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How to Enjoy Your Handmade Holiday

Sweater Ornaments

Are you starting to think about making gifts or decorations for the upcoming holidays? Maybe you work on these projects steadily throughout the year? The team at Kraemer Yarns wants you to enjoy your handmade holiday! In this blog we are sharing a few ideas that work for us!

Use An Easy Care Yarn

For items that may need to be cleaned every now and again, like a blanket or garment, make it easy on the recipient and use a yarn like Perfection! This easy-care yarn is able to be machine washed and dried and is available in a variety of weights. It even comes with a touch of sparkle in Lights! Consider including a gift tag with the item, not just to say To and From, but to include an easy reminder to the recipient of how to care for their gift! On our Holiday Pinterest board, we have several gift tag ideas that are easy to print out at home!

Knit and Crochet Gift Ideas

Pattern Ideas for Kraemer Yarn Super Bulky

There are two ways on our website you can find patterns for your next project. First, start with the yarn you would like to use, then click on the “Recommended Patterns” button on the right side of the yarn page. Shown above is the Recommended Pattern page for Perfection Super Bulky.  Alternatively, if you know what type of item you would like to make, check out the free pattern page pattern categories to get a filtered view. A portion of the Hats category is shown below. Clicking on the “Yarn Matcher” button underneath the pattern will take you to the called-for yarn page.

Hats patterns for Kraemer Yarns


Plan Your Time Wisely

November and December can be quite hectic between the regular day to day activities and holiday events. Consider how much time you have to work on the projects you want to make. Knitting and crocheting are supposed to be fun activities, that’s why we do it, right? In a time crunch, you may end up feeling stressed and not enjoy the making of the project.

Stay tuned, our next blog post will spotlight last-minute one-skein wonder patterns and projects!

Decorations in Kraemer Yarns

Decorations and ornaments are everywhere you look this time of year. Have you ever thought about knitting or crocheting decorations for yourself or as gifts? Ornaments are a great way to mark a special occasion or start a new tradition. Kraemer Yarns, available in different weights and blends, are great choices to use for these projects that are sure to bring out the smiles as they are brought out each holiday season.

Decorations from Kraemer Yarns

Kraemer Yarns is pleased to offer a variety of free patterns year-round and here we are spotlighting the seasonal ones. The Bethlehem Star Stocking, knit in Naturally Nazareth, features simple cables to create the star and border decoration. The top is knitted flat and then joined in the round to finish off the foot. Our Christmas Ornament Socks, in Saucon Sock, look great decorating a tree, topping a gift, or strung together as garland! Pip the mouse, is crocheted in Perfection DK and is an adorable little guy to add to your tree.

Felted Christmas Wreath Felted Gingerbread Ornaments

Nicki Epstein’s #08 Felted Wreath, is a festive show-stopper to grace your door or mantle. The Felted Gingerbread Ornament pattern would be adorable as a custom garland or gift tag. If you haven’t tried felting yet, these are great projects on which to experiment with Mauch Chunky. We have even more holiday project inspiration on our Pinterest board, click here to check it out.

We know this is a busy time of year, and we do appreciate when you take a moment to share your projects with us! Getting a notification about your post to our Facebook page, seeing your posts in our Ravelry group, and tagging us on Instagram makes our days merry and bright!