Using your crochet skills beyond the granny square can help save you a ton of money. There are cute and easy projects out there to help you decorate for Christmas. I have compiled ten of my favorites here to help brighten up your home for the holidays. You can also make these items as gifts for family, friends, or co-workers. Don’t forget that there are unfortunate families out there at Christmas time, and crocheting for charity is a wonderful experience and easy on your pocket.
Have a wonderful holiday!
These are great to fashion up yourself, and embellish all on your own. Don’t forget to have some creativity with this, maybe this is baby’s first Christmas? Instead of spending 10 bucks on a pink one that is cute enough to eat, make your own. Swap out the colors, and embellish with cute appliqués and such, saving that ten bucks for gifts. You can always change hook size and make bigger, or smaller versions of this sock. Here is another one, a variety can be nice too.
Quick and easy to whip up, these pine cones can be hung from the tree or use a firmer type of yarn to make a bowl of them or place them on the mantle.
Making a tree skirt will allow you to have confidence that you will not have to replace it for awhile. Making it yourself assures durability, and of course some pride. Here is a ripple version, and a motif version.
This is just too adorable. This is a great way to make your family into a snow family. Add bows to make little girls, or change up colors to personalize them. Propping them up on a console table, or mantle can add to your Christmas experience and brighten up your home!
These are breathtaking. You can always change the color of your snowflakes, you can use metallic’s or red would be beautiful, too. You can hang these in your windows, or hang them on the tree. They also make a beautiful addition to gift packaging that your recipients can use at their leisure time and time again.
Christmas Candy Dish
Such a neat thing to do with yarn making a few of these in different sizes would make a great gift idea, too.
Coasters are always a fun thing to add to your decor. These are very pretty, and practical! i always suggest using cotton blends, because they come out so much better and are better for your washing machine. You can always make a leaf or two, and sew it to the back side of the coaster to add a little more flare.
You can purchase plain wreaths for just about nothing at your local craft stores, and do not forget to check the internet for coupons. For instance, I always get lucky online with great 50% off coupons for Joann’s. Adding embellishments to wreaths can make a beautiful presentation, and in a very affordable way.
Star Pot Holders
These are very classy, and beautiful. Making crochet pot holders can save money, and they double as a GREAT gift to give. You can make them without the Christmas colors, and maybe embellish with different appliqués. Be creative.
Santa’s Milk and Cookies
You can make Santa go on a diet, and be able to save them and put them away for next year. Also a good toy for your little ones around Christmas time, or make great photography props when taking pictures of babies.