Right after Thanksgiving I posted about the toddler-friendly crocheted nativity set I made, just in time for the holidays. (If you haven't already seen it you can check it out here). The last post explained how to make the adult figures, but didn't have any details about the elements that I designed myself. So today's blog post will walk you through making the baby and manger for your nativity.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's officially time to pull out all of the Christmas decorations in our little apartment. So I thought I'd share some of the Christmas cheer on the blog by posting about this cute crocheted nativity I made. And, for those of you who don't celebrate Christmas, maybe this will give you some ideas for modifying the pattern to make your own cute dolls for some other occasion. Everybody needs cute crocheted things, right?
I love variegated yarn. There are so many lovely color combinations out there and there's something extra appealing about the concept of multiple colors in one piece without have to weave in yarn ends (can I get an amen?). But when I crochet with this type of yarn, I often find that the amount of yarn it takes to form stitches just turns the color changes into a mess. Maybe it's just me, but it sure seems like unless the skein has extra long color changes, most crochet patterns just don't work with variegated yarn.
Thank you for stopping by to visit my own personal corner of the web! Feel free to take a look around and check out what I've been crafting, crocheting, or baking. Hopefully you'll find something to inspire your own creativity!