Christmas Gifting: Our top three

Are you making for loved ones this Christmas? Are you on schedule for your making plans? I do feel lucky as a crocheter that work grows much faster than knitting so more can be achieved!

Today we are sharing with you our favourite three giftable projects from The Crochet Project. - Remember we do love to see your gift makes so please tag us @thecrochetproj or #thecrochetproject when you post them on social media.

 

Forest Forager Handwarmers

These simple mitts work up very quickly and are a great way to use up stash (they use 4ply) and maybe try a new technique at the same time - they are tunisan crochet but we provide all the instructions to help you make the leap from standard crochet. These make a great gift as they are easy to personalise with the yarn choice and choice of buttons, don't need to be made to an exact size and suit everyone, male or female. Treat your nearest and dearest to a luxury yarn and those vintage buttons you've been saving. You'll have the pair made in an evening.

The Pattern for the Forest Forager Handwarmers is £3 - full pattern details here.


Saunders Socks

Who doesn't feel loved in handmade chunky socks? These cosy numbers are worked in a heavy DK, worsted weight or aran weight yarn - as long as its squooshy (technical term!) you are good to go! We've sized these from teeny baby toes to the largest man's foot so it really is one pattern for all your making needs. The simple pattern is easily memorised and doesn't use any tricky techniques so your crafting will be a joy. Play with colour and fibre types to personalise it for each recipient. We love it in the semi solid shades of a hand dye but it works just as well in a plain or maybe even an ombre! Baby sized gifts will be done in an evening, a size 12 pair might take you a couple more. 

The Saunders Sock pattern costs £4 - full pattern details here.

Acer

Well, we had to include a shawl didn't we! Acer is the perfect gift make because it can be made in pretty much any weight of yarn - just raid your stash and pair it to the recipient, the style suits almost any of the women on your gifting list and it looks a lot more intricate than the easily memorised four row repeat it really is. Acers work up really quickly, doesn't need to be swatched before hand, just check you like the fabric as you work and the pattern even looks good unblocked if you are being a total last-minute-Louise. We expect a flurry of pattern sales on Christmas Eve! You can finish an Acer in a few evenings or one frantic all night session!

Acer pattern is £3 and is available here.

Of course, if you have an avid crocheter in your family you might want to treat them to one of our books - we are more than happy to sign and personalise them - just let us know.  You might also want to leave the link lying around for yourself...

You can buy print books The Shawl Project: Book One and The Shawl Project: Book Two from our etsy shop.

If you want guaranteed Christmas delivery please order by:

Worldwide: Friday 4th December

New Zealand and Australia:Thursday 10th December.

To the EU, US and Canada: Monday 14th December

Mainland UK: 2pm on Monday 21st December.