There is something special about giving hand made gifts for Christmas and now is the time to start casting on. We’ve put together a three part guide full of Christmas knitting and crochet ideas. From quick socks and mittens, to toys and homey gifts, we’ve rounded up some of the best projects to make for friends and family this year.
In the final part of our guide we’ve rounded up some very cute items for little ones. We’ve focused on playful patterns and toys that they’ll love and treasure for years to come. Without further ado, here they are:
1. Animal Bonnet by Jenny Gordy
We love these sweet animal bonnets by Jenny Gordy. Choose from a lamb, a fox or a fawn for the perfect little hat for keeping a little one warm and cosy. We also love that this bonnet can be used for imaginative play and hours of dressing up fun at home. Knit using Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK or Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn DK.
2. Pinglewin by Anna Maltz
Pinglewin is the little white penguin from Anna Maltz. He wears a little removable penguin hoody to stop the other penguins asking questions. Perfect for a little penguin lover this Christmas. (You can also find this pattern in Anna’s book Penguin: A Knit Collection which is full of lots more penguin inspired patterns!) We recommend De Rerum Natural Gilliatt for this one.
3. Crocheted Animal Friend from Edward’s Menagerie by Kerry Lord
We couldn’t choose just one so here are a selection of our favourites. From left to right; Hank the Dorset Down Sheep, Fiona the Panda, Winston the Aardvark and Rufus the Lion. Crochet using Jacobs DK or Lore.
4. Penelope Polar Bear Mittens by Button and Blue
A quick pair of mittens for babies and toddlers who’ll enjoy the fun animal faces poking out of their sleeves. Make using Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK so they are super soft and machine washable.
5. Lucy from Dovestone Smallholding by Ella Austin