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What to Crochet for Christmas: 100 Easy Projects 

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Wondering what to crochet for Christmas? I’ve gathered 100+ crochet project ideas for any Christmas purpose you can imagine. Whether you’re looking for patterns for gifts, home, and kitchen wear, or Amigurumi, this is the most complete list you will find around.

Christmas is certainly one of the holidays with the most crochet pattern options available out there. A quick online search will bring you hundreds of results. But it can get overwhelming and take you so much time. I get it!

I hope I can make it easier with this list and bring you inspiration to create your next Christmas crochet masterpiece. And the best thing about this collection? Most of these patterns are free, with only a few inexpensive options that I thought would be worth to include here.

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Things you can crochet for Christmas

These are the most common Christmas crochet projects:

  • Christmas tree decoration – such as ornaments, garlands, and skirts.
  • Kitchen accessories – you can crochet things like dish towels, potholders, washcloths, and coasters.
  • Home decoration – such as cushion covers, table runners, doilies, and garlands.
  • Crochet Stockings – stocking patterns are available in many sizes, colors, and textures. 
  • Crochet gifts – Such as, Santa hats, elf hats, socks, scarves, and headbands.
  • Christmas Amigurumi – Christmas themed crochet 3D dolls and animals are amongst the cutest projects to crochet. You can make snowmen, reindeers, gnomes, Santa Claus, Elves, and more. 

If you’re like me, this is that time of the year you get so busy and prefer projects that you don’t have to spend weeks making them. So, I thought I would spend some time looking for patterns that are not only fun, but also quick and easy to crochet. 

Helpful supplies for Christmas projects 

Most likely, this list of materials and tools are things you already have around, even if you haven’t been crocheting for a long time. However, Christmas crochet projects call for some yarn colors and supplies that you may need for some of these projects.

Please make sure you read the chosen pattern’s supply list. But here is what you will be using for most projects you will crochet for Christmas:

  • Yarn – most patterns will call for worsted weight (#4)/Aran, but fur yarns are great to have as well, depending on what you’re making.
  • Crochet hooks – it’s always good to have a set with different sizes.
  • Stitch markers – super helpful for Amigurumi making.
  • Pompom makers – they come in handy for beanies and ornaments.
  • Project bags – I am quite sure you will have more than one projects going on at a time, so these project bags are great to keep your WIP’s organized.
  • Tapestry needles – have them in various sizes. My favorite are the ones with the bent tips.
  • Safety eyes and noses – for Amigurumi dolls and animals.
  • Scissors – the sharper the better for pompom making.

Recommend yarns 

Here is a list of my favorite yarns to crochet for Christmas:

Yarn descriptionBrandFiber content
24 / 7 Cotton Lion Brand100% Mercerized Cotton
I Love This Cotton Hobby LobbyCotton
With LoveRed Heart100% Acrylic
Hue & Me Lion BrandAcrylic & Wool blend
LB Lux Collection Lion BrandWool

I’ve done the legwork to separate this list in different categories, to make it easier for you to browse and decide what to pick. I hope you find it helpful and have fun making them.

With no further ado, here is the list of the best patterns to crochet for Christmas.

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Christmas Ornaments

Ornaments are not only quick and easy projects to crochet for Christmas, but they are also fun to work on. Whether you are looking for simple ornaments that take only a small amount of yarn to make. 

Or maybe you’re looking for patterns that are more elaborated, with embroidery and beads, for example. Whatever your taste is, you’ll find one you love in this list.

Crochet for Christmas Ornaments
Crochet Christmas Ornaments

1. Christmas gnome os Santa Ornament – pattern and photo by Zamiguz

2. Paw Print Tree Ornament – pattern and photo by Simply Hooked By Janet 

3. Elf Candy Cane Ornament to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by Darling Maple Designs

4. Furry Cat Ornament – pattern and photo by The Loopy Lamb

5. Snow Globe Ornament – pattern and photo by Blackstone Designs

6. Tree Chappy Festive Appliqué – pattern and photo by SweetBee Crochet

7. Ugly Sweater Ornament – pattern and photo by Stitch By Fay 

8. Chicken Ornaments – pattern and photo by Okie Girl Bling n’ Things

9. Swirly Star Motif – pattern and photo by The Crochet Fix

10. Crochet Heart Snowman Ornament – pattern and photo by Golden Lucy Crafts

11. Reindeer and Candy Cane Ornament – pattern and photo by DIY Fluffies

12. Winding Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament – pattern and photo by Easy On The Tongue 

13. Mini Christmas Stocking Ornament – pattern and photo by Raffa Musa Designs

14. Holly Leaf and Berries Ornament – pattern and photo by Cosy Rosie

15. Mini Beanie Ornament – pattern and photo by Jewels And Jones

Home and Kitchenware

Kitchen and home wear crochet projects are next in the list of things to crochet for Christmas that’s abundantly available to choose from. Some of these patterns will take a little longer to make, so they take more planning and time. But they are perfect for your home or for gifts. 

Crochet for Christmas home and kitchen decor
Home & kitchen wear for Christmas

16. Holiday Tree Hot Pad – pattern and photo by Simply Hooked by Janet

17. Holly Jolly Crochet Christmas Coasters – pattern and photo by The Loopy Lamb

18. Crochet Icicle Coaster – pattern and photo by Regina P Designs

19. Santa Hat Washcloth – pattern and photo by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

20. Elf Belly Flatware Holder – pattern and photo by Blackstone Designs

21. Christmas Tree Potholder – pattern and photo by Jewels And Jones

22. Crochet Mug Cozy to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by The Crafty Therapist

23. Christmas Tree Towel Topper – pattern and photo by Stitching Together

24. Crochet Christmas Tree Towel – pattern and photo by A Crocheted Simplicity

25. Santa Kitchen Towel Pattern – pattern and photo by Fosbas Designs

26. Santa’s Belt Christmas Pillow – pattern and photo by Jo To The World

27. Hot Water Bottle Cover – pattern by and photo Sandra Stitches

28. Red Christmas Truck Table Runner – pattern and photo by Briana K Designs 

29. Christmas Blanket Crochet Pattern – pattern and photo by Burgundy And Blush

30. Christmas Teapot Cozy Pattern – pattern and photo by Cosy Rosie

Crochet Stockings 

Christmas Stockings are not only a traditional symbol of Christmastime, but they are also functional, making them great projects to crochet for Christmas. Give your mantel a unique look with these crochet stockings. 

Whether you’re aiming for the customary Christmas colors or something modern and unusual, you’ll sure find a pattern you love in this list. 

Crochet for Christmas Stockings
Crochet Stockings

31. Modern Christmas Stocking – pattern and photo by Zamiguz 

32. Chevron Christmas Stocking – pattern and photo by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts 

33. Mini Bean Stitch Stocking – pattern and photo by Simply Hooked by Janet

34. Crafty Boho Stocking – pattern and photo by A Crafty Concept 

35. Christmas Cabled Stocking – pattern and photo by Sierra’s Crafty Creations 

36. Victorian Christmas Stocking – pattern and photo by Blackstone Designs 

37. Kota Stocking – paid pattern and photo by Regina P Designs  

38. Shell Stitch Christmas Stocking – pattern and photo by Okie Girl Bling n’ Things 

39. Granny Square Christmas Stocking – pattern and photo by Sweet Bee Crochet

40. Prancing Deer Stocking – pattern and photo by Briana K Designs 

41. Herringbone Stitch Stocking – pattern and photo by Burgundy and Blush 

42. Basic Christmas Stocking – pattern and photo by Sandra Stitches 

43. Buffalo Plaid Stocking – pattern and photo by A Crocheted Simplicity

44. Cozy Alpine Stocking to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by Juniper & Oaks 

45. Claremore Christmas Stocking – pattern and photo by Banana Moon Studio

Christmas Tree Skirts

Tree skirts are amongst the largest projects to crochet for Christmas, but they are items that can be kept in your decoration storage and be cherished by your family. I love how this list of tree skirt patterns is so versatile and fun. 

Usually, I go for the muted hues for my decorations. But if you like the traditional Christmas colors, go for it and crochet any of these patterns with the colors that best suit your style.

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Christmas tree skirts

46. Modern Christmas Tree Skirt – pattern and photo by Simply Hooked by Janet

47. Holiday Magic Tree Skirt – paid pattern and photo by Ambassador Crochet

48. Poinsettia Tree Skirt – pattern and photo by A Crocheted Simplicity 

49. Red Heart Train Set Skirt – pattern and photo by Yarnspirations 

50. Caron Flirty Tree Skirt to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by Yarnspirations 

51. Solstice Tree Skirt – pattern and photo by TL Yarn Crafts

52. Buttons and Bobbles Tree Skirt – pattern and photo by MJ’s Off the Hook Designs

53. Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Tree Skirt – pattern by Fosbas Designs

54. Retro Striped Tree Skirt – pattern and photo by Premier Yarns

55. Tunisian Crochet Tree Skirt – pattern and photo by Knitter Knotter 

56. Silent Night Tree Skirt – photo and free pattern with newsletter signup by Creative Crochet Corner 

57. Happy Holiday Tree Skirt – pattern and photo by Moogly 

Gift Ideas to Crochet for Christmas

Most patterns listed in this blog post will make great Christmas gifts. But if you’re looking for other personal, Christmas themed patterns, such as hats, scarves, cup cozies, and gift card holders, the following are great options.

However, if you’re looking for other gift ideas that’s not necessarily Christmas themed, you will love this roundup with quick gift ideas here on the blog.

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Gift Ideas for Christmas

58. Festive Christmas Cowl – pattern and photo by Simply Hooked by Janet 

59. Santa Sack Backpack – pattern and photo by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts 

60. Christmas Wreath Earrings – pattern and photo by Stitch by Fay 

61. Striped Elf Hat – pattern and photo by Okie Girl Bling n’ Things 

62. Christmas Tree Hat – pattern and photo by Jo to The World 

63. Santa Dog Bandana – pattern and photo by Jo to The World

64. Reindeer Ear Warmer to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by A Crocheted Simplicity 

65. Sweet Stripes Gift Bags – pattern and photo by Green Fox Designs 

66. Christmas Sweaters Gift Card Holder – pattern and photo by Knitter Knotter 

67. Bear Lovey for babies – pattern and photo by Yarn Over With Natasha 

68. Moose Mug Cozy to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by Blackstone Designs 

69. Wine Bottle Holder (wine cozy) – pattern and photo by Jo to The World 

Christmas Amigurumi Projects

Amigurumi animals and dolls are fun to crochet, and they make amazing gifts. Therefore, when planning your makes for the holidays, you will have a large range of possibilities in the Amigurumi world.

Think Santa Claus dolls, moose, deer, snowmen, nut crackers, bears, and anything that brings a magic touch to your Christmas decorations. Even pine trees are great Amigurumi projects to crochet for Christmas.

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Christmas Amigurumi patterns

70. Carl The Alpaca – pattern and photo by Little World of Whimsy 

71. Melvin The Moose Shelf Sitter – pattern and photo by Darling Maple Designs 

72. Cactus With Santa Hat – pattern and photo by Natalina Craft 

73. Bax The Crochet Christmas Bear – pattern and photo by Chai Coffee Crochet 

74. Moose and Reindeer – pattern and photo by The Friendly Fox

75. Christmas Elf Gnome Amigurumi – pattern and photo by Jen Hayes Creations 

76. Snowman Gnome Amigurumi – pattern and photo by Jen Hayes Creations

77. Amigurumi Deer to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by Briana K Designs 

78. Small Christmas Tree – pattern and photo by Made by Gootie 

79. Christmas Wreath Amigurumi – pattern and photo by Raffa Musa Designs 

80. Snow Globe Amigurumi – pattern and photo by Golden Lucy Crafts 

81. Christmas Tree Amigurumi – pattern and photo by Cosy Rosie 

82. Amigurumi Santa Claus – pattern and photo by The Friendly Fox 

83. Amigurumi Rustic Nativity set – paid pattern and photo by Whistle and Ivy 

84. Christmas Angel Amigurumi – pattern and photo by Oombawka Design Crochet 

85. Christmas Gnome Amigurumi – pattern and photo by HanJan Crochet  

Miscellaneous projects to crochet for Christmas

Next up in this collection of Christmas pattern ideas I’m bringing you a mix of all things crochet. Even a printable that will make a great wall art for you or for a friend who loves yarn.

And with this last batch or ideas, we make it to the bottom of this roundup. As you can see, it’s a blog post filled with so many amazing patterns to choose from. Have you found anything you like? Please leave a comment to let me know.

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Miscellaneous Christmas projects

86. Festive Christmas Cracker – pattern and photo by The Loopy Lamb

87. Flat Christmas Tree to Decorate all Things – pattern and photo by Stitching Together 

88. Christmas Lights Garland – pattern by Zamiguz (hey, it’s me again!)

89. Santa Baby Booties – pattern and photo by Jo to The World

90. Holly Berry Mini Pillow to crochet for Christmas – pattern and photo by Golden Lucy Crafts 

91. Mason Jar Cozies – pattern and photo by Knitter Knotter

92. Snowflake Tapestry Crochet Square – pattern and photo by Green Fox Farms Designs

93. Mini Christmas Tree Multipurpose Decor – pattern and photo by Nana’s Crafty Home

94. Christmas Pudding Holly Berries Hat – pattern and photo by Dora Does 

95. All I Want for Christmas Is Yarn Printable Art for Crafters – by Left in Knots 

96. Santa Blanket – pattern and photo by Left In Knots 

97. Christmas Trees and Stars Garland – pattern and photo by See Love Share 

98. Christmas Tree Wall Hanging – pattern and photo by Fresh Knack 

99. Christmas Poinsettia Candle Coaster – pattern and photo by Darling Dana Designs 

100. Christmas Pinwheel Lollipops – pattern and photo by Crochet Memories 

The takeaway

Crochet for Christmas, and for the Holidays in general, is one of the most special ways to treat yourself or a loved one with your crochet projects. Regardless of what you pick to make, I hope it will be cherished for years to come.

Whether you’re looking for a pattern for small ornament or something larger, such as a blanket, I hope you have found something you will have fun making in this list.

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