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25 Free Christmas Knitting Patterns

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays, and curling up with these free Christmas knitting patterns is the perfect way to begin! In this list, we’ve included everything from tree skirts to mini gnomes to garlands and all sorts of other Christmas ornament knitting patterns. Enjoy celebrating the holidays this year with these 25 of our favorite Christmas knitting patterns! 

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Christmas Knitting Patterns

What’s better than handmade holiday cheer? Whether you want to add some festive touches to your home, make a handmade gift for a friend, or sell your knitting at craft shows or online, these Christmas knitting patterns are perfect for getting you into the holiday spirit!

Easy Patterns for Beginners

One of my favorite things about Christmas knitting is that you don’t have to be an expert knitter to create something beautiful and memorable that will be cherished year after year. In fact, many of the patterns below are not only easy, but super quick, too. The patterns are great for beginning knitters.

Quick Patterns for Last-Minute Making

And if you’re looking for quick knitting ideas, we’ve got you covered. There are a lot of tiny patterns included in this list – from mini stockings, mitts, and hats to tiny sweaters to delightful little ornament bulbs. It doesn’t take long to knit up a whole bunch of them to give away as token gifts, decorate your wrapped presents, or make a lovely garland. (They’re so easy and fun, you won’t want to stop!)

More Christmas Knitting Patterns

Are you looking for more Christmas knitting patterns? Check out these lists!

Knitting Techniques You Might Need

Many of the small, decorative patterns listed below are a perfect way to practice new skills without the pressure of a larger or more precise project (such as a sweater or socks). Be sure to read through your pattern thoroughly before getting started and brush up on any techniques that you’re unfamiliar with or haven’t tried before. 

Here are a few of the knitting techniques you might use in the patterns below.

  • Knitting in the round
  • Color changes
  • Stripes
  • Colorwork – Intarsia and Fair Isle
  • Cables

Favorite Knitting Supplies

Your pattern will tell you exactly what supplies you need to complete your project. However, here are a few basic items that you may want to gather.

25 Free Christmas Knitting Patterns

Enjoy these free Christmas knitting patterns for gifts, for your home, or just for fun!

More Knitting Patterns

When you’re finished with your project, check out some of these other free knitting patterns.

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