Get in the handmade spirit this Christmas with these cute and crafty makes that will brighten any Yuletide home or make gorgeous gifts for friends and family.
1. Snowman With Lights
This adorable Snowman with Lights crochet pattern from Bvoe on Etsy is available as an instant digital download, and has gone straight to the top of our Christmas wish list. Cute overload!
2. Pompom Wreath
Forget all that faff threading yarn through cardboard circles, pompoms are super-fast and easy to make with a proper pompom maker, and what better way to use them than a bright and cheerful yuletide wreath? We've got a whole Pinterest board of inspiration right here, and Hobbycraft has a great video tutorial on how to make a Christmas wreath. We stock a range of Pompom Makers and Wreath Bases in the store, plus we really like these wire wreath frames from Falcon Workshops - a snip at £5.75 including free delivery!
3. Rudolph Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket
We love this cute Rudolph C2C blanket from the talented Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me. It's a free pattern, complete with charts, yarn requirements and full instructions. Definitely on our list of must-have Christmas makes!
4. Crochet Christmas Tree Motif
We just love, love, love this free crochet pattern for a Crochet Christmas Tree from Anabelia Craft Designs (scroll down a bit to find it), including written instructions and a chart. Plus we've found the perfect cotton yarn for it here.
5. Falling Snow Scarf
We're in love with the beautiful Falling Snow Scarf scarf from Purl Soho. Incredibly versatile, this free colourwork pattern is easily adapted for cowls and other knitwear, and you can make it any combination of yarn or colours you like.
6. Crochet Christmas Baubles
Guaranteed to brighten up any Christmas tree or hallway decoration, these crochet baubles are fast and fun to make. Need some inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board here. We also have a free pattern for these cute Puff Stitch Christmas Baubles, and Polystyrene Balls in packs of six.
7. Granny Paper Chains
Okay, they're not paper, but you know what we mean! What's not to love about these adorable Granny Yarn Chains by Alessandra at Home Made @ My Place? Use up all your yarn scraps with this free pattern with full instructions, and enjoy these gorgeous decorations for years to come.
8. Vintage Felt Baubles
We come across a lot of great ideas in our Pinterest travels, but these Vintage Felt Baubles by Laura at Bugs and Fishes are one of the cutest, and well within the reach of even the most novice stitcher. Definitely on our to-do list this Xmas!
9. Crochet Reindeer Head
We're sure you'll agree this crochet Reindeer Head by Vanessa Mooncie is too adorable. It's a paid for pattern, but having made it ourselves, we can guarantee it's well worth it. Our Rudolph takes pride of place above the fireplace at Ammonite Towers every Christmas!
10. Pompom Garlands
Want a quick, easy and effective Christmas craft activity you can do with the kids? We've put together these handy Christmas Pompom Garland kits - you get full balls of yarn in red, fir green and white, a pompom maker, festive bakers twine, plus full instructions. Everything you need to get crafting!
11. Buttons Galore!
We've put together a Pinterest board full of super Christmassy ideas for using up all those spare buttons you've got lying around. From cards and tags to trees, decorations and jewellery, you'll find some fun projects. And if you haven't got many buttons, there's a great range here.
12. Alberelli Christmas Tree
Eek! These tiny amigurumi Alberelli Christmas Trees by Airali Design are just fabulous, and only take an hour or so to make. Perfect for little hanging decorations all around the home.
Still stuck for ideas? Check out our Christmas Crochet and Craft board on Pinterest.