a very crochet christmas

January 13th, 2010

I know christmas is long gone, but I never got to show you all that I made, so just deal with it. It was indeed a very crochet christmas this year. I made earrings for all my crafty bitches (sorry, it’s just too tempting) I mean my friends from craft night. The first earring I made turned out waaaay too big, so I turned it into a necklace instead and liked it so much I made another. The other earrings worked up super quick and I think they are very pretty (and so did they, thankfully).  While I was in the jewelry making mood I crocheted a bow tie choker with some leftover alpaca I had. I thought it’d be a sassy accessory for new year’s eve, but they weren’t buying it, so I think some little boy has a new sunday tie. The alpaca was from another christmas gift I crocheted–that slouchy hat up there–for my brother in law. I think I did every single stitch wrong in the hat, but they are all wrong in the same way so it turned out. The used chunky alpaca for the black cowl (the pattern is called the the black hole cowl) and it’s so awesomely soft. If you don’t knit or crochet you should learn just because of alpaca. The last two scarves up there were for my mother-in-law and father-in-law–I’m sure you can tell which is which. The fancy one is made with the broomstick stitch, which is a super cool stitch that you actually use a broomstick for, or in my case a wrapping paper tube, and it’s made out of 100 percent cashmere (on sale) so it’s crazy soft. The one I’m peeking out from is just a quick, easy, man scarf, one I’m sure I will make again.  All the specs for all these project are on my ravelry page (you need an account to see them) and hey while you are there be my friend! I’m lonely over there on ravelry all by myself. There were two more crocheted presents and I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of either: I made 2 moustache hats for my brother in law and his girlfriend. The moustaches were a little droopy, but otherwise they were well recieved–and worn!  So yeah, I crocheted a lot for christmas. How about you? what did you make?

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8 Responses to a very crochet christmas

  1. deb says:

    you are a legend!! I’ve graduated from Teddy’s scarf to a myriad of little hats. But you are still streets ahead of me! What book are you using now? I’ve been resisting joining ravellry (do I need anything else to use my time??) but might have to join the fun!!

  2. Jaimie says:

    Cute, love the earrings.

  3. CitricSugar says:

    These all turned out fantastic. I especially love the broomstick lace scarf – wow!

  4. mama-pan says:

    so very cool. Also, don’t know if you’ve seen these but just ran across them & they seemed like something you’d like: http://hookcandy.com/pattern/booties/littlebuttonloafers.php

  5. Megan Berry says:

    It’s lovely posts like this that make me kick myself for not learing how to crochet yet. I think I just stumlbed upon my new year’s resolution. Thanks for sharing all of your creations!

  6. Holly says:

    I need to (desperately) learn how to crochet. Now, please. I made so flippin much for christmas–most of which never got posted on my blog because it was all done in a fury of 5-days-until-christmas level of activity with no time to rest, or blog, for christ’s sake. I did manage to photograph most of it, but I feel so over most of it right now. What do you recommend for us non-crocheters who want to learn how? Any resources?

  7. cupcake says:

    I’m with Holly. Where to learn? Your stuff is gorgeous. I’m salivating just looking at it.

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