20 Jolly and Quick Free Christmas Crochet Patterns

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These 20 Christmas crochet patterns are just in time to make for the holidays. Whether you want crochet Christmas decorations, ornaments, or stockings, there’s a little something to suit many styles and skill levels.


Now that Halloween is over and there’s a cool nip in the air, you know that Christmas is near! Maybe you like to start celebrating early or you prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to kick off the Christmas season. Either way, crocheting Christmas decorations and gifts takes time and planning. So if you haven’t begun working on your Christmas crochet to-do list, it’s time to start!

Crocheted pieces add a personal touch to Christmas celebrations and help create a cozy and festive ambiance in homes. The holidays are a great time to express yourself creatively, too. You can crochet Christmas ornaments, stockings, and decorations to match your personal aesthetic. The patterns in this collection range from cute and fun to simple and elegant, so you’re bound to find something you like.

And of course, there’s nothing more heartfelt than a handmade gift. When your loved one unwraps a crochet gift that you have customized to their taste, they will feel known and loved. There’s no gift more precious and no better way to spread Christmas cheer.

20 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns

20 Most Amazing Free Crochet Christmas Patterns to Decorate Your Home

Christmastime brings so many fun themes for crochet projects. This selection of patterns features a crochet Christmas wreath, a snowman, stockings, reindeer, and Christmas trees, among others. Some items are merely decorative. Others, like the dish towel and washcloths, are both pretty and practical.

While all of these patterns are relatively easy, there is some variation in skill level and time investment required. You can whip up a small ornament in an hour. Or spend a weekend or two to make a gorgeous Christmas tree skirt that your family will use and love for many years. No matter what, hopefully you will enjoy these patterns and find inspiration for your holiday crocheting.

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Reindeer Crochet Christmas Stocking

This crochet stocking pattern features the knit-like waistcoat stitch, which makes color changes the easiest and smoothest, using tapestry crochet (or fair isle) to carry the unused yarn with you. That means the pattern doesn’t use any half double crochet (hdc) or double crochet stitches (dc) or special stitches but instead only basic stitches for an advanced beginner skill level.

The stocking itself is made with a pixel graph to show off snowflakes, stars, a light and ornament garland, a beautiful spiral Christmas tree, and flying reindeer on top. It was originally designed with 2 colors – red and white – but you could add more colors to highlight each image with different colors.

Get the CROCHET CHRISTMAS STOCKING pattern free, right here on my blog.

Free Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

Cat Santa Hat

Now you can dress up everyone in the family for fun holiday photos – even your cat! This Santa hat is designed to fit a standard size adult cat’s head. It’s trimmed with faux fur, just like the traditional human Santa hat.

Some cats are a bit picky about wearing accessories, although they make great Christmas outfits. So please don’t force them to wear them. And remember to keep the ties loose in case they want to kick it off.

You’ll find the free pattern for the CAT’S SANTA HAT here. If you need a Cat’s Elf Hat, I have a free pattern for that as well.

Free Santa Cat Hat Crochet Pattern for Christmas

Small Foldable Christmas Tree

This Small Foldable Christmas Tree will make a cute mantle decoration or even a wonderful table topper for your home. You can make several of these to share with your friends, too! And if you have some tiny candy canes or Christmas Baubles, you can hang them up on this cute tree, too. It’s the perfect little tree for a Christmas Gnome.

Get the CROCHET CHRISTMAS TREE PATTERN free from my blog.

Small Foldable Christmas Tree

Snowman Advent Calendar

This Snowman Advent Calendar is super fun and easy to make. This will quickly become a family favorite as you go through the Advent days for your kids.

You can get the free pattern for this SNOWMAN CROCHET CHRISTMAS DECORATION right here on my blog!

Snowman Advent Calendar

Mini Granny Square Stocking Ornament

This mini granny square stocking ornament starts with a classic granny square. Then you add on a single crochet foot, which is slightly shaped to look like an actual heel and toe.

You can make the top border with more single crochet, folded over, and with four points where you can attach tiny bells. Or optionally, if you prefer, you can crochet a faux fur border. Both will look classically cute as part of your Christmas decor.

Get the free pattern by CLICKING HERE.

Mini Granny Square Stocking Ornament by MadameStitch

Christmas Capelet

Show up in festive style to all your Christmas celebrations in this striking crochet capelet. The easy crochet pattern uses only single crochet and double crochet with impressive results! You use a larger crochet hook for the body and a smaller hook for the collar.

There are two options for styling the capelet. You can wear it like a turtleneck or with a folded-over collar.

To get the free pattern for the Christmas capelet, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Mini Sweater and Stocking Ornaments

This matching mini sweater and stocking make perfect Christmas ornaments or keychains. Or, because they only take a few hours to crochet, you can make several in different colors and string them into a garland. They’re great stash-busters, too. They’re great stash-busters, too. Now you just need tiny mittens and a scarf too.

The tiny sweater has the same construction and ribbing technique as a life-sized sweater. So before you commit to a wearable sweater, you can learn more about garment making while also creating a cute crochet Christmas decoration.

To get the free pattern for the mini sweater and stocking, CLICK HERE.

Mini Sweater and Stocking Ornaments by Little World of Whimsy

Christmas Pine Crochet Washcloths

I just love useful crochet items that also work as home decor! This trio of Christmas tree washcloths serves double duty and adds Christmas cheer to your kitchen. They’d be a thoughtful small item to tuck into a gift bag as well.

The washcloths are made in tapestry crochet with only single crochets and simple color changes. The pattern includes written instructions, as well as crochet graphs for three different styles of pine tree, each one with more tiers than the next.

FOLLOW THIS LINK to find the free dishcloth patterns with charts. PS they also make great Christmas Coasters.

Christmas Pine Washcloths by Easy Crochet

Crochet Reusable Gift Wrap

If you love to give beautifully-wrapped gifts but hate the waste and mess of wrapping paper, here’s a practical crocheted solution! You can make this reusable gift wrap in any size. They even include a ribbon, either glued or sewn on, so you can tie up the package with a neat bow.

You can use these pretty gift bags year after year. They may even become a family tradition!

CLICK HERE for the free pattern and detailed photo tutorial.

Crochet Reusable Gift Wrap by Winding Road Crochet

Reindeer Baubles

You can crochet these adorable reindeer bauble ornaments for your tree or as little festive gifts. They’re quick and easy to crochet, making them perfect for classroom or workplace gifts, or for selling at craft shows.

In chunky/bulky weight yarn, the finished baubles measure approximately 4.5 x 4 inches. But you can experiment with different hook sizes and yarn weights to make them larger or smaller.

The free pattern is available at the THIS LINK.

Reindeer Baubles by Hooked on Patterns

Snow Globe Amigurumi

The snow globe is a classic symbol of winter, magic, and holiday spirit. Now you can make your own version in crochet! This snow globe amigurumi makes a beautiful addition to your Christmas display or a thoughtful handmade gift.

Once you crochet the snow globe shape, you embellish it with craft buttons, like snowflakes (you can totally add crochet snowflakes too), Christmas trees, snowmen, and woodland animals. The beauty of this is you can customize this gift to suit the recipient, making a super meaningful gift.

FOLLOW THIS LINK to get the free amigurumi pattern.

Snow Globe Amigurumi by Golden Lucy Crafts

Cinnamon Tree Christmas Ornament

These little minimalistic crochet Christmas trees are quick and easy to work. They’re made from single crochet stitches in the back loop only with simple increases to make a cone shape. So you have time to make them in every shade of green, or even in white for a snow-covered look.

These crochet Christmas ornaments use a cinnamon stick for the tree trunk, which means that you will have the light scent of cinnamon in the air all season! But if you’re not a fan of cinnamon, you can easily substitute a twig from outdoors.

Get the free pattern by CLICKING HERE.

Cinnamon Tree Christmas Ornament by Rich Textures Crochet

Christmas Poinsettia Wreath

Decorate your front door with this elegant and rustic looking Christmas Poinsettia Wreath. You’ll have family and friends asking to make them one!

The free pattern is available on THIS SITE.

Christmas Poinsettia Wreath

Snowman Hat Ornament Gift Card Holder

This Snowman Hat Ornament Gift Card Holder is a creative and fun way to hold small gift cards and decorate your tree. These are great for office holiday parties.

FOLLOW THIS LINK to get the free pattern.

Snowman Hat Ornament Gift Card Holder

Santa Claus Stuffie

Let this little Santa Claus bring a smile to your face with his jolly self! This can be a cute, small gift for a child who just loves Santa and still believes. 😉

CLICK HERE to find the free crochet pattern.

Crochet Santa

Emory’s Christmas Tree Skirt

This Emory’s Christmas Tree Skirt can quickly become a family heirloom for generations to come. I can totally envision this pattern as a blankets too.

You will find the free pattern by CLICKING HERE.

Christmas Tree Skirt

Retro Christmas Tree Towel

How fun it is to decorate your kitchen using gorgeous Christmas themed items like this Retro Christmas Tree Towel? Make several of these for your kitchen.

The free pattern for this cute dish towel is AVAILABLE HERE.

Retro Christmas Tree Towel

Holly Jolly Christmas Pillow

This Holly Jolly Christmas Pillow will make a wonderful throw pillow for your couch or bed this Christmas. It’s got such an elegant and wintry look to it with the red and green set against a snowy white backdrop.

You can find the free pattern on THIS BLOG.

Icicle Ike

Icicle Ike will make a cute front door decoration letting all know he’s ready for winter! He’ll surely bring a smile to any visitor’s face.

CLICK HERE to get the free pattern.

Icicle Ike Front Door Decoration

Stocking Advent Calendar

This Stocking Advent Calendar is another fun and unique way to use your advent calendar traditions. They can even double as Christmas tree ornaments.

You can find the free pattern by FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

Stocking Advent Calendar

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20 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns

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