Published on November 7th, 2017 | by Merion


A Very Berry Christmas Mini KAL!

Ho ho ho! There’s one week left before we start the Very Berry Christmas KAL! Grab your materials and get ready to join us on the 15th November for Part One!

For festive frolics, we’ve decided to make some fabulous Christmas decorations from patterns from one of our favourite designers, Amanda Berry! Each week we’ll be making two different patterns to hang on trees, string into bunting or wrap up for gifts!



Amanda Berry Christmas Stockings


teeny penguin

A teeny tiny penguin for the tree!

Meet Amanda Berry!

Amanda Berry is a fabulous designer of the sweetest range of little toys you have ever seen! Her creations bring to life any little toy you could dream up from dragons, dinosaurs and vikings to birds, dogs, pirates and mice! There’s a little toy for every occasion!

Amanda Berry patterns

Some of Amanda’s wonderful patterns! Click here to explore!

We love Amanda’s festive Christmas patterns so much, we thought we’d make them along with you! We’re going to be making six FREE patterns from Amanda’s collection – but there are many more Christmas patterns to make!

Mini mittens

Mini Mittens, perfect for bunting or hanging on the tree!

All of the decorations are knitted flat on two needles, and are designed for beginners. We’re going to knit along with you, and there’ll be a video for each pattern to help you!

Gingerbread man

Can you catch this gingerbread man?

We’ll be making the Mini Mittens, Christmas Stockings, Gingerbread Man, Teeny Penguin, Easy Christmas Tree and Santa Egg Cosy!

A sweet little tree for Christmas!

To make these gorgeous Christmas decorations, we’re going to use Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, a fabulous acrylic yarn that comes in 60 shades!

egg cosy

A perfect way to keep your eggs warm, Santa style!

What do I need?

All you need to do to join in on the fun is get the materials used for the patterns above! Here’s a list for you:


  • A selection of your favourite colours for the Christmas Stockings!
  • A 100g ball of Paintbox Yarns Simply DK each in the following colours:
    • Rose Red (113) or Pillar Red (114)
    • Paper White (100)
    • Grass Green (129) or Evergreen (130)
    • Coffee Bean (110)
    • Pure Black (101)



Needles & Accessories

There’s no need to sign up, just knit along with us! We’ll launch our videos on the following dates:

  • 15th November: Easy Christmas Tree and Mini Mittens
  • 22nd November: Gingerbread Man and little Christmas Stockings
  • 28th November: Teeny Penguin and Mini Santa Hat Egg Cosy

You can also follow along with the KAL on the LoveKnitting App so you can knit on-the-go!

The KAL will start on 15th November, so you’ve got A WEEK to get ready!



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About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: November 23rd, 2017.

25 Responses to A Very Berry Christmas Mini KAL!

  1. Chris Hampton says:

    I love Amanda Berry patterns and never having done a knitalong before I am going to have a go!

  2. Bonnie says:

    I haven’t bought any of your yarns yet. I am teaching myself how to knit. Have a
    good laugh. I crocheted for years. And most yarns that you buy today are horrible.
    So I will give this a try. I do like the yarn prices.

  3. Bonnie says:

    I like DK yarns for knitting anything.

  4. Sharon says:

    My yarn stash has been out of control for years! Now I have a chance to use some of it up as I do not have $$ to purchase this lovely Paintbox yarn at this time. Thanks for the ideas to use up some stash and make great gifts.

  5. Shelly E says:

    Do we have to sign up for this KAL? This will be my first!

  6. Bon says:

    So how do you get hooked up for the very berry Christmas mini kal?

  7. Judy says:

    Please sign me up for the Christmas KAL

  8. Pam S says:

    Can’t wait xxx
    Love Amanda Berry patterns
    I have most of them 😉
    Merry berry Christmas indeed xxx

  9. Anji says:

    Hi, Awesome idea and a great way to use up some of the yarn stash especially the small balls of yarn leftover from projects. How do I sign up for the Christmas KAL?

  10. Debbie says:

    I am interested in signing up for this KAL. Thanks

  11. Mary says:

    Rarin’ to go. Where do I sign up?

  12. Claudia Beguin says:

    I’d like to try. Please sign me up, or show me where to do it!

  13. Lina says:

    Love this event. Never Participated in A knit❤ along. Count me in! How do we sign up?

  14. Nancy McCulley says:

    I haven’t done a KAL in a long time. This one sounds like lots of fun let’s do it!

  15. Barb says:

    Sign me up!

  16. Merion says:

    Hi everyone! There’s no need to sign up to the KAL – we’ll work along together and I’ll post the videos each week – I’ll add more details to the post above!

    Looking forward to a very berry KAL!
    merion x

  17. Debra-lee says:

    Can’t wait to start years of left over yarn too use

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  19. Jeannie says:

    I can’t wait to start making the patterns.

  20. Mary Brinton says:

    WOOHOO – I am ready now! I love Amanda’s patterns, and this gives me an excuse to move away from my shawl-knitting for a bit and PLAY!

  21. Pat corbyn says:

    Passed away 23-08-2017

  22. Betty says:

    looking forward to knitting along.

  23. Judy says:

    This will be fun. Looking forward to it. Just 6 days to go…

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