Holiday Crafting

Christmas Countdown – Free Crochet Messy Bun Beanie

The Hooked On You Ponytail Hat Pattern came about after many friends asked me to make them a messy bun hat similar to the popular CC Beanie.  I searched the interwebs for a pattern but could never find one that quite matched what I envisioned.  And so, the Hooked On You Ponytail Hat was born! 

Christmas Countdown – Easy Crochet Beanie

Each of my designs is named after a city or town I have visited – either recently or long ago. Whether a specific memory of color, architecture or perhaps the smell of fresh pastries, something about these places fills my mind as I stitch up a new design. Meet Treviso – the faux knit beanie!

Christmas Countdown – Free Crochet Beanie

I had this design playing around in my head for a while and finally decided to make it! I am relaxing with this pattern I crochet looser than most and found out that gauge is very important for patterns! From all my pattern testing I have intertwined different techniques from other designers and new stitches that I have learned or love seeing on a hat!

Christmas Countdown – DIY Angel Ornaments

Plastic Canvas projects are often the first time kids get the opportunity to work with yarn as a crafting material.  Today’s featured pattern is a great beginner project and it’s a fantastic craft decorate with as an ornament to your Christmas Tree or to tie around a Christmas Gift.

Christmas Countdown – Free Bulky Jacket Pattern

Thanks for joining our Second Annual Christmas Countdown.  Each day for the month of December we check off a day on our calendar with a free pattern either by Mary Maxim or by a featured maker.  Today we are featuring an iconic pattern, the one that Mary Maxim is best known for and easily one of the most customizable patterns in our Collection

Christmas Countdown – Free Gingerbread Church Pattern

One of our favorite holiday traditions is baking Christmas Cookies with our family and friends, particularly decorating gingerbread cookies.  There are so many possibilities when decorating gingerbread men and gingerbread houses.  Add some candy, maybe some sprinkles here and there for a confectionary treasure.

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