4 December 2012

Crochet Christmas

Besides the Granny Square Blankets, I've been busy crocheting several items for our Women's Institute. We were asked to organise a stall at our local Santa Dash fundraiser for Willowbrook Hospice. While other members were making jams and fairy cakes, I decided to try crocheting a few items.
I used a few balls of colour changing wool to 'knit' three simple scarves - modelled here by George. Multi-colour wool is a brilliant choice for scarves, as it breaks up the colour without swapping and changing your wool.
I found a pattern for a Granny Stripe Blanket, which uses the same basic stitches as my blankets but worked in lines instead of rounds. This is perfect for scarves, where you decide how wide you'd like it and then continue to crochet until it's the right length.
I also made a handful of floral brooches...
and found patterns for cute Flower and Star Christmas ornaments.
They're quite quick and a brilliant way to use up left over bits of wool.
Not bad for a couple of week's work, and if they don't sell I'll just add them to the family's Christmas presents - hopefully they won't mind!

My next challenge is to finish two more granny square blankets before Christmas. What crafty things are on your to-do lists?