Crochet Nativity

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I pinned this Crochet Nativity months and months ago, thinking….yeah, someday. But then, my sweet April sent me a text with this very link, saying, “Make this for me PLEASE!!”

Her birthday is in early December, so I didn’t have much time. I made Baby Jesus first so that if I only got that far, all would not be lost. The blanket in the pattern didn’t do it for me so I made my own by simply crocheting a yellow rectangle and tying  four-inch pieces of yarn to it. It turned out just the way I wanted it to and it’s not nearly as messy as loose pieces of string.

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Mary came next.  In the pattern her head dress is much shorter and blunt–almost like some kind of helmet. I wanted her to have a softer look so I made it longer and rolled it gently back–for a fabric-type look. Isn’t she adorable?

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I was slightly temped to stop here and tell my daughter that Mary would be trying out the single parent thing for a year or so….

but that felt lame- and just a tad disrespectful.

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So with only a day left before her birthday, Joseph made it to the event–just in time!

I also made his head dress longer and rolled back, but the biggest change is his beard. I think one of the most charming features of these little characters is their smile, but in the pattern, Joseph didn’t have one–and that didn’t seem right. So, instead of having a clear cut mustache and beard, I just made a triangle and sewed a smile on it.

Wahoo! Happy Joseph!

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I’m pretty sure they were all very happy that night.

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We were too.

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5 thoughts on “Crochet Nativity

  1. So SOOO adorable! I love them so much. I agree that they were all very happy and I’m happy for that night as well! <3 What a fun gift!

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