Sure, the Walking Dead is super popular, but zombies have been around for much longer than it. (The very first zombie movie was Night of the Living Dead and it’s amazing, you should definitely watch it.) That means there’s a huge amount of zombie knitting patterns outside of that show. The knitting patterns below run the gamut from cute and cuddly to creepy and kind of gross. When it comes to zombies, the grosser the better, right?

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Charts

1. Brane Fud (A Brainy Dishcloth for Zombies) by Kerrie Carbary

Brane Fud (A Brainy Dishcloth for Zombies) by Kerrie Carbary | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Not quite zombies to start us off, but brains are part of a good and balanced breakfast. …For a zombie. Please don’t eat brains. It ends poorly.

Skills needed:

  • Colorwork
  • Chart reading

2. Zombie Knit Dishcloth by Lisa Millan

Zombie Knit Dishcloth by Lisa Millan | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Now that the zombie has had his filling meal, he’s off to greet the day!

Skills needed:

  • Knit and purl

3. Zombody Loves You by Patti Albino

Zombody Loves You by Patti Albino | see more at knittingfornerds.com

And this zombie didn’t eat his breakfast, so he’s coming for you. You smart cookie you.

Skills needed:

  • Knit and purl

Hats

4. Awesome Zombie Hat by Jane Gracier

Awesome Zombie Hat by Jane Gracier | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This resembles more traditional fair isle knitting patterns, but those are some creepy zombie faces staring out from the hat.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork

5. Brains by Faye Kennington

Brains by Faye Kennington | see more at knittingfornerds.com

It’s a little late for your costume this year, but this zombie ski mask will definitely keep you warm and creepy all winter long.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Icord
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

6. Hello zombie kitty cat hat by Jenna Greer

Hello zombie kitty cat hat by Jenna Greer | see more at knittingfornerds.com

If you’re looking for something cute and creepy, this hat is a really good starting point. Hello Kitty looks good as a zombie!

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery

7. Knit Zombie Lunchbox Hat by Christina Paulsen

Knit Zombie Lunchbox Hat by Christina Paulsen | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Just in case your zombie friend needs a quick lunch, you’ve got this hat to remind them of where they kept it.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork

8. Zombie Brain Hat by Andreanna Pharis

Zombie Brain Hat by Andreanna Pharis | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This is another hat that would have been great for a costume. It’s got a lot of great details, like a dangling eyeball, that allow you to make it really unique.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery
  • Icord

9. Zombie Killer Hat by Krista Ann

Zombie Killer Hat by Krista Ann | see more at knittingfornerds.com

If you’re not keen on being a zombie’s next meal, warn them away with this warm and slick-looking zombie killer knitted hat.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork

10. Zombie Kitty (Hello Kitty) by Andreanna Pharis

Zombie Kitty (Hello Kitty) by Andreanna Pharis | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This zombie Hello Kitty has a much further level of decay than the above. Hopefully it shouldn’t smell as bad as an actual zombie.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery
  • Icord

11. Zombie Piranha Fish Hat and Cowl by Thora Bey

Zombie Piranha Fish Hat and Cowl by Thora Bey | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Humans and cats aren’t the only creatures on the list that are susceptible to being zombified. This piranha sits on your head and chews at your skull, gunning for those tasty brain meats.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Shapping
  • Embroidery

12. Zombies Ate My Brains by Anna Connors

Zombies Ate My Brains by Anna Connors | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Just in case you need to move among the zombies (like Zombieland, which didn’t work out great, or Shaun of the Dead, which worked out better for a time), you can don this hat so they think you’re rotting too.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting for nerds
  • Colorwork
  • Icord

Mittens

13. Zombie mittens by Maria Lärkäng

Zombie mittens by Maria Lärkäng | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Keep your hands warm and remind yourself of the oncoming, lurching, and hungry doom. I love the colorwork on these mittens and all of the little details.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork

Toys

14. Beware of Zombies! by Funky Knits By Georgia

Beware of Zombies! by Funky Knits By Georgia | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I’m not sure if this zombie is warning you about zombies beyond the fence or if he is telling you to beware of him. Either way. Probably a good idea to scoot back from the fence.

Skills needed:

  • Seaming
  • Shaping
  • Colorwork

15. Cinnamon Bun Zombie face by Jane Evans

Cinnamon Bun Zombie face by Jane Evans | see more at knittingfornerds.com

To be honest, this zombie knitting pattern definitely looks like the zombie started pushing his head through a hole, kind of like how a cat pushes its head through the handle hole in a cardboard box.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Embroidery
  • Knitting in the round

16. Classic Zombie by Fiona Goble

Classic Zombie by Fiona Goble | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This is one of the more gruesome zombie knitting patterns. It’s a very elaborate project, with embroidery and colorwork and a lot of intense shaping. Those intestines and the cavity in his body

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

17. Creepy Halloween Candy – Zombie by Dawn Finney

Creepy Halloween Candy - Zombie by Dawn Finney | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This seems like a candy you might eat to become a zombie in some strange story. It’s adorable. And definitely not actually meant to be eaten. Please don’t eat it.

Skills needed:

  • Shaping
  • Colorwork

18. Knit Amigurumi Zombie by Lisa Eberhart

Knit Amigurumi Zombie by Lisa Eberhart | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This little zombie comes in a three pack of patterns. All of them are equally adorable.

Skills needed:

  • Embroidery
  • Shaping
  • Knitting in the round

19. The Little Zombie by Jenny Stacey

The Little Zombie by Jenny Stacey | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This zombie’s bloody embroidered mouth is a touch of gruesome on an otherwise cute and cuddly toy.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Shaping
  • Seaming
  • Colorwork

20. Tombie the zombie Interactive toy by Phoeny

Tombie the zombie Interactive toy by Phoeny | see more at knittingfornerds.com

While this is not the most anatomically correct toy… it’s a zombie. It can be forgiven for not having all of the bones and intestines. Who knows how many bites were taken out of him before he fully turned.

Skills needed:

  • Seaming
  • Colorwork
  • Embroidery

21. Zander the Zombie by Anne Algier

Zander the Zombie by Anne Algier | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Because me and mine spend way too much time watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we can’t help but say Zander as Zan-dur, like Spike mimicking an American accent.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork
  • Embroidery
  • Icord
  • Shaping

22. Zombert and Zombella Zombie by Heather Sebastian

Zombert and Zombella Zombie by Heather Sebastian | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Zombert and Zombella have one of the best love stories of all time: ‘Til second death do us part.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

23. Zombill and Zombina, the Zombie Twins by Ashley Collings

Zombill and Zombina, the Zombie Twins by Ashley Collings | see more at knittingfornerds.com

And then there were children!

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork
  • Embroidery
  • Icord

24. Zombie Arms by Elizabeth Pierre

Zombie Arms by Elizabeth Pierre | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Think of all of the fun you could have knitting up these zombie arms and placing them in spots all around the house.

25. Zombie Charlie by Sarah Alderson

Zombie Charlie by Sarah Alderson | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Zombie Charlie just wants to help you with the other zombie knitting patterns.

26. Zombie Monster by Kimberly K. Davis

Zombie Monster by Kimberly K. Davis | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This zombie monster looks a little zoned out. The mouth, again, is pretty brutal–sewn shut. How is he going to eat?

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork

27. Zombie Knitster by Julia Swart

Zombie Knitster by Julia Swart | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This zombie also wants to help you with your zombie knitting patterns. You can make even more zombies with two zombie helpers!

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Icord

28. Zombie Sheep Toy by Maria Rei-Rod

Zombie Sheep Toy by Maria Rei-Rod | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This specific knitting pattern makes me think of Black Sheep, which used to be required viewing during Halloween movie fests.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Icord
  • Colorwork

29. Zombie the Podcaster by Amy Spinler

Zombie the Podcaster by Amy Spinler | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I want to know the story behind this zombie knitting pattern’s name. Why is it the podcaster? Does he have a sweet horror story podcast? Or a food podcast?

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork

30. zOombear the zombie bear by knitterbees

zOombear the zombie bear by knitterbees | see more at knittingfornerds.com

I suddenly feel regret that I can’t think of a single movie with a zombie bear. This zombie bear is absolutely and perfectly adorable. The zipper in his head is a nice touch.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Shaping
  • Embroidery

31. zOomiger the zombie tiger by knitterbees

zOomiger the zombie tiger by knitterbees | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Admittedly, this tiger looks less like a zombie than the others, but he’s definitely at least half dead.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Colorwork
  • Embroidery
  • Shaping

32. zOomoose the zombie moose by knitterbees

zOomoose the zombie moose by knitterbees | see more at knittingfornerds.com

This moose is definitely dead-er than the tiger. But still adorable. Even with his upside-down antler.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery
  • Colorwork
  • Shaping

33. zOomosaurus the zombie dragon by knitterbees

zOomosaurus the zombie dragon by knitterbees | see more at knittingfornerds.com

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Embroidery
  • Shaping
  • Seaming

More Zombie Knitting Patterns

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If you’re interested in more zombie knitting patterns, Knitting for Nerds has the Walking Dead knitting pattern round-up and the skull and skeleton knitting pattern round-up (I mean, animated skeletons are kind of like zombies, just with more decay and usually more necromancy).

These knitting patterns are perfect for cuddling on the couch on Halloween while watching horror movies and occasionally (silently) cursing trick or treaters that interrupt your stitch counting.

33 Zombie Knitting Patterns | see more at knittingfornerds.com

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