Halloween Hobbies: Free Knitting PatternsPosted: September 25, 2015
FREE HALLOWEEN KNITTING PATTERNS:
I realize folks could arrive at this page at any time of year, but the majority of readers will visit in the late summer or early autumn, when their thoughts first turn to Halloween. Starting a knitting project at this time of year is the perfect way to get into the spirit of season without freaking out the neighbors by putting up premature decorations.
(What’s premature? I’m not a good judge. Some of my “Halloween Decorations” stay out all year round.)
The weather at this time of year is volatile. Depending on the date, and your location, it could be hot and thick, as summer has its last hurrah; or it could be cool and rainy, as autumn comes on. In either case, it seems there are more opportunities to settle in for an evening with some knitting … and, perhaps, a great scary movie. (Maybe an iconic old horror film, or one about Halloween or ghosts?) It’s also a busy time of year for many of us, as back-to-school demands fire up. Keeping all that in mind, I’ve featured projects that range from quick and easy, to elaborate and complicated. There should be something here you can finish in the time you have before Halloween.
Note: Yes, I this post and my Free Cross Stitch Patterns post have almost identical introductions. You are not going crazy.
Find the patterns at the following links:
New in 2015:
- Sam Haim by Zombie Kitten
- Bokaclava by Anne-Marie Dunbar (Ravelry)
- Knitted pumpkin by C – she has a crocheted version here too.
- Boo! Ghost Knitting Pattern by Knitted Toy Box
- Halloween Pattern Fair Isle Scarf by siouxsiestitches.com
From years past, but checked for availability:
- Classic Zombie Doll Knitting Pattern from CraftFoxes
Knitted Halloween Witch from Craftbits
Halloween Candy Bag from Learn Knitting Stitches
Hallowig from Knitty
Happy Halloween Mitts from Home Makers Insanity
Jakyll & Hide from Knitty
Lacy Jack-o-Lantern Dishcloth from Coats
Boo the Ghost & Pumpkin
Witch in Flight Dishcloth from Wicket Stitch
Witch’s Hat Washcloth by Colour it Green
Skull and Crossbones Lace Pattern by Knitting-and.com
- Halloween Ghosties by Jean Green Howe
What will you make? What would you LOVE to make?
In 2015, I think I’m going to go after Sam Haim – the little ghoul from the movie, Trick ‘R Treat. (Though the gorgeous Fair Isle Scarf is calling to me.)
NOTE: All above photographs and images of knitting projects were obtained from the site of the original source of the free pattern and are used for the purpose of referring readers to the website that offers the content. At posting, all links are current and active. I have NOT made the projects, so I cannot guarantee that patterns are correct.
The photograph of the orange and black scarf in progress, used on the main Halloween index page, is Work in Progress by Jere Keys.