This post is as literally as close to spoiler free as I could get, but it’s impossible to talk about these Walking Dead knitting patterns without discussing the fate of some of these beloved (or loved to hate) characters. Sit back with a pattern, relax, and get ready for the latest season of The Walking Dead.

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Charts

1. Don’t Open Dead Inside Chart by Mangella Designs

Don't Open Dead Inside Chart by Mangella Designs | see more at knittingfornerds.com

It seems fitting to open the pattern party with one of the most iconic of images from the Walking Dead series (even if it makes people who study typography and design cringe).

Skills needed:

  • Chart reading
  • Colorwork

2. Science Dog chart Carl’s t shirt – Walking Dead by Gari Lynn

Science Dog chart Carl's t shirt - Walking Dead by Gari Lynn | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I think Carl is this generation’s Wesley Crusher; you either love him or hate him. If you love him, the science dog chart above is absolutely for you.

Skills needed:

  • Chart reading
  • Colorwork

3. The Walking Dead by Marilyn Wallace

The Walking Dead by Marilyn Wallace | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This chart is the perfect end piece to your Walking Dead knitting patterns and projects.

Skills needed:

  • Knit and purl

Gloves & Mittens

4. Michonne Mitts by Katie Degroff

Michonne Mitts by Katie Degroff | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Michonne needs her fingers clear to handle leashes and swords. These mittens are similar to ones she wears, except these also unfold to cover your fingers when it gets too cold.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Shaping

5. The Walking Dead inspired Poncho Fingerless Knitting Pattern by battatter

The Walking Dead inspired Poncho Fingerless Knitting Pattern by battatter | see more at knittingfornerds.com

These mittens keep your fingers free to work your crossbow in the zombie apocalypse. This is the first of several patterns inspired by Daryl (if Daryl dies, we riot!).

Skills needed:

  • Chart reading
  • Colorwork
  • Shaping

Shawls

6. Come and Get Me, Daryl by Heather M. Brown

Come and Get Me, Daryl by Heather M. Brown | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I love this shawl. It’s a piece that looks like it’s been torn and bit at by zombies. It’s a perfect companion piece to knit while watching the latest episode.

Skills needed:

  • Icord
  • Shaping
  • Freeform knitting

7. Daryl’s Darlings Wings Shawl by Lisa Freeman

Daryl's Darlings Wings Shawl by Lisa Freeman | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This shawl is inspired by the wings Daryl has on the back of his vest. The feathers look particularly fuzzy and perfect for a comforting piece.

Skills needed:

  • Colorwork

8. Walking Dead MKAL 2015 by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Walking Dead MKAL 2015 by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This shawl was created using a colorway created specifically for The Walking Dead, which means you should use it in all inspired-patterns. 😉 Like the shawl above, it looks like bites have been taken out of it.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping

Toys

9. Abraham Ford (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Abraham Ford (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Many of the following toys are up against Negan’s bat at the start of this new season. Sit down and knit a little talisman or memorial of your favorite character. First up: Abraham Ford.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

10. Beth Greene (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Beth Greene (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I don’t know what counts as spoilers, but Beth managed to last pretty long compared to some characters.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

11. Daryl Knitted Crossbow of Hope by Sandra Villanueva

Daryl Knitted Crossbow of Hope by Sandra Villanueva | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Thankfully this can’t be used as an actual crossbow, but it’s perfect for all of these little dolls you’ll be making of the cast and characters.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round

12. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

While searching for The Walking Dead knitting patterns, I came across bunches and bunches of Daryl-inspired projects. He’s the fan favorite and with good reason.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

13. Father Gabriel Stokes (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Father Gabriel Stokes (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Gabriel is another character definitively still alive, but in dire peril.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

14. Glenn Rhee (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Glenn Rhee (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Glenn, like Carl, seems to be a divisive character. I was amused when he showed up for brief time in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

15. Maggie Greene (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Maggie Greene (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Maggie was always something of a bad-ass, but she’s really come into her own (even though she was kind of scary at some points) in the latest seasons.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

16. Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Merle is one of those characters you love to hate. And I was definitely upset when he reappeared again.

17. Michonne (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Michonne (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I remember seeing images of Michonne from the comics and thinking she was the coolest character, ever. I don’t think I’ve been proven wrong yet. 😀

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

18. Negan (Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Negan (Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Negan is the villain du jour. And currently top dog. You could definitely knit this little guy into a voodoo doll.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

19. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Rick’s been having a hard time. Maybe if you knit this pattern, you can help him feel a little bit better.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

20. Rosita Espinosa (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Rosita Espinosa (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I’m never entirely sure how to feel about characters with pigtails, but Rosita seems to hold her own.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

21. The Governor (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

The Governor (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

The Governor was a pretty creepy villain during his tour on the Walking Dead. I can definitely appreciate a good and creepy villain.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

22. Tyreese (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting

Tyreese (The Walking Dead) by NerdKnitting | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This is another doll you’ll have to knit as a memorial, unfortunately. 🙁 Who knew this list would get so sad? (Literally everyone. Good job, me.)

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

Who’s Your Pick?

To knit, of course! (We all have our theories on who’s going to die and I won’t hear it. No one’s going to die and I’m going to continue living in la-la-land. 🙁 ). Any of these Walking Dead knitting patterns would be perfect to celebrate survival or mourn your beloved favorite.

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22 The Walking Dead Knitting Patterns

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