Crochet things you can make for gifts

 

Crochet Chuckles the clownWhy spend your hard earned money on bought impersonal gifts this Christmas. I know I would prefer a crochet gift that someone had crocheted for me.  So many people are given things that they will never ever use or become a real pain in the form of dust harbourers.

If you can make something special with your own hands for someone you love, then why not do it. A hand made gifts shows that special friend that you care enough to spend hours of love making that special gift for them.

There is no need to buy crochet or knitting patterns anymore as you can download free crochet patterns to make for Christmas or Birthday gifts online.

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Make your own gifts

Why spend your hard earned money on bought impersonal gifts this Christmas. So many people are given things that they will never ever use or become a real pain in the form of dust harbourers.

If you can make something special with your own hands for someone you love, then why not do it. A hand made gifts shows that special friend that you care enough to spend hours of love making that special gift for them.

There is no need to buy crochet or knitting patterns anymore as you can download free crochet patterns to make for Christmas or Birthday gifts online.

Beginner to the art of Crochet

Do not think because you are a beginner at crochet that you cannot make things. There are internet sites that cater for free crochet patterns for beginners

Left handed Crochet

Just because you are left handed do not be discouraged there are tips and patterns that explain how to crochet for left handed people.

Patterns for Gift BasketsSmall Crochet Gift Basket Patterns

Have you seen patterns that say Easter gift baskets? Do not despair, you can still make these baskets in different colours and fill them with chocolates, perfumes or similar products. There is nothing to say you have to use them only for Easter eggs.

 

Simple crochet doily for the beginnerCredit: My own crochet creation

Crochet Doilies or table centres

If you are learning this craft then try crocheting doilies with a thicker thread. It will grow quicker and no one will think any less of you for your effort.

You could also find some lovely material and hem the edges then crotchet a lace edge to make it more individual.

The more experienced ladies/gents, (yes men do knit and crochet too) you may want to challenge yourself to making small round, or square lacy table clothes.

Tea Towels

Cut a tea towel in half and then add an edge which tapers off so you can add a hole and stitch on a button so it can be fixed onto the handle of your stove or onto a hook in the pantry. The patterns for these are also free on the internet.

Crochet Hats

There are heaps of different patterns for crochet hats free to download online.

Baby Booties

Crochet the new baby some cute little booties, these can be made in different colours and add pretty little ribbons.

Baby Layettes and dresses

Dressing the new baby can be very expensive so why not give the new mum a beaut surprise by adding something to the new baby wardrobe.

Ladies or girls Lacy Crochet tops

Some of these look beautiful. These can be crochet with crochet cottons for the summer or with normal knitting wools for fashionable winter tops.

Crochet Scarves

Now this is something that anyone can do even children from a young age. Mum, why not teach your daughter the basic crochet stitches and give her something to do over the Christmas School Holidays.

Sure it will take a little patience on your part, although it will keep her out of mischief while you concentrate on your ideas for making Christmas or Birthday presents. Plus most girls will think it great to do something more grown-up.

Crochet stuffed Toys

Now this may interest you more than the other types of crochet ideas. Crochet toys look fantastic when made in all sorts of bright colours.

Beware- If you are thinking of making something for the younger children, it is safer to hand stitch the eyes, nose and mouth on rather than stitch buttons and bits and pieces that the children could pull off and choke on.

Remember you do not have to do them exactly as the pattern suggests. You can add your own ideas by changing the colours or adding different edges to an item.

How to find these free Crochet Downloads

Right, now that you have a better idea about the things you could make yourself. I expect you will be eager to learn how to download free crochet patterns online to make Christmas and Birthday gifts.

Go to your home page – whether it is Google, Yahoo, or any of the many other search engines. Look for the search area and type in "download free crochet patterns". You will be amazed at how many patterns that people have put up on the internet for you to download and make those special gifts.

There are hundreds of different sites. Once you have opened a page – type in what you would like to see a pattern of. It could be any of the things I have suggested above or you may want to make something different like an afghan rug for instance.

Now that you know what to do – Start looking and create a new challenge for yourself before this year has ended by learning how to do something new.

Good luck with making new crochet gifts to give away this Christmas.

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How to make your own Crochet Lavender doily

 

Crochet Lavender doiliesCredit: Titans Photography

Go onto the internet and pick a free pattern of a doily and download it. Try to find one that has a closely crocheted center to it. The outer rows can be made with  a more open crochet. Make this doily at least 25cm across.

If the center is not a close enough weave then insert a circle of tissue. Now place a heap of dried out Lavender in the center.  Gather the sides up and tie with pretty ribbon.  Spread the top of the doily out so it looks more decorative.

You either hang this or place on top of cupboard benches.  If you make several it will also make your room smell great.  I have noticed if you put them on a sunny window ledge the heat will help spread the perfume.

Vary the colors of crochet cotton that you use to make them look better still.  If you do a good job then you may be able to sell them at your next garage sale and make a few extra dollars.

Left Handed Crochet

This kit will have everything you need to make your very own caterpillar. The kids will love it.