Would you be interested in owning a varied collection of 40+ outstanding, gift-worthy Christmas crochet patterns? If so, check out Crochet World’s Fall 2021 issue, which is titled Have a Happy Crochet Christmas. I’ve picked up some issues of this magazine over the years, and this, in my opinion, is one of the best Christmas editions ever. What makes this issue so fantastic? Keep reading and I’ll give you the inside scoop…
What You Need to Know About This Christmas Pattern Magazine:
Publisher: Crochet World / Annie’s
This publication is available in both digital and physical formats. If you buy the digital download / PDF e-book, you can download it directly from the publisher’s website with no delays or costs for shipping.
Number of Pages: 100
Skill Level: Crochet World has developed their own scale for project skill level ratings that differs slightly from the Craft Yarn Council’s; theirs has 6 different levels of difficulty instead of only 4. In my opinion, this is a much more realistic rating system than the CYC’s.
The patterns included in this book range from #1, the easiest rating, to #4, which is an intermediate-level rating. Most of the patterns in this book are rated as being #3 (easy) or #4 (intermediate).
In general, I would recommend this book to crocheters of all skill levels, including beginners; if you’re a beginner, I recommend choosing the “Swirling Icicles” Christmas ornament pattern as your first project from the book, because that one is the easiest overall. After that, you’ll find bunches of other easy projects in this book that you could probably succeed with crocheting.
Crochet Projects Included in This Book:
The following pictures will show you a few of the projects you can make using the patterns included in this book.
All together, I counted…
- 7 crochet blanket and afghan patterns
- 7 patterns to help you set a lovely holiday table (table linens, a table runner, placemats, coasters, mug cozy, etc)
- 3 Christmas pillow patterns
- 1 reindeer pouch pattern
- 2 garland patterns
- 11+ Christmas ornament patterns (there’s one more that I’m counting as a toy, but you could add a hanging loop to it to make it an ornament, which would give you a total of 12 ornament patterns in that case).
- 2 plush toys / soft sculptures
- 4 Christmas doily patterns
- 1 Crochet Christmas stocking pattern
- 1 Christmas tree skirt pattern
- 2 Kitchen accessory patterns (1 towel topper and 1 hot pad / hot mat)
- 1 flowerpot cover
You can see many more project photos at the publisher’s website; click here to check ’em out.
The Best Things About This Book
There are lots of reasons you’d want to own a copy of this lovely publication:
- Kid-friendly projects are included, but they don’t totally dominate this book; if you’d like to make some projects that would appeal to grown-ups, too, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
- This book offers you some of the nicest Christmas blanket patterns EVER! You’ll have multiple super-snuggly, beautiful, appealing blanket patterns to choose from if you decide to grab a copy of this book.
- Whether you’re looking for quick gift ideas or patterns that will keep you engaged for a long stretch of time, either way this book offers you some excellent options.
- The projects included here represent a diverse range of interesting crochet techniques including corner-to-corner crochet, filet crochet, overlay mosaic crochet, and others.
- Whether Christmas dinner at your place is casual or formal, either way, you’ll find some fantastic ideas and patterns for setting your holiday table. I LOVE the “Elegant Snowflakes” placemat and napkin ring set, which would make a fancy addition to your holiday place settings.
Things to Be Aware of Before You Buy This Book
There’s at least one project in this book that is also available in another Annie’s pattern book; it’s the Snowman Throw by Sarah Zimmerman, which is also available in the book Corner to Corner Lap Throws for the Family (which is another book that I highly recommend; it has some truly spectacular patterns included).
I am not sure how many of these are brand new patterns, vs how many might be duplicates from other pattern books; the snowman throw pattern is the only one I specifically recognize from elsewhere. But, to be on the safe side, if you have a lot of other Crochet World and / or Annie’s publications, I would recommend taking a careful look at the project photos before you buy this book. You can do that by checking out the product page at the publisher’s website; they have a bunch of additional project photos posted.
This is a delightful pattern book, and I recommend it to other crochet enthusiasts. It’s especially appropriate for crocheters who celebrate Christmas and anticipate making crocheted gifts for other people.
Where to Buy This Book:
More Crochet Pattern Books You Might Enjoy
This book is included on our list of best Christmas pattern books.
- Holiday Crafts
- Thanksgiving crafts
- Christmas knitting and crochet patterns
- Christmas ornaments
- Christmas card making ideas
- More Christmas Crafts
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- Jewelry Making
- Kitchen Crafts
- Paper Crafts
- Kids’ Crafts and Activities
Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 7-26-2021.