This year I made quite a few gifts for Christmas. All crocheted. I had a lot of fun, but I’m pretty burned out from crocheting and am looking forward to some knitting projects. This year I’m going to try and finish one gift each month so I won’t have to work so hard in the weeks preceding Christmas.
Here are pics of the projects:
I found some patterns for hand warmers (fingerless gloves) and had so much fun making them. The two pics shown on hands were the ones I made for dear friends. They have thumb holes and I love them so much, I need to make a pair for me! My hands get cold when I’m working in my office and these will sure come in handy. The pattern was found on You Tube and I have lost the link, but you can find it if you type in fingerless gloves crochet. The pattern for the first two is from there and it’s a very nice basket weave pattern. You start with a chain of 47. The first row: DC in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each remaining chain. CH2 and turn. Row 3: FPDC in first 5 stitches, BPDC in next 5 stitches, repeat these 10 stitches across row, CH2 and turn. Row 4: BPDC in 5 stitches, FPDC in 5 stitches, repeat these 10 stitches across row, CH2 and turn. Row 5: BPDC in 5 stitches, FPDC in 5 stitches, continue in pattern across row, CH2 and turn. Row 6: FPDC in 5 stitches, BPDC in 5 stitches, continue in pattern across row, CH2 and turn. Repeat rows 3–6 until piece wraps snugly around palm. Fasten off leaving long yarn end. Use the yarn end to sew edges together until you’ve reached 3rd pattern from end. Move yarn to 2nd pattern from end and finish sewing. This leaves a thumb hole.
These next fingerless gloves were for my granddaughter and the pattern was in a Leisure Arts book “Beginner’s Guide to Crocodile Stitch.” I love how these made up. They also have a thumb hole and I think they are so cute, especially for teens.
I made a hat for my son-in-law. Don’t remember where I found the pattern.
Then I made slippers for my daughter, granddaughter and grandsons. The patterns I purchased after finding them on Ravelry.com