Holiday Wear Knitting Patterns
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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
Santa and Snowman Brooches
Brooches measure about 5cm x 5cm. Ideal for parties or to sell at holiday bazaars. Quick and easy to knit. Designed by Bizzle McQuizzle
Slouchy beanie by Sara Setters features colorwork everygreens in the snow. Pictured project by Aussieraveler. Many Ravelrers have said the pattern knits up small so you may want to adjust.
Santa Baby Set
This pattern set includes santa hat and pants set in bulky yarn for sizes Newborn, 0-3 Month, 3-6 Month, 6-12 Month. Great photo prop! Designed by Crochetmylove Designs for Melody’s Makings. Free for sharing on a social network.
Long-sleeved pullover with a reindeer face, antlers, and Rudolph red nose. Sizes from XS to 5XL.
Santa’s Baby Elf
Baby hat and sweater set. Easy pattern by Cindy Craig. Sizes 3 to 12 months
This pullover by DROPS Design features fair isle reindeer with red bobble noses. Sizes XS/S – M/L – XL/XXL – XXXL. Pictured project by tahoediva
This knit version of the classic carolers cape is from Willow Yarn. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Child’s 2 (4, 6)
A Christmas Story – Schwartz’s Stocking Cap
LaDonna Bubak recreates the iconic long striped hat worn by Schwartz in the classic “triple dog dare” scene in A Christmas Story. Pictured project by knitforewe.
Elf the Movie – Jovie’s Hat
Bezzi’s cabled toque is inspired by the scene where Jovie is with the crowd in Central Park while Buddy and Santa are escaping the Central Park Rangers. Jovie leads the crowd in singing Santa Claus is Coming To Town while wearing a beautiful cabled stocking cap. Pictured projectby Triknittyknots who made a few modifications.
Christmas Tree Sweater
This holiday pullover for toddlers features a tree. Sizes 1 year, 2 years, 4 years. The pattern is at the Web Archive. Pictured project by michellelsmith
Trees for Your Sweater
This holiday pullover features tree motifs formed by purl stitches. Purl stitches are used to form the tree pattern with garter stitch bands at the cuffs, hem and neck edge. This pullover has rectangle body with 3/4 drop sleeves. The neck band and the hems are garter stitch. Sizes 36-54″ finished bust
Patterns for Purchase
Little Deer Hoodie for Babies and Children
Adorable reindeer hooded sweater, complete with ears, antlers and that all-important red nose. Sizes 12 months to 10-11 years. Designed by Jane Burns. One of the 34 patterns in Simply Knitting 152, December 2016
Lone Buck Vest
Pullover vest with holiday stag motif in stranded colorwork. Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 50.5 )” bust circumference. Designed by Irina Anikeeva. One of the 17 patterns in Knitscene, Winter 2017
Ms. Claus Costume
This seamless Santa costume is perfect for your holiday events! Includes instructions for dress, hat, scarf, and belt for sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL
This holiday hat pattern features hollies and berries motif and texture. Sizes from newborn to adult: Newborn * 3-6 months * 6-12 months * Toddler * Child * Adult
Stranded colorwork cowl inspired by traditional Scandinavian motifs. Designed by Celeste Young. Pictured project by sherry-h who said it was a very quick project.
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!