Winter is the perfect time to cozy up in front of a fire and knit. But there's no reason those yarn projects can't celebrate our love for all things science fiction and fantasy. Here are 20 awesome free knit/crochet patterns.
1) R2D2 Beanie
This is the droid hat pattern you're looking for.
By Carissa from Irving, Texas
2) Jayne hat
You too can be the Hero of Canton!
By Erica Barcott
It's a good thing the Tardis is bigger on the inside. Otherwise the scarf would never fit.
By Chris Brimelow
Autobots, roll out!
By Enid Danforth
Live long, and don't burn yourself on those handles.
By Llana from Toronto
7) DNA Scarf
Because cableknit isn't hard enough!
By June Oshiro
The Weasly sweater is the most infamous fictional knitted item ever. Give one to your loved ones!
By Kristine Michelle Howard
And there's left twist DNA at the link. For baby's first xenobiology!
By Kimberly Chapman
Now you can be just like Davros and make your own Dalek! Except Davros didn't knit.
Check out the original pattern at Penwiper's blog (not to mention her other cool geeky craft projects) as well as Orata's addition of a pocket and a little unarmored Dalek.
11) Stuffed Tardis
Because that awesome Dalek needs something to shoot at!
Seven stars and seven stones and one white tree. On an awesome sweater! By Dragoncrafter
Not only will this wonderful scarf keep you warm, it provides a handy guide of things to avoid on your next sewer adventure. By Andrea Cox
Quirky Knit Girl describes this hat as "the perfect fandom knit; people who watch the show will probably get it, but those who don't will just think it's an awesome hat." We have to agree.
15) Golden Snitch
Just make sure no one swallows any snitch you make from this awesome pattern!
This web in Spidey's signature colors brings new meaning to the phrase "security blanket."
By Gail E. and Wendy G.
Greatest paperclip holder ever!
By Amy Shimmel
This mushroom may not save you from the lava, but it is still super cute!
By Linda Potts (check out her many other designs on the blog.)
19) Crocheted Totoro
Because everyone wants a Totoro to cuddle.
By Lucy Ravenscar from West Sussex (she also has an Etsy store where she sells other geeky patterns)
So many noodly appendages!
By Sparky at phobe.com