First off, let me tell you that all of the photos listed below for winter crochet projects are for awesome FREE crochet patterns. So dive in!
Every year, when the weather starts to turn ferocious and we enter the months of hibernation, we look for fun indoor activities to occupy our time and energy. Evening welcomes wind furies and I find myself inevitably next to the fireplace, sipping hot chocolate, with crochet hooks in hand. Turn on a movie or sit with a family member or friend, and it turns into a seat of utter bliss. Winter is the best season for crochet and knitting, because there are so many necessary accessories to keep each bit our anatomy covered and frostbite-free, and we find ourselves with more time to sit inside and relax.
Over the years, I’ve made hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, cowls, and ear-warmers for myself, family, and friends. What’s cool is that crochet patterns are always changing and evolving, and new types of hats, scarves, and mittens are constantly coming into style. This means that with each new winter comes new projects, not to mention some pretty cheap and fun DIY Christmas gifts!
I’ve compiled here a list of free patterns for various winter projects that should keep your hands busy, your mind relaxed, and your friends stylishly winter-fied.
10 Winter Crochet Projects With Free Crochet Patterns
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Crochet Ear Warmers
First, for yourself and basically every female in your life, girlfriends, daughters, sisters-in-law, etc., is the most simple and fun winter project: Ear warmers!
It’s kind of like making a headband, but wider. I find these crucial to have on-hand when facing northern winters, because being quite vain and with thick curly hair, I find that hats do not flatter me and I refuse to wear them. This leaves my ears quite bare, of course, unless I can button on one of these beauties. There, protection achieved and vanity satisfied. Check out these free patterns:
Crochet Mug Cozies
On a similar challenge level are these great coffee mug cozies – A cute way to warm up a favorite mug while simultaneously keeping said mug from burning your fingers. These make great gifts too, especially when already placed on a mug and the mug is filled with fall leaves and chocolate kisses…
Try one with one of these free patterns:
Or this one!
Crochet Boot Cuffs/Leg Warmers
A great crocheted accessory for both fall and winter are these crocheted boot cuffs. These cuffs are very chic, and dress up your outfit!
Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Mittens and gloves can be a bit trickier, but mostly that’s all in the fingers and these mittens are fingerless. For all your hipster friends, these can be a really fun cool weather accessory.
Crochet Winter Hats
Hats are one of my favorite things to make every year. There are styles for everyone, young, old, guy, girl, child, adult. It’s wonderful, and with a project that is only the size of your head, it’s easier to put more time into harder patterns. Here are some links to really cool free hat patterns:
I think that everyone who crochets or knits thinks at one point of making socks. Why not? We wear socks more than anything else we can make and what’s cozier in the winter than a thick pair of soft footies? There aren’t any prettier socks than handmade, and these patterns are free!
Finally we come to scarves. There have been a plethora of scarf styles through the years, and the newest fad is the infinity scarf. With good reason too, they are beautiful, easy to make, and super comfy. So enjoy these trendy free patterns for cold-weather scarves!
Not only will these free crochet patterns give you some great yarn projects to occupy your time stuck inside, they make great gifts for all the winter holidays!
What are some of your favorite winter crochet projects?