Top 10 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns

Adorable crochet holiday projects!

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...MORE 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.

  • 01 of 10
    Mini Crochet Christmas Stockings

    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.


    Little Christmas Socks by Le Monde De Sucrette

  • 02 of 10
    Dog Paws Christmas Stocking
    Michele Wilcox, Red Heart Yarns

    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!


    Dog Paws Stocking by Michele Wilcox for Red Heart Yarns

  • 03 of 10
    Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern
    Love City Blog

    Speaking (again) of Christmas stockings, you don't want to forget to create handmade stockings for the humans in the household. Everyone in the house gets one and you can personalize them with color changes to make them special and unique. Use them again year after year.

    Christmas Stockings by Love City Blog

  • 04 of 10
    Crochet Snowflake Pattern
    Attic 24

    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.


    Crochet Snowflake by Attic 24

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  • 05 of 10
    Crochet Snowman Hat
    Repeat Crafter Me

    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.


    Crochet...MORE Snowman Hat by Repeat Crafter Me

  • 06 of 10
    Crochet Christmas Wreath Ornament
    Whiskers & Wool

    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...MORE wreath for your door.


    ​Christmas Wreath Ornament by Whiskers and Wool

  • 07 of 10
    Crochet Penguin

    The idea behind this roundup is that there are Christmas crochet patterns for everyone. People who like making amigurumi and stuffed animals might be drawn to this precious design of a crochet penguin dressed up in a Santa hat. This is especially great as a Christmas gift for a baby or child (or anyone who happens to love penguins). This crochet holiday penguin also may help decorate the home when placed on a side table or mantle.

    This is a free crochet pattern offered as a download through...MORE Ravelry. You have to have a Ravelry membership to get it but membership is free and well worth signing up if you haven't already!


    Howie The Holiday Penguin by FreshStitches

  • 08 of 10
    Granny Star Ornament
    Melissa Leilani Ruiz

    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 great 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.


    Granny Star Ornament by...MORE A Happy One

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  • 09 of 10
    Crochet Owl Ornament
    Hopscotch Lane

    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 love the colorful nature of the Sucrette stockings pattern (above) but also love amigurumi then this is a good free Christmas crochet pattern for you.


    Crochet Owl Ornament by Hopscotch Lane

  • 10 of 10
    Crochet Christmas Tree

    Make a sustainable Christmas tree this year using crochet. Nancy of Crochetnut offers a really detailed crochet pattern with suggestions for decorating your tree. See more crochet Christmas trees here to get other ideas.


    Crochet Christmas Tree by Nancy