Etsy has so many talented designers selling patterns. I’m sharing a holiday crochet pattern roundup of 10 of my favourites, as well as reviewing the pine cone pattern I recently tried. These are so cute, you’ll want to grab your hook and start crocheting, or learn how!
Holiday Crochet Pattern Roundup
Ready or not, the holidays are coming. And I never have time to do Christmas crafts once December hits. So I like to start crafting in October or November when the weather turns cold and the days are shorter, especially if something is going to be a gift.
I love shopping on Etsy. They have great vintage and handmade items, as well as craft supplies. But they’re also a great place to go to purchase craft patterns made by really creative designers. I love supporting all of these small businesses!
However, often when I start looking at patterns on Etsy, it can be a bit like going down a rabbit hole. There are so many options! I can end up feeling overwhelmed because I want to make so many things. In case you feel the same way, I decided to share 10 of my favourite holiday crochet patterns from Etsy to help you get started narrowing down your choices. (Don’t worry if you’re a knitter, there’s also a Holiday Knitting Pattern Roundup!)
I also chose a holiday crochet pattern as a project to try myself, which I’ll share with you after the rest of the round-up. But there are definitely others in this list that I’d love to try as well as soon as I have time.
Etsy Holiday Crochet Patterns
Below, you’ll find 10 of my favourite holiday crochet patterns, all of which I found on Etsy. None of the photos from 1 through 9 are my own – they’re all used with permission from the very talented designers of the patterns.
Now, let’s begin!
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1. & 2. AradiyaToys – Nativity Minis
These adorable patterns are by Olka of AradiyaToys. They are the Nativity Minis, the first set of the Nativity. I love the facial expressions and the texture of the lambs’ wool. In my opinion, these toys achieve just the perfect balance between detail and simplicity.
There is also a second set of Nativity Minis that contains the wise men. I particularly love their crowns and facial hair, and that the donkey is carrying a messenger bag. Such adorable details!
Olka also sells a few other holiday patterns as well as many non-holiday patterns, and is currently offering discount codes in her Etsy shop on purchases of multiple patterns. Since all of her patterns are so charming, it would be easy to find several you love!
3. Firefly Crochets – Farmhouse Christmas Tree
This gorgeous little crocheted tree pattern is by Olga of Firefly Crochets. I love the texture of the branches, and the wrapped burlap base. I think this tree would be great as decor all winter long as it’s not solely a Christmas tree.
It’s the perfect size to tuck just about anywhere – on a bookshelf, on the mantel, on the dining table, or in bedrooms. I think it would make a great hostess gift as well.
These trees look so realistic, but you won’t have to keep something alive or clean up any shedding needles. Based on its versatility, I’d have a hard time making just one, and I’m definitely adding this tree pattern to my list to make!
Olga’s shop also has other adorable holiday patterns such as moose wearing sweaters, and she currently offers discounts when you buy 2 patterns in her shop.
4. & 5. RNata – Christmas Toys and Elves
Natalia has filled her RNata shop on Etsy with so many wonderful patterns that it’s difficult to choose favourites. But I did choose two to share with you. The first pattern is for a set of 5 crocheted toys, including a bear, fox, elf, snowman, and a candle. I love all of these and they would make fantastic stocking stuffers for children, or look great nestled in the Christmas tree.
The other pattern that I really love is this super cute pair of little elves. I love their skinny arms and legs, and their stripes. I would happily put these little elves on my shelves, or they would make great stocking stuffers as well.
Natalia has many other holiday patterns to choose from, in addition to others. Since choosing is difficult, she currently offers a discount on purchasing 4 patterns in her shop. Check them all out – which are your favourites?
6. LudaToys Patterns – Christmas Gnome
You’ll love this next holiday crochet pattern. I can’t get over how darling this Christmas gnome is from Lyudmila of Ludatoys Patterns. To me, he looks like Santa, who’s gone outside to bring in a tree without his coat. I adore his striped shirt and little suspenders with buttons. And his beard and moustache are perfection!
The pattern includes the little Christmas tree he’s holding, and two hat versions, one knitted and one crocheted. In the pattern listing, Lyudmila also shows some ideas for having him hold various objects. I would have so much fun creating a little vignette with this guy.
In addition to her other patterns, Lyudmila has a couple of other adorable winter bear patterns with scarves and sweaters. Check out her shop!
7. Lil Crochet Love – Striped Christmas Tree Pattern
I think making several of these trees in various shades of green and blue-green and grouping them across a mantel with a mix of bottle brush trees would be so beautiful. The addition of the beads add just the right amount of sparkle, and it would be fun to play around with colour combinations for the stripes.
Baiba has some wonderfully cute patterns in her shop, including a gingerbread man. Check out her shop!
8. Arlie Craft – Christmas Pudding Ornament Pattern
This next holiday crochet pattern is an adorable Christmas Pudding ornament by Lisa of Arlie Craft. I think this would be a quick and easy project, great for beginners or someone who doesn’t want to take on a larger project.
These Christmas Pudding ornaments would look so adorable on the tree and would give you the opportunity to try out a variety of fun and cheeky facial expressions.
They would make great gifts, or a small gift to go along with a gift card. Or better yet, tie them onto packages as part of the wrapping so they can do double duty as decoration and gift. I would even hang these Christmas Puddings on doorknobs around my house.
Check out Lisa’s shop!
9. ATERGcrochet – Colourful Christmas Ball Ornaments
If you’ve been following on the blog, you know I love colour. And these crocheted ball ornaments from Greta of ATERGcrochet fit the bill. These would be bright and beautiful on a Christmas tree and you could use all your favourite colours. Since choosing colours is one of my favourite parts of any project, these look amazingly fun to make.
The pattern also provides four sizes to choose from, working around different sized plastic ornaments, which is great for mixing it up, or matching the scale of your tree. You could even give your boring old solid colour ornament balls a colourful makeover!
If you love these ornaments, you’ll want to check out all of Greta’s other Christmas ornaments and decorations, as well as the rest of her similarly colourful patterns in her shop – you might have a hard time choosing!
10. Planet June – Pine Cone Collection
I knew as soon as I saw this pine cone pattern from June of Planet June, that I wanted to make some. The pattern provides two different shapes (wider and skinnier) and three different sizes of each. But it also provides tips for creating custom sizes as well.
For size reference, here is the smallest wide pine cone. (Also, my hands are on the small size for adult hands.)
And here is the tallest of the skinny pine cones.
I found the pattern really clear and easy to follow. I was initially concerned that the crochet skills required would be beyond my beginner skills, but after a couple of quick Youtube videos, I was all set. After that, the pattern was easy to memorize with only occasional glances at the pattern to begin each pine cone.
The pattern is also addictive to make. You’ll want to make all the sizes in every colour once you get going. I happened to have bits of brown worsted yarn already on hand, so it’s a great stash buster as each pine cone only uses a little bit. Although I did misjudge one larger pine cone and had to switch colours when I ran out partway through. Two-tone pine cones are totally natural, right?
The yarn is in a basket that I crocheted from another great beginner friendly pattern, which you can read about in this post about teaching yourself to crochet.
I found that stitch markers were an essential part of making this pattern properly. And the only issue I had was that it’s easy to get off by one stitch, meaning all the scales begin to line up, rather than being off-set. This only happened on a few pinecones though, and you can fix it by giving the pine cone a bit of a twist to shuffle the scales.
Each pine cone only takes a small chunk of time – around 1.5-2 hrs for a larger pine cone, and less than an hour for a small pine cone. Therefore, they make a great project to do while watching TV or movies (and also because you don’t need to keep your eyes on the pattern), or when you want to finish a small project quickly. This way, your pine cone collection can grow over time, or whenever you feel like adding to it.
Another thing I love about this pattern is that it’s so versatile for decorating, from fall, through Christmas and all winter long. I set some in a wood dough bowl with some mini pumpkins. When I have more time, I’ll make some more to fill it out.
Then I grabbed the first few accessible Christmas decor items from under the stairs to get an idea of what I can do with them for Christmas.
I think they would be great in a glass cookie jar, nestled in with greenery on a mantle, or wired onto a wreath. You could also tie them onto a garland and hang then around doorways, or on a railing.
I took some wired plaid ribbon and tied it into a bow. Then I used thread to loop through a few of the smaller pine cones. Finally I added a skinnier length of matching ribbon and tied it around my curtains as a festive curtain tie back. Or, you can hang the loop from doorknobs, as the first image at the top of the post shows.
The possibilities of what you can do with these pine cones are rather endless. And you’ll absolutely love making them!
June has a lot of patterns in her shop, including many holiday crochet patterns. Another pattern I love is her mushroom pattern. You could make them in neutrals for fall, or in red and white for Christmas and hang them on a tree. Check out her shop!
Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
I’ve only done a few crochet projects so far, as I’ve only been crocheting for less than 2 years. Therefore, I don’t have many crochet hooks yet. But I do love the ergonomic crochet hooks that I’ve purchased at Michaels. They are definitely more comfortable to use for long projects, and great for both left and right-handed crocheters. You can even get whole rainbow sets at Amazon.
You might also like the Holiday Knitting Pattern Roundup.
Holiday Crochet Pattern Roundup
I want to hear from you. Which holiday crochet pattern above is your favourite? Do you already know how to crochet? Do you want to learn? What holiday craft projects are you planning? Let me know in the comments below.
All the best,