1. Sherlock Wallpaper Pillow
Feeling “bored?” Distract yourself by knitting up this friendly pillow. The pattern can be easily adapted and repurposed to make other knitting projects such as a scarf or a blanket.
2. Doctor Who Scarf
Any self respecting Whovian will know the 4th Doctor’s scarf is the ultimate knitting project. Sure it’s going to be tedious to knit all 14 feet, but what does that matter to a Timelord?
3. Plush TARDIS
Slide some cardboard inside to keep its shape, or stick to stuffing for a cuddlier TARDIS. If you want to get really fancy, you can get a recordable sound chip to sew inside for that classic “EERrwWwoooooSHHHhEERrwWwoooooSHHHh EERrwWwoooooSHHHh” sound when you squeeze it.
4. Baby Dalek Dress
If all Daleks were this adorable even the Doctor wouldn’t be able to resist succumbing to their charms.
5. Jayne Hat
Be careful when it comes to this space contraband. The Alliance / Fox has been moving in to stop the sale of unlicensed Jayne Hats, but that doesn’t mean you can’t knit one for yourself! After all, all good space pirates “aim to misbehave.”
6. Plush Serenity
Knitting your own Firefly class spaceship is a great way to keep your hands busy and be productive while rewatching Firefly for the 16th time.
Burn the land, and boil the sea, you can take this yarn from me
7. Weasley Sweater
The nerdy knitting project to end all nerdy knitting projects. A homemade Weasley sweater is the perfect Christmas gift for Potter fans of all ages, and if it turns out a little lumpy that just makes it more authentic.
8. R2-D2 Beanie
Like the classic sci-fi films this pattern is based on, this beanie will never go out of style. Look good and stay toasty while you marathon all the original Star Wars movies before the reboot comes out. (Feel free to skip Episodes 1-3. You’ve got knitting to do.)
9. Baby Yoda Hat
Step 1: Have a baby.
Step 2: Knit this hat.
Step 3: Dress up like Luke and run around with your baby Yoda strapped to your back.
Step 4: You’re the coolest parent ever.
10. Chompy Beanie
If you don’t love Mario Kart you’re either lying or a robot. No, strike that: even robots love Mario Kart.
11. Koopa Troopa Turtle Shell
A surefire way to win any pillow fight.
12. Baby Link
LOOK AT THIS BABY. JUST LOOK AT THIS BABY. HE’S GOT A SHEATH FOR HIS BOTTLE.
13. Link’s Gauntlets
When that kid grows up it’d probably be a little weird for him to run around with a baby bottle sheath, so maybe tone it down to just these knit gauntlets.
Gotta Knit ‘Em All: POKÉBALLS!
Actually this one is technically a crochet pattern, not knit.
15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Beanie
Avoid the inevitable question “Who’s your favorite?” in any TMNT conversation. This hat also provides the perfect attire for any pizza party.
16. Dwarven Beard and Battle Bonnet
“You have my knitting needles.”
“And my beard.”
“And my axe!”
17. Monster Feet Baby Booties
Every parent has a moment after a sleepless night when they start to see their crying newborn as a tiny monster, so why not lean into it with these booties and remind yourself just how cute that kid can be.
18. Newborn Mermaid Cocoon
It makes your baby look like a mermaid, that alone is reason enough to have a kid. Who doesn’t want to walk around town carrying a baby mermaid? No one. No. One.
19. Fightin’ Words Mittens
Always dreamed of throwing a punch just like a 1960’s Batman henchman? Now you can! Ka-Pow! Biff! Stitch! Hit so hard you can see how it sounds!
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