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13 Witchy Knitting Patterns

These free strange knitting patterns are just what you and your coven have been looking for!

Updated August 30, 2021
Witchy Knitting Patterns

There have been a lot of interesting style aesthetics gaining popularity over the last few years (anyone familiar with cottagecore or dark academia would tell you the same). A popular type of style often raved about among fashion enthusiasts has been labeled as dark mori or gothic minimalist, but could be better described as "witchy." While not always explicitly duplicating witches of folklore, sometimes this style does throw in a pentagram or pointy hat. That said, these 13 Witchy Knitting Patterns are subdued enough to wear to school or work while still giving you that mystical edge.

If you think exclusively of '90s goth fashion when you think of 'witchy,' think again! This style is elegant, refined, and evocative of fantasy and mystery without being kitschy. Women of any age can pull off these cool knitting patterns, and many are easy enough for beginners to tackle. Not to be confused with the wiccan lifestyle, these patterns are simply callbacks in certain ways to witches of pop culture or lore. Whether you're looking for a few spooky statement pieces for October or some inspiration to revamp your entire wardrobe, you'll love these trendy knitting patterns.

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Beginner Little Black Tank

Let's start out with something basic that everyone can get behind: a chunky knit tank top. This Beginner Little Black Tank fits the bill. Even if you're not ready to dedicate your wardrobe to the pursuit of witchiness, dark and loose basics like these could definitely be considered witchy knitting patterns. After all, you need to build off something!

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Beginner Little Black Tank

Chic and Sleek Knit Cardigan

Equally as essential would be a longline cardigan in some shade of gray or black. This Chic and Sleek Knit Cardigan may be something that you look at as a rather tame knit, but consider it paired with thigh-high leather boots, a woolen midi skirt, and an oversized scarf, and you have classic winter witch vibes.

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Chic and Sleek Knit Cardigan

Subtle Sparkle Shawl

If you have a little more flair for the dramatic, something like this Subtle Sparkle Shawl could absolutely fit into your witchy knitting patterns repoirtoire. The colors are deep, dark, and subtle enough, and the accessory is flowy and versatile by nature, allowing yourself to be shrouded in mystery. As a bonus, it's a bit lacy, so you won't boil to death (unless you hop into a cauldron).

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Subtle Sparkle Shawl

Urban Fairytale Cape

My personal favorite on this list, the Urban Fairytale Cape proves that witchy fashion doesn't have to be all blacks and purples. The deep midnight blue of this cape will suit just about anyone's color season, but what's really cool about this accessory is that it automatically makes any outfit--even just jeans and a tee--much darker and spookier.

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Urban Fairytale Cape

Witch Tube Top

Tops like these are classic witchy knitting patterns. When you think of a modern witch, you probably imagine her wearing something like this Witch Tube Top. While I love the dedication to the aesthetic in this piece, I would definitely recommend pairing it with something a little more understated, like a high-waisted black skirt, lest you begin to look like a Sanderson sister (unless that's what you're going for, and if so, you do you).

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Witch Tube Top

Woodland Nightfall Knit Snood

This is just one of the coolest modern knitting patterns. Free snood patterns with such intricate detail are hard to come by, and even harder still ones with that dark edge that you would associate with witchy fashion. Paired with a white button-down, tapered slacks, and tall Victorian-style boots, you will look like a force to be reckoned with.

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Woodland Nightfall Knit Snood

Winter Dreams Hooded Scarf

This Winter Dreams Hooded Scarf is a bit more of a subdued version of the last pattern, with brighter colors to boot (and is, quite honestly, much easier to knit and incorporate into your outfit). For those just dipping their toes into witchy fashion, something like this would be a great autumn accessory.

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Winter Dreams Hooded Scarf

Midnight Rendezvous Capelet

Another accessory suitable for dabblers in this sort of fashion is this Midnight Rendezvous Capelet. This pattern gives any outfit a hint of dark whimsy, and is perfect for those poncho lovers who may not necessarily want to look like they're walking around in an oversized blanket. As a bonus, it's a great way to stay warm while keeping your hands free.

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Midnight Rendezvous Capelet

Black Lace Fingerless Gloves

If you couldn't care less about the freedom of your hands, however, these Black Lace Fingerless Gloves are one of the best witchy knitting patterns you could get your hands on (yes, that was purposeful). Lace is a powerful weapon in the world of dark mori style that is drastically underutilized, and this pattern is a great, subtle way to do it.

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Black Lace Fingerless Gloves

Winchester Plaid Mittens

Giant nerds who also love the witchy style will fall in love with these Winchester Plaid Mittens. Supernatural was a phenomenon that swept away viewers of all ages, and honestly, that show was a treasure trove of interesting fashion inspiration. Trendy knitting patterns like these very witchy mittens were borne from that show and, for that, we'll all be forever grateful.

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Winchester Plaid Mittens

Designer Fringe Scarf Pattern

Remember that chunky knit scarf I mentioned earlier? This Designer Fringe Scarf Pattern fits that bill. While the inspiration for this pattern was a little more on the luxury end of fashion, the drapiness, fringe accent, and dark color all scream 'witchy' to me. Even if you're just curious about the fashion but not interested in partaking, you could still knit this scarf--it's just cozy as heck and great for winter.

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Designer Fringe Scarf Pattern

Celestial Ear Warmer

I'm personally a huge fan of celestial imagery (my whole wedding was a starry night theme!) so something like this greatly appeals to me. While you could alter the headband to be whatever color with whatever buttons you'd like, it's the moon and the star on this headband that really give it that subtly witchy vibe.

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Celestial Ear Warmer

Merlot Hooded Cape

This is it: the pinnacle of witchy fashion. Those who are confident enough in their ability to pull of a sort of witchy maximalism will find a friend in the Merlot Hooded Cape. Alternatively, you could always knit something like this for your next Halloween costume, as the spooky vibes are abound with this one. Speaking of Halloween...

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Merlot Hooded Cape

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