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.
Stone the Gargoyle
Devon Monk designed this cuddly gargoyle toy softie based on a character from her Allie Beckstrom fantasy novels.
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.
Phoenix Rising Bag
Sea Monster Bath Mitt
Okay, not a flat cloth but still for washing! 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. Red Heart sent me a sample of the yarn for review. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I like the texture — it’s softer than I expected.
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”.
Mockingjay Slouchy Hat
MyDearAziraphale designed this hat with Katniss’ signature bird from the Hunger Games.
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.
Cardigan jacket features the legendary western critter. Sizing for 36”/38”/40”/44”/48”/52” around chest
Winged White Horse
This afghan inspired by Pegasus is 3 feet by 5 feet. This pattern by StefanieFayard features 4 colors (which you can change at will), along with intarsia and weaving techniques. The pattern itself is a color-coded chart. It is 320 stitches wide, and the square gauge is 3 stitches by 5 rows. It doesn’t even have to be a blanket; as a chart, the pattern is open for use as anything that fits 320 stitches!
Sizes included: 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-3 years
These monsters are a fast, super satisfying project that knit up easily on many yarn/needle combinations. Since it only takes about 180-200 yards of yarn to knit a pair of monsters, this is a great stash busting project.