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20 Free Christmas Crochet Blanket Patterns (Easy + Festive)

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In this post, you will see 20 free Christmas crochet blanket patterns.

The Holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to get festive.

Put your favorite Christmas music on, and pull out the Christmas tree, the ornaments, and all of your favorite festive decorations.

And there is nothing more festive than fluffy pillows and squish blankets you can decorate your furniture with and make your house your Christmas wonderland.

20 Free Christmas Crochet Blanket Patterns

Christmas Decor

A Cozy blanket in fun Christmas colors is a great way to bring the holiday spirit.

Throws in white, red, green, and gold with matching pillows can upgrade your Christmas decor.

If you are not a monochrome person and you like a fun design, there are many choices, like Santa Claus patterns, snowflakes, candy cane, ornaments, Christmas stars, and many more festive patterns.

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Gingerbread House Throw
Gingerbread Throw by Yarnspirations (see it in the list below)

Crochet Patterns For Your Christmas Decor

If you are a maker and you love to crochet, Christmas is the best excuse to pull out your best yarn and your crochet hook and make your own Christmas decorations.

Making your own festive afghans is a great way to bring a handmade touch to your home decor.

You can follow many Christmas patterns online and make your own crochet blanket.

From simple designs to complicated stitches and motifs like snowflakes, Christmas trees, peppermints, presents, elves, Santa Claus, stars, and many more designs.

crochet Christmas stars

Afghan Patterns For All Skill Levels

No matter your skill level, you can find a simple pattern and make an entire blanket using single crochet stitches and a cozy, super bulky yarn.

Don’t forget to make a Christmas pillow to match!

And if you are a more experienced maker, there are many patterns you can add to your Christmas crochet projects list.

Using more complicated techniques like the granny squares and the crochet technique.

You can also experiment with more hard-to-use yarn, like faux fur yarn.

Let it snow blanket and pillow
Let It Snow Blanket by Briana K Designs (see it in the list below)

Cozy Afghans for Christmas Gifts

Moreover, if you love making gifts for your friends and family for Christmas, a nice cozy crochet throw is a really fun gift.

A handmade gift really shows how much you care for them because it’s proof of how much thought went into choosing the specific pattern and the yarn and how many hours were spent on making this one-of-a-kind present.

Beautiful blankets especially can be an impressive present as it’s a big project, and a lot of work goes into making it.

Plus, if your loved ones have a new baby around Christmas, a squishy baby blanket is the best present you can give them.

knitting gift ideas

Free Crochet Christmas Blanket Patterns

So, if you are ready to make your own holiday throw, look at this round-up of throw patterns, and you might find your next project.

Happy Crocheting!

1. Christmas Lights Blanket Pattern by ChristaCoDesigns

Crochet a throw blanket with a Christmas Lights design with this free crochet pattern by ChristaCoDesigns.

It’s a fun throw to make just in time for the holidays.

This is a written pattern with photos to help you along.

Christmas Lights Blanket

2. Santa’s Blanket With Fur Border by Left In Knots

Make Santa’s blanket with a fun fur border with this free crochet pattern by Left in Knots.

This pattern will be one of your favorite designs for the holidays.

Santa's Blanket

3. Hygge Holiday Throw by Make And Do Crew

Crochet a cozy blanket with a lovely texture with this free crochet pattern by Make And Do Crew.

It’s an easy pattern perfect for beginners, plus there is a video tutorial to help you along.

Make one for you or as a gift. 

hygge-crochet-beginner-blanket-pattern

4. Gingerbread House Throw by Yarnspirations

Make a unique crochet blanket with this free crochet pattern by Yarnspirations.

The gingerbread house throw is made with red heart super saver yarn and is available as a free PDF on the Yarnspirations website.

Gingerbread House Throw

5. Dusty Snowflake Throw by Yarnspirations

Crochet a snowflake afghan with this free crochet pattern by Yarnspirations.

The snowflake throw is made with red heart super saver yarn and is available as a free PDF on the Yarnspirations website.

Dusty Snowflake Throw

6. Christmas Granny Afghan by Maria’s Blue Crayon

Make a beautiful granny square afghan with this free crochet pattern by Maria’s Blue Crayon.

For every granny square pattern a video tutorial to help you along.

Christmas Granny Afghan

7. Christmas Characters Crochet Blanket by Yarnspirations

Crochet a cozy blanket for Christmas with this free crochet pattern designed by Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me.

The pattern is available as a free PDF.

Christmas Characters Crochet Blanket

8. Christmas Star Throw by Yarnspirations

Make a traditional crochet throw afghan with this free crochet pattern by Yarnspirations.

The Christmas Star throw is made with red heart super saver yarn and is available as a free PDF on the Yarnspirations website.

Christmas Star Throw

9. Baby First Christmas Blanket by Luna Holmes

Crochet a squishy baby blanket with this free crochet baby blanket pattern by Luna Holmes.

Grab the free PDF on Ravelry.

Baby First Christmas Blanket

10. Let It Snow Crochet Blanket & Pillow by Briana K Designs

Make a festive crochet blanket and pillow with this free crochet pattern by Briana K Designs.

Perfect for the cold days of Christmas.

Let it snow blanket and pillow

11. Elf’s Blanket With Fur Border by Left In Knots

Crochet a cozy blanket with a festive design and a fur border with this free crochet pattern by Left in Knots.

The perfect blanket for you or as a gift for a loved one.

It’s a great project if you need to get into the holiday cheer.

Elf's Blanket

12. Merry & Bright Crochet Throw Pattern by The Unravelled Mitten

Make the squishiest blanket for Christmas with this free crochet pattern by The Unravelled Mitten.

The ideal throw for your Christmas home decor.

Merry-and-Bright-Throw

13. Christmas Snowflake Afghan by Crafting Happiness

Crochet a comfy afghan with a snowflake motif with this free crochet pattern by Crafting Happiness.

A fun Christmas gift for a friend or a loved one.

Christmas Snowflake Afghan

14. Cozy Striped Moss Christmas Lapghan by Juniper And Oaks.

Make a cozy blanket with a striped moss motif stitch with this free crochet pattern by Juniper and Oaks.

The perfect throw blanket to cozy up with this Christmas.

The Striped Moss Christmas Lapghan

15. Peppermint Throw And Pillow by Yarnspirations

Crochet a peppermint throw and pillow set for Christmas with this free crochet pattern by Yarnspirations.

The peppermint throw is made with red heart soft yarn, and it’s available as a free PDF on the Yarnspirations website.

Peppermint Throw And Pillow

16. Vintage Red Truck Crochet Blanket by Nana’s Crafty Home

Make a fun I’ll be home for Christmas blanket with this free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home.

The blanket has a beautiful design with a red truck and a Christmas tree.

Vintage Red Truck Blanket

17. Country Christmas Afghan Crochet Pattern by Hooked on Homemade Happiness.

Crochet an intricate Christmas Afghan with this free crochet pattern by Hooked on Homemade Happiness.

The blanket is made with worsted weight yarn, and the pattern creates a beautiful design.

Country Christmas Afghan

18. Ribbon Candy Blanket by E’Claire Makery

In this blog post, you will see how to make a blanket for the holiday season.

Make one for you or as a gift.

Plus, there is a video tutorial to help you along.

Check out the free crochet pattern here. 

Ribbon Candy Blanket by E'Claire Makery

19. Christmas Tree Blanket Crochet Pattern by Okie Girl Bling ‘N Things

In this blog post, you will see how to make a blanket with a Christmas tree design. 

Plus, there is a free pixel graph to help you along. 

Make one just in time for the holidays.

Check out the free crochet pattern here.

Christmas Tree Blanket Crochet Pattern by Okie Girl Bling 'N Things

20. Easy Crochet Christmas Blanket Pattern by Malloo Knits

In this blog post, you will see how to make an easy and classic holiday blanket.

This is a great pattern for all makers.

Make one for you or as a gift.

Check out the free crochet pattern here.

Easy Crochet Christmas Blanket Pattern by Malloo Knits

Everything You Need To Know About Crocheting A Blanket

What is the easiest crochet stitch for a blanket?    

The single crochet stitch (SC) is often considered one of the easiest crochet stitches for beginners and is a great choice for a simple and beginner-friendly blanket. 

The single crochet is straightforward, involving the hook insertion into the desired stitch, yarn over, and pull-up a loop, followed by yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.

It creates a tight and dense fabric, making it suitable for warm blankets. 

If you’re new to crocheting, starting with a single crochet stitch for your blanket project allows you to practice the basic techniques while still achieving a beautiful and functional result.

Learn how to single crochet here – How To Single Crochet (SC)

How much yarn do I need for a blanket crochet?    

The amount of yarn you’ll need for a crochet blanket depends on several factors, including the blanket size, the yarn weight, your crochet hook size, and the stitch pattern used.

Here are some general guidelines to help you estimate the amount of yarn:

  1. Determine Blanket Size: Decide on the dimensions of your blanket, considering whether it’s a baby blanket, lapghan, throw, twin, queen, or king-sized blanket.
  2. Check Yarn Label: Yarn labels typically provide information on the yardage (or meters) per skein or ball. Note the yardage and the recommended crochet hook size.
  3. Calculate Total Yardage: Multiply the yardage per skein by the number of skeins you plan to use. This will give you the total yardage needed for your project.
  4. Consider Stitch Pattern: Different stitch patterns and crochet hook sizes can affect yarn usage. For more open and lacy patterns, you might need more yarn compared to a denser stitch pattern.
  5. Buy Extra: It’s a good idea to purchase slightly more yarn than your calculated estimate to account for variations in gauge, potential color lot differences, or if you want to add a border.

As a rough estimate, for a basic medium-weight yarn (worsted weight) and a simple single crochet blanket, you might need around 1,200 to 2,500 yards for a queen-sized blanket. 

Learn everything about how much yarn you need for a blanket here – Crochet Blanket Sizes And How Much Yarn (+ Chart)

What is the best yarn to use to crochet a blanket?    

The best yarn for crocheting a blanket depends on your preferences, the desired characteristics of the finished project, and the intended use of the blanket.

Here are some popular yarn options for crocheting blankets:

  1. Acrylic Yarn: Acrylic yarn is widely used for blankets because it’s affordable, comes in a variety of colors, and is easy to care for. It’s also soft and can mimic the feel of natural fibers.
  2. Wool Yarn: Wool is known for its warmth and durability. It’s a great choice if you want a cozy, natural fiber blanket. However, keep in mind that wool may require more care than synthetic fibers.
  3. Cotton Yarn: Cotton is breathable and comfortable, making it suitable for lighter blankets, especially in warmer climates. It’s also hypoallergenic and easy to care for.
  4. Blend Yarns: Many yarns on the market are blends of different fibers. For example, acrylic wool blends combine the affordability and easy care of acrylic with the warmth and natural properties of wool.
  5. Bulky or Super Bulky Yarns: If you want to create a chunky, quick-to-make blanket, consider using bulky or super bulky yarns. These larger yarns result in a cozy and thick blanket.
  6. Chenille Yarn: Chenille yarn has a velvety texture that creates a plush and luxurious feel. It’s excellent for blankets where softness is a priority.
  7. Merino Wool: If you prefer high-quality natural fibers, merino wool is soft and warm and comes in various weights suitable for different blanket styles.

Remember to consider the care instructions for the yarn you choose, especially if the blanket will be subjected to frequent washing.

Also, check the recommended crochet hook size for the yarn you select, as this can affect the drape and appearance of your finished blanket.

Ultimately, the best yarn is the one that meets your preferences and the specific needs of your project.

How to crochet a blanket step by step?    

To learn how to crochet a blanket with step-by-step instructions 

Check out this blanket pattern – How To Crochet A Blanket + Free Beginner Pattern.

Or grab the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

What is the best stitch for a chunky crochet blanket?    

For a chunky crochet blanket, the best stitch often depends on the desired look and feel of the finished project.

However, one of the most popular stitches for chunky blankets is the half-double crochet (HDC).

The HDC stitch is taller than a single crochet but shorter than a double crochet, making it a great middle-ground for chunky yarn.

What size crochet hook for a chunky blanket?    

The size of the crochet hook you choose for a chunky blanket depends on the thickness of the yarn you are using and your personal tension.

When working with chunky yarn, which is typically a bulky or super bulky weight, you’ll want to use a larger hook to accommodate the thicker yarn.

For most chunky yarns, a crochet hook size in the range of 9 mm (M/N) to 15 mm (P/Q) is commonly used.

However, it’s crucial to check the recommended hook size on the yarn label or the pattern you’re following.

The recommended size is often provided by the yarn manufacturer or the pattern designer, ensuring that your stitches will be appropriately sized for the project.

If you want a loose and airy fabric, you might opt for a larger hook size within the recommended range.

Conversely, if you prefer a tighter and denser fabric, you can choose a slightly smaller hook size.

Remember that the chosen hook size can affect the drape, texture, and overall appearance of your chunky crochet blanket.

How To Crochet A Chunky Blanket 

To learn how to crochet a blanket with step-by-step instructions 

Check out this blanket pattern – Chunky Crochet Blanket – Super Easy Free Pattern!

Or grab the ad-free printable PDF pattern here. 

Crochet Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the crochet basics, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know.  

Including how to create a foundation chain (ch), single crochet, double crochet, and all the crochet abbreviations ( in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube

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