Free Patterns To Spruce Up Your Christmas Tree

Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns

Christmas is only two weeks away!  If you are looking for some unique decorations to spruce up your Christmas tree, below are some wonderful free crochet ornament patterns.  These ornaments would also make wonderful stocking stuffers or gifts for family and friends.

1.  Snowman Ornament by Audra Brown.  The pattern for these adorable little snowmen is available as a free ravelry download.

2.  Teddy Ornaments from All About Ami Blog.  These cut little ornaments would look great on a child’s holiday tree.

3.  Little Christmas Socks by Le Monde De Sucrette.  I love these little stockings.  Would look great on a Christmas tree or at your Christmas table.  One year I used stockings similar to this as silverware holders at each place setting.

4.  Quick and Easy Christmas Ornament by Roswitha Mueller.  This angel pattern is available as a free ravelry download.

5.  Snowflake Ornament from Red Heart.  

6.  Christmas Wreath by Doni Speigle

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Wool and the Gang: DIY Fashion and High Quality Wool Yarns

Wool and the Gang:  High Quality Peruvian Wool Yarns and Knitting Kits and Ready to Wear Items.

 I recently discovered an online retailer of high quality wool yarns, knitting kits and ready to wear items, Wool and the Gang.  Wool and the Gang was founded by DIY fashionistas, Lisa Sabrier and Carolyn Main in 2008.  They offer stunning ready to wear pieces that have been handmade in the mountainous regions of Peru using their lovely yarns.  

Not only are they an online retailer, they are also a community.  The company describes itself as, “Wool and the Gang is the first DIY fashion brand, it Is the story of a family, it’s a tradition passed from generation to generation, re-invented, self taught, a bond between gang members, a gang of knitters, guys and girls from 7 to 77 years old, all tied together by a piece of yarn…”.  On their website you can find many video tutorials for those who are still learning to knit.  You can also request a lesson if you do not see the video tutorial you need.

If you are familiar with knitting, Wool and the gang offers a variety of DIY knitting kits. Some of their project kits include hats, scarves, vests, sweaters and many more.  The kits come with everything you will need to make the project, even the needles!  The projects are all labeled as to their level of difficultly.   With the holidays right around the corner, these knitting kits would make the perfect gift for the knitter in your life or buy one for yourself and use it to make a homemade gift.  

If you are unfamiliar with knitting, their beautiful wool yarns would also work well in any crochet project. They come in a variety of vibrant colors.  They carry Peruvian wool, prima cotton and baby alpaca yarns.  

Click here to visit, Wool and the Gang



Tutorial: How To Make A Yarn Pom Pom

Tutorial:  How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

 

Adding a yarn pom pom is a great way to add a little fun to just about any crochet project.  I especially love to add them to winter hats.  Yarn pom poms are quick and simple to make!

All you need is some yarn in your desired colors, your hand and a pair of scissors!

The pom pom I made in the example below only uses one color but you can make a multicolored pom pom by switching colors after every few wraps. 


Step 1:  Start by taking your yarn and wrapping it around a hard surface.  You can use your hand, a small piece of cardboard or any other small surface. 



Step 2:  Continue wrapping the yarn.  The more times you wrap the yarn, the thicker your pom pom will be.  As a point of reference, I wrapped the yarn around my hand 30 times for this particular pom pom.

Step 3:  Slip the wrapped yarn off of your hand or surface and using a separate piece of yarn, tie a knot around the center. 


 Step 4:  Slip scissors through the loops on each end of the pom pom and cut across to create the fringe.

Step 5:  Fluff the yarn to form the pom pom.

Free Crochet Pattern Duck Bib and Booties – Perfect for Easter

I just found this free pattern for a baby duck bib and booties set.  This would be perfect for an Easter gift, so I thought I would share!  The pattern can be found at free-crochet.com.  Here is the link for this adorable pattern:

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