Don't let your Christmas budget go to waste! Spend your money on gifts instead of decor using these fifteen FREE Christmas crochet patterns. A part of our 12 Days of Craftsy, this collection includes patterns for both beginners and advanced crocheters and projects from small ornaments to large wreaths.
Bell Wreath Ornament
Christmas wreaths are one of the most iconic symbols of the holiday season, and ornaments are one of the most popular holiday craft items. Make both in one design with this adorable little crochet wreath ornament. You can add the optional bell in the center for a particularly charming design. This easy free crochet pattern works up in about an hour.
Crochet Christmas Ornament Cover
Take those old standard Christmas ball ornaments that everyone has in their closets and up-cycle them into truly beautiful, unique decor by adding a crocheted cover. Designer SueAllenCrochet offers more than half a dozen patterns for sale, but she makes this particular design available for free. It uses really simple stitches and works up quickly but makes a big impact when hung on your tree.
Santa Frame Ornament
Personalize your Christmas tree with a set of crochet ornaments framing the photos that you love. These also make really great easy gifts to give for the holidays. Simply take a treasured photo memory, add it into the Santa Frame crochet ornament and wrap it up as a special something for someone you love.
Crochet Christmas Poinsettia Wreath
Every home that celebrates the Christmas holidays needs to have a Christmas wreath for decor. This terrific design combines ribbons bows with crochet poinsettia flowers for a classic design that has contemporary flair. Whether you hang it on your front door or over your fireplace, this is one handmade Christmas wreath that you'll want to use again year after year.
The Family Stocking
Speaking of Christmas decor for the mantle, no holiday is complete without stockings to stuff. Handmade crochet stockings can be passed down from generation to generation, adding warmth to the tradition because they were lovingly crafted by a family member. This free crochet Christmas stocking pattern is great because it's neutral in style and designed to work with any decor, for any age or gender. You could also fill this crochet stocking with small items and gift it.
Mini Christmas Stocking
The stocking is a great design for Christmas ornaments and Christmas garlands, too, and this mini Christmas stocking pattern is a lovely choice for making just that type of holiday item. It incorporates surface crochet techniques but has sufficient instruction for a beginner to be able to follow the pattern.
Murray the Reindeer Amigurumi Pattern
Crochet designer Dawn Touissant has a number of adorable amigurumi crochet patterns, including this little reindeer who is perfect for the holiday season. Add a ribbon to turn him into an ornament or simply set him down somewhere on display.
Foldable Desktop Christmas Tree
There are many great ways to crochet your own Christmas tree. This free Christmas tree crochet pattern is one of the most adorable options. It looks just like a tree with ornaments and everything. It folds up so you can easily take it with you on the go, which means that you can bring it to a holiday dinner party at a restaurant or take it with you to add holiday cheer to your desk at the office.
Beginner Christmas Tree Coaster
This easy crochet Christmas pattern uses only single crochet stitches. It's great for beginners who want to practice their decreasing and create something cute. Make it in a variegated yarn or make a solid crochet tree and then add a colorful chain to represent the Christmas lights. Either way, it's a simple pattern that works up quickly. Although this is designed as a free crochet coaster pattern, it could be used to make ornaments, bunting and Advent calendars as well.
Snow Swells Ornament
These crochet Christmas ornaments use up your scraps in a cute chevron-style design. Use basic crochet stitches and make something beautiful with this free Christmas crochet pattern.
Berries & Blooms Christmas Garland
This easy crochet Christmas garland has a unique look because it's been felted. Don't fret if you've never done any felting before, though, because this free holiday crochet pattern comes with photo-rich instructions from both hand-felting and machine-felting, intended for even a newbie to be able to complete the project.
Deck the halls with an rainbow array of tiny crochet snowmen all decked out in different colored scarves. This is a simple amigurumi crochet pattern that can be used to make ornaments for your tree or anywhere in the home. They make a cute gift set as well!
Weeping Angel with Crocodile Stitch
Love the Weeping Angel imagery? This lovely example of a Weeping Angel ornament is made using the fancy crocodile stitch to create a full, flowing crochet skirt that looks beautiful on any tree.
Candy Cane Steering Wheel Cover
Once you have filled your whole house with Christmas decor, move outside to your vehicle. This easy crochet steering wheel cover pattern represents the candy canes that sweeten the season. It will dress up your car for the season and put a smile on your face when you have to sit in holiday traffic!
Easy Crochet Snowflake
Looking for a winter crochet pattern that works up quickly? Something that you can add to gift wrap, string into bunting or glue to a holiday card for a personal touch? A free crochet pattern that suits all of the winter holidays but doesn't scream "Christmas"? This free crochet snowflake pattern ticks all of those boxes and more!
Looking for more?
You can find more crochet patterns in some of our pattern roundups from last holiday season. Start with these crocheted Christmas decorations, When you're done crocheting all of your Christmas decor, whip up some gift bags and one-skein-only patterns for last-minute gifts.
Do you have any handmade Christmas holiday items that have been passed down through the years?