No matter the time of year or what holiday we’re gearing up to celebrate, knitting is one of our very favourite creative things to do. That’s especially true when we get to add in the fun of doing themed holiday projects in order to celebrate whatever season we’re in. If you ask us, the very best season for holiday themed knitting is absolutely the fall because that means we get to knit Halloween shaped things!
Just in case you love the idea of doing some Halloween themed knitting as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best patterns that we’ve come across so far in this year’s search for seasonal ideas.
1. Little standing witches
Have you always been a huge fan of knitting things that are holiday themed but also an opportunity for cute decor that look nice displayed in your house? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how This Cosy Life made these adorable little standing witches wearing differently coloured sweaters but matching oversized witches’ hats.
2. Mini stuffed Halloween pumpkins
If you’re going to knit for Halloween and put something on display in your house, like we just mentioned above, would you actually prefer to make something a little less explicitly spook inspired, and a little more fall fitting? In that case, we think perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like these knitted pumpkins featured on Craftsy!
3. Halloween coffee mug cozy
Besides knitting, there are few things love doing in the fall quite as much as enjoying a nice, warm mug of coffee. We’re the kind of people who like to sit with it for a long while, though, so we usually make sure to use a mug cozy, just to keep things warm for a little longer. That’s why we loved this knitted Halloween mug cozy pattern outlined on Baltic Town Mercantile so much!
4. Pumpkin Patch mittens
Perhaps you’ve actually been hoping to find a pattern you can actually make for your kids to wear, but you’d prefer to make it something that your kids can actually wear all fall long? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Make Believe Knits made these super warm knitted mittens with plush pom poms on the back!
5. Little Frankenstein
If you’re going to knit something cute and Halloween themed, would you actually rather knit a gift for your kids that they can play with once it’s done? Well, if they’ve ever seen and enjoyed the Frankenstein movies, then perhaps this awesome monster inspired doll pattern outlined step by step on Claire Fairall Designs would be the right project for you!
6. Vampire victim fingerless mitts
Just in case you liked the Halloween mittens idea but you’d actually rather make something a little more grown up looking (though still themed) for yourself, here’s an awesome a quite gory design outlined step by step on Pikeys! They show you how to do some very simple colour work near the edges in order to make these fingerless mitts look blood stained.
7. Gruesome knitted eyeballs
Have you actually been looking for very small trinkets and pieces you can knit because you’ve always had a knack for knitting small, novelty things that other knitters might not consider doing? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Mary Jane Mucklestone made these creepy little knitted eyeballs.
8. Halloween ghost
Here’s another knitted decor idea for your consideration, just in case you’re still interested in the idea but haven’t quite found the design that really works for you. Check out how Deniza17 outlines this adorable knitting ghosts that looks a bit like a cute yarn character hiding under a white sheet, like a kid playing prank might.
9. Witchy hand gloves
Are you actually still feeling totally enamoured with the Halloween themed knitted mittens or gloves idea but you’re also still not feeling convinced on any particular design yet? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Lion Brand made these wonderfully novelty witch hand gloves that, besides being bright green, also have menacing red nails for effect!
10. Topsy Turvy werewolf
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started about spooky themed knitted dolls, but Frankenstein has never really been your thing and you’d actually rather make a design that’s a little more challenging because you’re a very skilled knitter indeed? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Wattsolak Designs knit a doll within a doll that you can flip to “turn” it from a man to a werewolf in no time flat!
11. Knitted zombie Halloween candy
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find some kind of zombie themed project because those have always been your favourite spooky figures and stories? Well, this idea is a little kitschier than you might have been looking for, but we couldn’t resist showing you how funny they are! Check out how Love Knitting knit these cute little zombie candies.
12. Mini Frankenstein and mummy
Just in case we really did catch your attention when we started talking about knitting dolls, particularly the Frankenstein design, but you’re not quite as experienced a knitter as that particular project calls for, so you’ve been hoping to come across a simpler design? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Amanda Berry knit these cute little rounded Halloween dolls shaped liked Frankenstein’s monster and a spooky wrapped mummy.
13. Knitted skeleton cat doll
If you’re going to go to the trouble of knitting a Halloween themed doll from scratch, would you rather do something that’s a little less typical in its character and maybe even something that’s embellished in a unique way? In that cast, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Deniza17 made this doll that’s a cross between a spooky black cat and a skeleton. We love that they added detail using felt and wooden beads!
14. Little pumpkin hat
Speaking of Halloween appropriate knitted wearables, here’s another idea for those who want to make something along those lines, but who have never really liked knitting mittens because the thumbs are finicky. Instead, give this fantastic pumpkin shaped hat, complete with a little green stem, as outlined on Love Knitting.
15. Little candy corn hat
Here’s one last adorable Halloween themed knitted wearable for your consideration before we sign off for the day! If you’re a big fan of colour work but you’re actually still practicing your skills because you’re quite new to the technique, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Little Red Window made a little pom pom toque that has candy corn shapes knit right into it.