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Decoration Patterns

Updated on June 3, 2011

Unique Decoration Patterns

Decorations make great gifts, especially if you make them in colors that coordinate with existing decor. They are functional, attractive, and fun to make. There's a wide variety of patterns available here that are both knit and crochet patterns.

Lens Updated: 3/19/11

Akuaâs Christmas Trees and Hat
Akuaâs Christmas Trees and Hat

Akua's Christmas Trees and Hat- Crochet Pattern

designed by Akua Lezli Hope

From Akua Lezli Hope:

This crocheted Christmas Tree pattern invites your hook and hands to celebrate the season in this fun design.

The pattern tree is about six inches, is not stuffed, but is open-- the structure provides its own support. The smaller tree is 4 inches.

This pattern also works as a baby hat.

Included are instructions for a tiny star and as a bonus, instructions for a tiny tree.

The tiny tree can provide more than decor, since it's stuffed, it makes a great toy, too. It's approximately 3 inches.

Akua's Christmas Trees and Hat Pattern- $5.50

This pattern requires a Ravelry account to view.

Holiday Coaster Set
Holiday Coaster Set

Holiday Coaster Set- Knit Pattern

designed by Marlene Sigel

From Marlene Sigel:

With three balls of Lily Sugar 'n Cream, you can make this set of nine color-coordinated coasters, with yarn left over for more.

The same slip stitch pattern is used for all coasters and each one knits up amazingly quickly. The color not in use is carried up the side of each piece. Weave in the ends, and you're done!

The fabric is firm and won't curl. Make these coasters in holiday colors, or colors of your choice - as a gift, or for yourself.

Holiday Coaster Set Pattern- $2

This pattern requires a Ravelry account to view.

Christmas Stocking
Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking- Crochet Pattern

designed by Carol Ballard

From Carol Ballard:

Shown with 4 ply worsted wt. and G hook. Can easily be made larger or smaller by changing hook or yarn weight.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Free Christmas Stocking Pattern

This pattern requires a Ravelry account to view.

Modular Drawer Organizer Tray Insert
Modular Drawer Organizer Tray Insert

Modular Drawer Organizer Tray Insert- Crochet Pattern

designed by ThirtyOneThirteen

From ThirtyOneThirteen:

An awesome project for the beginning crochet student! This modular tray organizer pattern works up quickly with incredibly useful results.

All instructions are written out completely with the beginner in mind, using no abbreviations. Includes both USA and UK notation. Requires knowledge of the following stitches:

chain stitch

slip stitch

single crochet (double crochet in the UK)

working through back loop

Compartments are assembled with a blunt yarn needle using blanket stitch, although whip stitch may easily be substituted.

Modular Drawer Organizer Tray Insert Pattern- $3.99

Crochet Nesting Bowls
Crochet Nesting Bowls

Crochet Nesting Bowls- Crochet Pattern

designed by ThirtyOneThirteen

From ThirtyOneThirteen:

Perfectly sized to nestle inside each other, these six bowls contribute an organic warmth and softness to your decor. They are also quite functional, excellent for organizing keys, pocket change, jewelry, decorative stones, pine cones, nuts, candy, office supplies, hair clips, keys, your cell phone, sewing notions….

An awesome project for the beginning crochet student! This nesting bowl pattern works up quickly with beautiful results.

The 6 page PDF file includes helpful tips throughout along with 16 full color, step-by-step photos.

Crochet Nesting Bowls Pattern- $3.99

Pot Holder Frog
Pot Holder Frog

Pot Holder Frog- Knit Pattern

designed by stickfia at Ravelry

rom stickfia:

This pot holder is done in Double Knitting (DK). Stop frogging your knitting and knit a frog instead!

Instructions for the DK technique is not included in the pattern. If you're not familiar with DK you'll need to find other information about cast on and the knitting technique.

Pot Holder Frog Pattern

You will need a Ravelry account to view this pattern.

Lingonberry Potholder
Lingonberry Potholder

Lingonberry Potholder- Knit Pattern

designed by stickfia at Ravelry

From stickfia:

This potholder is knitted in the round. Only knitting, no purls. Never more than two colours at a time, and no long floats. Chart for pattern. You can use dpn's, a short circular needle or a long one if you use the magic loop.

Finally you crochet round the potholder to make the edge and loop.

Gauge isn't critical, but you'll get a bigger or smaller potholder if you have a different gauge.

The pattern can of course also be used for other items. Please let me know if you adapt the pattern for another purpose.

The lingonberry is closely connected to the region Småland in Sweden where I grew up.

Free Lingonberry Potholder Pattern

You will need a Ravelry account to view this pattern.

Hot Water Cozy
Hot Water Cozy

Huggable Hot Water Cozy- Knit Pattern

designed by Emily Miller

From Emily Miller:

Remember when I said I had a project coming up that needed a luxuriously touchable yarn? Here it is, the Huggable Hot Water Cozy, worked up in the soft, fuzzy angora blend, Lorna’s Laces Angel. I use a hot water bottle to warm up the bed (and my toes!) on cold nights, but I wanted something to cover up the weird rubbery texture and the “vintage” reddish color. Now it’s fun in bright colors, and as soft as cold toes could ever want!

Free Huggable Hot Water Cozy Pattern

Mona Lisa Illusion
Mona Lisa Illusion

Mona Lisa Illusion- Knit Pattern

designed by Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer (Woolly Thoughts)

From Pat and Steve:

A further experiment in illusion or shadow knitting. This time I wanted to look at knitting the piece so that it could be viewed from the side instead of from below. This then allows the completed illusion to be used as a wall hanging.

The Mona Lisa Illusion measures 86cm by 114cm (34” by 45”) and uses about 260 grams of each of two colours of yarn. I do knit very tightly though so yours may well turn out to be bigger and use more yarn.

Mona Lisa Illusion- 2.50 GBP (pounds)

Girl with a Pearl Earring Illusion
Girl with a Pearl Earring Illusion

Girl with a Pearl Earring Illusion- Knit Pattern

designed by Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer (Woolly Thoughts)

From Pat and Steve:

The Girl with a Pearl Earring Illusion, or perhaps The Girl with a Purl Earring, has been designed to be viewed from the side so is intended to be used as a wall hanging or as the centre of a bed cover.

It uses approximately 225gms in each of two colours and measures 83cm by 96cm. For use as a bed cover a border could be added to bring the piece up to the desired size.

Even though the design looks complicated the easy to follow chart should mean that this illusion knit can be undertaken by most knitters.

Girl with a Pearl Earring Illusion Pattern- 2.50 GBP (pounds)

Cushion: Best of Both Whirls
Cushion: Best of Both Whirls

Cushion: Best of Both Whirls

designed by Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer (Woolly Thoughts)

From Pat and Steve:

There are no curves here. The spirals you see are made entirely from straight lines. You can make Best of Both Whirls from 1 large module or 4 small ones. Either way will give you exactly the same size so the back and front could be different.

Cushion: Bests of Both Whirls Pattern

This pattern requires a Ravelry account to view.

Proserpine
Proserpine

Proserpine- Knit Pattern

designed by Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer (Woolly Thoughts)

From Pat and Steve:

I have long been an admirer of the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and this latest illusion knit makes use of the Proserpine painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

The completed illusion knit was knitted in DK yarn using 3mm needles. This has given a firm fabric that measures 66cm (26”) wide and 133cm (52”) high. Thicker needles, bulkier yarn or looser knitting will give a finished size that may be significantly larger than my version.

Proserpine Pattern- 2.50 GBP (pounds)

Which is your favorite pattern?

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    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I don't knit very well -- crochet is my forte -- but it would be worth relearning knitting to make that darling frog design potholder!

      Wonderful list of decorative knit and crochet patterns here!

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      I like the box pattern... very nice.

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      so many cute patterns! very nice lens here!

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      I've not seen these illusion patterns before. I suppose it's like counted cross stitch - maybe easier because you don't have to find the holes in the fabric.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      I have made many a potholders and coasters. I gave them mainly as gifts. They are fun and easy to do. Make great Stocking Stuffers too.