12 Days of Corkmas: Cork Elves

On the 9th day of Corkmas my true love gave to me, 9 hiding elves, 8 bells a ringing, 7 candy canes, 6 ornaments, 5 angels with wings, four cork snowmen, three cork reindeer, two cork wreaths, and a cork corkmas tree. 

This year at Bangor Cork, we are ringing in the season in a corky way! On the 12 days leading up to Christmas, we will be posting cork craft ideas for you to share with your family this holiday season. Make sure to check back each day for your new craft in the #12DaysofCorkmas

*Please note: This craft was created with experienced knitters in mind.* 


  • Thick yarn (4mm needles)
  • 3 mm needles
  • Small wine corks

Create Your DIY Cork Elves


  1. First, to make the sweater, cast on 15 stitches
  2. Then, knit k1p1 cuff for 2 rounds
  3. Knit stockinette for 3 rounds
  4. Cast off


  1. Cast on 15 stitches
  2. Knit k1p1 for 2 rounds
  3. Knit stockinette for 2 rounds
  4. Then, k2tog, k3. Repeat from until the end of round
  5. K1 round
  6. K2tog, k2. Repeat until end of round
  7. K1 round
  8. K2tog, k1. Repeat until end of round
  9. K1 round
  10. K2tog till end of round
  11. Draw the thread through the remaining stitches.



Your DIY Cork Elves

You’ve now created your very own cork elves for the holidays! Check back every day to see the next cork crafts all a part of #12DaysofCorkmas.

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Pictures courtesy of Knit Freedom and One Hot Stove.