Free Crochet Christmas Appliqués Patterns

These are free crochet Christmas appliqués patterns for Christmas tree, gifts and a stocking. Use these to embellish jumpers, gifts wraps or cards.

These crochet Christmas appliqués patterns I am about to share with you were designed a while ago!

It was a crazy little idea I had to “pimp up” one of my boring old jumpers and breathe some new life into it.

I thought it would be a pretty cool idea to add some colorful Christmas crochet appliqués and turn an ordinary jumper into one of those “loud and whacky” Christmas jumpers.

If you ask me, I think I have achieved what I wanted to and created a Christmas jumper that even your embarrassing uncle would be apprehensive about wearing, lol!

However, apart from pimping up your jumper, you can also use these cute appliqués in different ways. Add them to:

  1. gift wrap of your presents
  2. Christmas cards
  3. table place settings
  4. garlands
  5. Christmas tree decorations
  6. tote bags
  7. small pouches
  8. glue on boxes
  9. make into an advent calendar

That is ten reasons why you should make these cute Christmas crochet appliqués.


crochet christmas applique patterns

Crochet Christmas Appliqués Patterns

I know you are probably not that fussed about my Christmas jumper.

However, here is one more reason why you should seriously consider making these appliqués and pimping up your own Christmas jumper!

If you look a little closer, you might realise that the stocking appliqués doubles up as a secret pocket! Can you imagine how much chocolate you can hide in there?!

And yes, that is one of the main reasons why the stocking is seriously disproportionate to the tree and gifts… If I kept it accurate to the size of the real items, there would be no room for chocolate!

Personally, I have not found a Christmas jumper at the shops that would have a secret pocket for stashing away chocolates!

Pimp Your Own Jumper

I wanted to talk about the Christmas preparations…

But I am not one of those people who spend weeks ahead getting ready, buying out whole shelves at Toys are us and Sainsbury’s… I admire you guys…

We put our tree up 12 days before Christmas and a few extra decorations in the window with crochet snowflakes and lights.

Buy a truck load of food on the 22nd December, shut the front door and enjoy the time together until the food runs out….

That’s when we re-emerge from the rabbit hole and go and visit family so we can eat all of their food…

But this year I am going to make an extra effort with my Xmas outfit…

plain crochet sweater

I made this jumper aaages ago, when I picked up crochet again and it was one of my first garments I have ever made.
It is very simple and I still love it but I must admit I haven’t worn it for quite some time…

It’s been stuck at the back of my wardrobe giving me the guilt tripping looks every time I was choosing an outfit to wear.

But this Christmas it’s a long awaited come-back for my beloved jumper kind of like when Backstreet Boys got back together and made that one more song…

I am going to “pimp my jumper” and wear it on Christmas day…Yaay!!!

If you are like me and haven’t got time to make a whole new Christmas jumper to wear on the special day, join me and pimp your own jumper!

One you haven’t worn in ages with these easy and quick appliqués. 

It is really quick and simple and the whole make took me a couple of hours so there really is no excuse not to get involved and “pimp your jumper”.

You can use any left over yarn and scraps. I used 2 strands of DK to make the tree and the stocking so they work up even quicker and any scraps of DK for the other smaller bits.

crochet sweater with Christmas appliqués

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leftover DK yarn

4 mm hook

6 mm hook (when holding yarn double)

Stitches and abbreviations (US terms used)


sc- single crochet

tr- treble crochet 

st- stitch

rep- repeat

beg- beginning

dc- double crochet

hdc- half double crochet

sl st- slip stitch

yo- yarn over

puff st- (yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop and leave on hook) 5 times, yo and pull through all loops on the hook, ch1 to fix the loops in position.

rem- remaining

dc2tog- double crochet the following 2 stitches together

dc3tog- double crochet the following 3 stitches together

sc2tog- single crochet the following 2 stitches together

Crochet Christmas Tree Appliqué

You will need 6 mm hook and 2 strands of DK or chunky yarn in green.

Row 1- 4 ch, work 2 dc into 4th ch from the hook, turn. [3 dc]

Row 2- 3 ch (counts as 1 dc throughout the pattern), 1 dc in the same st at the bottom of 3 ch, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in last st, turn. [5 dc]

Row 3- 3 ch, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in each st across until last st, 2 dc in last st. [7 dc]

Row 4- rep Row 3 [9 dc] 

Fasten off.

Join yarn in the middle double crochet stitch of last row.

Row 5- 3 ch, 4 dc in same st, turn. [5 dc]

Row 6- Row 9- rep Row 3 [13 dc]

Fasten off.

Join yarn in the middle double crochet stitch of last row.

Row 10- 3 ch, 6 dc in same st, turn. [7 dc]

Row 11- Row 14- rep Row 3 [15 dc]

Row 15- 3 ch, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next, 2 dc in next st*; rep from * across the row [23 dc]

Fasten off leaving longer tail for sewing onto the jumper.

Crochet Christmas Tree Appliqué

Crochet Star Appliqués

You will need 4 mm hook and DK yarn in yellow.
Rnd 1- create magic ring, 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, 1 ch, *3 dc, 1 ch*; rep from * 3 more times, sl st to top of beg ch3.
Rnd 2- *5 ch, working back across the ch just made, 1 sc into 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in next, 1 dc in next, 1 tr in last ch, sl st into next 1 ch-sp created in Rnd 1*; rep from * 4 more times.
Fasten off leaving longer tail to sew onto the top of the tree.

Christmas Lights Appliqués

You will need 4 mm hook and DK yarn in gold.
Chain 160, fasten off.
Using small scraps of blue, red, white and yellow DK *miss first 9 sts of the ch, join yarn in next st, loosen the loop on your hook to make up the height of double crochet st, work 1 puff st and fasten off*; rep from * 14 more times.
Use the tail ends of the puff sts to attach the lights to the tree.

Christmas Stocking Applique Crochet Pattern

Christmas Stocking

You will need 6 mm hook and 2 strands of DK or chunky yarn in white and red.

With white chain 17.

Row 1- working into 4th ch from hook, 1 dc across, fasten off. [15 dc]

Join red yarn.

Row 2- Row 8– 3 ch (counts as 1 dc throughout), 1 dc across, turn. [15 dc]

Row 9- 3 ch, 9 dc, 7 ch, leaving the rem sts unworked, turn. [10 dc]

Row 10- working into 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch created in Row 8, 1 dc to end. [15 dc]

Row 11- rep Row 2 [15 dc]

Row 12- 3 ch, work 1 dc2tog twice, 5 dc, work 1 dc2tog twice, 1 dc in last, turn. [11 dc]

Row 13- 3 ch, work 1 dc2tog twice, 1 dc, work 1 dc2tog twice, 1 dc in last, turn. [7 dc]

Row 14- 3 ch, work 1 dc2tog once, 1 dc in next, work 1 dc2tog once, 1 dc in last, turn. [5 dc]

Row 15- 3 ch, work 1 dc3tog once, 1 dc in last. [3 dc]

Fasten off.


Join white yarn in the end st of Row 8 and pick up sts around the heel opening.

Row 1- 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 5 sc, 2 sc into the side of end dc of Row 9, 5 sc into the underside of chain sts of Row 10, turn. [12 sc]

Row 2- 1 ch, 4 sc, 1 sc2tog twice, 4 sc, turn. [10 sc]

Row 3- 1 ch, 3 sc, 1 sc2tog twice, 3 sc, turn. [8 sc]

Row 4- 1 ch, 2 sc, 1 sc2tog twice, 2 sc, turn. [6 sc]

Row 5- 1 ch, 1 sc, 1 sc2tog twice, 1 sc, turn. [4 sc]

Row 6- 1 ch, 1 sc2tog twice. [2 sc]

Fasten off.

Crochet Christmas Stocking applique used as a pocket

Sew the stocking onto your jumper leaving the top opened so it doubles up as a secret pocket to stash all the chocolate and other treats.

Crochet Christmas Present Applique

Crochet Christmas Present Applique

You will need 4 mm hook and some scraps of DK yarn in various colours and white DK for the ribbon.
small (medium, large) presents
Chain 6 (9, 11)
Row 1- working into 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc across, turn. [5 (8, 10) sc]
Row 2- 1 ch, 1 sc across, turn. [5 (8, 10) sc]
Repeat Row 2 for 4 (9, 8) more times.
Fasten off.
With white yarn slip stitch across the middle going from side to side of the parcels, fasten off.
Slip st across the middle of the parcel from the bottom to the top, *chain 6 (9, 10) and sl st into same st as the last sl st creating a loop*; rep from * for the other loop of the bow.

Final thoughts…

I hope you love these crochet Christmas appliqués patterns. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

If you like this cowl pattern, why not check out these free patterns:

  1. 10 Cute Free Crochet Appliqués For Christmas
  2. Crochet Mini Christmas Jumper – Free Pattern
  3. 10 Free Crochet Christmas Decoration Patterns For Your Home
  4. C2C Christmas Square – Nordic Dove Crochet Pattern
  5. Crochet Bird Free Pattern – Nordic Dove Ornament

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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