SO. You love to crochet. You have some time set aside in the next few weeks to make some handmade gifts for your loved ones. Who are you (realistically) going to make for? What are you going to make? How are you going to get organized so you can get everything done?
I’ve searched around a bit for ideas, organizers, tips, and guides from crocheters and I’m bringing the best here to you, in addition to my own suggestions!
First of all, you can find some great organizers for this. Sarah at SEKHandmade has one specifically for crochet that is beautifully made. That’s the one I’m using this year. (She also has an amazing Gift Guide for things you might want to be gifted this year!) The Knotted Nest has one also that is lovely, the tracker sheet looks particularly helpful. I also use a super simple app on my phone called Gift List to keep both my store bought and crochet plans organized.
This is a really great post from Salty Pearl Crochet if you need a some more tips to get your plans accomplished.
One of my favorite crochet designers is Jess at Make and Do Crew. She has created an awesome library of free patterns that are simple yet elegant and perfect for gifting. I have made her slipper socks for gifting as well as some other patterns. She has an expansive post with great ideas for gifts to make.
Alright on to my creation:
The Step by Step Guide to Crochet Gifts!
Of course when I created this cool graphic (pat on the back, lol) I linked to some of my patterns. Apparently I don’t understand technology, though, so these are just images and the links on there don’t work. SO.
Here are links to some of my patterns that you might like to make for your loved ones this year:
- Jewelry: Wineglass Earrings, Margarita Earrings, Flower of the Sun Earrings, Flower Cluster Earrings, Heart Tassel Earrings
- Hats: Chill Stopper Beanie, The Blustery Beanie, Simple Ridges Beanie, Almost Stripes Ear Warmer
- Cowls: Spring Triangles Cowl, Chill Stopper Cowl
- Other: Striking Stripes Poncho, The Double Stripe Scarf, Hairbow Scrunchie, Giant Lacy Scrunchie
Okay, I hope this helped you feel ready for the big day, whichever day that is for you! For me, it’s Christmas and I wish you a very happy one!!!!! Enjoy this special season, I hope it fills your heart with hope and joy for the coming year!