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Gifts for Kids: 26 Knitting Patterns for Christmas

By: Nicola Trumbull, editor for

When Christmas rolls around every year, people are always scrambling to get their shopping done. But, knitters don’t have to! Get started with Gifts for Kids: 26 Knitting Patterns for Christmas to help ease the stress of holiday shopping. These free knitting patterns for children will make wonderful gifts that will be well received on Christmas morning.


Plan ahead for the holidays and start your knitting know. Start with a baby knitting pattern that's easy to knit up because of the small size. Learn how to make a Candy Cardigan and even little baby mittens that serve to keep fingers warm and to prevent babies from scratching themselves. Then see all the knitting possibilities with free knitting patterns for kids hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters and more. Kids love soft mittens and warm scarves, and the Furry Beanie Hat is super soft too. It wouldn't be Christmas without knitted toys, so be sure to try knitting up a Ribbit Knit Frog or some Baby Gators. Just be sure to use safety eyes or knitted eyes for kids 3 and under. Start your Christmas shopping early - by shopping for some yarn to make these great gifts for kids!

Gifts for Kids: 26 Knitting Patterns for Christmas

 Dino the Dinosaur


Baby Knitting Patterns
Knitting Patterns for Kids

Knitted Hats

Knitted Scarves, Mittens, and More

Sweaters Galore

Knitted Toy Patterns


Baby Knitting Patterns

Moms love handmade clothes for their babies, so why not give these patterns a try? From infants to toddlers, these free knitting patterns are adorable and perfect for keeping those little ones warm this winter.

Darling Dress and Turban

Babykit for Melker

Candy Cardigan

Infant Winter Headband

Knit an Easy Baby Hat

Little Ba by Mittens



Knitting Patterns for Kids

With winter comes warm sweaters, mittens, gloves - you name it. Now you can follow these knitting patterns for kids and make their mittens match their coat. It can be a lot of fun to customize gifts this way


Knitted Hats

Isn't this Furry Beanie hat just perfect for a snow-filled afternoon? Kids love soft hats that will keep them warm. Try the Frog Eye Hat for a unique cable stitch variation.

Furry Beanie HatFurry Beanie Hat

Frog Eye Hat

Lollipop Hat

Pixie Hat

Kable Kid



Knitted Scarves, Mittens, and More

Kids just want to have fun and these free knitting patterns make the best scarves and mittens. You can even try out the Pink Bow Headband and little girls will love this girly earband.

Kindergarten KitKindergarten Kit

Bev's 2 Needle Knit Mittens for Kids

Multicolored Scarf

Pink Bow Headband




Sweaters Galore

Make memories with these knitting patterns for children. The Cabled Spinning Vest is great to layer on top of a long sleeved shirt.

Child Remake SweaterChildhood Remake Sweater

Cabled Spinning Vest

Furry Little Shrug






Knitted Toy Patterns

Don’t worry; you won’t hear the typical “I only got clothes for Christmas” from your kids or grandkids this year. Make these toys from these free knitting patterns and see your kids smile. These knitted toys are not something you can just buy at the store, which makes them all the more special.

Dino the DinosaurDino the Dinosaur

Cute Knitted Fish

Mini Reversible Duck to Bunny

Ribbit Knit Frog

Tuck the Turtle

Snails and Slugs

Baby Gators





21 DIY CHirstmas Gifts: A Knit Gift GuideWe all know there's a lot of things on your to-do list durning the holidays, why make looking for gift ideas one of them?  Our 21 DIY Christmas Gifts: A Knit Gift Guide is a wonderful place to get some ideas for your family.  If you're running short on knitting time, try our Countdown to Christmas: 14 Last Minute Knitted Gifts for some knittng patterns you can whip up in a hurry.  Knitting is supposed to be relaxing, and these patterns will help keep it that way.

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