Christmas is the biggest holiday for most crocheters and other crafters. Handmade creations run the gamut from decor to gifts and many people prepare all year long. Of course, there are so many different types of crochet projects that you could look for hours and at all of the Christmas crochet patterns out there. If you’re not sure where to start but are ready to dive in with holiday crafting, these ten free patterns can help.
These Christmas crochet patterns are each different from one another in many ways but they also have several things in common. They are all free crochet patterns. They can all be accessed online immediately to jump right in. And they are all related in one way or another to Christmas. These patterns are a great starting point for narrowing down all of your many ideas and beginning work on Christmas crafting.
Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern
Use this free crochet pattern from Hopscotch Lane to decorate your tree with colorful owls this holiday season. You could use the owls all year long for different decor throughout your home; they are suitable to nurseries but also make great desktop decorations. If you enjoy making amigurumi and playing with a lot of color then this is a good free Christmas crochet pattern for you.
Holiday Penguin Stuffie Free Crochet Pattern
This precious crochet penguin dressed up in a Santa hat is a fun amigurumi-style stuffed animal that works as decor or as a Christmas gift. This is especially great as a present for a baby or child (or anyone who happens to love penguins).
Christmas Crochet Gnomes Free Pattern
Here is one more amigurumi crochet Christmas pattern that can be used for gifts or decor. This one invokes the Nordic folklore of the Christmas gnome.
Little Christmas Socks Free Crochet Pattern
Sucrette is known for her color work abilities which you can take advantage of when using this free tutorial she has created for making mini Christmas socks. You can use them as Christmas tree ornaments, gift wrap appliqués, strings of holiday bunting or even tiny gift bags. Lots of photos make it easy to follow this free crochet tutorial for a versatile project that you will find fun to use again year after year.
Christmas Stockings Free Crochet Pattern
Christmas stockings are one of the perfect items to crochet. That personalized handcrafted touch is so special when it hangs over the mantle, smiling down on your holiday season. This free crochet pattern incorporates corner-to-corner crochet to give a unique design to an otherwise simple stocking.
Christmas Tree Motif Free Crochet Pattern
This crochet Christmas tree motif is so fun to make, beginning as a project worked in the round that turns into a triangle by the end of the pattern. This can be used as an ornament or wall decor, or you could stitch a set of them together, joining top to bottom, to create a skinny Christmas scarf.
Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern
Crochet snowflake patterns are a really great choice for holiday crafting. They typically use up very little yarn and make the perfect winter decor whether you celebrate Christmas or not. This free crochet snowflake pattern is a nice classic design. It can be used to make Christmas ornaments, motifs for winter garlands, or appliques for gifts and accessories. Worked in other colors this is a pattern you could use throughout the year.
Christmas Wreath Ornament Free Crochet Pattern
Whiskers & Wool offers a free crochet pattern for a Christmas ornament designed around a ring to look like a holiday wreath. This is an easy crochet pattern that works up quickly so you could easily make these using scrap yarn that already exists in your stash. These are great as ornaments but you could also put names on them and use them as drink markers at a holiday party. You could also use a much larger ring and work this with bulky yarn and a bigger crochet hook to create a crochet wreath for your door.
Granny Star Ornament Free Crochet Pattern
What a fun twist on the traditional crochet granny square! This is a free crochet pattern for a granny star Christmas ornament. Like the other flat ornaments listed here, it would also work as an applique for gifts or garments. Because it is flat and a fairly “closed” (not lacy) design, this would also work well as a set of coasters for a holiday party. These crochet stars can be worked in many different colors and used for all types of things throughout the year. It is definitely a go-to pattern to bookmark.
Crochet Snowman Hat Free Pattern For All Ages
Repeat Crafter Me offers an adorable free crochet hat pattern for a winter snowman. She has instructions for every hat size starting from newborn and going all of the way up to adult. Make one for every person in your family to wear to holiday events or even in your annual Christmas card photo. Crochet Christmas hats like this one can also be a nice gift for children in your life; dressing up to celebrate the holidays is one way that they get excited before the actual day has arrived.
Dog Paws Christmas Stocking Free Crochet Pattern
This is a free crochet stocking pattern by Michele Wilcox created using Red Heart Yarns and made available through their site. Use this pattern to make an adorable crochet stocking for your four-legged friend to join your stockings on the holiday mantle. You could also fill one of these with pet goodies and give as a gift to a pet owner in your life. Don’t leave those furry friends out!
Crochet Christmas Tree Free Pattern
Make a sustainable Christmas tree this year using crochet. Nancy of Crochetnut offers a really detailed crochet pattern with suggestions for decorating your crochet Xmas tree.