Pattern Spotlight: Holiday Creations

There are so many wonderful, and even fun, projects you can make in a snap that gives just a little extra touch to your gift wrapping, decorating and more.  So today,  I’ve decided to highlight a few patterns that I have found that I really love and thought you might too!

Heart Christmas Tree designed by Marie Wallin is a great idea for using up small amounts of left over yarns.  This project requires approximately 55 yards of yarn and a pair of US 3 (3.25mm) knitting needles.  I love Marie’s idea of stuffing the inside with lavender!

Courtesy of Marie Wallin Designs

You might also like Marie’s Christmas Present Decoration, a crocheted motif that is perfect for gift wrapping or your tree.

Courtesy of Marie Wallin Designs

Have you ever thought about making a hand knitted wreath for your door?  The Cambridge Wreath and the Bethnal Green designed by Wendy Baker and Belinda Boaden are gorgeous wreaths that would make a wonderful hostess gift!  I personally love the cables used in the Cambridge Wreath and think I might have to make this for our home this year.

Courtesy of TrueBrits Knits

Courtesy of TrueBrits Knits

Many of us make homemade goodies that are placed into jars for giving and often can’t decide how they should be wrapped.  The Twisted Team has a great idea, Mason Jar Cozies!

These knit up in a flash and add holiday cheer to all kinds of useful gifts contained inside… potpourri, chocolate, trail mix, baked goods, even biscuits for the family dog. Adds a handmade touch to small gifts for teachers, bridge groups, work colleagues, and many others on your list. You can make 4 cozies from one skein of Brown Sheep Company Lanaloft Sport!

Courtesy of the Twisted Team

Love stranded work and want to make something special for the cook in your family?  Check out this new design by Drops, the Holy Cookie Pot Holder with Angels.  Be sure to take a look at the other holiday designs by Drops too, all featured in their new Drops Christmas Calendar 2013 collection.

Courtesy of Drops Design

I like to add something knitted to my gift wrapping and really like the Little Christmas Tree Wreath designed by Magdalena Roslaniec.

Courtesy of Magdalena Roslaniec

The Berroco Design Team has a new collection of miniature knitted sweaters, Minutia ’13,  that are just too cute!  What a perfect way to use up tiny bits of DK weight yarn.  Be sure to check out their older collection – Minutia, Minutia ’08 and Minutia ’09.

Courtesy of Berroco

If you like these, you have to check out the Christmas Glamour Mini Snowflake Sweater by Jane Burns, which is part of her Christmas Glamour Mini Knitted Decorations eBook.

Courtesy of Jane Burns

Ho, Ho, Ho, is a cute as a button Santa design by Mary Triplett is perfect for decorating packages, wine bottles and more.

Courtesy of Mary Triplett

Christmas Ornaments by Julie Taylor is a delightful collection featuring a Santa, Reindeer, Angel, Star, Stocking, Snowman and a Bauble.

Courtesy of Julie Taylor

Are you smitten over mittens?  If you said yes, then you are sure to love the Felt Applique Mitten Christmas Ornament by Fifty Four Ten Studio.

Courtesy of Fifty Four Ten Studio

And rounding up my collection is a Snowflake Ornament by Katie Himmelberg, which is part of the Knitting Gifts: 4 One Skein Knitting Patterns plus 3 Bonus Holiday Projects on Knitting Daily.

Courtesy of Interweave

 

Do you have a favorite thing to knit or crochet for you packages or trees?

17 Comments

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17 responses to “Pattern Spotlight: Holiday Creations

  1. What a great collection of unique holiday ideas, thanks for sharing. I love the idea of the wreath!

  2. Wow, they are all so adorable and lovely, I would have a hard time picking or choosing. I have made knitted ornaments for years. Little Santas, and elves or snowmen. But I love that stuffed heart, the the door wreaths are really nice too. Great ideas here. Thanks so much for sharing them, and where to find them all. :)

  3. darling ideas – I’ll have to start next spring to have something ready for Christmas.

  4. The tiny sweaters are so cute!

  5. Thanks so much for these suggestions. I’d better get started.

  6. Beautiful collection of ideas. So many ideas, so little time…

  7. Wishing you a magical Christmas season and all the good things in 2014! :)

  8. Q – LOVE these adorable Christmas ideas. One of the women in spinning class uses the samples we spin to make mini-Christmas sweater ornaments.

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