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!
You might also like Marie’s Christmas Present Decoration, a crocheted motif that is perfect for gift wrapping or your tree.
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.
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!
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.
I like to add something knitted to my gift wrapping and really like the Little Christmas Tree Wreath designed by 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.
Ho, Ho, Ho, is a cute as a button Santa design by Mary Triplett is perfect for decorating packages, wine bottles and more.
Christmas Ornaments by Julie Taylor is a delightful collection featuring a Santa, Reindeer, Angel, Star, Stocking, Snowman and a Bauble.
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.
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.
Do you have a favorite thing to knit or crochet for you packages or trees?