Knitted Christmas Decorations

knitted Christmas decorations

Making knitted Christmas decorations could be just the project you need to get into the holiday spirit.

If you are counting the days until you are taking a cosy break for Christmas then you are not alone!

From knitted Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas stockings and throws, there are many items you can knit to give your Christmas decor a handmade vibe.

handmade Christmas

The thing I love about making stuff for Christmas is that you can use it year after year, the handmade ornaments I have for my tree have been used over the past 8 years at least and are still going strong.

The great thing about being able to make your own Christmas decorations is that they always look amazing!

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Christmas decorations

Impress your loved ones with your mad knitting skills – by making a Santa for the shelf, Nordic bunting, mini trees, and stockings.

For more Christmas decorating ideas, take a look at these Christmas crochet patterns.

You may also want to take a look at these Christmas knits for kids and Christmas knits for babies. 


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.

The patterns in the round-up below will walk you through – step by step from beginning to end, so grab your needles and get started!

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1. Santa On The Shelf Knitting Pattern

Instead of that naughty elf sitting on the shelf this year, why not make a Santa?!

This Santa softie pattern from Aussie Jean is for experienced knitters.

Santa on the shelf

2. Holiday Stars and Ornaments Knitting Pattern

Make some beautiful hand knit ornaments to decorate your tree this year with a free pattern from Red Heart. 

Red and white ornaments will add a wonderful pop of colour to your tree!

Knit them and use them year after year, for a wonderful handmade look.

knitted Christmas tree ornaments

3. Knitted Christmas Bunting

Bring some festive cheer into your home this year with homemade Nordic style Christmas bunting.

Get the free pattern from Floral and Feather.

Christmas bunting free pattern

4. Christmas Stocking Pattern

Make a Christmas stocking with this free pattern from Lion Brand. 

Made with Lion Brand wool ease yarns this stocking would look great in any colours.

Skill Level – Intermediate.


5. Christmas Throw Pattern

If you want a show-stopping Christmas decoration to drape over your sofa and snuggle in during the cold weather, then make a Christmas throw with this free pattern from Caron. 

This 48″ x 60″ blanket looks amazing in your choice of shades from Caron Simply Soft Heathers to produce an afghan with a sophisticated, marled effect.

Give it as an elaborate gift of the season, or cuddle-up in a bit of holiday warmth.

Skill Level – Intermediate.

Christmas throw pattern

6. Mini Knitted Christmas Tree Pattern

Make a little Christmas tree decoration with this free pattern from me – handylittleme

Made simple in two pieces then stuffed, the trees can have buttons, beads or appliquéd hearts stitched onto them.

Make a bunch and decorate your home with them for a handmade festive look.

What are you making to decorate your home this Christmas?

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