The Greatest Knitting Patterns in the Universe

Winter is the perfect time to warm up in front of a fire and knit. But there’s no reason these son projects shouldn’t celebrate our love for all things sci-fi and fantasy. Here are 20 awesome free knitting/crocheting patterns.

1) R2D2 Beanie

This is the droid hat pattern you are looking for.
By Carissa from Irving, TX


2) Jayne hat

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


3) Space Invader Socks
Knit these great socks because you can’t put your Atari in your shoes.
By Aija Goto


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


5) Transformer’s Washcloth

Autobots, deploy!
By Enid Danforth


6) Star Trek Pot Holder

Live long and don’t get burned with these handles.
By Llana from Toronto


seven) DNA Scarf

Because cable knitting isn’t tough enough!
By June Oshiro


8) Weasley Sweater

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


9) Baby’s first DNA model

And there is left twist DNA at the link. For baby’s first xenobiology!
By Kimberley Chapman


ten) Dalek (and Dalek without armor)

Now you can be like Davros and create your own Dalek! Except Davros didn’t knit.


Discover the original model on the Penwiper blog (not to mention his other geeky cool craft projects) as well as Orata’s addition of a pocket and a small, unarmored Dalek.


11) Plush Tardis

Because this awesome Dalek needs something to shoot!

Completed Tardis knitted by pixelbrid at Boss of Penwiper


12) Lord of the Rings Tree of Gondor Sweater

Seven stars and seven stones and a white tree. On an awesome sweater! By Dragon Rider


13) Mario Villains Scarf

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


14) Starbucks Mandala Hat

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


By Quirky Knit Girl


15) Golden Snitch

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

By Kat from Minneapolis


16) Crochet Spiderman Afghan

This canvas in Spidey’s signature colors gives new meaning to the phrase “safety blanket”.
By Gail E. and Wendy G.


17) Magnetic Crochet Katamari

The greatest paper clip holder of all time!
By Amy Shimel


18) Crochet Mario Mushrooms

This mushroom might not save you from the lava, but it’s still super cute!
By Linda Potts (Check out her many other models on the blog.)


19) crochet totoro

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


20) Crocheted Flying Spaghetti Monster Hat

So many noodly appendages!
By Sparky at

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