Friday, 2 December 2016

Crafting Gifts

Hello,

Have you been crafting gifts for Christmas or like me left it a little late? I've been working on two gifts this week and can now share the first one, a crochet hook holder.




This is for someone who started to crochet a little while ago but doesn't have many hooks yet. It's quick to make so ideal when time is short as well as  being a pretty gift for a new crafter.



The pattern was from Cute and Easy Crochet, worked in double crochet stitch with a simple trim using chain stitches along two sides in a contrasting colour.



I chose a pretty cotton fabric to line the hook roll which I spotted in our local craft shop. This shop is an Aladdin's cave and is very friendly too.



A small piece from a fat quarter was plenty to line and make the pockets to hold the hooks.




I changed the ribbon tie used in the pattern to twin crocheted cords as the hooks seem to stay in the roll more securely, especially important as the person the gift is for will take it back and forth to work in her bag so she can crochet on her breaks.



I think it will look nice with a set of multi-coloured hooks inside, I used a few of my own just for the photos.  Have you made any gifts? Or perhaps you are still working on something?

Til next time,
Hx

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely precious! I've finished a crochet blanket which came out very well.
    Wishing you a happy countdown to Christmas,
    Olympia

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    1. Thanks Olympia, your blanket will be so cosy. Hx

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  2. It's a lovely hook case. I can crochet but am pathetic at sewing even a button. There's so much I want to make and yet so much I should be doing. I lack focus at the moment to actually get anything done. Happy December!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, I'm not too fond of sewing myself and always leave those tasks as long as possible. Hx

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  3. It's a lovely present!! I bet your friend will be really pleased with it :) I hope all's well with you x

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  4. I love giving handmade gifts and this is so lovely and thoughtful, I'm sure you're friend will appreciate it.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I do too Amalia, so much care goes into them and they are unique. Hx

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  5. Your hook holder is really pretty and I'm sure it willl be greatly appreciated!
    Have a lovely, creative new week!
    Tina x

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  6. Very pretty and practical. I crocheted one gift this year - some finger puppets for a toddler. Normally I will crochet more than that but was busy with other projects this year.
    Your friend will love the hook roll. Nothing beats a personalised gift.

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    1. I haven't been able to make as much as I wanted to this year either, hopefully I will be able to do more next year. Hx

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