Make your own Crochet Nativity! Free crochet patterns for Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus figures for your crochet Nativity
I love giving handmade gifts. Frequently these gifts are cozy knit or crochet items. If you know me there is a good chance you’ve been gifted a hat, scarf, or gloves at some point. Maybe even multiple times. I’ve also gifted many crochet ornaments.
This year I’m expanding my crochet gifts to a crochet nativity.
This particular nativity set was inspired by the more rustic figures where there are just the three main figures secured together in one display.
Both my parents and my in-laws collect nativities and enjoy getting new ones each year. I have purchased nativities for them before, and I was excited to make them nativities this year. This nativity was also inspired by my trip to the Santa Claus museum where I found a crochet Santa amidst their collection of thousands of Santa figurines. I realized that’s what my parents and in-laws were missing in their collections, a crochet version!
The three figures, Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus, are each crocheted separately. In addition, both Mary and Joseph have head coverings. While you could crochet a manger for Baby Jesus I ultimately decided to have Mary hold Him instead.
I used hot glue to attach both Mary and Joseph’s head coverings, a dab on the top of their heads, and then on the sides of their cloaks/shawls to secure them and prevent them from curling.
Gauge doesn’t matter too much, just make sure your crochet stitches are tight to keep the stuffing from peeking through.
Crochet Nativity Supplies
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