Category Archives: Crochet “Gifts”
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Knit and Crochet Dishcloth Patterns
It is hard to fine ones that are truly classic, but if you look at the ones crafty folks have made for sale at Etsy you will see how colour and size along with a simple classic design, can make the difference between kitsch and stylish.
Simple crochet flower broaches
I think these could be worked up in many different yarns and beads and would make great gift attachments and gifts in themselves. I would take the pattern below as a suggestion and use your imagination with colours and yarns. I like the idea of attaching these to bags and hats or even scarfs for extra interest. I have a friend that laughs every time i suggest that a crochet flower could be a really nice borach or accent. I will prove her wrong!
but the bag on the left is significantly larger, and it was a happy mistake. I learned that by simply changing your hook size (namely using an H instead of an F) you can make a much bigger version of the same pattern, assuming your yarn is thick enough. Yes, I did have to add rows to make up for the larger diameter, but I just love the results. It’s hard to tell in these photos, but this size would be nice for holding a crocheted washcloth, patternhere, and a lovely bar of soap!
These crocheted pouches that I posted about as bags for Hanukkah gelt, here, were such a success I just had to make more! A birthday party for my daughter’s friend, no problem, let’s give her a pouch filled with some small gifts! And a few buttons added to the end of the drawstring are cute and functional…the string wont fall out! I think I even made the one on the right in about an hour, and it not only made my daughter happy and set a good example for giving handmade, it also was satisfying for me and fulfilled some of my need to create!