12 Days of Crochet Christmas Appliques Pattern Collection Notes

This past Christmas, I designed a collection of 12 crocheted Christmas Appliques.

Christmas Applique Crochet Patterns

The 18-page printable “12 Days of Crochet Appliques” pattern collection is available for purchase in my shop ($10 CAD)

In this Christmas applique pattern collection, you’ll find:

  • Santa Claus Applique
  • Christmas Wreath Applique
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Applique
  • Christmas Tree Applique
  • Mistletoe Bunny Applique
  • Polar Bear Applique
  • Snowflake Applique
  • Gingerbread House Applique
  • Peppermint Candy Applique
  • Christmas Present Applique
  • Gingerbread Man Applique
  • Snowman Applique

Design Notes

Over the summer, I had been toying with the idea of designing a few crochet appliques for Christmas. And once I started sketching the ideas, I realized I wanted to create 12 of them to do a “12 days” crochet collection. At the time when I started designing the collection, the idea has been sketched out on my iPad for months. I didn’t think I would have the time to execute it, but thanks to daycare (and my husband) for giving me some uninterrupted design time, I was able to take my time to perfect the pattern for these appliques. I am SO happy with how they turned out!

I knew I wanted them to be small enough to be turned into pins or magnets, but I also wanted them to be intricate. Because of the size, I did my best to make each applique as “no-sew” as possible. Of course, the intricate embroidery counts as sewing, but for the appliques themselves, there’s not that much sewing involved (other than the Christmas present applique).

I chose a very specific colour palette for this collection. I knew I wanted to create something cute with pastel colours, but I also wanted to limit the number of colours so that everything looked cohesive. Also, if anyone were to recreate them, they’d only need to purchase 10 colours at most.

The yarn I used for the pattern collection is Scheepjes Catona yarn. It’s a fingering (4-Ply or #1) weight mercerized cotton yarn that gives your finished item a very clean look, With that, I used a 2.75mm crochet hook. There’s also a little bit of tiny crochet involved with this pattern for the more intricate details. For this, you’ll need a 1.75mm crochet hook and some embroidery floss.

In the next year, my plan is to be more active on my YouTube channel, which is why I created a video tutorial for each applique. For those of you who are looking for the free version of the patterns in this collection, you’ll find the playlist here. Or click on the photos below to watch the videos for each applique.

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