How to make your own yarn advent calendar

yarn balls for an advent calendar in lots of colours in fabric bags, one large with larger balls, one smaller fabric bag with smaller balls on a woven background

Have you thought about making your own yarn advent calendar or holiday countdown calendar as a gift for a friend (or for yourself)? In this video I share some tips and ideas on making your own calendar and reminisce about the lovely yarn scraps I came across in my stash from past projects. 

I’ve also made a free PDF ebook guide to walk you through all the steps!

The cover of Helen Stewart's ebook, Make Your Own Yarn Advent Calendar

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Video Links

Download my Make Your Own Yarn Advent Calendar guide

Patterns mentioned

The Habitation Throw from Knitvent 2019

Ivy Over the Door from The Shawl Society 3 

Sprite’s Fen Shawl from The Shawl Society 2

The Wick Shawl from The Shawl Society 3

Yarn stores mentioned

Sweet Fiber Yarns

Meadow Yarn

Seven Sisters Arts 

Walk Collection

The Wool Barn

Natural Fibre Arts

Also mentioned

The Knitting Pipeline


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