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FREE Special Occasion Knitting Patterns

If you're looking for holiday decorations or thoughtful gifts this fall and winter, these free special occasion knitting patterns feature a range of projects perfect for making your season merry and bright.

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Featured Special Occasion Knitting Patterns
Christmas Pillow
This knit pillow looks complicated, but it's easy. Use this free pattern to stitch a fun DIY Christmas decoration. Or make it for a gift! The colorful ornaments add a lovely, festive touch to every home.

Size: 18" square.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Designed by
Fran Marlin.
Mini-Mitts & Hat Garland
Decorate your Christmas tree when you stitch this free knit pattern. Featuring adorable knit helmets and gloves, this garland is perfect for a person that loves sports. Customize this design by choosing yarn colors that celebrate your favorite sports team.

Size: Approx 2" high x 1 3/4" wide (without tassel).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Diane Zangl.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Stockings
Looking to decorate your house for Christmas in your own handmade style? Use this free pattern for knit Christmas stockings. These heirloom-quality stockings can be customized for each member of the family. They will treasure them for years -- and they'll look great on your mantel!

Size: 8 1/2" wide at top, 19" from top to toe.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by
Joyce Englund.
Wreath Table Trimmings
Adorn your holiday table with these colorful felted wreaths surrounding napkins and votive candles. Votive Ring size: 3-inch outer diameter; 2-inch center hole diameter

Skill Level: Easy
Designed by
Posey Salem.

Free Special Occasion Knitting Patterns and Ideas

A hand knit gift is an especially thoughtful way to show that you care. Knit gifts for everyone on your list using Free Christmas Knitting Patterns. The holiday patterns also include decorations, home décor, and other festive trimmings for your home and those you love.

These special occasion knitting patterns can work for a variety of other milestones as well. Use Free Gift Knitting Patternsto make a thoughtful wedding or bridal shower gift. Hand knit items help create a sense of home. That means they're also wonderful gifts for graduations, housewarmings, or other transitions. Use your knitting skills to show that you appreciate and support those you love. With free special occasion knitting patterns, you can afford to knit more gifts or keepsakes to celebrate life's events, big and small.

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