Fantastical Creature Knitting Patterns
Knit these creatures from legends, myths, fairy tales, and fiction.
I have moved most of the dragon patterns to their own page:
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
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Free Knitting Patterns
NY Times Bestselling Author Kim Harrison designed this impressive dragon and has generously provided the pattern complete with photo and video tutorials.
Brittany Tyler Simmonds designed this fantasy ear flap hat.
Knithulhu by moon_custafer is a tiny toy Lovecraftian elder god. Pictured project by LeonieShi who used ribbon yarn.
Stone the Gargoyle
The beloved elephant comes to life in Sara Elizabeth Kellner’s 11 inch toy. Instructions for Babar, his green suit, a bowler hat, king’s cape, and crown are all included.
Oink Flying Pig
Now when someone says “when pigs fly” you’ll can hand them Oink designed by Spud & Chloë! 3 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide.
Snake covered hat designed by Kathy Vogelhuber. Pictured project by Lixivia
Phoenix Rising Bag
A Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix inspired tote bag.
Sea Monster Bath Mitt
Michele Wilcox for Red Heart Yarn designed this adorable puppet that will make kids love bath time. If you use the recommended Red Heart Scrubby yarn, you’ll get a textured that’s good for getting at dirt but soft enough to use on skin. Red Heart sent me a sample of the yarn for review.
Mockingjay Slouchy Hat
MyDearAziraphale designed this hat with Katniss’ signature bird from the Hunger Games.
King of the Forest (Totoro)
This large cuddly toy is inspired by the shy forest spirits portrayed in Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro. Designed by Robin Zillman. Finished Height: 22″ Pictured project by vrankin
Norwegian style mittens inspired by the shy forest spirits portrayed in Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro. Designed by brella, the stranded colorwork features a big Totoro with an umbrella, two little Totoros, and a bunch of dust bunnies (or soot sprites) .Pictured project by djaya. Some Ravelrers have adapted for hats, sweaters, and more.
Man in the Moon Pillow
“Good Night” crescent moon shaped pillow is designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner. Size 12 X 6 inches
Woodland Fairy Wings
Kat Coyle’s lace fairy wings are knit and then gathered into a centerpiece. Although the pattern calls for crocheting the central section and ties, I would think that you could knit them instead. Also though this pattern calls for mohair, Ravelrers have used a variety of yarns for their projects. This pattern is excerpted from her book Boho Baby Knits
Frog Prince Baby Hat and Sweater
Sizes 6 mo. (1 yr, 2 yr, 4 yr). Designed by Cascade Yarns.
Hrönn Jónsdóttir’s leggings are sized for 9-18 months.
A Grin Without a Cat Potholder
This Cheshire Cat Potholder was designed by Monica Manceñido. The double knit design features the Cheshire Cat on the front and just his grin on the back.
Homero Luna designed this hoodie inspired by Max’s ‘Rumpus Suit’ from Where the Wild Things Are, this pattern is available in 19 sizes, from infant to the largest Adult size w/a finished chest circumference of 56”.
Patterns for Purchase
Mermaid Tail Lapghan
Can be knit flat and used as a blanket or knit in the round to use as a cocoon. She has several patterns sized for adults, teens and children, and babies.
Inspired by the beloved children’s character, this stuffed toy is 10.5 inches tall.
Storybook Dolls to Knit
15 character toys based on seven beloved stories and rhymes, which are recorded on the enclosed audio CD, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Humpty-Dumpty, The Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel and the Wicked Witch, Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Grandma’s Clothing, and Mary and Her Little Lamb.
A Pegacorn is an enchanting mixture of a Unicorn and a Pegasus standing 8 inches high and 7 inches long. The pattern is very easy to follow, there are NO complicated stitches or shaping and contains many helpful photos.
Purple People Eater
Inspired by the beloved monster of the Sheb Woolley song, this stuffed toy is is 16 inches high to the tip of his horn.
Cardigan jacket features the legendary western critter. Sizing for 36”/38”/40”/44”/48”/52” around chest
This stuffed toy dragon stands 9 inches high and is 14 inches long. The pattern is clearly written and contains many photos to help you along the way. There are no complicated stitches and the shaping is achieve simply by increasing and decreasing.
Winged White Horse
This afghan inspired by Pegasus is 3 feet by 5 feet.
Sizes included: 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-3 years
Stuffed version of the mythical creature.
Mommy and Baby Monsters
Great stash busting project.