Hello fellow makers! Kathleen here with our DIY blog series! Just in time for the holiday season, is a highlight and showcase of the most beautiful patterns - crochet christmas stockings, hats, cats, and elf hats - to share and indulge in. And the best part is that you can totally make these yourself! Ready to ignite your holiday spirit and discover some last minute holiday gift and decoration ideas? Lets go!
The craziness that is the Holiday season is officially here! Living on coffee, little sleep, and the joy of the season, keeps us as makers on overdrive as we try to keep up with the hustle that this season brings. Whether we are making inventory for a show, keeping up on orders, making gifts for everyone we know, or all of the above, there is always something to be done. In the midst of the hustle, it might be hard to find the perfect gift idea or the best decoration for your living room, but take a look at these amazing crochet pattern inspirations from Orsak Originals, On Black Berry Ridge, All About Ami and Make & Do Crew. Whether you're looking for last minute gift idea, a new decoration for your house, or just something to get you in a cozy holiday DIY mood, these patterns are a great place to start!
Jessica from Orsak Originals has taken a basic Santa hat and added a fun & frilly twist! This crocheted hat is the perfect accessory for any Holiday party you might be attending this season! The pattern is sized to fit the average adult women's head. The skill level required for this pattern is beginner / easy. The stitches you will need to know are single crochet and slip stitch. You will also need a size N / 10mm hook and super bulky (weight #6) yarn.
Ashley from On Black Berry Ridge has captured the joy of this season in this Christmas Stocking! Most stockings seem to be knitted, but this crocheted version has captured my heart! The Joy Christmas Stocking is a cozy, vintage-y treat for your mantel this Christmas. They are soft and cuddly, but still sturdy enough to hold all those goodies from Santa. This pattern is perfect for an intermediate beginner; written in detail with plenty of photos to help along the way. Use any super bulky weight yarn. Works up quickly!
Meet Chester, Stephanie's curious Christmas cat who loves hiding in stockings! His arms and tail have wire in them so they are bendable! Chester can pivot backwards, so this stocking is functional as you can stuff special goodies in it! This pattern is available for free on Stephanie's blog, along with step by step photos to help you through the entire process!
Jessica at Make & Do Crew's Elf hat would be the perfect accessory for a Holiday family photo, or just to wear around town to spread some Holiday cheer! This pattern is offered for free on Jessica's blog, and includes directions for sizes baby through Adult. A basic knowledge of crochet is needed for this pattern.
Have a pattern that has all the DIY vibes? Share it with us by emailing 'MY DIY Pattern' to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to tag #ourmakerlife on Instagram so we can see all of your beautiful Holiday projects and inspiration!
Happy Holidays & Happy Making!
Kathleen, OML dream teamer
Kathleen is the maker behind Country Pine Designs crochet and knitwear and OML dream teamer. Kathleen has been in love with fiber arts since she was young, and has recently turned her passion into what is now the Country Pine Designs shop. Knitting is a way for Kathleen to express herself creatively, and bless others in the process. She recently moved to a cattle ranch in Texas, and spends her days taking care of beloved cattle and knitting to her heart’s content!