Check out these 10 fun and festive free Christmas crochet patterns from Megan of Left in Knots!
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! As crocheters, it is getting down to the wire when it comes to Christmas projects. However, once you see some of these designs you will be itching to cast on another new project! We’ve got something for everyone – blankets, ornaments, mittens, oh my!
These 10 FREE Christmas crochet patterns are designed by none other than Megan of Left in Knots. Megan has a fantastic blog dedicated to bringing quality, free crochet patterns to the world. She chose to go full-time with her crochet career after her first child was born. She offers YouTube tutorials, instructions for right and left handed, free patterns, and ad-free paid versions of the patterns in her Etsy shop and Ravelry shop.
Recently her family has come upon some difficult times, so in order to show our support for her family we chose to share her with you today. Purchasing an ad-free version of any of her patterns, or simply visiting her blog would help in this tough time.
Huge thank you to Emily of Crochet Aweigh for putting together this awesome collection of free crochet patterns for us!
To start off this showcase we have the Vintage Christmas Tree Truck Blanket. This is probably my favorite Christmas blanket I’ve ever seen! It is just so darn cute! Megan says that you can choose whichever color palette suits your fancy, but this red is so classic. She chose Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn, which is a worsted weight acrylic. Any worsted weight would work for this blanket, but Megan recommends sticking to one brand for consistency. She uses a 5.5mm hook here. The blanket is done in the corner to corner, or C2C technique. If you are unfamiliar with the C2C technique, be warned, because you might find yourself addicted! C2C works up fairly quickly and the way the colors change as you go through is so fun! The finished size is approximately 68″wide x 45″ long.
Next we have Santa’s Blanket, a Christmas essential! I am in love with the texture on this! Megan uses a clever combo of half double crochets to create this look. She used super bulky Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick to work this one up. The border is Lion Brand Go for Faux Thick and Quick. Megan recommends a 10mm hook for this blanket, but because it is a blanket with no true gauge, you can probably use whatever you are comfortable with. Too small of a hook and this blanket will be hard on your hands while crocheting. The finished size is 42″wide x 48″long per her gauge.
The Holly Jolly Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holder is a perfect last minute gift! Teachers, coworkers, white elephant party, these fit the bill! They are 2 ornament motifs sewn together to create a pocket, or you can make them as coasters, an applique, or a regular ornament. Megan used worsted weight Caron Cakes, but any worsted weight from your stash would work too. These are a great stash-busting project! Megan chose the J/6mm hook for these ornaments. There are 2 more patterns in her Holly Jolly collection – See the next 2 projects!
T’was the night before Christmas and The Holly Jolly Christmas Stocking was hung by the chimney with care! Another great beginner project, and a stash-buster! These stockings are made by holding 2 strands of yarn together for a structured result. Megan used Caron Cakes to achieve the random textured effect. An I/5.5mm hook is needed. This pattern is also available in 2 different sizes: small and large.
Megan describes the Holly Jolly Tree Skirt as “perfect for procrastinators”! As a last minute maker myself, I can really appreciate a pattern that works up fast! Gather your favorite worsted weight yarn for this one, but Megan once again used Caron Cakes in Cherry Chip and Pistachio, in case you want to make one just like hers. She used 2 skeins of Cherry Chip, 1 skein of Pistachio, and 1-2 skeins of white worsted weight. Approximately 1200 yards were used overall. Megan lists a few tips when it comes to the color changes while using cake yarn. Definitely check out the pattern on her site for these very helpful hints. This tree skirt is also double stranded, like the coordinating stockings before. She used an 8mm crochet hook to achieve this, but like some of the other patterns that don’t require gauge, use whatever is comfortable for you. Hers came out to about 38″ round. You could of course make yours larger or smaller to suit your needs.
The Snowman Blanket is a farmhouse-inspired blanket that fits in perfectly with your Winter décor! One thing I love about this is that you can use this blanket up until Winter ends, not just for Christmas. I absolutely ADORE the scarf detail! Megan suggests thinking outside the box and even using some faux-fur trim for the scarf to make it more “Winter-y”. She chose Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman, Charcoal, and Cranberry. For the border she used Lion Brand Go for Faux Thick and Quick in Black Panther. A 10mm hook will get this blanket done in time to use this season! The finished size is approximately 42″w x 48″L.
The Christmas Table Runner will create the ideal tablescape for your holiday dinner. You can make it any length you want, whether it be short to only accent the middle of the table, or much longer so it hangs over the edges. Megan says tassels would make a splendid addition to this design! She says to use whatever yarn in your stash that suits your fancy, but she used Lion Brand Tweedle Dee that she had on hand. She likes this one because it is lightweight, but sturdy, especially since you will probably be washing this regularly during the season. Sadly though, Tweedle Dee has been discontinued. For reference, it is a 3/DK weight yarn and she used about 300 yards of each color. Megan chose a 4.5mm hook for this table runner. The star of the show is a V-stitch.
While not specifically Christmas related, The Perfect Fit Mittens would make an excellent Christmas present! These mittens are part of Megan’s Crochet Basics Series; meaning these are great for learning, teaching, selling, or gifting! You can add your own customizations such as length, or appliques. She does recommend making a gauge swatch for this since she chose to crochet tightly to make them extra cozy. The recommended worsted weight yarn is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Silver Heather. A size H hook, or whatever needed to obtain gauge is required. Gauge is 15 half double crochets by 11 rows equals 4″.
Santa’s Stocking is a slightly more elaborate stocking than the Holly Jolly Stocking mentioned earlier. The faux fur trim on the top plus the belt buckle make for an adorable extension to your décor. If you are going for a more subtle look you can crochet the stocking with a solid color, no buckle, but still add the faux fur trim. Megan once again chose Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Cranberry, Charcoal, and Mustard. The faux fur trim is Lion Brand Go for Faux in Chinchilla. She used a 10mm crochet hook, but in this case again, gauge is not incredibly crucial. Finished size is about 8″w by 19″long.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the Elf’s Blanket. Similar to the Santa’s Blanket and Snowman blanket, the Elf’s Blanket will complete your collection of fuzzy Christmas themed blankets! While similar, Megan did change the stich and buckle to make it fun to create. She also says that you can forgo the buckle and belt detail entirely and make this in your home’s regular colors for a year-round blanket. Megan used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Kale, Charcoal, and Mustard. The border is Lion Brand Go for Faux Thick and Quick in Baked Alaska. The 10mm crochet hook comes out again! She prefers the Clover hooks. Finished size is 42″w x 48″Long.
Well friends, that is it for our free Christmas pattern round up designed by Megan of Left in Knots! I hope you feel inspired to give them a go! However you choose to celebrate, hold your family a little closer and a little longer. Happy Holidays!