The weather outside may be getting just a little more frightful, but that just means staying indoors to knit is even more delightful. Autumn is the perfect time to cosy up indoors and get to work on making Christmas gifts and decorations for the festive season. Whether you’re a knitter, a crocheter, or a keen dabbler in both crafts, we’ve got your Christmas yarn needs covered.
We’ve rounded up 20 of our favourite ready-to-make Christmas knitting and crochet kits from Deramores. Scroll down to find your favourites – we’ve included gorgeous blankets, quick-stitch ornaments and thoughtful makes to give as gifts. These kits come jam-packed with yarn and supplies so that you can whip up your own DIY delights for the holiday season.
Plus, if you’re planning to go all-out with your seasonal stitches this year, we’ve got some great pattern inspiration here on Gathered. Check out our guides to the best free Christmas knitting patterns to cast on now, or dive into our favourite 50 free crochet Christmas decorations for you to start crafting tonight.
20 best Christmas knitting and crochet kits you need to try
There are lots of brilliant festive projects out there to get your hooks and needles into, so we’ve made it easier for you to choose which ones to make by rounding up 20 of the best of them right here. Scroll into our winter wonderland of Christmas crochet and knitting makes from Deramores. We’ve included a range of easy, quick and fun projects, including beginner-friendly blankets, baubles and plushies. Order today and get knitting or hooking as soon as they arrive.
Crochet Santa hats
Would it really be Christmas without classic red and white Santa hats to don while trimming the tree? This easy-to-hook design by Melissa Collings is worked in Deramores Studio Chunky and Stylecraft Special Chunky.
You’ll need to learn only a few simple stitches to hook it up, including Loop Stitch – which is how both the fringe and bobble are worked. It can be made to fit a child, teen/adult or large-sized adult. The kit includes one ball of each yarn, Pearl for Studio Chunky and Matador for Special Chunky, plus a digital copy of the pattern. You’ll need a 6.5mm hook for the main hat, a 5mm hook for the bobble and a tapestry needle for sewing up – all of which can be picked up alongside the kit.
Buy it now: Santa hat kit, £8.50
Amigurumi reindeer plushie
Now, Dasher, aren’t you just dashing? Whether you hook this little cutie up as a gift for someone special this Christmas or keep him all to yourself (honestly, we wouldn’t blame you), one thing’s for sure… he’s an absolute joy to make. Hooked using the amigurumi method, of working in a continuous spiral, his simple stitches make him a great introduction to the technique if you’ve never tried it before. Plus, as this is a Hoooked kit, all the yarns are made from recycled materials! So, you’d be giving the gift of cuteness and eco-friendliness this year. Each kit comes with 100g of Eco Barbante in Biscuit, 50g of Eco Barbante in Taupe, oddments of black and red yarn, one bell and one crochet hook.
Buy it now: Amigurumi reindeer plushie kit, £8.69
Knitted poinsettia cushion
It’s so easy to instantly add festive vibes to a room with a quick cushion change! This beautiful poinsettia pattern is a great step-up project for beginners, as it essentially uses stocking stitch and garter stitch (two of the basic stitches in knitting) and only throws in a bit of shaping to create the overall shape and individual petals – which are knitted one-by-one and layered on top of each other. You can pick this kit up with just the yarn and pattern, or add in the stuffing if you don’t have any laying around. The complete kit includes seven balls of Deramores Studio DK yarn and 250g of Groves Toy Stuffing, plus the digital pattern – you’ll need a 4mm circular needle, plus DPNs (double-pointed needles) in sizes 4mm, 3.75mm and 4.5mm.
Buy it now: Christmas poinsettia cushion knitting kit, £11 (yarn + digital pattern) or £14 (with stuffing added)
Colourful crochet baubles
Stuck for a tree theme this year? Go crochet! These handmade baubles are easy to hook and quick to make – you can whip one up in an evening no problem! They’re worked in two halves, each half being the mirror of the other, and then sewn together with a plastic bauble in the centre (to create structure). You can take your pick from five striking colourways, including a charming vintage option, or mix and match the sets to add pops of colour to your tree. Each kit contains the digital pattern for all five baubles, plus the five balls of yarn needed to work them in.
Buy it now: Christmas baubles crochet kit, £10.50
Festive Fair Isle blanket knitalong
This gorgeous Fair Isle blanket is hard to resist casting on the moment it arrives in the post. It’s a great project to build your confidence with colourwork. You’ll knit a snuggly blanket that captures the magic of Christmas and becomes a new family heirloom. The finished blanket measures 122x148cm, perfect for throwing over a cosy armchair. The yarn pack for this pattern comes with 10 balls of Stylecraft Special Aran and 4 balls of Deramores Studio Aran. You’ll need a pair of 4.5mm and 5mm needles from your stash to knit it up with.
Buy it now: Festive Fair Isle blanket KAL kit, £25
Mini crochet Christmas tree
Want to add a touch of festive fun to your workspace, but you’re not keen on pine needles everywhere? Us too! That’s why we’re in love with this mini Christmas tree – ideal for livening up offices, kids’ rooms and spaces too small for a real-life tree. The pattern is mostly worked in the round, with some elements sewn on after, and is weighed down with dried peas to stop it toppling over. Since there’s such a fun mix of stitches to get your hook into, it makes an exciting challenge for adventurous beginners. The kit comes with four shades of yarn, plus the digital pattern – you can choose whether to add in stuffing if you don’t have any at home.
Buy it now: Mini crochet Christmas tree kit, £9 (yarn + pattern), £13 (plus stuffing)
Mini knitted Christmas tree
If we were going to show you an adorable mini crocheted tree, then of course we’d have a knitted version up our sleeves to share with you! This striped cutie is designed as a pincushion, with the colourful pins you add forming its baubles, but we think it doubles up brilliantly as a desk ornament. The kit for it comes with six shades of yarn, plus your choice of just the digital pattern or the stuffing, too. It’s worked on 3.5mm needles – an ideal size for working plushies in DK yarn, as the tight knit will stop the stuffing from showing through – and can be knitted up in just one weekend thanks to its small size of 20cm.
Buy it now: Mini knitted Christmas tree kit, £12.99 (yarn + pattern), £16 (yarn, stuffing + pattern)
Scandi hot water bottle cover
Stay cosy and warm this winter when you knit this Scandi-style hot water bottle cover. Designed to fit a standard hot water bottle, it makes for a great gift to surprise a friend with this Christmas, or a unique Secret Santa present. You’ll need two shades of yarn to knit the cover, both of which are included in the kit, plus a pair of 5mm needles for the main part and 4mm needles for the rib. The large snowflake motif, surrounded by smaller diamond patterns, is a great way to dip your toe into colourwork as you’ll only be working with two shades per row, and the high contrast between the colours makes it easier to see your stitches.
Buy it now: Fair Isle knitted hot water bottle cover kit, £5.99
Knitted Fair Isle Christmas stocking
Just picture the joy on little ones’ faces when they wake up to see these giant stockings stuffed with presents waiting for them on Christmas morning. The design features a classic prancing reindeer motif, paired with Scandi-style snowflakes and patterns. You can take your pick of three bold colourways and use a blend of stranded colourwork and the Intarsia method to knit the motifs – which is where you work with two balls of the same colour so that you don’t end up with long yarn tails across the back of your work. Measuring over 1m in length, these stockings have plenty of room for presents, but since they’re knitted mostly on 5mm needles (you’ll need to supply these from your own stash), they shouldn’t take you too long to stitch up!
Buy it now: Knitted Fair Isle Christmas stocking kit, £7.99
Crochet snowflake decorations
There’s something so satisfying about hooking up a snowflake! Watching the intricate pattern appear as you work each round is just so rewarding. These snowy decorations are quick and fun to make on a 4mm hook – you get the pattern for all three designs in your kit. And, at under £2 per kit, you could easily pick up an extra few balls and make multiple versions of each snowflake to string up into a festive garland. To make them up as individual decorations, simply coat them in craft glue or starch spray and leave to dry, then tie a loop of ribbon through them to hang on your tree.
Buy it now: Crochet snowflake decorations kit, £1.95
Crochet winter pattern set
Give your home a festive makeover using yarn, a hook and a bit of Christmas craft magic! This winter collection comes with the patterns to make a wintry cushion, stripy stocking, quirky cracker and coaster set. Each design can be stitched up using a 4mm hook and is beginner friendly, with simple stitches and easy finishing techniques. The kit comes with four shades of yarn and your choice of just the pattern or an optional cushion pad (measuring 16in) as well. So, whether you’re looking to makeover your living space or want to whip up a few special gifts, this winter set is a big win in our craft books!
Buy it now: Crochet winter pattern set, £13 (yarn + pattern), £17 (yarn, cushion pad + pattern)
Festive snowy crochet blanket
For those of you who like to craft on the go, or whenever you can squeeze in a stitch or two, this project just might be the one for you. Made up of individual hexagons, this snowy blanket is ideal for working on in between appointments or during a crafty lunchbreak. Each hexi only uses two shades, making it easy to stash in a project bag. You can choose between three fresh colourways: a tonal set of blues, jewel tones of pinks and purples, or a set of classic wintry shades. You’ll need a 3.5mm hook to work the design and a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends – which can be fun to work in as you go to save one big task at the end.
Buy it now: Festive snowy crochet blanket kit, £44.99
Crochet holly berry cushion
Add a touch of the traditional with a twist of the modern to your Christmas décor this year. These 3D holly berries set against a snowy white background of crochet are reminiscent of the top of a Christmas pudding – unless we’ve just got our brains on festive treats at the moment. The cushion is made up of individual squares, which are mostly worked using the treble stitch – a crochet classic! – and then the squares are sewn together to form the structure of the cushion. The holly berries are worked individually and then sewn onto the cushion as the final touches. A beginner who’s worked a granny square or two before will have no problem mastering this project!
Buy it now: Crochet holly berry cushion kit, £9
Festive knitted elves
Bring the elf-on-a-shelf tradition into your home this year with your very own knitted elves! Designed by Amanda Berry, these beginner-friendly plushies are fun makes for knitters of all skill levels to enjoy crafting up. Although they might look complicated, the patterns mostly use simple stitches like stocking and garter stitch, with a spot of shaping and a touch of stripes thrown in here and there. Both elves measure 29cm tall and are knitted on 3mm needles. You can opt for the kit that includes just the yarn and pattern, or one which also includes toy stuffing and safety eyes – either option comes with five shades of yarn to knit with.
Buy it now: Festive knitted elves, £10.75 (yarn + pattern), £15.05 (yarn, stuffing, safety eyes + pattern)
Knitted Christmas present cushion
Fancy giving a present… as a present? This cute cushion makes for a fun festive surprise for a loved one, or a great addition to your favourite cosy corner. The cushion is worked from the centre outwards, increasing every few rows to produce the round shape. The ribbon is knitted separately and then sewn and knotted in place when the main part of the cushion has been sewn up. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough stuffing to fill the whole cushion, you can pick up the kit with just the yarn and pattern, or add on a bag of Groves Toy Stuffing if needed. Either option comes with four balls of Deramores Studio DK 50g in Fir and one ball in Pearl.
Buy it now: Knitted Christmas present kit, £7 (yarn + pattern), £10 (yarn, stuffing + pattern)
Knitted Christmas tree Advent calendar
Start counting down the days to the 25th with Ruth Dorrington’s colourful Advent calendar. You can knit it up in time for December 1st and fill each circular pocket with a mini treat, or use it as your own festive countdown by stitching the background in November and then adding a pocket each evening for the first 24 days of December. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried colourwork before! The Christmas tree is worked using the intarsia method, which is easier than it sounds. All you’ll need to do is twist two yarns together before switching colours, rather than carrying the unused yarn across the back of the work – this is to prevent long floats of yarn at the back that could catch. You’ll also get to try your hand at a spot of embroidery as the numbers are worked in chain stitch – a fun and satisfying technique.
Buy it now: Knitted Christmas tree Advent calendar kit, £15
Ho, ho, hot water bottle crochet cover
Have a little fun with your cosy homeware this festive season! Use a chunky hook and simple stitches to work the main body of this cover, then add appliqué lettering, which is hooked separately and sewn on. The fuzzy fringe around the bottom of this hat-like cover is made using loop stitch – a simple technique that involves increasing the amount of yarn used in a stitch to create the loop. The kit for this cosy cover comes with 3 balls of Deramores Studio Chunky: 2 in Ruby and 1 in Pearl. And using 5mm and 6.5mm hooks, you could have this cute accessory ready to go in just one weekend!
Buy it now: Ho, ho hot water bottle cover crochet kit, £8
Nordic Christmas gnome crochet cushion
Master the corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet technique in this fun design! The C2C method does what it says on the tin; you start at one corner and increase until hallway, then decrease back down to the opposite corner. Each ‘block’ that you can see making up this cute gnome design is a collection of treble stitches. The 3D nose is worked separately and sewn on with some stuffing underneath to create the raised effect. And that fuzzy pom-pom is made using a classic pom-pom maker – which you can make yourself or treat yourself to a ready-made one. You can opt for just the yarn and pattern to hook this cushion, or add in the cushion pad to make sure you’ve got all you need.
Buy it now: Nordic Christmas gnome crochet cushion kit, £11.99 (yarn + pattern), £18 (yarn, cushion pad + pattern)
Festive knitted Christmas decorations
Originally released as an exciting knitalong with Deramores, this decoration collection is a timeless classic to knit up for your home. The set includes colourful bunting, mini tree ornaments, cute bottle hats and scarves, name place hats and more. All of the projects are beginner-friendly, introducing you to techniques like colourwork and shaping in a fun, manageable way. You can pick up the yarn pack to knit the whole set and kit your home out for the festive period in true knitter’s style.
Buy it now: Festive knitted Christmas decorations, £33.60 (yarn pack), £2.50 (digital pattern)
Scandinavian knitted Christmas blanket
With plenty of time to spare before the festive period rolls around, why not start work on a family heirloom blanket? This gorgeous patchwork design features a variety of textures and colour combinations. It’s an ideal project for a beginner knitter looking to expand their stitch library. Each square will teach you a new technique, keeping the project fun and interesting throughout. You can pick up the yarn pack and pattern to get started and then watch your pile of patchwork squares grow in the coming weeks.
Buy it now: Scandinavian knitted Christmas blanket kit, £30