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9 Holiday Crochet Patterns

WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5 is out, which means: NEW holiday crochet patterns! Today we’re talking about the patterns of the Warm Wishes collection, our winter holiday crochet patterns collection, featuring 9 brightly-colored projects to carry you through holiday celebrations this year. Customize the color palette to suit your home or celebration for any of these projects. 

Revelry crochet cardigan is one of WeCrochet's holiday crochet patterns shown with all the possible pocket options: snowflake, Nordic star, Christmas tree, snowman, menorah, kinara
The Revelry Cardigan has 6 customizable pockets that you can use to highlight your favorite winter celebrations

You can find all of these patterns in WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5. Each of these holiday crochet patterns is also available as an individual free download in the Patterns section of crochet.com. See the whole collection here: Warm Wishes Collection.

Now, let’s check out these fun crochet patterns!

The Revelry Cardigan

A model wears the Revelry crochet cardigan, a free holiday crochet pattern from crochet.com. A not-ugly sweater for the holidays.

Since we already sneak peeked the pockets above, let’s jump in by talking about the Revelry Cardigan.

“Ugly” sweaters are a staple piece at every holiday party and winter outing. This comfortable and cozy oversized cardigan pattern takes that idea and tones it down to an everyday wear garment. With a trim, wearable silhouette (suitable for anyone), its focal points are the pockets, which utilize large-scale cross stitch embroidery to add customizable wintertime icons.

Aside from the Revelry cardigan, the rest of the patterns in this collection are home decor or holiday decorations. Let’s check them out!

Holiday Crochet Patterns: Blankets & Pillows

These blankets and pillows are fun and colorful, and most of them will make great home decor accents long after the holidays are over.

This holiday crochet patterns collection has two blankets: the Holiday Lights Blanket, which features a flurry of white popcorn bobbles dancing across a multicolor striped throw, and the Tunisian Checkerboard Throw, inspired by the classic board game. The whole family can help to make it (hello, pom-poms!), and you can use a portion of the throw to play checkers when you lay it out on the floor like a game board. 

You might also enjoy: How to Make Pom-Pom Ornaments (Snowman and Gnome)

Holiday Gnome Pillow, a free holiday crochet pattern from crochet.com
Holiday Gnome Pillow

We have three pillows in the Warm Wishes collection, each one featuring a different crochet technique: intarsia crochet, mosaic crochet, and filet crochet.

First up, the Holiday Gnome Pillow. Celebrating all the fun of the season, this throw pillow brings whimsy, color, and even a touch of fur to your holiday décor.

Next, the Winter Mosaic Pillow, which looks very intricate, but makes use of just double crochet, single crochet, and chains in an interlocking double layer (mosaic crochet).

Finally, the Warm Lights Pillow. A chunky openwork design on this pillow allows a background color to peek through, creating a two-layer lace touch for your home décor. 

Holiday Decor Crochet Patterns

Color Pop Stocking, a free crochet pattern from crochet.com
Color Pop Stocking

Finally, we have the colorful holiday decorations of the Warm Wishes collection, starting with the Color Pop Stocking. Make this pattern quickly with super bulky yarn (Tuff Puff), which means you can make enough for the whole family in a weekend.

Pom-Pom Tree Skirt

Coordinate your Color Pop Stockings with the Pom-Pom Tree Skirt, which can be quickly made in Brava Bulky and finished with Tuff Puff Pom-Poms.

You might also enjoy: How to Attach a Pom-Pom to a Crochet Hat

And finally, some cute crochet ornaments for your Christmas tree. These work up quickly with just a bit of worsted weight yarn (we used Brava), so they’re great for stash-busting small amounts of yarn, and will also be great package tie-ons or small gifts for friends, coworkers, teachers, etc.

Adorn your tree with this adorable Reindeer Amigurumi Ornament! This super cute reindeer will look great on any Christmas tree, wreath, or garland, or as part of any winter décor.

Add some Snowcapped Tree Ornaments to your holiday or winter décor. This adorable amigurumi tree will bring the beauty of a winter wonderland to even the warmest of winters! Stitch this simple tree in one piece with no assembly required. 

A vintage classic for every Christmas tree, crochet your very own ball ornaments to cherish for years to come! Worked as one piece in continuous rounds and embellished with simple embroidery and surface crochet. This simple, classic Holiday Bulb Ornament is a quick project that makes a beautiful gift or wonderful heirloom-worthy addition to your holiday décor.

Find these patterns and more in WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5

Issue 5 of WeCrochet Magazine channels the feeling of snowflakes on your nose, warm and cozy winter cabins, bright and colorful holiday cheer, and as always, all things crochet!

Don’t miss our other crochet pattern collection: Wintertide captures the feeling of cozy with neutral colors and apres-ski cabin vibes. These 11 projects are sure to bring you some welcome comfort during this winter season.

Also in this issue: Learn mosaic crochet to bring color to blah winter days with the Prism Mosaic Afghan crochet pattern! Get ready for the new year and join the Temperature Blanket CAL for Toni Lipsey’s temperature blanket. Find holiday gift guides, interviews, book reviews, and more.

How to Make Pom-Pom Ornaments
How to make pom-pom ornaments: a snowman and a gnome pom-pom ornament.

Pom-poms are one of our favorite things to make (especially when made with a pom-pom maker… one of our favorite tools!), but what happens when you use pom-poms to make ornaments? CUTENESS overload!

I taught our company staff how to make these ornaments last year as part of our holiday festivities, and everyone had so much fun making their own custom ornaments that I KNEW I had to pass it along to you.

The supplies for making these ornaments are inexpensive (and you probably already have things around the house that will work well), especially if you use stash yarn. HOWEVER, I really love using Tuff Puff for making pom-poms because you can make them super quickly, and they turn out so full and fuzzy.

Read on to learn how to make a Pom-Pom Snowman / Snowperson ornament and a Pom-Pom Gnome ornament.

Pom-Pom Ornaments Supplies:

  • White Tuff Puff (or white yarn of your choice)
  • White sock yarn, cord or thread (We used Bare Hawthorne)
  • Felt, various colors, including orange
  • Pom-pom makers
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks (or “mini craft dowels”)
  • Wooden buttons
  • Black beads
  • Mug for circle template
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • (Optional) Red & white striped pipe cleaners + wire cutters

To make Pom-Pom Snowman Ornament:

Two snowman pom-pom ornaments.

Snowman (or “Snowperson” as we call them in the office) Ornaments are so cute you’ll want to make several of them. Once you’ve made one, show your family how to make them too so everyone can get in on the fun. Each snowpersonality will emerge as you add accessories, so get creative!

  1. Snowman Body: First, make 2 pom-poms from white Tuff Puff using 2 different sizes of pom-pom maker (I used the small & medium pom-pom makers).  Quick Note: We have a video on our Youtube that demonstrates how to use a pom-pom maker.
    • Wrap pom-pom maker, close, then cut according to directions.
    • Tie around pom-pom securely with Hawthorne (or other strong cord), cut to about 12”.
    • Open up the pom-pom maker to release the pom.
    • Give pom-pom a “haircut” to even out the yarn. Leave Hawthorne tie long for hanging ornament.
    • Glue both poms together, leaving the tie at the top of the small pom.
  2. Earmuffs: Next, cut 2 small circles and a 1.5” rectangle for the headband from felt.
    • Glue circles to ends of rectangle to make the headband.
    • Hot glue earmuffs to pom-pom head to secure.
  3. Arms: Snap toothpick in half. Cut mitten shapes from felt and glue to the ends of half toothpicks. Hot glue toothpicks into pom-pom body.
    • Use a 1″ piece of pipe cleaner (cut with wire cutters) as a candy cane, if desired.
  4. Face: Use a small snippet of orange felt to make a carrot nose. Glue onto face.
    • Use a toothpick to pick up black bead and dip in hot glue, then glue it to the face as eyes.

Related Article: How to Use a Tassel Maker

To make Pom-Pom Gnome Ornament:

Two gnome pom-pom ornaments.

Nothing is cuter than these Nordic-inspired pom-pom gnome ornaments, and they’re so easy to make. Keep them minimal (in keeping with Nordic style), or go crazy and add any embellishments you want. One person in our office used a jumbo pom-pom maker to make a very large gnome ornament!

  • Head: Make a pom-pom from white Tuff Puff using larger pom-pom maker
    • Wrap pom-pom maker, close, then cut.
    • Tie around pom-pom securely with Hawthorne, then cut to about 12”.
    • Open up the pom-pom maker to release the pom.
    • Give pom-pom a “haircut.” Leave Hawthorne tie long for hanging ornament.
  • Hat: Make a hat with felt using a mug as a circle template. Slit circle from side into middle and then form into a cone, securing with hot glue. 
    • Slip Hawthorne tie through hole in top of hat for hanging ornament (note: a small crochet hook can help you slip the cord through the hole easily). 
    • Hot glue hat to pom-pom head to secure.
  • Nose: Hot glue wooden button just peeking out under hat.

You might also enjoy: 7 Plaid Crochet Patterns to Make

If you make some pom-pom ornaments, don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can see them! @wecrochetofficial on Instagram.

How to make Pom-Pom Ornaments: Two gnome pom-pom ornaments.