Thursday 5 October 2017

Dressing up your Elf on the Shelf this Christmas

Unfortunately the patterns for these items are no longer available. I have kept this post up for Elf on the Shelf knitting inspiration.

A few years ago we started the Elf on the Shelf tradition in our household - a small Elf that joins our family in the run up to Christmas and has fun around the house overnight. Last year our original Elf was joined by a lady Elf friend, and the two children delighted in running downstairs every morning to see what they had been up to!

Our Elf is always very well dressed, thanks to my Mum. She has been creating knitting patterns for her knitted Elf sweaters for a couple of years now. She made three different designs and they are all lovely.

Knitted sweaters for your Elf on the Shelf

I think that her designs are so lovely that I thought I would share them! Below is the ballerina outfit, complete with a wrap around sweater and legwarmers! It would be fantastic to impress any little ballerinas that you have in your house.

Elf on the Shelf ballerina knitted outfit

This little knitted bag is really sweet, and you could use it for the Elf to carry a small treat or letter for your child if they've been particularly good. Or perhaps you could give it to your child to leave out for their Elf with a small gift inside, and see if they bring something back.

Elf on the Shelf with simple knitted bag

Below you can see the knitted bag, swimming costume and skirt. I'm planning on having our Elf appear in the morning in her swimming costume on the day that my children have their swimming lessons, I think they'll love that!

Elf on the Shelf knitted accessories patterns

Elf on the Shelf skirt and bag knitting pattern

Finally I quite fancy one of these cosy onesies myself! And the little doll is really sweet, you could customise it to match a doll that your child has.

Elf on the Shelf knitted onesie and doll

Here are some of the other outfits that she has designed. I think it would be lovely to knit the soccer outfit in your team's colours!

Elf on the Shelf knit a football kit pattern

The sweater and trousers look really comfy and you could make them in all different colours, perhaps making an outfit to match with one of your child's!

Elf on the Shelf how to knit a sweater and trousers

You may also enjoy my previous posts where I share some other ways that you can dress up your Elf this Christmas:

How to Customise your Elf on the Shelf
Knitted Sweaters for your Elf on the Shelf


  1. none of the links for the patterns work anymore.

    1. Hi there, thank you for bringing this to my attention. I've checked with my Mum who designed the patterns and unfortunately due to copyright reasons they can no longer be sold. I've updated the post, hopefully the photographs can still provide some inspiration for Elf knitting.


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