18 Festive Christmas Crochet Blankets (Free Patterns!)

There’s nothing that quite evokes a holiday spirit more than snuggling up by a fire in a cozy blanket. And why not make it extra Christmas-y with a festive pattern? But with so many crochet Christmas blanket patterns out there, narrowing it down to the right one can be a tricky, intimidating process. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of my top favorite Christmas blanket patterns for you to choose from!

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How do You Crochet crochet christmas blankets?

There are many ways you can make a festive Christmas crochet blanket customized for your own home. Of course, you can find patterns specifically designed for Christmas (which I’ll show you lots of soon!)

But if you want a simple Christmas blanket, an easy way is to find ANY simple pattern, and use Christmas colors! You can even use a basic stitch like half double crochet and create a blanket by making a large rectangle with stripes of red and green.

There are also different styles of blankets you can make:

  • Granny square Christmas blankets
  • Christmas crochet throws (these are smaller blankets, perfect for your lap)
  • Colorwork Christmas blankets (may be made from C2C or regular stitches)
  • Simple striped blankets

I’ll be showing you patterns for all these styles soon!

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Yarn You’ll Need to Make Blankets

Generally speaking, the best yarn weight for making blankets is worsted weight. Some of my personal favorites include Lion Brand Heartland, Vanna’s Choice, and Caron Simply Soft.

However, if you’re following a specific pattern, make sure to refer to the materials section to see what yarn is recommended.

Best Crochet Christmas Afghan & Throw Patterns

Are you ready to see all the awesome blanket patterns? Let’s get right into it!

1. Vintage Red Truck Blanket

First up, check out the Vintage Red Truck Blanket. I just love the vintage, homey feel of this one. Not only does this pattern feature a fun truck emblem, but it also has a cute, cursive “I’ll be home for Christmas” design! Also, this pattern is not nearly as intimidating as it looks: it only uses single crochets! If you’ve been wanting to hone in your tapestry crochet skills, this is a great way to do it.

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home

Yarn Used: Red Heart With Love

red truck christmas crochet blanket

2. Simple Crochet Throw Blanket

Are you looking for a more beginner-friendly design? If so, I think you’re going to love this Simple Crochet Throw Blanket! Since it’s only a one-row-repeat pattern, it’s great for doing something with your hands that you don’t have to pay complete attention to (which makes it great for making while watching TV, listening to an audio book, etc.!). Also, if you use bulky yarn, it works up pretty quickly.

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: Hobbii Baby Snuggle Solid Yarn

simple striped crochet christmas blanket

3. Snowman Granny Square Blanket

This next one is a cute one: the Snowman Granny Square Blanket! Snowmen are just such a fun part of the holidays. These squares are actually super simple to make, since you just crochet the main square and then add the facial features afterward. This also leaves a ton of room for creativity since you can attach them at any angle or even make different expressions! Also, since this one is built up by granny squares, you can choose to make it as small or as large as you’d like!

Designer: Crochet for You Blog

Yarn Used: Any yarn

crochet snowman blanket

4. Personalized c2c Christmas Crochet Blanket

Next, meet the Personalized Christmas Blanket! This one is so fun because thanks to the c2c (corner to corner) crochet technique, you can personalize it with just about any name or Christmas saying you’d like (which makes it especially great for gift-giving)! Additionally, you can choose to adapt it into a fun, personalized gift sack as well!

Designer: Han Jan Crochet

Yarn Used: Brava Worsted by WeCrochet

personalized c2c crochet christmas blanket

5. Nordic Winter Afghan

Next, check out the Nordic Winter Afghan. Isn’t this one gorgeous? I just love the cozy, yet elegant feel of this one. This pattern is especially neat since it features so many different beautiful squares that you can pick and choose from to make your blanket your own. Although this design is a bit trickier, the end result is so worth it.\

Designer: Juniper and Oakes Blog

Yarn Used: Swish Worsted by WeCrochet

nordic winter crochet afghan

6. Camden Christmas Crochet Blanket

Are you looking for something a little more subtle? Maybe you’re looking for a cozy blanket that doesn’t necessarily scream “Christmas”. Whatever you may be looking for, I think you’ll love this Camden Christmas Blanket! This one is comfy, modern, and super easy to make. This blanket also looks great with a variety of different yarns and can be used all year long!

Designer: Stitching Together

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Cobblestone Yarn

7. Hygge Holiday Throw

Next, meet the Hygge Beginner Crochet Blanket! This pattern has such a beautiful, cozy-vibe to it. It’s the perfect blanket to snuggle up in and/or use as home decor! Despite it’s semi complicated-looking woven texture, it’s actually quite simple to recreate (it’s built up of just Suzette stitches and single crochets). This would also make a fun gift for friends or family!

Designer: Make and Do Crew

Yarn Used: Lion’s Pride Woolspun

8. The Night Before Christmas Graphgan

Here’s another neat one: The Night Before Christmas Graphgan! I love the brightness of this one. Despite it being a c2c design, it’s actually quite simple to make, and even beginner friendly! If you’ve never used this method to crochet before, this is a great place to start since it only uses two colors. This blanket is the perfect way to add a hint of cheerfulness to your Christmas decor this year!

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home

Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft

9. Buffalo Check Plaid Blanket

Here’s another one of my favorite patterns: the Buffalo Check Plaid Blanket! I don’t know about you, but I love buffalo plaid. It’s fun, cozy, and modern. The plaid squares paired with the fuzzy border gives this design the perfect, cozy touch. This blanket in particular is not only warm and comfy, but it also makes the perfect holiday afghan!

Designer: Blackstone Designs

Yarn Used: Bernat Super Value

10. Stitch Sampler Throw

Are you looking for something more unique? If so, I think you’ll enjoy the Stitch Sampler Throw! This pattern features lots of different stitch designs to create this fun, unique look. There’s lots of room to be creative with this pattern since you can choose as many or as few colors as you’d like!

Designer: Regina P Designs

Yarn Used: Big Twist Value Yarn

11. Winter Pickup Truck Blanket

Here’s another truck design: the Winter Pickup Truck Blanket! This one is so cute, I just love the added tree, snowflake, and present designs! It is a more advanced design, but it’s definitely worth the effort. It’s the perfect way to add some cheerfulness to your home!

Designer: E ‘Claire Makery

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Brava Worsted Weight Yarn

12. Christmas Granny Square Blanket

Are you looking for a really unique and/or fun design? If so, I think you’ll love this Christmas Granny Square Blanket! Isn’t this one so fun? It’s built up of various Christmas-y granny squares that are each super cute and unique on their own. The fun thing about this one is you can pick and choose the squares you like to make this blanket your own!

Designer: Raffamusa Designs

Yarn Used: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

13. Puffy Spike Stitch Blanket

Next, meet the Puffy Spike Stitch Blanket! This is a relatively simple design and pattern but with a unique twist: the Puff Stitch. Although this is technically an intermediate stitch, it’s not too hard once you get the hang of it! I just love the way they look against the simple single crochets. This blanket is perfect for just about any season!

Designer: Crochet n Crafts

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

14. Snowflake Lace Throw

Have you been looking for a more elegant pattern? This Snowflake Lace Throw is just that! This design is so beautiful. I love its delicate lacey design! Not only is it gorgeous, but if you use a bulky yarn it can be made in under two days! This would make a lovely gift for friends and family, or even a unique heirloom piece to pass down later down the road.

Designer: Moogly Blog

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Thick & Quick Yarn

15. Modern C2C Christmas Afghan

Here’s another C2C design: the Modern C2C Christmas Afghan! This afghan is built of of beautifully textured individual squares. I absolutely love all the detailing! The gorgeous texture of this afghan are thanks to the half double crochets. If you’re looking for a more modern C2C design, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Make and Do Crew

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

16. Crochet Christmas Hexagon Blanket

This next pattern takes a fun twist on your typical granny square blanket: the Crochet Christmas Hexagon Blanket! Isn’t this one so fun? I love the beautiful texture and the way the hexagons look next to each other. The nice thing about this one is you can make as many or as few hexagons as you’d like to determine the size of your blanket.

Designer: Life and Yarn

Yarn Used: Circulo Cotton

17. Christmas Lights Blanket

Another one of my favorite designs is the Christmas Lights Blanket pattern! This pattern features the Lemon Peel stitch for the main blanket, which gives it this gorgeous, snow-like texture. This stitch also creates and extra thick fabric, which means it’s cozy and warm as well! This pattern also leaves lots of room for creativity since you can choose the colors and placement of the lights.

Designer: Christaco Designs

Yarn Used: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

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18. Merry & Bright Crochet Throw Blanket

Lastly, meet the Merry & Bright Crochet Throw Blanket! This one features a gorgeous, lacy texture and chevron design. Since this pattern uses a double strand of yarn, it works up relatively quickly and creates this extra thick and warm fabric (perfect for snuggling in!). This blanket would make a beautiful addition to your Christmas home decor!

Designer: The Unraveled Mitten

Yarn Used: Bernat Super Value


Crochet Christmas blanket patterns are the perfect way to spruce up your Christmas decor this year. You may want to make a super simple Christmas blanket, or a more intricate blanket. Either way, the end result will be a lovely piece that will be cherished for years!

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