With Christmas getting closer, it's nearly time to get yourself an advent calendar. And as much as we love chocolate, there's one thing we love even more: yarn! Yarn advent calendars have really taken off in recent years, and come in all shapes and sizes – from calendars with 24 mini skeins of yarn to lead up to Christmas, to ones that contain multiple elements to help you make a final project, and ones with all sorts of crochet- and knitting-related items.


Most yarn advent calendars are available as pre-orders to guarantee you have them in time for December, and although we're getting close now and some are already sold out, we've found some fab advent calendars that are still available for you to order today – but be quick, they tend to sell out fast!

The best yarn advent calendars 2022

1. Pony Advent Calendar

Yarn Advent Calendar Pony

A multi-crafter's dream, this advent calendar features a fantastic range of knitting, crochet and sewing products from Pony. There are 24 boxes to open, each containing an item that will bring a little bit of joy to your crafting life – because if you're going to use great yarn you need great tools to go with it!

The contents of this advent calendar are published in advance, so if you're someone who likes to know what they're getting you can take a sneak peek at the list – or keep it a secret and enjoy the surprise. Either way, you're guaranteed a collection of project-bag must-haves that'll keep you crafting for years to come.

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2. Stitching Me Softly Crochet Advent Calendar

yarn advent calendar crochet gift

This fabulous yarn advent calendar from Stitching Me Softly is one where you get 12 Christmas packages that you can use to create a final project – a stunning oversized colour block scarf. Every few days you can unwrap one of twelve little parcels and treat yourself to some mindful me time.

The kit contains nine balls of 100% British wool from luxury yarn brand West Yorkshire Spinners in one of three colour combinations, as well as a crochet tool kit, laser cut tag, crochet pattern and a how to crochet booklet – meaning it also makes a great gift for complete crochet beginners!

3. Chez Makes Stitch Marker Advent Calendar

Yarn Advent Calendar Chez Makes

Even if you've already got more than enough yarn in your stash, you can still treat yourself to this stitch marker advent calendar from Chez Makes. It comes with 25 little numbered envelopes that you can display (or keep in the gorgeous presentation box that they'll be delivered in). Each envelope will contain a lovely stitch marker, with around five being Christmas themed and the rest a mix of other designs.

There will be some metal alloy markers, some enamel and some beaded ones, and number 25 will be an extra special gift (not a stitch marker) to be opened on the 25th, because it's the most important day and you deserve it! There's also the option of selecting your preferred style of stitch marker, be it rings for knitting or lobster clasps for crochet.

4. Yarn Unique 'Aurora' Hand Dyed Yarn Advent Calendar

Yarn Advent Calendar Yarn Unique

If you fancy a mini-skein calendar with some truly luxury fibres, then check out the 'Aurora' 2022 yarn advent calendar from Yarn Unique. Your calendar will arrive in a reusable gift box, and features 25 individually wrapped 20g skeins waiting to be opened.

You've got a choice of four fabulous bases: Starry Sock (a merino/nylon sock yarn with subtle sparkle); Yak Sock (a merino/nylon sock blend with 20% super-soft yak); and Silky Yak (a blend of merino, silk and yak), which is available in both 4ply and DK weights. The mini-skeins' colours fade through a rich palette of shades inspired by the aurora borealis, including greens, teals, blues and purples.

Psst! Not a fan of the space theme? Then you might like their other 'Neon Fade' Hand Dyed Yarn Advent Calendar, made up of super-bright colours!

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5. Hemline Advent Calendar

Yarn Advent Calendar Hemline

Establish (or top up) your haberdashery collection with this stylish advent treat from Hemline. A fabulous calendar from a big name in the sewing world, this festive offering includes 24 boxes filled with handy tools for crafters.

You might not think you need sewing tools as a knitter or crocheter, but if you ever find yourself measuring tension squares, stitching on buttons or sewing up pattern pieces, then you'll have plenty of use for them.

The packaging is plastic free, and the mini boxes are well wrapped to keep them safe in transit. We think this beautiful department-store-themed box is definitely one to reuse in years to come!

6. Unicorn Puffs and Rainbows Advent Calendar

Yarn Advent Calendar Unicorn Puffs and Rainbows

For those who've got plenty of yarn and hooks, and aren't really a big fan of festive themes, here's a colourful advent calendar that might be right up your street! This crochet advent calendar from Unicorn Puffs and Rainbows comes full of bright and colourful crochet-related items such as acrylic and wooden pins, keyrings, notebooks, stickers and more.

The calendar will arrive in a box with individually wrapped and numbered packages for you to open from the 1st to 24th December and is not Christmas themed, so you can treasure your gifts all year round!

7. Felt Fusion 2022 Yarn Advent Calendar

Yarn Advent Calendar Felt Fusion

Many of this year's yarn advent calendars are organised around a theme, but what if you just want a selection of gorgeous yarns, with no connection between them? Step forward Felt Fusion, whose 2022 calendar promises to be completely random. Whether you want to use these yarns all together or keep them for different projects, the choice is yours.

The calendar features 24 x 20g mini-skeins of beautifully hand-dyed yarn, in a choice of three superwash sock bases (Merino, Merino sparkle, or Merino and yak), or superwash Merino DK. Definitely one for you yarn fanatics – but numbers are limited, so get in quick.

Can't get enough? You can also order an unwrapped version of the Felt Fusion 2021 Yarn Advent Calendar to keep the fun going for another 12 or 24 days!

8. The Knitting Goddess 2022 Advent Yarn

Yarn Advent Calendar The Knitting Goddess

This year's yarn advent calendar from The Knitting Goddess is inspired by colour wheels, so if you love to knit or crochet a rainbow this is the calendar for you! It includes 24 mini skeins of laceweight Moonbroch, a sumptuous blend of kid mohair and silk, each one individually wrapped. There's also a postcard to show you which parcel is which.

The yarn has been chosen according to the shades on the colour wheel, and then over dyed using either blue or pink. This gives you two colour palettes to choose from – either cool shades of green, blue and purple or warm shades such as oranges and pinks. Will you go for a gradient and use them for your favourite fade pattern, or mix and match them in eye-catching stripes?

9. Wool Couture DIY Advent Calendar Kit

Yarn Advent Calendar Wool Couture

For our last advent calendar, we thought we'd throw in a bit of a curveball. This isn't so much a yarn advent calendar, but more an advent calendar made from yarn! This fabulous crochet advent calendar by Wool Couture is available as a kit, containing all the Cheeky Chunky Wool Couture yarn you need to make it, as well as the pattern, dowels and optional crochet hook.

This supersize advent calendar features fab pockets for you to insert your own gifts, and we think both kids and adults alike will love it. So why not treat yourself to the kit, as well as treating a loved one to a custom calendar?

Choosing the best yarn advent calendar

Each year brings an exciting new collection of yarn advent calendars, so make sure you check out the latest releases before you buy. If it's yarn you want, will you choose mini skeins or full skeins, and would you prefer them to come with a pattern or leave the project up to you?

Those with overflowing stashes can still join in the fun with haberdashery and accessory calendars, packed with tools and treats for yarn crafters. Think too about whether you'll choose a calendar that runs for the whole of advent, or a 12 days of Christmas one to bring some cheer to the start of January. Whatever your budget and taste, there's a yarn advent calendar out there to suit you!


Make your own advent calendar with Gathered

You can never have too many advent calendars, so once you've treated yourself to a yarn one, why not also treat the rest of the family? A fill-your-own advent calendar is a perfect way to show a loved one you care, as you can pack it with gifts chosen especially for them. Craft your own Christmas countdown today with Gathered's pick of the best DIY advent calendar kits and ideas.


Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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