I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! My break was in Ocean City, New Jersey and I spent the weekend with family, eating way too much of everything! Finals are coming and so is Christmas. I’ve been working diligently to get a good head start on gifts, but unfortunately, I’m only finished with a few. I do have several started but ran out of the yarn I needed. I did place some Black Friday orders so I will be mostly set with what I need. 🙌🏻 Once I finish my semester (the second week of December) I will be in full swing of constant crochet until Christmas! 🎄
I thought it might be fun to write a round up post of some of the gifts I’m making. All patterns are linked to their original sources. The photos used are property of their owners and are only here to give a visual. No copyright infringement intended.
These beautiful cabled mittens from All About Ami are so beautiful! I decided to double strand them and go up to a 5mm and 4.5 for my hooks. Using 2 strands of yarn made these so thick and cozy! I used Red Heart With Love and Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca. I also did my cables going the opposite way on one mitten to make them mirrored. You can do this by placing the second two tcs behind the first two instead of in front of them. It’s a little trickier but I thought it was worth it.
I am doing all kinds of kimonos and cardigans for my sister and cousins. The Lana Kimono,Cappuccino Cardigan, Everyday Cardigan, and Cozy Cocoon Cardigan by Sewrella are all in the works using the recommended yarns for some and what I had and made work for others. 😉 These patterns are all super easy, mostly just double crocheting and a little seaming. I have one of the cocoon cardigans done and I’m adding it to my list of things I need to make for me at some point! Also, they are super adjustable to size and preference.
Norah and Elliot asked for blankets for Christmas and how could I resist? I have already talked about Elliot’s Ninja Turtle Blanket on my Insta and my last WIP Wed post, but here it is finished in all of its turtle glory!
Norah requested a blanket with lots of bows, influenced by her love of JoJo Siwa. 🎀🎀🎀🎀 I found this tutorial on crocheting a bow stitch from My Picot and it is PERFECT because I don’t have to crochet separate bows and sew them on individually! 🙌🏻 I’m using Red Heart With Love Metallic in Fuchsia and it is a little girl’s dream! Last year, I finger crocheted what my sister lovingly refers to as the “beast blanket.” I have posted about this on Insta too. I don’t plan on doing another one for a long time, if ever, but I did decide to crochet blankets for my brothers this year. For one, I have started the Farmhouse Ripple Throw by Sewrella. I’m making up a pattern for the other one. 😊
I also recently came across these gorgeous pillows by Two Little Birds on Etsy. Seriously, I just can’t handle how amazing they are! I am going to make Brixton Monogram Initial Pillows for two friends, one of whom is getting married so she is getting a new last name soon! I will also be doing the Sutton one for my mom. And I think I need one too, after Christmas!
Are you making anything for the holidays? I’d love to hear about it! Thanks for stopping by! WIP Wednesday is coming soon!