Free Christmas knitting patterns you’re sure to love
I know. We’ve barely said goodbye to Summer so it might seem somewhat premature to be focussed on the festive season. I do have my reasons though. Firstly, if you’re anything like me, you will need lots of time to actually finish making anything you decide to start. Particularly if you’re planning to make a set of anything, like decorations for your tree – or a fair isle Christmas dress!
Secondly, I’m coming to realise, as I get to know more of you from your messages, how super organised and hungry for creative ideas many of you are. So I’m thinking you might already be planning your Christmas projects. Or at least starting to put together some ideas for this. Either way, it makes sense to share the wonderful free Christmas knitting patterns I’ve been squirrelling away with you sooner rather than later. Plus, we did have the first frosty morning today, so it feels palatable now. Hope you enjoy! x
10 Free Christmas knitting patterns
Christmas dala horse decoration by Claire Garland
Like many of you, I am a big fan of Claire Garland’s patterns and I love the simple Scandi-inspired vibe of this one. Knitted flat, in one piece with little seaming it’s quick and easy to make, so why not make a set for your tree?
Scroll to the Information section at the bottom of this post for lots more links to find more knitting inspiration by Claire. Browse her patterns on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DotpebblesKnits
Robin red breast free Christmas knitting pattern by claire garland
I love a knitted decoration and I adore robins, so this pattern is definitely right up my street. Now, I do know that real life robins tend to settle in pairs, but I can’t help wanting to make a small flock of these for the tree. I might try adding a few foraged feathers here and there to make the tails a bit fluffier. What do you think? Browse Claire’s other heart-warming patterns on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DotpebblesKnits
This robin decoration pattern is free to download as a printable PDF on Ravelry.
Mini mittens Christmas decorations knitting pattern by Amanda Berry
How cute are these simple-to-make knitted mitten decorations? Knitted flat on single pointed needles to make it easier for beginners, the pattern can be easily converted to knitting in the round if you’re more experienced.
The pattern is by Amanda Berry and is free to download as a printable PDF on Love Crafts
Christmas bear decorations knitting pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits
Tiny little festive bear you say…? Thanks to Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits for this adorable free pattern. Don’t miss another heart-warming free pattern shared with our readers by Julie: Small rabbit to love – free knitting pattern
Check out her collection of patterns available to buy on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Littlecottonrabbits
Christmas bauble knitting pattern by Marie Wallin
I had to include this beauty because I know how many of you share my love for fair isle patterns in general and the designs of Marie Wallin in particular. It’s available to download for free on Love Crafts by clicking the button below.
Nordic Christmas stocking knitting pattern by Marie Wallin
As free Christmas knitting patterns go, this nordic festive stocking design is definitely one of my favourites – and a must for including in the list. It’s another beauty by Marie Wallin and available to download on Ravelry. To browse the rest of Marie’s patterns, visit: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/marie-wallin-website/patterns
Discover more fair isle patterns by Marie here: Fair Isle knitting patterns – best 5 free downloads & more
Noel Rabbit free Christmas knitting pattern by Elena Alexeeva
So this adorable bunny rabbit Christmas tree decoration knitting pattern by Elena Alexeeva is available free on Ravelry. If you’d like to discover more gorgeous knitting patterns by Elena, you can browse her collection on etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ItsHobbyTimeDesign
Tiny Christmas stockings free Christmas knitting pattern by Summer Lee
These cute little socks are perfect for hanging on your tree or to make into a garland for the mantel. A great stash-busting project. This pattern is free to download on Ravelry (click the button below). Browse the rest of Summer Lee’s gorgeous knitting patterns on etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Summerleedesignco
I am obsessed with this gorgeous sock pattern, also by Summer, which is available to buy on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1544760039/seasons-socks-easy-sock-knitting-pattern
Christmas dress by Sisko Sälpäkivi
This gorgeous fairisle pattern would make the perfect Christmas dress don’t you think? It’s available to download for free on Ravelry (click the button below). You can browse more of Sisko’s beautiful patterns on LoveCrafts too.
I also adore this snow mittens pattern by Sisko, which is available to buy on Love Crafts here
Gingerbread house Christmas bauble by Amanda Berry
I love this cute pattern by Amanda Berry that’s available for free from Ravelry (click the button below). Browse Amanda’s other patterns in her Ravelry store here: https://www.ravelry.com/stores/fluff-and-fuzz
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