Christmas Knitting Patterns For Kids


In this post, you will find free Christmas knitting patterns for kids.

Knitting for Christmas in festive colors is so much fun!

From making iconic ugly Christmas sweaters to Christmas ornaments, make something for this December that has been handmade with love.

Christmas knitting patterns for kids

Make Something Special This Holiday Season

Whether you want to make a variety of handmade goodies to give as knitted Christmas gifts or for your kids and toddlers 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, babies, kids, pets and the home.

To find ways to stay cozy at Christmas you can wear your knitted sweaters and snuggle in a huge squishy knitted throw blanket.

dog sleeping on a hand knit throw blanket

Make Knits For Baby

You can also make Christmas knitting patterns for babies, including hats, rompers, mittens, and blankets.

If you are a beginner, practice your skills by making simple knitted 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!

Christmas Knitting Patterns For Kids

The free patterns below will give you ideas for your next cast on…

1. Kids Slippers Knitting Pattern

Gorgeous pompom slippers that look like a chunky pair of socks that will keep your kid’s feet warm and toasty.

Get this free pattern PDF from Nola Miller on Ravelry.


2. Kid’s Santa Hat Knitting Pattern

Knit a Santa hat for your infants to wear on Christmas day!

This free knitting pattern from Little Red Window is perfect for any beginner knitter.

The hat has been made with yarns in traditional colors 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 holiday pullover sweaters with intricate colorwork will keep your kids warm in the cold weather!

Made with a bulky yarn weight (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 garter stitch baby jacket is a very warm and cozy knit!

Get the free knitting pattern from Cecilia Creation on Ravelry.


8. Knit Christmas Sweater Pattern

A gorgeous yuletide sweater in red with white traditional Nordic stitch 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, the pattern instructions includes intarsia.


More Patterns You May Enjoy

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!

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    1. Hello Simone, I agree that Drops have a wonderful selection of free patterns! Thanks for visiting and taking a look around 🙂

  1. I would like to find the pattern of the Debbie Bliss Reindeer Jumper knitting pattern shown above in blue and green.

    1. Hello, if you click on the title – that is a link (in pink) and will take you to the pattern. Thanks for visiting! 🙂