Being the huge yarn enthusiasts we are, the holidays are basically a Christmas present for us before we even get to open any of the presents we got from family and friends. That’s because it’s one of the only times a year we have to sit and work on our favourite hobby with very few interruptions: we finally have time to crochet! This year, we’ve really been feeling the holiday spirit and that’s made us want to crochet a few specifically Christmas themed things while we’re at it.
Just in case you’d love to do some Christmas themed crochet projects this holiday season as well, here are 15 of the best ideas we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Crocheted Christmas stocking
No matter how many people have or how many they receive, Christmas stockings make great gifts. we’ve long been fans of crocheting our loves ones Christmas stockings and filling them with all kinds of little, affordable treats and goodies as a gift to brighten their holiday. Get this pattern on Make and Do Crew.
2. Howie the Holiday Penguin
Would you rather crochet something that’s got a little bit of funny personality and character to it, or perhaps a bit of novelty? Then we think you simply must take a look at how Stacey Trock made this adorable little penguin plushie that wears its own Santa hat! Their tutorial walks you step by step through the whole process.
3. Crocheted Christmas gnomes
Have we actually caught your attention quite well talking about Christmas characters but you think you’d rather create something that’s a little less cartoonish and a little more inspired by Christmas tradition, even though it’s still unique? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to totally dig the way Crafty Braam made these funny little Christmas gnomes complete with fluffy beards.
4. Little rainbow Christmas socks
Perhaps you’re actually feeling intent on learning how to make Christmas stockings someday but right now you’re still a beginner, so you don’t feel ready to tackle the full, fillable size just yet? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Lemons and Sucrettes made these adorable miniature Christmas socks instead! They make great ornaments and they’re still good for very small gifts as well.
5. Christmas tree crochet motif
Are you actually quite experienced at crochet so you’re looking for a little decorative project that will challenge your skills a little heavier? Well, if you like working with finer wools as opposed to think ones, we have a feeling you’ll get along quite well with this lacy crocheted Christmas tree motif outlined step by step on Anabelia Craft Design.
6. Crocheted snowflake
Are you very intrigued indeed by the idea of crocheting little, delicate looking motifs that you can hang around your house as ornaments or apply to larger projects as appliques, so you think you’d like to do more than just trees? Then here’s a beautiful snowflake from Attic 24 for your consideration as well!
7. Crocheted Christmas wreath
Just in case your kids like to crochet along with you, here’s another project that’s simple enough for beginners and also little hands. We’ve made many of these adorable wreaths by Whiskers & Wool over the years and we find they make great gifts and Christmas party favours.
8. Dog paw Christmas stocking
In our house, every member of the family gets a Christmas stocking, right down to the dog and cat! By now, you’ve probably noticed that we really like themed things, so we’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you at all that we’ve actually made two of these funny paw and bone stockings from Red Heart for our two pooches.
9. Crocheted Santa photo ornaments
No matter how silly they look, we will always be huge fans of funny novelty photo crafts. There’s just something so amusing about turning pictures of our family or friends into all kinds of creative displays, especially if there’s a themed involves, and these little crocheted Santa face ornaments from Grandma Perkins are no exception.
10. Murray the reindeer
Just in case you’re still thinking about how much you love to crochet plushies as you scroll but you haven’t seen one that held your attention yet, here’s a fantastic pattern from Dawn Toussaint that will teach you how to make an adorable reindeer! We can’t get over how cute he looks wearing a yarn work scarf of his own.
11. Foldable tabletop Christmas tree
Just in case you had something a little more classic in mind, here’s a pattern to help you make something that we actually remember our great grandmother making when she we were kids! Check out how Grandma Perkins made these folding and unfolding Christmas trees that stand on their own when you pinch them at the sides.
12. Snow swells ornament
Has your favourite kind of ornament actually always been the rounded bauble kind that have always been put on Christmas trees traditionally, but you’re of the believe that just about anything can be recreated out of yarn? Well, we happen to be on the same page! That’s why we adored this fantastic dual coloured Christmas ball pattern with a wave and a tassel, outlined on 10 Hours or Less.
13. Mini snowmen
Have you long been obsessed with the idea of crocheting things in miniature, trying your hand at things like adorable amigurumi style designs? Then we’re pretty sure these cute little snowmen outlined with care on Dapper Toad are going to be right up your alley! We adore their little scarves and the way their features have been simple embroidered, like a sketch.
14. Crocheted Christmas pillow covers
Just in case you’re looking for a holiday project that’s a little more challenging and makes a little bit more of a statement, here’s a way to jazz up any throw pillows or cushions you might have sitting on your couch! Crochet these awesome holiday slip covers featured on Daily Crochet and slide them right over the pillows you already have until the holidays are over.