It’s October and I’m running behind in my holiday crafts. Each year I love to crochet lots of Christmas gifts for family and friends. I don’t like to make the same things over and over, so I look for new patterns and new ideas. This year, in addition to toques, mitts, and scarves, I want to make some household items like pillows and afghans with holiday-inspired patterns. David and Charles has created several crocheted holiday granny squares in their Crochet Along section.
David and Charles will send you weekly patterns until the end of November – each week there will be 2 new granny square patterns for you. From these Christmas crochet granny squares, you can make a huge range of items, so in a few weeks’ time, we’ll give you some make-inspiration for you to follow, or come up with your own use for them and show us your creativity. This newest release is from week 6. Check them out and download the patterns. All the patterns are free and you have access to all of the Christmas Crochet squares.
Now, bring us some figgy pudding, Now, bring us some figgy pudding! I personally did not grow up with Christmas or figgy pudding, but many of you have. And it may bring back a flood of warm and tender memories. From what I understand, it’s traditionally made with yummy ingredients with a silver sixpence hidden inside the Christmas Pudding. This coin will bring good fortune to whoever was lucky enough to find it in their pudding was cut. How fun!
The weather outside is frightful, the fire inside delightful! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Brrrr, there is nothing for wintery and Christmasy than a jolly snowman. This portly little guy will warm up and cheer up any room. Turn this granny square into afghans, coasters, scarves, pillows, and more. Play with different background colors to create a charming and cozy seasonal blanket everyone will enjoy using for the holiday season. Happy holidays and happy crocheting.