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Fun Christmas Crochet Sweater Ideas [Free Crochet Patterns]

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Enjoy this year’s festivities with handmade Christmas crochet sweater ideas! These easy-to-follow crochet patterns will help you make truly stunning themed garments for yourself and your family members. You know basic crochet stitches, right? Then you are well equipped to make these projects.

That said, these crochet sweaters for Christmas are not the ‘ugly sweater’ types. They are actually adorable – with fun but delicate patterns, characteristic colorways, and classic shapes. Something as easy as a change in color palette can transform them into regular, everyday sweaters.

Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on our Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our Dreamy Christmas Stockings or Very Merry Christmas Accessories collections.

Candy Canes Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

If you’ve never crocheted a sweater before, this can be your first project of this kind. The crocheter behind The Rainbow Pumpkin created a straightforward drop-shoulder sweater pattern but adorned it with candy cane appliques. Arrange them however you want or use them for a different thing completely – it’s up to you!

Level: beginner Author: The Rainbow Pumpkin

Two pictures of a woman and a child wearing a crochet sweater with candy canes on it.

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Candy Cane Stripes Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

There’s a special place in my heart for projects that change depending on the colors and context. This otherwise simple and generic granny-stitch sweater reminds us of candy canes and their red and white stripes. Wearing these lovely sweaters during Christmas will be a beautiful moment for the whole family.

Level: beginner Author: Manatee_Squares

Two pictures of a woman wearing a crocheted striped red and white sweater.

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Christmas Lights Stripes Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

Now that’s a true festive crochet sweater because there’s nothing more classic than a Christmas tree. Rows of colorful bobbles indeed look like strings of Christmas lights – and you can decide what colors to use! The author of this project went for vivid green, but there are many ways to make this garment more versatile.

Level: upper beginner Author: Manatee_Squares

Two pictures of a woman wearing a green crochet sweater and pom poms.

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