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Free Religious Filet Crochet Patterns

These free religious filet crochet patterns allow you to add on to the Jolly Holiday Blanket and create a crochet blanket that celebrates what the Holidays are all about. 

All of these filet crochet patterns are released as part of the Jolly Holiday Christmas Crochet Blanket Crochet Along.

Free Religious Filet Crochet Patterns for the Holidays

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Religious Elements | Jolly Holiday Blanket

When you think of the holidays, we take time to relax, spend time with family and friends, with a focus on feeling warm and safe. 

I couldn’t release the Jolly Holiday Blanket without acknowledging just why the Holidays are a thing. 

Being from the UK, the focus over the holidays while I was growing up, was on the birth of Christ. I was also brought up in a Christian family and lucky enough, in a multicultural town. 

I had friends with all different backgrounds, who embraced joining in Nativity plays and singing carols in the assembly’s held before the Christmas school holiday.

The world is a wonderous place, with people with different beliefs and cultures and I feel lucky to be an observer to all these differences.

The religious elements of the Jolly Holiday Blanket highlight the 3 main holidays held in the same week, and the panels feature 2 images associated with the celebrations:

  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa

If you haven’t already seen the original panels featured in the Jolly Holiday Blanket, click here to see them.

Each of the filet crochet patterns releasing in these religious elements, are designed to be beginner friendly, encouraging you to fall in love with the filet crochet technique.

All the religious panels use a symmetrical filet crochet chart, which allows both left and right handed crocheters to read the pattern from either direction and achieve the same finished result.

If you’re new to filet crochet, it is a crochet technique that uses stitches and chain spaces to show an image in crochet fabric – click here to learn more about the filet crochet technique.

Whatever your crochet skill level is, each of the filet crochet panels releasing in the Jolly Holiday Blanket, including these religious elements, can be followed using more than just the filet chart. For each filet crochet blanket panel in the Jolly Holiday Blanket CAL, you’ll find, free to view on the website:

  • filet crochet chart
  • written version of the chart
  • FULL written pattern with no need to refer to the chart

Even if you are new to the fillet crochet technique, all the ways to follow the pattern will be available for you to ensure you can complete your blanket with confidence.

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Jolly Holiday Blanket Crochet Along | Religious Elements

These patterns are releasing on the website as a crochet along (CAL), which means that each week a new panel featuring a new image will be released on the website in all of the easy to follow formats.

There will be a total of 6 different religious panels to choose from to join and create your own version of the Jolly Holiday Blanket.

You can opt to create a blanket with 9 or 12 different panels, to create your own version of the Jolly Holiday Blanket – Click the button below to see the release dates for the original panel sections below.

When are the religious elements releasing?

You’ll see each of the 6 religious panels below, that will be releasing from 1st November 2023 and will be free to view – click the image to be taken to the patterns as they release.

Christmas Manger Filet Crochet Pattern

Purchase the Printable PDF Pattern

If you can’t wait for the religious element panels to release, or you simply prefer to work from a printed pattern, you can opt to purchase the printable version of these pattern.

The pattern includes ALL 3 different ways to follow the panel sections of the blanket:

  • Filet Charts
  • Written Charts
  • Fully written pattern

So, whichever way you prefer to read a filet crochet pattern, you can!

The full pattern, with all 6 religious panels, along with the joining and edging instructions is available to purchase from either Ravelry or Esty now.

Relgious Elements Pattern Details | Jolly Holiday Blanket

Skill Level: Easy


  • Any worsted /Aran weight acrylic yarn. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran 100% Acrylic (100g (3.5oz), 184m (201 yds)) in the following 2 shades:
  • A – Slate Green (226)
  • B- Champagne White (202)
  • 5.5mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Estimated Yarn Required

The estimated yarn required for each panel, using a 5.5mm hook is 180-200m of the main colour.

Each panel will be edged with the contrast colour you plan to join the panels.

Finished Size

Each panel will measure 18″ by 22″


US Terms (UK in brackets)

St(s)  – Stitches

Ch – Chain

Ch sp – Chain space

Sc (Dc) – Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

Dc (tr) – Double (treble) crochet

TC – turning chain

X – Solid Square

O – Open Square

RS – Right side


 Solid Black Square (X) dc in next 3

 Open White Square (O) = dc, ch 2, skip next 2

  • Turning ch-3 counts as dc, it is suggested to use a stitch marker to keep track of st. Turning ch is NOT shown on chart and is implied. Be sure to include in stitch count.


  • 15 sts and 8 rows = 4”/10 cm in US double crochet. Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct finished size.

Pattern Notes:

  • If you have any questions regarding pattern instructions please reach out – [email protected]
  • Each panel is worked in turned rows, from bottom up, before edging in a contrasting colour.
  • Beginning Ch 3 DOES count as a stitch.
  • Turning ch-3 counts as 1st dc in chart, it is suggested to use a stitch marker to keep track of st. Turning ch is NOT shown on chart and is implied. Be sure to include in stitch count

How to Read A Filet Crochet Chart

The pattern includes filet crochet charts and although it’s not essential for you to understand how to read a filet crochet chart to complete this pattern, as each chart will be converted into a standard, written crochet pattern with a full video tutorial.

If you’d like to learn how to read a filet crochet chart, the video tutorial below takes you through all the steps.

Jolly Holiday Blanket

Don’t forget that you can also get access to all 12 panel options, from the original Jolly Holiday Blanket, along with the join and edging patterns by purchasing the printable pattern by clicking the button below to purchase from your favourite pattern shop.

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