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Fantastical Creature Knitting Patterns

by | Oct 17, 2015 | Animals

Knitting Patterns for Fantastical Creatures from legends, myths, fairy tales, and fiction. Most patterns are free

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

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 Kraken or Cthulhu Mask

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Nessie Hat

Nessie Hat

Colorful beanie featuring the Loch Ness Monster in colorwork. Designed by Clare Hutchinson. Pictured project by DinaP

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Unicorn Cloth and Bib

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Unicorn Cloth and Bib

Baby Unicorn Cloth and Bib

A baby unicorn designed in knit and purl stitches by Elaine Fitzpatrick of Downcloverlaine. Both written instructions and a chart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cthulhu Amigurumi

Cthulhu Amigurumi

Knithulhu by moon_custafer is a tiny toy Lovecraftian elder god. Pictured project by LeonieShi who used ribbon yarn.

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 Unicorn Hat

Unicorn Hat

Brittany Tyler Simmonds designed this fantasy ear flap hat.

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 Medusa Hat

Medusa Hat

Snake covered  hat designed by Kathy Vogelhuber. Pictured project by Lixivia

Free knitting pattern for Sea Monster Bath Mitt Puppet

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Giant Totoro Toy

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

Free Knitting Patterns for Totoro Mittens

Totoro Mittens

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Goodnight Moon Pillow

Man in the Moon Pillow

“Good Night” crescent moon shaped pillow is designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner. Size 12 X 6 inches

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 Unice Unicorn Hooded Scarf

Unice Unicorn Hooded Scarf

Sizes 12/18 months, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult. Pockets are optional. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Unicorn Dog Hood

Unicorn Dog Hood

Unicorn costume designed to fit miniature dachshunds but I imagine you could adapt to other breeds.

Knitting Patterns for Loch Ness Monster, Jackalope, and Kraken

Loch Ness Monster, Jackalope, and Kraken Amigurumi

Amigurmi KnitsThese 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.

Knitting Kit for Luna the Unicorn Toy

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

Knitting Pattern for Snow White the Unicorn and her baby Liliana

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

Knitting Pattern for Gruffalo Toy

Gruffalo Toy

Inspired by the beloved children’s character, this stuffed toy is 10.5 inches tall.

Knitting Pattern for Purple People Eater

 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.

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 Winged Unicorn Toy


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.

Knitting Pattern for Snow Dragon Toy

Snow Dragon

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.

Knitting pattern for Pegasus Winged Horse blanket

Winged White Horse

This afghan inspired by Pegasus is 3 feet by 5 feet.

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 Hippogryph


Stuffed version of the mythical creature.

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