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47 Christmas Knitting Patterns

By: Melissa Conner, Editor of

It's never to early to start on your holiday knitting!  With these 47 Christmas Knitting Patterns, you'll be ready for decorating, gift giving, and celebrating in no time!  These free knitting patterns for Christmas are great for knitters of all skill levels, and with great decor, wearables, gift ideas, and more, you're bound to find something fun and festive to work on and finish with plenty of time for holiday shopping.


47 Christmas Knitting Patterns Table of Contents

Christmas Knitting Patterns to Wear

Christmas Decoration Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Patterns for Christmas Stockings

Knitting Patterns for Christmas Afghans

Free Knitting Patterns for Christmas Gift Giving

Kids' Free Christmas Knitting Patterns


Christmas Knitting Patterns to Wear

Whether you're creating your own winter attire or you're looking for clever knit projects to make for family and friends, these Christmas wearables are great for knitters of all skill levels.  From easy cowls to more challenging sweaters, these Christmas knit patterns are sure to have you in the holiday season in no time!

Knit Snowball Scarf Holiday Knit Scarf Holiday Slippers
Candy Cane Scarf Snowflake Sweater Santa Hat Knitting Pattern


Christmas Decoration Knitting Patterns

Get your home in the holiday spirit with these Christmas decoration knitting patterns.  Colorful garland and festive pillows would look great in your living room, and these cute mitten ornaments would look just as adorable on your tree as they would on a gift package.  Speaking of gifts, this cute Snowman Cozy would be a great gift for family, teachers, and neighbors.  Fill it with candy canes or baked goods for a gift that's sure to keep on giving!

Boa Holiday Pillows Knit Stocking Ornaments Bright Knit Garland
Snowman Cozy Knit Mitten Ornaments Bow Pillow


Free Knitting Patterns for Christmas Stockings

I don't know about you, but hanging stockings with my mom is one of my favorite Christmas traditions...and these adorable free knitting patterns for Christmas stockings are great for those who are looking for a new stocking design.  Knit stockings make great gifts when filled with food, baked goods, or other small little tokens.  Advanced knitters can also personalize stockings by embroidering a name or initials on the stocking cuff.

Christmas Snowman Stocking Country Stocking Cabled Christmas Stocking
Green Stocking Classic Knit Stocking Traditional Holiday Stocking


Knitting Patterns for Christmas Afghans

Cozy up with your loved ones with one of these soft and thick Christmas afghans.  Start your holiday afghan now so it's ready to go come Christmastime.  Curl up with a nice cup of cocoa and sit by the fire with your family.  Pop in a favorite holiday movie and just enjoy one another's company this holiday season.

Christmas Star Afghan

Snow White Afghan Christmas in the Country Blankets

Christmas Morning Afghan

Candy Cane Afghan

Sage Green Afghan


Free Knitting Patterns for Christmas Gift Giving

If you're trying to save some green this holiday season, making your own holiday gifts is a great way to go!  These free knitting patterns for Christmas gift giving are great to give to anyone!  From Snuggie-style blankets to professional-looking wine bottle cozies, these DIY knit gift ideas are perfect for neighbors, teachers, friends, and family (and Fido, too!).

Afghan with Sleeves Buttoned Bottle Wine Cover Peppermint Coaster
Happy Holiday Turtle Neck Cozy Christmas Tree Dishcloth A Knit Christmas Wreath Cover


Kids' Free Christmas Knitting Patterns

Your little ones will love dressing in the holiday spirit with these cute Christmas knitting patterns for kids.  From sweet hats to adorable sweaters and pullovers, these holiday outfits can be used over and over, and several of them are perfect for both boys and girls.

Baby Holiday Socks Jester Jingle Hat Red Christmas Pullover
Holiday Sweater Christmas Hat and Scarf Set Baby Holiday Vest

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