Sunday 11 October 2015

Christmas Toys and Decorations

Is it too early to talk about Christmas? ;)

Just wanted to share some of the things I've done or in the process of making that you might like to have a go at.

Knitted Santa and Snowmen Toys
Last year I did these lovely little Santa and Snowmen dolls, they are so quick and easy to knit and you can use up oddments of yarn. They stand around 6" high and all my grandchildren loved them.

They are designed by Jean Greenhowe and available in her Christmas Special book, which also has lots of other patterns (including a nativity scene) and is currently on Amazon: Jean Greenhowe Knitting Pattern Book - Christmas Special 

I also have a video tutorial of how I made my tiny quick and easy pompoms using just a fork, for the hats of the dolls:- 

Crochet Snowflakes
I am currently making these little snowflakes which measure approx. 2" across.

The pattern is really easy and consists of only 3 rounds mainly of chains and a few double crochet. The patterns is from Attic24:
I made them in 4ply cotton and did have to firm them using the PVA wash (see my video tutorial here if you want to know how to do a firming wash:

I am also going to try them in a pale ice blue as I think it could be quite an effective colour.

Whatever you are up to I hope you have great fun planning your Christmas makes!

Happy crafting!




  1. Yes, it is really too early to mention that 'C' word but I have been making stars and holly leaves today!
    Your little snowmen and santas are really lovely and so is the snowflake.

  2. The holly leaves sound nice, knit or crochet?

  3. They were crochet - Attic24 pattern - Jolly Holly

  4. Thank you, found it: