Gifted Crochet Accessories

Have your started on your holiday crochet gift giving list yet? I am running a little late and finally created mine a couple of days ago. The three-month countdown begins, and I'm a little worried. But Interweave Crochet editor Marcy Smith has some fabulous ideas I may just have to use.

Check out her advice for quick and easy crochet gift ideas your friends and family will love.

The Crochet Accessory Gift

The first weekend in December, I have a standing date with three of my dear friends (who might be annoyed if I called them besties, but they are). We've had this date for some years now.

Seafoam Shawl by Kimberley McAlindin  

When we gather, we exchange hand-crafted gifts. So right about now is when I think "Oh, I must get on that!"

My strategy is this: I find one project and make it for all three of them, personalizing with color and details. Last year, I made hats, and we had a craft session where they added embroidery, tassels, whatever. This year – well, I haven't decided yet.

This is about the time I sit down with a cup of tea and a pile of magazines. The Interweave Crochet Accessories issues are my go-to resource.

Curiously, I've never made the Seafoam Shawl (2011) for them, even though I've made and given away several of these shawls. It's pretty speedy – certainly a contender.

  Tangram by Teresa Alvarez

OR maybe I could make the Tangram Set (2014) and we could all create pictures together. I rather like that idea.

OR Piper's Chain Scarf – that would actually be great for their holiday décor, then keep them festively warm through Winter.

Hmm. Holiday décor – the Accessories 2012 issue is chockfull of those: Pin Trees, Holiday Lights Garland, Stellar Snowflakes!

Piper's Chain Scarf by Shelby Allaho  

If I take the warmth angle again, the Little Hearts Cowl (ACC12) is fun and cozy, the Edie Cowl (ACC 11) is elegant, Sarah's Steampunk Collar (ACC 10) is rad, but could go classic as well (my friends are a stellar blend of rad and classic-and this collar has buttons! What a great way to personalize!)

Options, people, I have options.

And so do you! If you've missed gathering up these troves of accessories–or if the issues have wandered off somewhere–you can gather up these Accessories issue in one place. That's more than 180 projects in a package that takes up less space than a ball of yarn. And it works out to about 16 cents a pattern, which is just silly.

  Stellar Snowflakes by Connie Lee Lynch

I'm telling you: If you have gifts to give, things to crochet, people to see, rush right over to and gather up a copy of this collection. Then, get crocheting!



I turn to crochet accessories when planning gifts this time of year as well, and with over 180 patterns, many of those presents are found in Interweave Crochet Accessories. Order or download your copy of the Interweave Crochet 2010 – 2014 Collection today and whip up quick gifts your friends and family with love!

Best wishes,

P.S. Have you started crocheting gifts yet? Share what month your holiday crocheting starts in the comments.

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