Are you looking for a fun Christmas project to crochet? Maybe a christmas mandala, or a wall hanging?
It’s only 50 days until Christmas today. Time flies by! Summer is long gone now, but we can start focusing on ‘the most wonderful time of the year’! I always enjoy it very much.
Do you want to make your home cozy for Christmas? If you start now, you’ll have enough time to finish before Christmas! I have designed 2 fun christmas crochet patterns. In this blog you’ll read more about the patterns.
Did you know that I started in july (the middle of the summer) with this pattern? I had an idea and wanted to write it out, but it took a lot of time and versions to finally reach a result that I was satisfied with. I have used elements of all versions to create a very versatile pattern for you!
What are the possibilities?
There are multiple options you can choose from:
- Crochet a festive doily: you don’t need to put this mandala in a ring, but you can also use it as a doily. A fun decoration during the holidays! You need to block it after you are done, so it gets a nice shape.
- Crochet a cozy mandala: of course you can also attach the mandala to a hoop. It fits in a 40cm/16inch hoop. Crochet around the hoop and attach the 5 points. Add christmas lights and you have a very cozy window or wall decoration!
- Crochet a christmas star: if you make the pattern without border and use a bigger hook, you can fit it into a 30cm/12 inch star-shaped metal frame! It’s always nice to try something different, right?
Besides that you can choose additional decorations to add to your project:
- Snow at the tree tops
- Stars that you can use as tree toppers
I really can’t wait to see which variant you will make and how you decorate your trees!
- Yarn Katia Capri (see Yarnsub for substitutes) in different colors, and (if you prefer) glitter yarn, like Scheepjes Twinkle (see Yarnsub for substitutes).You need 3 colors for the christmas tree and snowy ground. I have used the following colors:
- White – 3 grams / 0.11 oz Katia Capri (82127)
- Brown – 2 gram / 0.07 oz Katia Capri (82051)
- Green – 12 gram / 0.42 oz Schachenmayr (419)
For the border you can use one or more colors. I have used the following colors:
- White – Katia Capri (82127)
- Gold – Scheepjes Twinkle (938)
- For additional decorations you can use the same yarn as used for the pattern or use scraps from your stash in a similar weight.
- Hook 2,5mm (there is no equivalent US hook size, you could use hook B-1 or C-2) or 4mm (G-6) (see variations).
- Metal hoop of 40 cm / 16 inch or Metal star of 30 cm / 12 inch (both optional).
- Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors
- If you want to make the doily version, you have to block your work. You can use Eucalan, blocking mats and knitblockers/pins to do this.
The pattern can be ordered here:
Christmas Three wall hanging
As you know, I am a big fan of crocheting mandalas. But this time I wanted to try something different. That’s why I designed a pattern that used a different shape: traingles! The name of the patttern is Christmas Three: and no, this isn’t a typo. I did this on purpose, because you use 3 triangles. By combining the triangles in different sizes, you can make a fun and original christmas decoration. Hang it on your wall, in front of a window, or gift it to someone. They will appreciate it for sure!
- 60 gram (±2,12 oz) Scheepjes Twinkle (you need 2 skeins). I used color 923. You can use yarnsub.com/yarns/scheepjes/twinkle to find similar yarn.
- Hook 4mm (G)
- Tapestry needle to weave in ends
- Scissors to cut the yarn
- Stitch marker to easily recognize the start of a round
- 3 metal triangles in the following sizes: 20 cm / 8 inch – 25 cm / 10 inch / 30 cm – 12 inch
The pattern can be ordered here: