Knit a mini Christmas sweater


Looking to stash bust with some cute Christmas decoration patterns? We felt inspired to create the easiest mini Christmas sweater knitting pattern that even a beginner could handle. 

We can't believe it's December already, or that we still have so much stash to use up before the year is out. So we came up with an easy, free mini Christmas sweater knitting pattern that even a beginner could tackle with confidence! For this example, we used DK weight yarn in oddment quantities and 4mm (US 6) singled pointed needles. It's knit flat and seamed, but the seaming is quick on this mini festive decoration! 

Take a look at our time lapse of this project: 

You can use any weight of yarn for this project, so long as you use a corresponding needle size. Lighter weights will turn out slightly smaller, and heavier weights slightly larger. Our DK version measures about 3 inches tall, and fits perfectly on a bunting or as an ornament on your tree. (Idea: knit Harry Potter style letter jumpers for everyone in your family! Create your own colorwork chart using our nifty tutorial, click here.)


Cast on 20 stitches. 
Rows 1-3: knit all stitches. 
Rows 4-20: work in stocking stitch. (We chose to add some stripes in this section.)
Row 21: Cast on 10 stitches, knit to end of row, cast on 10 more stitches (40 sts total)
Row 22: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. 
Row 23: Knit.
Row 24: As row 22
Row 25: Knit. 
Row 26: Knit. 
Row 27: K15, Cast off 10, K15 (30 sts total, you've just created the neck hole) 
Row 28: K15, Cast on 10, K15. (You've now closed the neck hole) 
Row 29: Knit. 
Row 30: As Row 22. 
Row 31: Knit
Row 32: As Row 22.
Row 33: Cast off 10 sts, knit to end of row. (30 sts)
Row 34: Cast off 10 sts, purl to end of row. (20 sts, arms complete)
Rows 35-46: work in stocking stitch (this is the back of the jumper)
Rows 47-49: Knit. 
Cast off and seam sides. Hang with ribbon or a clothespin! 
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