Winter Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Winter is a delightful time of year for knitters and crocheters. It’s cold enough to wear all the scarves, hats, socks, slippers and mittens we’ve lovingly crafted; the blankets we’ve made are welcome additions to our beds and armchairs; and there’s plenty of inspiration for knitting or crocheting snowflakes, snowmen and other projects featuring wintry motifs. If you’re in search of winter knitting and crochet patterns, we hope you’ll enjoy looking through the following collection featuring fun winter-themed motifs, warm winter blankets, Christmas and Hanukkah projects, cold-weather accessories and more.

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  • Crocheting Christmas gifts
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  • Crocheting snowflakes
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  • Paid crochet patterns that are truly worth buying
  • Paid knitting patterns that are truly worth buying

Warm Winter Hats to Crochet and Knit

Easy Ribbed Crochet Baby Hat Pattern for Beginners

Knitted and crocheted hats can help you reduce the effects of winter’s chill by keeping your head cozy and warm. Grab some free hat patterns if you’d like to get started knitting or crocheting a new winter hat for anyone in your family.


Pictured here: an easy, beginner-friendly baby hat pattern for crocheting an ultra-warm hat for a sweet, tiny head.

Warm Winter Scarves, Cowls and Neck Warmers to Knit and Crochet

If you want to bundle up this winter, scarves, cowls and neck warmers are excellent accessories you can use to retain warmth by layering. We recommend the following patterns for keeping your neck warm this winter:

Quick, Easy Jumbo Crochet Cowl


Crochet Stitch Pattern on the Quick, Easy Crochet Cowl
Crochet this quick, easy crochet cowl using Knitpicks Super Tuiff Puff Jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.

This jumbo-sized cowl is currently the warmest scarf I own. For starters, it’s made out of wool, a fiber which is noteworthy for its ability to keep you warm even if you saturate it with cold water (like if it’s snowing on you, or you’re out sailing in a cold rain.)

Rainbow Tapestry Crochet Scarf Pattern


Close-Up Picture Showing the Crochet Stitches on the Rainbow Tapestry Crochet Scarf
Close-Up Picture Showing the Crochet Stitches on the Rainbow Tapestry Crochet Scarf

Brighten up cold, gray winter days with a jolt of color. This colorful scarf combines a neutral beige with a delightful rainbow of yarn colors. The effect is vibrant and eye-catching, yet totally wearable.


See our main directory of knit and crochet scarf patterns to find even more options for winter scarves you can make.

Colorful, Artistic Mittens to Knit

Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Knitted Mittens: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Knitting Patterns
Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Mittens: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Knitting Patterns

The book pictured above features some of the most captivating knitted mitten patterns I have ever seen. There are mitten patterns suitable for women, men and children included in the book.

Warm Knitted and Crocheted Blankets for Winter


Winter is the ideal season for snuggling up with a large crochet or knitting project like a blanket. It’ll keep you warm as you stitch; and then When you’re finished, your lovely blanket will keep you warm for many years in the future.

Crochet Snowflakes

Pictured Above:

Christmas Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Visit our main directory of knitting and crochet patterns with a Christmas theme.

Hanukkah Wine Bottle Cozy With Optional Menorah Design

Square Wine Bottle Cover -- Hannukkah Version
Square Wine Bottle Cover — Hannukkah Version

You can crochet this square wine bottle cover at any time of year, or for any occasion; but it’s a lovely addition to a Hannukkah celebration if you’re transporting kosher wine such as Manischewitz that comes in a square wine bottle.


See Also: Gifts for Knitting and Crochet Enthusiasts


This page was last updated on 12/22/2017.

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