Free knitting patterns for spooky accessories and clothes for Halloween or any time. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 10/2/2023
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100% That Witch Sweater
Halloween sweater with a lot of options magic themed options to choose from. The yoke features bubbling cauldrons and lunar symbols. For the body you can select from magical words like Potions, Magic, Wands, Spells, and more, with corresponding symbols. There are two options for the hem: a cemetery scene and what looks like bats. Sizes 30 to 60 inches / 76.2 to 152.4 centimeters. DK weight yarn. Designed by Brittany Westmorland. Witch hats off for the great photos!
Jolly Roger Shawl
A skull lace border transformed this shawl into a Halloween costume. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Aino Haikala.
Halloween Baby Hat
Adorable Halloween themed baby hats including a spider hat, bat hat, striped witch hat, and jack o'lantern hat. Web pattern for one size is free (varies per hat). More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
- Get the free SPIDER knitting pattern for size 6 mos
- Get the free BAT knitting pattern for size 12 mos
- Get the free WITCH knitting pattern for 0-3 months
- Get the free PUMPKIN knitting pattern for size 12 mos
- Get printable pdfs with sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, & 2T+ on Etsy
Trick or Treat Mitts
Halloween fingerless mittens, with Trick and Treat on both sides, perfect for a chilly Halloween night when fingers are needed for eating sweets. Designed by P Bluebird and Daisy
Halloween Baby Cardigan
Baby cardigan embellished with jack o'lanterns and striped sleeves. Sizes Newborn, (3-6, 9-12, 18-24) months. DK weight yarn. F985 designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio
Spider and Web Sweater
Shadowy knit and purl spiders dangle down from the spider web drop stitch yoke of this Halloween themed pullover sweater. Spiders also crawl along the contrasting cuffs. Sizes XS to 5X. Official name is Shelob Sweater after the ancient, frightening fictional character in J.R.R Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Afifa Sayeed for Universal Yarn
Halloween Fair Isle Scarf
Halloween statement scarf lets you celebrate Halloween when you can't wear a costume. Motifs include ghosts, Boo, jack o'lanterns, black cats, witches, skulls and crossbones, bats, and more. Designed by Siouxsie Stitches. Pictured project by CallMeMorticia
This neck-kerchief bandana turns your face into a skull when pulled up, but doubles as an unassuming black and white scarf when down. DK weight yarn. Designed by Knitty Or Nice. Pictured project by Haylium
Halloween Snoods or Headbands
These Halloween themed loops with either spiders or black cats and jack o'lanterns can be worn as earwarmers or cowls. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Borgo de' Pazzi Firenze.
Friendly cable and bobble spiders sit on top of these fingerless mitts knit flat. Designed by Janis Frank who allows you to sell items you make from this pattern. Worsted weight yarn. Video tutorials included Web version is free. You can also purchase the finished item.
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version. Scroll down the target page to see the pattern.
- Buy the PDF knitting pattern at Etsy
- Buy the finished mitts at Etsy
- See more Fingerless Mitts Knit Flat Knitting Patterns
Spooky Buddies Halloween Sweater and Hat
Children's Halloween sweater with spiders and black cats with matching hat with spiders. Sweater Sizes 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years old. Hat sizes 3-5 / 6-9 / 10-12 years. DK weight yarn. Designed by Wiam's Crafts. Web version is free.
More Free Patterns
Spider Web Cape
A scary-looking cape based on a spider-web design using spooky colored yarn. Wear it over black for Halloween! Uses one skein of fingering or lace weight yarn. Designed by Dorothy Shaw.
Children's sweater with a skeleton outline - great for Halloween, or as a whimsical top anytime. Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 yrs. Designed by Bernat. Aran weight yarn. A kit is also available. Pictured project by lauraschiff
Pumpkin topped mittens are perfect for Halloween and fall wear. I think these are absolutely hilarious and would be great conversation starters. Designed by Lumi Karmitsa. Aran weight yarn.
Very Scary Pullovers
Halloween themed children's sweaters, one with a skull and crossbones and the other with a jack o'lantern face. Sizes 2 yrs to 8 yrs. Designed by Bernat. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Fingerless mitts are knitted flat all the way with two strands of yarn, the web is stitched over the top and the spiders are knitted separately and sewn to the mitts. Perfect for Halloween or all year. Designed by Au bout du pré. Fingering weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Three Halloween themed beanie hats including The Boo Beanie with ghosts, Pumpkin Patch Beanie with jack o'lanterns, and the Hocus Pocus beanie. Child and adult sizes. Designed by Aubrey Olsen. May only be free for a limited time.
- Get the free Boo Beanie knitting pattern
- Get the free Pumpkin Patch Beanie knitting pattern
- Get the free Hocus Pocus Beanie knitting pattern
Monster or Shark Cowl
Transform into a monster or shark for Halloween with this easty garter stitch cowl with teeth! Inspired by the Dungeons and Dragons monster XORN, I think it could easily pass as a shark mouth. Perfect for a quick Halloween costume or D&D gamers. For everyday use you could just fold the teeth inside. Designed by Sarah McClarkum for Knitty. DK weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See Knitty's offers on Patreon
- Get the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual this design was based on at Amazon
Tuff Toddler Poncho
Baby and child sized hooded poncho with a skull and crossbones with a cheeky bow - perfect for Halloween costumes or all year. Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Long-sleeved pullover sweater jumper with intarsia skull motifs. Sizes Finished Bust About 38 (45, 52, 59, 66) in. (96.5 (114.5, 132, 150, 167.5) cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
2 ways to get the pattern
- Get the free WEB VERSION knitting pattern at Joann
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Lion Brand - link is below kit information
Entomology Sling Purse
This bag features a large spider cable motif. Designed by Jessika Lane using a stitch by Barbara Walker. Worsted weight yarn.
X-Ray Mittens or Gloves
Handwear featuring a stranded design of the bones of the hand. Great for skeleton costumes or just for fun. Designed by Marjukka Vuorisalo. There's also a KAL and Ravelry group.
Kim Hamlin designed this Oz-some gloves in child and adult sizes.
Patterns for Purchase
Spider Web Cardigan
Cardigan sweater features spider webs on the yoke and cuffs. Worked top down. Sizes Bust Circumference: 71 to 158 cm / 28 to 62 inches. Spinster Cardigan designed by Magali McDonald (The Knit Yorker). Fingering weight yarn.
Scary Cat Sweater
This pullover sweater features green cats and geometric designs on the yoke. Worked top down with a colorwork yoke, with possibilities for different body lengths and different sleeves. Sizes Bust Circumference: 85 to 183 cm / 33 to 72 inches. Designed by Jennifer Ruschinski. Fingering weight yarn.
Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Knitting Guide
25 knitting patterns inspired by the characters of Tim Burton’s beloved classic: Jack Skellington, Sally, Dr. Finkelstein, Zero, Oogie Boogie, the Mayor, Sandy Claws, and more, including sweaters, shawls, mittens, socks, hats, cowls, plus toys, blankets, and home decor.
Spooky Ear Warmer Collection
Set of 5 Halloween themed headbands including ghosts, witch cauldrons, jack o'lanterns, spiders, and black cats. Each motif is both written and charted. 4 different sizes: baby (toddler, child, adult). Designed by Rosie Posie Knit Co. Worsted weight yarn.
Whimsical, stranded colorwork Halloween sweater sized from tweens through adults with ghosts on the yoke and candy corn at cuffs and neck. Sizes XXS - 6XL. Designed by Katie Franceschi. DK weight yarn.
Triangular lace shawl with 3 cable spiders at each corner. Perfect for Halloween, for Spiderman fans, or for anyone who enjoys our spider friends. Designed by Lotta Groeger.
Set of 4 Halloween themed headbands including Halloween Friends, Flying Ghost, Scary Cat, and Witch's Brew. Designed by Sandy Mills. Aran weight yarn. Individual patterns are also available.
Triangular shawl with cable spiders is knit sideways from one corner. The main body of the shawl is worked in easy garter mosaic slipped stitches and the spiders are created with a combination of slipped stitches and cables. This pattern includes both written and charted instructions for all sections of the shawl. Designed by Claire Slade.
Spooky pullover with intarsia skeleton. Children’s sizes 2 Yrs [3 Yrs, 4 Yrs, 5 Yrs, 6 Yrs, 7 Yrs]. Dem Bones Sweater designed by EileenCaseyCreations. Aran weight yarn.
Halloween Baby Hats
Adorable baby hats with Halloween themes such as spider and its web, monsters, trick or treat, bats, and more. Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, & 2T+' Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.