Yes, I know I am sharing snowmen & stockings in August, but if you want to make something special with your own two hands then you need time — and it’s time to get started!
We are going to be learning some new stitches here at the Studio this week. Since I hate wasting effort, you can create a Stitch Sampler Afghan (complete pattern coming at a later date) or buy some inexpensive cotton yarn (Sugar and Spice is a favorite brand and they have tons of colors out these days) and create washcloths to add to a “spa basket” or “kitchen gift” for someone on your list. Simply add your favorite spa or kitchen accessories and you have one gift out of the way! You can even combine squares to create sampler scarves. The choice is up to you. Go buy your yarn now, so you won’t fall behind when the square patterns are available next week on the blog.
These squares are big enough to be a nice, generous-sized washcloth, or, as mentioned, combine a bunch into a sampler blanket or scarf. The great thing is that while they are a nice generous size, they are also small enough for you to “rip it” out (frog it) if you make any mistakes.
Today we will learn how to crochet this adorable Christmas Stocking Ornament. All you need is red, white and green yarn. Remember to shop your stash first, as this project uses such small amounts of yarn. You can even crochet this in non-traditional Christmas colors for package tie-ons; slip a candy cane inside to personalize your gift even more.
The pattern is available for a free download for those that like to have a paper copy when they are crocheting. I find it incredibly hard to follow patterns on my computer or phone. They seem to shut down just as I need to check the next step. And don’t even get me talking about balancing the computer on my lap while kids, pets, and crochet are all happening in the room! Click the link above to find the free download pattern.
Snowman Fingerless Gloves
Remember when I showed this photo to you?
Did anyone guess what it was? Well, it belongs to the cute Snowman Fingerless Gloves.
The weeks have been flying by since I started the Snowman Fingerless Gloves last year. Procrastination has been my middle name when it comes to writing this pattern. Finally, last week I finished it and sent it to the pattern editor. She is my life saver– let me tell you. When you’ve crocheted a pattern so many times you know it by heart, and you think what you have written is easily understood, but it isn’t.
Here it is! Super cute and in so many different sizes (from Child-4 to Adult Medium) that you won’t be able to resist crocheting them for everyone on your Christmas list! Oh, and I have added the link to the cute buttons so you don’t have to do that hour-long Google search to find them.
The snowman rests on the back of the hand. Don’t you just love that fluffy pom pom?
You can sew on the cute snowman buttons, embroider the cute face, or mix-and-match by adding an embroidered smile to the button face. I’ll leave that up to you!
Talk to you later,
If you crochet The Snowman Fingerless Gloves, send me a photo so I can see how cute yours turned out!