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 yarn advent calendars with 24 mini skeins of yarn to lead up to Christmas, ones that contain multiple elements to help you make a final project, to ones with all sorted of crochet and knitting related items! Most yarn advent calendars are available as pre-orders to guarantee you have it in time for December, and although we’re getting close now and many are already sold out, we’ve found some fab yarn advent calendars that are still available for you to order today – but be quick, they tend to sell out fast!
Yarn Advent Calendars 2021
Forest and Dot ‘Woodland Wonderland’ advent calendar
This fabulous Woodland Wonderland yarn advent calendar by Forest and Dot is crafted over 12 December nights and includes deluxe cotton yarn, stitch markers and a unique hook handmade exclusively by Peaches and Tea, woodland-themed patterns by Forest and Dot, fairy lights and hand-spun British wool, also from Forest and Dot. There’s enough yarn to follow the patterns multiple times so your garland can be as long as you need! There’s even an option to include Shetland roving yarn and a wreath hoop to attach your woodland creations to for the most beautiful wreath in the wood. Preorder at www.forestanddot.co.uk until 21 November or when stocks run out.
Stitching me Softly yarn advent Calendar
This fabulous yarn advent calendar from Stitching Me Softly is another 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 1 of 12 little parcels and treat yourself to some mindful me time. The kit contains 9 balls of 100% British wool from luxury yarn brand West Yorkshire spinners in one of 3 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! Buy the Stitching me Softly yarn advent Calendar from Etsy
Stitch marker advent calendar
If you’ve already got more than enough yarn in your stash, you can still treat yourself to this stitch marker advent calendar from PrettyStitchMarkers! It come with 25 little numbered bags with string and pegs for hanging or you can hang them on your Christmas tree (or you can keep them in the gorgeous hamper box that they will be delivered in). Each bag will contain a lovely stitch marker of varying designs together with a little treat, with approximately 5 of the stitch markers being Christmas themed and the rest being a mix of other designs. There will be some metal alloy designs, some enamel designs and some bead designs, and number 25 will be an extra special gift (not a stitch marker) to be opened on 25th because it is 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! Buy your Stitch marker advent calendar on Etsy
‘Shadow and Light’ yarn advent calendar
If you’re a lover of hand-dyed skeins in fantastic colours, then you’re going to love this ‘Shadow and Light’ yarn advent calendar from It’s A Stitch Up Yarn. The calendar comes with 24 mini-skeins all hand-dyed along the Shadow and Light theme, with the collection comprising two colour gradients of semi-solid shades, one dark and one light. There are 3 yarn options to choose from – 4ply Merino, 4ply Bluefaced Leicester Wool or Dk Merino. Plus, you also get a voucher code to download one of their paid patterns for free too! Sign us up! Buy your Shadow and Light yarn advent calendar from Etsy
‘A journey through space’ yarn advent calendar
If you fancy a mini-skin yarn advent calendar with some truly luxury fibres, then check out the ‘A Journey Through Space’ 2021 yarn advent calendar from YarnUnique. Your yarn advent calendar will arrive in 24 handcrafted advent boxes, decorated with beautiful handmade papers, each filled with a 20g hand-dyed mini-skein of their fabulous silky Yak based yarn (60% Superwash Merino/20% Yak/20% Silk). The mini-skeins feature snaps and splashes of colour inspired by amazing photos of space, all resting on a dark and atmospheric base, and you can choose either a 12 or 24 day advent calendar. Buy your ‘A journey through space’ yarn advent calendar on Etsy.
Psst – not a fan of the space theme, then you might like their other ‘Garden Fade’ 2021 yarn advent calendar, made up of flowerbed-inspired tones!
Unicorn Puffs and Rainbows advent calendar
If you’ve got plenty of yarn and hooks, and aren’t even really a big fan of festive themes – then here’s a colourful advent calendar that might be right up your street! This 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 or religiously themed, so you can treasure your gifts all year round! Buy the Unicorn Puffs and Rainbows advent calendar on Etsy
FeltFusion 12 or 24 days yarn advent calendar
Here’s a yarn advent calendar that is available in a few different options, meaning everyone can find an option to fit their budget and style. These yarn advent calendars and ’12 Days of Christmas’ yarn boxes from FeltFusion all follow the light and dark colour scheme (you can choose which you prefer for the 12 day options – the 24 day advent calendars include both). Definitely one for you yarn fanatics! Buy the FeltFusion 12 or 24 days yarn advent calendar on Etsy
A Yarn Story 2021 Advent Calendar
If you fancy a yarn advent calendar with a bit of a difference (and especially if you love a bit of stationery), then this one is for you! A collaboration between A Yarn Story and Meticulous Ink, these two Bath-based shops have created an advent calendar that contains 25 individually wrapped items with about a third dedicated to stationery, a third dedicated to yarn and another third are true collaborations… plus there’s a bonus item created especially that we think will make you smile. And if you’re buying it as a gift and would like to know exactly what’s inside, they’ll happily let you in on the secrets if you drop them an email! Buy A Yarn Story 2021 Advent Calendar from ayarnstory.co.uk
TheFibreFox yarn advent calendar 2021
For those of you who are always dreaming of a white Christmas, if you get your skates on you can still get your hands on a White Christmas yarn advent calendar from TheFibreFox. The 2021 yarn advent calendar theme is based on christmases of old… think white Christmas, fresh snow and fairy lights. The hand-dyed yarns feature colours that will be a fade of pastel shades with a range of tonal and speckled colours – but you’ll have to be quick, most have sold out already but you can still get the Merino Singles option which comes with 24 x 20g mini skeins. Buy TheFibreFox yarn advent calendar 2021 from thefibrefox.co.uk
Lana Bou 2021 advent calendar
We’re big fans of Lana Bou’s knitting and crochet accessories, and if you’ve not discovered them for yourself already then here is an advent calendar you simply must treat yourself to! It’s a 12 Days of Christmas yarn based advent so is suitable for all yarn lovers, knitters, crochets, dyers etc, and not only includes some classic LanaBou items (and some brand spanking new ones that are exclusive to the calendar), but she has also teamed with some awesome small businesses to include some extras including hand dyed yarn. We might have to order our own right now! Buy the Lana Bou 2021 advent calendar on Etsy
Wool Couture DIY advent calendar kit
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 advent calendar by Wool Couture is available as a crochet 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 custom 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! Buy the Wool Couture DIY advent calendar kit on Etsy.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of yarn advent calendars. We’ve got plenty more festive inspiration for you to try – why not check out our pick of 24 of the best DIY advent calendar kits and ideas, or check out our top 20 free Christmas crochet patterns or the 69 Christmas Knits to cast on now!