Project guide: Festive knitting & crochet!

Published on July 9, 2019 3 min read

The end of the year is bursting with festive joy! Christmas knitting, crocheted blankets for Thanksgiving, yarn fireworks for Diwali and cozy candle flames for Hanukkah, we've gathered our favorite festive knitting and crochet projects for you to enjoy!


For yarn lovers, Christmas means one thing, more crochet and knitting projects than you can shake a cinnamon stick at! We've got grottos full of inspiration for your Christmas projects, We have something for everyone, whether you're looking to make something yourself or for gifts for the knitters and crocheters in your life! Gather festive yarn, check who’s been naughty or nice, and get making for the most wonderful time of the year - knitmas!

Christmas yarns

From sparkly to alpine chic, explore our Christmas yarn collection. Our winter yarns, Paintbox Simply collection, and gentle mohairs are perfect for decorations, presents, novelty costumes and snuggly knitwear. Whether you’re looking for affordable yarns for fun holiday knitting projects or a something stylish for a chic grownup garment for a Christmas party, there is something for everyone.


Hannukah, or Chanukah, is the Jewish festival of lights that commemorates the ancient battle between the Jewish people and the Greeks to practice their religion without restriction. Today's celebration is a joyous eight days long, packed with gifts, delicious food and games - and oh - wait - lots of time to enjoy knitting, crochet and crafting!

Hanukkah projects you'll love

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Ohhhh this gorgeously food-laden celebration happens in late November, (or early October for those in Canada) and is a remembrance of the pilgrims' first harvest in 1621, and the thanksgiving celebration they had with the native Americans - a whopping three-day feast! These days it's a wonderful time to curl up with family and friends, be thankful and eat!

Thanksgiving inspiration

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Gorgeously colorful and festive, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, of lightness over dark, and is a thrilling five day festival full of food, fun, joyous games and twinkling lights.

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Patterns for festive decorating!

It's great fun decorating for any festive occasion, from stringing beautiful bunting to embroidering motifs, or knitting and crocheting decorations to hang around the house. Explore our fabulous range of knitted and crocheted decorations from little hearts and mandalas to snowmen, cushions and tree decorations!

Bunting is a fabulously versatile decoration for any festive occasion, make yours in bright colors and sparkles for Diwali, and earthy oranges for Thanksgiving!

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Knitted and crocheted Christmas decorations

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Or at least it will do once you’ve embellished your tree with fabulous knitted and crocheted Christmas decorations. Transform that wonderfully fresh scented pine tree with decorations that look like they came straight from Santa’s grotto.

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Christmas stocking patterns to knit or crochet

Nothing says Christmas like a festive stocking hanging from the fireplace mantel. If you’ve always wanted to make your own stocking, then add some Christmas cheer to your home this year with our fabulous collection of Christmas stocking patterns to knit or crochet. This is one Christmas gift that will last a lifetime.

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Christmas sweater knitting patterns

Getting cozy at Christmas is one of the best things about the festive season. Knit yourself happy with Christmas sweater knitting patterns and snuggle up in your very own handmade sweater! These sweater are perfect for yourself, or to gift this Christmas.

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Knitted and crocheted Christmas trees

If one Christmas tree in your home isn’t enough, then it’s time for lots of knitted or crocheted Christmas trees! Featuring the very popular tree patterns from Squibblybups, our collection of cute and stylish patterns means you can knit and crochet Christmas trees to your heart’s content.

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Free Christmas crochet and knitting patterns

Christmas needn’t be expensive! Decorate your home and tree this year with free Christmas knitting and crochet patterns and use up your stash yarn.

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Can you hear the sleigh bells? Enjoy some more Merry Christmas inspiration!

Even More Knitting & Crochet Inspiration!

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