6 weeks of Xmas- part 5 -crocheted gifts

Crochet! It is faster than knitting.  All you hookers out there – this one’s for you!

This pattern is for all the Monkey Men, Women and Children in your lives.  Yes – it comes in all sizes from new born to adult.  It is a free pattern and not too tricky.  Find the Monkey Hat here:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monkey-hat-sizes-newborn-to-adult. Think Halloween for next year!

Knitters should not have all the fun, hording the cowl making all to themselves.  Newer crocheters should have a look at the Calm Cowl.  It looks lovely and simple and it is free to try.  It is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calm-cowl

The Chunky Circular Scarf may not have a very inspired name but it makes up for it in physical charm.  A pretty crochet stitched that would be fantastic made with something with a bit of drape.  I’m thinking Berocco Ultra Alpaca or Madeline Tosh Vintage. Find this free (intermediate) pattern here: http://peoplewebs.blogspot.com/2011/01/pattern-chunky-circle-scarf.html

Friends and family who are happy nesters always feathering their abode with the latest thing will appreciate this Chevron Rug.  Made with fabric strips so that it is strong and squishy on the feet this rug would make a lovely bath mat or welcome mat or kitchen mat or…you get the picture. The chevron pattern is so au courant and can be adapted by using yarn to make a scarf or a blanket with this classic wavy motif.  The Chevron Rug is a Knit Café pattern and available for $5 here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevron-rug-2

How amazing is this? Other versions and sizes are available too.  Have a look at Puff Granny here:  http://www.pickles.no/puff-grannys-baby-crochet-po/  It is a free pattern.

If you are looking for more fast and easy crochet accessories have a gander at these fingerless mittens from the Purl Bee.  The multi-coloured striping is so fun but they could be made more classic using one of you favorite yarns all the way through.  It is free too, and can be found here: http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2011/2/13/whits-knits-crocheted-striped-hand-warmers.html

Since it tis the season you might want to go on a search for a crocheted snowflake pattern, there are certainly lots to choose from.  You could make a bunch for your own Christmas decorating or use them to decorate presents or give as hostess gifts.  Here is one version of a snowflake (also free!) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-snowflake

Crochet Flower Class coming up.
Flowers make excellent brooches!
Thursday December 15, 6:30-9pm
Call to register 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

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2 responses to “6 weeks of Xmas- part 5 -crocheted gifts

  1. Wow! Your snow flakes are so pretty!

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