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25 Free Christmas Crochet Afghan Patterns

Find Christmas granny squares and entire blanket patterns in this roundup!

Find our favorite free Christmas crochet afghan patterns in this collection! Make a variety of beautiful blankets and granny squares for the holidays.

If you've never worked up a crocheted afghan before, there's no better occasion than Christmas! The projects in this collection range from beginner-friendly to intermediate, and the styles range as well! It's amazing how many uniquely beautiful designs you can create with standard Christmas colors. There are also a few general winter motifs such as snowflakes and snowmen patterns featured.

If you're feeling ambitious, design your own afghan using one of the granny square patterns below. Simply work up several of the same square and seam them together, or use these designs as a jumping off point for your next project. Have fun, and have a wonderful holiday!

Free Christmas Crochet Afghan Patterns

Tis the Season Afghan

This festive afghan is made from granny squares and features a ric rac edge for a fun design. This is a fantastic granny square afghan for beginners!

Tis the Season Afghan Pattern

Christmas Tree Afghan

Make blocks with evergreen trees, stars, and stripes for a wonderfully special blanket to snuggle under Christmas morning.

Christmas Tree Afghan Pattern

Home for the Holidays Afghan

This is such a cool project! Incorporate woven elements in this afghan for a truly fantastic project. Get the look of plaid, perfect for that at-home Scottish feel. 

Home for the Holidays Afghan Pattern

Holiday Hearts Throw

Make a pretty project with crocheted hearts in the center of every motif! This is a wonderful, easy project that beginners will love.

Holiday Hearts Throw Pattern

Ho Ho Holiday Afghan

From a distance, this looks like a simple afghan reminiscent of a Christmas checkerboard. When you look closer however you can see beautiful stitch detail and edging around each square! This is a fabulous pattern to work up in front of the TV.

Ho Ho Holiday Afghan Pattern

Christmas Striped Throw

The beautiful stripes on this project are perfect for the holidays! the intricate stitches add interest, but the repetitive nature of this pattern makes it an easy one to accomplish.

Christmas Striped Throw Pattern

Christmas Noel Afghan

A variety of granny squares in different sizes and color combinations with a thick green border makes this a wonderful, vintage style afghan.

Christmas Noel Afghan Pattern

Alaskan Winter Crochet Afghan

This beautiful blanket looks lovely throughout the entire winter season! You could even keep it on display through Saint Patrick's Day! The doily-style afghan squares are so gorgeous, and the tassles are a fabulously folksy addition.

Alaskan Winter Crochet Afghan Pattern

Christmas Throw and Pillow

Work off a chart to accomplish this beautiful pattern! Experienced crocheters will love the experience of working up this color changing project. The star is such a classic, vintage decoration.

Christmas Throw and Pillow Pattern

Zigzag Christmas Throw and Pillow

Give ripple crochet a try! If it's been a while since you worked up a ripple pattern or you've never tried it before, this is a fabulous, easy project to work up for Christmas.

Zigzag Christmas Throw Pattern

Holiday Crocheted Granny Square Throw

This stunning throw is one of the easiest crochet patterns in this roundup! Work up essentially a giant granny square that is a super mindless, beginner-friendly pattern to work up. 

Holiday Crocheted Granny Square Throw

Holiday Balls Throw

Circular motifs make this afghan reminiscent of baubles you hang on the tree! Bold Christmas colors are perfect for making a traditional holiday afghan.

Holiday Balls Throw Pattern

Sparkly Christmas Afghan

Christmas is all the more magical with sparkles, and you can add to the glittery decor with sparkly yarn! Use your favorite yarn with metallic strands running through it to make this beautiful afghan.

Sparkly Christmas Afghan Pattern

Christmas Reversible Ripple Afghan

With the unique stitches featured in this pattern, you can create a blanket with a reversible design! This takes a bit of paying attention, but the results are awesome and will be so impressive to guests.

Christmas Reversible Ripple Afghan

Festive Christmas Cross Over Afghan

This awesome design has what looks like little stars woven in layers throughout! Learn the criss cross stitch and incorporate it into this design for lovely detailing.

Festive Christmas Cross Over Afghan

Glitter Afghan for Christmas

This beautiful project almost has the look of pinewheels! The edging is lovely and so fun.

Glitter Afghan for Christmas

Ripples of Joy Christmas Afghan Crochet Pattern

This stripe patten is so awesome! By following the chart for a slightly more eclectic color order, you'll have a stunning new afghan that is as captivating as it is festive!

Ripples of Joy Christmas Afghan

Christmas Morning Crochet Afghan Pattern

This blanket pattern has an almost elfish quality that kids will love! The bright colors, perky bobbles, and chunky stripes make this one heck of an afghan to sit under while opening presents.

Christmas Morning Afghan

Crochet Snowman Granny Squares Blanket

This sweet snowman blanket can be left out all winter! The cheerful faces throughout are just the most darling design. Kids will love this project, and adults will smile when they see it, too!

Snowman Granny Squares Blanket

Addictive Peppermint Throw and Pillow

Isn't this pattern just mind blowing? It is such a cool design! If you love white and red at Christmas, or if peppermints are your favorite candies, or you simply love the look of this throw, give it a whirl.

Addictive Peppermint Throw Pattern

Christmas Split Shell Ripple Afghan

This design is so simple and wonderful for the holidays! Give ripple patterns a try. This is a great option for beginners but adds enough interest for experienced crocheters when you look closely at the stitch detail in the peaks and valleys of the ripples.

Christmas Split Shell Ripple Afghan

Southern Cross Afghan

This is a unique take on a holiday afghan! It features Christmas colors, but the design is different enough that it could work year-round rather than just at the holidays. What do you think?

Southern Cross Afghan Pattern

Christmas Granny Squares

Christmas Hat and Tree Granny Squares

These two granny squares would make an adorable Christmas blanket if you simply alternate them in a checkerboard fashion! Plus, they look challenging but you actually only need to know the basic crochet stitches.

Christmas Hat and Tree Granny Squares

Corner to Corner Crochet Reindeer

Give corner to corner, or C2C crochet a try and make this absolutely adorable granny square. The red nose is absolutely precious, and the two-tone color scheme for the reindeer is absolutely fantastic as well.

Corner to Corner Crochet Reindeer

8" Tapestry Snowflake Afghan Square

With just 2 colors, you can get used to slowly and carefully changing colors and getting your tension consistent in the first square. This snowflake is lovely for all of winter!

8" Tapestry Snowflake Afghan Square

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