Garlands are festive decoration motifs for the holidays that are usually made of long strings with hanging ornaments. I was looking for the best Christmas crochet garland patterns and found so many beautiful ones.
Honestly, it was hard to pick only a few, so I decided to gather my favorite 18 patterns and round them up in this article for you. I picked the ones that are quick to make and easy to customize.
They are one of the most traditional items to decorate your home for the holidays, but there are so many possibilities when it comes to handmade garlands.
In fact, if you are feeling crafty, use your creativity to reproduce, or even customize, your next holiday decoration masterpiece with these patterns.
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- The meaning of Christmas garlands
- How to make a Christmas crochet garland?
- Customizing your Christmas crochet garland patterns
- Best yarns for crochet Christmas garlands
- Supplies for Christmas crochet garland patterns
- 18 Best Christmas Crochet Garland Patterns
- 1 . Festive Christmas Lights Crochet Garland
- 2. Christmas Tree and Star Garland
- 3. Christmas Crochet Garland Multiple Apliqués
- 4. Crochet Gnome Garland
- 5. Crochet Christmas Tree Garland
- 6. Crochet Angel Garland
- 7. Christmas Lights Garland
- 8. Mini Stocking Garland
- 9. Multiple Christmas Apliqués Garland
- 10. Crochet Bells Garland
- 11. Holly Christmas Crochet Garland
- 12. Buffalo Plaid Crochet Tree Garland
- 13. Red Heart Holiday Ripple Garland
- 14. Simple Star Garland
- 15. Christmas Stars Garland
- 16. Crochet Mittens Garland
- 17. Christmas Tree Ornaments
- 18. Granny circle ornament
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The meaning of Christmas garlands
Garlands carry a lot of religious symbolism and are usually utilized as Advent or Christmas decoration. In the older days, garlands used to have a circular shape and meant the “infinite love of Jesus”. The circular green branches represented eternity.
With this list of best Christmas crochet garland patterns, you can make the most meaningful decoration pieces for your home when the holiday season arrives. Be it for a religious purpose or not, they always make your home look delightful and joyous.
How to make a Christmas crochet garland?
- First, find a pattern, or multiple patterns, that will look good together in a garland. Then, take some measurements of the area you will be hanging it, so you will know how long your garland needs to be.
- Next, decide how many motifs you will need and then buy the yarn to make them. Whether you’re assembling them with simple flat motifs or the more sophisticated 2-D or 3-D shaped ones, crochet garlands are usually quick to make.
- Chances are that you will probably have the supplies you need right in your craft drawers. They don’t take much yarn.
- Lastly, you will need a string to hang your motifs. You can either crochet a long chain with yarn or use any other leftovers of store-bought craft strings you have around.
Customizing your Christmas crochet garland patterns
The possibilities for garland customizations are endless and it’s so easy to do.
- First, pick a pattern, or multiple patterns, to combine them all in one garland. Then decide what elements you want your garland to have. Surely, trees, stars, and snowflakes will look great together.
- Also, Christmas ornaments, like presents, angels, Santa Claus, or other tree ornaments, are all motifs that can go together in a garland as well.
- Besides, you can mix your handmade motifs with other craft supplies you have around. Like I did with my 2D Christmas lights and golden jingle bells (included in the list below).
- Finally, when you have decided what you want in your garland, gather your supplies, and make you’re the most beautiful Christmas decoration piece for your home.
Best yarns for crochet Christmas garlands
I recommend lighter weight (#2 to #4) yarns for Christmas Garlands. But remember that these are great projects for scrap yarn, so the best yarns are the leftovers you have in your craft room.
Besides, the more colorful the better, so you can even use different yarn weights, colors, and even brands, to crochet your motifs.
It’s important to keep in mind also that some patterns will call for specific yarns. Since most garlands are made of very small motifs, I would recommend you crochet a swatch before starting your final project, if your intention is to use a different yarn.
Supplies you need for Christmas crochet garlands
For simple flat motifs garlands, you don’t need much, here is what is usually needed.
- yarn (I like 24/7 mercerized cotton by Lion Brand)
- a tapestry needle
- a crochet hook
However, a few of the patterns in this list will call for stuffing fiber as well, like fiberfill, to make the 2-D or 3-D shaped ornaments. Please click the links for each pattern and check the list of materials you will need.
18 Best Christmas Crochet Garland Patterns
Here are the crochet patterns for your next super holiday garland. Before you decide, keep scrolling to pick your favorite ones, gather your supplies and have fun. To go to the pattern, click the designer's name.
Festive Lights Garland
The first of the Christmas crochet garland patterns in this list was designed by me, and it was published here on the blog. My idea was to create a colorful and fun garland with light bulbs that resembled real Christmas lights in a 2-D shape.
For instance, you can customize it as ornaments for your tree as well. Simply crochet a small chain and attach it to the top of the light to hang it in the tree.
Designed by: Zamiguz Handmade Creations
Yarn used: Worsted weight (4), 24/7 100% Mercerized Cotton
Tree and Star Garland
Second in the list of Christmas crochet garland patterns, is a perfect example on how you can combine multiple motifs in the same garland. By the way, the construction of the trees and stars was very similar to the first one.
First, you make two panels, next you join them together, and then you stuff them lightly to give them that 2-D shape. And more, it’s also totally customizable. It’s so gorgeous, I love the colors.
Designed by: Knotted Nest
Yarn used: worsted weight yarn (4). The designer recommends Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch, LB’s Wool-Ease, or WeCrochet’s Brava.
Garland With Apliqués
Here you have another garland that couldn’t be out of the Christmas crochet garland patterns list. With multiple appliqués that represent Christmas at its best with many of its characters: Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees, snowman, and a unicorn?
Yes, why not? The motifs are so cute, yet so simple and easy to crochet. By the way, this designer has so many patterns for holiday motifs in her blog, go check her out for more garland ideas.
Designed by: GoldenLucy Crafts
Yarn used: crochet cotton thread size 10 for Santa, and light weight (# 3) cotton yarn for the other motifs.
Crochet Gnome Garland
Next, you have another unusual and super cute garland designed by Golden Lucy Crafts. This is one in my list to make, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. They would look great to decorate your mantel or windows.
So far, this is one of my favorite Christmas crochet garland patterns. There is something so magical about gnomes, I just adore them. Aren’t they so cute?
Designed by: GoldenLucy Crafts
Yarn used: Knit Picks Dishie worsted weight (#4) cotton yarn, Knit Picks Curio (#3) thread (for the nose)
Christmas Tree Garland
What I like the most about this garland is that the Christmas tree appliqués are made with puff stitches. The texture of the stitches was perfect for the little trees, it made them look just like real miniature trees.
If you are looking for something simple, quick to make, but unique and cute, this pattern has it all. It will be one of the Christmas crochet garland patterns that’s super quick and fun to make.
Designed by: Desert Blossom Crafts
Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft
Angels and Hearts Christmas Garland
Next up in the list, you have another pattern by Golden Lucy Crafts for an adorable Angel garland. This is one of three patterns from her, that I included in this list because I love them.
If you go back to where I mentioned about using store bought accessories to customize your crochet motifs, you will understand why this is the perfect example of what I meant. Yarn + buttons equal a cute little angel.
Are you a fan of angels in your Christmas decoration? Then, this is one of the Christmas crochet garland patterns for you.
Designed by: GoldenLucy Crafts
Yarn used: Crochet cotton #3 thread
Christmas Lights Garland
Now, you have this festive, colorful, and fun pattern that’s another one with multiple customization possibilities. Make a string long enough with the small lights and it will be just perfect to hang in a tree or at the mantel.
Are you the crafty kind of person that loves to stuff little gifts in stockings? These little lights would be perfect for that.
Designed by: Crafts TutsPlus
Yarn used: Drops Paris cotton
Mini Stocking Advent Garland
This one is the first Christmas crochet garland patterns in this list that is paid, but it couldn’t stay out because it’s so adorable.
The bright colors in these mini stockings will make such a fun and festive garland. And it’s another pattern that would make cute little gifts or stocking stuffers (stockings inside the stockings, got it?).
Designed by: MellyEllyCrafts
Yarn used: DK yarn (Double knit, Light Worsted, 8-ply)
Multiple Apliqués Garland
Here is another paid one in the Christmas crochet garland patterns list that’s worth every penny, and that I think you will love.
It’s built of multiple appliqués that could also be used as tree ornaments, besides a Christmas crochet garland full of magical holiday items.
Designed by: Hugles
Crochet Bells Garland
When I was searching for Christmas crochet garland patterns, I wanted bells in the list so badly. And guess what? I found the perfect one.
Regardless of if you use Christmas symbols for religious reasons or simply for decoration, this pattern will make a great addition to your home.
This is another paid pattern available on Etsy for a small fee and it’s totally worth it.
Designed by: Hugles
Next, you have the holly tree leaves. The Holly Tree is another meaningful symbol of Christianity, and this pattern reproduced the leaves so accurately.
Besides the garland, you can also make a collar that can be worn as an accessory for your Christmas celebrations. It’s another great paid pattern in the list, check it out.
Designed by: LittleCraftyDog
Buffalo Plaid Tree Garland
Are you a big fan of that farmhouse-y feeling and/or all things plaid for the holiday season? Then this buffalo plaid Christmas crochet garland is for you.
Here you have another one of the Christmas crochet garland patterns that mixes a store-bought craft string with wooden beads and crochet trees, and they match up to well. And it looks just perfect!
Designed by: Knotted Nest
Yarn used: Worsted weight (#4)
Red Heart Ripple Garland
If you’re looking for something unique to make your Christmas tree to be the centerpiece of your home for the holidays, then this garland is the one for you.
It’s so simple to make, just a few rows of ripple stitches. But still can be customized with your favorite colors to match up your decoration.
This is the only one of the Christmas crochet garland patterns in this list that has the same function of a tinsel and it looks so great on a tree.
Designed by: Yarnspirations
Yarn used: Red Heart Super Saver
Simple Star Garland
Next one in the list of Christmas crochet garland patterns is another one of those projects you will finish in just a few hours. The small star motifs are so simple, yet classic and beautiful.
Besides, if you are on the minimalist side of decoration style, this one will be a perfect garland for smaller trees or table centerpieces.
The PDF can be downloaded for free on Ravelry.
Designed by: OutstandingCrochet
Yarn used: Light (#3/DK) 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic
Christmas Stars Garland
Yet another fun crochet star pattern that’s so delicate. And it’s one of the Christmas crochet garland patterns that’s full of possibilities for the holidays.
Here, you can use your creativity to combine your favorite colors and make it the way you like. You could even make them all white because they resemble snowflakes as well.
Another thing that I like about this pattern is that it’s available in English and in Spanish.
Designed by: Anabelia Handmade
Yarn used: Fingering/Fine weight (#1) 100% Cotton
By now, you must have noticed I tried to add a variety of motifs to this list of Christmas crochet garland patterns. And when I first looked at this pattern pictures, I knew right away I wanted to include it.
For this one, you can use a combination of bright colors and make it super fun and festive. Or you can pick muted tones of yarn was well if that’s what your decoration looks like.
Designed by: CrochetToPlay
Yarn used: I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby
Christmas Tree Ornaments
This is not a garland pattern per se, I know, but don’t worry. Like I mentioned earlier in this article, I picked all Christmas crochet garland patterns in this list that are easy to customize.
These little ornaments look so adorable. Here, you can make several items and attach them to a simple crochet chain to create a beautiful garland.
Designed by: NattyToys
Granny Circle Ornament
Last but not least, in the list of best Christmas crochet garland patterns ideas, is also an ornament pattern that’s totally customizable. When I first saw it on the designer’s Facebook page, I knew I wanted to add it to this list.
The color combination she used gives it such a vintage vibe. But if you like vibrant colors, it will look great that way was well.
Designed by: Spin a Yarn Crochet
Yarn used: Amigo Light/Worsted by Hobbii
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As you can see, these Christmas crochet garland gatternsare all easy to make and customize. Pick your favorite one, or several of them, to make the next Christmas decoration masterpiece for your home. I hope that whatever you make, will look great and bring you, and your loved ones, lots of joy.
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