Versatile Advent Calendar by Donna Knox

Versatile Advent Calendar

November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 3 rows = 2 inches
5.5 mm (I)
190 - 300 yards (174 - 274 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

This pattern includes detailed photo instructions on how to work hand tools! I figured if I was going to be thorough, I may as well include the simple details as to how to hang your calendar using a dowel! I was VERY overwhelmed by this. So overwhelmed that I didn’t hang my advent calendar for a whole year! It took all of 5 minutes to hang it and I was kicking myself for not having done it sooner!

Most advent calendars are either the pocket kind OR the kind that you hang items onto. I made this calendar so that it can be versatile and hopefully over a 5 year stint you can have a different advent calendar experience every year! I didn’t want to have to make a new one every year and no other advent calendar that I could find had BOTH options. This calendar even has a pocket for the back, so that once you write the daily activities or scriptures on the tags (and don’t forget to number the backs of the tags as to what order the go in) you can stick each set into a plastic baggy and store them with the advent calendar so they don’t get lost! You can count up or down, meaning start at day 1 for the first day and count up to day 25, OR you can start at day 25 on day one of December, and count down to the #1 pocket for Christmas Day.

  1. You can utilize the buttons on the tree for hanging items like small ornaments.

  2. You can hang tags that you would use at a craft show that you can write bible scripture on or different activities to do each day up until Christmas.

  3. You can use the pockets to hold the tags and candy; to get the candy you must read the tag.

  4. Or you can have the tags hanging on the buttons and stuff them into the pockets when you’re finished reading them.

  5. You can utilize the pockets only for candy and the buttons can be just for decoration.

-I’m sure there are more options that I’m missing here. :)

You don’t have to be religious to use an advent calendar, but I happen to be. I am including here a link to my blog where you can find 4 different sets of 25 days of scripture that you can utilize for your advent calendar! 25 days of Christmas Scripture – 3 options -->