Handmade gifts are always popular for holiday gift giving. This year, any trip to the store will tell you that crocheted items are in style this year. Everything from hats and scarves, to afghan blankets and pillows are displayed on many store shelves. For the crotcheter, this is a wonderful time to work on these great gift ideas.
The craft and sewing stores are filled with a wide variety of specialty yarn that is suitable for crochet. There are chenille yarns that make super soft, luxurious shawls and blankets, eyelash fringed yarn that makes fun, fuzzy hats and scarves. You can find crochet yarn in acrylic, cotton, wool, and many other materials.
One: The Crochet Afghan Blanket
The crochet afghan blanket is perhaps the most popular form of crochet. There are innumerable styles and designs that you can create: from the classic granny square, to quilt block styles, to more modern geometric patterns and mock cable knits. You can create a crochet afghan in any combination of colors to suit any decor.
A crochet afghan blanket can be bed-sized, or designed to be used as a throw blanket or a quick snuggly cover. This gift will be beautiful, creative, and useful.
Two: The Crochet Shawl or Poncho
Shawls and ponchos are so popular for woman and girl’s fashion this year! You can crochet everything from a full-length poncho for outdoor wear, to a tiny patterned shawl or shrug. Crochet a rough wool poncho for wearing with jeans, or a lacy lure shawl for wear with an evening dress. This crocheted gift can fit any woman’s style.
Three: The Crochet Hat and Scarf
Winter holiday gift giving would not be complete without a new hat and scarf set. These super simple crochet projects can be completed quickly for last-minute gifts. Great for men and women, young and old alike, crochet hat and scarf sets make great gifts.
Scarves themselves are amazingly popular fashion accessories this season. Not only can you crochet warm winter scarves, but you can make a variety of attractive, high-style scarves for indoor wear. You can find crochet patterns for scarves with flowers, pom-poms, attractive net designs, and beaded fringe.
Four: Other Crochet Gift Ideas
Other crochet crafts that are great for gift giving include slippers, sweaters, mittens, throw rugs, tablecloths, hair accessories, bags, and so much more. Almost anything soft you can think of can be crocheted. Visit your local craft and sewing store to find crochet pattern books.
Crocheted items are very popular in stores this year. Rather than buying a crocheted hat and scarf, afghan blanket, or other great gift, why not make one instead? With the variety of specialty yarns and easy-to-follow pattern books, your gifts can truly be one of a kind.