Crochet Mini Christmas Present Boxes Pattern

These little boxes are great for little presents to go in (anything to save on all the wrapping!), for hiding in a few sweets, and would also be perfect for just using as a decoration this Christmas. You can use any colours you like for these, I think they would look great in some sparkly wool – I thought I had some but wasn’t able to find it so opted for the red and green theme, I will be definitely making some sparkly ones for next year!.

Crochet mini Christmas present boxes pattern

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • Wool: 25g of red wool, 25g green wool.
  • Darning needle.
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch marker.

Crochet Christmas present – lid:

Using red wool:

ch13, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (12).

Rows 1-11: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along the row.

Round 1: sc down the side edge (12sc – one into each row end), along the bottom edge (12sc), up the other side (12sc – one into each row end) and along the top edge (12sc)(each corner will have 2sc).

Round 2: in back loops only: sc around.

Rounds 3-4: sc around.

Fasten off.

Crochet Christmas present – main box:

Using red wool:

ch12, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (11).

Rows 1-10: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along the row.

Round 1: sc down the side edge (11sc – one into each row end), along the bottom edge (11sc), up the other side (11sc – one into each row end) and along the top edge (11sc)(each corner will have 2sc).

Round 2: in back loops only: sc around.

Rounds 3-14: sc around.

Fasten off.

Crochet Christmas present – Ribbon detail:

Using green wool:

Working along the bottom edge of the present, using the remaining front loops from round 2 of the main box.

Choose one side of the box and working from the right hand side of this face, skip 4 stitches, then cast on (pull up loop, ch1 sc into same sc). sc into the next 2 stitches. Turn.

Rows 1-9: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along the row, turn.

ch1, ss into top edge of the main box (skip 4 stitches from the right), ss into the next 2 stitches.

Fasten off.

  • Repeat for the remaining 3 sides.

Crochet Christmas present – Bow:

Using green wool:

ch4, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of row.

Rows 1-70: ch1 (doesn’t count) sc along row.

Fasten off.

  • Attach bow to lid of the present.

Quick Christmas Make: Wrapped Fabric Tree Cones Tutorial – Perfect For Using Up Fabric Scraps

It wont be long now until Christmas is here, luckily there is still just enough time for a couple more Christmas themed makes to be completed.

I wanted to make some table decorations that wouldn’t take up too much room as there are already enough things competing for space on the table. I decided to go for something tree themed, and combined that idea with a need to use up some fabric leftovers so I can make a bit more space for some new fabrics to come in!.

Wrapped Christmas Tree Cones Tutorial

Materials:

  • Fabric – any colours you wish, I used left overs from the Colourful Christmas fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company (Fabric gifted by The Craft Cotton Company).
  • Paper/card to make a cone shape/pre-formed cone.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.

Making the cone (if required):

  • If you don’t have a pre-formed cone you can make your own using paper/card, all you need to do is roll the paper/card into a cone shape and glue to secure. Trim the base if required so it can stand.

Making the wrapped fabric tree cones:

  • Cut fabric in to strips with the fabric starting wide at one end and tapering smaller towards the other end.
    • The largest cone here is 20cm tall and uses fabric strips 30cm long taping from 10cm to 2cm.
    • The smaller cone is 15cm tall and uses fabric strips 20cm long tapering from 6cm to 1 cm.

  • Along the tapered edge cut down from the tapered edge towards the straight bottom edge leaving a 1cm gap at the bottom. Leaving a 1cm gap between each, repeat along the edge.
  • Take one of the fabric strips and starting the the widest part at the base of the cone wrap the fabric around the cone up to the top point. Glue to secure.
  • Repeat with more fabric strips placing and gluing the next strip above the previous one, as more strips are attached make sure the strips go under the loose fabric ends.
  • One the tree is covered, trim any over hanging fabric from around the base. To get the fabric to stand out a little more tip the tree upside down!.

Christmas Crochet Stacked Tree Decoration Pattern

It’s the time of year when the Christmas themed makes start to take over and all other projects go on hold!

I’ve still got a few gifts I need to hurry up and finish but had some time to squeeze in a little tree decoration.

I love this stacked tree, I wasn’t too sure if the idea I had in mind would work but am really glad I stuck with it!

Pattern is free for my subscribers over on Patreon.

Crochet Reindeer Christmas Decoration/Mat: Little Christmas Twist On A Triangle Granny

After completing my Christmas granny triangle Santa and Elf decorations/mats I decided to make a reindeer themed one next – complete with red nose!

These Christmas themed granny triangles are perfect for decorating with this Christmas they would make great mats/coasters and could easily be made into bunting by attaching the to a crochet chain or ribbon.

These little makes are also perfect for using up leftover wool too.

Crochet Granny Triangle Christmas Reindeer Decoration/Mat Instructions

Materials

  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Wool, small amounts (around 25g) of:
    • Red.
    • Light Brown.
    • Brown.
    • Black.

Notes:

  • Push bobbles out to the front after completion.
  • Change wool colour on the last yo of the previous stitch.

Bobble stitch (bob):

To make the bobble stitch (bob):

(yo, insert hook into ch2 gap, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops – picture 1) 4 times (picture 2), yo then pull through all loops on hook (picture 3).

Picture 1.
Picture 2.
Picture 3.

Making the Christmas Reindeer decoration

Main decoration:

Starting in red using 2 strands at the same time:

ch4, ss into sc at start of row to make a round.

Round 1: Into round: ch3 (counts at a stitch) bob, tr/dc, [ch2, tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2, change to 1 strand of brown, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 2: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 3: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc, into next ch2 gap, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 4: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to black [tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, change to brown, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to black [tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, change to brown, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch gap twice, ch2, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 5: ch1 (counts as a stitch) sc into ch2 gap, sc around the edge – placing an sc into each tr/dc and 2sc into the ch2 gaps, ss into top of ch1 at start of round.

Fasten off.

Antlers:

In the 3tr/dc above the eyes:

Right antler: insert hook into top of tr/dc closet to the eye.

Left antler: insert hook into the tr/dc furthest from the eye.

Light brown wool:

Row 1: Insert hook, pull up loop, ch1 and sc into the same stitch. 2sc.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 3: ch8, htr/hdc in 2nd ch from hook, htr/hdc 5 more times, ss into stitch at the base of the ch. sc into next stitch, ss into last stitch, ch8, htr/hdc in 2nd ch from hook, htr/hdc 5 more times, ss into stitch at the base of the ch.

Fasten off.

Repeat for the other antler.

Sewing Tutorial: Quick Make Christmas Large Holly Decoration, Complete With Pom Pom Detail

This large Christmas holly decoration is a perfect last minute sewing make

I always end up near Christmas in a frantic rush as I have forgotten to make something or something will happen that I need a make for, this year I am ahead and I have made a couple of extra things that I can use if needed. First up is a large Christmas holly decoration – I have had something like this in mind for a while now and am really happy I have finally managed to get one made. This is perfect if your needed a last minute make as it does’t take long to put together and can be made using leftover fabrics.

I made this using some leftover fabrics from the Colourful Christmas fat quarters set gifted to me by The Craft Cotton Company – The rest of the fat quarter set was used to make a Christmas themed tutorial for their blog.

Large Christmas Holly decoration:

Materials:

  • 2 Fabric fat quarters, you could also join smaller fabric pieces together to make a patchwork holly.
  • A4 piece of paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Thread.
  • Needle.
  • Pins.
  • Red wool.
  • 3.5cm pom pom maker, or two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter.

Making the Christmas holly decoration:

Step 1: Take the paper and pencil and draw out a large holly shape, cut out to make your template and then use to cut out 4 pieces of fabric leaving a 0.5 cm seam allowance. Make sure when cutting that the front pieces are cut with the fabric facing right side up and for the back pieces that the fabric is paced right side down. This will give you two front and two back pieces.

Step 2: Take a front and back piece and place right sides together, sew around leaving a 6cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way and sew the gap closed. Repeat with the remaining front and back piece.

Step 3: Add detail to the leaves by sewing a line down the middle of the leaf and then add some extra lines starting from the middle line and going out towards the edges.

Step 4: Place the leaves together with one slightly over-lapping the other and sew along the edges to join.

Step5: Make the pom poms using the red wool and the pom pom maker/card circles. Then sew to the holly leaves.

Crochet Elf Christmas Decoration/Mat: Little Christmas Twist On A Triangle Granny – Part 2!

It started with a crochet Santa Christmas decoration based on a granny triangle and next up is an Elf themed version! I have really liked making these decorations/mats – they work up very quickly too so are ideal for any last minute makes/gifts. I still have a couple more of these left to make and will share them over the next few weeks.

Crochet Elf Triangle Christmas Santa Decoration/Mat Instructions

Materials

  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Wool, small amounts (around 25g) of:
    • Pink.
    • Dark pink.
    • Red.
    • Green.
    • Black.

Notes:

  • Change wool colour on the last yo of the previous stitch.

Making the Christmas Elf decoration

Main decoration:

Starting in pink:

ch4, ss into sc at start of row to make a round.

Round 1: Into round: ch3 (counts at a stitch) 2tr/dc, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 2: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, change to red, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2 gap, ch2, change to pink, [3tr/dc , ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 3: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, change to red, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, change to green, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to red, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to pink, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc,] into next ch2 gap, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2 ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 4: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 3tr/dc into ch2 gap, change to red, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, change to green, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to red, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to pink, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, [ch2, 3tr] into next ch2 gap three times, ch2, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 5: ch1 (counts as a stitch) sc into ch2 gap, sc around the edge – changing colours when needed so the sc colour matches the previous round colour, placing an sc into each tr/dc and 2sc into the ch2 gaps, ss into top of ch1 at start of round.

Fasten off.

Eyes:

Black wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring. 

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach. 

Sew the eyes onto the decorations. 

Cheeks:

Pink wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring. 

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach. 

Sew the cheeks onto the decorations.