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Christmas Crafting

Now that Christmas is done and dusted for another year, I thought I would share with you some of the gifts I made.  Most of these were made while we were under lockdown in April/May 2020 (along with most of the rest of the world!) as not having to comute meant I had an extra hour or so in my day for crafting.

I crocheted a blanket for my 2 year old nephew which started off as a way to use up some scraps I had from a previous project but I ended up having to buy extra wool to finish it off.  I designed it myself and I was thrilled with how it turned out

I knitted a couple of hats for my brother and his girlfriends son using this pattern.  It was my first time doing colourwork and I am hooked.  These were both knitted using wool from my stash.

I also knitted a scarf, mittens and matching hat for a friend using up some leftover wool I had from knitting myself a jersey under lockdown.  I winged it for the scarf which ended up being soooooooooo long.  I cast on 150 stitches and did 6 rows of each colour.  I used an old Patons pattern for the hat and the mittens pattern was one I copied from a library book a few years ago and they are knitted on straight needles.

For my brothers girlfriend, I made her a bag using an old cushion cover that I wrote about in this post.

And in keeping with tradition, I made a Christmas decoration each for my brother and his family.  I had time this year so they were more elaborate than what I would usually make.

And finally, I crocheted a Dalek blanket for the same friends that I made the Tardis Blanket for.  They loved it as much as the Tardis one and I have already had photographic evidence sent through of it being used.  I used a picture of a dalek to do my own design and did two round granny squares to make up the pattern.  I didn’t count up how many squares were in this one but it was a much smaller blanket and I sewed in the ends as I went (thanks lockdown video meetings) 

I hope I have inspired you to have a go at making some of your own Chsistmas gifts this year!

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