I keep seeing posts for Christmas in July. Am I the only one thinking “What about Halloween???” Spooky season will be here before you know it, so let’s get a little creepy today with some fun and free Halloween knitting patterns!
So, what can you knit for Halloween? Well, the first thing that comes to mind is decor! We’ve got a great selection of free knitting patterns for Halloween decorations today. There are of course free knit pumpkin patterns, as well as witches broomsticks, candle holders, and hot pads. Soon your house will be decorated from head to toe!
Of course, you can’t forget free Halloween knitting patterns for accessories! We’ve got so many fun patterns for you today that will help you show off your spooky side. September and October are a great time to get a little creepy with skeleton gloves, raven scarves, pumpkin hats, bat shawls, and more! Throwing on a sweet and spooky Halloween accessory on your way out the door is such a fun and easy way to celebrate the season!
We’ve also got a random assortment of free Halloween knitting patterns for things that would make excellent costume components, Halloween items for around the house, and some excellent ideas for knit Halloween party favors and knit Halloween jewelry! There really is a little something for everyone here so why don’t you scroll down and see for yourself?
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25+ Cute and Creepy Halloween Knitting Patterns
1. Cute Little Pumpkin Patch
Your decorations simply won’t be complete without this Cute Little Pumpkin Patch from Nimble Needles. Pumpkins are a total classic as far as Halloween knitting patterns go and it’s no secret why. You can make these little cuties in a hurry using very small amounts of yarn. A bit of wire will give you more control over the trailing vines.
Designer: Nimble Needles
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin (Fingering Weight #1)
These detailed X-ray gloves would be the perfect addition to a skeleton Halloween costume. The added warmth would sure come in handy on a cold night spent trick-or-treating with the kids, don’t you think? The design is knit in the round from the bottom up all in one piece. Check out all the projects this pattern has on Ravelry to get lots of color inspiration!
Designer: Marjukka Vuorisalo
Yarn: Austermann Step Classic (Light Fingering Weight #0)
3. Halloween Knit Hat
You’ll be feeling festive in this brightly knit Halloween hat by Holly G Hats. All the usual suspects are here to play – jack o’lanterns, black cats, ghosts, and skulls – oh my! This design is worked in the round using stockinette stitch and the stranded colorwork technique. I would totally wear this past October!
Designer: Holly G Hats
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Aran Weight #4)
4. Candy Corn Dog Sweater
Your dog will be sweet as can be in a candy-corn inspired sweater with a color block yellow, orange and white design. This is a relatively simple pattern that works up quickly thanks to the thicker worsted weight yarn. It’s sure to garner compliments when you take your dog for a walk and it will keep your dog extra cozy and warm too!
Designer: Jodi Lewanda for Yarnspirations
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs (Aran Weight #4)
Get into the spooky spirit with a marvelous crow themed scarf. Crow silhouettes adorn each end of the scarf, while crow tracks fill the space in between. I love the half and half look here with the colors reversed on the one side. This design uses the double-knitting technique for colorwork. You’ll be working in flat rows and following along with a chart.
Designer: Alasdair Post-Quinn
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (Worsted Weight #4)
6. Spider Dishcloth
Come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly. This dishcloth is a little bit cute, a little bit creepy, and altogether perfect as far as halloween knitting patterns go! In my opinion, it’s much too cute to use as a dishcloth. I’d hang it as decor instead or use it for a hot pad! You could even use it in combination with other squares to make a Halloween themed throw.
Designer: Oh La Lana! Website
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
7. The SkullKerchief
Here’s a cute and cozy bandana pattern with a spooky surprise! This would be a fun addition to a number of classic Halloween costumes like a pirate, a skeleton, or a bandit. It’s also just plain fabulous enough to use as everyday wear during the whole spooky season of September and October. The design uses the intarsia colorwork technique and it’s worked in rows.
Designer: Knitty or Nice
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK (DK Weight #3)
8. Halloween Cat Dishcloth
Here’s another one of our halloween knitting patterns for a quick and cute dishcloth. I could also totally see this square strung up with other Halloween themed squares as a festive bunting. Choosing a Halloween color like purple, orange, black, or green will really help this design fit in with your other Halloween decor.
Designer: One Crafty Mama
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim (Worsted Weight #4)
9. Halloween Fair Isle Scarf
You’re sure to make quite a statement with this fabulously oversized and festive Halloween scarf. The fair isle color-changing technique is used to make all the spooky and cute pictures – like the witches and their cauldrons. There are seriously so many fun little details in this scarf that capture the essence of Halloween perfectly!
Designer: Siouxsie Stitches
Yarn: (Worsted Weight #4)
10. Halloween Houndstooth
For Halloween wear that’s a bit more subtle, try this adorable Halloween Houndstooth cowl instead. This cute and cozy cowl will keep you warm while out trick or treating with the kids, and you’ll be fabulously festive too! Of course, you’ll probably want to continue wearing this cowl all Autumn long! The design is worked in the round using slip stitch color changes.
Designer: Ewe Ewe Yarns
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky (Bulky Weight #5)
11. Gruesome Knitted Eyeballs
Quick and cute little Halloween knitting patterns like this one are good for so many different things. You could make them into keychains, display them in a jar as a decoration, or give them out as party favors. Heck, you could even get the fur family in on the party and use them as cat toys!
Designer: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Yarn: Rauma Finullgarn (Fingering Weight #1)
How cute are these broomsticks for Halloween decor? They would look right at home on the front porch, on the mantel or on a windowsill. The quick and clever handle is made using icord, and a pipe cleaner is added in the middle for stability. The pipe cleaner also gives you the ability to bend and pose your broomsticks to your liking.
Designer: Stana’s Critters Etc.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® 220 Superwash (Worsted Weight #4)
13. Basic Halloween Mitts
Here’s another one of our free Halloween knitting patterns that will have you feeling festive even if you aren’t dressing up this year. Classic orange and black stripes never looked better than on these basic and fa-boo-lous mitts. Plus, the allover 2×2 rib stitch pattern gives them lots of stretch so they’ll fit snugly on a range of hand sizes.
Designer: Simply Socks Yarn Company
Yarn: String Theory Colorworks Continuum Self Striping (Fingering Weight #1)
14. Snuggly Skull Halloween Boot Cuffs
Y’all know that Fall fashion is all about the layers, so why not layer in spooky style with these cute and creepy skull boot cuffs! I can totally picture myself wearing these boot cuffs, and I really like them as a more subtle option for Halloween fashions. The design is worked in the round using the stranded colorwork technique.
Designer: Elizabeth Rogers
Yarn: Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted (Worsted Weight #4)
15. Bat Shawl
From far away this shawl just looks like a cute black accessory in the gothic style. When you get up close you can see the lace bat motifs! Do you have someone in your life who would love to receive this shawl? I think that it would make a great gift! The design has both charted and written instructions.
Designer: The AntiCraft
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering (Fingering Weight #1)
16. The Nevermore Cowl
Edgar Allen Poe is a common inspiration for free Halloween knitting patterns thanks to the dark and creepy subjects of his famous poetry. This cute cowl features a raven silhouette along with the word “NEVERMORE”. The design is worked in the round using the stranded colorwork technique. I would love to see this done using a variegated yarn in place of the yellow!
Yarn: Isager Yarn Isager Highland (Fingering Weight #1)
17. Candy Corn
Here’s another quick and cute design with a variety of uses. Don’t you just love free Halloween knitting patterns that are multipurpose? The extra small size of these adorable candy corns make them perfect for earrings, hair clips or rings. The pattern is knit in the round using only knit stitches and knit 2 togethers for decreasing.
Designer: Mochimochi Land Website
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® Heritage Solids & Quatro (Fingering Weight #1)
18. Thinking Cap – Brain
Anatomy-inspired designs are a fan favorite for cute and creepy Halloween wear. This design looks quite intricate, but I’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s actually a really simple knit hat design with icord whip stitched on top in a squiggly pattern. That’s really all it is! This would be a fun addition to a mad scientist costume or a funny gag gift for a science teacher.
Designer: Little to the Left Fiber Studio
Yarn: Bernat Giggles (Worsted Weight #4)
Wearing a wig with your Halloween costume can really help you nail the look of your favorite character. This relatively simple wig design features fringe, corkscrew curls, and a giant bow. I encourage you to use this pattern as a jumping off point to making your own wig that perfectly suits your costume.
Designer: Mary Scott Huff
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® 220 Superwash® Aran (Aran Weight #4)
20. Pumpkin Patch Halloween Hat
You can make a matching pumpkin hat for everyone in the family with this cute design that’s available in baby through adult sizes. The design is worked in the round from the bottom up starting with a 1×1 ribbed hem and then finishing off with stockinette stitch. There’s also a cute candy corn hat design that you simply must see!
Designer: Fox & Pine Stitches
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids (Aran Weight #4)
21. Bat Candle Holder
Instantly turn any candle into a spooky and sweet Halloween decoration with this Bat Candle Holder pattern. Is it just me or does this design also look like the perfect size for a coffee cup cozy? The pattern is worked flat using the duplicate stitch to add in the bat motifs after the fact. You could also use fair isle or stranded colorwork techniques if you’d prefer!
Designer: MillaMia Sweden
Yarn: MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino (DK Weight #3)
22. Pumpkin Potholders
For free Halloween knitting patterns that you can keep on using all Fall long, why not try these adorable Pumpkin Potholders? Squishy garter stitch is perfect for nice and thick hot pads – and easier than stockinette stitch too. The design is shaped using increases, decreases and short rows. Colors are changed using the intarsia technique.
Designer: Knitting and So On
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
23. Black Widow Spider Socks
You can whip up a pair of spooky socks for the spider lover in your life with this cute and creepy sock design. The pattern is worked from the top down and it uses the intarsia colorwork technique for the web. The spider is knit separately and then sewn on. Would you wear these spooky socks?
Designer: Janine Le Cras
Yarn: (Fingering Weight #1)
24. Scare Isle
If you hate normal hats and you’re simply bored with beanies, then why not try your hand at this darling tam hat? For over the top Halloween knitting patterns that are sure to turn some heads, you can’t go wrong with the Scare Isle hat. I bet you can guess what colorwork technique this design uses!
Designer: Lorraine Condotta for Knitty
Yarn: Jamieson’s of Shetland Shetland Spindrift (Fingering Weight #1)
25. Witch’s Hat
Even if you aren’t planning on donning a costume for Halloween, it can still be fun to wear something festive when you take the kids trick-or-treating or when you greet the trick-or-treaters at your own door. This adorable witch hat is just the thing! The design features an embroidered spider’s web and a cute ruffled hem.
Designer: Susie Johns for Let’s Knit!
Yarn: Sublime Yarns Extra Fine Merino Wool (DK Weight #3)
I just can’t get enough of these Halloween knitting patterns! Which ones were your favorites? Have you tried any other Halloween knitting patterns that you’d like to share? Let’s hear it in the comments!
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