This beautiful rustic crochet nativity set is a perfect addition to your holiday decor. It’s lovely and chic to display during the holiday season and perfect for little hands to play with as well. Make one of these gorgeous nativity sets for yourself and make one to gift away this year! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Crochet Alongs are one of my favorite things as a designer, I love the camaraderie and closeness that happens while we work separately but together.
Working together on this rustic nativity set is one of my absolute favorite traditions here at Whistle and Ivy.
It’s due to YOU, your encouragement, your participation and your kindness.
So if you have been meaning to join us in years past, make this year the year!
Keep reading to have all your questions answered ⬇ ⬇ ⬇ ⬇
WHAT IS A CROCHET ALONG?
Simply put, a crochet along (CAL) is simply a guided crochet project where we all work together, one day at a time!
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
Each day of the CAL, I will share the links/parts of the patterns we will be working on, and we will all work together. Sharing your progress is completely optional, but you may find enjoyment in doing so, and complimenting the work of others! I will also be available along the way to answer questions and provide assistance.
HOW DO I JOIN?
On each day, I will send out an email and make a post on Facebook with the piece we will be working on that day. We will work together (in our own homes) on the same parts! You can be as active as you want to be!
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The CAL itself has no fee, and the first 4 pieces patterns are FREE (Joseph, Mary, Baby, Manger) ! If you would like to work the entire set, you can get the full pattern in my shops:
Whistle and Ivy Shop
It’s also available in my Endless Bundle, my all-access pass that includes my entire pattern library!
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WHAT ARE THE DATES?
Dec 5th – 12th, 2022
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CROCHET NATIVITY SET – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
What you need:
– suggested hook: Size F hook (The hook exact hook size doesn’t matter, just make sure your gauge is very tight, you shouldn’t be able to see stuffing or spaces between your stitches.
– Fingering Weight Yarn: I suggest Palette Yarn by WeCrochet. It’s my absolute favorite and I love the finished look! It is a 100% wool and has a gorgeous, rustic flair. I just love it and I only use this yarn for my sets!
This year, I altered my set slightly and condensed the colors so you wouldn’t need to buy so many colors. This might affect how many sets you can make with the suggested yarn, so please keep that in mind. You will be able to make one with the new suggestions, and I think possibly two, but this isn’t guaranteed!
I still have the full list in the PDF, so you can decide which way you want to go.
Condensed Color List: (For full set)
Marble Heather or Ash
Full Color List: (for full set)
Briar Heather(chocolate brown)
Hare Heather (taupe manger)
Wonderland Heather (Mary’s Blue cloak)
Bittersweet Heather (very dark brown)
Oyster Heather (cream)
Wheat Heather (faces)
Marble Heather (light, heather gray)
Ash (dark gray)
Almond (tree trunk)
Rooibos Heather (reddish brown)
Verdant Heather (forest green)
For Holy Family Mini Set (free patterns)
Hare Heather (taupe manger, bottom of Joseph
Oyster Heather – Mary’s Cloak, Baby Body
Briar Heather – Joseph Body
Wheat Heather – Faces
Marble Heather – Joseph Cloak, Mary Body
These are my suggestions for alternatives, I haven’t used these personally but I think they might make a good substitute if you would rather not use the yarn I have suggested.
– Mix and match Bon-Bons
– WeCrochet Comfy Fingering
– Lion Brand Heartland (This is a larger gauge yarn but you can use the smallest hook you can, your pieces might be a big bigger)
– WeCrochet Lindy Chain
– Paintbox DK Cotton
– Sheepjes Catona
Last year my husband made a few to sell, but due to family commitments and time restraints, we will not be able to make any thing year, I am SO sorry!
– Small Weights/washers/rocks:
I highly recommend putting small weights in the bottom of each figure to help them stand up better. Some crocheters have used washers with great success!
If you want to get a head start, here are the links to the free mini nativity set: Mary, Joseph and Baby/Manger.
The entire set includes 13 total figures: Along with the free pieces, you get 3 wisemen, 2 shepherds, a palm tree, a small laying sheep, an angel, and stars backdrop.
You can also get the pattern included in the Whistle and Ivy all-access pass! The ENDLESS BUNDLE includes the entire library of patterns PLUS courses, videos, printable and more!
Can’t wait to get started! Please let me know if you have questions!