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Quick Knit and Crochet Costume Knitting Patterns For World Book Day

Quick Knit and Crochet Costume Knitting Patterns For World Book Day

Whether you’re on a last-minute hunt for World Book Day ideas or are just after a special make for your dressing up box, we’ve got you covered with these top pattern picks. They’re all available to download for Let’s Knit Together members so if you still need to join the club, click here for our latest offers!

Character dressing up knit and crochet patterns

From your youngster’s favourite superhero to Burglar Bill and the Highway Rat, everyone loves a good eye mask. Check out Susie Johns’ clever eye mask knitting pattern.

Your own Little Red Riding Hood will be ready for book day with Tina Barrett’s easy cape knitting pattern.

If you’ve got time for a bigger project, this sparkly crown and cape knitting pattern is all that’s needed for a royal costume, whether you’ve got a prince (not a pauper) or a princess who’s looking for her pea.

Animal-inspired knit and crochet costume ideas

Luise Roberts’ penguin hat knitting pattern comes in sizes for children and adults.

Nicola Valiji’s bunny hat knitting pattern is so quick and easy to make. (Watership)Download the pattern today!

Start brushing off your most fantastic fox outfit or grab a pair of socks for Dr Seuss’s Fox in Socks. Nicola Valiji’s fox headband knitting pattern is so simple to knit.

Super quick headband knit and crochet patterns to make in a night

When you’ve only got a few days before your deadline, even a hat can be a bit of an ask. These headbands can be made in just an evening (or two if you’ve got the time)

There are so many bears in books, from age-old classics like Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear, to Hugless Douglas, Bedtime Bear and Jill Murphy’s Mr Bear in Peace At Last, just to name a few. Sarah Shrimpton’s bear ears headband crochet pattern won’t take long to make and includes designs for a Fox and Unicorn too.

Don’t worry, if you can’t crochet. Here are some knitted ears patterns instead.

Claire Garland’s super quick Fox and Bear knitted headbands are so quick to make using small amounts of DK yarn from your stash.

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...and Arctic Hare Ears

...and Teddy Bear Ears,

...none of which take too long make.

If your child loves unicorns, we’d be very surprised if they haven’t got a book about one. In that case, Heather Gibbs has their costume sorted with her fun unicorn headband crochet pattern

Costume accessory knit and crochet patterns

Not all youngsters like to wear novelty costumes so here are a few accessory ideas that can be worn with their everyday clothes.

Pop your crochet dinosaurs in a bucket for Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Grab a guitar to be busker Fred from Tabby McTat, don’t forget Val Pierce’s cat knitting pattern

Sachiyo Ishii’s Wilbur the Pig is waiting for Fern from Charlotte’s Web

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