Christmas Patterns Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Christmas, Plus a Few Paid Patterns That Are Worth the Money

Looking for Christmas patterns to knit and crochet? If so, you just hit the jackpot. You found the mother lode of excellent patterns for making Christmas ornaments, Christmas decorations, Christmas blankets, holiday table settings, Christmas scarves, Christmas jewelry, Christmas gifts — and more. We invite you to browse through this list and grab as many of these patterns as you like. Most of these Christmas patterns are available for free on the Internet; we’ve also included suggestions for some pattern books that we think offer an outstanding value for the asking price.

Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Christmas Knits

Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Christmas Knits, published by Trafalgar Square Books, North Pomfret, Vermont
Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Christmas Knits, published by Trafalgar Square Books, North Pomfret, Vermont

Jorid Linvik is a Norwegian knitting pattern designer who has a talent for designing truly unique motifs, many of which feature depictions of animals that tug at your heartstrings. In this book, she’s focused her attention on designing holiday-friendly projects that are all gift-worthy (of course, you’ll probably want to make some of these items for yourself, too).


This book is filled with festive projects including dolls and stuffed toys to give to the children you know; appealing accessories such as hats, mittens, cowls and socks; Christmas stockings featuring Jorid’s super creative animal motifs; pretty bows for decking your halls, your gifts, your Christmas tree, your kids and yourself; a DIY advent calendar; and more.


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Christmas Ornaments

Want to deck your halls with handmade Christmas ornaments and other fabulous DIY Christmas decorations? If so, this is the place to load up on unique ornament patterns, tutorials and inspiration.

Hanging Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament: This ornament is made using a triangle motif pattern from Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. It's finished with Swarovski crystal beads. Crocheted and photographed by Amy Solovay.
Hanging Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament: This ornament is made using a triangle motif pattern from Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. It’s finished with Swarovski crystal beads. Crocheted and photographed by Amy Solovay.

Click here to check out my book review of this title (the short version of the review: I HIGHLY recommend the book!) Or click here to shop for the book on Amazon.
If you're planning to knit some of your Christmas ornaments or gifts this year, DEFINITELY get yourself a copy of Arne & Carlos Favorites, pictured above on the left. This lovely book includes bunches of patterns for knitting Christmas ornaments, toys like the cute mouse pictured here, chic accessories, blankets, slippers and other items that make fantastic Christmas gifts.
If you’re planning to knit some of your Christmas ornaments or gifts this year, DEFINITELY get yourself a copy of Arne & Carlos Favorites, pictured above on the left. This lovely book includes bunches of patterns for knitting Christmas ornaments, toys like the cute mouse pictured here, chic accessories, blankets, slippers and other items that make fantastic Christmas gifts. Click the photo collage above to check out our review of this title or click here to shop for the book on Amazon.

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Holiday Table Settings, and Kitchen Patterns for Christmas

This Christmas table setting includes a crocheted placemat, a beaded Christmas napkin ring, and a linen napkins with a crocheted edging.
This Christmas table setting includes a crocheted placemat, a beaded Christmas napkin ring, and a linen napkins with a crocheted edging. You can find free crochet patterns for making all of these items online.

For some people, the holidays are really nothing more than a good excuse to throw Christmas parties, scarf Christmas cookies, drink eggnog and cook up some epic meals. So we think it’s important to offer a variety of patterns enabling you to set a gorgeous holiday table, and also to keep things looking festive in the kitchen.


Napkin Rings Suitable for Christmas:

Christmas Potholders:


Striped Crochet Christmas Potholders -- Free Pattern

Striped crochet Christmas potholders: Free Crochet Pattern


Free potholder patterns for making the projects pictured above, from left to right:

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Christmas Decorations

Want to update your home decor for the holidays this year? If so, any of the following home decor patterns could inspire you.

Crochet Snowflake Trivet
This crochet snowflake trivet is the perfect serving accessory for Christmas dinner. Click here to get the free crochet pattern here on our website!

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Christmas Appliques

You can magically transform just about any item, including store-bought items, into Christmas projects. It’s easy! Just stitch a Christmas-themed applique to the item, and there you have it. An ordinary scarf can become a Christmas scarf, or an everyday hat can become a Christmas hat using this method. You can also use appliques to dress up plain Christmas tree skirts, Christmas stockings, and more.


Christmas Tree Appliques to Crochet -- A free symbol crochet chart is available for this pattern.
Christmas Tree Appliques to Crochet — A free symbol crochet chart is available for this pattern.

Christmas Gift Baskets, Giftwrap Ideas and Gift Containers

DIY Gift Basket Crochet Pattern
DIY Gift Basket Crochet Pattern

Baskets make a lovely and sustainable alternative to giftwrap — and it’s particularly nice to knit or crochet your own Christmas basket. Pictured above is a crocheted basket I designed especially for this purpose; however, many of the baskets on our basket pattern list could be suitable to use for making Christmas gift baskets.


Find more ideas for making sustainable Christmas and holiday giftwrap on the following pages:

Christmas Accessories

‘Tis the season to dress up in festive Christmas scarves and accessories.

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  • Knitted Floral Christmas Socks and Matching Mittens
  • Knitted Snowman Socks
  • Knitted Christmas Socks With Reindeer Motifs
  • Christmas Socks With Elf Motifs
  • Knitted Santa Claus Hat and Beard
  • Christmas Jewelry Patterns

    Get free instructions and ideas for making your own Christmas jewelry. Whether you want to make jewelry for yourself or to give as gifts to your friends, family and colleagues, these free patterns and tutorials are sure to inspire you.



    Free crochet patterns – pictured above, from left to right:

    Christmas Squares and Edging Patterns

    Christmas Crochet Checkerboard Afghan Squares
    Christmas Crochet Checkerboard Afghan Squares

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    So there you have it: that’s our roundup of free Christmas patterns to knit and crochet. We hope you found bunches of worthwhile patterns to either work on or add to your pattern archives.

    More Christmas Gift Ideas

    Do you need to produce the coolest-ever Christmas gift for a knitter or crocheter in your inner circle? If so, you’ll want to check out our current Christmas gift guide featuring a mix of spectacular gift ideas. Some of the suggestions cover the trendiest yarns and needlework gadgets available. Others cover the best, highest quality time-tested classics that have been around for years — with good reason. Whether your gift recipient prefers the latest needlecraft gear or old-school traditional favorite craft supplies, you’ll find ideas for gifts you’ll be proud to give at Christmas or any time.

    More Christmas Crafts

    Want to find even more Christmas craft ideas? Since you’re the creative type, we figure you might like to browse through even more pages of handmade Christmas craft projects:

    About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer who holds a degree in textile design and previously enjoyed a career in the textile industry. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com.

    This page was last updated on 10-6-2020.

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