33 Free Christmas Knitting Patterns For Kids


In this post, you will find 33 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.

Free 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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What To Knit Kids For Christmas?    

For Christmas, knitting personalized and charming gifts for kids can be a heartwarming way to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Consider crafting cozy accessories like vibrant beanies adorned with playful pom-poms or hats featuring whimsical animal ears. 
  • Scarves in their favorite colors or adorned with beloved characters can be practical and delightful, ensuring warmth during chilly winter.
  • If you want a longer project, create adorable stuffed animals or toys.
  • From cuddly teddy bears to imaginative dinosaurs, these knitted creations can become treasured companions. 
  • Smaller items like mittens or gloves with vibrant colors or unique patterns can be functional and stylish, keeping little hands snug during winter adventures.
  • For a thoughtful touch, personalized items such as blankets or afghans with their preferred colors or themes can add a special charm to your handmade gifts.

Whether it’s a soft blanket for bedtime or a warm sweater featuring their favorite characters, your knitted creations will provide comfort and carry the love and effort put into making them, making Christmas a truly magical time for the kids.

Baby Santa sack hat free pattern

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.

If you love a challenge, cables are perfect for you! 

And this cable blanket is ideal – Cable Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

Christmas Knitting baby santa hat

Christmas Knitting Patterns For Kids

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

Happy Knitting!

Knitting Lessons

If you are a new knitter and need help with the knitting basics, check out the knitting lessons here – Knitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

There, you will find step-by-step tutorials for all the different knitting techniques a newbie needs to know. 

Including how to cast on, knit the knit stitch, the stockinette stitch, the rib stitch, the garter stitch, a list of knitting abbreviations, and more. 

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here Handy Little Me – YouTube. 

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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! 🙂