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Steampunk and Victoriana Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 14, 2016 | Clothing, Cowls, Featured, Gloves and Mittens, Hats

Steampunk Inspired Knitting Patterns

Top off your steampunk or Victorian style with these knitting patterns for hats, mitts, spats, neckwarmers, and more. Great for costumes, cosplay, or everyday fashion statements.

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.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free knitting pattern for Victorian neck cozy capelet - perfect for steampunk cosplay

Victorian Neck Cozy

High necked Victorian style capelet designed by Wendy Johnson.

Spatterdash Fingerless Mitts free knitting pattern with fan lace and buttons

Spatterdash Wristwarmers

Designed by Dagmar Mora, these fingerless mitts are knit flat and wrapped around the hand to imitate spats. The feather and fan lace gives a lovely texture that showcases variegated yarn well, yet also works well with solid yarn.  Sizes: Women’s S[M, L]

Free Knitting Pattern for Devant La Chiminee

Devant la cheminée

Mona NicLeoid’s legwarmers feature a simple faux cable pattern and cute ruffles. FYI, the name of the pattern means “In front of the chimney” in French though the pattern is in English.

Free Knitting Pattern for Talia Vest

Talia Vest

This fitted waistcoat by SweaterBabe features scroll lace and nipped-in waist. Its flattering fit and details have inspired several Ravelrers to incorporate it in their steampunk dress. XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]

Free knitting pattern for Knitted Wool Top Hat


Knitted Wool Top Hat

Felix Thadeus Cucumber’s felted top hat is easily customizable. Be sure to check out the different projects at the Ravelry page. The pattern does require registration at the Steampunk Empire forum.

Free Knitting Pattern for Shetland Lace Jabot

Shetland Lace Jabot and Cuffs

Joannie Newsome designed this lace jabot and matching cuffs. The lace is charted (no written directions) but you can substitute your own lace pattern if you wish.

Free Knitting Pattern Unmentionables Bloomers

Unmentionables Bloomers

Lee Juvan was inspired by Edwardian undergarments to design modern bloomers that are great for lounging, pajama parties, or cosply. Pictured project by sputnik who added stripes and other modifications.

Free Knitting Pattern for Mini Fascinator Hat

Mini Felted Fascinator Hats

Chris Wass designed two styles of mini hats including a fedora and bowler Pictured project by maigret who modified pattern to create a top hat. Finished hats will be around 4 inches in diameter.

Free Knitting Pattern for Spick and Spats

Spick and Spats

Madelaine Pippa Bartlett’s version of spats features baby cables and a picot edge. Can also be worn with the top folded down in a cuff.

Free Knitting Pattern for Corset Fingerless Mitts

Corset Fingerless Mitts

Penelope Privett’s handwarmers are inspired by corset design and easy to make. Pictured project by CiaraNiamh

Free Knitting Pattern for Aviator Hat Steampunk Style

Monarch Lyon Hat

Perfect for Aeronauts! Veronica O’Neil’s aviator style hat features ridges, ear flaps and button embellishments. Pictured project by kolorswkrayons

Free knitting pattern for Lady Jessica neck warmer and more neck warmer knitting patterns

Lady Jessica

Veronica O’Neil’s neck wrap features a ruffled peplum cowl, contrasting trim and ribbon laces for a romantic Victorian feel.

Free Knitting Pattern for Front Panel Sweater

Front Panel Sweater

Caitlin ffrench’s cardigan jacket features a front overlay that reminds me of aviators or a mechanized style. If you don’t want to knit the whole sweater, she suggests knitting the panel and sewing it on your favorite sweater pattern. Knit in super bulky yarn for a fast knit.

Free Knitting Pattern for Amelia Collar

Amelia Collar

Quick lace choker that will dress up any outfit by Erin Ruth. Pictured project by Zefiryn

Free Knitting Pattern for Spatz


Zoe Bogner’s spats pattern can dress up any style of shoe or boot. Pictured project by BinaryGoddess who added stripes and a cuff.

Free knitting pattern for Topsy Turvey hat

Topsy Turvey

E. A. Kelley’s hat is a perfect way to top off your outfit.

Free Knitting Pattern for Madam! Steampunk Socks

Steam Punk Socks

These ankle-less socks with  a cuff based on Victorian vandyke lace were designed by Crinoline Robot and would have been sexy in Victorian times!

Free Knitting Pattern for Corset Lace Up Gloves

Corset Lace Up Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless mitts or armwarmers come from an original pattern by Ysolda Teague. The pictured project by EarthenKnit uses mods from

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern Linwelin Mantelet

Linwelin Mantelet

Beautiful Victorian/Medieval hybrid sleeved mantelet pattern is all in one piece and two layers. S,M,L and fits busts 36”-40”

Knitting Pattern for Cameo Spencer Jacket

Cameo Spencer Jacket

Cropped sweater knit bottom up with set in puffed sleeves by Sarra Loew is one of the 24 steampunk inspired patterns in Needles and Artifice.

Knitting Pattern Well-Heeled Spatterdashes

Well-Heeled Spatterdashes

Spatterdashes with calf and instep shaping, and detachable stirrups features farrow ribbing and cables for a snug fit.

Knitting Pattern Legacy Frock Coat

Legacy Frock Coat

Close-fitting shrug by Sarra Loew features cozy long sleeves and long tail with an open front that frames and flatters. One of the 24 steampunk inspired patterns in Needles and Artifice.

Knitting pattern for Jasper Wrap and more historically inspired knitting patterns

Jasper Wrap

This cape is great for steampunk / historical cosplay or just when you’re feeling romantic.

Knitting Pattern Master and Commander Cap and Cowl

The Master and Commander Cap and Cowl

Every airship commander needs this brimmed hat and and cowl with gull-wing cables and a gears-tooth picot bind off by Jessica Glein

Knitting Pattern Steampunk Pullover

Steampunk Pullover

Bottom-up, seamless-yoke sweater, featuring awesome gadgetry colorwork and three-quarter length sleeves.

Knitting Pattern Bustier


Robin Melanson’s version of the classic undergarment is pretty enough to be worn on the outside.

Knitting Pattern for Edgar Gauntlets

Edgar Gauntlets

Lace fingerless mitts designed with ribbing for versatile fit.

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