Christmas Crochet Patterns

50+ Free Christmas Crochet Patterns

Christmas is one of the most festive times of year and what better way to celebrate than to make your very own christmas decorations? I have compiled a list of my favourite Christmas crochet patterns for your Christmas festivities. Make your very own traditional Christmas decorations to decorate your tree and home over the festive period. Make your own santa's hat and I've even thrown in some Christmassy baby booties for those little Xmas infants. But as always, the best thing about these crochet patterns is that they are totally free!

Crochet Gingerbread Man Christmas Decoration

Gingerbread Man Crochet Pattern

Gingerbread Man Christmas Decoration

This cheeky little gingerbread man makes an adorable tree decoration. Almost good enough to eat (but don't - this one is made of yarn!)

Gingerbread Man YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Gingerbread Man Christmas Decoration Tutorial

Mini Crochet Poinsettia

FREE Poinsettia Crochet Pattern

Mini Crochet Poinsettia

These fabulous red poinsettia flowers are popular at Christmas time and my crochet versions are perfect for decorating presents or homemade Christmas crackers. Your friends and family will love them!

Poinsettia YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Mini Poinsettia Tutorial

Amigurumi Crochet Elf

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Amigurumi Crochet Elf

Here is some super cute festive amigurumi. This cheeky little elf, complete with pom pom hat, should be helping santa pack up all the presents for Christmas eve!

Elf YouTube Video Tutorial

Amigurumi Crochet Elf Tutorial 1

Amigurumi Yeti

FREE Yeti Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Yeti

More festive winter amigurumi crochet. My amigurumi yeti (or bigfoot) has a smiley face, horns and trademark big feet. He or she would make a great Christmas present or festive decoration.

Available as a free written pattern.

Amigurumi Reindeer

FREE Reindeer Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Reindeer

An adorable winter amigurumi reindeer. This cute little guy has crocheted antlers and even a red nose like his red-nosed cousin, Rudolph.

Available as a free written pattern.

Crochet Christmas Tree Bunting

FREE Tree Bunting Crochet Pattern

Christmas Tree Bunting

A great way to decorate your home over the Christmas period is with this Christmas tree bunting. Add little coloured beads to represent christmas tree lights and baubles.

Christmas Tree Bunting YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Christmas Tree Bunting Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake

FREE Snowflake Crochet Pattern

Crochet Snowflake

These cool snowflakes add a bit of wintery joy to your home. Hang them from your tree or make them into a larger Christmas decoration such as a festive mobile.

Snowflake YouTube Video Tutorial

Snowflake Crochet Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake

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Another Crochet Snowflake

Another snowflake crochet pattern - well, every snowflake is supposed to be unique so the options should be endless! These snowflakes look great hanging from your tree.

Snowflake v2 YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake v2 Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake - Version 3

FREE Snowflake Crochet Pattern

Crochet Snowflake - Version 3

A different crochet snowflake design to add to your repertoire. This has a pentagon shape so you could even join them to make a crochet snowflake blanket to keep you warm on those chilly winter nights. The irony!

Snowflake YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake - Version 3 Tutorial 1

Snowflake - Version 4

FREE Snowflake Crochet Pattern

Snowflake - Version 4

OK, this is my 4th crocheted snowflake. Are you starting to feel a little snowed in yet? As the song goes, "If there's no place to go, Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!"

Snowflake YouTube Video Tutorial

Snowflake - Version 4 Tutorial 1

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Snowflake - Version 5

FREE Snowflake Crochet Pattern

Snowflake - Version 5

So many crochet snowflakes. This fifth crochet snowflake gives you plenty of variety, for example, if you were thinking of crocheting a snow drift!

Snowflake YouTube Video Tutorial

Snowflake - Version 5 Tutorial 1

Crochet Mini Snowflake

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Crochet Mini Snowflake

More crochet snowflakes, this time in minature. These cute little snowflakes make cool decorations to scatter on your Christmas dinner table. Just choose a yarn colour to match your place settings.

Mini Snowflake YouTube Video Tutorial

Mini Crochet Snowflake Tutorial

Mini Snowflake - Version 2

FREE Mini Snowflake Crochet Pattern

Mini Snowflake - Version 2

Another mini snowflake to add to your collection. These are quick and easy to crochet and can be used as Christmas confetti for your dining table or as decorations on your tree or homemade Christmas cards.

Mini Snowflake YouTube Video Tutorial

Mini Snowflake - Version 2 Tutorial 1

Snowman Granny Square

FREE Snowman Crochet Pattern

Snowman Granny Square

This jolly snowman, snowwoman or snowperson complete with carrot nose, red scarf and top hat looks very cool on this attractive granny square. You can combine this with my other festive granny squares to make a pretty Christmas crochet blanket.

Snowman YouTube Video Tutorial

Snowman Granny Square Tutorial 1

C2C Christmas Tree Granny Square

FREE Christmas Tree Crochet Pattern

C2C Christmas Tree Granny Square

This granny square features a Christmas pine tree in a corner to corner (C2C) crochet design. This gives a different effect to my other festive granny squares and challenges you with a new crochet technique.

Christmas Tree YouTube Video Tutorial

C2C Christmas Tree Granny Square Tutorial 1

Snowflake Granny Square

FREE Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Snowflake Granny Square

There are so many snowflake crochet patterns to choose from, but this one is a little different. This snowflake sits on a granny square. You could try joining it with other granny squares to make a blanket.

Granny Square YouTube Video Tutorial

Snowflake Granny Square Tutorial 1

Santa Granny Square

FREE Santa Crochet Pattern

Santa Granny Square

My final festive crocheted granny square is this Santa Claus or Father Christmas granny square. He has a big crocheted white beard and red hat with white pom pom. Try making all 4 festive granny squares and crocheting them together.

Santa YouTube Video Tutorial

Santa Granny Square Tutorial 1

Crochet Flower Star

FREE Flower Star Crochet Pattern

Crochet Flower Star

I show you how to crochet my simple flower star. Perfect to add to wrapping gifts, or blank cards or just as a standalone decoration. Use sparkly yarn for that extra festive twist!

Flower Star YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Flower Star Tutorial 1

Crochet Christmas Bauble

FREE Bauble Crochet Pattern

Crochet Christmas Bauble

With these pretty handmade Christmas baubles, you'll never have to buy any again. Choose your favourite coloured yarn and get to work decorating your tree. Handmade looks so much better than bought!

Available as a free written pattern.

Crochet Christmas Baubles

FREE Bauble Crochet Pattern

Crochet Snowflake Baubles

More Christmas baubles. These snowflake baubles are crocheted around polystyrene balls so that they keep their shape. Use sparkly yarn for that added xmas twinkle.

Snowflake Baubles YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake Baubles Tutorial

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Crochet Mistletoe

FREE Mistletoe Crochet Pattern

Crochet Mistletoe

It is traditional to kiss under the miseltoe at Christmas, so why not crochet your very own miseltoe for that special someone? This realistic looking miseltoe is easy for beginners to crochet and can be used for homemade table displays and wreaths, especially when combined with my crocheted holly and ivy leaves below.

Mistletoe YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Mistletoe Tutorial

Mistletoe - Version 2

FREE Mistletoe Crochet Pattern

Mistletoe - Version 2

An alternative, realistic crochet mistletoe design, complete with crocheted white mistletoe berries. Perfect for your handmade Christmas decorations or kissing under, whichever you prefer.

Mistletoe YouTube Video Tutorial

Mistletoe - Version 2 Tutorial 1

Crochet Bell

FREE Bell Crochet Pattern

Crochet Bell

This crochet bell makes a pretty decoration for your Christmas tree. I've paired two together and added a little ribbon to make it extra special. This crochet pattern was originally from my crochet Advent calendar.

Bell YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Bell Tutorial

Bell - Version 2

FREE Bell Crochet Pattern

Bell - Version 2

Another crochet bell design. Make this with glittery yarn to add that an extra sparkle. This crochet bell can be used as a Christmas tree decoration or as part of a dinner table centrepiece.

Available as a free written pattern.

Angel Applique

FREE Angel Crochet Pattern

Angel Applique

This quick and easy crochet angel applique would make the perfect accessory to gift wrap for your Christmas presents, or as a decoration for a handmade Christmas card or your Christmas tree.

Angel YouTube Video Tutorial

Angel Applique Tutorial 1

Crochet Star Flower

FREE Star Flower Crochet Pattern

Crochet Star Flower

I love this crochet flower and you can add it to my other crochet flowers and leaves to create wreaths and table centrepieces. This crochet pattern is suitable for beginners.

Available as a free written pattern.

Crochet Shelf Elf

FREE Shelf Elf Crochet Pattern

Crochet Shelf Elf

Why not crochet your very own shelf elf? These little shelf elves make cute Christmas decorations to sit on the shelf, tree or for some festive family fun. These are sure to be a big hit with the children and grandchildren.

Shelf Elf YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Shelf Elf Tutorial

Crochet Holly and Ivy

FREE Holly and Ivy Crochet Pattern

Crochet Holly and Ivy

The Holly and the Ivy reminds me of the Christmas carol of the same name. These festive leaves look great in a homemade wreath or as part of a centre piece on your Christmas dinner table.

Holly YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Holly Tutorial

Holly Leaf and Berries

FREE Holly Crochet Pattern

Holly Leaf and Berries

An alternate crochet holly leaf version with red berries. This would make a great addition to any handmade Christmas decorations such as a wreath or garland.

Holly YouTube Video Tutorial

Holly Leaf and Berries Tutorial 1

Crochet Christmas Pudding

FREE Xmas Pud Crochet Pattern

Crochet Christmas Pudding

This delicious looking Christmas pudding is almost good enough to eat. Don't serve it up after the Christmas turkey though because it's made of yarn. Instead use it to decorate your tree. Another great pattern for beginners.

Available as a free written pattern.

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Gift Tags

FREE Gift Tags Crochet Pattern

Gift Tags

Have you ever wrapped a present and realised you have no gift tags? Want to add something a bit special to your gift? Why not crochet these handmade gift tags with crocheted heart for that unique personal touch.

Available as a free written pattern.

Mini Roast Turkey

FREE Mini Turkey Crochet Pattern

Mini Roast Turkey

A mini crochet roast turkey. Roast Turkey is the staple of a traditional Christmas dinner, at least if you're a carnivore here in the UK. This roast turkey looks good enough to eat, but don't because it's made of yarn.

Available as a free written pattern.

Mini Crochet Robin

FREE Robin / Turkey Crochet Pattern

Mini Robin / Turkey

This versatile crochet pattern shows you how to make a generic bird and then adapt it to turn it into an adorable little robin or tiny turkey. These make perfect little decorations for your Christmas tree. I have also included the video tutorial on how to make the bird's body, which you can easily adapt into one of these festive icons.

Mini Robin / Turkey YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Mini Robin or Turkey Tutorial

Crochet Scarf Bear

FREE Scarf Bear Crochet Pattern

Crochet Scarf Bear

Practice your crochet techniques with this little bear and winter scarf. Includes instructional videos on how to crochet a magic circle and double crochet foundation stitches.

Available as a free written pattern.

Crochet Santa Father Christmas Hat

FREE Santa Hat Crochet Pattern

Crochet Santa Father Christmas Hat

Why not crochet your very own santa hat. This design uses pom poms for the trim, so dust down that pom-pom maker, and comes in all sizes from infant to teen to adult. Suitable for beginners to crochet.

Available as a free written pattern.

Crochet Simple Star

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Crochet Simple Star

These simple stars are great as tree decorations or to add embelishment to your other crochet creations. I show you how to make these via my step-by-step crochet video tutorial.

Simple Star YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Simple Star Tutorial

Crochet Simple Chunky Baby Booties

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Simple Chunky Crochet Baby Booties

These festive styled baby booties make a great Christmas gift for a little loved one. Suitable for 0-6 months, these booties would make a prefect first Christmas present for that special little girl or boy.

Baby Booties YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Simple Chunky Baby Booties Tutorial

Crochet Christmas Tree Earrings

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Crochet Christmas Tree Earrings

I think handmade Christmas presents are the most thoughtful gifts to give. If you're looking for something a little bit different to give to the friend that has everything, then these earings make a fun Christmas present. A unique alternative to a Christmas jumper or socks.

Earrings YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Christmas Tree Earrings Tutorial

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Mini Christmas Tree

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Crocodile Stitch Mini Christmas Tree

In this two-part video tutorial I show you how to make this crocodile stitch Christmas tree. The crocodile stitch creates the perfect texture, and I've added some beads as little baubles. You can top it with my mini crochet star - see pattern below.

Christmas Tree YouTube Video Tutorials

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Mini Christmas Tree Tutorial 1 Crochet Crocodile Stitch Mini Christmas Tree Tutorial 2

Crochet Mini Star

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Mini Crochet Star

These little stars are easy to crochet and look great on top of my crocodile stitch Christmas trees - see crochet tutorial above.

Mini Star YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Mini Star Tutorial

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Crochet Snowflake Granny Pentagon

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Crochet Snowflake Granny Pentagon

This granny square - or rather granny pentagon - incorporates a snowflake design for a winter theme. Hang these from your tree or use them as festive coasters for your eggnog.

Granny Pentagon YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Snowflake Granny Pentagon Tutorial

Easy Crochet Star

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Easy Crochet Star

A quick and easy crochet star works well with sparkly yarn and includes a yarn loop so that you can hang it on your Christmas tree.

Easy Star YouTube Video Tutorial

Easy Crochet Star Tutorial 1

Crochet Lace Heart

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Crochet Lace Heart

Spread the love at Christmas. This beautiful picot lace heart is quick and easy to crochet and would make another great Christmas tree decoration or gift tag for a loved one.

Heart YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Lace Heart Tutorial 1

Crochet Mushroom Decoration

FREE Mushroom Crochet Pattern

Crochet Mushroom Decoration

Is a mushroom Christmassy? Well, this red agaric toadstool certainly is. It makes a brilliant Christmas tree decoration and looks equally cute as a keyring or as part of a fairy display.

Mushroom Decoration YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Mushroom Decoration Tutorial

Crochet Mini Penguin

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Mini Crochet Penguin

This adorable little winter penguin is very popular. I show you how to make this little fellow in 2 easy to follow video tutorials. Keep him wrapped up warm with a tiny scarf.

Mini Penguin YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Mini Penguin Tutorial 1 Crochet Mini Penguin Tutorial 2

Crochet Wrist Warmers

FREE Wrist Warmers Crochet Pattern

Crochet Wrist Warmers

The crochet wrist warmers use the tornado switch. They are great for keeping your wrists warm on those chilly winter days, but give you the freedom to use your fingers for other tasks, such as more crocheting!

Wrist Warmers YouTube Video Tutorial

Crochet Wrist Warmers Tutorial 1

Mini Crochet Wreath

FREE Mini Wreath Crochet Pattern

Mini Crochet Wreath

Why not crochet some mini wreaths and hang them from the doors in your home. These versatile wreaths can also form part of a bigger decoration by adding holly, ivy and stars from my other Christmas crochet patterns. Be inspired!

Available as a free written pattern.

Mini Crochet Granny Square Present Decoration

FREE Mini Present Crochet Pattern

Mini Crochet Granny Square Present Decoration

This little granny square Christmas present looks as good on your tree as a real present looks under it.

Available as a free written pattern.

Mini Crochet Angel

FREE Mini Angel Crochet Pattern

Mini Crochet Angel

This mini angel makes an adorable Christmas tree decoration or if you have a very small tree then a perfect tree topper.

Available as a free written pattern.

Fat Crochet Robin

FREE Robin Crochet Pattern

Fat Crochet Robin

"Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat." And so is this robin. The robin, with its iconic red breast, is the bird that squawks Christmas. My robin crochet pattern makes a fun Christmas decoration or child's toy.

Available as a free written pattern.

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Garland Lights

FREE Garland Crochet Pattern

Garland Lights

Twinkling Christmas tree lights look so festive and pretty, but if you are looking for a carbon neutral version then look no further than these crocheted garland lights.

Available as a free written pattern.

Mini Christmas Stocking

FREE Stocking Crochet Pattern

Mini Christmas Stocking

This tiny crocheted stocking might be for very small gifts, but it is the thought that counts. These are great for hiding tiny treats in on Christmas Eve.

Available as a free written pattern.

Pom Pom Christmas Pudding

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Pom Pom Christmas Pudding

This pom pom pud is actually making me feel hungry. Clearly from the name, this is a pom pom rather than crochet but it does have crocheted holly leaves with beads for berries. Good enough to eat... but again, and I can't stress this enough, don't eat yarn.

Christmas Pud YouTube Video Tutorial

Pom Pom Christmas Pudding Tutorial 1

Pom Pom Robin

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Pom Pom Robin

Robin, the quintessential Christmas bird adorns so many festive handicrafts. This robin is made of poms poms and has a trademark red breast. A fun way to play with yarn at xmas.

Robin YouTube Video Tutorial

Pom Pom Robin Tutorial 1

Mini Yarn Bobble Hat

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Mini Yarn Bobble Hat

This little bobble hat made from yarn doesn't use any crochet and can be made by anyone. It can used as a tree decoration or as an accessory for my shelf elf crochet pattern.

Bobble Hat YouTube Video Tutorial

Mini Yarn Bobble Hat Tutorial 1

Christmas Tree Decorations

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Christmas Tree Decorations

OK, so the keen-eyed among you will have noticed that these aren't crochet. However, these felt creations make the perfect homemade christmas tree decorations, so I just had to include them here as a bonus craft project. These little beauties adorn our christmas tree every year.

Christmas Tree Decorations YouTube Video Tutorial

Christmas Tree Decorations Tutorial

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Laura Eccleston

HappyBerry began its journey in the Autumn of 2009 and has gone on to have patterns published in crochet magazines such as Inside Crochet magazine and Mollie Makes. I’ve also designed for DMC Creative and online yarn retailer Deramores, but my true desire will always be sharing my designs for free with whoever wishes to read or watch them.

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