It’s Holiday Time!

Oct 27

It’s that time of year again! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s! Which also means it’s time for fun and presents!

Every week until New Year’s I will be posting a variety of great quick knit/crochet patterns, either by me! or from all the wonderful resources on the web, for the upcoming holidays. Each one should be 4-6 hrs tops or less if you’re a quick study. Great for weekend or 1-day projects!

So why not try an easy knit or crochet project this year and make your own homemade presents at the same time?! Most are easy beginner level and easily customizable for him or her.

Here are some samples of past projects. I also list the yarns I used below. (not all the patterns are up yet):

MEN’S TRI-COLOR SCARF

Chunky, Heavy Scarf

3 Colors using 5 different yarns and Mixed Textures
Crocheted using 2 strands of yarn at once

Colors – Navy, Burgundy, Tan
Techniques – Chain Stitch, Slip Stitch, Joining Colors, Weaving in Ends.

WOMEN’S TRI-COLOR

Super Skinny, Long Scarf

3 Colors using 3 different yarns
Mixed Textures using wool and cotton

Colors – Burgundy, Red, Rose Heather
Techniques – Chain Stitch, Slip Stitch, Joining Colors, Weaving in Ends, Fringes & Tassels.

LUNA PONCHO

Checked Poncho with Fringe

Colors – Dusky Rose Heather, White

Techniques – Chain Stitch, Single Crochet Stitch, Joining Colors, Weaving in Ends, Weaving Pieces (Whipstitch), Sizing and Measuring, Fringes & Tassels.

LUNA HAT

Peaked Hat with Ruffled Border and Ear Flaps

Colors – Dusky Rose Heather, White

Techniques – Chain Stitch, Single Crochet Stitch, Joining Colors, Weaving in Ends, Crocheting in Rounds (circular crochet), Weaving Pieces (Whipstitch), Sizing and Measuring, Braided Cords, Increasing and Decreasing Stitches.

HONEYCOMB BLANKET

Honeycomb Pattern with Braided and Scalloped Border
Crocheted using various complex stitches 48x68in.

Colors – Ivory

Techniques – Chain Stitch, Single/Double/Triple Crochet Stitch, Honeycomb Stitch, Braided Stitch, Joining Yarns, Weaving in Ends. Will be modified for Beginner.

POUCH FOR CROCHET HOOKS

Rectangular Pouch for holding Crochet Hooks

Colors – Dark Grey Tweed

Techniques – Chain Stitch, Single Crochet Stitch, Weaving in Ends, Weaving Pieces (Whipstitch), Sizing and Measuring, Braided Cords.

BIAS SCARF *

Chunky, Long, Skinny Scarf
Mixed Texture Graduated Yarn
Knit on the diagonal using Purl

Colors – 1 Color Graduated Color & Texture Yarn

Techniques – Casting-on, Purl Stitch, Weaving in Ends.
*For those who would like to KNIT

RIBBED COLLEGIATE SCARF *

Men’s Chunky Striped Scarf
2 Colors using a Rib Stitch

Colors – Emerald Green Heather, Brown Heather

Techniques – Casting-on, Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch, Joining Colors, Weaving in Ends.
*For those who would like to KNIT

Yarns I Used
Tri-Color Scarves: Red Heart Super Saver, Caron One Pound, Caron Simply Soft, Moda Dea Tweedle Dee, Lion Brand Wool-Ease, Berella Afghan Yarn
This was my first scarf ‘design’! I traded the blue scarf in the photo (and a hat) for an acoustic guitar! The red scarf went to my mother.

Luna Poncho and Luna Hat: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool Heathers
I made this for my friends’ baby, Luna! These were two of my very first crochet projects. The poncho to get the hang of crochet and the hat for circular crochet. Both are free form.

Honeycomb Blanket: Caron Simply Soft
I crocheted this afghan for a wedding present for two of my friends! Based entirely on crochet stitches I mixed together from this consummate Pattern Library: Crochet Stitch Library.

Crochet Pouch: An Irish Tweed I can’t remember
I also made Luna a small teddy bear out of this Irish Tweed. I used the leftovers to make myself a crochet pouch!

Bias Scarf: Noro Transitions
This one was for me! I got this pattern free with the Noro Transitions Yarn I went gaga over.

Ribbed Collegiate: Rowan Tweed. I made this for my brother! Free form using a Rib Stitch.

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