Get ready to have fun making Christmas decorations with these awesome nativity knitting patterns.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” - Isaiah 9:6
Are you in the holiday mood? I love Christmas! I am always up for Christmas crafting. If you are ready to get busy on a new project, check out the list of 10 nativity knitting patterns I have gathered.
The Christmas Story
The Christmas story in the Bible is found in the New Testament, primarily in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. It tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, who is considered by Christians to be the Son of God and the Savior of humanity.
In the Gospel of Luke, it starts with the angel Gabriel appearing to a young woman named Mary in the town of Nazareth. Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive a child by the Holy Spirit and give birth to a son named Jesus, who will be the Son of the Most High.
Mary is betrothed to a man named Joseph, and they travel to Bethlehem because of a census ordered by the Roman emperor. While they are in Bethlehem, Mary gives birth to Jesus in a stable because there is no room at the inn. She wraps him in swaddling clothes and lays him in a manger.
In the same region, there are shepherds in the fields, and an angel appears to them, announcing the birth of Jesus and telling them to find the baby in the manger. A multitude of angels then praises God, saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased."
In the Gospel of Matthew, wise men from the East, often referred to as the Magi or the Three Kings, follow a star that leads them to Bethlehem. They bring gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to honor the newborn King.
The Christmas story in the Bible is a central narrative in the Christian faith and is celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th in many Christian traditions. It is a time of joy, reflection, and celebration for Christians around the world.
Below, are 10 nativity knitting patterns for you to enjoy.
Nativity Scene Knitting Patterns
1. A CHILD IS BORN NATIVITY SET KNITTING PATTERN
Get ready to bring the Nativity story to life with this set of nativity knitting patterns. The set includes easy-to-follow instructions to make all the characters from the Christmas story. You will not need a lot of yarn to complete the figures, so it is a great stash busting project.
These cute plushies are made using acrylic yarn and single-pointed needles. You will also need to know how to make an i-cord and single crochet chains. The characters range in size from 1.57 inches (4 cm) to 4.33 inches (11 cm).
2. AWAY IN A MANGER KNITTING PATTERN
These special ornaments tell the timeless story of baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. They are not only beautiful, but also quick to make. They make great tree decorations and gifts.
Each ornament will measure about 4.72 inches (12 cm) tall and 2.36 inches (6 cm) wide. The nativity knitting patterns are worked flat and seamed up the back.
3. HOLY FAMILY NATIVITY POTHOLDER
Here is a beautiful nativity scene potholder. It showcases the Holy Family on the night of Jesus' birth, surrounded by a shining star and palm trees. It is a double-knit potholder, so both sides have the pattern, just with different colors. This nativity knitting pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters.
4. KNITTING PATTERN - CHRISTMAS NATIVITY WREATH HANGING DECORATION 22 CMS
Check out this adorable nativity knitting pattern. This festive wreath features a delightful scene with an angel, shepherds, the three kings, Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus. They are all surrounded by twinkling stars.
Hang it on your door, and it will instantly make your home feel cozy and Christmassy. Plus, it makes a fantastic gift for your Christmas loving friends and family. Completed, this wreath measures about 8.66 inches (22 cm) in diameter.
5. CHRISTMAS NATIVITY COLLECTION
These cute plushies are just the right size for little hands to play while discovering the wonderful Christmas story. They also make fantastic decorations that you can display year after year. The best part? You can make the set using leftover double knitting yarn.
The nativity knitting pattern comes with clear step-by-step instructions and plenty of helpful photos. If you know how to knit, purl, cast on and off, increase and decrease, change colors, and sew seams, you can easily complete the set.
6. MANGER NATIVITY STOCKING
This special nativity stocking beautifully captures the magic of Jesus' birthday. Inside the pattern, you will find easy-to-follow instructions, helpful hints, an alphabet chart, a colorful stocking chart, and layout guides. It is suitable for intermediate level knitters. The finished stocking measures about 7" x 23". It is knitted flat and sewn up the back.
7. NATIVITY DOLLS KNITTING PATTERN PDF
Create your very own Christmas scene with this nativity knitting pattern. These adorable little dolls stand at about 5.9 inches (15 cm) tall. They are perfect for playtime or as lovely decorations.
Included are 21 pages and 4 files filled with easy-to-follow instructions. All the parts are knitted flat and then sewn together at the end. The set includes Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, a shepherd, 3 kings, an angel, a sheep, and a donkey.
8. MARY AND JOSEPH
Here is a cute Mary and Joseph Nativity knitting pattern. You can use the pattern to make cozy chocolate orange covers or create cuddly toys.
The pieces are knit with just two needles and some DK wool. Completed, they will measure about 5.51 inches tall.
9. KNITTING PATTERN - CHRISTMAS BETHLEHEM NATIVITY WREATH HANGING DECORATION 22 CMS
This Christmas wreath features an angel, Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, two sheep, and a friendly donkey, all surrounded by twinkling stars. It is the perfect decoration to hang on your door to spread Christmas cheer. This wreath will measure close to 8.66 inches (22 cm) in diameter.
10. NATIVITY STORY STOCKINGS
These nativity knitting patterns are perfect for those with intermediate level knitting experience. Included are three unique and enchanting designs that bring the Nativity story to life. These Christmas stockings will definitely add a special touch to your holiday décor.
"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Nativity knitting patterns are a great way to make special Christmas items for yourself and others. You can create cute figures as well as decorations that tell the story of the very first Christmas.