Ho Ho Ho Christmas Applique – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s time for a new crochet applique today, here is the Ho Ho Ho Christmas Applique!

The first time you might have seen this Ho Ho Ho Applique was in my Christmas Granny Square Collection last year.

Ho Ho Ho Applique and Granny Square - Crochet Pattern

This year, I decided to use this applique to make a slightly different project.

As I decided to send personalized Christmas cards to my family and friends back home, I thought a Ho Ho Ho Christmas card would look super cute and simple!

Crochet Ho Ho Ho Christmas Applique - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs


Looking for more Christmas appliques?

Take a look at my Christmas Applique Collection with 12 small Christmas Appliques patterns that you can use to embellish your Holiday makes!

You’ll find anything from Christmas bells to trees, Holly leaves, candy canes, cute little stars, and so much more!

Take a look at the bundle on Etsy HERE.

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Or find more Christmas appliques to crochet here on the blog…

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The ad-free, printable pattern of the Ho Ho Ho Applique is available as part of the Ho Ho Ho Granny Square pattern in my online shops! Grab it on Ravelry or on LoveCrafts!

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  • A small amount of Yarn of Choice
  • Appropriate Hook Size
  • Tapestry Needle


I used Schachenmayr Catania in the following colors:

  • A – Red (00115)
  • B – Apple (00205)
  • C – Moss (00412)
  • D – Canary (002908)
  • E – Natural (00105)


With Sport (2, Fine) weight cotton yarn (I used Schachenmayr Catania) and a 2.5-mm (C/2 US, 12 UK) hook, each letter measures 0.9″ (2.3 cm) by 1.2″ (3 cm)..


This pattern is too small to accurately determine the gauge. Just keep in mind that the final size will depend on the yarn and hook you use.


BLO Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
FLOFront Loop Only
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
MC – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn over


Back Loop and Front Loop Only (BLO, FLO)
Learn how to crochet in the BLO and FLO here.

Increase (Inc)
One increase consists of 2 sts worked in the same indicated st.

Magic Circle (MC)
Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the magic circle HERE.


  • If the pattern says to “hdc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 hdc in each of the next two sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within round brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instruction within square brackets all in the same indicated st.
HO HO HO Christmas Applique - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Applique – Free Crochet Pattern

Letter O / Bauble Applique

With A, B, or C, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc 11 in the MC. (11 sts)

Round 2. Ch 1, hdc inc 11. (22 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bauble Cap

With D, ch 3.

Row 1. Sl st in the second ch from your hook and in the next. (2 sts)

Row 2. Ch 1, turn. FLO sl st 2.

Row 3. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 2.

Fasten off.


Attach the bauble cap just above the O applique.

Using E, embroider a shiny point on the top, left side of each O applique.

Weave in all your ends.

Letter H

With A, B, or C, ch 10.

Row 1. Hdc 1 in the third ch from your hook. Hdc 3.

Ch 8. Hdc 1 in the third ch from your hook, hdc 3.

Ch 6. Hdc 1 in the third ch from your hook. Hdc 3.

Sl st into the base of the hdc in front of your hook.

Sc 2, sl st into the front loop of the fourth hdc that you made in the first step.

Hdc 4 in the remaining 4 ch of the initial ch, ch 2, sl st into the first st of the initial ch.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Attach the H and O appliques as you prefer.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.


I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern. I would love to see your Christmas appliques on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your makes!

Find more Christmas crochet patterns here on the blog…

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