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42 Winter Crochet Patterns That Make Perfect Gifts

Do you get to this time of year and start to search for Winter crochet patterns that make great gifts? I do. I love making handmade gifts but finding the right crochet patterns is sometimes tricky.

RaeLynn of Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’, Sarah of Ned and Mimi, and I asked lots of our designer friends to bring together their favourite winter crochet patterns. This blog hop gives you all the patterns you need to make gifts for everyone on your list this year. I’m definitely making some of these myself!

Collage of winter crochet garments: scarf, sweater and mittens.

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Winter Crochet Patterns

You can get some of these winter crochet patterns free, while others are a small fee – or purchase all 42 of these wonderful designs in the Winter Wonders Crochet Pattern Bundle (and save over 90%)! 

We are honoured to share these crochet patterns and can’t wait to see what you make this season with them. Whether you’re making stacks of gifts or beautiful projects for yourself, we’d love to know!

Two colourful mosaic crochet hats.

Sedona Mosaic Hat

(From Ned and Mimi)

The Sedona Hat is an easy, mosaic, free crochet winter hat pattern written for 4 sizes, from Baby to Adult. If you haven’t tried mosaic crochet before, then this is a great, beginner-friendly pattern – if you can work a single and a double crochet then you can make this hat!


Christmas Pudding Tea Cosy

(From Cosy Rosie UK)

I love a good cup of tea, but festive treats make the old cup of char extra special! This insulated tea cosy can be easily adjusted to fit your own tea pot so that every cup can be as warm as the first!

Crocheted Christmas pudding tea cosy next to white tea pot.

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Woman wearing crochet shawl.

Hexagon Crochet Shawl Pattern

(From Joy of Motion Crochet)

An easy hexagon crochet shawl pattern, featuring basic crochet stitches. Great variation to a typical shawl, where you can tie it around you for extra warmth. Pick your 3 favourite colours for the simple striping or opt for a single coloured version. 


Richmond Shawl

(From HanJan Crochet)

The Richmond Shawl is a delicate and sophisticated crochet boomerang shawl that is perfect for the transitioning months when you need a little something to layer up and look beautiful too.

Upper body of woman wearing beige crochet shawl.


Ribbed crochet hat in shades of green.

Hinton Hat

(From Banana Moon Studio)

The Hinton Hat is a unique crochet hat that is worked flat from side to side with short rows used to shape the crown. The single crochet in the back loop stitch pattern gives it this great squishy feel!


Montana Crochet Sweater

(From Blue Star Crochet)

Beautiful crochet sweater featuring the popular larksfoot stitch on the yoke. Worked top down in raglan style, this sweater lends itself to a great fit. The colour combinations for the yoke are endless!

Woman wearing gray and multi-colored crocheted sweater.

Get all 42 of these wonderful designs in the Winter Wonders Crochet Pattern Bundle (and save over 90%)! 

simple beginner crochet sweater in green

The Upside Down Sweater

(From Dora Does)

The Upsidedown pullover is a simple crochet moss stitch sweater which will go with anything. A perfect addition to your capsule crochet wardrobe, or maybe the first crochet garment you’ll create to get it started.


Carrington Super Scarf

(From Through the Loop Yarn Craft)

The Carrington Super Scarf is one of the easiest and quickest winter scarf crochet patterns you’ll find. It’s a super cozy accessory that’s perfect for anyone. The pattern uses basic stitches to create all the super texture and squish.

Super chunky crochet scarf in grey on a mannequin.


Hygge crochet gloves in cream.

Hygge Arrow Gloves

(From Raffamusa Designs)

The Hygge Arrow Gloves are textured, elegant, and extra cozy! This pattern comes in 3 sizes and offers the option for making both fingerless gloves and crochet mittens.


The Imani Scarf

(From Crafting for Weeks)

The Imani Scarf is a classic style scarf made with a simple stitch combination that offers subtle texture. This scarf is easily adjustable to make it blanket sized or skinny. The Imani Scarf can be styled several different ways. Finish it with a decorative border or fringe, or seam it up to make an infinity scarf.

Smiling woman wearing black scarf.


Cream-colored, chunky cowl on a dress form.

Snickerdoodle Cowl

(From Simply Hooked by Janet)

A simple neck warmer that uses the Spider Stitch which is just a combination of single crochet stitches and chains. A super bulky weight yarn makes this a really quick workup. Add buttons as a closure or use a shawl pin to close and wear.

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Winter Flame Granny Shawl

(From Anniedesigncrochet)

This Granny Stitch shawl used clashing stripes of colour to create a stunning statement piece to wear all winter. This is a great beginner option if you’re looking for crochet free patterns.

Granny stitch triangle shawl with tassels in bright orange, yellow and black colours.


Woman wering trendy crochet vest in dark and light grey.

Winter Solstice Vest

(From Coffee & Crocheting)

Join the trend this fall with this crochet vest! The Winter Solstice Vest is a cute crochet vest with pockets and comfortable fit. Made in the soft and warm Capra yarn this vest is perfect to wear over a sweater or tee and compliments an outfit.


Fleur Bonnet

(From The Moule Hole)

The Fleur Bonnet is so easy and fun to make. Designed from a rectangle, the flower stitch motif made from bobbles will bring a smile to your face. Using only simple stitches (single crochet, half double crochet, bobble and double crochet), this bonnet is definitely suitable for a beginner. Due to the fact that it uses Aran (Number 4) yarn, it works up so quickly! I used an acrylic yarn but it would also work in cotton for warmer months

Young girl wearing red crochet flower bonnet.


Follow Your Path Cowl

(From Made by Gootie)

Full of texture and style, the Follow Your Path Cowl will keep you warm and cozy.

Woman weraing cozy crochet cowl with buttons in mustard yellow.


Fashion boot with brown crochet cuff around the top and second cuff on the floor beside it.

Easy Breezy Boot Cuff

(From Fosbas Designs)

Keep warm and cozy in this beautiful crochet boot cuff which is super easy to adjust.

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Winter Waves Beanie & Fingerless Gloves

(From Itchin’ for some Stitchin’)

The Winter Waves Beanie & Fingerless Gloves are a fun and stylish way to stay warm this season. They are designed using the beautiful diagonal basketweave stitch and are super quick to whip up. This hat & gloves set is sure to become a winter fashion favourite!

Girl posing with gray and turquoise winter hat and fingerless gloves.

Beige cowl shown draped over a hanger.

Eunoia Cowl

(From The Loophole Fox)

Quick, soft and warm, the Eunoia Cowl brings a twist to your classic cowl – a Möbius twist! Worked in the round, this simple textured cowl is a quick yet beautiful addition to your winter wardrobe.


Crochet Snowflake Bag

(From Loops and Love Crochet)

The Crochet Snowflake Bag makes the perfect small-sized tote that can also double as a bag for a holiday gift. Made in tapestry crochet, this will become one of your favorite free crochet bag patterns! 

Woman's upper body holding a blue crocheted bag with snowflake design over her shoulder.

Woman with arms out to show colorful, chunky vest.

Crazy Big Crop Vest

(From Carroway Crochet)

The Crazy Big Crop Vest is super super chunky and made with the vibrant colours available with the Tuff Puff yarn from WeCrochet. It is quirky and fun and needs a 25mm hook to work with two strands of super chunky yarn. You can also make it without the sleeves and have a super warm vest.


Ivy Triangle Shawl

(From Crafting Each Day)

The Ivy Triangle Shawl works up fast in worsted weight yarn. The lacy sections create a beautiful overall design perfect for complementing a winter outfit.

Dark green lacy shawl displayed over dress form.

Woman wearing long dark-colored scarf.

Bonnie Bell Scarf

(From Two Brothers Blanket)

If you’re looking for beautiful and warm crochet winter scarf patterns, The Bonnie Bell Scarf uses a fun stitch to create a gorgeous texture. Add fringe for added flare!


Reusable Gift Bag

(From Rich Textures Crochet)

This fabulous reusable gift bag is almost as good as the gift itself! Strong and sturdy and with so much fun to be had with colour choices, make as many as you like to last for years to come.

Black and white striped bag with skeins of yarn next to it.

Get all 42 of these wonderful designs in the Winter Wonders Crochet Pattern Bundle (and save over 90%)! 

Woman wearing beige and black crochet sweater.

Celtic Winter Cardigan

(From Clair de Lune Fiber Art)

The Celtic Winter Cardigan focuses on little details that make handmade sweaters personal and extra cozy. It features horizontal slit pockets and a generous amount of slip stitch ribbing running up the sides, sleeve undersides, and shawl collar. Slip stitch detailing mimics knit raglan lines for a classic look. This pattern is graded for bust measurements 32-62″ and is a great gender-neutral gift option.


Stag Placemat

(From Sunflower Cottage Crochett)

This placemat makes a great addition to any table this Holiday Season. If you have no inspiration for patterns suitable for him then this one is perfect! It is worked using tapestry crochet (single crochets in rows). Pattern includes written, colour block and large versions of the chart.

Red placemat with black stag head design.

Woman wearing gray crochet sweater.

Florence Sweater

(From HanJan Crochet)

The Florence Sweater is the perfect transitional crochet piece to truly make as you’d like it. In 9 sizes from XS to 5X and with 3 neckline options and adjustable sleeves you can be assured that yours will be the perfect fit and style for you.


Woven Winter Pillow

(From Straight Hooked)

The Woven Winter Pillow is so fun to work up and makes a great decoration to your home. No sewing required, as this pillow is made in one piece!

Crochet pillow cover in white, light blue and dark blue woven pattern.

Crocheted ear warmers in three colors next to a candle.

Emberly Ear Warmer

(From Hooks, Books, & Wanderlust)

The Emberly Ear Warmer is a fun, quick make with oodles of texture. Made using two colours of WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Worsted, you’ll have enough leftover yarn to get a second ear warmer by reversing the colours – a time AND money saver! This winter crochet pattern is beginner-friendly, includes written and video pattern, stitch chart, stitch tutorials and more!


No Jangle Bangle

(From Amber Bliss This)

The No Jangle Bangle is a quick and easy bracelet that hooks up with DK yarn in no time! Easily customisable to fit any size wrist, make these for markets, gifts or yourself!

Colorful crochet bangles on a table.

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Lemon Peel Shrug

(From Me n My Hook)

Looking for a quick make with lots of texture? The Lemon Peel Shrug is a beginner crochet garment pattern, perfect for your intro to garment making. Featuring the lemon peel stitch and a cute curved collar, this piece works up quickly and is a fun beginner garment make.


Sneak A Peek Booties

(From AhselAnne)

The Sneak-A-Peek Crochet Booties are not only fun to create but they work up quickly. I absolutely love the sneak-a-peek design along the toe area. I hope you enjoy the Large Print Pattern as you create your own pair of booties.

Green crochet booties.

Pillow with crochet cover.

Morana Pillow

(From Three Fates Creation)

The Morana Pillow is easy to work up and is a perfectly cozy piece for cold and lazy days lounging on the couch.


Syrah Cowl + Knotted Headband

(From Creations by Courtney)

When you’re looking for modern crochet free patterns, the Syrah Cowl + Headband set is perfect for a touch of sass to any winter outfit. It’s named after a jammy grape that makes a wine of the same name. You’ll enjoy the drape and warmth of the combination of stitches.

Woman wearing red headband and cowl.

Woman wearing multi-color unicorn scarf.

Unicorn Scarf

(From Creative Snugglies Designs)

This adorable unicorn scarf is the perfect accessory for people who love unicorns. It is part of my unicorn collection and matches up with my Lujan Unicorn Hat. Available in multiple sizes, it’s a quick, easy project to work up and makes an excellent Christmas gift.


Noelle Scarf

(From Remington Lane Crochet)

The Noelle Scarf is going to become a new staple for your winter wardrobe. It’s a modern twist on a chevron where you change colours in the middle, all while using beginner stitches! Make it as long as you like, so you get just the right amount of length when you wrap it around your neck. Or, sew both ends together to make an infinity scarf. And the colour combinations are endless – take this 2-colour approach, or use up your scrap yarn to make it really colourful!

Woman earing write and green striped scarf.

Get all 42 of these wonderful designs in the Winter Wonders Crochet Pattern Bundle (and save over 90%)! 

Three pairs of mittens next to three skeins of yarn.

Crochet Knit Purl Mittens

(From Briana K Designs)

Want the look of knit, but in crochet? This crochet mitten pattern uses a beginner friendly crochet stitch in the round to get the look of knit. Need baby crochet patterns this winter? These cozy crochet mittens come in sizes baby to XL Adult and will keep your fingers cozy all winter long. A video tutorial is available to walk you through each step to easily crochet without stress.


Santa Mermaid Tail Blanket

(From Crafty Kitty Crochet)

Celebrate the holidays in magical mermaid style with this adorable Santa Mermaid Tail Blanket! It’s the perfect gift for any mermaid lover in your life. It’s cute, cozy, and looks extra festive with its Santa colouring / belt motif, while still featuring the “mermaid” blanket shape. Crochet one this holiday season with the fun and easy Christmas crochet pattern!

Woman lying on a blanket on the grass, wearing Santa mermaid tail blanket.

Woman sitting in a chair holding a teacup with red and green lapghan over her lap.

Cozy Striped Moss Christmas Lapghan

(From Juniper & Oakes)

Tis the season for mindless-makes! Isn’t that the way the song goes? Lol! This striped lapghan is a mindless make to keep you cozy and warm as you sit a binge Christmas movies this holiday season. It uses the Moss Stitch, so all you have to know is how to chain and single crochet. Because of the way the blanket alternates between three colours each row, there are very few ends to weave in!


Zinnia Top

(From Pam’s Cozy Corner)

A comfortable lace top that is perfect for winter and can still be worn all year round, making it a must-have addition to your wardrobe. This free modern crochet pattern is simple and easy to make using basic stitches. It can be worn with any fashion and will leave you feeling warm and cozy. It is made in two pieces of with a hint of lace at the chest and the sides.

Similing woman weaing lacy crochet top.

Small, white crochet Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree

(From Blessed and a Mess)

Add a rustic touch to your Christmas tree…by adding the Rustic Christmas Tree ornament to your collection! This beginner-friendly pattern works up easy and can be done in any colour you choose using Dishie yarn.


Boho Crochet Christmas Stocking

(From Off The Hook For You)

Need more Christmas crochet patterns? This quick and simple Crochet Christmas Stocking, is made in one piece, mainly in the round. Add a few rounds of colourful loop stitch, and some pom poms, and you have a great retro bohemian project.

Crochet Christmas stocking with pom-poms.

Woman's upper body wearing striped crochet sweater.

Heather Sweater

(From ChristaCoDesign)

The Heather is a cozy winter crochet sweater pattern featuring a split cowl neck and side slit. This easy crochet sweater is worked top down, so there’s no seaming! The top down style also makes this simple sweater easy to customise to fit your beautiful body. This crochet sweater pattern includes 9 sizes, ranging from a finished bust size of 33” up to 64.”

I hope you enjoyed these winter crochet ideas, and they gave you some great inspiration! 

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