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Free Patterns for Winter Crochet

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Winter brings many seasonal delights, from snow – think crocheted snowflakes and snowmen! – to winter holidays. This collection of free patterns includes fun winter-themed motifs, Christmas and Hanukkah projects, warm clothing and accessories for cold-weather wear, and more.

Warm Winter Hat Patterns

Man's Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set
Man's Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Crocheted hats will help you reduce the effects of winter's chill. We have hat patterns to fit every member of the family, from babies to adults.

Pictured here: a men's winter hat and scarf set. This hat and scarf will keep a guy warm and toasty, and both patterns are quite easy to crochet.

Warm Winter Scarf Patterns

Basic Winter Scarf Pattern to Crochet
Basic Winter Scarf Pattern to Crochet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

If you want to bundle up this winter, scarves are excellent accessories for layering and retaining warmth. Here are some recommended patterns for this:

Ear Warmer Patterns

Simple Crochet Ear Warmers
Simple Crochet Ear Warmers -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Crochet yourself an ear warmer to keep your ears warm! These are great for wearing under the hood of your coat. You can keep them on all day if your work environment or living environment is a bit chillier than you'd like.

The ear warmers pictured at left are super easy to crochet. You can click here to get the free ear warmer pattern.

Cozy Winter Afghans

Snuggle Up With a Warm Crocheted Afghan When It's Cold Out This Winter!
Snuggle Up With a Warm Crocheted Afghan When It's Cold Out This Winter! Photo © Amy Solovay

Winter is the ideal time to snuggle up with a large crochet project like an afghan. When you're finished crocheting the afghan, it'll keep you (or the recipient) warm for years to come.

Snowman Baby Booties

Snowman Baby Booties
Snowman Baby Booties -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

Snowman faces peek out from the tops of these cute baby booties. There's a matching hat with earflaps too.

Crochet Snowflakes -- Free Patterns

Beaded Winter Snowflake
Beaded Winter Snowflake - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
  • Beaded Winter Snowflake Pattern: (Pictured) Here's a pretty beaded snowflake with many possible uses. I used mine to decorate the cover of a mini scrapbook album with a winter theme. This snowflake would make a fantastic decoration for any of the winter holidays. I am sure you can think of plenty of other creative ideas for using it. This snowflake design is by Amy Solovay


  • Winter Snowflake Applique: Here's an easy snowflake without any fussy picots, beads or froo-froo design elements. For such a simple design, it's surprisingly pretty.


  • Classic Snowflake Motif: Erica Jackofsky designed this pretty snowflake to adorn the top of her snowflake cloche. Crochet them both if you need a new winter hat (or want to give one to a loved one); the snowflake alone is great for enhancing all kinds of different winter craft projects.


  • Want to see more snowflakes? Be sure to visit our main directory of free crochet snowflake patterns.

Snowman Lollipop Dispenser

Snowman Lollipop Dispenser
Snowman Lollipop Dispenser - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
Snowmen are one of the delights of the winter season. Here's a fun candy dispenser you can make for displaying snowman-shaped lollipops. 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.

Free Christmas Patterns

Christmas Candy Cane Dispenser
Christmas Candy Cane Dispenser -- Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

The free crochet patterns linked here all have a Christmas theme.

See Also: candy cane patterns

Hanukkah Wine Bottle Cozy With Optional Menorah Design

Hanukkah Wine Bottle Cozy With Menorah Design
Hanukkah Wine Bottle Cozy With Menorah Design -- Photo © Amy Solovay

You can crochet this square wine bottle cozy at any time of year, or for any occasion; but it's especially nice as part of Hanukkah celebrations.

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