Top 20 free Christmas Crochet Patterns
We’ve rounded up our top 20 favourite FREE Christmas crochet patterns for you to hook up during the festive season!
This post has got you covered for some quick and contemporary free Christmas crochet patterns that’ll make a great gift for any much-loved friend or family member – the lucky things! (Or perhaps even better, a well-deserved treat to yourself!). We've picked a range of free Christmas crochet patterns that would make great gifts or practical projects for the home, as well as some fun projects to get you feeling festive. However, if you're looking for Crochet Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree or home, you'll find loads of ideas and free patterns in our list of 61 free crochet Christmas decoration patterns
1. Free Santa Claus crochet motif pattern
Haven’t found any Christmas sweaters that take your fancy this year? Well how about hooking up these delightful Santa Clause motifs to embellish an old jumper? Thrifty! This crochet Santa motif was designed by Sara Huntington for Simply Crochet Magazine, and we think it would would also look brilliant on a home-made Christmas card too! Find the Free Santa crochet motif pattern here
2. Free crochet advent calendar pattern
Fancy hooking up a Christmas crochet pattern that will be treasured for years and years? Then you've definitely got to make this free crochet advent calendar from Caron. It features cute pockets for each day that contain super-cute crochet Christmas ornaments that can be hung on the buttons on the crochet tree - both kids and adults will love it! Find the Free crochet advent calendar pattern on Yarnspirations.com
3. Free mini crochet Christmas tree pattern
If you're short on space, or can't be bothered with endlessly cleaning up those dropped needles, then how about hooking up your own mini crochet Christmas tree? This sweet mini Christmas tree by Becky Skuse is a quick and easy Christmas make, plus if you've never tried puff or popcorn stitches before you'll find our handy tutorials linked in the pattern! Find the free mini Christmas tree crochet pattern here.
4. Free Christmas jumper crochet pattern
Don't head out to the shops and buy yet another Christmas jumper, make your own with this fab pattern from Hobbii. This free Christmas jumper crochet pattern uses corner-to-corner crochet to create a fab Christmas tree design, and you could always customise it by adding your own decorations or baubles to the tree! Find the free Christmas jumper crochet pattern at Hobbii.com
5. Free Amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern
Give your Christmas a Kawaii makeover with this free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern.
6. Free elf hat crochet pattern
Continuing with the crochet hats, show off your Christmas spirit and crochet yoursELF this cute elf hat (which includes those cute pointy ears too)! Find Jess’s pattern over at Make More & Do Crew.
7. Free amigurumi Santa crochet pattern
Hook up your own tribute to the seasons favourite fella with our Free amigurumi Santa Claus crochet pattern! Complete with beard, boots, a big belly and even a bell on his hat. Find the Free amigurumi Santa crochet pattern here
8. Free crochet Santa hat and beard pattern
Ok we know it's a little silly, but here's a pretty fun crochet pattern that the whole family will find hilarious! This free crochet Santa hat pattern can be made by itself, but we love the optional additional crochet beard! Find the Free crochet Santa hat and beard pattern on Yarnspirations.com.
9. Free crochet robin pattern
What festive scene is complete without a cheery Robin amidst the snow and holly? This little fella over at furlscrochet.com is the perfect sized for stocking fillers or decorations. Find the pattern here.
10. Free sequin Christmas tree patch crochet pattern
If you're after a Christmas crochet pattern with a bit of sparkle, why not try combining sequins with your crochet to make this fabulous patch. Then you can add it to an old jumper for a quick upcycling project, attach it to a Christmas card, or maybe even try making a load and stringing them together to make some festive bunting! Find the Free sequin Christmas tree patch crochet pattern here
11. Kids Crochet Christmas Tree Blanket
Keep the kids cosy during the Christmas holidays with this keepsake crochet Christmas tree blanket by Sarah at repeatcrafterme.com. We especially love the colourful lightbulb applique, which could also be used as bunting or instead of tinsel on a real life Christmas tree! Find the pattern here!
12. Free Christmas tree skirt crochet pattern
Don't worry, you weren't the only one who saw 'Christmas tree skirt' and imagined something you'd wear! However, a Christmas tree skirt is a decorative item you put around the base of your Christmas tree, like this gorgeous design by Bernat. You can find this Free Christmas tree skirt crochet pattern on Yarnspirations.com
13. Free Christmas slipper socks crochet pattern
In our opinion nothing beats a god pair of slippers to help you get all cosy, so if you need a new pair how about hooking up these fabulous Christmas slipper socks, complete with festive buckle! Find the Free Christmas slipper socks crochet pattern on Ravelry.
14. Free felted Christmas Trivet crochet pattern
We all know how stressful cooking the Christmas dinner for the whole family can be, so whether you're hooking these up for your own kitchen or to give as a Christmas gift, you can hook up a load of these festive coloured Trivets to keep your surfaces and dining table safe when laying out all those hot pans and dishes of food. Find the Free felted Christmas trivet crochet pattern on Hobbii.com
15. Free Christmas cardigan crochet pattern
Are you someone who likes to get dressed up on Christmas day? If so then why not hook up this glamorous cardigan and really show off your crochet skills this Christmas. Hooked up in festive red yarn and with some beautiful lace details, it's a special cardigan for a special day! Find the Free Christmas cardigan crochet pattern here.
16. Free Santa Gift Bag crochet pattern
We love this novel gift bag and hate paper waste, so if like us you’re looking for a handmade alternative that won’t end up in the bin, we’ve got just the ticket! Designed by Lorna Miser, you can find the pattern on Yarnspirations here!
17. Free crochet Christmas stocking pattern
If you're looking for a Christmas stocking with a difference, check out this cute gingerbread style stocking. This Free crochet Christmas stocking pattern can be hooked up in next to no time so you can make one for each of your family members!
18. Free Christmas Poinsettia pattern
We're big fans of crochet flowers, so of course when it comes to Christmas there's only one type of flower that needs to be hooked up! This Free Christmas Poinsettia pattern is a fab crochet project which is made up of several layers, and will look fabulous as a feature on your Christmas dinner table! P.S. If you're a knitter too you might also like our free knitted poinsettia pattern.
19. Free Santa jar crochet pattern
Christmas is a time to treat yourself, and if you've got a sweet tooth, then why not store those treats in this super-cute Santa jar! It's the perfect way to present any homemade Christmas treats like florentines or Christmas cookies! Find the Free Santa jar crochet pattern on Yarnspirations.com
20. Free crochet snowflake pattern
When it comes to Christmas crochet patterns, you can't beat a stunning snowflake. Crochet snowflake patterns come is a wide array of shapes, styles and difficulty levels, and our free snowflake crochet pattern by Lucy Croft is that perfect mix of not too simple but not too complicated (plus there's also a chart to help you too) - why not give it a try? Find the free snowflake crochet pattern here.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these free Christmas crochet patterns, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.
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.