Give a Personalized Touch to Your Decorating this Holiday Season by Knitting your own Christmas Ornaments
Christmas is a great time to be inspired and create wonderful gifts, decorations, or wearables. There is a world of holiday symbols to bring into your home that will make your space extra special. Some of these include:
- Candy canes
- Gingerbread men
- Santa’s hat
Bringing these into your home through your creativity will invoke the ambiance of comfort and warmth indicative of the holiday season. This blog post will help you cultivate the holiday cheer with 16 knitting patterns, paid or unpaid, for the holiday season.
Budget Friendly Patterns:
These patterns for budget-conscious crafters are available to you free of charge! You’ll love decorating your home with these simple, but charming, decorations.
- Mini Stockings
These mini stockings are a great addition to any fireplace or Christmas tree. They add a great finishing touch and are incredibly easy to make. Come Christmastime, you can stuff them with gingerbread men, candy canes, or peppermints as a nice treat for your loved ones.
- Festive Snowflake
Part of the Christmas season is being awestruck by the beauty of snow! The first snow of the season can become an opportunity to create lasting memories with sled rides, snowmen, snowball fights and snow angels. Welcome those sentiments into your home with this festive snowflake pattern. These lovely snowflakes are sure to bring warm feelings and a smile to your guests’ faces!
- Christmas Bauble
Nothing shows the spirit of Christmas more than the beautiful, rounded ornaments decorating Christmas trees around the globe. Come the fall season, the shelves are already overflowing with boxes of them. Instead of purchasing them, grab your favorite yarn and get knitting with this Christmas bauble pattern. You can choose which colors you’d like to adorn your tree and use the free pattern to create incredible Christmas ornaments.
- Santa’s Hat
Santa Claus is one of the iconic faces of the Christmas season. His red and white hat is a costume many enjoy showing off. You can knit your own with this simple Santa’s hat pattern. Use it yourself or gift it to a loved one this Christmas season.
- Candy Cane and Peppermint Swirl
Candy canes are a significant part of Christmas with their colors and shape bearing meaning and charm. Many people choose to gift these to school friends or coworkers as compliments during the holiday season. Create your own knitted candy cane for a lasting decoration that can be reused for years.
- Peppermint Wrist Warmers
These peppermint wrist warmers make a quirky piece to your Christmas wardrobe. With decorative red and white swirl cuffs, these are sure to receive plenty of compliments. They also make an excellent gift for any of your friends.
- Simple Snowman
The wintertime provides a great opportunity to bond with family members and friends by making snowmen. If you prefer to keep your hands warm this winter, you can try knitting this cute and simple snowman pattern. You could also keep your head warm and try this “Frosty” beanie for a wearable snowman.
- Holly Leaves and Berries
Have a holly jolly Christmas with this holly leaves and berries pattern. Holly is a classic Christmas decoration that creates a vibrant environment. You can decorate wreaths, doorposts, stairwells or fireplaces by making multiple of these holly plants.
- Classic Bell and Jingle Bells
The classic tune, “Jingle Bells,” plays at radio stations all around the world during the Christmas season and their sound is symbolic of Santa’s sleigh. Add jingle bells to your Christmas tree by creating these beautiful, hand-knit jingle bells. If you prefer not to have the sound of the bells, you can create this classic bell without the jingle bells.
These patterns will add more of a challenge to your Christmas crafting endeavors. You can wear, hang, or gift these for some holiday fun.
- Winter Wonderland Set
Show off your knitting skills with this crafty winter hat and wrist warmer set. You are sure to stun with this set of wearables. Keep warm with this incredible Winter Wonderland pattern suitable for intermediate knitters.
- Christmas Trees
These knitted Christmas trees are a great way to adorn your Christmas village this year. Place them around your home for an extra touch of magic. You can use multiple colors of yarn to create a snowy effect, or you can personalize them to your thematic colors.
- Sparkling Star
Skip the store lines this holiday season and create a Christmas topper to go on your tree! If you prefer a light-up star, you can work a light up effect into this sparkling star by inserting fairy lights before closing it off. You will craft a one-of-a-kind star topper that guests are sure to rave about!
- Knitted Angel
If you like your Christmas tree to bear an angel on its top, you can create this knitted angel and embed fiber optic lighting into the hem for a light up effect. This sweet angel topper will dazzle you for years and invoke the pleasant memories of crafting it.
- The Nativity Scene
The nativity scene is the center focus of the Christmas season for many. Some bear the tradition of displaying it underneath the Christmas tree. You can create your own Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and shepherds with this knitted nativity scene.
- Cable Knit Ornament
Add these stunning, cable knit baubles and icicles to your Christmas tree this year. With a pattern that is easy to follow you can create many of these in a day to fill your tree with your personalized touch.
- Gingerbread Man
If you are an experienced knitter, but not a great baker, you can try using yarn instead of flour and ginger. While these gingerbread men are not edible, they still make crafty decorations for your home! Try pairing them with this gingerbread house and you’re all set for the holiday season!
Christmas is a great time to display your crafting skills and create lasting memories. You can make these on your own for family and friends or invite them into your crafts by asking them to help. They are sure to bring Christmas charm into your home and smiles to your loved ones’ faces.
Merry Christmas and happy crafting!