Knitting for Christmas in festive colours is so much fun!
From making iconic ugly Christmas sweaters to Christmas ornaments, make something for this December that has been handmade with love.
Whether you want to make a variety of handmade goodies to give as knitted Christmas gifts or for your kids to wear over the holiday period, this pattern roundup is full of ideas.
With lovely designs for both kids and babies, there are many patterns for you to choose from.
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Christmas Knitting Patterns
The patterns in this post are just a small taste of what you can create with your knitting skills, if you want to see a wider range of projects, take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.
To find ways to stay cosy at Christmas you can wear your knitted sweaters and snuggle in knit blankets.
You can also make Christmas themed knitted items for baby, including hats, rompers, mitts and blankets.
In this free knitting pattern roundup, you will see some classic techniques used in the projects below.
If you are a beginner, practice your skills by making simple knit hats or the hooded baby cardigan, or get creative with more advanced patterns, like the Christmas sweater patterns.
The patterns below will walk you through – step by step from beginning to end, so grab your needles and get started!
If you have started to make your Christmas list of makes and want to know how long it will take you to finish the project, Love Knitting have a really handy tool that can help you to see how long it will take you to knit something.
Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments!
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1. Kids Slippers Knitting Pattern
Gorgeous pom slippers that will keep your kid’s feet warm and toasty, get this free pattern from Nola Miller on Ravelry.
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2. Kids Santa Hat Knitting Pattern
Knit a Santa hat for your kid to wear on Christmas day!
This free knitting pattern from Little Red Window is perfect for any beginner knitters.
The hat has been made with yarns in traditional colours for a festive look.
3. Poncho Knitting Pattern
This knitted poncho is great for keeping your kid warm on snowy days.
Get the free poncho knitting pattern from Gina Michele.
4. Deer Trophy Knitting Pattern
Make a knitted deer trophy with this free knitting pattern from Claire at Dot Pebbles.
The pattern is more for intermediate knitters with many increases and decreases needed for shaping.
5. Nordic Knit Sweater Pattern
These stunning pullover sweaters will keep your kids warm in the cold weather!
Made with a chunky yarn, get this free knitting pattern for kids by Bernat Design Studio.
6. Polar Bear Hat Knitting Pattern
Make a sweet knitted polar bear hat with this free knitting pattern by Rachel Henderson.
7. Hooded Baby Sweater Knitting Pattern
This ribbed hooded baby jacket is a very warm and cosy knit!
Get the free knitting pattern from Cecilia Creation on Ravelry.
8. Knit Christmas Sweater Pattern
A gorgeous yuletide sweater in red with white patterns will make a wonderful knitted gift.
Get the free pattern from Yarnspirations.
9. Reindeer Jumper Knitting Pattern
Make a festive reindeer jumper with this free pattern from designer Debbie Bliss.
Featured in the Guardian newspaper, this pattern includes intarsia.
I hope you have found a new knitting project from this collection of Christmas knitting patterns for kids.
If not this year, you can start and get it done for next Christmas!
Are you giving any handmade gifts this year?
Let me know in the comments below xoxo