Wondering which celebrities and famous people knit? Have a look at my list to see which ones enjoy knitting like you do!
I reviewed, fact checked and updated this post on May 22, 2023.
30+ Famous Knitters
She’s credited with influencing Tom Hanks to try knitting! In an interview, Roberts said she was “mesmerized” by knitting and found it very relaxing. She once bought it to a red carpet event, and she’s repeatedly spotted knitting on set.
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe took up knitting to deal with his anger issues, according to reports. His name is sometimes misspelled as “Russel Crowe.”
Vanna White, who is the beloved hostess of Wheel of Fortune, has been seen knitting and crocheting on set. In 2016, she created some of her patterns and collaborated with yarn companies to have her on the label.
When she was pregnant with her first child, Prince George, she took up knitting to relax. She’s not the only member of the English Royal Family who knits, the late Queen had knitted since she was Princess Elizabeth.
Robin Williams left us too soon. He is remembered for his comedic genius, and rightfully so! Although he played many iconic roles, his debut as Mork in “Mork and Mindy” is especially memorable for avid knitters.
In 2017, Demi Lovato posted a photo of themself knitting on an plane.
Meryl Streep, an actress who has brought us many famous movies, also is an avid knitter. Being home with her yarn and knitting needles is more appealing to her than going out to functions.
Ryan Gosling, in an interview for QG Australia stated his idea of the perfect day would be spent knitting. He indicated he likes to give his hand-made items as gifts!
Interestingly, some of Kate’s earliest work was for a yarn company called Rowan. Nowadays, she spends her free time knitting!
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Apparently, she adores the craft!
David Arquette learned to knit from his grandmother at a young age, and he credits her for his skill. David is such a passionate knitter, he was featured on the cover of Celebrity Scarves 2. The Celebrity Scarves books raise funds for breast cancer research.
Sarah Jessica Parker
A star of “Sex and the City”, Sarah Jessica Parker, enjoys knitting on set in her spare time. When Good Housekeeping asked her how she relaxes in 2006, replied with “I read, watch TV, or knit. Although I try to do all three at the same time which usually results in dropped stitches.”
She designed a line of knitting needles with the company Premier Yarns. It makes sense she’s a knitter!
Krysten Ritter, who plays Jessica Jones, is an avid knitter. She not only designed a line of knitwear for We Are Knitters, but also attempted (unsuccessfully) to teach Stephen Colbert how to knit on The Late Show.
Other Celebrities Who Knit
- Catherine Zeta Jones
- Oliver Proudlock
- Sufjan Stevens
- Grace Coolidge
- Audrey Hepburn
- Kristen Stewart
- Nicholas Hoult
- Rita Hayworth
- Grace Kelly
- Cara Delevingne
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Margaret Atwood
- Ashton Kutcher
- Ashley Olsen
- Joan Crawford
- Amanda Seyfried
- Geri Halliwell
- George Lucas
- Scarlett Johansson
- Kate Nash
- Katherine Heigl
- Christina Hendricks
- Felicity Huffman
- Bette Davis
Thanks to Sheryl, one of my readers for sharing these: Actress Annette O’Toole (Smallville) and musician Kelley Deal (The Breeders) are both avid knitters.
Hope you enjoyed this article! Which celebrity knitter surprised you the most? Let me know in the comments.