Editor’s Choice: Knit ahead for Christmas – Decorations!
Decorations are such fun little projects to knit. Dip into your stash and knit some of these beauties – they make sweet stocking fillers and treasures to get out year after year!
This morning I’ve been admiring all the knitted baubles on our LoveKnitting HQ Christmas tree. Little stockings and Christmas Eve stars are nestled alongside crocheted baubles – it looks absolutely gorgeous and when I get home tonight I’m going to raid my stash to knit some of these fabulous patterns!
Knitted decorations speak volumes – they are sweet gestures to give as gifts – almost a little token of your Christmas time, your fondness as you work, your delight as you sew them up and see a little tree/pudding/star appear! You can pop them in a stocking, or you can make a few and string them up as bunting that you’ll love re-discovering every Christmas.
Top tip – Wrap one up this year with a bag of sweeties or some home made treats to make a gift that will be remembered forever.
A fabulous stashbuster, Dollytime’s darling little angels will look so beautiful bringing peace on earth from the branches of your tree! Root through your DK scraps and knit them for gifts too – who wouldn’t be thrilled to bits with such an offering of goodness?
Ho Ho Ho! You’ll know Santa’s been if there’s snow on the carpet and a scattering of crumbs! I love these little miniature boots for the tree – or make a string of them to hang from the mantelpiece to greet him!
Another divine little decoration from the talented Jane Burns! You can make these teeny tiny sweaters for the tree, or even as little gift tags to adorn your presents!
This beautiful heart looks so perfect with its embroidered lazy daisy and chain stitch decoration! Hang on doors, or on your tree – and why not even knit some more in red for Valentine’s Day?
I gasped out loud when I saw these trees! What a clever, wonderful idea to use simple stitch changes to make foliage! From a simple rib and a spot of moss stitch, to some snow capped garter stitch – absolute genius. Thank you Squibblybups!
Another fabulous pattern from Squibblybups. This mistletoe would look fabulous wound into a garland, or poked into the tree – or, tied in a bunch and suspended from a doorway to encourage lots of sweet Christmas kisses.
Last, but definitely not least, the culmination of the great feast in the UK – a glorious Christmas pudding. Make a garland, or just hang them on the tree – everyone loves the symbolic Christmas pud, even if they’re not keen on eating it.
You’ve got plenty of time to knit these beautiful little decorations and we’d love to see pictures of them in our Community!
Last updated: December 14th, 2016.