21 Thanksgiving Knitting Patterns
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Growing up, there were few things I enjoyed more than going to my aunt's house and getting together with my family. With the exception of Christmas, Thanksgiving was the one time during the year where distant cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandmas and grandpas would all come together to share a meal and some stories.
While the food was always delicious, it wasn't just that which made the holiday special it was the whole experience the food, the family, and the fun decorations. Now that I'm older and plan to host my own Thanksgiving gatherings, I want to be able to recreate those special memories that my aunt made for me so effortlessly. Thankfully, there are so many great knitting patterns out there to help make your Thanksgiving special.
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Thanksgiving Decor Patterns
The key to having a cozy, comfortable Thanksgiving is all about the homey touches. A DIY Thanksgiving is always so much better and more memorable than one that is store bought. Snuggling up with a handmade knit afghan is a lot cozier than one from Crate & Barrel.
Wreaths aren't just a Christmas thing anymore! If your favorite holiday is Turkey Day, then why not knit yourself a Thanksgiving wreath? This one is best for those with simple tastes. You can knit it in autumn colors for a more festive vibe!
Why not? Talk about an easy way to knit up something festive for your home! This toilet paper cozy is a great, easy way to bring that autumnal spirit into your bathroom. Plus, you can even knit it in white or green to mimic the cool look of miscellaneous gourds!
On the flip side, this is the kind of pumpkin that will look best out in the living room table, on the porch, or surrounding the fireplace—basically, these pumpkins belong anywhere you would put a real pumpkin! You can't harvest their seeds for a quick snack, but they also won't rot and disgust your aunt Martha while she's eating, either.
There's no better way to decorate your living room for Thanksgiving than with a snuggly throw pattern that you can cuddle up under once those sleepy feelings from the turkey start taking over. Just make sure that nobody steals it while they're watching football, because then they'll never get out from under it to come eat!
The best part about this afghan pattern is that it's not Thanksgiving-specific! While it looks extra festive on Turkey Day, it's a fun pop of color to your living room at any time of the year (but especially during the autumn).
For another afghan pattern that will look great in your home whether it's Thankful Thursday or not, the Falling Leaves Afghan is an excellent choice. The brown, maroon, green, and orange of the afghan just scream "fall," so you could get away with leaving this guy out from the end of August to the beginning of December!
Patterns for the Thanksgiving Table
What's more important about Thanksgiving than the food? Some would argue nothing! For my family, Thanksgiving has always been about absolute comfort. If you feel like taking off your belt at the dinner table, go for it. If you just can’t seem to get out of those sweats—leave them on. There’s no judgment at the dinner table. Thanksgiving is about being grateful for things that bring us comfort. Check out these knitted placemats patterns, free knitted table runners, and knit dishcloths to bring your knitting to the Thanksgiving table.
If you just started knitting, but you still want to make something festive for Thanksgiving, these simple Garter Stitch Oak Leaves are for you. Knit these in your favorite fall tones to create a pile of your own autumn leaves. These are perfect for scattering on the table or displaying in a ceramic bowl for an easy, fuss-free centerpiece.
Add even more fun to the table with these tiny acorns. Knit with bits of scrap yarn, this free knitting pattern is a great way to clear out that stash!
These tiny fall treasures feature the garter stitch and small i-cord stems. Whether you display these leaves by themselves or you sew them together to create Thanksgiving garland, guests will love the homemade touch these bring to the celebration.
This gorgeous wine cozy would make the perfect centerpiece. With such rich fall colors, you'll want to knit two! Cover a classy bottle of wine for the adults and add a fun bottle of sparkling cider for the kids.
Clean up after the big meal with a wonderful knit turkey project. Purl stitches create a fun little turkey leg in this dischloth. Make the perfect companion in your kitchen around Thanksgiving. This easy knitting pattern can be ready in no time.
Protect your table and your hands from the heat of your delicious dishes. Settle your casserole dishes and and pie plates on a festive knitted dishcloth pattern. Knit a set of matching dishcloths for all of your Thanksgivig side dishes.
Do you need a fruit cozy? No, probably not. Do you want one? Heck yes you do! These fun and festive fruit cozies serve no real purpose other than looking dang cute on your Thanksgiving table, and you know what? That's perfectly fine.
Your Thanksgiving table decor will look seamlessly stylish with these delightful knitted napkin rings. Before the meal, keep your napkins looking prestine with these DIY napkin rings.
If your family is a football family like mine (much to my chagrin), something like this is sure to get hollers and smiles from everyone. After all, is there ever going to be another chance to get the whole family together to trash talk the team you hate after Thanksgiving is over?
That's right: you can Thanksgiving-ify your entire place setting with this pattern! Why stop with centerpieces? Why stop with wine cozies? Knit everything in brown, red, and orange, and impress everyone with your stitching prowess. Just make sure you knit it all in cotton or acrylic so it's easily washable after your filthy family is through with it.
After Thanksgiving dinner, keep the fun going with more fall knitting patterns! Download our Free Knitting Designs for Fall: 8 Knit Sweater Patterns, Scarves, Bags and More eBook
Thanksgiving Turkey Patterns
Can you think of any cuter addition to your Thanksgiving than with a knitted turkey? These feathered (or not-so-feathered) patterns are sure to delight both child and adult.
This little puppet doubles as a decoration and a party favor. Keep little guests busy and entertained with this fun, easy-to-make free knitting pattern.
Use your knitting talents to create a colorful knit turkey that will last throughout your annual celebrations. Complete with knit feathers, a waddle, and a beak, this little critter has earned a seat at your Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving craft ideas are meant to be fun, and this one sure takes the cake. Make your own turkey donned with a knit Pilgrim hat with this free and easy knitting tutorial.
WAIT! Don't eat that—that's not the turkey! That's your grandson! This precious knit hat pattern looks just like the turkey taken straight out of the oven, and is sure to bring tons of smiles and laughs to the family (and uncomfortable feelings of embarrassment when your daughter shows this picture to your grandson's first girlfriend when he's a teen).
This turkey hat is great if you want something that crosses the uncanny valley and makes for great photo ops. Just imagining this baby hat in the Thanksgiving family picture this year will fill you with the Thanksgiving spirit!
Fall tends to have warmer days and cooler ones, so try knitting a few different types of scarves for this season. With warm browns and reds, these scarves are begging to be knit: 40+ Free Scarf Knitting Patterns
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