Creating a Beautiful Crochet Christmas Countdown Calendar
Welcome to the magical world of crochet, where your creativity can come true! Today, we’re going to learn how to crochet a charming Christmas counting calendar. This project is perfect for beginners and experts alike. No matter how familiar you are with crochet, we are here to guide you step by step, in a motivating and captivating way. Let’s get started and create a crochet piece that will make your Christmas even more special!
Crochet thread in the desired colors (suggestion: red, green and white);
Crochet hook of the appropriate size for your thread (check the thread label for recommendations);
Christmas buttons or decorations (optional);
Step 1: Choose Calendar Size
Decide the size of your counting calendar. You can create a smaller one with 24 pockets (December 1st to 24th) or a larger one with 25 pockets (December 1st to 25th, including Christmas Day).
Step 2: Starting the Work
Start by making a chain of the desired length for the size of your calendar.
Step 3: Basic Crochet Stitch
Now, make single crochets (sc) in each chain. The number of stitches depends on the size chosen.
Step 4: Start of Rows
At the end of the first row, turn the work and start the next row with more double crochets. Continue making rows of single crochets until you reach the desired height for your calendar.
Step 5: Creating the Pockets
Once you reach the desired height, begin making rows of single crochets at one end of your work to create pockets. The number of stitches depends on the size of the pockets you want.
Step 6: Decorating and Personalizing
Now is the time to unleash your creativity! Decorate the bags with buttons, ribbons, or any Christmas decorations you like. Add a personal touch to each pocket.
Step 7: Sewing the Pockets
Fold the pockets into the desired position and sew the sides and bottom of each one. Make sure the pockets are securely fastened.
Step 8: Numbering the Pockets
With a needle and thread, sew numbers 1 to 24 (or 1 to 25) into each pocket to represent the days of December.
Step 9: Hang and Enjoy!
Finally, hang your Christmas counting calendar in a visible location. Use a twig, curtain rod, or anything you like. Now, you and your family can start the countdown to Christmas by placing surprises or special messages inside the bags.
This crochet project not only spruces up your home but also adds an extra dose of joy to the holiday spirit. Remember that crochet is an art, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. So have fun and create something unique for your family and friends. Happy crochet and Merry Christmas!
Access four patterns below, both free and paid:
If you liked this handmade model with crochet threads, below we will leave some more model options from the most diverse crochet styles so that you can get inspired and nail down which crochet style you will start with:
We at the Step by step Crochet blog wish all our beloved readers a wonderful week, full of God’s blessings in your homes, and of course, not least, lots of balls of yarn for crochet. A big hug to everyone, that’s what we want. With love, Step by Step Crochet.