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Seasonal Stitches: 5 Winter Crochet Patterns

Though the holiday season ends in December, winter keeps on truckin’ for another few months ñ meaning there’s still plenty of time to crochet some great seasonal pieces. With chilly temperatures keeping us inside a lot anyway, there’s plenty of time for crocheting projects!

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Read about a few of our favorite winter patterns below, most of which are free, and click the underlined text to get the actual pattern.

  • Snowflake Pillow (pictured above)

    A beautiful snowflake set atop a deep blue or teal pillow makes any living room look a bit like a winter wonderland. The skill level is easy, so all skill levels could crochet a pillow or two with the pattern. You crochet the pillow cover and snowflake separately before stitching them together, and the finished product is perfect to bring out year after year.

    Click here for the free pattern.

  • Gingerbread Checkerboard

    This pattern was just too cute to pass up ñ a mostly square gingerbread man with a checkers table of red and white crocheted in a smaller square within the gingerbread man. The skill level is beginner, so crochet artists of all levels can make this unique project.

    It comes complete with instructions on how to make the crocheted checkers too, and a string that hangs across the top offers the perfect place to store the checkers when you’re not playing a game on one of those cold winter days.

    Click here for the free pattern (for Free-Crochet.com members).

  • Stained Glass Scarf

    This absolutely gorgeous piece features red, yellow, blue, and green all in a stained glass pattern — an artsy scarf that is a unique accessory for any wardrobe. It measures nearly six feet long when complete, meaning it’ll definitely provide lots of warmth.

    Labeled as a project for advanced beginners and beyond, you can even add some beads to the fringe at either end for added pops of color. If you don’t love the color scheme in this pattern, there’s plenty of room to make it your own with hues that you like.

    Click here for the free pattern.

  • Spider Stitch Shawl

    This shawl is simplystunning, featuring a beautiful diamond-like pattern. The shawl itself is a nice size, and is bordered in fringe all along the edges. Sans the fringe, it’s about 62 inches wide and 35 inches long. It’s a perfectly fancy pattern that’s sure to garner you tons of compliments when you sport the shawl around on chilly days.

    Click here for the free pattern.

  • Snowman Toilet Seat Cover

    Combine a snowman toilet seat and a top hat tissue box pattern, and you’ve got an adorable decoration for any household during the wintertime. This easy pattern costs $7.99 but the finished product is super cute ñ a toilet seat made to look like a snowman, plus a lid and tissue box covered to look like the top hat. Any guest is sure to praise this creative piece of seasonal dÈcor.

    Click here for the pattern.

Start the new year with one of these fun projects, and keep the seasonal spirit alive into 2014!

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