12 Fun and Festive Christmas Knitting Patterns!


Kidding! It’s still November. But I am quite excited! While I’m not exactly a “party person”, It’s fun seeing thousands of sparkly lights and hearing loud Christmas jingles playing all over town.

Where I’m from, we start celebrating the holiday season as soon as September. But things don’t go into over drive until November! I was beyond excited when it came time to write up about Christmas knitting patterns.

Christmas knitting patterns!

“Why can’t you just buy Christmas ornaments?”

I can and I do buy them. I’ve been shopping for ornaments since September (don’t judge me). But don’t you think it’s even cooler to see your own creations hanging on the family tree?

Knitting your own ornaments adds an important layer of sentimental value to your decor. This also means that you’ll have little heirlooms to pass down to the next generation too!

What You Need for Christmas Knitting Patterns

We have a rather random list of Christmas patterns. So there may be special materials required for each one. But we made sure to add the list of the basic necessities to help you get started on the right foot!

  • Knitting needles – A pair of sturdy knitting needles are the most important tools you will need for today’s round up. They come in different needle sizes, so make sure to check the pattern’s recommended sizes or look for the recommended size on your yarn ball’s wrapper!
  • Yarn – These Christmas knitting patterns will have their own yarn suggestions, so make sure to check those out too in the “recommended yarn” section! Pay attention to the yarn weight and suggested fiber type if you’re going to choose a different yarn than what the designer recommends.
  • Scissors – A pair of scissors is another important tool that you will use for all of your knitting projects. You’ll need them to cut yarn tails and hide loose ends.
  • Stitch markers – You might need stitch markers to keep track of where you are in a given pattern. Using stitch markers that can open and close, also called “locking stitch markers”, are perfect to ensure that they never fall off and cause you to lose your count while you work. If you don’t have stitch markers, use a strand of scrap yarn or a thin paper clip—preferably in a bright color so it’s easy to see.
  • Yarn/darning needle – You will need a yarn needle or darning needle to sew in the loose yarn ends.
  • Bells – We’re talking about Christmas here! You might want to add a few jingling bells here and there to make your project feel extra festive!
  • Christmas knitting patterns – Don’t forget to download a few fun Christmas knitting patterns to knit along with!

12 Fun and Festive Christmas Knitting Patterns!

Ready to get into the festive spirit? Check out these jolly Christmas knitting patterns!

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Christmas Time Sweater
© DROPS design

1. Christmas Time Sweater

By: DROPS design


SIZE: Small – 3XL

Nothing screams ‘festive’ more than a themed knit sweater! This adorable Christmas Time Sweater has cute little Santas and snowmen running across the whole sweater.

A bit more of a complicated knitting pattern, but it’s definitely worth all the work!

Get the pattern >

My First Christmas
© DROPS design

2. My First Christmas

By: DROPS design

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 1 month – 4 years

The holidays are known to bring chilly weather. That gives us the perfect excuse to make absolutely adorable themed baby onesies.

The My First Christmas pattern is a cute little Santa suit that is perfect for new members of the family!

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Christmas Elf Stocking Cap Hat
© Tara Marie

3. Christmas Elf Stocking Cap Hat

By: Tara Marie

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 0 – Teens

This wouldn’t be a Christmas knitting patterns round-up without the iconic elf hats!

The Christmas Elf Stocking Cap Hat not only keeps your noggins warm. But it’s super fun to see our smaller family members running around the house in matching beanies!

I might make a pair for our cats at home. [Insert evil laughter here]

See the pattern >

Christmas Tree
© verdeka

4. Christmas Tree

By: Baiba Dzelme

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: 4″ x 4″

Knitted Christmas ornaments are a must-have if you’re a knitter. Few things are as heart-warming that seeing your own creations being proudly displayed for the world to see — and for such a loving season as Christmas to boot! This ornament is a great time to practice knitting garter stitch as well as working decreases to get that classic tree shape.

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Christmas Cracker Hat / Crown
© Ruby and the Foxes

5. Christmas Cracker Hat / Crown

By: Ruby and the Foxes


SIZE: Customizable

There’s always a reason to wear a crown — and the holidays are one of them!

These crowns are perfect for holiday parties with friends and loved ones. They add a touch of fun and whimsy to one of the most magical times of the year!

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Christmas Snowman
© Knit Picks

6. Christmas Snowman

By: Rebecca Danger

YARN: Fingering

SIZE: 5″

Snowmen are a staple in every holiday collection. So when it comes to knitted Christmas ornaments, they’re automatically added to the “to-knit” list!

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Easy Christmas Tree Coaster
© Norman Schwarze

7. Easy Christmas Tree Coaster

By: Norman Schwarze

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 4.7″ x 4.7″ [12 cm x 12 cm]

Why limit yourself to the typical knitted Christmas ornaments when you can also extend the festivities to your own tableware?

Sprinkle in some Christmas magic into your meal times and coffee breaks with these beautiful Easy Christmas Tree Coasters!

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Christmas Knit Stocking
© Briana K Designs

8. Christmas Knit Stocking

By: Briana K Designs

YARN: Aran

SIZE: One size

What yuletide season is complete without stockings? So of course there’s going to be a couple of knitting patterns for Christmas stockings included in the list!

This pattern teaches you how to knit up large Christmas stockings that you can hang close to your tree for Santa to drop fun little trinkets into!

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Christmas Magic
© DROPS Design

9. Christmas Magic Mitten Pattern

By: DROPS Design

YARN: Aran

SIZE: One size

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…”

‘Tis the seasons to knit up a pair of mittens! The fun thing abut the holidays is that you can get into the Christmas spirit in a bunch of different ways.

Even a pair of warm, holiday mittens can be as Christmas-y as you please.

Get the pattern >

Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments
© bunnyknitter

10. Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments

By: Julie Williams

YARN: Worsted

SIZES: 2″ – 3″

Itty bitty Christmas stockings are always a welcome sight on a festive tree! If you are looking for knitting patterns for Christmas stockings that are small and light enough to hang on a tree or wreath, then this is the one you want.

These tiny stockings are perfect toppers for gifts too!

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Christmas Marshmallow Mug Hats
© Tara Marie

11. Christmas Marshmallow Mug Hats

By: Tara Marie

YARN: Super Bulky

SIZES: Fits standard marshmallow mugs

These tiny beanies turn your cups and mugs into fun knitted Christmas ornaments! They’re quick to knit and you can display all over your kitchen and dining space.

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Christmas Wreath Scrunchie
© The Knit Guru

12. Christmas Wreath Scrunchie

By: The Knit Guru


SIZES: One size

These Christmas knitting patterns aren’t just for home decor. For Christmas lovers out there, this pattern is as seasonal as it gets!

Want to go the extra mile? Sew on tiny bells to the bottom of your bows so you can add a little bit of jingle into your every step.

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Getting Into the Holiday Spirit!

We’re well into November, and that means Christmas is right around the corner! It’s time to start decorating, planning get-togethers, and shopping for presents.

I’ve already started making Christmas ornaments at home and, after creating this round up, have more projects lined up to make this the most festive holiday extravaganza yet!

The Christmas Knit Stocking pattern is definitely at the top of my list! What about you? Which one is your favorite pattern in this round up?

Let’s talk in the comments section below!

Knitted Christmas Gift Ideas!

Having a loved one who knits and having no knowledge about the craft yourself can make it hard to shop for an appropriate gift. So we made sure to give you a guide!

‘Tis the season to give and get cozy. Check out these festive knitting and crochet patterns:

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