Ghoulish Knitting: Our Top 7 Halloween Knitting Patterns

Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you want to add some knitted accessories to your costume or are just looking to add some seasonal knitted pieces to your decor, here are a few patterns that are sure to make your needles rattle!

Here are the Top 7 Halloween knitting patterns on Craftsy:

Little Blonde Girl Wearing Knitted Fox Tail and Hat
Photo via Craftsy member Morae

Kitsune the Winter Fox

This pattern by Morae, available in three children’s sizes, is the perfect accessory for your little one’s costume or even for everyday play. The pattern includes instructions for the hat and the fantastic fox tail! What child doesn’t love wearing a tail? Get the pattern.

Knitted Sock Monkey Hats
Photo via Craftsy member NicoleM

Family of Sock Monkey Ear Flap Hats

Sock monkeys are pretty popular right now with costumes in stores for most children. But what makes this pattern better than any store-bought pattern is it’s size availability.  Made in worsted weight yarn, this hat would be great for new knitters since the skills required are knitting in the round and increasing/decreasing. This hat can be knit in newborn (14″ circumference) up to large adult (24″ circumference), making it the perfect costume for everyone in the family. This is definitely on my list for next year’s costume. Get the pattern.

Little Boy Wearing Knit White Hat with Spider
Photo via Craftsy instructor Kate Oates

Charlotte’s Web

This hat makes an otherwise scary spider look beautiful. The hat itself is knit in a lace pattern with scalloped edge. The spider is knit spearately and stitched on. This is another hat that comes in several sizes (baby through adult) and is fit for the whole family. Designer Kate Oates also has many other wonderful hats that would be great for Halloween including Bewitched, Miss Piggy and Roar. Get the pattern.

Knit Halloween-Themed Finger Puppets
Photo via Craftsy member Knitables

Halloween Collection

This pattern collection includes instructions to make a witch, ghost, bat, pumpkin and Dracula. This is a great project to use up leftover yarn. Even better, these little figurines can be turned into a variety of items, including mobiles, cat toys and finger puppets. The ideas could be endless. Get the pattern.

Knit Sweater with Skeleton Design

Photo via Craftsy member Eileen Casey

Dem Bones

While not for the inexperienced knitter, this amazing intarsia sweater is all your child will need for their costume. Not only will they have a bone shaking costume, but it will keep them warm and cozy too. Knit in worsted weight and available in children’s sizes 2-7 you could make one of these for each of your little skeletons. Get the pattern.

Knit Green Socks with Spider Design
Photo via Craftsy member Atalante

Itsy Bitsy Spider and a Big One

If you’re looking for something more everyday, these socks are a gorgeous option. Cables and lace are combined to create an intricate sock featuring a spider strategically placed on the back calf surrounded by a web of lace. These knee socks are knit toe-up, making them easy to size to any foot. Because these are knee socks, they do require a bit more yarn than regular socks (about 460 yards) so plan accordingly. Get the pattern.

Dog Wearing Knit Lion Costume

Lion Dog Sweater

With this wonderful dog sweater by Craftsy member Lena’s Legacy, even your furry friend can get in on the Halloween festivities! This lion sweater is sized for small breed dogs, but I think would be totally worth the effort to size it up for larger dogs. Get the pattern.

You might also enjoy our roundup of pumpkin knitting patterns. Crocheters, don’t feel left out! In tomorrow’s installment of Crochet Thursday, we’ll be sharing our favorite Halloween crochet patterns!

I’m already planning a knitted accessory for my little one’s costume. Will you be knitting something for Halloween this year?

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I was wondering if you know of anyone that would be willing to knit the spider socks for one of my faculty members; her research is on spiders and she is a big spider freak … loves them. I’m sure she would pay to have them made, she sent me the pattern for the grey ones but I’m not near that good at knitting so I passed it on to my Aunt who is much better than me but she couldn’t do them either. She has passed it on to a friend of hers but not heard back. I am talking about the grey and green adult socks, either or both pair would be great.

Thank you,


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