35 Christmas Crafts to Start Now
Start one or two of these holiday crochet projects now to get a jump on all kinds of holiday happenings, from office and hostess gifts to wonderful warm and cozy Christmas crochet crafts for stocking stuffers, guest room decorations, and more.
These owls would make great stocking stuffers or office gifts, and they’re small enough to stick on top of a monitor, hang from a rearview mirror, or attach to a keychain.
Owls in Hats Crochet Pattern
It always seemed to me that the more interesting the stocking, the more interesting its contents might be.
Crochet Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern from Sincerely Pam
The great thing about making Christmas stockings is that they make great gifts for boys or girls, men or women of any age. Christmas stockings are such exciting things, too… you hang them up empty on Christmas Eve and wake up to find them bulging with goodies: fidget spinners, a bags of coal that are actually chocolate candy, miniature build-a-snowman kits, etc.
Some beads, thread, and wire and a few tools are all that’s needed to make some beautiful Christmas necklaces and earrings with this tutorial from Simple Bead Patterns. These would make unique and special heirlooms for those you love.
It would be fun to experiment with different colors for these Christmas ornaments by June Gilbank.
Christmas Baubles crochet pattern by June Gilbank
Christmas ornaments and ornament sets are great for decorating your own tree and for giving as gifts. There are 31 crochet patterns in Christmas Ornaments to Crochet, most or all of which take just a few hours to make.
Crochet some sci-fi-inspired ornaments for your friends. Make several in advance, and you’ll have ready-to-go hostess gifts for holiday parties.
Christmas tree TARDIS crochet pattern by Nyss Parkes
These little mini snowman are great ornaments, and they could easily be converted into a garland or mobile for a children’s room. They could also be used to accessorize gift wrappings.
Mini Snowman Christmas Ornament crochet pattern by Jessica of Living the Craft Life
These knitted Christmas balls are just right for office gifts. Knitting pattern here.
Sew up some Christmas reindeer to decorate your own home or give as gifts!
Snowflakes are great for ornaments, garlands, and they’re a good thing to have on hand to sell at craft shows. Start now, and you’ll have quite a collection amassed by the time Christmas comes around (I’ve been crocheting one after I finish each square of my current project). These would be great for adorning gift wrap.
Quick and Simple Snowflakes and Stars crochet pattern by Agrarian Artisan.
Lucy of Attic24 has the most beautiful works on her blog, you can just get lost wandering around looking at it. Her jolly festive bunting pictorial is clear, detailed, and well-written. Even if you don’t make them, it’ll cheer you up just to go see her page.
Jolly Festive Bunting by Lucy of Attic24
I love the cheerful colors of this garland, and this is another versatile piece that could be converted to separate ornaments or into a mobile
Crochet Holiday Lights Garland crochet pattern
These Crochet Elf Slippers from Crochet Olé make me think of a ski holiday with all the kids hanging out in the great room sipping hot cocoa and laughing merrily while wearing their matching elf slippers.
Elf Slippers crochet pattern from Crochet Olé
This adorable baby elf hat was originally designed at the photographer’s request for a photo shoot
Long Tailed Baby Elf Hat crochet pattern from Oodles 4 Noodles
Look at what’s under this tree! This would make an adorable Christmas card.
Crochet Christmas Tree Hat crochet pattern by Jocelyn Sass
This fair Isle knitting pattern for Christmas tree hat and mittens is intermediate-level. Make the set or give the hats and mittens separately as great gifts.
Ira Rott Designs is one of those shops you’ll want to bookmark. There are tons of fun, unique designs to refer to for inspiration and of course lots of great crochet patterns to buy as well.
Blizzard the Reindeer Crochet Pattern from Fashion Crochet Design
When I saw these antlers, my first thought was, “teacher gift!” I’m not sure the teacher would enjoy it nearly as much as his/her students, but there you go :). These would also be fun for a group to wear on the ski slope: easy to identify everyone in the group at a glance and loads of fun to boot! I wonder if they’d stay on?
Crochet Reindeer Antlers from PlanetJune
Yarn bowls are something that a lot of knitters, crocheters, and crafters don’t always think to get for themselves but love to have once they get one. They make fantastic gifts!
This elf hat is a must-have for those delivering Christmas gifts and cheer, especially to kids in the hospital. That pom pom needs a jingle!
Striped Elf Hat crochet pattern By Sheri Goad
These would be so cute on the mantle or coffee table, and they’re not fragile so the kids can enjoy them too.
Christmas Mice. Santa’s Sleigh crochet pattern by Uljana Semikrasa
Here’s adorable project for those who love knitting. If Angelina Ballerina had a Christmas mouse, I think it would be this one.
WINTER Mice at the TEAROOM Knitting Pattern
Need some office gifts? Mug cozies are a fantastic idea. Make one here and there as the mood strikes you, and you’ll have a handy stockpile when the holidays come around.
Reindeer mug cozy crochet pattern by Kirsten from Haak maar Raak!
Cherry Heart is another one of those sites where you can just get absorbed. If you ever need a cheering up, head over to Sandra’s blog and look at her wonderful projects.
Granny’s Tree Skirt crochet pattern by Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart
Rudy the Reindeer would be a great piece for the kids’ nightstands or guest room pillows: a little plush bedtime buddy, especially if comforting they’re away from home over the holidays.
Rudy, the Reindeer crochet pattern from Tales of Twisted Fibers
Jingles the Christmas Elf is another good one to put in the guest rooms, especially if kids are staying over. It’s nice to have a cheerful snuggle buddy when you’re sleeping away from home.
Jingles the Christmas Elf crochet pattern by Sheila Leslie
This snowflake table runner would make a great gift for someone who’s hosting a full-on holiday meal. A nice heirloom piece to start making memories on.
Snowflake Table Runner crochet pattern
Silly Santa and his reindeer (crochet pattern by LittleOwlsHut) make me wonder if all the brandy made it into Mrs. Claus’ plum pudding, eh? What a fun trio! I’d have to put these on or near the main table.
Santa and Reindeers crochet pattern from LittleOwlsHut
I’d love to make a huge one of these, big enough for a kid to sit on. I love this!
Moose Amigurumi (Reindeer) crochet pattern from Little Owl’s Hut