Christmas Eve

Yes it is christmas eve and everyone is getting very excited about the big day tomorrow. I have finished all my shopping and everything is wrapped.

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We all go to my mums on christmas day and have a big family meal. This is the thing I look forward to the most. All getting together, dressing up and spending the day together.

There will of course be loved ones who will be missed but I know they are looking down on us and watching us all still.

We have had some lovely times leading up to christmas which is what it should be about too. Making gingerbread stars to go on the tree for example. Which didn’t last long lol

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I hope you all have a magical christmas and remember to hug your loved ones and be grateful them.

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Knitted Xmas Stocking

Here is the free pattern for a mini knitted xmas stocking. Perfect for popping on your xmas tree with sweets inside or that special little present

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3mm Needles
double knitting yarn small amounts of oddments

Cast on 24 stitches
Purl 1 row
Knit 1 increase into next stitch until you get 36 stitches
Purl one row
complete 6 more rows in stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row etc)

Knit 14, k2tog, knit 14
Purl
Knit 12, k2tog, knit 12
Purl
Knit 10, k2tog, knit 10
Purl

Stocking stitch for 12 rows

Garter stitch for 5 rows
Cast off

Sew up and add a little loop for hanging on your tree.

Hope you enjoyed this pattern would love to hear in the comments what other crafts or patterns you would like me to cover on the blog

Knitted xmas Decorations

I have decided to do a tutorial for knitted xmas decorations. I made these a while ago and they are brought out year after year.

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The first pattern I am going to show you is for the candy cane.  This is a very simple pattern and looks very effective.  You can also choose any colour yarn that you want too.

You will need dk yarn or 4ply yarn depending on how you want it to look.  Pipe cleaner or straw.

Using 2.75mm needles (US size 2 needles) case on 40 stitches.

Cast off

Do this for twice and then you can twist your yarn around your pipe cleaner or straw as you sew it on.  You can sew on a little hanging loop or you can just hook your candy cane onto the branch of the tree.

Perfect and so simple

I will be doing free patterns for the stockings and the bauble in my next blogs so please keep a look out for them.

Happy knitting