This year, add one or all of these gorgeous crochet Nativity scene patterns to your project list. Everyone loves the classic look of the nativity with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the Wise Men. This year you can add those to your mantle or decor with a unique crochet pattern making them truly one of a kind.
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Crochet Nativity Scene Patterns
There is something truly beautiful about the nativity. Whether you are a religious person or not, it is a beautiful example of love and the holiday spirit. This Christmas you can add that to not just your decor, but your gift list and your crochet project list. Below you will find some lovely pattern ideas for the stand-alone pieces, wreaths, and even puppets that all create the wonder of Christmas through a beautiful art form.
If you want more inspiration for your holiday crochet to-do list, check out our list of crochet Christmas ornament and decoration patterns. You might also like to make this cute crochet Christmas stocking, some simple snowflake motifs to hang on the tree, or of course, whip up one or all of these easy crochet gift ideas.
Crochet Nativity Set PDF
This pattern is ideal for beginners, and children will enjoy working on this activity. The pattern is a simple design of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus and includes 13 patterns to utilize if you wish to add to the scene.
The extra patterns incorporate the 3 wise men, angel, star, and some sheep. The patterns are available in downloadable PDF format.
Crochet Amigurumi Christmas Holiday Nativity
Another colorful little scene. Baby in a manger surrounded by all the famous biblical characters. Perfect for beginners that have built some confidence and those more seasoned crocheters.
There is no joining involved in this pattern, just one single round on each. The pattern comes complete with instructions and a downloadable article. This is a popular pattern with lots of positive reviews.
The finished product will see Mary & Joseph at 5” and 3” tall, and there are 13 patterns in total.
Bethlehem Nativity Wreath Crochet Pattern
The pattern here is gorgeous and the perfect addition to a Xmas wreath. The instructions give you a step-by-step guide on how to attach the items to a wreath and how to adjust sizing if needed.
The instructions include handy photos to support the project and is a great Xmas challenge.
Part of the joy of this design is the color, so be sure to invest in different colors, so you can get the required effect. You’ll need to use a 4 mm hook and thinner thread for the intricate details such as eyes and face. In addition, you’ll need:
- Stitch markers
- Long nosed pliers
- Long tapestry needle
- Chunky yarn
- Gold thread
Crochet Nativity Graphgan Pattern
This beautiful image of Mary & Joseph cradling baby Jesus will make a perfect festive gift.
Available to make in different sizes, you can create a pillowcase or a blanket. Instructions come well explained with graphs and information on how to do tapestry crochet; a specialized crochet technique that involves interweaving different colors.
The pattern also comes with a guide for the left-handed. There are details on approximately how much yarn is needed. The finished tapestry should be around 21” x 30” (54 × 76 cm) but this will be dependent on hook size and yarn quality.
Christmas Nativity finger Puppets PDF Crochet Pattern
These finger puppets are so much fun and will delight children everywhere. There are 7 puppets: Joseph, Mary, the 3 kings, an angel, shepherdess and a pig!
The puppets can be used as, well, puppets!
OR you can add them as decorations to the tree or around the house. And of course, they can be used as gifts for children who will love wowing others with imaginative play.
Available as a digital download and PDF, and the reviews are great.
Rustic Crochet Nativity Set
This lovely set is simple with just basic pieces and no features on the individual people. I like the simplicity of this one and how it really just focuses on the basics and includes only a few additional patterns like the shepherds and a few animals.
Source: 5 Little Monsters
Happy Full Nativity Crochet Pattern Set
I love that this set includes the whole crew expected at the nativity. You have Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus along with two shepherds, an angel, and the three wise men. It’s simple, unique, and perfect for your mantle.
Source: Cookie Snob Crochet
AmourFou Nativity Set
This set reminds me so much of the Precious Moments dolls from my childhood. They are beautiful, simple, and childlike. This particular bundle includes just Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.
Waldorf Inspired Crochet Nativity Pattern
This is another set with just Mary, Joseph, and Jesus but is beautiful with simple colors and faces on the dolls. I love the addition of the little pink yarn on their cheeks.
All in One Barn and Nativity Set
The uniqueness of this set is that it includes a pattern for the barn. A great way to keep the pieces together year after year, plus it looks great as you create your own winter holiday diorama on the mantle. Plus, this one includes a little lamb with a bell that I love!
Basic Crochet Nativity Family Pattern
I love how she adds these together so Mary is holding Jesus. It is the perfect nativity pattern for a beginner and stands up easily to put under the tree or on a mantle.
Source: Julie Measures
Complete Crochet Nativity Set Patterns
If you want the full experience, this is the pattern set for you. It includes the entire setup with angels, shepherds, animals, wise men, and of course the main characters of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Woolytoons Crochet Nativity Set
This is another complete set with slightly different features on each doll. I like the childlike look of the angel and the fact that they added beards to the men. It’s definitely a fun pattern set and a perfect project to make for your holiday decorations.
Flat Lay Crochet Nativity Scene Pattern Set
This is totally different from the others as more flat lay style. While these patterns are a bit more intricate, they are not stand up dolls like some of the others included here. I love how this looks!
Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Amigurumi Nativity Crochet Pattern
This set has so much more detail on Mary and Joseph. I love the beard and hair on each of them plus the clothing detail. This is definitely a set that will take more time and a steady hand to make, but the result is gorgeous and these are also much taller than other sets.
Aradiya Toys Minis Wise Men Nativity Scene Crochet Pattern Collection
Oh my goodness! This set is absolutely beautiful. It’s just a part including the wise men, but it is beautiful and is ideal for adding to your collection. The detail on the faces is amazing.
Aradiaya Toys Minis Family Nativity Scene Crochet Pattern Set
Now you have the separate pattern set with Mary, Joseph, Jesus in a crib, and a few little sheep. I love that these match the set above so perfectly with such detail.
Christmas Nativity and Crib Scene
Another complete set includes Mary, Joseph, Jesus, animals, shepherds, and wise men. These are a bit larger than some others and definitely look a bit more realistic than some of them. Plus, I love how detailed the wise men and shepherds are.
Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus Crochet Nativity Pattern
Another beautiful set that is reminiscent to me of the Precious Moments dolls, you can get this pattern in both English and Spanish for those who are bilingual. I especially like the lace style edging on Mary’s head covering.
Mice Nativity Scene Crochet Pattern
If you want to go a bit different, make a set of mice into a nativity scene! I’ve never seen anything like this and had to include it in the list. Way too cute and precious for sure!