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Published on July 7th, 2015 | by Angie


Top 5 FREE knitting patterns for Christmas in July

Roll on to December 25th! We chose 5 of our favorite free knitting patterns for Christmas in July. 

Check out these free knitting patterns for big projects. Start them now to be ready in time for Christmas!

1. ”Frost” men’s ribbed sweater knitting pattern in Rowan Cocoon

FREE men's ribbed sweater knitting pattern - download at LoveKnitting!


Designed by the famed Erika Knight, this slouchy men’s sweater pattern is a must-give this coming holiday season. It’s available in sizes to fit men with a 40 – 48 inch (102 – 122 cm) chest measurement; it’s knitted in pieces and seamed up. This gorgeous design features Rowan Cocoon, which is spun with a deliciously warm blend of merino wool and kid mohair. The sweater pictured uses Frost (806); we also love Misty Blue (827), Jupiter (839), and Scree (803), as seen here. Click on the image below to view all available shades!

Rowan Cocoon for the free men's ribbed sweater knitting pattern download - learn more at LoveKnitting!


2. ”Inishturk” cabled women’s sweater in Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool

FREE women's aran cabled sweater knitting pattern - download at LoveKnitting!


Who doesn’t love a classic aran cabled sweater design? With a stunningly intricate cable design, this sweater fits a chest measurement of 40 – 56 inches (101.5 – 142 cm). It’s knit in pieces and seamed up; this pattern also includes instructions on how to make the matching hat. This pattern features Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in Oatmeal (123). You will need between 3 – 7 balls of yarn depending on size. Don’t miss the other favorite shades: Maple Tweed (201), Oak Tweed (200), and Brown Heather (125), as seen here.

Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool for the free women's aran cabled sweater pattern - read more at LoveKnitting!


3. Slip stitch sampler throw in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

FREE slip stitch sampler throw for Christmas in July - download at LoveKnitting!


This bold and beautiful blanket is created using the slip stitch technique; it’s a great way to create intricate designs without having to use a stranded knitting technique! It’s simpler than it looks, and is created in 6 blocks and sewn together to make a 50 x 75 inch ((127 x 190.5 cm) blanket. It features one of the Lion Brand yarns – Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in a selection of shades, click here to see them all! This powerhouse yarn can be machine washed and tumble dried.

4. ”Dragonfly Wings” shawl pattern by Boo Knits

FREE lace shawl knitting pattern - get started now to be finished in time for Christmas!


This stunning shawl is a perfect introduction into an ambitious lace project. If you get started knitting it now, you’ll be finished long before Christmas rolls around; this is a perfect knitting pattern for Christmas in July. This is a one skein shawl, which means you have an excuse to splurge on some amazing yarn. To read more about Boo Knits, the designer, click here to read our interview with her! We recommend Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply, blended with silk and merino wool. We love Water (304), Gold (302), Magenta (315), and Jen’s Green (313), as seen here.

Fyberspates 4 ply yarn for the free lace shawl knitting pattern by Boo Knits


5. ”Aram” in Berroco Comfort Aran

FREE men's cabled aran sweater knitting pattern - download at LoveKnitting!


This classic cabled design can’t be beat this year – everyone in your family is going to want one of these! It’s knitted in pieces and seamed up to fit a chest measurement of 36 – 52 inches (91 – 132 cm). This sweater features Berroco comfort in Hummus (9720), a workhorse yarn that can stand up to almost anything. Don’t miss Agean Sea (9753), Lovage (9761), and Bitter Sweet (9741).

Berroco Comfort Aran, perfect for the free cabled aran men's sweater - read more at LoveKnitting


What projects are you starting for Christmas? Tell us in the comments below!

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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet and design fun patterns!

Last updated: August 1st, 2017.

6 Responses to Top 5 FREE knitting patterns for Christmas in July

  1. johanna says:

    All the patterns are beautiful

  2. Karen Henderson says:

    I’m interested in children’s patterns with Christmas designs…sweater, vest, hat, etc.

  3. Clare Munt says:

    I am checking ages and chest sizes of my 6 great nephews and neices who are all under the age of 6. They all want aran knitted jumpers. Could use some of the ideas in these patterns. The patterns are great by the way.

  4. Carolann Edermaniger says:

    All your patterns are beautiful, but when you are a relative novice, beginner, would it be possible to mention whether the patterns are easy to do please, it would really help!!
    Thank you.

  5. Marie says:

    I love the aran cabled sweaters

  6. Patrician Reeves says:

    Unfortunately your blog/website will not accept my email address what can I do to get free downloads please

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