Have yourselves a stash-busting little Christmas

There's nothing like a looming end-of-term to get the crochet juices flowing (so much quicker than knitting!) and this week I've been hooking like crazy to get some gifts made. With two down and three to go I'm feeling quietly confident - this is just a little peek but I'll show you the FOs next week.
A stashbusting Christmas
Of course the other great thing about small hand-made gifts is that these are great stash-busters and count towards my Year of Projects goals. If you're looking for some nice (quick!) gifts that you can make before Christmas, here are a few from my favourites list: how about A Very Braidy Cowl, Grey Gardens one-skein entrelac headband, Gift-card-igans or this lovely Cable iPad Cosy. Of course there's always my own Cwtchy Cable Armwarmers pattern which is available as a free download.

I'll be back tomorrow with the pattern details for my latest design - 'Little Bear's Porridge' - I'm really hoping the sun comes out for some photos this afternoon... but it's not looking terribly likely. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, whatever your weather!


  1. I've made a few things for Christmas already but might knit a pair of wristwarmers. Unfortunately, I am in a lazy mood as I have probabely been too busy lately. Now the batteries are empty. One more week until the holidays. Huffff. :-)

  2. I don't do too much Christmas crafting..although am making hats for my students...5/17 done...

  3. The project in the background looks really interesting! Nice colour changes in the yarn :)

  4. Nice projects for gifts except I have mostly sons to make for so it's scarves and hats for me! LOL!

  5. The sneaky peak looks interesting - beautiful work! It's been getting steadily worse here, weather wise, this afternoon - hope you got some photos done :-) I'm definitely counting down the days to Friday - we finish at lunchtime!

  6. Crochet is very speedy! Love the little gift ideas list. My Christmas crafting is all done - hurray! - but maybe next year!

  7. I am frantically hooking away on my last few orders and your right, how quick it is. I'd never have made it through so much orders if they were knitted. I'm looking forward then to doing some selfish projects for a bit or two ;)

  8. Love that picture, so colorful! Can't wait to see the FO's next week. Thanks for sharing those quick and easy patterns, I added your pattern to my queue!


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