Free Christmas Crochet Patterns

Crochet Some Homemade Christmas Gifts or Decorations

Crochet christmas decoration
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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!

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    Christmas Tree Ornament
    Christmas Tree Ornament. Christmas Tree Ornament -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    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: A Christmas tree shaped ornament. The free crochet pattern is available on our website.

    Another favorite decoration: 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...MORE some for your own Christmas tree decorations.

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    Easy Christmas Edging Crocheted in Shell Stitch

    Christmas Edging
    Christmas Edging. Christmas Edging -- Photo & Pattern Are © Amy Solovay.

    Edgings and trims make a nice finishing touch for festive projects. I crocheted this edging in Christmas colors, making it extra appealing to use on holiday designs. However, there are bunches of interesting color combinations you could use for crocheting this edging. I offer suggestions suitable for different holidays, and I'm sure you'll be able to come up with other interesting looks as well.

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    Christmas Tree Applique
    Christmas Tree Applique. Christmas Tree Applique -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    All you need is a little Christmas-themed applique to turn ordinary items "Christmas-y," and this one is a great choice. Just attach the applique to the project or store-bought item of your choice for almost-instant Christmas cheer.

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    Christmas Gift Basket

    Christmas Gift Basket
    Christmas Gift Basket. Christmas Gift Basket -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    You could fill this festive basket with goodies and give it as a gift to just about anyone on your Christmas gift list. Need some DIY gift basket ideas? If so, you can find them, plus the free crochet basket pattern, right here on our website.

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    Christmas Cupcake Potholders
    Christmas Cupcake Potholders. Christmas Cupcake Potholders -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Forget visions of sugarplums. Cupcakes are so much trendier these days, and they're also cute motifs to use for decorating your kitchen. This is especially true during the holiday ​season when baking and cooking are likely to be a primary focus of the festivities.

    There are many fun cupcake-themed items you could make for your kitchen (and your home) using our free cupcake square pattern. This potholder is adapted from that design; free patterns are available for both the potholder and the...MORE square itself. Feel free to use the square for making other coordinating projects if you like.

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    Beginner-Friendly Snowflake Trivet
    Beginner-Friendly Snowflake Trivet. Beginner-Friendly Snowflake Trivet -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This trivet is a fantastic accent to have handy in your kitchen during the Christmas season. Not only is it useful, it's decorative too.

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    Christmas Scarf Pattern
    Christmas Scarf Pattern. Christmas Scarf - Photo © Amy Solovay

    You'll use easy stitches and a chunky textured yarn to crochet this Christmas scarf. The scarf works up quickly and it's really easy, making it a fantastic project for gift-giving.

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    Grid Lace Scarf Crocheted in Red and Green Yarn
    Grid Lace Scarf Crocheted in Red and Green Yarn. Grid Lace Scarf Crocheted in Red and Green Yarn -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    You can crochet this scarf in two colors, as pictured at left; there's also a solid-color version if you prefer.

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    Christmas Jewelry to Make

    Christmas Jewelry: Christmas Necklaces and Beaded Bracelet
    Christmas Jewelry: Christmas Necklaces and Beaded Bracelet. Christmas Jewelry: Christmas Necklaces and Beaded Bracelet - Photo © Amy Solovay

    Christmas Flower Necklace

    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.

    Holiday Sparkle Beaded Bracelet

    If you make this pretty bracelet for a Christmas gift, the recipient will be able to wear it all year long.

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    Patchwork Crochet Christmas Afghan

    Patchwork Crochet Christmas Afghan Pattern
    Patchwork Crochet Christmas Afghan Pattern. Patchwork Crochet Christmas Afghan Pattern -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This afghan is Christmas-y, but it's a design that could be used all winter long.

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    Crochet Christmas Pillow
    Crochet Christmas Pillow. Crochet Christmas Pillow -- Photo Copyright Amy Solovay

    This pillow matches the Christmas afghan linked above. You could make both projects together as a set, or make either one on its own.

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    Christmas Tree Afghan Square
    Christmas Tree Afghan Square. Christmas Tree Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    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 on the previous page. 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...MORE bunches of others in that series.

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    Christmas Cuff Bracelet
    Christmas Cuff Bracelet. Christmas Cuff Bracelet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    You can use red and green wire plus metal beads to crochet this out-of-the-ordinary bracelet for Christmas.

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    Christmas Crochet Potholder
    Christmas Themed Crochet Potholder - Red, White and Green Christmas Holiday Striped Potholder Worked in Afghan Stitch Crochet, With Cross Stitched Embellishments. Christmas Crochet Potholder - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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...MORE 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

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    Christmas Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes
    Christmas Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes. Christmas Potholder With Candy Cane Stripes -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Brighten up your kitchen (or a friend's kitchen) with cheery red and white striped potholders; the diagonal stripes resemble the pattern on a Christmas candy cane.

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    Christmas Candy Cane Dispenser

    Crocheted Candy Cane Dispenser
    Crocheted Candy Cane Dispenser - Candy Canes and Curly Ribbon Form the Focal Point of This Fun Craft Project. At First Glance, You Might Not Notice the Crocheted Container that Is Holding the Whole Arrangement, but It's an Essential Part of the Design. Christmas Candy Cane Dispenser - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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.

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    Snowman Lollipop Dispenser

    Snowman Candy Dispenser With Crocheted Container
    Snowman Candy Dispenser With Crocheted Container - These Jolly Snowman Lollipops Are Frolicking in a Bed of Curly Ribbon and Craft Foam. A Crocheted Box-Like Container Holds the Entire Arrangement. The Free Crochet Pattern Is Available. Snowman Lollipop Dispenser - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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.

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    Beaded Crochet Snowflake

    Beaded Crochet Snowflake
    Beaded Crochet Snowflake. Beaded Crochet Snowflake - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Here's a beaded crochet snowflake for decorating your Christmas tree. It also has a zillion other possible uses. I used mine to decorate the cover of a winter-themed mini scrapbook album. You can hang a few of these snowflakes from your mantle, or attach magnets to the back of them and use them as fridge magnets. They make great gifts!

    Do you get sad when it's time to take down the Christmas decorations? Well, this is one decoration that can stay up all winter long if you want it to.

    If...MORE this snowflake isn't quite what you're looking for, take a look at these free snowflake patterns too.