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 Holly Head Band Pattern

This holly themed quick make is perfect for wearing over the Christmas season, I’ve got a bit carried away making these and have quite a few spare ones which will be perfect for popping into peoples gifts as an extra little present.

This is a great scrap busting project – all you need is some red, brown (or any other colour you prefer for the band) and green wool.

Holly Christmas head band crochet pattern

Materials:

4mm crochet hook.

Scissors.

Darning needle.

Wool: Red, brown, and green.

Card – 1cm by 5cm.

Holly head band pattern:

To make the leaves:

In green:

ch8, sc into 2nd ch from the hook, sc along row until 1sc remains, 2sc into this final stitch. Next work along the other side of the starting ch placing an sc into each stitch – including the stitch you just placed 2sc into.

Round 1: *2ss, into next stitch: (sc, htr/hdc, ch2, ss into 2nd ch from hook, htr/hdc, sc). Repeat from * once more. 1ss, into next stitch: (sc, htr/hdc, ch2, ss into 2nd ch from hook, htr/hdc, sc), 1ss, **into next stitch: (sc, htr/hdc, ch2, ss into 2nd ch from hook, htr/hdc, sc) 2ss. Repeat from ** once more.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach to head band.

To make the berries:

Red wool.

Cut a 1cm wide and 5cm long piece of card, take the red wool and wrap round 20 times, carefully pull off the wool and tie around the middle to secure. Cut the top and bottom loops.

To make the Headband:

Using brown wool:

ch a length which is long enough to fit around your head and so that you can tie the two ends together.

htr/hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook and then htr/hdc along the row.

Fasten off.

Attaching the leaves and the berries:

Sew the two leaves together slightly overlapping.

Sew the berries onto the leaves.

Sew the berries and leaves onto the headband.

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 Christmas Bunting Pattern, Complete With Santa, Reindeer And An Elf!

While working on my Christmas decorations/mats over the last few weeks I have been thinking about making some into bunting. I could have used these previous Santa decoration/mat, Elf decoration/mat, and Reindeer decoration/mat patterns that I had already completed to make some but I wanted to do some that were slightly different as I had an idea in mind to have the hats as the flat top edges rather than having the hats at the point!.

This pattern is available free for my members 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.