The countdown has begun!
|The beginning of my gift stash
Okay, maybe that's just a little bit melodramatic, but you
know how I feel. We have just over two and a half months and so many crochet
gifts to finish.
I actually have a pretty decent start this year and may
finish before Groundhog Day in February. How am I doing it? Let me share a few
tips and some of my favorite patterns with you. If I finish in time, I also
have a few home decor patterns I want to create to decorate my own home.
This year I decided to stick to my goal of crochet quick and
easy projects. If you finish early, you can always crochet a companion piece,
but if you begin a large sweater or afghan, you may be up all night the week
Accessories are the perfect option and there are plenty of
choices out there that don't sacrifice interesting patterns for fast finish
times. That is my second tip, choose patterns that will keep you excited about
the process. This year I crocheted a second Atomic Hat for my sister. She wears
the rust-colored Atomic Hat I made her last year all the time and even gave me
a list of other colors she would like. I love this pattern because the gorgeous
cable pattern is easily memorized. The crown of the hat can get a little more
complicated so keep the colorful stitch diagram handy.
I am also whipping up several sets of Orchard Mitts. I can
create a pair in just a few days, and I love the spike stitch pattern. Try
working them in solid or variegated yarns for a very different look. I am also
hoping to spend some time embellishing them with flowers. I wasn't an advocate for
fingerless mitts until I was given my first pair about three years ago. Now I
give them to all my friends. They are the perfect gift if you work on the computer
or like to craft in the evenings during the chilly months of the year.
Yes, I think this year I might just finish in time. We have
hundreds more great hat, jewelry, and accessory patterns, so check out the Crochet Me Shop and start your holiday
P.S. Share your best tip for finishing your holiday crochet