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15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns

With less than six weeks until Christmas, the idea of starting any big projects has gone out the window. Don't stress though, we've rounded up 15 of the best crocheted Christmas decorations you can whip up in an afternoon, and they're all free! Get out your stash and get ready to turn your home into a wintry grotto!

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns

1. Crochet Ribbon Christmas Tree

We love the unusual look of these trees made simply by creating a ribbon and folding it over crocheted baubles! It's a great project for using up oddments of yarn, too.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Poppy & Bliss

2. Chain Loop Snowflake

Just look at how delicate this little snowflake is! It is intended as a gift topper, but it's so easy to make you could easily string a handful together to create a wintry garland.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Better Homes and Gardens

3. Chocolate Orange Cosies

The best things come in threes, just like these adorable reindeer, robin and Christmas pudding chocolate orange gift covers. You could always put a real orange inside, but we'd be happier with the chocolate.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Love Crochet

4. Desk Top Christmas tree

The beauty of this project is its simplicity, so it's a great way for beginners to get into holiday crafting. It's great for any green yarn you have laying around, plus you can use up old buttons as decorations!

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Pops de Milk

5. Cosy Mitten Garland

We love the whimsical look of this garland, and it's made with real mittens, which you could remove from the decoration and give as gifts next year.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Caught on a Whim

6. Simple Snowman

This pattern is perfect for inexperienced crocheters as it is almost entirely worked in double crochet stitch, plus you can learn double crochet decreasing.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Repeat After Me

7. Colourful Christmas Trees

The mini pom-pom instructions alone would be great, but these merry and bright stripy trees look great and it would be easy to make several of them in an afternoon.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: My Poppet

8. Rudolph the Cubic Reindeer

There'd be no Christmas without Rudolph, and we're in awe of this little project. It's straightforward and adorable to boot! Why not make eight black-nosed reindeer and one with a red nose?

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Pops de Milk

9. What a Hoot!

Seriously, how much cuter can it get than an owl in a Santa hat? All the components are made up separately then stitched together, and it's much more simple than it looks!

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Double Treble Trinkets

10. Crocheted Christmas Baubles

These ornaments are made to fit around 5cm polystyrene balls, but you could easily stuff them with scraps of yarn to minimise waste.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Sofia Sobeide

11. The Grinch Decoration

There are two types of people when it comes to Christmas; the Cindy-Lou Whos and the Grinches. Which one are you?

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Sewrella

12. Yummy Brussels Sprouts

These little crochet veggies would make a great novelty gift or could even be put on the dinner table at Christmas lunch!

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Made Out of Things

13. Gingerbread Amigurumi

Don't be put off by the word amigurumi, the pattern is as friendly as the finished product!

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Sweet Nut Creations

14. Christmas Wreath

The festive season wouldn't be complete without a leafy wreath. This surprisingly realistic yarn version is perfect for adorning the inside of your home.

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Planet June

15. Mr Claus

We've saved the best for last with this festive creation ‒ Santa with his sack of presents, and it's the perfect size to hide trinkets in!

15 FREE Christmas Decoration Crochet Patterns
Image: Top Crochet

For more makes like these, check out our Christmas patterns, and you can subscribe to Let’s Get Crafting here to keep them coming.

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