merry merry

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Every year I make a new ornament for my tree, and then make a few more to give away, and then write up the pattern for my readers.  I didn't get around to that activity this year, but if you still have a bit of time, here's some of my ornaments from past years.  All the patterns include detailed instructions with tutorial pictures when needed; all include complete supplies list, and all are FREE!  Enjoy!  The pattern links are embedded in each caption.

Woodland Elves are made with supplies you may already have on hand: vintage wood spools for the body, nuts for the head and snippets of yarn for the hat. You don’t need much more than that to make a little village of these quick and easy to make elves. Directions include knitting pattern for the 3 hat sizes, supplies list and assembly directions. 

I love making clothespin dolls and confess I’ve never made one I haven't adored! Christmas Dollies.  Knitted gowns are made extra special with the addition of pearls and other embellishments.  All my patterns have a complete supplies list.

Winter Trio, similar to the clothespin dolls above, this trio is made with pipe cleaner bodies. 

Do you have a button collection?  These Button Snowman could not be easier!

Christmas Pixies and Whosical Trees are perhaps the ornaments I love the most!  The elves are fun and easy to make and would make a good project for young children (but might need just a little help from mom or an older sibling).  The trees are sewn and ended up looking like they belonged in a Dr. Seuss book which made me love them even more.

Peg Angels are gorgeous with their eyelash yarn "fur" scarves and vintageChristmas sheet music wings.
While not a Christmas ornament, the Candy Cane Scarf is certainly Christmasy!  Knit this scarf in candy cane colors for a burst of holiday cheer any time of year! Knit entirely in garter stitch, you’ll have it finished in no time.



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  1. Thank you Kristen,
    I wish you and your family A most Beautiful and peaceful Christmas--

    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer. I send the same to you and your family--beauty and peace!

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  2. Hi Kristin, I am using the yarn you made your candy cane scarf with (which I happened to have in my stash) to make one of the baby sweaters you suggested in one of your recent posts. I think that's what my daughter's generation calls a "mash-up." Thanks so much for all your free patterns! One of these days I may succumb to Christmas knitting - in the form of a two-hour ornament such as your button snowman. But not much more! I don't even have a hat in me at this time of year:-). Merry Christmas! Chloe

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    1. Hi Chloe, I totally understand why at this time of year, we must be careful and not add too much to the plate. I had a week of busy behind me, and tomorrow begins a 4 day marathon of busy, so today, just this one precious day, I'm not leaving the house. I'm all day in sweats and uggs, doing a few home things that need to be done, then rewarding myself with a Christmas movie and knitting. Merry Christmas!

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  3. P.S. Just came from your Snowman post. What a clever way to do the gluing. I wondered how you had managed it! Chloe

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  4. Darling, love the angels! Margie

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    1. Thanks Margie! I'm trying to imagine what your crafty spot looks like: shiny and sparkly! You must make Christmas ornaments, yes?

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  5. Thank you for sharing your patterns --- these are so adorable! Merry Christmas

    gayle in MN

    What if today we were grateful for everything?
    Charlie Brown

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  6. Thank you for sharing your creative talents. The button tutorial was excellent and a great use for old buttons! I can see colorful button men in my future!

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  7. These are all so cute and wonderful. Love the first set of ornaments. They're too cute. The Winter Trio is fun also.

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