Happy holidays knitters!
In honor of the giving spirit of the season, I’m making my Santa hat pattern, Jolly Old St Nick, free for the whole month of December! Just hop on over to Ravelry and get the free download.
Since the holidays can be tough on the wallet, with all the gifts, decorations, party outfits, and food people buy, I also wanted to highlight some more free Christmas patterns on Ravelry for those who want to have a handmade holiday. Here are some great free patterns I’ve found:
(Disclaimer: I am not getting paid for this in anyway. I just was browsing Christmas patterns on Ravelry and wanted to share some of my favorite ones I found. I haven’t knit all of these patterns myself, but they look great!)
This is great if you’re gifting a bottle of something – instead of wrapping the bottle in a normal bag, this little hat and scarf adds a little personal touch, and their great to display on bottles at your holiday parties!
This little coffee cup sleeve is a great, eco-friendly way to protect your hands when holding a piping hot peppermint mocha or gingerbread latte! This is great to give as a gift to your caffeine-addicted friend, or to make for yourself to spread holiday cheer throughout the winter!
Christmas isn’t complete with a kiss under the mistletoe! This knit version is perfect for hanging above the door, and you can use it year after year!
- A Bookmark
OK, this one doesn’t seem super Christmassy right off the bat, but one of my favorite Christmas gifts to give or to get is a good book. And a bookmark is a quick and easy project to whip up to go with it! Knit it up in some festive or sparkly yarn and you’ve got the perfect present!
These “pint sized pines” are the perfect little winter decoration! They are endlessly customizable – make them green for a traditional forest, metallic or glittery for a festive touch, or any color you want to match your décor! They are also a great way to recycle wine corks!
These little mini stockings look like the perfect ornament – you could fill them with chocolates or small gifts, hang them on the tree, or make a bunch and string a garland across the fireplace mantle!
These “gift card-igans) are the perfect way to add a personal touch to a gift card! My family traditionally does a Yankee Swap game with gift cards, and these would be perfect to make it a little more interesting! Check out these cabled tree ones, or for a really festive touch, knit up these Santa ones.
This is a great eco-friendly alternative to wrapping paper or paper bags. Knit up a couple of these gift bags in different sizes, and use them year after year without having to waste all that paper!
For anyone on the naughty list, knit them up a lump of coal with a grumpy embroidered face.
I hope you all have joyful and cozy December! Happy knitting, and happy holidays!