Annie’s Christmas Special Issue 2021

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Every year I look forward to Annie’s Special Christmas Issue! The 2021 Special Issue includes more than 50 holiday projects that you can crochet, knit, sew and quilt.

[disclaimer]I received a copy of this eBook to review from Annie’s Craft Store. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. If you purchase this book after you click on one of my affiliate links in the post, I will receive a small commission for referring you, at no additional cost to you.[/disclaimer]

Annie's Christmas Special 2021

Title: Annie’s Christmas Special Issue 2021
Available at: Annie’s Craft Store
Current Price: $9.99*

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Annie’s Christmas Special Issue (2021)

In Annie’s Christmas Special Issue (2021) you will find four chapters of holiday designs including projects for quilts, throws, pincushions, mug rugs, ornaments, decorative pillows, tree skirts, table toppers and so much more. Get ready to be inspired and to add a little handmade to your holiday.

Frostbite Favorites

  • Cocoa Mug Ornaments (felt – sewing)
  • Crochet Cabled Christmas Stocking | INTERMEDIATE | Jumbo Roving Yarn | 15 mm (P/Q) hook | 16 inches circumference X 26 inches long | Sheryl Thies
  • Knit Cabled Christmas Stocking (knitting)
  • Modern Christmas Plus Quilt (quilting)
  • Bulky Basketweave Pillow (knitting)
  • Snow & Tell Wall Hanging (quilting)
  • Chevron Colors (knitting)
  • Holiday Sparklers Table Runner (quilting)
  • Mug Cozy Snowman | INTERMEDIATE | Fine Weight Yarn [2] | 2.75 mm (C) hook | 3.5 inches high X 9.5 inches wide | Carolina Speek
  • Honeycomb Knit Plant Basket (knitting)
  • Snowflower Table Runner | INTERMEDIATE | Lace Weight Yarn [0] | 2.75 mm (C) hook | 18 inches wide X 36 inches long | Gwen Buttke McGannon

Merry & Bright

  • Inset Mosaic Santa Pillow | INTERMEDIATE | Light Weight Yarn [3] for 20 inch X 20 inch pillow; Fine Weight Yarn [2] for 16 inch X 16 inch pillow | 4 mm (G) hook or 3.25 mm (D) hook | Carolina Speek
  • Christmas Morning Mug Rugs | INTERMEDIATE | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook and 6.5 mm (K) hook | 7 inches wide X 8.5 inches long | Lena Skvagerson for Annie’s Signature Designs
  • Vintage Crochet Ball Ornaments | INTERMEDIATE | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 4 mm (G) hook | 3 inches diameter | Lena Skvagerson for Annie’s Signature Designs
  • Yule Tree Crochet Ornament | INTERMEDIATE | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) hook | 3.5 inches tall not including tassels | Lena Skvagerson for Annie’s Signature Designs
  • Bjorn the Norwegian Reindeer | EASY | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 3.25 mm (D) hook | 3 inches diameter | Elisa’s Crochet
  • Jolly Santa Basket (knitting)
  • Holiday Gala Table Runner (quilting)
  • Santa & Snowman Ornaments (felt – sewing)
  • Sleeping Gnomes Quilt (quilting)
  • Gifts of the Season (quilting)
  • Christmas Fabric Basket (sewing)
  • Christmas Pinwheel Ornaments (quilting)
  • Christmas Pinwheels Quilt (quilting)
  • Gnome Towel Topper | EASY | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5 mm (H) hook | 5 inches wide X 8 inches long | Tonya Bush

Traditional Treasures

  • Comfort & Joy Pillow (quilting)
  • Decorating the Tree Santa Ornament (felt – sewing)
  • Looking for the Perfect Tree (quilting)
  • Pedi-Plush Rug | EASY | Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] | 8 mm (L) hook | 20 inches wide X 35 inches long | Becky Barker
  • Gingerbread Ornament Place Mat (quilting)
  • Granny’s Favorite Afghan | INTERMEDIATE | Bulky Weight Yarn [5] | 8 mm (L) hook | 54 inches square | Premier Yarns Design Team
  • Reindeer Friend Wall Hanging (quilting)
  • O Holy Night | EASY | Lace Weight Yarn [0] | 1.65 mm Size 7 steel hook | 23.5 inches tall X 28.5 inches wide | Joyce Geisler
  • Christmas Nine-Patch Hot Pad | EASY | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 3.75 mm (F) hook | 8 inches square | Kristen Stoltzfus Clay

Woodland Lodge

  • Chevron Tree Skirt | EASY | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook | 39 inches from point to point | Margret Willson
  • Think Snow Pillow (sewing)
  • Woodland Ornaments (felt – sewing)
  • Red Truck Ornament & Gift-Card Holder | EASY | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) hook | 3 inches X 5 inches | Maria’s Blue Crayon
  • Bringing Home the Tree Hot Pad | INTERMEDIATE | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5 mm (H) hook | 10.75 inches wide X 11 inches long | Elisa’s Crochet
  • Holiday Lodge Pocket Pot Holders (quilting)
  • Festive Fir Ornament | EASY | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (G) hook | 3.25 inches diameter | Lena Skvagerson for Annie’s Signature Designs
  • Knit Gnome Ornaments (knitting)
  • Crochet Gnome Ornaments | EASY | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4 mm (g) hook | 5 inches with hat folded | Lena Skvagerson for Annie’s Signature Designs
  • Homestead Plaid | CONFIDENT BEGINNER | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook | 50 inches X 60 inches not including fringe | Maggie Weldon
  • Holidays at Home Wall Hanging (quilting)

Crafting Basics

Quilting & Applique Templates

Page 128 to 135

It is in this section that you will find all the templates for the sewing projects.

Embroidery Stitches

Bottom of page 135

  • Straight stitch
  • French knot
  • Fly stitch variation
  • Slip stitch
  • Whipstitch
  • Blanket stitch
  • Lazy daisy stitch
  • Cross-stitch

Quilting Basics

Page 136 to 137

  • Quilt Backing & Batting
  • Quilting
  • Binding the Quilt
  • Raw-edge Fusible Applique: Choosing Applique Fabrics, Cutting Applique Pieces, Stitch Applique Edges, General Applique Tip

Knitting Basics

Page 138 to 139

  • Long-Tail Cast-On
  • Knit (k), Purl (p)
  • Bind Off: Binding Off (knit), Binding Off (purl)
  • Increase (Inc): Bar increase (knit: kfb), Bar Increase (purl: pfb)
  • Make 1 with Left Twist (M1L), Make 1 with Right Twist (M1R), Make 1 with backward loop
  • Decrease (dec): Knit 2 Together (k2tog), Purl 2 Together (p2tog)
  • Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk); Slip, Slip, Purl (ssp)
  • Standard Abbreviations & Skill Levels

Crochet Basics

Page 140 to 141.

  • Skill Levels & Standard Yarn Weight System
  • Stitch Abbreviations

Stitch Guide

  • Single crochet decrease (sc dec)
  • Half double crochet decrease (hdc dec)
  • Reverse single crochet (reverse sc)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Front loop (front lp), Back loop (back lp)
  • Front post stitch (fp), Back post stitch (bp)
  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Double treble crochet (dtr)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Chain color change (ch color change)
  • Double crochet color change (dc color change)
  • Treble crochet (tr)
  • Whipstitch Edges
  • Back bar of chain
  • Single crochet around ring
  • Slip ring

Buyer’s Guide

If the supplies you need aren’t available at this section includes the contact information of the manufacturers whose supplies were used in the projects.

Take a closer look at all the projects you can make here: Annie’s Christmas Special Issue 2021

These patterns are written in U.S. crochet terms. Special Stitches are included at the beginning of each written pattern, following the Pattern Notes. Stitch counts are included for each round of the project.

Stitch Guide

The stitch guide is located on page 141 to 142 and includes both written instructions and diagrams for common crochet stitches and techniques.

Need more help with stitches? Check out Annie’s Craft Store’s free online Stitch Guide here.

There are so many adorable projects included in this year’s special Christmas Issue. I love the handsewn felt ornaments, the knit Gnome ornaments and the knit Santa Basket.

My favorite crochet designs in Annie’s Christmas Special Issue 2021 are:

  • O Holy Night
  • Bringing Home the Tree Hot Pad
  • Crochet Gnome Ornaments
  • Gnome Towel Toppers
  • Yule Tree Crochet Ornament

You can see all the projects here. What will you make first?

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  1. I would love a review on the Holiday Hug’ems Book. Your reomviews are always thorough and complete.

  2. I love Christmas and Annie’s books are always one of my favorites. Good Luck to All !