My popular Christmas Stocking Crochet Kits are getting an update with my new-look, even more eco-friendly packaging.
My Christmas Stocking Crochet Kit has always been popular both at this time of year with people making decorations for Christmas, and also in the run-up to the big day as Christmas gifts for crafty friends and relations.
In my new-style packaging, the glossy paper cover on the front is replaced by a lower impact kraft paper label, and I’ve got to say, I’m loving the way it looks!
The kit contains everything you need to make a cute mini Christmas stocking ornament – organic cotton yarn; matching ribbon and thread; vintage buttons and an optional bamboo crochet hook.
My detailed, fully-illustrated pattern (printed on 100% recycled paper) takes you step-by-step through crocheting the stocking and adding the finishing touches. Like all my crochet patterns, it is available in both UK and US crochet versions.
The finished stocking ornament is fully functional (not just a flat shape) and can be used to hold a small gifts such as sweets, earrings or money.
It is approximately 9cm (3½inches) from top to toe, and around 4.5cm (1¾inches) across the top of the cuff.
My Christmas stocking crochet pattern is exclusive to this kit – it’s not available as a separate digital download.
Buy the Christmas Stocking Crochet Kit
Making eco-friendly packaging choices
As I sell out of my old stock, I will be moving my Oak Leaf Brooch crochet kits and all my printed crochet patterns over to the new-look packaging, to phase out my use of glossy paper entirely.
The glossy paper was always recycl-able (along with your tetrapaks and similar) but with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of my products even further, the new labels are made from 100% recycled paper and printed with less ink. The labels can then be recycled again in general paper recycling facilities along with the box itself (which is also recycled), without them needing to be separated – less work for the customer at the end of the product’s life, and a greater likelihood of a 100% recycling rate.
Do watch out for products claiming to be eco-friendly without giving you the low-down. I’m noticing an increasing amount of green-washing going on as sellers try to target people looking for planet-friendly options for the product they buy. I’ve seen lots of cotton fabric items labelled as “eco-friendly” (because they are not synthetic?), but unless is is organically-produced or recycled, there are a lot of problems with choosing cotton. Equally, I don’t personally take “recyclable” on its own as a mark of sustainability – certainly not if it’s not easily recyclable in your kerbside collection.