s an easy knit, using just knits and purl to create the white-on-white Christmas tree pattern. I don’t know if it is the pom-poms or the embroidered glitter stars that give this lovely pillow that little oomph…maybe both!

I do know that I had to wrest it away from my mom when she saw it. I’ve promised to sew her one for her very own!

Knit Snowman

My friend Sherry has a way with needles…doesn’t she? This not so little Chunky Snowman looks like a fun knit and can be made even more personal with special colors and trim on his hat and scarf. Sherry also shows you how to make your snow fella stand up straight when he wants to slouch!

Imagine a tree filled with these sweet Fair Isle Christmas Tree Ornaments! Or what about knitting one certain ornament for all your family each year, so that everyone has the same ornaments you made as the years go by! As my children grow and start their own trees, I see them doing that each year. This ornament knitting pattern is also a great way to perfect your Fair Isle knitting skills before tackling a larger sweater!

Knit Christmas Tree Garland

This sweet knit Christmas Tree garland is another one of Sherry’s projects. She attached the knitted Christmas trees to a pom pom garland she already had, which reminds me of snowballs! In her words, ‘this is so easy!’

Mini Knit Sweaters

These little sweaters…I love them so much! I need to get my act together to knit some for this Christmas. Wouldn’t they be great as package toppers that can then be used as Christmas ornaments? These mini knit sweaters use sock and fingering weight yarn.

Miriam also has a little video showing how to make the wee hangers, which will be helpful if you want them for Christmas Tree decorations. You can access her free patterns at Ravelry. If you don’t have a Ravelry, you should! It’s absolutely free and I use it regularly for yarn reviews and pattern ideas.

Knit Gingerbread Men are one of the Free Christmas Knitting Patterns included in this post.

These nearly 1-foot tall Gingerbread Men will make adorable pillows! They are knit in the round, so there is no need for seaming. And imagine the fun you will have giving them their own special personalities with rick rack, buttons, and embroidery.

I can imagine a row of them on my sofa!

Knit Elf on the Shelf is one of the Free Christmas Knitting Patterns included in this post.

Of course, how could we have a list of Christmas items without the Elf on the Shelf? This knit version is adorable. And you could easily knit a little skirt and add a wee bit of hair for a girl elf!

On the opposite end of the spectrum from my Chunky Knit Stockings are these sweet, mini Fair Isle Stockings. I can see tucking gift cards and sweets in them, hanging them from a Christmas tree, using them as present toppers, making them into an Advent calendar, or stringing them from a garland! There are so many uses for these adorable wee stockings.

And you could even make them a wee bit larger by using a different yarn.

Knit Santa Hat is one of the Free Christmas Knitting Patterns included in this post.

And of course, we must have a knit Santa hat on our list of Free Christmas Knitting Patterns! This adorable hat comes complete with a big, puffy pom-pom! I love everything about this Santa hat knitting pattern, especially the fact that it knits up quickly with a super bulky yarn! Tara shares how to knit the hat for all sorts of sizes, from baby to adult! So, you could easily knit a cap for the entire family! Imagine the darling Christmas photo you would have!

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Knit Pillow, Knit Stocking and Knit Ornaments are 3 of the 12 Free Christmas Knitting Patterns shared.

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  1. Christ's M Eads

    November 10, 2021 at 11:29 am

    What size polystyrne ball for the xmas ornaments, please.

    • lynn

      November 11, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Good Question! I’ve reached out to the publisher of the pattern to find out and will let you know as soon as they get back to me.

  2. Michèle Van Nieuwenhove

    November 16, 2021 at 5:26 am

    What beautiful things still to be achieved. So you never stop 😊😊? I have already cooked your cinnamon whirlpool bread 2 times. Really delicious! My friends enjoyed themselves and I had to give them the recipe!! Thank you for what you do. Nice day to you.. Mima from Belgium

    • lynn

      November 16, 2021 at 3:35 pm

      Hello Mima!

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I do like to keep busy! 😉 And I enjoy writing this blog very much. Knowing that you enjoy what I write and find it useful keeps me going!

      I am so happy you enjoyed that Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread! And thrilled that your friends enjoyed it as well.

      Will you be knitting Christmas gifts this year?

      Have a wonderful day

      Hugs, Lynn


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