So I made Brian a V-neck sweater for Christmas but just got it done. It was a FREE pattern from http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/adult-crochet-v-neck-vest.html its my first men’s sweater.
Minion hat & scarves for all my little kids for Christmas 2015
Knowing these would be popular at Christmas time I decided to start early (Like July) and make Minion stuff, I loomed knitted everything and followed various https://www.youtube.com/ videos to make my final design.
Jett’s afghan for Christmas 2015
So For Jett this year I made him a Ripples blanket which I found at this site http://verypink.com/2013/03/06/crochet-for-knitters-rugged-ripples-blanket/
So I used this type of yarn a
The measurements are 60” x 48”
Aiden’s afghan for Christmas 2015
For Aiden this year I made him a blanket from Bernat Blanket (again) yarn since he is under the age of two and I wanted to make something soft and cozy.
It’s 60 chains following this pattern http://www.melaniekham.com/baby-blanket-crochet-video-tutorial/#comment-117259
The measurements are 51″ x 63″
Charlie’s afghan for Christmas 2015
So I made Charlie’s blanket using a pattern called Basketweave I was inspired from this web site http://www.vintagepaintandmore.com/2015/02/crochet-afghan-and-stenciled-pillow.html and got pattern from http://www.allcraftsblogs.com/crochet_afghan_patterns/basketweave_afghan_pattern/basketweave_afghan_pattern.html
I used 4 colours starting with Ch 135 + 3 and it measures 47” x 83”
Emily’s afghan for Christmas 2015
So I made Emily’s blanket using a pattern called Corner to Corner (c2c) I was inspired from Mikey at http://thecrochetcrowd.com/
I used 2 colours and it measures 38” x 54”
Mom’s afghan for Christmas 2015
I used Bernat Blanket yarn again and just did a very simple single crochet because its so soft. Chain 84 + 1 measures 75″ x 51″ using 7 balls of yarn.
Brian’s afghan for Christmas 2015
I used Bernat Blanket yarn again and used a pattern called Big Wheel I got from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-wheel-blanket
Measures 89″ x 54″
Everly elf hat for Christmas 2015
I made a little Elf hat for Everly first Christmas and I got the pattern from etsy.com
Scott and David’s Scarf
So I made two crochet scarves each black and gray.
- Bernat Mega Bulky yarn 4 x Gray and 4 x Black – This make two scarves
- Hook 19mm (S)
- 72 + 1 CH
- SC 11 rows
Scott says they are really warm which is great since both boys use public transit to get around.
Sparkle Wine Glasses
So I made sparkle wine glasses for friends this year. On the YouTube channel you can look up any video with the description of “Sparkle Wine Glasses” and see various methods of making these. No one video is better than the other but I suggest watching a few to get as many hints as possible.
Here are photos from various points in the making:
Mr Sykes and Jackie’s pillow for Christmas 2015
So I made pillows for friends this year. Made a stencil using my Silhouette Cameo and used fabric paint to put on pillows.