Finding Free Crochet Patterns Christmas Decorations and Items
“Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat” so runs the old chant, but this year people have less money and cutting the Christmas budget is a necessity. In the past, people did not buy Christmas decorations and ornaments from shops, they made them at home. Do not worry you can crochet effective, colourful, and imaginative Christmas decorations for very little money. Christmas decorations and ornaments also make appropriate Christmas gifts, as well as attractive items to sell at Christmas sales or bazaars or as raffle or tombola prizes for Christmas charities. A few balls or skeins of yarn can make many Christmas decorations and ornaments. Many crocheters already have suitable yarns or threads in their stashes and using the many free crochet patterns available on the internet will make your Christmas decorations and ornaments even more inexpensive.
Large free crochet pattern directories make crocheters’ lives easier, by grouping links to free patterns together. Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) is a comprehensive crochet-pattern- directory web site, which is easily navigable. CPC has a large Christmas pattern section divided into sub-sections. The CPC ornament section has links to snowmen, Santas, snowflake, log, Christmas tree and wreath ornaments. Do look at the beautiful and unusual mistletoe ornament pattern, for something more traditional look at the Easy Classic Ball ornaments. Those who like a more modern look to their Christmas tree should look at the triangle in a Diamond ornament. The thread-lace holiday ornament would make your old Christmas ball ornaments look like new. CPC also has angel, snowflake, stockings, tree skirts, winter related items, wreath, tree skirt and miscellaneous holiday item sections. CPC’s huge selection of Christmas patterns will delight any crocheter looking for Christmas decoration or ornament patterns.
More Free Crochet Patterns for Christmas Decorations
Crochet blogs and other web sites also offer free crochet patterns. Mom’s Love of Crochet has many Christmas patterns. These include, Christmas doilies, coasters, pillows, Afghans, pot holders, tree skirts, wreaths, stockings, table cloths, napkins and runners. The Charming Holly Afghan would make a wonderful Christmas gift or create a festive air in your home. The Poinsettia tablecloth make a Christmas table look even more festive and, when matched with the holiday placemats, make your Christmas meals even jollier. Crochet pattern Christmas has some lovely Christmas ornaments, including a delightful crochet Christmas tree ornament to hang on your Christmas tree. The Poinsetta coaster includes both pattern and a tutorial. Snowflakes make lovely crochet tree decorations. Moogly blog also has free patterns for ten Christmas decorations
Large yarn companies also offer free crochet patterns. Lion Brand Yarns features some beautiful Christmas patterns, these include garlands, snowflakes, stockings, tree ornaments, and Christmas themed gifts. Do not miss the gingerbread house, puffy snowflake, and Amigurumi Santa. Red Heart yarns web site also features free Christmas patterns. Do check out the Christmas Love Hearts, Christmas Star Throw, Gnome family, and Nativity Set, which are exquisite. There are also wonderful wreaths, ornaments, table runners and so much more.
Large internet crochet communities allow their members access to free crochet patterns. Ravelry is a large vibrant crochet community, which has a huge selection of crochet Christmas decorations. Ravlery’s thumbnail photographs make choosing a suitable pattern a little faster. Do look at the unusual Christmas Robin Tea Cozy, Crafty Christmas Cottages, Pinecone Amigurumi, and Smitten Holiday Garland. It is impossible to name all the wonderful Christmas decoration patterns that are available at Ravelry, but any crocheter will enjoy looking through their large selection.
There is also an excellent video showing you how to make 14 different Christmas decorations.
Crocheting Christmas decorations is interesting. Many Christmas items are quick and simple to make. Christmas decorations are expensive to buy in the shops. Crocheters could make many Christmas decorations using scrap yarn and free patterns and these are more durable than many bought decorations. Christmas decorations make eye-catching items to raffle, or sell at Christmas bazaars and fairs. Crocheting decorations saves money, makes sense and puts the crocheter in a festive mood. Dare to be different, crochet Christmas decorations today.