Holy holiday, Batman! Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away? Are you like me, filled with delusions of still having time to hand make more gifts? Well, it's time to compromise, my fa la la friends. It may not be possible to knit or crochet several gifts in the next 72(ish) hours but it is absolutely doable to still incorporate a bit of crafty goodness into every gift you give! Here are 5 Tips on Bringing a Little Yarn, to Your Yuletide!
1. Use scraps of Simply Soft Party, to crochet long chain or knit i-cord ribbons to adorn gifts with.
2. Crochet small ornaments to use as gift "tags" or hostess gifts.
3. Print out photographs of a finished, holiday craft to use as cards, wrapping paper, etc. I used a shot of my Amigurum-tree for gift tags!
4. Use a little paint, and swatches from projects past, to create customized gift paper.
5. Use a large crochet hook and a double strand of Dazzleaire to crochet long, garland chains for your Christmas tree.
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Darlene Dale's soft, shaped Visor Hat will take you through the chilly days of winter in hipster style. Crocheted in soft-to-the-touch Simply Soft® and accented with cool buttons, the Visor Hat may be the only hat you need all year long.
>> Visor Hat instructions
Eucla Toddler Jacket
Oh my, we can just picture a dapper little guy or girl wearing our darling Eucla double-breasted knitted jacket with a pair of crisp trousers or a pleated skirt and a tiny oxford shirt. Add a pair of saddle shoes to complete the look. All that's left to do is head to the photographer's studio!
>> Eucla Toddler Jacket instructions
Porto One Skein Wristlets
Marilyn Losee offers a double bonus in the chic crocheted Porto Wristlets. One, it's a totally beginner project. Just a bit of ribbing and you're done. Two, the wristlets can be made with just one skein of NaturallyCaron.com Country yarn. For a great last-minute gift, why not wrap up a ball of yarn plus a pair of knitting needles and this free pattern for your favorite new knitter?
>> Porto One Skein Wristlets instructions
Safi His & Hers Mosaic Scarves
Have you tried the mosaic stitch yet? It's an easy knitting technique that creates a wonderful colorwork pattern that can be applied to throws, bags, pillows, and in this case a pair of Safi His and Her Mosaic Scarves. Knit in just two colors of NaturallyCaron.com Country, these scarves make wonderful anniversary gifts, engagement gifts or anytime gifts for your favorite couple.
>> Safi His & Hers Mosaic Scarves instructions