Get festive with these free Christmas crochet patterns. Perhaps you're interested in crocheting some homemade Christmas gifts. Or, maybe you'd rather decorate your own home for the Christmas holiday. We've got you covered with some fantastic free Christmas patterns!
If you put up a Christmas tree, perhaps you'd like to decorate it with hand-crocheted and handcrafted Christmas ornaments. We've published a wide variety of different ornament patterns for you to enjoy.
Pictured here: This easy Christmas ornament cover works up in a snap! It's a breeze to crochet bunches of these, so you'll be able to give them as gifts plus keep some for your own Christmas tree decorations.
The pattern design is by Liz Masoner.
See more Christmas ornaments here.
These cozy afghan squares feature a simple Christmas tree motif as the focal point. This square was used as a design element in the Christmas afghan linked above; there are other ways you could use it, so feel free to use the afghan square on its own or combined with others to create your own unique project.
If you'd like to see some coordinates, be sure to check out my series of mix and match afghan squares; the squares are designed to be the same size, shape and gauge as bunches of others in that series.
You can crochet this scarf in two colors, as pictured at left; there's also a solid-color version if you prefer.
Potholders make thoughtful Christmas gifts, and these are a great choice. They're made using red and white yarn, and enhanced with green cross stitching.
This is one of those projects that is easy to make ahead of time; you can crochet these potholders at any time of year, whether or not it's wintery outside. The potholders are made using worsted weight cotton yarn, which won't bog you down even if you want to crochet them during the hot summer months.
If you'd rather crochet a design that isn't so blatantly "Christmas-y," feel free to check out our other free potholder patterns for even more ideas. Christmas colors are fabulous, but you might also want to consider making potholders in colors that would match the recipient's kitchen decor.
See also: crocheted gift sets
Christmas Jewelry to Make
A gorgeous damask-inspired button is the focal point of this elegant Christmas necklace. Since it's relatively quick to make, and the materials are inexpensive, this is a fabulous project for holiday gift-giving.
This necklace was originally designed in pink and yellow. By changing the colors to red and green, and adding a bow embellishment, the necklace is transformed into a merry and bright Christmas decoration for the wearer.
If you're going to spend your holidays in a warm-weather locale, or if you want to start crocheting your Christmas projects in the summertime, this pattern is an especially good choice - it can be worn or made comfortably in any season.
- See the free necklace pattern.
- View the supply lists for the color variations, including details you'll need to make this version of the necklace.
- View a step-by-step tutorial showing how to work the entire project from start to finish.
If you make this pretty bracelet for a Christmas gift, the recipient will be able to wear it all year long.
Candy canes are one of the delights of the Christmas holiday season. Here's a fun candy cane dispenser you can make for displaying them. This is a mixed media craft project combining crochet with a few other inexpensive materials. Aside from the yarn and hook used for crocheting the container, all my supplies were purchased at the dollar store, making this an affordable project.
The first step in making this project is crocheting a cover for a block of craft foam.
Here's another fun candy dispenser that is very similar to the one shown above. This one has a snowman theme; it's the same idea, except you crochet it in blue, use blue ribbon instead of red, and substitute snowman lollipops instead of the candy canes. I give complete instructions in addition to the free crochet pattern for making the box shaped container.