6 Free, Fun, Festive Knitting Patterns for Christmas

These fun and festive free knitting patterns are the perfect way to deck the halls for the Christmas season

Free & Festive Christmas Knitting Pattern

I love knitted ornament projects because you can use them in so many ways. You can, of course, use them to decorate your own tree. But you can also make them as gifts. You can use them to decorate the rest of your house. Or your house of worship.

You can even use them as charity projects! (This article has many terrific ideas for places to donate knitted ornaments.)

  • QUICK – You don’t need much time to knit adorable ornaments! Even the Christmas tree skirt uses big needles and chunky yarn, so you won’t need much time there either.
  • FRUGAL – You can easily use leftover yarn for the ornaments. As for the tree skirt, if you don’t have chunky yarn on hand, try holding together three or four strands of leftover worsted weight yarn!
  • FESTIVE – Knitting one of these delightful Christmastime patterns will put you in a holiday mood in a hurry!

So if you’re looking for free knitting patterns for the holidays, I highly suggest starting with this collection. Most of these patterns are for ornaments, but I’ve also added a tree skirt pattern, just for fun!

Free Knitting Patterns for Holiday Ornaments & More

Red Heart Winter Wonderland tree skirt
Red Heart Winter Wonderland Tree Skirt
Photo: Yarnspirations

1. Winter Wonderland Tree Skirt I love tree skirts — tree stands are just too unattractive. And I especially love this pretty knitting pattern from Red Heart. It’s much easier than it looks, and it uses a combination of bulky and worsted weight yarn to knit up quickly. You can knit it in white yarn as shown in the pattern, or you could use any combination of other Christmas colors. (This also makes a great gift for friends, family, or charities.)

2. Starflaked This beautiful design makes a lovely and delicate snowflake. Perfect for the tree, or even for decorating other parts of the house for the holidays.

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Deck the Balls
Photo: Sonia Ruyts

3. Deck the Balls These dazzling ornaments are a great way to use up leftover sock yarn and use beautiful shimmering beads. They’re also a wonderful way to give old ornaments (or styrofoam balls) new life! They look so warm and lovely under the lights.

Gingerbread Man
Gingerbread Man
Photo: Frankie Brown

4. Gingerbread Man I love the look of gingerbread ornaments, but in my house, they’re gobbled up as quickly as they’re hung on the tree. This utterly adorable pattern my solution to the sweet tooth. It is definitely NOT edible — at least, not for human appetites. Your pets might disagree, so maybe hang it high!

(Note: if you enjoy this pattern, please consider making a donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, a charity which funds research and supports the families of children with a liver disease. You can do so easily by going to designer Frankie Brown’s fundraising page here.)

5. Holiday Bell Love the look of bells but would rather not have them jingling every time someone brushes against the tree? This adorable little ornament pattern is the perfect solution. Little bells make the perfect addition to any gift, stocking, or tree. (And if you do want a bell that jingles, you can always add a tiny bell to the inside!)

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Christmas Wreath
Photo: Margaret Radcliffe

6. Christmas Wreath If you can knit an I-cord, this wreath will take you about ten minutes to make. If you can’t, add another three minutes to learn the I-cord process. Regardless, you can turn out a pile of these in a matter of hours. This is a terrific project for decorating, gifts, children’s projects, and craft sales.

If you’re in a holiday knitting mood and feel like knitting all the things, let this collection be your first stop!

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