This month, we’ve been working on a crochet along, making this cute Christmas Countdown calendar.
If you missed the first part of this pattern, the main graph and instructions, you can find it here.
The second part of the pattern, making the pockets and attaching them, can be found here.
The third part of the pattern was the appliques and Santa, and you can find that here.
This week, I’ll tell you how I did my numbers, and we’ll be learning how to make the hanger at the top.
Once you’ve attached your appliques, it’s time to do the numbers.
There are a lot of different ways you can do the numbers. You could stitch them on, or use fabric paint to paint them on. Or you could use foam number stickers, although buying enough to have all of the numbers you’ll need could get expensive.
I decided to buy a sheet of white foam.
I used a stencil, scissors and an exacto knife to cut them out, and super glue to attach them.
You may have a different idea for putting the numbers on your calendar. There are a lot of ways you can do this, so figure out what works best for you and plan it out before you start your project.
With J (6mm) hook and white yarn, ch 25.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (24 stitches) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-14: Sc in each stitch across. (24 stitches) Ch 1, turn.
Fold in half and sc top and bottom together. Make sure your wooden dowel fits inside of this pocket. If it’s too small, you may need to do a few more rows before folding it.
Make two. Line these up on each side of the top of your calendar, and do a row of sc to sew them together.
My wooden dowel was a bit long, so I used a little hand saw and cut it to the size I wanted it. You could also paint the dowel if you want to. Slide it into the pockets of the hanger. You should have space in the middle where it’s just the wooden dowel. Use a nail or hook to hang it.
If you’re having any problems, feel free to message me on Facebook. I’ll have free pattern giveaways in my Facebook group for those participating, and the group is a great place to get extra help from other people who are participating in the CAL.
If you want to be able to save this pattern, you can purchase the pdf on Ravelry for only $4.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.