The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up in front of a fire and knit. But there's no reason those yarn projects can't celebrate our love for all things science fiction and fantasy. Here are 20 awesome free knit/crochet patterns.

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe


1) R2D2 Beanie

This is the droid hat pattern you're looking for.
By Carissa from Irving, Texas

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe


2) Jayne hat

You too can be the Hero of Canton!
By Erica Barcott

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

3) Space Invader Socks
Knit these awesome socks because you can't fit your Atari in your shoes.
By Aija Goto

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

4) Dr. Who Scarf

It's a good thing the Tardis is bigger on the inside. Otherwise the scarf would never fit.
By Chris Brimelow

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

5) Transformer Washcloth

Autobots, roll out!
By Enid Danforth

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

6) Star Trek Potholder

Live long, and don't burn yourself on those handles.
By Llana from Toronto

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

7) DNA Scarf

Because cableknit isn't hard enough!
By June Oshiro

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

8) Weasley Sweater

The Weasly sweater is the most infamous fictional knitted item ever. Give one to your loved ones!
By Kristine Michelle Howard

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe


9) Baby's First DNA Model

And there's left twist DNA at the link. For baby's first xenobiology!
By Kimberly Chapman

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

10) Dalek (and unarmored Dalek)

Now you can be just like Davros and make your own Dalek! Except Davros didn't knit.

Check out the original pattern at Penwiper's blog (not to mention her other cool geeky craft projects) as well as Orata's addition of a pocket and a little unarmored Dalek.

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

11) Stuffed Tardis

Because that awesome Dalek needs something to shoot at!

Finished Tardis knitted by pixelbrid at Instructables.com. Pattern by Penwiper

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

12) Lord Of The Rings Tree of Gondor Sweater

Seven stars and seven stones and one white tree. On an awesome sweater! By Dragoncrafter

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

13) Mario Villains Scarf

Not only will this wonderful scarf keep you warm, it provides a handy guide of things to avoid on your next sewer adventure. By Andrea Cox

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

14) Starbuck's Mandala Hat

Quirky Knit Girl describes this hat as "the perfect fandom knit; people who watch the show will probably get it, but those who don't will just think it's an awesome hat." We have to agree.

By Quirky Knit Girl

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

15) Golden Snitch

Just make sure no one swallows any snitch you make from this awesome pattern!

By Kat from Minneapolis

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

16) Crocheted Spiderman Afghan

This web in Spidey's signature colors brings new meaning to the phrase "security blanket."
By Gail E. and Wendy G.

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

17) Crocheted Magnetic Katamari

Greatest paperclip holder ever!
By Amy Shimmel

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

18) Crocheted Mario Mushrooms

This mushroom may not save you from the lava, but it is still super cute!
By Linda Potts (check out her many other designs on the blog.)

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

19) Crocheted Totoro

Because everyone wants a Totoro to cuddle.
By Lucy Ravenscar from West Sussex (she also has an Etsy store where she sells other geeky patterns)

The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

20) Crocheted Flying Spaghetti Monster Hat

So many noodly appendages!
By Sparky at phobe.com