Scandinavian style has always been a favorite- the patterns and colors are so striking! Use these free mitten and stocking template to create your own patterns inspired by those of Scandinavia.
Scandinavan inspired patterns…
I’m not going to lie. My inspiration for these pretty Christmas-y Scandinavian patterns didn’t come from a lofty design magazine but rather from a children’s book. (Imagine that!) Any book by Jan Brett will make you want to doodle your own Nordic pattern but more specifically “The Mitten.”
Read the Mitten with your kiddos and slow down to notice the beautiful patterns that can be seen. Ask your kids what they notice about the patterns on the pages. Both the colors and patterns are inspired by nature!
Below I’ve also included a sample image of Scandinavian stitching that might inspire your stocking or mitten pattern. Remember these patterns are just for inspiration! Don’t worry about copying stitch by stitch or mark by mark!
Making your own patterned stocking or mittens…
The stocking and mitten template above include a grid pattern in the border and the stocking/ mitten. Encourage your kiddos to imagine that each pattern is made up by squares if color. In the samples in the pics I chose to fill in each square with an “X” but coloring each square a solid color would gave the same general effect! Present both options and let your young artists decide how they would like to create their pattern!
Some of my favorite patterns to draw were the simplest- just enjoy the process!
Grab the printable mitten and stocking template and get drawing….
Are you ready to start drawing Scandinavian patterns on your own stocking and mittens templates now? Just use the form below to become a Kitchen Table Classroom subscriber. Then go check your email and confirm that you really did mean to subscribe.
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Other Christmas ideas from KTC….
These paper Christmas tree templates are ready to print, decorate, and fold. They’re perfect for hanging on the tree or using as sweet Christmas luminaries!
Geometric shaped ornaments are ready to print, punch holes, and practice lacing skills!
Seven free pages of Christmas themed sketchbook prompts will keep your kids creativity flowing!
This stand up snow globe template is ready for your little artist to fill with their own drawing!