Celebrate sharks all year long with these free knitting pattern projects inspired by this powerful, intelligent ocean predator that inspires such fascination and fear in us. Updated 8/7/23
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Shark Attack Hat
Easy child-sized hat designed to look like a shark with an open mouth. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by sherylpedersen
Shark shaped foot-eating socks that funny and fun. The socks are straightforward to knit, though you’ll need to work a crochet edging and feel confident to make a knitted trim for the mouth and teeth. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Fiona Goble, excerpted from her Knitted Animal Socks and Hats
Bruce The Great White Shark
Toy softie shark knit in the round and felted. 12 inches/30.5 cm long. Designed by Frances Gillespie for Knitty
Natt's Shark Beanie
Hat with sharks and waves. Designed by Natt Supab. This is Natt's first pattern so be kind about any issues!
Baby Shark Hat and Matching Set
Shark inspired baby hat sized to fit 38cm to 42cm head. Striped baby sweater with sailboat applique 3/6 Months to 18/24 Months with Bandana Scarf and Finger Puppets. Shark scarf with fins and teeth with striped mittens and socks. Baby blanket with lace waves and sailboat applique. Designed by Schachenmayr as 6734, 6735, 6736, 6737. DK weight yarn. Available in English, Dutch, French, German
- Get the free SHARK HAT knitting pattern - pattern contains all languages
- Get the free Sweater, Scarf and Finger Puppets knitting pattern
- Get the free Tuck Scarf, Mittens and Socks knitting pattern
- Get the free Blanket knitting pattern
Shark and Narwhal Dish Cloths or Squares
Wash cloths or afghan blocks featuring a shark and a narwhal in knit and purl stitches. Designed by Daisy and Storm. Web versions are free. PDFs available for purchase
- Get the free SHARK knitting pattern
- Get the free NARWHAL knitting pattern
- Get the SHARK pdf on Etsy
- Get the NARWHAL pdf on Etsy
Eaten by a Shark Mitts
Fun mittens designed to look like a shark swallowing the hand, with shark fins and teeth. Designed by Yolanda Leung.
Shark Attack Blanket
Kari Provencher designed this version of a shark blanket in adult sizes. Fast knit in super bulky yarn. Pictured project and great photos are by jennipoo.
Welcome Shark Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with intarsia shark jaws on a striped background. Sizes XS,S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X. Designed by Teresa Yoon for Knitty
More Free Patterns
Shark Bottle Cozy
Jenny Sparrow designed this bottle shark that is knit flat and seamed with felt teeth and eyes to give it personality. Great stash buster! Pictured project by lynnike
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get DK yarn for this project at Etsy
- See more Beverage Cozy Knitting Patterns
Great White Christmas
Kris Mimulus designed this shark tree ornament. Pictured project by floofle
Adult and child sizes are available for this fierce hat designed by Allison Mcalister. Pictured project by Brsus
Sharon E Mooney designed this cowl that tells a story! As the designer says “The scuba diver is happily following a little fish…daa daa daa daa da da da da…SHARK!”
- Get the free knitting pattern at Lovecrafts
- See the Ravelry page (not free at Ravelry)
- See more Cowl Knitting Patterns
Whale Shark Phone Cozy
Reuben Briskie’s iPhone cover could also be knit as a toy. Pictured project by sossidge
Shark Hat 2
These shark hats are modifications of the Fish Hat Dead or Alive knitting pattern. Pictured project by DJdee and yarnosaurus
- Get the free original knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- See DJdee’s modifications
- See yarnosaurus’ modifications
Marilyn Wallace created a shark motif for wash cloths that lv2flea interpreted into a “Sharkghan” blanket. Pictured project by lv2flea
Shark Fin Socks
These Selachimorpha socks (named for the scientific name for sharks) feature a shark fin shaped lace pattern and a shark skin texture on the heel. Designed by Wei S. Leong. Sizes S, M and L Pictured project by Pepperboy
Nuriya Khegay designed this set for 6-12 mos, 18-24 mos, 2-3 yrs. One of the 20 patterns in Adorable Animal Knits for Little People: 20 Supercute Animal-themed Hat, Mitten and Bootee Sets to Knit . Pictured project by Darecek. There are apparently some errors in the pattern so you might want to check out Ravelry project notes.
- Get the free knitting pattern at the Internet archive
- Get Adorable Animal Knits for Little People: 20 Supercute Animal-themed Hat, Mitten and Bootee Sets to Knit
- See more Animal Hats Knitting Patterns
Shark Infested Waters Socks
Shark fin lace socks designed by Nancy Degener. Pictured project by LorraineF
Megalodon Shark Tooth Pillow
Vicki Brower designed this unique tooth fairy pillow after the extinct giant shark. Two sizes.
Patterns for Purchase
Baby Shark Sleeping Bag
No longer free. Baby and child sleep sack cocoon designed like a shark with fins and teeth. Sizes Age 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years, 2-3 Years,4-5 Years, 6-7 Years. Designed as Sleeping Bag in Hayfield Baby Chunky and Snuggly Snowflake Chunky (4837). Chunky weight yarn. Yarn also available on pattern page.
Great White Shark or Hammerhead Shark by Amanda Berry
These shark amigurumi soties are 43-44cm long. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. Designed by Amanda Berry. DK weight yarn.
- Get the Great White Shark knitting pattern
- Get the Hammerhead Shark knitting pattern
- See more patterns by Amanda Berry
Shark socks look as if the shark has eaten the foot and is working its way up the rest of the leg. A wide range of sizes available to fit the whole family. Fits shoe sizes Preteen boys size 4-5 or Women's size 5-7. Designed by Rhonda Westeen. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by designer and Mommabear
Shark Attack Lap Blanket
Two versions included — one for knitting in the round and one for knitting flat. Small (2 to 6 years) Medium (6 to 10 years) Large (10 to 14 years)
This cowl features swimming sharks and a shark teeth top border. Knit entirely flat and uses intarsia to create the shark and teeth images. Pattern includes both graphs and written instructions for the colorwork. 2 sizes The Reg (The Meg) | 22 (29)”/56 (73.5) cm circumference. DK weight yarn. Designed by Nicole Peters.
Shark Cat Cave
Perfect for your ferocious feline! Includes 15-inch high Shark with 18-inch diameter cushion. One of the 12 patterns in the Knits for Pets book designed by Sarah J. Green and Shelle Hendrix
Shark Knit From a Square
Sheldon the Shark is constructed from a stockinette square and seamed into a shark toy shape. The fins are knit separately and sewn on. Sheldon can be knit to different sizes by using different yarn weights and gauges. One of the 25 animal patterns in Nicky Epstein’s Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature: From Flat to Fabulous – A Step-by-Step Guide.
- Get the book Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature: From Flat to Fabulous on Amazon (Prime available)
The Shark toy softie measures 9 inches long, and 4 inches tall.
Joe the Shark is one of the 20 toy patterns in the More Knitwits book by Katie Boyette.
Doll Sized Shark Blanket
This tiny shark lapghan fits any 18 inch doll, but will also work well with any 18-20 inch stuffed animal. She also has a human sized pattern and a doll mermaid tail pattern available.