Christmas Patterns

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

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 a book called Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. It's finished with crystal beads. Crocheted and photographed by Amy Solovay.

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

If you enjoy knitting and crocheting Christmas gifts, you'll want to get your hands on a copy of Arne & Carlos Favorites. This lovely book includes a spectacular selection 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 enjoy knitting and crocheting Christmas gifts, you’ll want to get your hands on a copy of Arne & Carlos Favorites. This lovely book includes a spectacular selection 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.

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:

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

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.

Peppermint Pinwheels Christmas Afghan Pattern by Carole G Wilder

Peppermint Pinwheels crochet afghan pattern -- If you're working on decorating your home for the Christmas holiday season, you're sure to appreciate this festive design. This pattern is available in the book called Crochet Afghan Revival, published by Leisure Arts. It is also available for sale as a standalone digital pattern download.

Peppermint Pinwheels crochet afghan pattern — If you’re working on decorating your home for the Christmas holiday season, you’re sure to appreciate this festive design. This pattern is available in the book called Crochet Afghan Revival, published by Leisure Arts. It is also available for sale as a standalone digital pattern download.


The pattern for crocheting the Peppermint Pinwheels afghan is available for sale from Leisure Arts in several formats:

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!

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 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.

Grid Lace Christmas Scarf Pattern

Grid Lace Christmas Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

Grid Lace Christmas Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern by Amy Solovay


Crochet this festive scarf to wear to Christmas parties or just wear around during the Christmas holiday season.

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

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:

This page was last updated on 12-4-2019.