Decorating for the holidays is fun, but it's even better when you get to hang up your handmade knits! Grab your needles and kickstart the season with these projects you can display each year.
1. Fair Isle Ornaments
Dress up your Christmas tree with gorgeous Fair Isle ornaments knit in the round. Working the small circumferences can be tricky, but using double-pointed needles will make all these patterns totally approachable. Get the kit with everything you need to make 'em, then stitch along with our video tutorial .
2. Mum and Oak Leaves Garland
Add the perfect finishing touch to your holiday decor with a knit garland. This kit comes with patterns for two 4' garlands and all the supplies you need to stitch 'em up fast.
3. Festive Amigurumi
Get the tools and know-how for stitching eight different designs, from an adorable Kris Kringle to tasty peppermints. Use these festive figures to decorate a mantel or make them into ornaments for your tree .
4. Christmas Tree Garland
Designed as an advent-style garland, this project has you stitching one tree each day leading up to Christmas. Think of it as a fun way to stay in the holiday spirit and bust your stash to make way for new yarns .
5. Holly Christmas Stocking
A store-bought stocking just can't be substituted for one knit by hand. This design is made with traditional Christmas colors and images, and the pattern comes with an alphabet chart so you can personalize your project.
6. Christmas Trees
Combine the best of crochet and knitting to make these fun amigurumi trees! The knit evergreens are supported by a crochet base, and both only require simple stitches.
7. Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
We love a homemade advent calendar , and this chubby tree is no exception. Stitch it up, then use your yarn scraps to make the little numbered ornaments for a fun project the whole fam can enjoy.
8. Knit Table Runner
This pattern is worked lengthwise, and a new yarn is used for each row. The result? A gorgeous holiday table runner with fun fringe ends.
9. Poinsettia Pin
Stitch a bunch of these classic Christmas flowers and start pinning 'em around your house! They're great additions to wreaths in particular, and you can even sport one yourself with a quick pin to your sweater .
Photo via Bluprint member bySol
10. Knit Evergreen Trees
There are so many things you could do with these trees — garlands, ornaments, gift toppers, you name it. With nine different variations, you can even stitch a whole mini forest to put on display.
Photo via Bluprint member Squibblybups
11. Christmas Tree Dishcloth
Wash or dry your dishes all holiday season with a knit dishcloth. It's a small way to bring some additional cheer to your kitchen for holiday baking .
Photo via Bluprint member Aunt Susan's Closet