2020 Stash Buster Advent Calendar

Over the course of 2020 I have gathered quite the collection of skein ends from my projects. These are all assorted weights, lengths and colourings.

For this year I have developed a 24 day advent calendar to use up the ball remnants in my stash. The patterns are a mix of my own designs along with those I have planned to make. I wrap up little bundles of yarn and a packed of fancy tea for each day of December. Above is a selection of yarn I will be using on the patterns!

This page is separated into three sections:

  1. Calendar Overview
  2. Links and Materials Table
  3. My Blog Posts for quick pattern references
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The Calendar Overview

Day 1 – Stocking

Day 4 – Candle

Day 7 – Elf Boot

Day 10 – Gingerbread House

Day 13 – Tear Drop Ornament

Day 16 – Santa Mickey

Day 19- Star Ornament

Day 22 – Circles Drop Ornament

Day 2- Tree

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Day 5 – Snowflake Mitten

Day 8- Bell

Day 11- Snowflake

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Day 14 – Plum Pudding

Day 17- Bauble

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Day 20 – Drop Ornament Oval

Day 23 – Snowman

Day 3 – Candy Cane

Day 6- Skates

Day 9- Wreath

Make this Mini Crochet Christmas Wreath and decorate to match your home... You need 15 minutes to finish this project. The pattern includes instructions for all details but you could easily add your own decorations to customize. Happy Christmas !

Day 12- Gingerbread Heart

Day 15- Swirl Ornament

Day 18 – Candy Cane Mitten

Day 21 – Elf

Day 24 – Santa Hat

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Daily List and Materials Table

DayOrnametPattern SourceWhat You NeedHook
1StockingCrafty CommuterDK Weight Yarn
Red (R): 15m
White(W): 8m
Green(G): 3m
Yellow(Y): 1m
Purple(P): 3m
Blue(B): 1m
Pink(Pi): 3m
Burgundy(Bu): 1m
3mm
2TreeCrafty CommuterGreen: 20m
Brown: 5m
3mm
3Candy caneWhiskers and WoolDK Weight Yarn
Pipe cleaner
10 Yards Red
10 Yards White
Size H
4CandleCrafty CommuterDK Weight Yarn
MC: Main Colour (MC) : 11m
Yellow (Y): 3m
Orange (O): 3m
Red (R): 3m
3mm
5Mitten – SnowflakeCrafty CommuterDK weight
25 Yards, 30m
Polyfill
3mm
6SkatesCrafty Commuter3mm
7Elf BootCrafty CommuterDK Weight
30m total
3mm
8BellCrafty CommuterDK Weight
30m total
3mm
9WreathCrochet KingdomDK Weight2.5mm
10Gingerbread HouseSewrellaLion brand 24/7 yarn in:
cafe au lait and white,
small amounts of:
grass, red, sky, pink and yellow
3.5mm
11SnowflakeAttic 24DK Weight
Varies depending on your decision
2-5mm
12Gingerbread HeartGolden Lucy CraftsMedium Weight Yarn5mm
13Teardrop OrnamentPersia LouWorsted Weight Yarn5.5mm
14Plum PuddingYarnspirationsSee PatternSee Pattern
15Swirl OrnamentBHookedMedium weight
30 Yards
4mm
16Santa MickeyRed Ted Art137yds Cotton in Red, Black, White.
Small amounts of green and yellow.
3mm
17BaubleCrafty CommuterDK Weight Yarn
Yellow (Y): 3m (6m)
Blue (B): 6m (12m)
Red (R): 11m (22m)
Silver (S): 3m
Green (G): 3m
3mm
18Mitten – Candy CaneCrafty CommuterDK weight
25 Yards, 30m
Polyfill
3mm
19StarPersia LouBulky Weight6.5mm
20Oval Drop OrnamnetPersia LouWorsted Weight5.5mm
21ElfCrochet for You BlogSportor
 DK weight yarn
Green (Approx: 25 yards total)
Beige (Approx: 25 yards total)
Saftey eyes.
Stuffing
4mm
22Circles Drop OrnamentPersia LouWorsted Weight5.5mm
23SnowmanSpin a Yarn CrochetFine weight yarn
white,
purple
orange
pink
Small amount Black
8mm safety eyes
Stuffing
1.5mm
24Santa HatHands OccupiedFingering weight
10g red
10g white
3.72mm
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Pattern Posts

Stash Buster Elf Boot

This pattern is a the perfect stash busting Christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.

Stash Buster Tree

This pattern is a the perfect stash busting Christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.

Stash Buster Bell

This pattern is a the perfect stash busting Christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.

Stash Buster Bauble

This pattern is a the perfect stash busting Christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.

Stash Buster Stocking

This Christmas stocking ornament is great for using up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.

Candle Ornament

This pattern is a the perfect stashbusting christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.

Stash-Busting Mittens

These quick and cute little mitten Christmas decorations are part of my stash busting advent calendar. This pattern is designed to work up in around an hour and use up those pesky ball remnants from this year. There are four variations of these mittens, basic, striped, candy-cane and snowflake!

15 Minute Skates

These quick and cute little Christmas decorations are part of my stash busting advent calendar. This pattern is designed to work up in less then 15 minutes and use up those pesky ball remnants from this year. There are two variations of these skates, the quick, beginner level 15 minute version. There is a second 30 minute version in a rag-doll style. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook. The stash-busting advent calendar will be released late November!

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