7 FREE knitting & crochet advent calendar patterns

The countdown to Christmas is the most exciting time of the year! Make it more exciting by adding in some yarn crafts into the mix with this collection of free knitting and crochet advent calendar patterns. Let's get making!

1. Advent Mini Mittens FREE knitting pattern

A mini mitten advent calendar couldn't be sweeter! It looks great, it's simple to knit, and it has enough room to store plenty of goodies to eat in the lead up to Christmas day. Bernat has created this bunting style advent calendar in the affordable Bernat Satin yarn for you to knit in your choice of 24 lovely shades.

2. Christmas Tree Advent Calendar FREE knitting pattern

Combining your Christmas tree decorations with your advent calendar couldn't be cuter or more practical! This free knitting pattern from Schachenmayr has a classic advent calendar style, while being able to be used as tree decorations as well. In this pattern, you'll knit 12 miniature stockings, and 12 miniature bags - both perfect for storing sweets and treats!

3. Mini Christmas stocking ornament FREE knitting pattern

Julie Williams brings us this free mini Christmas stocking ornament pattern which is the perfect pattern to turn into an advent calendar if you're looking to keep your calendar minimal. Without numbers, these stocking ornaments would look lovely and classy hung bunting-style on your fireplace mantle.

4. Mini Mittens FREE knitting pattern

You can always count on Amanda Berry to provide a sweet-as-pie knitting pattern to add some Christmas joy to your home! These mini mittens are knitting flat, making them perfect for beginners. The simple design is perfect for colour experimentation and as they're knitted in Hayfield Bonus DK, you'll have 57 amazing colours to choose from!

5. Christmas Gift Bags FREE crochet pattern

A mini gift bag can be the perfect simple advent calendar you've been searching for. These sweet intermediate level crochet bags are a great size for storing little gifts or chocolates to give out each day Christmas gets closer. With three lovely designs, and many colours you could crochet your bags in, Little Doolally's Christmas bags are a lovely choice for your Christmas countdown.

6. Tiny Christmas Jumper Garland FREE crochet pattern

If you don't want to be tempted by sugary treats this year, consider crocheting yourself the Tiny Christmas Jumper Garland as your advent calendar. Flo and Dot's beginner pattern is made using Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, which gives you a lot of opportunity to experiment with colours! Crochet one jumper a day during December and have the full garland by Christmas, or crochet them all before December starts and admire them all month.

7. Xmas Tree Boot Decoration FREE crochet pattern

A garland of Christmas booties or stockings is a lovely way to store any advent goodies this Christmas. This free crochet Christmas boot pattern by Kippers Ning is an intermediate level pattern that you'll be a pro at making it no time - especially as you've got to make 24 of them!

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