Halloween Knitting Patterns: I love knitting small cute stuff so I rounded up 13 cute tricks and treats for Halloween knitting. Most are small, portable projects that can be knit in an evening.
All of these projects are free patterns that you can knit for Halloween decorations or as gifts. Some are even a great alternative to giving out Halloween candy.
Knit one or knit them all, these Halloween knitting projects will be on and off your needles in a flash.
These projects include candy corn, pumpkins, witch, bats, vampire, ghost, spider, skull, eyeballs, and zombie.
#1. TINY CANDY CORN FREE KNITTING PATTERN
These little candy corns may just be the sweetest treats in the trick-or-treat basket! Anna Hrachovec is the queen of cute and tiny knitting and these candy corns are just right for Halloween knitting. You can make these tiny candy corns using fingering weight yarn.
#2. PUMPKIN FREE KNITTING PATTERN
Designed by Amanda Berry, this is a pumpkin with personality! Knit one or a bunch! Project uses DK weight yarn.
#3. SPOOKY SKELETON JAR COZY FREE KNITTING PATTERN
Designed by Michele Wilcox, his wide-eyed skeleton face is howl-arious for serving your Halloween treats! It’s easily knit with a rib stitch and given personality with button eyes and simple embroidery stitches. Made using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (aran weight).
#4. HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS FREE KNITTING PATTERN
A quirky Halloween pumpkin with instructions for 4 weights of yarn both knit flat and in the round. Great for the beginner knitter wanting to try something a bit different for the ghostly celebration.
#5. SNUGGLY SKULL HALLOWEEN BOOT CUFFS FREE KNITTING PATTERN
Taking the kids out trick-or-treating might call for wearing something special. Get into the spirit of the holiday with these snuggly skull boot cuffs designed by Elizabeth Rogers.
#6. SPIDEY FREE KNITTING PATTERN
This creepy friend just climbed up the drain to hang out! Great for Halloween decorating, this Amanda Berry design uses DK weight yarn.
#7. HALLOWEEN COFFEE COZY FREE KNITTING PATTERN
A cold Halloween night calls for a warm treat. Knit this pumpkin cozy and use it for your coffee, warm apple cider, hot chocolate, or tea. This project was designed by Sarah E. White using aran weight yarn.
#8. GRUESOME KNITTED EYEBALLS FREE KNITTING PATTERN
Scare the kids! Add some of these gruesome knitted eyeballs to the trick-or-treat candy bowl. They’ll be digging in for a treat and get a trick!
Designed by Mare Jane Mucklestone, these eyeballs use small amounts of fingering weight yarn.
#9. THE BEWITCHING MS. WITCH FREE KNITTING PATTERN
Designed by Bonny Bonafilla Worsted weight yarn
#10. LITTLE GHOST FREE KNITTING PATTERN
This tiny little ghosty is a quick to knit Halloween decoration, and doesn’t use a lot of yarn so is a great stash-buster. If you don’t have any toy filling in your stash, you could even use a few cotton wool balls to stuff your little ghost. Designed by Amanda Berry using DK weight yarn.
#11. THE LITTLE VAMPIRE FREE KNITTING PATTERN
#12. CLASSIC ZOMBIE FREE KNITTING PATTERN
With his dangling eye and gaping mouth, this apparition is every inch the classic zombie. Dressed in dowdy, tattered clothes and with the last word in bad hair days, this poor guy has wounds all over the place, and his guts are spilling out of his middle in vile woolly festoons. However, don’t worry too much—they tuck neatly into their own specially made pouch should you prefer it that way.
#13. MASCOT HOUSE BATS FREE KNITTING PATTERN
Decorate for Halloween with these adorable bats. The bodies are knitted and the wings are made from craft felt. Pattern suggests knitting them in your Harry Potter Hogwarts House but you could also use your favorite color combinations to create these batty friends.