Follow this free crochet Christmas lights pattern to learn how to make super easy and festive Christmas lights perfect for the holiday season.
I love crochet Christmas patterns and I have a really fun one for you guys today! Crochet Christmas lights!!
This pattern works up so fast and uses very little yarn. It’s a great stash-buster project. Now you have the perfect crochet pattern to use up all that scrap yarn you’ve been hoarding!
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and as always, you can watch the full video tutorial here
Finished Light Dimensions: Approximately 2.5” tall.
Stitch Key (US Terms)
CH = Chain
INC= Increase (Put two stitches in the same space. (In this case, it will be two SC stitches.)
DEC= Decrease (Invisible decrease explained under Special Stitches.)
*= To Be Repeated
YO= Yarn Over
Magic Circle: If you are unfamiliar with the Magic Circle/Ring method you are welcome to chain 3, join, and crochet in the circle you created. You can watch me do the magic circle in the video that goes with this post.
Back Loop: Look at the top of your stitches and you will see that your HDC stitches make a “V” shape. Insert your hook under the side of the “V” that’s furthest from you. That is where you will make your HDC stitches.
Invisible Decrease (SC): Insert your hook into the front loop only of your stitch, swing your hook down and insert into the front loop of the next stitch. YO, pull through both loops, YO pull through both loops to complete the SC. If you need more help with this method, check out the video that goes with this post.
Crochet Christmas Lights Pattern
With your black yarn (I’m using gray to show up better in pics)
Row 1: SC 6 into a magic circle. Join back into your first SC, CH 1. (6)
Pro Tip: I like to sew in my tail now so I don’t have to struggle to sew it in later.
Row 2: SC 6 into the Back Loop of the round 1 stitches. Switch to your pink yarn when you join back into the first SC. CH 1.
Now using your pink yarn and going under both loops again instead of the Back Loop Only.
You will be working in the round from this point on so do not join and chain at the end of each round, going directly into the next round, and use a stitch marker to mark where each round ends.
Round 3: SC in each stitch around. (6)
Round 4: Going directly into the top of the first SC in round 3, SC INC in each stitch around (12)
Pro Tip: Securely knot your pink and black tails together after round 4. You don’t need to sew them in because they will be on the inside of your light.
Round 5: *SC INC, SC 3* around (15)
Round 6-7: SC 15 around (15)
Round 8: *DEC over the next two stitches, SC 3* around (12)
Round 9: *DEC over the next two stitches, SC 2* around (9)
Stuff your light with your polyfill.
Round 10: *DEC over the next two stitches, SC* around (6)
Slip stitch into the next stitch and cut your yarn leaving a 5-6 inch tail for closing and close your hole using your preferred method. I use the Magic Fasten Off method, explained below.
Thread your tail onto your tapestry needle, then insert your needle into the front loop of the first single crochet closest to where you just tied off, then loosely pull your tail through.
Insert your needle into the front loop of the next single crochet and loosely pull your tail through. Continue around with all single crochet stitches, then, when you get back to the beginning, pull your yarn tight so the hole closes completely.
Refer to the video linked above if you need help with the Magic Fasten Off method.
Tie in your tail and you’re finished!
And that’s it! You just made an adorable crochet Christmas light. There are so many different things you can do with these!
You could string them on a Christmas tree, turn them into a pair of festive earrings, use them as photo/video props for social media posts, I could go on an on!
Another fun way to use these crochet Christmas lights is by stringing them together and making them into a festive headband!
These are perfect for wearing at holiday markets or Christmas parties.
Speaking of markets! Don’t forget to grab your freebie before you go. I designed a sheet of Christmas Light product tags to help you package and display your crochet Christmas Lights.
I hope you guys love this fun crochet Christmas light pattern. I can’t wait to see all the creative ways you guys use them!
If you make some and share a pic, I’d love to see it! Tag me @acraftyconcept… seeing you guys make ACC designs absolutely fills my heart and fuels me to keep putting out awesome content for yall!
Please do not copy, redistribute or sell my pattern in any way. You are more than welcome to sell your finished piece. I hope they are a very hot item for you!! I just ask that you please credit me for the pattern so other makers can find me as well. You may not use my pictures and pass them off as your own for they are my property. Thank you for your understanding.