Snowflake Mini Jumper Knitting Pattern

This year was all about knitting my Christmas presents.

As I made my husband a snood last year I thought I’d go for something different this time. I found a pattern on of three different festive mini jumpers and although they’re meant for egg cups, I adapted mine and made it into a Christmas tree decoration by adding a pleated loop to hang it with.

I hope you think it’s as cute as I do so here’s the free knitting pattern below!

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What you will need:

3.25mm knitting needles

2 x 50g of 3 ply wool in different colours

Mini Jumper Knitting Pattern:

Front & Back Patterns

Using the lighter colour, cast on 21 stitches.

Row 1: K1 [P1, K1] to end.

Row 2: Changing to your main colour, P1 [K1, P1] to end.

Snowflake Knitting Pattern:

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K6, KC1 (C stands for your lighter colour when you’re knitting as usual with your main colour), K3, KC1, K3, KC1, K6

Row 6: P5, PC2, P3, PC1, P3, PC2, P5

Row 7: K7, KC1, K1, KC1, K1, KC1, K1, KC1, K7

Row 8: P8, PC2, P1, PC2, P8

Row 9: K7, KC3, K1, KC3, K7

Row 10: P5, PC2, P3, PC1, P3, PC2, P5

Row 11: Repeat row 9

Row 12: Repeat row 8

Row 13: Repeat row 7

Row 14: Repeat row 6

Row 15: Repeat row 5

Row 16: Purl

Row 17: Knit

Row 18: Purl

Row 19: Knit

You’ve now finished pattern so continue on with jumper.

Next Row: P6, K1, [P1, K1] 4 times, P6.

Next Row: Cast off 6 stitches, K1, [P1, K1] 4 times, cast off 6 stitches and fasten wool end into last stitch. Continue to hold your 9 stitches that you did not cast off. Now, go back to the 9 stitches and start to rib them using [P1, K1] 4 times, P1. Repeat for 5 rows and cast off in rib and in lighter colour.

Make two.

Join the shoulders and neckband seams but not the sides just yet.


Use a 3.25mm knitting needle to pick up 7 stitches at each side of the shoulder seam. That’s 14 stitches. Make sure that you have the right side facing you.

Rows 1-7: P1, K1 to end and repeat until you’ve knitted 7 rows.

Then cast off using the other colour using the same method.

Join that same side (not the other side just yet) and the sleeve seam you’ve just finished.

Repeat on the other side.

Pleated String for Hanging

Take three equal lengths (6”) of yarn and pleat. I used one light thread and 2 of my main colour. They measured around 6 inches, allowing for extra string to fasten to the jumper. Once pleated simply use knots to secure both ends. Then, thread the pleated string, leaving the knots on the inside of your jumper. Now you can hang it on your tree!

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Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • December 29, 2016

    Ayesha Farhad

    Aww how ADORABLE is this?! I am totally doing this next Christmas!!

  • December 30, 2016

    Izzy McLeod

    Oh wow that’s cute! A prefect little addition to a christmas tree

    The Quirky Queer

  • December 30, 2016

    Emmie, Unsigned

    That’s totally cute! I can’t even knit a scarf LOL but my mum and sister have both knitted scarves/blankets respectively for both of the Mini Me’s.

    Emmie xo

  • December 30, 2016


    That is cute and so unique to add to a Christmas tree love it ! I love knitting but I’m useless at it xx

  • December 30, 2016


    I’ve not knitted in years, not sure if I could manage to do this although it is cute!

  • December 30, 2016

    Little B & Me

    Oh my gosh!
    This is literally ADORABLE, I wish I had enough patience to make one.
    I love it, it’s such a fantastic decoration.

  • December 31, 2016

    Zena's Suitcase

    That is the cutest decoration I’ve seen, and I reckon I could follow that pattern too. Love this idea

  • January 1, 2017


    That is just too cute, if only I could knit

  • February 3, 2017


    This is a super idea. my mum is a lover of knitting and used to knit me all the jumpers for my teddy bears. i shall show her this…now i wish i had kept them to hand on the tree…