Knitting patterns for Santa Claus, reindeer, a other softies and toys for Christmas holidays. Most patterns are free.
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Mini Gingerbread Friends
Gingerbread girl and boy dolls knit in one piece from the bottom-up. The doll’s body can be knit flat or in the round. Simple sewing techniques define the arms and legs after knitting. Very fast and fun to knit, these dolls are designed to be sturdy and safe. Size: 4" (10 cm) in DK weight. Designed by Esther Braithwaite.
Jingles the Elf
Easy Santa's elf is knit flat and seamed. Sizes: 26 cm / 10 in. tall. Designed by Amanda Berry. DK weight yarn.
Santa Claus Toy
Santa / Father Christmas softie doll perfect for Christmas decorations, gifts, or playtime. Height 51cm (20"). Father Christmas Toy in Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky (3080). DK weight yarn.
INSTRUCTIONS: At the pattern site, select the pdf option. Make sure the price is 0. Add the pattern to your basket. Then "check out" without payment to get the link to download the pattern
Christmas Puppies and Doghouse
Tiny dogs wearing santa hats and scars along with their decorated Christmas house. Knit flat and seamed. Sizes: Kennel 13cm tall. Puppies 5cm tall. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. DK weight yarn.
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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
Mr. and Mrs. Bear Claus
Teddy bears dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pattern available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Designed by by Noreen Crone-Findlay. Note that link is to a page of patterns, both knitting and crochet. This listing is toward the bottom of the page.
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.
More Free Patterns
Frost Flower is a stuffed snow person who is knitting a scarf. Approx. 10″ without hat. Designed by Susie Bonell for Cascade Yarns.
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.
Cheerful Holiday Penguin Toy
Body is worked flat from head down and seamed at center back. Wings are worked separately in the round. 6” (15 cm) tall.Designed by Nancy Anderson for Red Heart. Great as a stocking stuffer or ornament too!
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
These adorable little toys are designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, who is featured throughout this site, most recently on Wild Animal Knitting Patterns. This gingerbread softie is easy and quick, knit all in one piece in the round. He’s designed to be 11 inches tall but can easily be customized for a different size.
Fluffy Polar Bear Toy
Easy toy polar bear measures about 12½” [32 cm] long. Knit with wonderful furry yarn with his own winter scarf.
Santa Shelf / Computer Doll
Aussie Jean’s Santa softie is 17.5cms (6.5/8″) not including legs.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.