21 of the best Christmas amigurumi patterns
Have a merry ami Christmas with our pick of the best Christmas amigurumi patterns, including plenty of free amigurumi Christmas patterns for you to try!
We're declaring this year to be a very merry amigurumi Christmas! From cute gifts for friends and family, or just fun projects to hook up during the holidays, there's loads of fantastic Christmas amigurumi patterns out there! We've rounded up our favourite Christmas amigurumi patterns for you to try, including plenty of free amigurumi Christmas patterns and a few paid ones for if you fancy making something really special! If you're new to amigurumi patterns make sure you check out our guide on how to crochet amigurumi, which has loads of handy information and useful tips on things like construction and finishing techniques. And if you're thinking of making an amigurumi gift for a loved one this year, but want something they can treasure all year round, you'll also find loads of inspiring patterns in our pick of the best amigurumi crochet animal patterns or the best crochet doll patterns!
21 of the best Christmas amigurumi patterns
Free amigurumi Santa crochet pattern
HoHoHo! Nothing quite says Christmas like this jolly fellow! With his big round belly, removable boots and classic red hat (complete with a festive bell) - our free amigurumi Santa pattern will look fantastic placed upon your fireplace or poking out of a Christmas stocking. His beard and moustache are also made with some clever crochet shapes, helping to make the finishing up relatively quick and easy!
Check out the Free amigurumi Santa crochet pattern here.
Santa's Helper amigurumi elf crochet pattern
Our amigurumi Santa pattern is pretty magical, but he couldn't make the magic happen all by himself - he needs his helpful elves! If you fancy hooking up a handy helper to accompany your amigurumi Santa, we'd definitely recommend this amigurumi Elf crochet pattern by Ilaria Caliri! We love those stripey stockings, and the little details like the hair fringe and adorable outfit are just fabulous!
Buy the Santa's Helper amigurumi elf crochet pattern on Etsy
Free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern
One of the things we love most about amigurumi is how it can transform almost anything into a super-cute crochet character, like our adorable free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern! This sweet pattern won't take you long to make at all - and we think it would make a particularly lovely secret Santa gift!
Check out the Free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern here
Free mini Christmas tree crochet pattern
Here's another of our free amigurumi Christmas patterns that you can hook up in no time - in fact you can probably make this one in under an hour! This free amigurumi Christmas tree pattern by Becky Skuse uses clever popcorn stitches to create a fab texture, all topped off with a super festive Poinsettia flower!
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Find the Free mini Christmas tree crochet pattern here
Seeing as that last pattern has us thinking about Christmas trees, the next logical thing to crochet is of course Christmas decorations! We've found this incredible crochet Christmas decoration pattern collection by RNata, which includes instructions on how to make amigurumi elf, Santa, reindeer and cupcake crochet Christmas decorations! And if you want to completely cover your Christmas tree in crochet decorations, she's got more festive decoration patterns in her Etsy store.
Buy the Amigurumi Christmas decoration crochet patterns on Etsy
Free Christmas gnome crochet pattern
When it comes to Christmas amigurumi patterns we've seen a real surge in recent years for the Scandinavian Tomte or Nisse or Gonks - Basically little Christmas gnomes! We've got 3 fab free amigurumi Christmas patterns to help you make these Nordic-style gnomes, which would also look great made up a crochet Christmas tree decorations - simply add a loop to the top of their hat!
Find the Free Christmas gnome crochet pattern here
Scandi Christmas gnome amigurumi pattern
If you want to take your crochet gnomes to the next level, then check out this amazing Scandi Gnome Christmas amigurumi pattern by Hannah Cross of HanJanCrochet. These traditional style gnomes look fabulous but are still a relatively simple make, using only simple stitches. They'll look amazing sat on a shelf with their stripey legs hanging down!
Buy the Scandi Christmas gnome amigurumi pattern on Etsy
Free amigurumi Christmas mouse crochet pattern
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse! This super-cute Christmas amigurumi pattern by Lauren of A Menagerie of Stitches has captured that festive mouse perfectly, with a super-cute Christmas hat and scarf too!
Find the Free amigurumi Christmas mouse crochet pattern here
Nutcracker Amigurumi bear crochet pattern
If you really want to show off your amigurumi skills this Christmas, then we think you can't possibly beat this amazing Nutcracker bear amigurumi crochet pattern! It's another pattern by super-star amigurumi designer Ilaria Caliri, and features loads of brilliant details that make this a Christmas character you will treasure for years!
Buy the Nutcracker Amigurumi bear crochet pattern on Etsy
Free amigurumi snowman crochet pattern
Whether it's a white Christmas or not, everyone can enjoy this free amigurumi snowman crochet pattern by Lucy Pollock. The pattern includes instructions for both a snowman mother and child (so really we should be calling it a snow-woman and child), as well as some sweet accessories for both!
Find the free amigurumi snowman crochet pattern here
Amigurumi Christmas mouse trio crochet pattern
These adorable Christmas mice first appeared in the festive issue 103 of Simply Crochet (which you can still buy on Ravelry or as a digital issue), and you can also get the pattern for all 3 of these lovely mice by Victoria Kairis (aka SmileyCrochetThings) on her Etsy. These 3 Christmas mice not only look adorable, but kids will love playing with them as the angel mouse has removable wings, and the elf and the reindeer mice have removable hats and trousers! They're also made in one piece, keeping assembly to a minimum!
Buy the Amigurumi Christmas mouse trio crochet pattern on Etsy
Merry the Christmas sweater bear crochet pattern
We all love a Christmas jumper, so why not extend that to your Christmas amigurumi too! This un-bear-ably cute teddy bear amigurumi crochet pattern is another design by Victoria Kairis of SmileyCrochetThings, and we just love its fabulous colourwork Christmas jumper!
Buy the Merry the Christmas sweater bear crochet pattern on Etsy
Free crochet donkey pattern
Ok so we've got the 'little donkey' song stuck in our heads now, and we can guarantee you will too when you hook up this free crochet donkey pattern by Cara Medus. This amigurumi mule was designed way back in 2011 as part of a crochet nativity pattern collection (which you can still buy on Ravelry), but this donkey is just so sweet we couldn't resist giving you the free pattern for him!
Find the Free crochet donkey pattern here
Free amigurumi angel crochet pattern
Here's another fab pattern from the crochet nativity pattern collection that we're giving you for free! Using gold thread and memory wire, she looks fabulous with her halo, wings and trumpet - plus we've also included instruction for how to make this angel so that she can be used as a tree topper too!
Find the Free amigurumi angel crochet pattern here
Amigurumi Gingerbread house crochet pattern
If having a real gingerbread house in your home is just too much temptation to bear, then why not hook up this amazing amigurumi gingerbread house crochet pattern instead! We love the clever use of stitches to make the tiled roof and icicle effects!
Buy the Amigurumi Gingerbread house crochet pattern on Etsy
Free Amigurumi Candy Cane ornament crochet pattern
Continuing the sweet treat theme, what else could possibly come next other than some super-sweet candy canes! This free amigurumi candy cane crochet pattern by RaffaMussaDesigns makes a brilliant ornament for your Christmas tree, and incorporates jewellery wire to ensure they keep that iconic shape!
Find the Free Amigurumi Candy Cane ornament crochet pattern here
Free Pew the baby Penguin amigurumi crochet pattern
How adorable are these penguins!?! We absolutely LOVE this super-cute free Christmas amigurumi pattern by Khuc Kay, and especially how it works equally as well as either a bauble or just an incredibly cute ami design!
Find the Free Pew the baby Penguin amigurumi crochet pattern here
Naughty Elf amigurumi crochet pattern
This naughty little elf made his first appearance in issue 77 of Simply Crochet, but he was so popular that he made his way onto Ravelry too! This mischievous little fellow designed by Erinna Lee measures just 15cm tall, but don't let his size fool you - he'll get up to all sorts of big trouble!
Buy the Naughty Elf amigurumi crochet pattern on Ravelry
Free 'The Grinch' crochet pattern
We know not everyone's a fan of Christmas, but we also know the perfect Christmas amigurumi pattern that you can make for those people - this free Grinch crochet pattern by Jillian Hewitt of Spin a Yarn Crochet. Although it could be considered to be more of a ragdoll than amigurumi (as it's made flat and seamed together rather than being worked in the round), it's still a fun and free pattern that all Christmas grinches will appreciate!
Find the Free 'The Grinch' crochet pattern here
Freddie the Fox who loves Christmas amigurumi crochet pattern
You might be wondering what a fox has to do with Christmas - well Freddie the fox LOVES Christmas, so much so that he's full decked out in an antler headband, red nose (just like rudolf) and of course a winter scarf!
Buy the Freddie the Fox who loves Christmas amigurumi crochet pattern on Etsy
Amigurumi Christmas doll crochet pattern
Here's another pattern that first appeared in Simply Crochet (issue 90, available on Ravelry or as a Digital issue), but that you can also now buy on its own from both Ravelry and Etsy. Designed by Mignon Crochet, this lovely amigurumi doll is the ultimate Christmas character - from her festive coloured dress and cardigan, to her reindeer shoes and Christmas pudding hat, and not forgetting the ultimate winter drink, hot chocolate with marshmallows!
Buy the Amigurumi Christmas doll crochet pattern on Etsy
We hope you've enjoyed our roundup of the best Christmas amigurumi patterns. If you're looking for more fun crochet patterns to hook up this Christmas, then check out our list of free crochet Christmas decoration patterns or the Christmas knitting and crochet kits.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.
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