100+ Knit and Crochet Costumes for Dress-Up

Use these costumes for Halloween, playing dress-up, Spirit Week at school or work, or any other time you just want to have a fun outfit! Knit and crochet costumes are a blast to make and to wear!

Sometimes the costume is an entire outfit! Other times it may be a hat that’s perfect to pair with everyday clothes to make up a complete outfit. Try a polar bear hat with a white shirt and pants to make a polar bear costume.

Projects include patterns for babies, kids, and adults, so everyone can find their perfect dress-up item.

Over 100 Free Knit and Crochet Costumes - Marly Bird

Halloween Type Costumes

Whether pumpkins, jack o’lanterns, vampires, witches, a devil, pirates, skeletons, or monsters these projects have themes associated with Halloween!

Gothic Witch Cape Free Crochet Pattern - Free Knit and Crochet Costumes - Marly Bird
Mummy Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Animal Costumes

From dinosaurs to teddy bears, sheep to owls, you can find almost any animal you can think of represented in these costumes and costume hats!

Dino Hat and Tail Free Crochet Pattern - Free Knit and Crochet Costumes - Marly Bird
It's a Hoot Owl Hat and Cape Free Crochet Pattern

Traditional Dress-Up Costumes

The traditional dress-up costumes include plenty of princess, mermaid, superhero and historical-inspired costumes that can be used year-round!

Kidding Around Gnome Costume Free Crochet Pattern - Free Knit and Crochet Costumes - Marly Bird
Caped Heroine Free Crochet Pattern

We hope you’ve enjoyed these knit and crochet costumes. Which did you make? Let us know!

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Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

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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