Crochet Wedding Gifts

Well, we’re knee deep into Spring here in Colorado. Most of my heavy wools have been stowed away in favor of linens and cottons. Rich fall colors have been traded in for more honeyed tones. But my favorite color for Spring and Summer over any other though, is white.  Mostly, I think it's because I'm a little OCD and the blank slate and cleanliness just makes my heart sing but I have other reasons, too. I love the crispness and purity of white garments.  I love the feeling of renewal and openness that white gives. Which fits in nicely with my topic for this week: My fav color, crochet, and weddings are a match made in heaven. The romance of lace, the feminine fripperies like the garter and veil all beg to be crocheted. Even entire wedding dresses of crochet have been strutting down the runways lately (see below). You don't have to go that extreme to sneak some of your favorite needlecraft into a wedding, though. Just a touch of crocheted loveliness can give a memorable and exquisite finish to a bride's outfit. 

As I’ve mentioned, my brother gets married in a couple of weeks.  I grew up with boys, and am so excited to be gaining another sister. I want to get them a nice store bought gift because I know that all couples need stuff to start their lives together but I feel like being the big sister means I should do something a little above and beyond for her that day and I wanted her to have something special. Going through the archives of our issues I was able to find the ideal little crocheted purse to make for her.  It’s the perfect size to toss in some little necessities for the ceremony; say, a lipstick and some tissues.  Also, it’s something that she probably wouldn’t already have picked out, like a garter or a veil.  And it’s also something that she can keep and use again.  Perfection!  I spent a lot of time mulling over what to make for her, so for fun-sies I’ll leave you with some of my favorite tidbits of wedding crochet that I found on my search.  I hope it inspires you all to make the ladies in your life something special to take on their walk down the aisle this season.   

If the bride is really brave, she can go all out and walk down the aisle in a crocheted confection. 

Sweet Wedding Notions from Interweave Crochet Fall 2009 

Crocheted Wedding Cake!

P.S. A big welcome to my new nephew, Oskar who arrived in the wee hours of the morning this Wednesday.  I can't wait to meet you! 

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