66 Free Knit and Crochet Santa Claus Patterns – And Elves, Too!

Prepare for Christmas with these free projects from Yarnspirations featuring Santa Claus and his elves! you will be able to make lots of toys and treats for children this holiday season using these patterns. After all, Santa Claus is the quintessential symbol of Christmas. Anything decorated with his likeness emanates joy, giving, surprise, excitement, and fun. Add in his elves and you’ve got a party atmosphere! Enjoy nearly five dozen free knit and crochet Santa Claus patterns (and elves, too, of course) here:

Knit and Crochet Santa Claus Patterns for the Home

Make sure that you dress up your home for the season with these knit and crochet Santa Claus patterns. They include Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. Most of these feature Santa. However, we haven’t forgotten to include his elves.

Knit and Crochet Santa Clause Christmas Stockings Patterns

Santa Claus will be thrilled to see his face when he comes down the chimney! Moreover, you’ll enjoy the daily delight of seeing those Santa stockings hanging up in your home. It really brings the Christmas season to light.

Santa stocking free knitting pattern

Knit and Crochet Santa Claus Ornaments Patterns

Add a single Santa ornament to find among the branches, or go wild and make an entire tree of Santa ornaments! Either way, you’ll find that these patterns add delight to the home. Ornaments can also be fun little gifts to give to others. Therefore, you might want to use these knit and crochet Santa Claus patterns to make little gifts.

Jolly Santa Crochet Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Other Knit and Crochet Santa Claus Patterns for Decor

Bring Santa Claus into your decorating with baskets, pillows, bottle toppers and more with his face and outfit on them. Like with the ornaments, these also make great holiday gifts for others. It’s always wonderful to receive a handmade gift that you can use over and over. A Santa basket or Candy Jar filled with small items can be a great gift that the recipient can use again the following year.

Santa's Gift Basket Free Crochet Pattern

As you can see, there are so many different knit and crochet Santa Claus patterns for decorating the home and the items in it. In fact, we’re not done with this category, yet! Here are even more:

Knit and Crochet Santa Toys and Figures

These soft Santas look good grouped together on a mantel. Alternatively, let kids play with them! Either way, they’ll bring delight into the home:

Huggable Santa Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Knit and Crochet Santa Patterns To Wear

Santa hats are a classic for a reason! With or without a beard, with adult and infant sizes, there’s a Santa outfit for everyone — even your furry friend! As a result these are among the most popular knit and crochet Santa Claus patterns.

Knit and Crochet Santa Patterns for Adults and Dogs

Make a hat for everyone in your house, then wear them for a picture! Don’t forget the family’s furry friends; we’ve included a Santa doggie hat pattern here as well!

Santa's Aprons Free Crochet Pattern

Knit and Crochet Santa Patterns for Babies and Children

Little ones are adorable in these Santa suits and hats! The bearded hats always look super cute on kids. Plus, they delight so much in wearing them! However, we’ve also included slippers, sweaters, and more to keep kids of all ages dressed up this holiday season.

Baby Santa Hat with Beard Free Crochet Pattern

Free Knit and Crochet Elves Patterns

These elvish projects are perfect for Santa’s helpers to wear or decorate with! Elves are the magic glue that bring Christmas together. Santa wouldn’t be the same without these helpers in the background. So, let’s celebrate them, with patterns ranging from toys and stockings to home cleaning supplies!

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Marly Bird

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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