Christmas in July: patterns to knit and crochet!

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

From Grammy's Favorite Knits for BabyLeft: From Grammy’s Favorite Knits for Baby by Doreen L. Marquart

This week, we’re keeping with the theme of Christmas in July by sharing a roundup of wonderful Christmas-knitting patterns and Christmas crochet projects. Planning to give some homemade gifts this holiday season? Start stitching now, and you’ll be done in time to relax and enjoy your holiday, stress-free.

Check out the roundup below and discover great holiday projects, including baby-knitting patterns, holiday-party sweaters, knit Christmas stockings, toys, mittens, and more!

Christmas in July week at Stitch This!

From Paintbox Knits
From Paintbox Knits by Mary H. Bonnette and Jo Lynne Murchland


From More Sensational Knitted Socks
From More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch

From Knitted Finger Puppets
From Knitted Finger Puppets by Meg Leach

From New Twists on Twined Knitting
From New Twists on Twined Knitting by Laura Farson

From More Crocheted Socks
From More Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt

Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits
From Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits by Andra Knight-Bowman

From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks
From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson

From Knitting Circles around Mittens and More
From Knitting Circles Around Mittens and More by Antje Gillingham

From Knitting the Chill Away
From Knitting the Chill Away

From Knit Bright
From Knit Bright by Kristin Spurkland

From Eye-Catching Crochet
From Eye-Catching Crochet by Janet Rehfeldt

Ready to start your Christmas-in-July knitting and crocheting? You can find the projects above in books and eBooks on And remember, when you buy the book on, you get the eBook version (when available) for free right away. No need to wait to start stitching!

What will you be knitting or crocheting for the holidays this year? Tell us below in the comments!

6 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I like to crochet washcloths (not dishcloths!) for all the ladies in my family. I do my own designs, and include plenty of texture for that good clean-skin feeling!

    —Lynne on July 12, 2013
  • Christmas means at least three pair of hand knit socks. The recipients vary from year to year but it is an excellent outlet for my sock knitting passion. This year the socks will be knit with some of my own home dyed wool. Three pair might not be enough to satisfy my urge to start knitting with my yummy yarns.

    —Audrey on July 12, 2013
  • Every year, my quilt guild collects fabric Christmas stockings for a women’s shelter. They fill them with toiletries and other little gifts. I usually knit a stocking to donate. (A stocking isn’t a stocking unless it’s knit!) I also plan to knit two stockings for my daughter’s cats. (I’ve already made a stocking for everybody else in the family.)

    —Dot on July 12, 2013
  • I have a list of family and friends to crochet slippers for, I should start soon!

    —Mary Jane Link on July 12, 2013
  • After 29 years, I still can’t get used to Christmas being a Summer event.

    Here in Australia we’re enjoying our winter right now, and I’ve just finished making a lovely, cabled, hot water bottle cover in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky. Oh, how snuggly it feels 😀

    Sadly, it was only on the (23 year old) hot water bottle for about an hour before the bottle sprung a leak!
    Happily it happened about 10 minutes after I moved the bottle from behind my back on the sofa, to under my feet on the footstool. LOL!

    —Kayt on July 14, 2013
  • I do make gifts for special people, with counted cross-stitch Christmas cards to match the gift. The gifts I either knit or crochet.

    —LakeladyP on July 15, 2015

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