Winter is such a special time of year, with crisp frosty walks, festive family gatherings and cosy nights on the sofa to look forward to. But if you’re going to enjoy these activities, you’re going to need a few extra layers! From clothing accessories to home décor, there’s no limit to the amount of projects that can be crocheted with warmth in mind. Whether you’re a crochet expert or you’re just starting out, there’s a wintry project out there for everyone.
So, get snuggled up on the sofa armed with your crochet supplies and enjoy 10 of the best winter warmers that you can get started on whatever the weather.
1. Granny squares blanket
A patchwork blanket is the ultimate in personalised gifts. The entire colour scheme can be fully customised depending on the recipient’s tastes! Granny squares are the perfect project for working on over time, as you can simply pick up a square whenever you have a spare half an hour. You could even get started on a blanket for next winter already!
2. Bunny slippers
There’s nothing worse than getting up in the morning and feeling the ice cold floor on your feet! A cute pair of slippers with the addition of a friendly bunny face will certainly make the chilly winter mornings a little bit more bearable. You could even make another pair in a smaller size and match with your little crafters! These slippers are great for beginners as they use a basic double crochet stitch, and only require a little bit of shaping around the toe area on the and bunny ears.
3. Hooded scarf
A scarf is a winter accessory staple – and it’ll make the perfect secret santa gift! This pattern uses an easy treble stitch pattern and basic shaping, so it’s ideal for beginners, but feel free to use your imagination when it comes to adorning the ends of your scarf!
4. Stripy mittens
A fluffy trim is a great stylish addition to these stripy mittens, especially in a bold contrasting colour! If this is your first venture into eyelash-style yarn, our top tip for being able to see your stitches more easily is to tease the previous round apart slightly before you work the next one.
5. Dog blanket
Despite their furry coats, your four legged friends feel the cold as well! A little blanket to take the chill off of cold floors is a great Christmas treat for your pet, and you could even personalise it with a paw print and their name. Remember to work tightly with this project to prevent your pet’s nails from getting caught in the holes.
6. 1920s cloche
Many fashions from 100 years ago are still going strong today, and this timeless hat design is no exception. Stylish and practical, it will keep your head warm and simultaneously make a statement. A sweet button makes a great finishing touch, too.
7. Cup of tea
Ahh, a nice warm cup of tea! This adorable project is fit for even the fanciest of tea parties, and it makes a charming decoration on any shelf. It can be helpful to place a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch because the teacup is worked without joining and in continuous rounds.
8. Hot water bottle cosy
Snuggling up to a hot water bottle is so comforting, especially when the weather isn’t looking great outside. This cosy cover is made up of separate hexagons then pieced together, so it's a great opportunity to get creative with colour schemes.
9. Crochet egg cosies
Yummy eggs and soldiers are a great breakfast to keep you going on cold winter days, but no one wants a lukewarm egg in the morning! These silly pom pom hats make breakfast time a little more fun, and you can use up some smaller scraps of leftover yarn in the meantime.
10. Buttoned mug cosy
Hot drinks are an obvious winter essential, but for a little extra warmth, why not cheer up your drink with a charming mug cosy? A sweet button works as a clasp to secure the cosy onto the mug, while also providing an adorable added detail. Plus, this pattern is customisable, so you can make one to match all your favourite mugs!