The season for decking the halls and the rest of your home with boughs of holly and festive adornments is almost upon us. It’s exciting to prepare for the holiday season. My household is always buzzing this time of year. We pull out the old ornaments and start pondering what new editions we will be adding to our collection. For new ideas and patterns, I always look to Etsy for inspiration.
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There are tons of ornaments you can buy online, but as an avid crocheter, I like and enjoy making a lot of my holiday accessories. So, every year I peruse Etsy for some enchanting holiday patterns to create some new homespun treasures. And, this year I was not disappointed. The amazing designers on Etsy have created an abundance of holiday patterns that will fill your home with color, joy and the holiday spirit. I love them all.
My family and friends are always eager to see what fun things I will create for this holidays season. Thanks to the following designers, my holiday season will be a magical one.🎅
Here are some new Christmas craft ideas that I think you will enjoy and perhaps be inspired to make for your home. This year, start a new tradition and make some homemade holiday ornaments and pass them down generation after generation. So get out your supplies and let’s get crafting!
Nothing is more eye-catching and pleasing than being greeted by a festive wreath. Making your own holiday wreath is easy if you have the right pattern, and I found one. This darling Christmas Wreath is by Marina from MarishkaToysDesign on Etsy and it’s so much fun to make.
It’s tradition to adorn your front door with a decorative wreath during the holiday season. You can dress them up with evergreens, pine cones, cranberries, or whatever strikes your fancy. But, how impressive it is to crochet one out of festive yarn, and you can do that with the Christmas Wreath pattern. It’s decorated with all our holiday favorites, Santa, Christmas candy, Xmas trees, bells, twinkling stars, and holly. The pattern is easy to follow and offers full-color tutorial photos so you can crochet along. Greet your family and guests this year with this captivating wreath.
This sweet and lovable Santa Claus is by Svetlana from FayniToys on Etsy. I just love his endearing little face, chubby body, and beautifully made festive outfit. Santa represents magic, miracles and merriment so we look forward to seeing him every year. I like to fill my home with many versions of St. Nick, but this year I’m crocheting him, thanks to this charming pattern. I simply adore this Santa pattern, he’s just so darn cute.
The Santa Claus pattern is well laid out and with 14 pages of written and full-color image tutorials. Some helpful video instructions are also offered – great for visual learners. This precious little Santa stands about 6½ inches made with sports weight yarn. But, if you want a bigger Santa, use worsted weight yarn. Hang him from your tree, stand him on your mantle, add him to a Xmas wreath or give him as a gift. He’s a decoration that both kids and adults will love and enjoy using year after year. Right now, this pattern is on sale for 40% off!
Gnomes are nature spirits of Scandanavian descent and are naturally associated with Christmas. They are also a symbol of good luck and will put you in a festive mood. These delightful little crocheted Christmas Gnomes were created by Elena from ToysByMilena on Etsy, and they are enchanting.
I love the gnome’s appearance; short stubby bodies, long white beards, tall pointy hats, and big knobby noses. Brush out his beard, or leave it in strands, he looks appealing both ways. This charismatic little fellow will immediately amuse your family and guests and add to your holiday ambiance. Make a bunch and put them on your mantle, Xmas tree, in holiday stockings, as gift toppers, on a wreath, or hide them around your home! They’re cute, festive, and will spread holiday cheer everywhere! Right now this pattern is on sale for 25% off!