I was so disappointed when I searched for crochet reference pictures to not find any! I thought someone else would have thought of this too, so I might be blazing a new path. I'm definately going to make individual patterns and a complete set of them to put up once I complete my first set.
If you've never celebrated Advent before I highly recommend it. I didn't know anything about it from my childhood tradtions, but its such a great way to count down the days to Christmas and teach the Bible to kids all at the same time. I turn into something of a kid myself during Christmas-time so I think I might have enjoyed it more than my daughter.
Here's a list of the ornaments you make for a complete set. A great book for teaching about Advent is "The Advent Jesse Tree" it can be found online, Amazon & eBay both have good prices.
- globe or picture of the Earth
- apple and a snake wrapped around it
- ark with a rainbow
- camel and a tent
- colorful coat
- tablet with ten numbers
- cluster of grapes
- sheaf of wheat
- scroll or Bible
- stump with a fresh shoot or green leaf
- lion and a lamb
- dove and a crown
- lamb and a shepherd's staff
- heart with writing on it
- Bethlehem town silhouette with star
- fiery furnace
- brick wall
- candle or light
- an angel
- baby in a manger or nativity scene