Crocheted blankets are a beautiful way to add a handmade touch to a home during the Holidays. Blankets are a great gift to give to family and friends too! Scroll on down to take a look at some of the best crochet Christmas blankets (all free crochet patterns!) that you can make, to add a little Winter fun to your home.
Stitches, Yarn & Crochet Hooks
Crochet Stitches for Blankets
You can use almost any stitch to make a blanket. If you’d like to make a tighter stitch blanket, in which you’d use something like a single crochet (sc) stitch. If you want a looser one, you can move up to a half-double (hdc) or double crochet (dc) stitch. You could use any stitch you’d choose, but luckily for you, all the free holiday blanket patterns below specify the exact crochet stitch to use.
Yarn for Crochet Blankets
As for the best yarn to use in crochet blanket patterns, it is almost always preferred to use a fiber that is machine washable, such as acrylic or wool. Each yarn brand usually has the care instructions for the yarn listed on the label. I think the yarn being easily cleaned is of the most important factors when choosing a yarn. This way, you’ll be able to keep your blankets looking brand new every Holiday season.
A few of my favorites yarns to make blankets with are Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand, Wool-Ease Thick & Quick by Lion Brand and Red Heart Soft which are all available in a wide variety of classic holiday colors, so you can really customize these blankets to your style. In the list of holiday blankets below, the designers will also specify which yarns they used to make their designs.
Crochet Hooks for Blankets
I also have a favorite set of crochet hooks to use when I am making blankets. If you will be working on a big project like a blanket, then you will want to make sure your hands are comfortable. I highly recommend Tulip crochet hooks because they have a thicker grip on the handle and keep your hands from having aches. Take a peek at my go-to crochet hook set below.
To make it easy for you, each of the blanket designs will have the hook size listed with it. This way, you’ll be able to check to see if you have that size in your hook collection.
Free & Easy Christmas Crochet Blanket Patterns
I have not yet created a holiday themed blanket pattern, but I did put together an exceptional pattern collection of blankets designs. Some of which come in a variety of blanket sizes as well as more detailed ones for you to make for the Holidays. These blankets would be great to make as a Christmas gift or just to use as an afghan to cozy up with at home. I hope you enjoy this list of easy to make and gorgeous Christmas blanket patterns!
This Santa Christmas blanket is made with a simple stitch and a fur trim to look like Santa’s suit! The entire blanket is made with a super bulky yarn, so it works up fast for a quick Christmas throw.
This beautiful holiday afghan has characters such as Santa, reindeer, a bell and more in each square! It uses the C2C crochet technique to create a detailed holiday themed picture in each crocheted square! Each square pattern has a pixel graph too.
This graphgan blanket is worked using the C2C stitch. This design features a red pickup truck with a Christmas tree and presents in the back. It uses a beginner-friendly stitch and works up fairly quick with a graph.
You’ll love this modern and rustic blanket design that is the perfect holiday touch for a cabin! Get the free c2c blanket pattern on the Make & Do Crew website to learn how to crochet a Christmas blanket like this one!
This blanket design is made up of double crochet clusters to create a large never-ending granny square. If you love crocheting granny squares, then you’ll enjoy crocheting this red, green and white blanket!
If you are looking for the ultimate in Christmas decor, then this blanket is the one to crochet. This blanket has large hexagons in Christmas colors and uses the double crochet stitch and post stitches to add texture.
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