An advent calendar is a great way to make your own keepsake Christmas decoration and build a family tradition for years to come. The beginner-friendly Scandinavian Advent Calendar is a fun, free crochet pattern featuring mostly single crochet stitches and basic embroidery for a handmade, homey look.
When I was brainstorming knitting and crochet-related holiday ideas for Hands Occupied, my lingering advent calendar-related regrets from Christmases past and general obsession with knitting combined to inspire this yarn nerd-tastic advent calendar. Instead of the usual candy or small toy, each bag is filled with a different knitting notion. They’re filled with things like travel scissors, cable needles, stitch markers, scrap yarn bobbins, stitch gauge measuring tools, pom pom makers, etc. Kinda awesome, right?