Knitting patterns for Christmas and other seasonal decorations including stockings, wreaths, and more. Most patterns for free. Updated 11/14/21.
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Snowman and Candy Cane Draft Stoppers
These easy holiday themed draughtt excluders guard the doors to keep the cold air out and the holiday fun in. Great last minute gift. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Robin Allen and Emily Kintigh.
- Get the free SNOWMAN knitting pattern.
- Get the free CANDY CANE knitting pattern.
- See the Ravelry pages
Santa Claus Potholder
Easy Christmas potholder that takes about 2 hours to finish and you only need a bit of scrap yarn in three colors. Great last minute gift. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Norman Schwarze.
Snowman And Santa Cup Cozy
Easy cup or bottle wraps with Christma themes including a snowman face and Santa Claus belt. Designed by Cables and String Designs.
Individual patterns for holiday themed bunting, banners, and garlands. Joy Banner with flags that are 6 1/2 " tall, designed by Cathy Payson. Rustic Little Christmas Trees are knit in garter stitch, are 10cm/4” tall, and designed by Leftfootdaisy. Mini Christmas Jumper Bunting with 6 designs for tree, robin, reindeer, heart, snowflake, snowman designed by Sue Stratford.
- Get the free JOY BANNER knitting pattern.
- Get the free TREES knitting pattern.
- Get the free SWEATER BUNTING knitting pattern.
Individual patterns for holiday themed pillow cushions including an easy JOY pillow, Christmas trees and holly on checkerboard background, Frosty the Snowman, and Chrismas stockings. Trees and holly pillows designed by Karen Marlatt for Knit Picks. All the rest designed by Red Heart.
- Get the free JOY PILLOW knitting pattern.
- Get the free TREES AND HOLLY PILLOWS knitting pattern.
- Get the free SNOWMAN PILLOW knitting pattern.
- Get the free STOCKING PILLOW knitting pattern.
Tree and Star Potholders
Patterns for holiday potholders or trivets featuring either a Christmas tree motif or an 8-pointed star. This potholder is knitted in a combination of short rows and intarsia so even the wrong side looks presentable. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sybil R as Tannenbäumchen Potholder and Pixel Star.
Santa Hat Chair Back Cover
Decorate your chairs for Christmas holidays with an easy Santa or St. Nicholas hat. Designed by Schachenmayr as St. Nicholas Chair Back Cover 5516. Bulky weight yarn. Available in English, Dutch, French, and German
Winter Pines Blanket
Blanket with rows of Christmas trees or pine trees knit in mosaic colorwork (one color per row). Size 36" square. Designed by Ann McDonald Kelly, originally for a giant Christmas charity project. Bulky weight yarn. Pictured projects by pthorne999 and psuhokie
Jolly Santa Basket
This cool Santa faced basket is perfect for keeping presents or other holiday items organized. Designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart.
Under the Tree Mug Rug
Festive coaster embellished with a Christmas tree. Knit and crochet versions. Size 5 1/2" x 9". Designed by Lena Skvagerson. Aran weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Annie's for free registration
- Buy the video class for these patterns for $3.99
Easy Christmas Bow Pillow
Stockinette pillow with seed stitch sash and bow. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Size 14"/35.5 cm square. Designed by Marilyn Losee for Yarnspirations. Use the recommened yarn for a sparkle!
2 individual elegant wreath patterns knit with stylish cables. Cozy Winter Sweater Wreath knit flat in super bulky yarn designed by Denielle Widener. Winter Wreath with cables that look like branches knit flat in Aran yarn designed by Claire Slade.
- Get the free Cozy Winter Sweater Wreath knitting pattern
- Get the free Winter Wreath knitting pattern
- Get the wreath forms at Amazon
Naughty or Nice Christmas Pillow
Have you been Naughty or Nice this year? Update your Christmas decor this season with a hand-knit pillow to match your mood! Great colorwork project for beginners. Designed by Maggie Stoudt. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Santa’s Mug Cozy
Designed by Yarnspirations.
Reindeer Cup Cosy
Adorable mug cozy with Rudolph face. Small amount of crochet for antlers but you could probably figure out a knit adaptation. Designed by Jenny Stacey. Pictured project by karne71
7 Free Holiday Knitting Patterns ebook
Free knitting patterns from the free ebook Holiday Knitting eBook: 7 Free Knitted Projects include Father Christmas, Celestine Tree Topper, wide stocking, Snowflake Ornament, Poinsettia Ornament, Cabled Ornament, and Merry Mice
Berry Nice Wreath
Knit leaf sprigs and red berries to create a unique holiday decoration. Designed by Cathy Payson for Red Heart.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get 18 inch wreath frame for this pattern on Amazon
- Get the recommended yarn on Red Heart
Silver Bells Christmas Tree
Quick holiday tree-shaped decoration with optional beaded ornaments. Designed by Meg Ritcey.
Santa Coffee Cozy
Christmas cup cozy inspired by Santa’s bright red suit with a beaded belt buckle. Designed by Elizabeth McComb. Fingering weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Stacking Stars Tree
Knitting pattern for nine different sizes of garter stitch stars, ranging from 2 - 6” which can be stacked together to make a Christmas or other tree. All the stars are knitted from the same basic formula; you just work more repeats for the bigger sizes. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Lace angel that is perfect for Christmas or as a gift for someone who needs a little hope. Rated easy by many Ravelrers. Designed by Love 2 Knit Dishcloths. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by Zanahoria12.
Rudoplph inspired Christmas wash cloth worked with knit and purl stitches and a bobble nose. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Knitted Kitty. Worsted weight yarn.
Candy Cane Dishcloth
Knit and purl Christmas motif dish or wash cloth. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Michelle Bouchard. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by PeachesnPurls
Finger Knit Wreath
Anne Weil designed this easy stylish decoration that is made by wrapping a finger knit cord around a styrofoam wreath form.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get Anne’s book Knitting Without Needles on Amazon (Kindle and Prime available)
- Get foam wreath form for this pattern
- See more Finger Knitting Patterns
Elf Shoe Table Leg Covers
These adorable leg covers do double duty as decoration and protection for furniture during holiday gatherings. Circumference of Leg: 8” Length: 16”. Designed by Stitch Studio Design Team
Christmas Poinsettia Throw
Garter stitch blanket knit in modular sections in all knit stitches and embellished with knit flowers and a ruffled border. Make this an all year flower blanket just by using different colors. Designed by Ann Regis.
Night Before Christmas Diorama
This ingenious series of patterns creates a knitted box, shaped like a book, that opens to reveal a detailed Christmas scene with fireplace, tree, window, and more. The finished book measures 23 cm, 20 cm wide and 10 cm deep (9 × 8 × 4”) when closed. Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown. This set consists of 24 patterns so it’s a great Advent project – you can knit a piece each day.
North Pole Pot Cozy
Knit a cozy for your poinsettia or other plants with Santa-inspired fur trim. Perfect for gifts, too. Fits a 1.75 gallon/66 liter black grower pot but I think you could customize for different sizes. Designed by Laura Bain for Red Heart.
Oisin The Reindeer
Cute red-nosed reindeertoy softie with stripey arms and legs. Great for Christmas decor or gifts! Size 40cm/16 inches when standing 25cm/9 inches when sitting. Designed by Aine Marriott. DK weight yarn. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase.
- Get the free knitting pattern at the Internet archive - web version
- See more Holiday Toy Knitting Patterns
Christmas Sweater Wreaths
Four wreath designs inspired by traditional Christmas sweater / jumper Fair Isle and Norwegian motifs. Designs include: Reindeer,
Robins (not pictured), Red Cardinals , and Ivy, oak and holly leaves. Designed by Zoe Michel. Final dimensions: 35cm/13.75in diameter
Stars are knit flat from center to points and then seamed to close center into star shape. 2 sizes: Small Star: Approx 5" [12.5 cm] across widest points. Large Star: Approx 7" [18 cm] across widest points. Create a long garland for your interior holiday decor or use the individual stars for gift toppers or tags! Designed by Rebecca J. Venton for Red Heart. Worsted weight yarn.
Polar Bear Toy Decorations
These adorable miniature polar bears are perfect for holiday decorating, gift decoration, and as gifts by themselves. Bears Measure: Standing version: 5” (13 cm) tall, Seated version: 6” (15 cm) tall
Gifts Around the Tree Skirt
Christmas tree skirt features present motifs and picot edging.
Designed by Kris Knits, this cloth is 10″x10″. The motif could also be used for blankets or other knitting projects.
Frankie Brown’s ingenious little house about 13 × 17 cm and 20 cm tall. Knitted treasures cover plastic canvas and the roof is hinged so you can store more treasures or treats inside the house.
Christmas Tree Scrubby
Michele Wilcox designed this holiday pattern for Red Heart Yarn. If you use the recommended Red Heart Scrubby yarn, you’ll get a textured cloth that’s good for getting at dirt but made of polyester so it is durable and easy to clean.
Christmas Bell Knitted Dishcloth
Melissa Bergland Burnham designed this bell motif that can be used for wash cloths, blanket squares, or motif in other projects
Personalized Christmas Stocking
Sarah Gasson of Knitables created this easy to customize stocking that is approximately 9cm (3.5in) wide by 24cm (9.4in) long. Can be knitted flat or in the round and comes with alphabet chart.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See more knitting patterns by Sarah Gasson on Etsy
- See more Christmas Stocking Knitting Patterns
Santa Shelf / Computer Doll
Aussie Jean’s Santa softie is 17.5cms (6.5/8″) not including legs.
Frankie Brown has designed the perfect Advent holiday knitting project. Knit an ornament a day for this beautiful garland. Set of 25 knitting patterns for garland and 24 ornaments.
Designed by Kris Knits, this cloth features a home for the holidays theme and is 9″x10″. The motif could also be used for blankets or other knitting projects.
This snow knitter softie is a perfect decoration or gift for the knitting household. Or you can leave out the knitting embellishments for a toy or decoration for the non-knitters in your life. The needles are made from skewers and beads and there are also instructions for creating the tiny yarn skein. 12 1/2″ tall. Designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart.
Patterns for Purchase
Christmas Mice Knitivity
Cute mice recreate the Christmas nativity scene. Instructions to knit Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, the Shepherd, the Angel and the 3 Wise Men. SIZE: 14-15cm (about 6 inches) Tall. Uses just small amounts of yarn so it's great for stashbusting! DK weight yarn. Designed by Cilla Webb.
Christmas Tree Cushions
No longer free. Two variations of a triangle-patterned tree-shaped pillow: one is a textured knit-purl pattern, the other is a four-coloured zigzag design. The cushions can also be decorated like a Christmas tree, hung on the wall or on a door as an alternative to a circular wreath, in which case there is a trunk which can be attached. The pieces are knit flat then sewn together and the cushions are approximately 56cm (22 inches) tall. Designed by Squibblybups.
Sweet Treats Wreath
Christmas wreath in candy cane red-and-white stripes, decorated with knitted cake pops, lollipops, candies, pretzels, gingerbread and lebkuchen.The sweet treats can also be made without the wreath and used as tree ornaments, a garland, or appliquest. The wreath has a diameter of 30cm (12 inches). All pieces are knit flat then sewn together. Uses just small amounts of yarn so it's great for stashbusting! Designed by Squibblybups.
Includes instructions for knitting Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Manger, Three Kings, Angel, Shepherd, Sheep, Donkey, and Camel.FINISHED SIZE: The adult doll figures are 4.5” / 11 cm tall, Jesus in Manger is 2.75” / 4 cm long, Sheep is 1.5” / 4 cm tall, and Camel and Donkey are 3.25” / 8 cm tall. Most pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. Uses just small amounts of yarn so it's great for stashbusting! Designed by Amanda Berry.
Reindeer shaped pillow, perfect for holiday decorations or toys. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. Designed by Amanda Berry
Love of Knitting Holiday Knits 2014 Digital
I love these patterns so much I bought this issue for myself! Among the 35 patterns are a Gingerbread Stocking, Who Stocking, Poinsettia Wreath, Mug Cap Cozies, and Poinsettia Placemats
12 Knits of Christmas
From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, Fiona Goble’s The Twelve Knits of Christmas brings the popular verse to life as knitters of all skill levels create each of the twelve characters featured in the charming holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”. Available in digital or paperback
Poinsettia or Candy Cane Pillow
16″x16″ Poinsettia pillow cover with an envelope closure, Poinsettia is knit separately and sewn on. Candy Cane Pillow is the 14″x14” (35cm x 35cm) pillow cover knit in one piece in stocking stitch using worsted yarn. The leaves and berries are knit separately and sewn in place.
- See more pics and get the POINSETTIA PILLOW knitting pattern on Etsy
- See more pics and get the CANDY CANE PILLOW knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get 16 inch pillow inserts on Amazon (Prime available)
Holy Family and Three Wise Men
These holiday decorations measure approximately 25 cm = 10 inches using size 3 needles.
- See more pics and get the HOLY FAMILY knitting pattern on Etsy
- See more pics and get the WISE MEN knitting pattern on Etsy
Knit Crocodile Stitch Tree
Yes, this is a knit crocodile stitch holiday decoration. Finished size is 24″ in circumference x 15″H. Includes video tutorials.
Reindeer and Sleigh
Christmas holiday decoration or toy. Reindeer is 20cm long and 20cm to antlers. Sleigh is 23cm long, 10cm wide and 12cm tall
Set includes 9 figures: Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Three Wisemen (Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar), Shepherd, Shepherd Boy, and Angel. Size: Each figure approximately 3″ tall. Digital Download. Designed by Barbara Wheeler.
Silver Bells Tree Skirt
This is so clever – the cables end in silver bells.
Mini Knitted Christmas
26 knitting projects by Sue Stratford including a nativity scene and reindeer and sleigh. Available in digital or paperback
These mice are getting into the Christmas spirit by dressing as Santa, a reindeer, caroler, and more.
Santa Toilet Roll Cover
Although this is listed as a toilet roll cover, I think this Santa is cute enough to be adapted to other decorations or even a softie toy.
Angel Door Stop
Cottage Christmas Blanket
This festive modular afghan features multi-direction trees in garter stitch. The original design features bobble “ornaments” on the trees. Pictured project by justlikegma
Christmas Tree Skirt
Lace tree skirt inspired by an 1897 doily. Designed by Mary Triplett. Bulky weight yarn.
The Stockings Were Knit eBook
8 Knitting Patterns for Christmas Stockings. For My Best Friend (dog), Purr-fect Pastimes (cat), Hugs and Kisses (X’s and O’s), Familar Carols Play (bells), Old-fashioned Christmas (houndstooth pattern), Let It Snow! (snowflakes), Winter Wonderland (snowman scene), and Christmas Classic (gingerbread man).
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree
Good Grief! is a knitted decoration inspired by Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. Finished size: approximately 4½ inches tall. Designed by Morgen Dämmerung