A lot of us will have extra time on our hands this holiday season and needlecrafts like knitting, crochet and cross stitch are a great way to stay busy and make something cute for a gift or decoration. These Christmas craft patterns are all downloads (including some freebies!) so you don’t need to wait for the postman and can use whatever supplies are in your stash.
Mochimochiland always have something adorable up their sleeve and I love Cookie and Crumbles! The knitting pattern includes Cookie, the big gingerbread doll, plus tiny Crumbles that knit up super fast to to turn into a garland or gift toppers. It’s free with any $5 order from the Mochimochi shop – just use the code GINGERBREAD at checkout.
Love cats, crochet and Christmas? Make a Christmas cat tree with this affordable pattern by Krawka. The shop also has patterns for a snowman cat and a polar bear, if that’s more your thing.
If you’d like to try some new sewing skills, Wild Olive’s Holiday Stitching Club includes both embroidery and English paper piecing so you’ll end up with a sweet mini quilt. Despite the name, there’s no rules or pressure – you can follow along with Mollie on Instagram each week or stitch at your own pace.
Twinkie Chan has lots of adorable holiday crochet patterns in her Etsy shop including a Santa ornament, popcorn garland and gingerbread house tissue box. She’s also working on a new ice cream decoration that should be available soon.
This felt gingerbread man decoration is a free pattern from Cloud Craft. There’s a few different embroidery stitches to try, or you could create your own design with more felt or sequins. They even sell pre-cut felt shapes (UK) to make it even easier!
Cross stitch is super easy to pick up and really fast too. Trellis & Thyme have so many kawaii patterns to choose from with options for all skill levels.
SCK’s old Panda-san Claire has a free set of simple holiday cross stitch patterns to download + don’t forget our kawaii Christmas Pudding collaboration! You can pick him up from both our Asking For Trouble & Claire Brown XStitch Etsy shops.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.