Christmas Crafts


Christmas is coming.......

you will find lots of great ideas here ~ for decorations and fun gifts


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How about some cute little Christmas stockings for family & friends -
with some sweet treats of a little gift inside?


These come in 3 sizes ~ 4", 5" and 6"

So quick & easy to knit
4" Christmas Stockings


This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/10/little-christmas-stockings.html

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Knitted Christmas Trees 

Quick and simple to make -

  



It is a very tight knit, but the finished product is quite stiff so hangs nicely.


Knitted Christmas Tree Decoration

Using 2 strands of red DK yarn and 4mm needles cast on 5sts 

Knit 4 rows, Cut off red yarn.

Join in 2 strands of green (or green & white)
Cast on 6 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows (17 sts).

Knit 2 rows.

Decrease row: sl1 k1 psso, k to last 2 sts, k2tog (15 sts).

Repeat the last 3 rows until 3 sts remain.

Knit 2 rows.

Sl1 k2tog psso, tie off this stitch leaving about 6 inches of yarn to create a loop for hanging the decoration.

Weave in the ends at the cast on edge.



Little Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations


I have had so much fun making these little Christmas Trees …… 
They would make cute decorations if you add a little hanging cord.
I think I will make a few Christmas cards by sticking one of these onto coloured cardboard. Who wouldn’t love that?
Very simple to make, these only require a small amount of yarn.
Tree height ~ 4” (10cm)
This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2015/10/little-knitted-christmas-tree.html


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Gift Card Purse



This cute little Gift Card Purse is an ideal solution to making a gift card more personal.
They can be made very quickly ……. and they look especially pretty in sparkle yarn, with a contrast colour border.
  
This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2014/11/gift-card-purse.html

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Christmas Keyrings

I made lots of these for the school's Indoor Christmas Market.
They really are quick to knit.     And they make a fun little gift.
Tiny Christmas Stocking Keyrings



Length ~ 3”

This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-keyrings.html

Christmas Flower Keyrings






You will find the instructions for the flowers at
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/knitted-summer-flowers.html

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Striped Festive Bows

these look so cute in candy cane colours!



This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/09/striped-decorative-bows.html 

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Marianna's Little Star Decorations


 


I think this little star is a cute little decoration that can be used as an adornment to add to projects - or as a hanging decoration. 
It will look especially cute in sparkly yarn or Christmas colours! 


This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2018/07/knitted-star-decoration.html


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Christmas Pudding Surprise

These are a great little fun last-minute gift idea.
Knit the Christmas pudding and then hide a little surprise inside !

I filled each of mine with a Tunnock’s Tea Cake - as these are a great favourite of my family!

But  ....... why not fill them with a bath bomb instead?



This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2017/12/tunnocks-teacakes-christmas-puddings.html


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And here is the mini version for Ferero Rocher Chocolates



This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2015/11/mini-christmas-pudding.html


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Or you can use this pattern for Lindor Chocolates if you prefer ...........


Or make some tiny Santa Hats ~ 


for chocolates  .......or to use as cute bottle toppers ! 

Santa Hat Bottle Topper



This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2015/12/santa-hat-bottle-topper.html

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Cute Crochet Christmas Gift Bags


   

    

Why not make your own cute festive gift bags this year?
These are really easy - and quick to make ……. and you can easily alter the width or length to suit.
Make them in stripes …… or in one colour
And add a pretty ribbon bow.

This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2013/10/festive-crochet-gift-bags.html

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Knitted Lacy Gift Bag


I made this cute little gift bag in a pretty gold sparkle yarn. 
So sweet



This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2018/04/knitted-net-pouch.html

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Chocolate Orange Covers


Chocolate Orange Covers

Everyone lovers a Terry's Chocolate Orange........ right ? 

This is a cute little gift idea - 
knit a Santa Hat, Christmas Pudding, Snowman or Christmas Tree, 
pop a Chocolate Orange inside and give it as a cute little gift ! 

Chocolate Orange Covers - Christmas Pudding, Santa Hat, Snowman

Chocolate Orange Covers ~
Christmas Pudding                 Santa Hat                Snowman

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Orange Cover
Santa Hat Chocolate Orange Cover

Snowman Chocolate Orange Cover

Holly Bunting


Holly Bunting is a cute project.
There are lots of ways to decorate this simple holly bunting -
use knitted holly berries, or try buttons, ribbons, bows, jingle bells, flowers ......



This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2017/09/holly-bunting.html

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Roses for a Christmas Table 


Delightful! And really easy to knit 

You will find this pattern at ~ 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/roses-roses-roses

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Mini Knitted Gift Purses


Perfect for a special little girl :) 




This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2015/07/mini-gift-perses-knit.html

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Mini Crocheted Gift Purses


These are great for small gifts - or why not put some chocolate coins inside ?

Mini Festive Gift Bags
You will find the instructions, and a photo tutorial at ~


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Crochet Rainbow Purses

These sweet little purses are fun to make - and to give - even better if you pop a little gift inside.   
They are so quick to crochet with scraps of left-over yarn!
These are filled with chocolate coins! 



This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/08/rainbow-purse.html

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Rainbow Tissue Pouches

  

 


This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/08/rainbow-tissue-pouch.html

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Sweet Little Knitted Baskets

I first made these cute little baskets for Easter..... 
but they look so sweet in Christmas colours too !!



You will find the pattern for this cute little basket at ~


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Cute little striped Mini Christmas Stockings




Mini Christmas Stockings

Using DK yarn & 4mm needles, cast on 20sts
Knit 2 rows
Beginning with a knit row, work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) for 16 rows

Shape heel as follows -
Row 1:  K12, turn
Row 2:  P4, turn
Row 3:  K6, turn
Row 4:  P8, turn
Row 5:  K10, turn
Row 6:  P12, turn
Row 7:  K14, turn
Row 8:  P16, turn
Row 9:  Knit to end

Beginning with a purl row, work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) for 8 rows

Shape toe as follows -
P 2tog all across row  (10sts)
K 2tog all across row  (5sts)
Break off yarn.
Thread the yarn on to a needle and thread it through the remaining sts.
Pull tightly and fasten off.
Sew up side seam.

Make a twisted cord, or crochet chain, or add a ribbon for hanging.

These cute little mini stockings look great in stripes - and any combination of colours look great.

Have fun!






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Baby's First Christmas Stocking

My friend's daughter recently had a beautiful little baby girl ~ and I have really enjoyed making little garments for her. Then, as I have been making mini Christmas stocking decorations for a school bazaar I suddenly had the idea of making a little stocking to celebrate a baby's first Christmas. It's funny how two different projects have merged into a new one!






You will find the pattern instruction for the Mini Christmas Stockings above ~


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Cute Christmas Pudding Baby Hat




Cute! Cute! Cute!      Christmas Pudding Baby Hat
Two sizes ~ 0 - 3 months and 6 -9 months

Great little gift idea ………
This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/06/christmas-pudding-baby-hat.html

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I really enjoyed knitting this cute ribbed hat & fingerless mittens -
first Christmas Present done !!!

These would look great in any sparkle yarn ........
I used King Cole Christmas Glitz DK


This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2015/09/festive-fun-ribbed-hat-mittens.html

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Christmas Glitz Baby Hat, Headband & Mittens

Loving using this yarn! It adds instant glitz to any outfit!
Perfect for the festive season.




This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/10/christmas-glitz-baby-hat-mittens.html

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Snowman Family



Such a cute little smowman family!
The medium size is 5 ½ “ high


This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2016/07/snowman-family.html

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Crochet Santa Decoration 




This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2013/10/santa-christmas-decoration.html

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Pretty Crochet Christmas Baubles



To make these cute Christmas decorations ~

Crochet small circles using white crochet cotton.
Join two together by threading ribbon through the last round.
Stuff lightly with polyester stuffing.
Tie a bow with the ribbon. Add a crochet chain or gold string hanging cord.

It's so easy.

I ran our of stuffing whilst I was making these. I was so determined to finish them that I couldn't wait to go shopping for more ....... so I looked around for something I could use to fill them......
And what did I find?
Well plastic milk bottle tops actually !!!
The decorations with the green centres have a milk bottle lid inside!

A little crazy maybe, but a great solution.


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Easy Snowflake Christmas Decoration

These little decorations are really quick and easy to make ~









They are simple to vary .....
Make them in one colour, or with a contrast colour edging
or make them two tone
with the centre and edging in the same colour
  





This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2013/09/easy-snowflake-christmas-decoration.html

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Snowflake Placemat

I have really enjoyed crocheting these  hexagon motifs ~ so I played around and came up with this ~ Snowflake Placemat


snowflake placemat

This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2013/10/snowflake-placemat.html

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Cute Crochet Flower Bookmarks

A really cute gift idea.      Simple & quick to make

This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2013/06/flower-bookmarks-teacher-gifts.html


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LITTLE ELF Baby Hat

Just how cute would a newborn look in one of these little Elf Hats?
Super cute!
This is a fun hat for a newborn baby
Use 1,2 or 3 colours in stripes - or knit without the stripes if you prefer
Have fun :)
This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2017/11/elf-hat-for-baby.html

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Fringed Moccasin Booties

 Sure to be a great talking point !!

This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~ 

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2018/07/fringed-moccasin-booties.html


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Cute Christmas Crochet Baby Hats            0 – 3 months

These sweet little baby hats are so cute …… and so easy to make
Have fun making them and use your imagination for the decoration 

Another quick and easy project ~

a perfect gift for a December baby ..... 

festive red baby hat

This pattern is free. You will find the instructions at ~


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9 comments:

  1. Awww....these are all so cute. They would make great gifts.

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  2. What an amazing variety! Your snowflakes are too cute, the baubles are wonderful, but I'm spellbound by all the mini stockings!

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  3. Loved your crafty and clever knitted trees and the top down baby jacket. Thanks !

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  4. Hi Marianna I love your baby pudding hat and was wondering if you had a Christmas hat like an elf shape a long tail and a Pom Pom at the end thank you so much

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  5. very beautiful gifts, thanks for sharing.

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  6. You have provided an amazing selection of patterns.
    Thank you!!

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  7. the little flowers will be great to add to my boring cardigan. and the other things for Christmas will be nice to make for Christmas. many thanks.

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  8. Thank you for all your lovely patterns. When I finish the eyelet baby hat, I'll try to send you a picture. Thanks again

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