The festive season is fast approaching, so I thought it would be a good time to share some of my favourite Christmas makes with you. Over the years I have made lots of different crochet decorations but I feel that these ones will stand the test of time. Also keep in mind that Christmas décor does not have to be made in the traditional Christmas colours; red and green. There are so many other lovely colour combinations that look just as beautiful at Christmas time as they do at other times of the year.
1. Sydney the Snowman
Of course I just had to start the list with my favourite little snowman Sydney. This little guy is my own pattern and I just love him. From his cute little carrot nose to his cosy green earmuffs. He is fun to make from start to finish. Currently available to buy as a pdf download.
2. Tomy the Reindeer
This guy is just so sweet! I have made so many of these over the past few years and I never tire of making them. It's an easy to follow pattern and works up quite quickly. I have also found that sewing all the parts together is fairly straight forward too. This pattern is by Dione Design and is available to purchase as a pdf download.
3. A Garland of Stars
Sparkly stars are just perfect for Christmas decorating. I have made these stars and used them individually as toppers on Christmas gifts, as features in table decorations and also as decorations to hang on a tree or branch. They can also be strung together to form garlands. This year I made some using two strands of yarn held together; one strand of DMC Happy Cotton and one strand of DMC Metallic Thread, for some added sparkle. You can find the free pattern here.
4. Christmas Koalas
These cute Teddy Ornaments designed by All About Ami are lots of fun to make. I decided to make them to look like a Koala for a great Aussie gift for my overseas relatives. Make sure you take a look at the pattern link so you can see the other versions that include a traditional bear and a panda too.
5. Fabulously Festive Christmas Stocking
This crochet Christmas stocking is a great way to use up scraps of yarn and also a chance to practice some different stitch patterns. I can imagine this stocking looking wonderful in all sorts of colour combinations. As you can see in my photo, I chose to use traditional colours with a rustic feel. You really could mix and match any colours to create your own unique Christmas decorations. I'm sure they would also be well received by family and friends too.
6. Stellar Star Snowflake
And finally snowflakes! Despite the fact that in Australia we celebrate Christmas in the summer, I still have a love of all things related to a white, snowflake filled Christmas. The Stellar Star Snowflake is my own pattern and it's available for FREE as a written pattern and also as a video tutorial.
I hope these festive projects encourage and motivate you to make something for your own home or for someone else this Christmas.