Simple Mitten Christmas Banners

Simple Mitten Banners

These little Christmas banners will add just a touch of festivity to your bed frames, mantels or staircases.  The Christmas garlands are made with crocheted chains of wool, but you could use braided wool or even twine if you find it easier.

 

To make your own you will need:

Matching dollar store knit mittens (youth size)

Paper snowflakes (optional)

White yarn, crochet hook

Felt snowballs, or small pom poms

Large needle

The length of the banner depends on how many mittens/snowflakes you have.

Start by making a chain that will link the mittens and/or paper snowflakes together.  The more matching mittens you have the longer the banner will be.  The distance between each mitten is about 12 inches.

Make the chain.

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Chain 50, single crochet twice into the first mitten, chain 50, continue through all the mittens ending with chain 50.  Tie off.

Attach the felt snowballs.

Thread a long piece of yarn onto the embroidery needle.  *Weave through the crochet links about 16 stitches,  sew through a snowball, then back into the chain.  Weave through the next 16 stitches and attach to the next snowball.  Stitch to the mitten.*

Repeat from * until the last mitten.

Weave through 16 chain stitches, attach a snowball, weave through 16 chains stitched, attach the last snowball.  Weave through to the end.  Tie the ends of the stitching thread and the chain thread together at each end.

 

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You can also make the Christmas banner using four mittens and hang them on the end of the bed, or across the window of a little one’s bedroom window.  I like how they add just a little bit of whimsy without being overbearing or heavily decorative.

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Hoping your Christmas is warm and loving.

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Simple Mitten Christmas Banners

    1. Hi Randi. Thank you. I try to make the house look special without being covered with Christmas stuff. My family really enjoy it.

    1. Hi Milena. Thank you for the pin. Little wool mittens or any fabric mitten you like will work as well. As long as the weave is stretchy enough for you to push the crochet hook through.

    1. Hi Tuula. I hadn’t thought of keeping them up after the holidays, but I bet I could use them somewhere. Thank you for the suggestion.

  1. Hi Marie. I like this banner because it is light and not overly decorative like the larger formal ones. At least for this year I wanted simple looking decorations. I am happy to hear you like them.

  2. Thank you for saying that. We were recently considering updating them this year and I was trying to choose between the stairway and bathrooms. You helped me very much.

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