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Christmas in JULY

I didn't want to over load you with Christmas at the beginning of the month so I decided to do it on the last day!!!  Here is a round up of my Christmas patterns and in august I will start adding 2 a month until December including patterns for Hanukkah!  IS there a Holiday theme or gift pattern you would like to see?? Comment below and let me know!!!


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The Christmas spirit scarf is a popular pattern all year long and looks great in any color! It is a reader favorite at AllFreeHolidayCrafts

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This was a popular craft class when I taught at Michaels, its great for all ages and a fun quick cheap way to decorate! They make great table toppers!

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Go traditional or use a modern theme and make these adorable ornaments! They are quick and simple!

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Use a toilet paper roll to help this easy pattern keep it's shape!
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This was my most popular pattern Christmas last year! I used Red Heart team spirit for the color twirl however you can use any chaining yarn or a solid color! 
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With two colors this hat is worked flat and then sewn together at the top. You control how slouchy you want it to be.

And here is a great pattern for gifts!

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Are you Christmas crafting yet? comment below and let me know what you are working on!

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