Halloween Knitting Patterns
Knitting Patterns for Halloween Decorations and Costumes. Most Patterns are free.
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.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Treat Bag Trio
Christine Marie Chen designed these cute knit treat bags that can also be used as table decor inspired by candy corn, a spider’s web, and Frankenstein’s monster.
Bat Toy and Candle Cozies
MillaMia’s bat decoration / softie uses a tennis or polystyrene ball for the body and a pipecleaner to provide a bit of structure to the wings. Candle cozies feature bat, spider, or black cat motifs. Though the page is titled for the Bat Toy, all patterns are included in the download.
The Bewitching Ms. Witch Doll
Bonny Bonafilla’s pattern comes with detailed photos. Doll measures 30 cm/ 12.5″ but can be customized to other sizes.
Classic zombie doll with pet rat by Fiona Goble from her book Knit Your Own Zombie: Over 1,000 Combinations to Rip ‘n’ Reassemble for Horrifying Results.
Bug Infested Bowl
Nancy Anderson designed this fun decorative treat bowl for Red Heart. easy by Red Heart and Ravelry knitters. Not just for Halloween! Bowl Finished Size: 5½”(14 cm) wide x 4″ (10 cm) tall
Amanda Berry designed this cute spider toy approximately 12cm tall and 13cm wide. The legs are i-cords with pipe cleaners inserted so Spidey can stand.
Ghostly Dish Scrubber
Nancy Anderson designed this Halloween cloth for Red Heart Yarn. If you use the recommendedRed Heart Scrubby yarn, you’ll get a textured that’s good for getting at dirt even on dishes but soft enough to use on skin. 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.
Dangling Legs Jack O’Lantern
phoeny’s Russet the Pumpkin Halloween decoration / toy is knit flat.
Jack O’Lantern Trick or Treat Bag
This free pumpkin shaped bag is by Knitables.
Costume Knitting Patterns
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
Silly Spider Baby Hat
Cassie Heckman of Little Red Window created this adorable baby hat for Halloween. You can get the free pattern for the 6 month baby size on her website. Printable pattern with more sizes is available for purchase on Etsy.
Knitter Pride Costume
Anja Hjorth designed this WIP costume that’s perfect for knitters. The turban and vest are all arm knitting in super bulky yarn. What a great way to use your stash!
Kim Hamlin designed this Oz-some gloves in child and adult sizes.
Shrek – Ogre My Ogre Hat
Gunilla Leavitt’s cute hat is a fast knit in bulky yarn.
You’ll go bats for this colorwork beanie from Monica Gausen
Baby Black Cat
Mary Jane Protus designed this adorable hat and sweater set for babies 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months.
Ruby Slipper Booties
Rain O’Brien designed these baby booties inspired by the Wicked Witch of the East. Size: 3-6 (6-9) months
Patterns for Purchase
What a cute idea! These light and simple fairy wings are a snap to make and a breeze to wear. One size fits child and adults.
Hooded cape shaped like bat wings for gothic or vampire inspired costumes. Worked in a lacy chevron pattern with ribbon tie at neck.
Pumpkin shaped softies for decorations or toys. Includes patterns for a witch, ghost, black cat, Frankenstein’s monster and a cabled pumpkin.
Where the Wild Things Are Romper
This romper is an adorable first Halloween costume for baby. The versatile knit for newborns to 2 years old can be customized into a lion, devil, cow, or any other costume with ears and tail.
Waking Dead Zombie Slippers
These cozy zombie slippers are knitted, felted and then embellished with a face. As they wear out they become even more zombified as the inside flesh will begin to show.
Skeleton Black Cat
This black cat toy or decoration is knit in the round and uses beads for the joints. The finished cat is approximately 12 inches (30 cm) tall.
My Pet Tarantula
This tarantula toy pattern is an exact life size copy of the mexican red-kneed tarantula, according to the designer madmonkeyknits
Adult and child sizes! Knit a lace hat with Charlotte the spider sitting on top. Perfect for Halloween too! Size: Infant (Toddler, Child/Adult Woman, Adult Man)
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!