Its christmas time again and who doesn’t logve a good craft based advent countdown. Where I have found CAL advent calendar kits, this year December rolled around and I could not find any kits in stock anywhere! Faced with this conundrum I decided to pull together a searies of patterns to use as my own Advent Calendar. This is what I am sharing with you today.
Based around creating a nativity scene and christmas tree ornaments, this advent calendar has one or two small craft projects per day.E xcluding Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus there are alternate options on nativity scene days for those who do not wish to make a nativity scene . One pattern I have not included in the nativity scene are the stars. This is because I am planning to use my nativity scene as ornaments on the christmas tree. However the stars would make a great addition if you are looking to have your own nativity set up.
Standard attachment for ornament for hanging on tree, where pattern does not include one.
A quick pattern for this is to chain 35 stitches. Slip stitch into first chain and fasten off. Sew in tails to the ornament you wish to hang.
A quick overview before diving in depth into the patterns and days. Just click the hyperlink to see each pattern!
|Day||Project One||Project Two|
|Dec 1||Icicle Ornament||Snowlfake. Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3|
|Dec 2||Joseph by Whistle and Ivy|
|Dec 3||Gingerbread Girl by Bella Crochet||Gingerbread Boy by Bella Crochet|
|Dec 4||Mary by Whistle and Ivy|
|Dec 5||Standing Visitor Shephard by Whistle and Ivy||Mouse by Lucy Ravenscar|
|Dec 6||Grinch by Sewrella|
|Dec 7||Kneeling Visitor Shephard by Whistle and Ivy||Present by Sewrella|
|Dec 8||Pinecone by Yarn freak|
|Dec 9||Penguin by 5 Little Monsters|
|Dec 10||Snowman by Mid Western Mums|
|Dec 11||Nativity Angel by Wistle and Ivy||Angel Ornament by Sewrella|
|Dec 12||Robin by Interweave|
|Dec 13||Bauble by Carmen Heffernan|
|Dec 14||Kneeling Visitor Wise Man by Whistle and Ivy||Gingerbread Head by Repeat Crafter Me|
|Dec 15||Music by Interweave|
|Dec 16||Nativity Tree by Whistle and Ivy||Tree Ornament by Poppy and Bliss|
|Dec 17||Sheep by Whistle and Ivy|
|Dec 18||Snow Globe by Repeat Crafter Me|
|Dec 19||Standing Visitor Wise Man by Whistle and Ivy||Ruldoph by Knots-Thoughts|
|Dec 20||Craft Bag by Jeanine Harris|
|Dec 21||Star of Bethlehem by Kara Gunza|
|Dec 22||Elf by Lucy Raven Scar|
|Dec 23||Standing Wise Man by Whistle and Ivy||Stocking by Sewrella|
|Dec 24||Santa by Fairfield world|
|Dec 25||Baby Jesus in manger by Whistle and Ivy|
Day 1: Icicle and snowflakeIcicle:
- Row 1: Chain 51.
- Row 2: Slip stitch into second from hook, (3 sc into next chain stitch) repeat () 5 times, (3 hdc into next chain stitch) repeat () 10 times, (3 dc into next chain stitch) repeat () 15 times, (3 tr into next chain stitch) repeat () 20 times.
- Loop: Chain 25 and slip stitch back into the top of the last treble crochet.
For more information check the pattern here.