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Crocheted and Knitted Christmas Gift Ideas
This is part 4 of the series on easy and affordable gifts to make for friends, family, neighbours and teachers. In the first of the roundup, we sought some Gifts in a Jar ideas, in Part 2 the Coffee and Tea Lovers will each receive a decorated mug! In Part 3, we catered from the beginner to advanced sewist. (I almost called it sewer – but that is not what we want to wrap in particular!)
- One of my favourite local magazines is called Ideas. Oh, what a feast of colour and craft each issue is. The crocheted frames are so quick and easy, I made 5 for my daughters flat at university. Once again, I looked at it, read the instructions and thought, no way can I do it – where there is a will….You will find the patterns for all 5 frames at this link hhttp://www.women24.com/HomeAndAway/DIY/Crocheted-frames-20150504
- I love this chunky arm knitted scarf. The crafter says she opted to crocheted it. The link is for the picture, but there is a comment with a link to the pattern in Etsy – http://crochet.community/creations/1431-kay-s-crochet-bulky-rope-hand-crochet-oatmeal-scarf-with-button. Lovely.
- The ladies Sanna & Sania made this stunning basket with a bunting around the edges. This is just the beauty of creativity! http://sannaochsania.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/vi-gillar-garn-och-korgar.html. You can find a pattern at https://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/granny-bunting-remix-styles/
- The granny square basket looks quite easy and I am sure you will be able to finish a few a day, without the layer. Only 5 squares crocheted together!!! Tutorial included- https://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/granny-bunting-remix-styles/
- Cuteness on steroids is the knitted mug sweaters! Not one but a few variations listed, all from Yars Inspirations – http://thewhoot.com.au/media/slider/mug-sweaters
- I may not wear an Elf’s hat, but this one is so smart – I might wish for something like this. This is a timeless present – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-elf-hat
- This little knitted wreath is in my top 5 choices to make as presents! It is so special I am sure I can make only one and be remembered forever! http://www.makneta.com/2013/12/wianeczek-na-choinke-wreath-moje-ozdoby.html
- Another granny-ish pattern is for a crocheted bell with a tutorial. Super lovely! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-bell-tutorial
- If you don’t mind paying a small fee for a pattern, you will go straight ahead and buy this one. Simplicity is the winner! This is such a neat project but again, as I mentioned in Part 3, you can find a similar pattern and adapt to your own level and liking.http://www.fler.cz/zbozi/navod-na-hackovany-stromecek-1937805?pos=31
- The next idea is either a pot holder or place mat, even a tray cloth. Whatever, you use it for, it is just so easy and striking, you don’t even need a pattern. http://anazard.blogspot.co.za/2011/04/topflappen-gehakelt.html
- Can you believe that a granny square folded in half = pencil case! This is true and so eye-candy! http://isabellekessedjian.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/une-trousse-au-crochet-pour-les-sc-n129.html I hear you pain, the square is not the problem, it is the zipper and lining, no problem, here is a picture tutorial just to do that! http://carriewolf.net/2011/07/08/how-to-insert-a-zipper-and-lining-into-a-crochet-purse-tutorial/
- I like quick and easy ideas as I need to make 12 homemade patterns for my friends. Our Christmas tree party is on the 1st of December already and if I make one gift a day, I will be finished in time! It is, therefore not a coincidence that this colourful handy tissue holder is on my list – http://pink-made.blogspot.ie/2014/03/pocket-size-tissue-cover.html
- Every Christmas tree needs a star on top – this year is no exception, and the knitted, stuffed star, makes a popular gift! http://pink-made.blogspot.ie/2014/03/pocket-size-tissue-cover.html
- I received decoupaged coasters last year and I was so chuffed. I placed it on all the bed stands and it protects my chalk painted wooden finds. Crocheted coasters will do the same trick and with the diagram here http://stylowi.pl/26396730, you can not go wrong! Tie a ribbon around 4/6 and it is even good enough to be sold at a fair. The Bunny Mummy offers a picture tutorial of a bowl for the coasters, now that is a find!
- Not one, but six free patterns for crocheted necklaces are available from http://www.numei.com/crochet-patterns-ladder-ribbon-necklace.html. You don’t have to make multiple strings. If you use water pearls or bigger beads, a single strand will just be so appreciated.
With a little bit of imagination and lots of wrist-twists, we should be ready in time with all my presents!