This year, I have decided to make a concerted effort to spend my gifting dollars locally – or at least in the U.S. – or to purchase gifts directly from the artisans who made them. To that end, I’ve spent a lot of time trolling the net to find some good ideas for crochet gifting. Here are some of the best I’ve found. And, since I’m a slow crocheter and the number of days to crochet before the Big Day arrives is narrowing, I’ve concentrated on items I think will work up fairly quickly.
I love these coasters and think they would make a great gift for a Christmas hostess or anyone who entertains this time of year. You can purchase the pattern here. In addition to making them for their intended purpose of coasters, I think they’d make nice hanging ornaments or even a garland.
These nifty little flowers could do doube duty as appliques on sweaters or caps. Get the pattern here .
Everyone can use a beanie. Make it in any colors you like – but for Christmas, this would be cute. Pattern is here .
Stashbuster ornaments, anyone? Any color, any color combination – and you can combine differing weights of yarn and thread if you take some care. Get this pattern here .
I think I need a bunch of these! Don’t you?
I’ve got more ideas and links for you. Stay tuned for another article soon.
NOTE: If you’ve got an original pattern available that you’d like me to feature, please email me with a link.
By jd wolfe