Photo source: The Dapper Toad
‘Tis the season for crocheting beautiful holiday decorations, gifts, and more! We’ve collected some of our favorite holiday crochet patterns, in case you’re looking for a bit of creative inspiration before the season ends. (Click the underlined text below to get the patterns.)
Holiday Lights from The Dapper Toad via Craftsy
Calling on Amigurumi – the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed animals – this pattern produces a string of colorful Christmas lights (pictured above). These lights also happen to be smiling back at adoring guests, making for a creative decoration for any mantel or home. (Or omit the smiling faces for plain bulbs.)
Candy Cane Wreath from Donna's Crochet Designs
Take the traditional crocheted wreath, sprinkle it with candy canes, and you’ve got this adorable red-and-white creation. You’ll make the wreath and candy canes separately, and then pin the candy canes to the wreath as a final touch.
Holly Table Runner from Red Heart
Christmas dinner already looks delicious, but it’ll look even better on a red-and-green trimmed table runner. The runner itself has a few green holly leaves and is nearly five feet long, so it'll definitely be a beautiful showpiece. This pattern is labeled as intermediate skill level.
Santa Hat from Edie Eckman for Red Heart Yarn
Kick the traditional Santa hat up a notch by making it yourself with this pattern. With directions for sizes small through large, you can make a cute hat for most ages!
Slippers from LuzPatterns on Etsy
These white slippers are absolutely adorable and perfect for walking around the house. Adorned with a few red rosettes, they make a great gift for someone else or a little treat for yourself. This pattern comes complete with directions for sizes 5-11, as well as pictures to help illustrate the more difficult stitch. Plus, they look pretty cozy!
Gift Bows from Michele Wilcox and Red Heart
Add a creative touch to your gift-wrapping with these crocheted bows and ribbons, which are sure to get tons of compliments. This pattern has instructions for two different types of bows – one big white bow and a red bow with a center rosette – and is great for beginners as well.
Shelf Elf from Craftsy
The Elf on a Shelf is a new holiday tradition that kids probably know pretty well, but who needs a store-bought elf when you can craft one yourself? This pattern has instructions on how to make a 13-inch tall elf doll, and is geared toward intermediate crochet artists.
Coffee cozies from Coats & Clark (wreath) and Yarnspirations (reindeer)
Perfect as stocking stuffers or gifts, these coffee cozies are brimming with holiday cheer. The patterns are also perfect for most skill levels – perhaps pair a coffee cozy with a gift card to someone’s favorite coffee shop?
Christmas Ornaments from MomsLoveOfCrochet.com
Lots of ornament ideas and patterns can be found on this helpful website, include some instructions for really pretty lace bell ornaments. Browse bells, ornament balls, miniature stockings, and tree-toppers.
Christmas Stockings via Yarnspirations
There are tons of great (and free!) stocking patterns online, including this striped pattern that includes some bold and vibrant pinks, greens, and reds. It’s a colorful spin on this traditional crochet classic.
There are lots of creative patterns out there, and these are just a few that stuck out for the holidays. Enjoy creating some festive gifts and decorations this season!