Yes, it’s that time of year again. We’re only a few days away from the first half of the year being done, which means it’s officially time to start thinking about your Christmas crochet projects. Yup, I went there. I said the C word. Did you know that as of the day I’m writing this it’s now only 183 days until Christmas? Time to get that hook in gear!
I’m going to be running a series of these with lists of all free patterns. Today we’re starting with afghans, blankets and throws to give your home that warm and festive feeling. All of these patterns are free, and most are suitable for those of beginner to intermediate level. All of the images are also clickable and will take you directly to the pattern page.
We’ll start with this gorgeous Victorian Ornaments Afghan by Caron on Yarnspiration. I love the unusual shapes used to make up this project, and I”m putting it first on my list. I tend to go for slightly less traditional festive colours, myself, so will have to have a think about what to use for this little beauty.
Next on the list is this very popular Crochet Peppermint Swirl Afghan Pattern from TheWhoot. I’ve seen this around Pinterest done in a few different colours. Again, with my love of mad, bright colours, I think I may try this one in whole range of colours. Then again, it does look so good in the pure red and white. Hmmmm, minty crocheted deliciousness in any colour!
Number 3 in the countdown is this cuddly holly-inspired throw from Freepatterns.com. I do love me some free patterns! Again, this is a very traditional style in some very traditional colours, but I think you could have lots of fun playing around with colours on this one if you felt like putting your own personal twist on it. It’s a really simple granny square design, would be perfect for beginners.
For those of you who are into the whole C2C craze, this one’s for you! It’s a bright and cheerful Christmas afghan courtesy of MakeAndDoCrew, and it comes with graphs, tutorials, and video support if it’s your first attempt at one of these. I still haven’t tried a graphgan yet, but it’s on my to-do list!
What I love about this throw is that it reminds me of quilting, which is something I first got into a few years ago and love nearly as much as I love crochet. The downside is that I”m not very good at it, oops, so for now I’m sticking with my trusty crochet hook. This is a seriously pretty Christmas Star Throw which is a freebie courtesy of Red Heart. Isn’t that nice of them?
Next we have a set of cushion covers with a matching throw, and it’s all about Christmas presents! The pattern is available HERE on Ravelry as a free pdf download.
Apologies to anyone with young kids, but, Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? Yes, yes, of course you do, and here’s a cuddly blankie that will keep every snowman fan in your family warm as toast and with a happy smile on their face. It is also a bit of relief from the whole red, green and white colour theme, which I’ve gotta say, is starting to get to me. This Crochet Snowman Granny Square blanket is a great, simple design, and is also FREE from Crochetforyoublog.com.
Now we have the Holiday Hearts Throw, which is another lovely free pattern from Red Heart. Aren’t you just feeling the love? I know I am. Heart motifs are something I’ve always found a bit tricky to do, for some strange reason, so I’m glad this one has nice, basic instructions!
Lastly, but by no means least is this stunning “Merry Little Throw” Join As You Go hexie throw which was published last year as a CAL over at Fibreflux. What’s great about this is that, because it’s a CAL, there are seriously detailed instructions with a zillion photos and even some videos to help you through it.
So, there you have it. As I said before, this is the first in a serious of Christmas Crochet Project roundups. Next time I’ll be sharing a whole bunch of my favourite amigurumi type patterns, *SWOON* including reindeer, snowmen, angels, gingerbread men, Santas, gnomes and more, so make sure you’re signed up for our email updates so you don’t miss out! Also, if you know of a free pattern for a gorgeous Christmas themed throw, blanket or afghan that I haven’t posted, please, PLEASE drop a link to it in the comments before so we can all have a look at it! Thanks, and keep stashing that yarn!
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