Today I have a fun and fast pattern to make little elves from spools and snippets of yarn. I inherited my great Aunt Cytha's sewing box where dozens of wooden spools were stashed. I knew I would find a use for them one day. I already had wood beads in different sizes but you can use walnuts, hazelnuts or little lumps of clay for the head. You can use any aran or worsted weight yarn but I loved using the Lion Brand Wool Ease. A few little red beads for the noses and some wool roving for the beard and that's everything you'll need. A whole village can be made in an evening and think this would be a fun project for older children. I know my Christmas mantel this year will have an elf invasion!
You can get the free pattern download by clicking here.
Lots of fun coming up in December on Knitonary!
Top Ten Holiday Movie list paired with Knitting Projects
A conversation with Margaret Bloom plus a giveaway
Also, an adorable project from her book Making Peg Dolls
plus posts on
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