In our family, the Santa motto is that if you don't believe, you don't receive. You can bet I still believe in Santa! And what better way to display my allegiance than with plenty of Santa-themed holiday decor?
Even though Santa is a traditional Christmas decoration, there are still plenty of ways to make yours unique. One of those ways is knitting your Santa. If you already have plenty of Santas hanging around, you can still incorporate things like Santa hats and gloves into the holiday.
From decorative patterns like dolls to functional projects like gloves, here are a few knitting patterns on Craftsy that give a fun little nod to Santa Claus this season.
Photo via Craftsy member phoeny
This wide-eyed Santa looks like he's ready to eat a few dozen holiday cookies. The entire Santa is knit using DK-weight yarns, and you can use scrap yarns to make the embellishments. Bells, baubles and other tiny random decorations will also come in handy.
Photo via Craftsy member Sarah Cooke
Santa Hat Tea Cozy
I think Santa would prefer a glass of milk over tea, but you can still pay tribute to him through tea. Give your teapot a temporary Christmas makeover with this Santa hat that slides right over it. It's also a great project for beginners who want to practice shaping skills like decreases.
Photo via Craftsy member Knitables
Here's another pattern that uses up that valuable scrap yarn that's just hanging out in your craft space. The designer suggests using these cute little dolls for everything from catnip toys to decorations and holiday gifts. She also suggests knitting these up for charity since they use scrap yarn and don't cost too much money to make.
Photo via Craftsy member AuntJanet
Santa Fingerless Mitts
Santa's tired of taking off his gloves every time he needs to pick up a cookie, so he's going fingerless this year. These gloves come in a range of sizes to fit anyone from kids to adults. It's a great way to show your love for Santa without donning the entire Santa suit, don't you think?
Photo via Craftsy member Natty-Knits
Tiny Santa and Christmas Fairy
This Santa and his fairy friend are tiny (3" high, to be exact), making them ideal Christmas ornaments. You could also just let them hang out on the mantle, attach them to a wreath, or use them as an embellishment on gift wrap. The pattern is best for intermediate knitters since there's some short-row shaping involved. Good news for knitters who hate seaming: most of the pattern is knit in the round, eliminating the need for seaming. Woo hoo!
While we're on the subject of winter knitting, why not add a bigger project to your to-knit list? The Seamless Artemisia Sweater is gorgeous and will take you past winter and right into early spring. Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark will take you through all the steps, from choosing a size to all the finishing.
Come back to the Craftsy blog tomorrow to learn how to know using interchangeable circular needles.