This year I had the pleasure of working with Tiffany of Tippy Tree Yarns in designing 2 crochet patterns for her Christmas Yarn Advent Calendars that she offered this year. This was her first year adding crochet Advents into the mix along with her knit Advents. The 2 themes were Elegant Christmas and Whimsical Christmas! These colors are so beautiful for each set! The Elegant Christmas yarn minis had metallic sparkle in them that is so nice in person.
What is a Yarn Advent Calendar?
There can be several variations of Yarn Advent Calendars but basically you will receive 12 individually wrapped and numbered mini skeins of yarn and you open one each day until Christmas. Usually on Christmas Day you have a full skein of yarn that you open as well.
With Tippy Tree Yarns this year she offered a full advent of 24 days or an advent of 12 days with fingering weight mini skeins and on the last day a full skein to open on Christmas. Customers had the choice to choose knit or crochet when ordering their calendar(s). This means that they will receive a knit or crochet pattern along with their Advent Calendar. These designs were created specifically for Tippy Tree Yarns Advent Calendars this year.
The 2 Designs:
Design 1 – Let me introduce you to the first design. The Wonderful Whimsical Shawl! This shawl used the Whimsical Christmas Advent colors from Tippy Tree Yarns. This is a Crescent style shawl that uses a 2 row repeat for the main body of the shawl and the edging is 7 rows of whimsical fun! Depending on the yarn used I suggest lightly steaming this design when finished rather than a full blocking.
**Check out the pattern here: RAVELRY**
Design 2 – Now let me introduce you to the second design. This is the City Sidewalks Scarf. This scarf used the Elegant Christmas Advent colors from Tippy Tree Yarns. This design is worked on a bias (diagonal) to keep in line with the Elegant theme of the advent colors Several rounds of a border are added around the scarf as well. This design will need to be fully wet blocked especially the edging to achieve the best look of this design.
If you are on Instagram and follow other crochet related accounts then you may have seen people post in their stories each day the opening of their yarn advent. It is really fun to see each one and the colors that the other Indie Dyers used for their advents. I may just need to get one myself for 2020!