I personally enjoy all parts of the festive season but getting everything ready on time sure is a challenge. So this year I decided to round up some patterns of quick Christmas crochet ideas that make perfect last minute gifts!
We’re in the last few weeks before Christmas and the situation is getting both funner and crazier! There’s so much to do, so many gifts to crochet and buy, and little odds and ends left to wrap up so let’s make life easy for ourselves!
These crochet patterns are lifesavers. When you realise you’ve forgotten a name or the delivery date for a gift you’ve ordered keeps getting increasingly concerning, that’s where these easy crochet patterns come in.
They’re quick and easy to make. You can get a bunch ready to stuff into stockings, make goody bags out of, or just keep on hand if you have unexpected guests. After all, this season’s all about spreading holiday cheer!
Some Things to Keep in Mind
Before starting your next project with one of these amazing crochet patterns, here are a few things to keep in mind:
These patterns all require different types of yarn and hook sizes as well as some additional material (such as a clear bauble or ponytail). It’s always helpful to gather everything first before getting into the pattern.
Be sure to read these patterns through before you decide which one to go for because most of them use basic stitches and teach you new techniques. But if you feel like you might get stuck somewhere, it’s better to figure it out before you start the project rather than midway!
It’s all about experimentation! You might like some textures and other techniques and that’s what makes crochet so fun! You can tailor all of these patterns according to your own preferences.
Now that we’ve gotten that in order, scroll on down to see all 20 patterns and click the button that says “Find the Pattern Here” to view the blog post with all of the information about that specific pattern. Enjoy!
The Polar Express is one of the most classic Christmas movies out there with its magical cinematography. You can make this sleigh bell inspired by the movie to hang on the Christmas tree or to hand out at your Christmas party.
I remember spending so much of my childhood caught up in snowball fights. Aside from building snowmen and making snow angels, these are signature to this season. This bauble is a great way to add your precious snowball fighting memories to the tree.
We wouldn't have presents this time of year if it weren't for hard-working reindeer! This pattern comes in multiple sizes and is easy to make with the bootie constructed in one go and the face attached afterwards.
This is a great towel to have in your bathrooms for your guests (and will keep you from running out). Although this crochet keyhole towel was originally designed for the holiday season, it can be used in a forest theme if you leave the small star off the tree.
For all the little helpers around your house, this hat comes with detailed instructions and quick video to walk you through it as well, making the crocheting process so much easier! The pointy ears definitely add on that elf-y factor.
There's a whole series on how to put together this festive "flat" Christmas tree and these baubles are a part of it. You can make them on their own to add to your 3D tree or use them as ornaments to add to your gift wrapping as tags.
You can never have too many crochet washcloths on hand, in my opinion! They're so versatile and around the holidays, things are more spill-prone, especially if you have a mini army of kids running around. This is an easy and quick washcloth pattern.
How adorable are these gingerbread smiley ornaments with their little bowties? You can make a boy or girl version and these are great for using up the little odds and ends of yarn you may have laying around!
This crochet amigurumi tree would make a great addition to any room in the house or at your office desk to set the holiday mood. The colorful beads make it seem like it's lit and it could brighten up any space you feel is a little neglected in terms of holiday decor.
This pattern duo is quick to work up, uses only beginner stitches, and make a great gift set. You can make as many coasters as you'd like and it combines classic crochet with a bit of embroidery which gives it that intricate design.
This textured towel topper is made by crocheting a triangle and sewing it to the corner of your dishtowel. You’ll leave both the top and bottom of the triangle unattached which allows you to pass the towel through and hang it securely on your oven door, towel rack, etc.
These are free crochet Christmas appliqués patterns for a Christmas tree, stocking, and gifts which you can use to embellish sweaters, gifts, cards, bookmarks, etc. or make them into keychains and trinkets.
The festive season isn’t complete without these little crochet amigurumi gnomes to watch over and join in the fun with you. You can choose the traditional Scandi Christmas crochet Santa or jazz them up and make them unique for this year’s Elf on the Shelf.
This crochet potholder series includes peppermint, a gingerbread cookie, Christmas pudding, and an adorable reindeer. They use different techniques like tapestry crochet and a bit of seaming to put together.
This mobile wind spinner Christmas tree can be made over an evening or a laid-back weekend. You can make it in colors of your choice and also customize the height to fit your preference or whichever space you're decorating with it.
To bring the festivities to your table, there are so many tablerunner, coaster, potholder, etc. patterns and here's a pattern for cutlery holders. These are great crochet Christmas decorations for your own table and also make a fabulous gift if someone else is cooking Christmas dinner.
To decorate your mantlepiece or walls, this is beautiful plush garland which is 3D. You can use up all of your greens, reds, whites, or make it even more colorful with blues and pinks and purples!
How wonderfully festive are these quick Christmas crochet ideas? And they’re all free patterns to try too!
You can make them for your own home or to gift to your loved ones. I challenge you to give one (or many!) a try and share it with us on social media by tagging me @hanjancrochet AND the designer so we can enjoy your beautiful creation!
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