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Fantastical Creature Knitting Patterns

by | Oct 17, 2015 | Animals

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

Free knitting pattern for Dragon plus toy softie


NY Times Bestselling Author Kim Harrison designed this impressive dragon and has generously provided the pattern complete with photo and video tutorials.

Free Knitting Pattern for Unicorn Hat

Unicorn Hat

Brittany Tyler Simmonds designed this fantasy ear flap hat.

Free knitting pattern for Stone the Gargoyle toy softie

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Stone the Gargoyle

Devon Monk designed this cuddly gargoyle toy softie based on a character from her Allie Beckstrom fantasy novels.

Free knitting pattern for Babar elephant toy with clothes


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.

Free knitting pattern for flying pig and more fantastic animal knitting patterns

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.

Free knitting pattern for Sea Monster Bath Mitt Puppet

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Woodland Fairy Wings

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Frog Prince Baby Hat and Sweater

Frog Prince Baby Hat and Sweater

Sizes 6 mo. (1 yr, 2 yr, 4 yr). Designed by Cascade Yarns.

Free knitting pattern for Baby Monster Pants

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Monster Pants

Hrönn Jónsdóttir’s leggings are sized for 9-18 months.

Cheshire Cat Potholder Trivet free knitting pattern -- back shows grin only


Cheshire Cat potholder free knitting pattern -back

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.

Wild Things Hoodie Free Knitting Pattern and more fantasy animal knitting patterns

Wild Thing

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 Free Knitting Project | Knitting patterns inspired by The Hunger Games books and movies

Mockingjay Slouchy Hat

MyDearAziraphale designed this hat with Katniss’ signature bird from the Hunger Games.

Knitting patterns for Dragons and inspired by dragons. Most patterns are free


Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Mermaid Tail Lapghan

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.

Knitting Pattern for Jackalope Sweater

Jackalope Sweater

Cardigan jacket features the legendary western critter. Sizing for 36”/38”/40”/44”/48”/52” around chest

Knitting pattern for Pegasus Winged Horse blanket

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!

Unicorn Balaclava hat knitting pattern and more fantasy animal knitting patternsUnicorn Balaclava Hat and Mittens

Sizes included: 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-3 years

Knitting pattern for Daphne and Delilah mommy and baby monster

Daphne and Delilah Mommy and Baby Monsters

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.

Knitting pattern for Flying Dragon Cloth

Flying Dragon Wash Cloth

Finished Size: 7.75”W X 8″H

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