Birthday Themed Knits
The best way to give a gift from the heart is to make it yourself. People most commonly think of knitting gifts for Christmas and other winter holidays, but knit gifts are applicable year round... which includes birthdays! When I talk about birthday knitting patterns, you may think that I'm crazy because you can create anything for someone's birthday. In this lens, I have collected knitting patterns that contain a birthday theme in the resulting item or were designed with someone's birthday in mind.
Free Birthday Themed Knitting Patterns
- Jacksons Birthday Cake Candle
A stuffed birthday candle appropriate for a large birthday cake. You may need to create a free Ravelry account to download this free knitting pattern.
- Felted Birthday Crown
This may have been designed for a toddler, but it could be adapted to fit any size head. Now you have a crown that is sturdy and could last for many years!
- Felted Halloween Crown
So what if this crown was named for Halloween? It would work for Birthdays, too!
- Knitted Bunting Flags
Spell out Happy Birthday or just create colorful flags as a party decoration. (Letters aren't included in the pattern, but I have assembled numerous alphabet knitting charts for you to choose from.)
- The Birthday Box
A dishcloth that spells out "Happy Birthday" (There are other birthday themed knit dishcloths on this page, but "The Birthday Box" is a free download.)
- Celebrate-Knit (Birthday Hat Knitting Pattern)
Create the classic birthday hat shape out of yarn. Go crazy with novelty yarns to make a special crown for the birthday girl/boy.
- Let Them Knit Cake
How about knitting a slice of birthday cake? If you love to bake, but cannot be with someone on their birthday, send them a knit slice to celebrate.
- Birthday Cake Cloth
This dishcloth has a silhouette of a birthday cake on a cake stand.
- #28 Birthday Present
A colorful knit afghan square that contains wrapped gifts.
- Celebration Charts: Birthday Cake, Birthday Champagne, Birthday Balloons
Colorful Birthday themed knitting charts.
Free Birthday Knitting Patterns for Women
- Renates Birthday Socks
Hit above the ankle and have cute beading detail at the cuff.
- Emma's Birthday Bag
Would work for a child too, or would make cute gift wrap.
- Mom's Birthday Hat
A cabled skull cap. You may need to create a free Ravelry account to download this free knitting pattern.
- Birthday Shrug
A simple, elbow length shrug to keep her warm and cozy on her birthday. You may need to create a free Ravelry account to download this free knitting pattern.
- Jess' Birthday Sweater
A stylish cabled raglan sweater that worked in the round from the bottom up. You may need to create a free Ravelry account to download this free knitting pattern.
- Birthday Pi
A stunning circular, lacy shawl. You may need to create a free Ravelry account to download this free knitting pattern.
- Birthday Cowl and Mittens
The cowl buttons up on the side and the mitts are fingerless. You may need to create a free Ravelry account to download this free knitting pattern.
- Mom's Birthday Cowl
A lacy cowl with a wavy stitch pattern.
- Birthday Cowl
Who knew that cowls were such a popular birthday design?
- Birthday Legwarmers
Classic style, from ankle to knee.
- Ingrid's Birthday Scarf
A lacy zigzag on this elegant and simple scarf.
- Birthday Cowl
I really don't understand what the fascination is with naming cowls for birthdays, but here is another one!
Free Birthday Knitting Patterns for Men, Children and More
- His (Birthday) Scarf
A beautiful (manly) checkered pattern scarf.
- Sam's 18th Birthday Socks
Fun striped socks that can work for a man or a woman.
- Mrs. Johnson's Birthday Wristwarmers
Sure these were designed with a woman in mind, but the pattern could easily work for either sex.
- Happy Birthday Throw
A fast and easy knit for a wonderful, cozy birthday present.
- Aleba's Birthday Scarf
A chunky zig zag pattern, in the right colors this would work well as a birthday present for a man or a woman.
- Birthday Boy Vest
A striped v-neck vest perfect for a little boy's first birthday. You may need to create a free Ravelry account to download this free knitting pattern.
This pattern search was previously published on Sqiudoo, however with the migration of Sqiudoo to Hubpages at the end of 2014 some of the pattern searches don't work for Hubpages's model. I have reposted the former lens/hub here. All the research finding the free knitting patterns is my own and I wrote all of the descriptions of the patterns unless otherwise noted. Please let me know if any of the links are broken, I am working on migrating multiple pattern searches over here at once.