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Free Christmas Knitting Patterns

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 want 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. This assortment of free, easy Christmas knitting patterns will keep your needles busy all holiday season! Ask yourself this question:

What can I knit for Christmas?

We have just about every Christmas knitting pattern under the sun here for you to choose from ….from stockings to gnomes, pillows, and snowmen, ornaments, garlands, mini-sweaters, gingerbread men, of course, Santa’s hat, and even an Elf on a Shelf. Something for all…..

Two filled knit Christmas stockings hanging from a mantel.

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!

Christmas stocking filled with small Raggedy Ann and Andy.

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 with a lot of room to stretch and expand, making the recipient giddy come Christmas morning.

Knitted Gnome in Evergreen Tree.

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 hats or embroider a design afterward.

Christmas Tree Knit Pillow with plaid blanket in the background.

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 the pom-poms or the embroidered glitter stars give this lovely pillow that little oomph…maybe both!

I know I had to wrest it away from my mom when she saw it. I’ve promised to knit her one of 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 fellow stand up straight when he wants to slouch!

A knit totebag.
Knit red and white ornaments.

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 easy Christmas ornament knitting pattern is also a great way to perfect your Fair Isle knitting skills before tackling a larger sweater!

Knit red and white striped Christmas trees.

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!’

Knit tiny sweaters.

These little sweaters are another easy Christmas knitting pattern…..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 a 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 free, and I regularly use it for yarn reviews and pattern ideas.

Knit gingerbread man.

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.

Of course, how could we have a list of Christmas knitting patterns 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!

Small knit red and white Christmas stockings.

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.

Red and white Santa hat.

And of course, we must have a knit Santa hat on our Free Christmas Knitting Patterns list! This adorable hat comes complete with a big, puffy pom-pom! I love everything about this Santa hat knitting pattern, especially because 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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A variety of knit Christmas patterns.

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  1. 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

    1. 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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