Christmas and Holiday Yarn Crafts

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Using Yarn

As primarily a crocheter and sometimes-knitter, I have really come to favor yarn as my material of choice in crafts and crocheting and knitting as my medium of choice.  Although, I am getting into a lot of other craft mediums (paper crafting, fabric crafting, DIY repurposing) at the moment, I still always find time to grab some yarn and make something.  So naturally I wanted to dedicate a blog post this Holiday season for crafts that use crocheting and knitting to create something awesome to decorate your home.

 

Stockings

Red Heart has this gorgeous Knit Cable Stocking pattern that looks lovely.  Once I can get my own knitting skills going as far as making cables, I am so making this!  Red Heart also has other great stocking patterns available, so be sure to head over there and take a peek at them.

Knit Cable Stocking from Red Heart

Knit Cable Stocking from Red Heart

Lion Brand has this pretty and simple pattern for a Crochet Holiday Cheer Stocking.  I even love the yarn they recommend to use for it: Holiday Homespun!  It’s so fluffy, soft, and pretty with that strip of shiny tinsel. 

Crochet Holiday Cheer Stocking from Lion Brand

Even our pets can have a stocking this year!  Red Heart has two adorable patterns: one for your kitty and one for your doggy.

Dog Paws Christmas Stocking from Red Heart

Dog Paws Christmas Stocking from Red Heart

Cat Paws Christmas Stocking from Red Heart

Cat Paws Christmas Stocking from Red Heart

 

Ornaments or Garlands

Lily Sugar’n Cream has some really awesome patterns for applique ornaments that can be strung together as really nifty garlands.  The first one is their crocheted Holiday Lights Garland; the second one is their knitted Tiny Trees; the third pattern is their crocheted Holiday Stars Garland.

Holiday Lights Garland from Lily Sugar'n Cream

Holiday Lights Garland from Lily Sugar’n Cream

Tiny Trees from Lily Sugar'n Cream

Tiny Trees from Lily Sugar’n Cream

Holiday Stars Garland from Lily Sugar'n Cream

Holiday Stars Garland from Lily Sugar’n Cream

Still needs a hook and needles

I’ve also found a few other yarny ideas I just loved.  Some may take a bit more time than others to make, but they are worth the effort.  Red Heart has a really great pattern for a crochet Granny Tree Skirt; I loved it, so I’m adding it in!

Granny Tree Skirt from Red Heart

Granny Tree Skirt from Red Heart

Crochet Spot has a great set of patterns for making your own amigurumi ornaments!  As you can see in the image below, you can alternate the rows and create your own pattern of colors and design.  Be creative with it!

Amigurumi Ornaments from Crochet Spot

Since Red Heart seems to have caught my attention for Christmas and other holiday patterns this year, I’ll throw in a few more.  Their Lacy Christmas Ornaments are very pretty and simple to make.  I’m only showing one here, but they actually have a few more of these ornament covers on their site. 

Lacy Christmas Ornaments from Red Heart

Lacy Christmas Ornaments from Red Heart

These Snow Applique patterns from Red Heart are a great idea if you want to make something relatively fast and small and add them to other decorating ideas for the holiday.

Snow Applique pattern from Red Heart

Snow Applique pattern from Red Heart

 

Give me glue and foam!

If you’re anything like me, you also love to experiment with other craft or decorating ideas that don’t directly involve crocheting or knitting.  The next best thing, and just as fun, is to wrap everything in yarn!  The I Love To Create blog has a pretty idea for making simple yarn-wrapped Christmas trees topped by a nifty puff.

Yarn-wrapped Christmas Tree from I Love To Create

Likainen Parketti is a great blog that has a tutorial on how to yarn-wrap foam balls to make Christmas ornaments.  A simple idea, but very nifty.

Yarn-wrapped Foam Ball Ornaments from Likainen Parketti

Now, this next idea from Better Homes and Gardens isn’t really wrapping anything in yarn.  However!  Decorating your yarn, instead of using yarn to decorate, is a nice alternative.

Yarn Rolls Snowman from Better Homes and Gardens

Yarn Rolls Snowman from Better Homes and Gardens

 

Time to try these out!

Now it’s your turn!  I hope some of these ideas are something you want to try out for your Christmas decorating.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment or question below.  And don’t forget to take a peek at my Pinterest pinboard for Winter Crafts to find more Holiday crafting ideas.  Enjoy!

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