Get into the festive spirit with this free Christmas Crochet Blanket pattern! This corner-to-corner (C2C) design will fill your holiday season with warmth and joy. Whether you’re new to C2C or a seasoned pro, this pattern is sure to delight as you create a cozy blanket adorned with whimsical Christmas motifs.
From jolly Santa Claus and adorable reindeer to twinkling Christmas trees and festive ornaments, each square will bring the magic of Christmas to life. With detailed instructions and the opportunity to customize colors, you’ll be able to make a truly unique and cherished holiday keepsake. So gather your yarn and hook, and let’s crochet a blanket that will make your Christmas extra special!
Advanced beginner. Project uses basic stitches, repetitive stitches, minimal color changes, and simple shaping & finishing.
51 inches by 68 inches
- I/5.5 mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in: Black, Cherry Red, White, Paddy Green, Cornsilk, Light Blue, Royal, Coffee, Cafe Latte, Metallic Light Gray, Cornmeal, Baby Pink and a skin color (I used Aran).
- Tapestry needle
Gauge is not very important for this pattern.
4 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 2 inches
- dc= double crochet
- sc= single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- ch = chain
- chs = chains
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- rem = remaining
- You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
- Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
- Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
- Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.
- If you prefer to purchase a printable PDF of this pattern, visit my Etsy shop.
Step 1: Crochet each Christmas Square
Follow the links below to go to the pattern for each individual Christmas square.
After completing each square, continue crocheting around the border of your square with your white yarn. In each corner you will work a (sc-ch 2-sc) and in the side of each square you will make two sc.
#1: Santa Claus
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle, is a beloved figure associated with Christmas who is said to deliver gifts to well-behaved children around the world on Christmas Eve.
Christmas elves, believed to be Santa Claus’s helpful companions, assist him in making toys and preparing for Christmas. These mischievous and industrious little creatures play an integral role in many holiday traditions and are often depicted as wearing festive attire with pointy ears and magical abilities.
#3: Christmas Lights
Christmas lights were initially introduced as candles attached to Christmas trees. In the 18th century, people would place lit candles on their trees to symbolize the stars in the night sky. However, due to safety concerns, the use of electric lights became popular in the early 20th century.
Snowmen have been enjoyed as a winter pastime across different cultures and regions around the world. The earliest recorded evidence of snowmen dates back to medieval times.
These icy figures have evolved from simple structures to intricate and artistic creations, often adorned with accessories like hats, scarves, and carrot noses.
#5: Christmas Angel
Christmas angels have been a significant part of religious and cultural traditions associated with the holiday season for centuries. Angels are often depicted as celestial beings with wings, radiating light, and are believed to bring messages of peace, hope, and goodwill.
Christmas nutcrackers originated in Germany during the 17th century. Initially used as functional tools to crack open nuts, they soon became popular decorative items, especially during the holiday season.
#7: Hot Cocoa
Hot cocoa has a rich history spanning centuries. It is believed to have originated from ancient civilizations in Central and South America, where the Mayans and Aztecs revered cocoa as a sacred beverage.
Over time, hot cocoa evolved and spread across the world, becoming a beloved treat during chilly winters.
#8: Gingerbread House
Originating in Germany during the 16th century, Gingerbread houses were inspired by the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”.
#9: Jingle Bells
An intriguing fact about jingle bells is that they were originally designed for more than just holiday festivities. They were initially used on horse-drawn carriages as a safety measure to alert pedestrians and other travelers of their approach.
A captivating fact about reindeer is that they are the only species of deer where both males and females grow antlers.
Additionally, reindeer have adapted to extreme Arctic conditions, such as cold temperatures and limited food sources, by having unique features like a specialized nose that warms the air before it reaches their lungs.
An interesting fact about penguins is that they are highly adapted to life in the water. Despite being flightless birds, penguins are exceptional swimmers and can reach impressive speeds in the water, often exceeding 20 miles per hour.
Their streamlined bodies, flipper-like wings, and dense feathers help them navigate through the ocean with agility and efficiency.
Check out my Penguin Hat and Penguin in a Santa Hat graph.
#12: Holiday Station Wagon
Holiday station wagons gained popularity in the mid-20th century as the go-to vehicle for family road trips and holiday adventures. With their spacious interiors and rear cargo areas, station wagons provided ample room for luggage, presents, and all the essentials needed for memorable journeys.
Step 2: Join your Squares
Okay, now that all of your Christmas Squares are done, it’s time to sew them together.
When you arrange your squares, make sure the RIGHT SIDE of each square is facing you.
Firstly, line up the single crochet stitches from the borders that you made around each square. Then, sew the three squares in each row together.
Finally, sew the four rows together.
Step 3: Add a Blanket Border
Join your yarn. I used Cherry Red. Ch 2 and hdc in each stitch. In each corner work (hdc- ch 2- hdc).
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