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After Christmas Party 2023

Christmas has been a flurry of activity, getting all your handmade gifts made, shopping for other presents, and getting them wrapped. Shopping for food, getting it all prepared, and cleaning house. Then the day arrives, and it’s the hustle and bustle of guests, Christmas parties, big meals, and then the cleaning up. Now, it’s the week after Christmas and it’s time to wind down and finally take a breath. So I present to you, the After Christmas Party, where you don’t have to do much to prepare for it. You don’t have to hustle, you don’t have to cook, you don’t have to clean. Just show up and be given some free gifts. What could be more relaxing and fun than that?

Graphic in teal and gold for an After Christmas Party at a crochet website.

How The After Christmas Party Works

Each day from December 26th-January 1st, 2023, you will head to this post to find out what the gift is each day. Posts will update between 7-7:30 am ET, and will free gifts will be available until the next day at the same time. It could be a brand new, free crochet pattern, a free printable, and such. There will be instructions on how to get your freebie. Halfway through, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a contest giveaway. Only one entry per person. Prize will include gift cards, free crochet pattern bundle, and more. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced here on New Year’s Day. Winner will also be notified by email.

*Contest is open to ALL for digital prizes, but any physical prizes will only be sent if the winner is a US resident.*

Infographic for the After Christmas Party.

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Day 1-December 26, 2023

Tags for all occasions. This free PDF includes two pages of gift tags for you to download and print. And while Christmas is over, there are also Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, and Baby Shower tags.

The button below will take you to the google drive folder where you will be able to download the PDF, save to your computer, and/or print out for use on your next gift.


Day 2-December 27,2023

Get the free pattern PDF download of this handy hot pad/potholder. Easy and quick and filled with texture.

The free download for this gift has expired, but you can still find the pattern free on my blog HERE


Day 3-December 28

Did you get some new yarn for Christmas? Are you ready to start that next crochet project? Use this handy sheet to keep track of your hooks, yarn, and even your progress.

Hit the button below, which will take you to a google drive folder where you can download and/or print the free PDF. Happy Crocheting!


Day 4-December 29

Sign up for the SMJ newsletter below to enter the After Christmas Party Contest Giveaway. Even if you are already a subscriber, fill in the information for your entry. Only one entry per person. Grand Prize winner will be randomly chosen on New Year’s Day. Prizes include gift cards, crochet pattern bundle, and more. Contest is open to all for digital prizes, but any physical prizes will only be sent if the winner is a US resident.

Contest has concluded. Winner received a mystery box of goodies among other prizes!

Photo Credit Kayla Halverson

Day 5-December 30

This two page guide includes average hat, fingerless gloves, and blanket sizes. It also includes a handy How To Create a Pattern from a Gauge Swatch.

Hit the button below, which will take you to a google drive folder where you can download and/or print the free PDF.


Day 6-December 31

This crochet hat is fun and easy to whip up. Get your free download today only.

The free download for this gift has expired, but you can still find the pattern free on my blog HERE


Thank you to all who entered. A grand prize winner has been chosen randomly from 239 entries. They will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, my brand new Assana Spa Collection Pattern Ebook from Ravelry, and a mystery box of yarn from my stash.

Congratulations to Kayla Myers Halverson! She is the Grand Prize Winner. Watch your email for your prize details.

Thank you all for participating in the After Christmas Party 2023! On to 2024!

If you would like to check out either of my shops, hit one of the buttons below.

Or check out my free patterns here on my blog.

Thanks so much for visiting and your continued support! Come again real soon.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Patricia McKnight

    Thank you. I love this

  2. Deborah

    This is perfect for what I am starting right now, thank you so much!

    1. Ann

      CONGRATULATIONS to Kayla Myers!! 🎉🎉

  3. Sherry Staples

    Could not find how to enter the contest for today.

    1. mjmdesigns818@gmail.com

      Please scroll down to Day 4-December 29 and there will be an entry form where you input your email and name. If you still cannot find it, please email me at mjmdesigns818@gmail.com and I will manually enter you.

  4. Carolyn

    It’s December 29, but I still don’t see how to enter the contest

    1. mjmdesigns818@gmail.com

      Please scroll down to Day 4-December 29 and there will be an entry form where you input your email and name. If you still cannot find it, please email me at mjmdesigns818@gmail.com and I will manually enter you.

  5. Beverly

    Can I enter numerous times?

  6. Ana

    Thank you for the lovely gifts.
    Happy New Year!

  7. Peggy

    Congratulations to Kayla Myers on winning the contest!

  8. Clovis

    Congrats!

  9. Marilyn

    Congrats, Kayla!

  10. Deborah

    Congratulations Kayla! Thank you Simply Melanie Jane for hosting this fun event, and Happy New Year everyone!

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