Free knitted Christmas cards pattern

Wish someone a merry Christmas with this trio of festive cards by Helen Ardley.

Free knitted Christmas cards

Say “happy Christmas” to someone special with a handmade card. Ours were designed by Helen Ardley for Knit Today magazine, and there are three motifs for you to choose from: a snowman, a tree and a trio of baubles.


Each one could be worked up in an evening, making them great for last-minute festive knitting. They’re a fun way to use up a few oddments of yarn from your stash, too. Attach beads and sequins for some extra sparkle, and add a festive message in felt-tip pen.

Knitted baubles Christmas card

You will need:

Rowan, Cotton Glace (100% cotton, 50g/115m)

1 ball of each: Bleached (shade 726), Persimmon (shade 832), Poppy (shade 741), Ochre (shade 833), and Ivy (shade 812)

Oddments of yarn for the snowman’s nose, hat and scarf

A pair of 3mm knitting needles

Small black beads

Small gold beads

Small gold and multicoloured sequins

Small silver stars

Gold and red bugle beads

Fine red, brown and green felt tip pens


Blank card 15x15cm

Download the pattern:

To download the PDF pattern, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the knitting pattern.

Christmas cards pattern PDF