When the days get shorter and the nights start drawing in, that means only one thing – time for some cosy crochet!


What could possibly be cosier than starting on a crochet Christmas blanket? They’re a great project to put you in the festive mood, plus they will keep you nice and warm as you hook them up during the cold nights.

Whether you’re making a crochet Christmas blanket as a gift, or just for a bit of seasonal fun, it’ll certainly fill your home with Christmas cheer! It will also become a treasured family heirloom that you’ll look forward to snuggling up with year after year.

The best crochet Christmas blanket designs to start today!

1. Free Christmas advent blanket crochet pattern

Christmas advent blanket pattern

We’re starting off with a fun and free pattern that you can make one square at a time and easily have ready in time for the big day.

This fabulous Christmas advent blanket is made up of nine squares which feature a wide range of crochet techniques to keep you engaged in the lead-up to the festive season.

Practice your crochet colourwork making the Santa and reindeer squares. You’ll also make crochet motifs, appliques and a whole load of colourful and textured stitches in the other squares too.

2. Robin and Mistletoe crochet Christmas blanket pattern

robin mistletoe Christmas crochet blanket

This fantastic crochet Christmas blanket pattern by Kate Eastwood first appeared in issue 90 of Simply Crochet magazine, and quickly became a hugely popular design with readers.

It’s remarkably simple to make. All of the festive details like the adorable crochet robin and mistletoe are all sewn on as appliques at the end – the main blanket is just rows of simple stitches surrounded by a fancy edging!

You can buy the individual pattern on Ravelry, or why not treat yourself to a digital copy of issue 90 which is packed full of festive designs.

3. Free Christmas Morning Striped throw crochet pattern on Yarnspirations

Red heart Christmas crochet blanket pattern

We know that not everyone is a fan of Christmas. If you’re looking to celebrate the winter season while keeping your crochet classy, then keep it simple with some clever Christmas colours.

This fabulous free Christmas crochet blanket pattern uses the iconic Christmas red shade with some complimentary blues, greens and creams to create a blanket that feels festive but could still be used all year round.

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4. HoHoHo Christmas crochet blanket pattern

Hohoho Christmas crochet blanket pattern

Mosaic crochet has really surged in popularity in recent years, as it’s great for creating crisp and detailed images and patterns. It can be a bit tricky at first, but once you master it you can create some truly amazing designs.

Rosina Plane is undoubtedly one of our favourite mosaic crochet designers, and her HoHoHo Christmas crochet blanket pattern shows off the possibilities of this amazing technique.

Using fabulously Christmassy colours, the blanket depicts all of your festive favourites such as Santa, snowmen and some lovely robins.

5. Free Painted snowflakes blanket crochet Christmas blanket pattern

Free painted snowflakes Christmas crochet blanket pattern

Perhaps you’re thinking about getting ahead, but don’t want to be crocheting anything that’s too overtly Christmassy for months? Then this Christmas blanket pattern will be perfect for you.

It’s made up of hexagon motifs, making it easy to pick up and put down whenever the mood suits you. It also uses the join-as-you-go method, meaning you don’t have to stitch all of those different motifs together at the end.

However, it’s the lovely lacy snowflake at the centre of each hexagon combined with the cool colour palette that makes this a project that we can't wait to get started on!

6. Free annual Christmas crochet blanket pattern


Here’s another fantastic design that shows even simple colour choices can make a blanket totally Christmassy.

This crochet Christmas blanket is a reworking of a more colourful blanket design, but by making it in iconic red, green and white it’s transformed into a seasonal stunner!

It also used popcorn and V-stitches to help create a crochet Christmas blanket that is full of texture and ever-so-touchable!

7. Ugly Christmas Sweater crochet blanket pattern

Ugly sweater crochet christmas blanket

Ugly Christmas sweaters – love them or hate them, you’ve got to admit they’re pretty popular nowadays. Whatever the design on them, they almost always have one thing in common – garish and clashing colours!

This Ugly Christmas Sweater crochet blanket pattern uses a clever mix of colours with fabulous stitch combinations to create a design that channels that Christmas jumper style, somehow being ugly… yet, beautiful.

If there’s ever any doubt that it really is a crochet Christmas blanket, there’s also a little Rudolf and snowman image hiding in the design!

Countdown to Christmas

If you fancy making something really special for a child or partner, then grab your hooks and start making our amazing free crochet advent calendar pattern! You can put in your own custom gifts for each day… although we’d still like chocolate in ours, please!

Free crochet advent calendar pattern

8. Letitia’s Holiday Christmas crochet blanket pattern

Letitita's Crochet Christmas blanket

Here’s another stunning mosaic crochet design by Rosina Plane, but one that has more of a subtle Christmas feel to it.

The Letitia’s Holiday Christmas crochet blanket pattern started off as a festive crochet-along, but is now available as a 70-page PDF pattern. The instructions include details on how to make it in various sizes, from a baby blanket to a bedspread blanket, or even as a table runner or wall hanging.

Depicting Christmas trees, festive baubles, Christmas candles, gingerbread men and more, it’s full of festive iconography.

9. Free Christmas tree skirt crochet pattern

Make your own crochet Christmas tree skirt

Ok, we know we’re kind of cheating with this one, but it is technically still a blanket – it’s just one for your floor!

Christmas tree skirts are a clever and convenient way of keeping those pine needles that fall from your tree from getting everywhere, or for just adding extra decoration if you use a fake tree.

This fabulous design by Fran Morgan uses chunky yarn and post stitches to create a Christmas tree skirt that is sturdy with a lovely textured surface design.

10. Santa Windowpane Christmas crochet blanket

santa windowpane crochet Christmas blanket pattern

Who’s that peeping through the window? It’s good ol’ Santa Claus of course, checking if you’ve been naughty or nice!

This fun crochet Christmas blanket uses the window-pane design to cleverly split the colourwork into nine more manageable sections. Much easier than trying to do it all in one go!

11. Frosty Friend mosaic crochet Christmas blanket pattern

Frosty friend crochet Christmas blanket

If you love image-led designs and are up for a mosaic crochet challenge, then you’ve got to try this epic Frosty Friend crochet Christmas blanket pattern!

Designed by Marissa Tetmyer, it’s an amazing design that will be a real show-stopper and look stunning draped over your sofa or lap this Christmas.

You’ll need to be familiar and relatively confident with the mosaic crochet technique in order to follow the charts and pattern. If you’re up for it then we think you’ll love making it – the only question is, which colours will you choose?

12. Christmassy Mood crochet blanket pattern

Christmassy mood crochet blanket pattern

Here’s a crochet Christmas blanket that is such a fabulous pattern you could happily display it all year round.

It’s another mosaic crochet design (we did tell you it was a popular technique) to create a fabulous geometric pattern that certainly has a ‘Christmassy mood’.

Of course you can make it in any colour combination you like, but we particularly love the use of a variegated self-striping yarn along with a solid white to create a bold and vibrant design.

13. Mystical Lanterns crochet blanket pattern

Mystical Lanterns crochet Christmas blanket

There are quite a few Christmas crochet blanket patterns that feature colourful bauble shapes, and while this isn’t really a seasonal pattern, it is definitely up there as one of our favourite designs ever!

This beautiful pattern by legendary crochet designer Jane Crowfoot transforms a granny hexagon into a perfectly tessellating bauble shape. Add to that the gorgeous colour palette and you’ve got yourself a beautiful blanket you’ll treasure forever.

Brilliant baubles

If you want to decorate your home with some colourful crochet this Christmas, we think you’ll love this festive bauble bunting crochet pattern on Ravelry.

Bauble bunting

14. Free peppermint crochet Christmas blanket pattern

Peppermint Crhistmas crochet blanket pattern

If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth then you’ll adore this tasty crochet Christmas blanket pattern.

The blanket is made up of clever motifs to create that stunning (and slightly hypnotic) peppermint shape, plus the free pattern includes instructions for a matching cushion!

15. Christmas pudding blanket crochet pattern

Christmas pudding crochet blanket pattern

As much as we love Christmas dinner and all the trimmings, we always try to keep a little room left for dessert! This fabulous square motif blanket combines Christmassy colours with a tasty treat – the iconic Christmas pudding, complete with holly on top!

This pattern appeared in issue 115 of Simply Crochet magazine, and if you’re hungry for this sweet design you can still download the whole issue on Ravelry (or via our digital issues page).

Transform your tree

Say goodbye to breakable baubles and tacky tinsel – create your own this year with the help of our list of over 60 free crochet Christmas decoration patterns!

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Christmas is the time for crochet

You might have been surprised at how many Christmas crochet blanket patterns there are to choose from, but it’s no surprise to us – crocheters love Christmas!

In fact, we start seeing people searching for Christmas crochet patterns as early as July! But with the shorter winter days and colder temperatures, it’s no wonder we all enjoy snuggling up inside with a bit of cosy crochet.


Find your favourite Christmas crochet pattern

From adorable amigurumi to delightful decorations, and even some Christmas clothing, get inspired with a selection of free Christmas crochet patterns from Gathered.

free Christmas crochet patterns


Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

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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