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12 Free Christmas Knitting Patterns and Downloads for 2021

12 Free Christmas Knitting Patterns and Downloads for 2021

Free Christmas knitting patterns, posters and trackers as a Christmas gift from us to you!

Cast on for Christmas with us for 2021 and kickstart your festive knitting! We’ve got a selection of free Christmas knitting patterns – perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike – for you to get your needles into, including a jolly knitted Santa, a selection of festive mini-makes, reindeer, penguins, elves and more, plus an extraordinary selection of free posters, charts and trackers to keep you on top of your Christmas knitting.

Festive Five-Pattern Bundle



It’s Merry Christmas from us at Let’s Knit with this festive bundle of five free Christmas knitting patterns! This collection of jolly toys and characters, including knitted reindeer, elves, drummers, penguins and even a festive knitted llama are perfect as stocking fillers for youngsters or seasonal decs to add some cosy cheer. Download the free patterns here.

Keep Calm and Cast On poster

Repeat after us! ‘And once you start, you’ll be on your way’. Now, breathe… After you’ve decided who and what, and picked out your yarn and needles, make yourself a cuppa and get comfortable. Print and pin up this free poster where you can see it, and savour that magical moment as you actually begin, then watch your knitting grow! Download your free poster here.

Santa Toy Knitting Pattern

Give Father Christmas a hint of glitz with this fabulous free Santa toy knitting pattern. Use small amounts of DK yarn combined with a textured or sparkly effect to create our plump and jolly Santa, perfect to gift to a little one, or to use as a handmade knitted Christmas decoration! Download the free knitting pattern here.

My Gift Knit List

Print our essential Cast On For Christmas My Gift Knit List to jot down who is going to get what get what! Fill in the list of those worthy of your knitted wonders, and then work what to start with first – get those biggies under way. Remember, if you change your mind, or you want to redo your list, just print off a fresh one! Download yours here.

Mini Christmas Knitting Patterns


Find these free bonus mini-make designs by Sachiyo Ishii for a tiny teddy, striped candy cane, tied sack and wrapped present here! These patterns accompany the Santa, sleigh and reindeer patterns that can be found in issue 176 of Let’s Knit.

Knitting Dilemma Tree

Who is worthy of your knitty efforts this Christmas? We know it would be lovely to make something for everyone, but if there are a lot of people on the list, you may want to be a bit more choosy as to who will really appreciate the thought and effort in one of your handmade wonders. If it is hard to decide, just use our Decision Tree! Download it for free here.

Christmas Knitting Progress Chart

Tick off your progress for several projects all in one place! There is nothing like ticking off milestones in a knitting project to keep you on track, and with room for eight projects on our free My Christmas Progress Chart you can run quick makes alongside your bigger designs. From picking the pattern to wrapping it up, see where you are at a glance and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back at each key step! Download it for free here.

My Knitting Notes

Organise what you need for your knitting projects with this quick checklist.Use your My Knitting Notes print out for noting just what patterns need, plus any extra info you want to remind yourself of. It could be different colours, needle sizes or even your present swap date! Keep this list after you’re done too, in case you want a quick reference for another time, or even next year. Download yours here.

Knitting Planner



Your October Planner is here to keep help you keep on course! Make this Cast on for Christmas planner your own by ticking off each date and keeping your other lists up to date. October is a key knitting month, so just remember to take steady. Download yours here.

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