Holiday Spirit

December is finally upon us and I am excited to celebrate the last month of the year! This week, I will be teaching the Amigurumi Crochet Christmas Workshop, and I am inspired by all the small projects that bring beauty and fun for this festive time of year. Sometimes it's just nice to make something that brings you joy when you look at it. These projects are also great to use up those yarn tidbits you have collected throughout your projects. Plus, all these patterns are FREE! Handmade holidays, here we come!!

Knit and Crochet Ornaments by Hands Occupied

Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied has been creating fun ornaments for the last few years. These fun patterns for knitters and crocheters add the perfect handmade touch to your holiday decorations. Plus, they are a perfect way to use up your left over yarn that you hide at the bottom of your stash. 

 2016 Ornaments Photo © Heidi Gustad

2016 Ornaments
Photo © Heidi Gustad

 2015 Ornaments Photo © Heidi Gustad

2015 Ornaments
Photo © Heidi Gustad

Loop Garland by Erika Huesler

This festive garland adds a touch of green into your winter home. Hang around your windows to remind you that winter may be here, but your home is full of warmth! 

 Loop Garland by Erika Huesler Image © Erika Huesler

Loop Garland by Erika Huesler
Image © Erika Huesler

Santa's Laundry Line by Eleonore von Castelmur

Get in the spirit with this adorable knit garland. Hang above your fireplace to keep Santa's line cozy warm for him before his big day! 

 Santa's Laundry Line by Eleonore von Castelmur Image © Alexandra Feo

Santa's Laundry Line by Eleonore von Castelmur
Image © Alexandra Feo

Merrymaker Snowflakes by Julia Hart

Adorn your gifts with one of nature's beautiful creations. These lacework snowflakes are a perfect reminder that it maybe cold outside, but the beauty doesn't fade! 

 Merrymaker Snowflakes by Julia Hart Image © Julia Hart

Merrymaker Snowflakes by Julia Hart
Image © Julia Hart