It’s Christmas crochet season – time to get busy
It’s Christmas crochet time
I’ve been soooo busy with Christmas crochet in the past few weeks, that I haven’t had a moment to write my blog until now.
Phew, the presents are all made and sent and Christmas merriment can finally begin… I’ve enjoyed all my Christmas crochet makes at the kitchen table, especially as I replanted the kitchen windowsill in Christmassy colours. I even managed to incorporate a little ‘Christmas tree’ with a tiny crochet star.
I love the fact that the pink daisies from summertime are still going strong, and now with the addition of white cyclamen, silvery foliage plants, ivy and plants covered in bright red berries, the whole view over the back gardens looks so festive.
Christmas crochet decorations
Even before I started the presents, I crocheted quite a few crochet stars and snowflakes… I’ve taught a couple of classes on stars in the run-up to Christmas, so hopefully crochet decs will be adorning a few trees in North London now. I particularly like my snowflake design, which I crocheted in sparkly yarn.
As usual, pride of place in our Christmas decorations at home goes to the wreath that I crocheted some years ago, using Attic24s wreath as a basis. There are lots of lovely floral patterns on that blog and it was a delight crocheting the various elements and positioning them with the beads and baubles.
I love the way that it incorporates buttons, bows and pompoms too…
Christmas in the open air!
Talking about wreaths, we take our dog Lily to a lovely park just minutes from our flat every morning and there are often unexpected artistic delights in wait there. Here’s a twig wreath that just appeared on a tree…
And when we walked up to Alexandra Palace Park there was a completely unexpected tree standing alone in the middle of the grass. What a delightful surprise!
Christmas crochet presents
But what about the presents? I hear you ask. Well, to all my relations, look away now (unless it’s after Christmas Day!).
For everyone else here’s a sneak preview of some of the items I’ve designed this year…
These coasters were made out of coloured garden twine and specifically designed to be used on the garden table (and there was a large matching mat, too)
Using a few shades of Hoooked Zpagetti tee-shirt tape, I made striped baskets. I’m thinking of making a few more for myself now!
One of my other favourites this year are my new Flora fingerless gloves/wristwarmers, which will be making their way to my Etsy shop very soon, as I think they’ll be perfect for chilly spring days. I’ll also be selling the pattern very soon as well. I’ve really enjoyed trying out lots of different colourways. They’re made from Stylecraft Special DK, which comes in loads of shades, so there’s scope for so much variety.
And finally, I must say that it’s been lovely this year to actually have snow on the ground in London even if it was only for one day. Here was the view from the kitchen the morning it snowed.
It’s such a rarity, that our dog had never experienced snow before despite being two and a half. Here she is in here Rad’N’Bad collar. I think that snowy morning was definitely her Christmas treat!
Happy Christmas, everyone!