Ah, wintertime. Snow is falling outside, there’s a fire crackling in the fireplace, and Christmas carols are playing on the radio. When I was younger, that kind of evening included hot chocolate made from scratch on the stove and curling up with a good book. Nowadays my schedule is a little bit busier and I can’t always afford to just spend the whole night doing nothing. My cozy nights in might look more like cooking a hot meal and watching TV for an hour or so, but every once in a while it’s still nice to slow down and snuggle up for a night of reading in a comfy chair. Of course, you can’t get properly cozy without a blanket, and a soft crochet afghan is exactly what I love to use when the nights get cold!
If you want a seasonal crochet project that’s cute AND practical, why not work up an afghan for the holidays? These 16 free patterns will show you how to crochet a blanket that will keep you warm and look so cute at the end of your bed or draped on the couch. These afghan crochet patterns are all holiday-themed, so whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or something else altogether, you’re sure to find one you love! Our wintry afghan crochet patterns will put you in the spirit of the season right away, and when you’re done you’ll have a feeling of accomplishment as well as a comfy crochet blanket.
What are you crocheting for the holidays?