Cozy up this Christmas with a crochet hook and some yarn – there’s so much to make! From hats to table runners to tree skirts to potholders to blankets and much more, the list below is full of festive holiday crochet project ideas. Enjoy these 25 free Christmas crochet patterns for beginners and intermediate crocheters.
Christmas Crochet Patterns
Making your own Christmas decor is a wonderful way to create that cozy, homey, festive feel that we all look forward to each year. I love being able to look around a crafty home and see all of the love and time that was put into each handmade piece – especially at Christmastime.
There are so many creative and beautiful options when it comes to crochet Christmas patterns. The ideas below are perfect for filling your home with memories, but they’re also wonderful for gifting or selling at holiday markets.
Projects like gift card holders, potholders, and coasters can be worked up quickly, making them excellent for adding a personal touch to a Christmas gift. Or, just keep crocheting and bring a stack of them to your local craft fair this Christmas!
Christmas Patterns in this List
Some of the free patterns you’ll find in the list below include:
Blankets and throws
Gift card holders
Beanies and hats
More Christmas Crochet Patterns
Looking for more Christmas crafts? Check out these other free Christmas crochet pattern collections:
These amigurumi crochet gnomes come in both large and small pattern sizes. And how can you resist those fluffy beards?! They’re worked in a continuous spiral, so you’ll probably want to grab some stitch markers before you begin.
These coaster and trivet squares are very simple to crochet, but they do require some basic embroidery skills. If you need any help, just check out the video tutorial. There are also diagrams included to assist you in making the embroidered snowflake design.
This double-thick potholder is a perfect accessory for all of that Christmas baking. It’s made by crocheting in consecutive rounds. When you’re finished with both sides, you’ll join the two pieces using slip stitches.
These Christmas tree potholders provide a fun way to practice color changes in an otherwise simple pattern. If you’re not familiar with color changing, the pictures and video included are a big help. The pattern is worked using mainly the single crochet.
This colorful table runner will make a lovely addition to your annual Christmas decor. Keep the bright colors, or trade them in for more neutral tones. It’s easy to adjust the length of this runner in order to fit your dining table, coffee table, or side table.
This elegant runner is a charming Christmas project for intermediate crocheters. The pattern measures approximately 15” x 50”, but feel free to add or subtract some of the stars in order to adjust the size.
The best way to find your perfect Christmas tree skirt is to make it yourself! Grab your favorite color of yarn and enjoy this chunky, bobble-filled skirt. The super bulky yarn used for this project means that the pattern works up quickly.
This vintage Christmas crochet pattern is created using the C2C (corner to corner) stitch. It’s a great way to use up scrap yarn since many of the colors use less than one skein. This cozy project is sure to be a family keepsake for years to come.
Here’s another vintage crochet blanket that granny square lovers are sure to enjoy! The author describes this pattern as perfect for the “determined beginner”. Due to all the fun granny square designs that are integrated into this blanket, you’ll want to make sure to give yourself plenty of time to complete this project.
You can string these colorful lights up anywhere, and you don’t even have to pay for electricity! Make your string multicolored, white, red and green, or whatever other color you love. Make sure you also collect some stuffing to fill your bulbs.
A crocheted gift card holder is a perfect way to add thoughtfulness to your gift. Afterward, the recipient can use this cute crocheted truck as an ornament or decoration. You’ll use a whip stitch to sew each piece together to finish this design.
This Christmas ornament gift card holder is super quick to make and is perfect for using up scrap yarn. It’s an easy way to add a handmade touch to any gift card. This pattern is worked by holding two strands of yarn together.
Keep your coffee or hot chocolate warm with this festive coffee cosy. This pattern uses the cluster stitch as well as increases and decreases. When you’re finished crocheting, you’ll need to sew the appliqué onto your cosy.
This elf hat with ears is so cute, but the best part is that the pattern includes sizes for the whole family! I love the idea of making these hats for family Christmas photos. Be sure to measure head circumference before choosing the size in order to get the perfect fit.
This festive elf hat is perfect for Christmas parties or simply for staying warm! For this pattern, you’ll just need to know some basic stitches, along with the front post double crochet and foundation double crochet.
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