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.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.
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.
Magical Unicorn Baby Hat
Another adorable baby hat from Little Red Window. Web pattern for 6 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy.
Kraken or Cthulhu Mask
This tentacled ski mask / balaclava can turn you into a kraken, octopus, squid, Cthulhu or Davy Jones, whatever tentacled creature you want to be today. Designed by Segolene Roudot. Available in English and French
Colorful beanie featuring the Loch Ness Monster in colorwork. Designed by Clare Hutchinson. Pictured project by DinaP
Stone the Gargoyle
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.
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
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.
Unicorn Dog Hood
Unicorn costume designed to fit miniature dachshunds but I imagine you could adapt to other breeds.
Loch Ness Monster, Jackalope, and Kraken Amigurumi
These legendary animal toys are included in the book Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits by Hansi Singh. Sizes depend on yarn weight. Nessie is about 15 inches long in worsted according to some Ravelrers. The hare with antlers Jackalope measures nearly 12” from tail to nose. The giant squid Kraken appears to be about 12 inches tall. Pictured projects by oboegoddess, jessdhill, and Cherrytreeknits.
Luna the Unicorn Kit – $16.79
Adorable toy unicorn softie designed by the amazing Amanda Berry. About 48 cm or 19 in tall. Kit contains digital copy of the pattern, the yarn required to create Luna, and a bag of toy stuffing. Price as of posting $16.79
Snow White the Unicorn and her baby Liliana
Pattern includes detailed instructions with many photos for making a unicorn toy softie and her foal. Designed by Cutie Patootees
Inspired by the beloved children’s character, this stuffed toy is 10.5 inches tall.
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.
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.
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.