Wow, it’s December already! For my first blog post, I thought I’d round up a few free crochet patterns to start off the Christmas season. These are decorations and ornaments to get you and your house into the holiday spirit.
Happy Holidays Tree Skirt
To start off, here is a lovely striped tree skirt from Moogly. This pattern is extremely easy and has an interesting layered effect with the stripes. I made it last year and it turned out beautifully. There is also a matching stocking pattern.
Holly Table Runner
My sister recently finished this beautiful sparkly table runner from Red Heart. She didn’t have the gold-intertwined yarn called for in the pattern, so she used white, red, and green together with a strand of gold blending filament. The project turned out wonderfully, and it makes the table look absolutely festive.
Christmas Poinsettia Wreath
I love the look of this poinsettia wreath from Yarn Twist. It also looks extremely simple and quick to work up. It would make a lovely decoration for any front door or wall this time of year.
Crochet Christmas Coasters
These shiny ornament ball coasters from Atty*s are really cute, not to mention useful! I’m definitely going to be making a couple of these for my desk. They would also make great gifts.
Holiday Placemat Set
Here’s something else for the table: a placemat and matching coaster from Red Heart. Lacy, yet simple, these add a touch of Christmas to the table when done up in red, white, and green.
Here is a simple, yet beautiful snowflake from Attic 24 that can have many uses. It could be an ornament for a tree, several could hang in a window, or it could be made into a snowy garland. It could also be stitched onto hats, blankets, pillows, scarves, or just about anything else.
Crochet Wreath and Candy Cane
This wreath and candy cane by Judy Becker have to be some of the easiest ornaments to make. They are really just long crochet twists whose shapes are held with pipe cleaner.
Crochet Christmas Stocking
This cute stocking from Dabbles & Babbles would make a great addition to any mantle. The stripes certainly make it look festive, but it could also be done in other color combinations or solid colors to suit your taste.
Peppermint Throw and Pillow
During the holiday season when it’s cold outside, this delicious peppermint throw with matching pillow from Red Heart is the perfect thing for cuddling up on the couch with a hot drink, a good book, or another crochet project.
Crocheted Nativity Set
And the best for last: let’s not forget the reason for this whole season. This cute Nativity set from 5 Little Monsters includes Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, two shepherds, a sheep, a donkey, and a star. Don’t forget the three Wise Men and an angel to finish the set.
Well, that’s all for this round-up, and I’m sure it’s plenty to get started crocheting for Christmas, if you haven’t already. With Christmas just over three weeks away, there’s a lot to be done. I hope this list has given you some ideas for things to make. But don’t forget to take time to relax and enjoy the season too.