50+ Free Christmas Knitting Patterns

Calling all knitters!  To see what’s trending for Christmas knitting patterns, look no further than this page full of fabulous ideas!

For those crocheters in the house, check out our Christmas Crochet patterns for ideas!

What can I knit for Christmas?

This page has many ideas for things to knit for Christmas!

  • Garlands: tiny socks, little mittens, spool knitted garland, star garland
  • Ornaments: vintage baubles, Christmas trees, beaded ornaments, a holiday package and more
  • Angels: tons of angel ideas here
  • Christmas stockings: looking great by the fireplace
  • Santa and elf hats: just right for the kiddos
  • Mittens: ladies’ snowflake mittens
  • Doggy Sweater: cute red and white winter sweater for a small dog
  • Dishcloths: wreath, tree and bauble designs
  • Wreaths: lovely holiday wreaths and an advent wreath ready to fill with candy surprises
  • Pillows: just right to brighten up any room for the holidays
  • Tree Skirts: lovely skirts to put under the tree

Many people are looking for both knitted and other angel patterns for Christmas. There are many different knitted angels on this page. Be sure to also take a look at our page devoted to handkerchief angel and doll projects!

Christmas spool knitting patterns

Kids and adults alike enjoy knitting with a spool knitter, and there are several ideas on this page for Christmas spool knitted projects.  There are spool knitted candy canes, garlands, and even a spool knitted snowman!Spool Knitted Snowman

For those interested in spool knitting, learn how to spool knit and find creative spool knitting projects on our site.

Another unique knitting style is finger knitting. Scroll down below to see an adorable finger knitted Santa hat fit for any child to wear for the holidays.

Take a look on the rest of this page for exciting Christmas knitting patterns and projects that will make your holiday more festive.  We just know how much you will enjoy knitting up a joyous holiday.

50+ Free Christmas Knitting Patterns

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Adorable Knit Angel

This angel knitting pattern is so cute with her praying hands, wings and golden hair. You'll want to make for yourself and as gifts. by Monica Fuertes at Gathered How

Advent Calendar Wreath

Kids will enjoy counting down the days to Christmas with this knitted bell advent calendar wreath. Gathered How

Angel Christmas Ornament

Here is another free angel pattern to knit and add to your Christmas ornament collection. Knitting On The Net

Angel Dishcloth

Brighten up the kitchen this holiday season with angel dishcloths. Daisy and Storm

Angel Izzy Doll PDF

A free knitting angel pattern by Esther Braithwaite. Super Cute! Stitch and Share Weebly

Angel of Kindness

This angel will look lovely displayed on the tree. Get the free pattern here. by Tina Thomas at Ravelry

Be Merry Knit Wreath

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Knitting this wreath is just like knitting a simple scarf! It works up quickly, then you can use decorations to fit your personal holiday style. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Beaded Christmas Ornament

In this article, you will learn how to knit a beaded Christmas ornament pattern. Chem Knits

Beaded Christmas Ornament Pattern

Beaded Christmas Ornament Pattern

Simple, knitted and beaded Christmas Ornament pattern that's created around a styrofoam ball. Craft Bits

Bulky Baubles

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With one skein of super bulky yarn, you can knit up all 4 of these textured balls in a flash. Decorating your home for the holidays has never been so easy! Affiliate Link to Knit Picks

Candy Cane Ornament

Candy Cane Ornament

A tutorial on how to make an adorable candy cane ornaments using a spool knitter. Associate

Cheerful Holiday Penguin

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Knit this festive penguin complete with a candy cane belly and a bright red scarf. Affiliate Link to Yarnspiration

Cherry Cordial Tree Skirt

The Cherry Cordial tree skirt is knit with supersized needles for a quick project. The cable knitting pattern begins in the center and is worked to the outer edges. Berroco

Christmas Angel

A free knit pattern version of a Christmas angel. by Liliane Stengel-Grimm at Ravelry

Christmas Bauble Washcloth

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Get into the holiday spirit with this adorable washcloth! Worked from the bottom up, it features simple shaping and a garter edge to prevent rolling. Affiliate Link to Knit Picks

Christmas Bell

Debbie McGrath at Ravelry is giving you a free Christmas knitting pattern for this lovely bell. Debbie McGrath at Ravelry

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells

Use this Jingle Bell pattern to decorate a gift or as a tree ornament. Craft Bits

Christmas Cherub

These super cute knitted Christmas angel ornaments will make a great addition to your Christmas decorations. DROPS Design

Christmas Elf Hat

Christmas Elf Hat

This free Christmas knitting pattern shows you how to knit a child's elf style beanie. Craft Bits

Christmas Present Ornament

Christmas Present Ornament

This garter stitch knitting Christmas present ornament project can be made to adorn your home decor or Christmas tree. Easy On The Tongue

Christmas Puppy Sweater

This Christmas puppy sweater knitting pattern has been designed for a small-sized dog or puppy. Handy Little Me

Christmas Stockings

Enjoy 2 free knitted Christmas stocking patterns to download and knit to hang up on the mantel on Christmas Eve. Gather How

Christmas Tree

Here are instructions to make simple knitted Christmas trees by knitting a simple square in the garter stitch. The Twisted Yarn

Christmas Tree Angel Pattern

A free knit angel pattern that you can knit and look loverly on the Christmas tree. Drobiazgi Maknety

Christmas Tree Dishcloth

Christmas Tree Dishcloth

If you want a Christmas tree dishcloth of your own, get the free knit pattern here. Creative Green Living

Christmas Tree Scarf

Christmas Tree Scarf

This knitting pattern shows you how to knit a Christmas tree scarf for young children. Craft Bits

Classic Christmas Tree Ornament

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Christmas tree ornaments make a fun and festive activity! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Cup of Cocoa Ornament

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Knit a heartwarming ornament for the tree with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

DIY Christmas Tree Garland

DIY Christmas Tree Garland

Give your Christmas tree a homespun, farmhouse look, by making spool knitted garland for the tree. This spool knitting project will spread holiday cheer to a home.
This project even kids can make. Craft

Fair Isle Christmas Tree Ornament

Fair Isle Christmas Tree Ornament

Use this free knit pattern to knit a Fair Isle inspired Christmas Tree Ornament. Easy On The Tongue

Festive Wreath Dishcloth

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Deck the halls with this fun dishcloth! Knit in the round from the center out, the Festive Wreath is created with simple knit stitches and increases and decreases. Affiliate Link to Knit Picks

Finger Knitting Santa Hat Project

Finger Knitting Santa Hat Project

Finger knit this fun Santa hat with this free knitting pattern and tutorial. Red Ted Art

Flat Christmas Tree

If you would like to make your own hand-knitted Christmas tree, here is a free tutorial with lots of pictures to guide you. Ferby's Corner

Flat Christmas Tree Ornament

Flat Christmas Tree Ornament

The tree pattern is knit in garter stitch which makes it suitable for all skill levels, even beginners. Easy On The Tongue

Forest Garland

Create a festive forest garland with this pattern. These fun little trees are worked top down using the garter stitch. Garn Studio

Holiday Cheer Mini Mitt

These mini mittens would be perfect for hanging on the tree or made into a garland. Ravelry

Holiday Pillows

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These holiday pillows will add a cozy touch to holiday decor. Affiliate Link to Knit Picks



Make these cute knitted icicles to hang on the tree. Craft Bits

Knit Angel Christmas Ornament

This simple knit angel is made with a knit square, bead for head, pipe cleaner and ribbon. It's a simple free how-to tutorial. Hectanooga Patterns

Knitted Angel Doll

Here are free instructions on how to knit an angel doll. Craft Foxes

Little Christmas Stocking

A free pattern for knitting a colorful stocking to adore your mantle. Joy Knit

Little Christmas Tree

Use these little trees to decorate your home for the festive season. Knit a few to sit on bookshelves or your mantelpiece, or hang them from your tree. They don’t use much yarn and can be made in about an hour. Love Knitting

Mini Candy Stocking

Mini Candy Stocking

A very simple pattern to create a stocking for Christmas to hold candy! Craft Bits

Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern

Knit up some mini stockings to use as ornaments, baby booties, a garland, a gift topper or even as part of a table setting. Hand Occupied

Mini Christmas Stockings

These mini, colorwork stockings are knitted flat. Numerous knitting options. Little Cotton Rabbits

Santa Basket

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Use this pattern to knit up a Santa basket and get him ready to be brimming with presents. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Santa Hat

Knit this fun kids' Santa hat, designed by Kirstie McLeod, in time for Christmas. Gather How

Snowflake Mittens

Knit up mittens using this free pattern. Just Crafty Enough


Here are free knitting instructions for knitting a snowman and his clothes and making the hat. AOK Corral

Snowman Knit Pattern

Knit adorable snowman to hang on the tree or just hang out around the house. Flutterby Patch

Snowman Ornament (Spool Knitting)

Snowman Ornament (Spool Knitting)

How to spool knit a snowman ornament.

Star Holiday Garland

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This gorgeous star garland is a stunning decoration for any holiday! Get the free pattern and start knitting! Affiliate Link to Jimmy Beans Wool

Star Ornament

Knit up some simple, textured stars with this free pattern to hang to adorn your home decor or Christmas tree. by Adella Dutra at Ravelry

Sweet Little Angel

With this free knit pattern, make cute little angels to decorate your home and tree. Marianna's Lazy Daisy Days

The Angel Ornament

Angel knit in 2 pieces with a wooden bead for the head, perfect for a Christmas tree ornament or gift decoration. Free instructions in Danish and English. By Hjorth Sisters

Tiny Tree Socks

These tiny little Christmas socks are so cute and are perfect for stringing on a garland or hanging on the Christmas tree. by Summer Lee at Ravelry

Tree Top Angel

This angel body is knitted flat and then a back seam sewn together and placed on a cardstock cone. After the head, arms, halo and wings are made. Hectanooga Patterns

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