Cute Christmas Knitting Patterns to Download Today

With the festive season fast approaching it’s a great time to break out your knitting needles and yarn and create a one of a kind Christmas decoration or gift for someone special.

I love the ability the internet give us to download patterns instantly these days. I’m old enough to remember back in the day when knitting patterns came from books, magazines or that you would have to go into a store and flick through dozens of hefty folders to find the patterns you were looking for. Nowadays we can find cute patterns from designers all over the world, and then purchase them instantly from the comfort of our own homes. You can then print them out if you like a paper copy or store them on a digital device and read them from there. Using something like a tablet or Ipad means you can instantly make a pattern bigger too without another trip out to the library to use the photocopier (remember those days too!)

This is more convenient for us as consumers but also gives small independent designers access to markets they would only have been able to dream of before.

Instant downloadable PDF patterns tend to be very reasonably priced too and one of my favourite places to look for them is Etsy. I’ve had a lot of fun scouring Etsy to bring you a collection of what I think are just the cutest Christmas knitting patterns.


I hope you enjoy browsing these cute patterns as much as I have. Just click though the pictures to be taken to the Etsy site if you would like more details on the patterns or if you’d like to make a purchase.

This little washing line of Christmas laundry from Fluff and Fuzz is super cute.

This gift bag pattern from Dollytime come with the patterns for these 4 motifs to applique on. You could add them to other things like hats, scarves etc, even make decorations from them maybe making this a doubly useful pattern.

Why knit one Christmas tree decoration when you could knit 7? These sweet little trees from Simply Toys 13 are giving me Whoville vibes!

A beautiful hand knitted hat makes a wonderful gift for anyone living in a cooler part of the world. I love this chunky hat pattern from Northroad knits.

Have you ever seen anything cuter than this baby knitted hat, mittens and booties pattern? It’s called Night Before Christmas and it’s by Posh Tots Shop.

A knitted nativity scene would become a family heirloom to bring out year after year, or you could maybe turn these sweet little figures onto decorations to hang on your tree. This lovely pattern is from Fluff and Fuzz.

How much fun is this Elf knitted hat pattern? Perfect for Santa’s helpers, or just for keeping your head warm and festive throughout December. The pattern is from I Knit 4 a Cure.

A garland of cute Christmas trees looks so lovely on this fireplace. This pattern is from Patterns and Postcards.

I love wearing a fun Christmas jumper over the Christmas holidays but what could be cuter than hanging mini Christmas jumpers / Ugly Sweaters on your Christmas tree? The pattern is from Chatty Cathy Knitting.

Mistletoe Mouse from Secret Garden England is adorable. She sits over a chocolate orange too but I’m sure you could pop her over a small real orange or stuff her with fibrefill to make a toy instead if you prefer.

These little knitted winter animals from Amy Gaines are so so cute. They make lovely ornaments or sweet little toys just the right size for small hands and pockets.

I have my own Sum of their Stories Etsy shop too where I sell handmade bags made from repurposed textiles, greeting cards, needle minders and much more, feel free to stop by and browse.

I’ve found some free downloadable or online knitting patterns too which you might also like to check out.

I love this little knitted stocking pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits. I made one quite a few years ago and we still hang it on our tree every year.

This cute little Santa is hollow, so you can lift his hat and hide a surprise inside. The pattern is from Crafts from the Cwtch.

This gorgeous elf hat pattern from Fox and Pine Stitches is too adorable for words, the pattern come sin lot sof sizes too so you could make them for the whole family!

Happy Knitting!