Category Archives: Gifts

Coffee Cozy Trio

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Looking for a more sustainable coffee sleeve? Dress up your cup! This is a super easy project that only takes about 20 minutes to complete. To jazz them up you can sew on buttons, motifs, or patches. The possibilities are endless!

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn of natural fiber (cotton, wool, jute twine, etc.)
5mm Crochet Hook
Survival kit

Pattern:
Cast On 28 stitches, join (careful not to twist)
R1) Sc around, do not join, place marker
R2) Hdc around in ** loop (see stitch section for A, B, or C)
R3-5) Hdc around ** loop
R6) Increase, hdc 13, increase, hdc to end
R7) Hdc around, bind off, weave in ends
Optional: Add a cute edging for round 8. Scallops, puffs, or even some kitty ears!
**STITCH SECTION**
A – Hdc in both loops
B – Hdc in loop just behind the back loop
C – Hdc in back loop only

 

 

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3 Hour Shawl: Crochet

I’ve searched far and wide for a shawl pattern that is fast, pretty, and uses minimal yarn. I learned how to do the corner to corner (c2c) stitch from Youtube. The Crochet Corner To Corner Afghan Project video tutorial from The Crochet Crowd. I used c2c for some lovies in the past few months and realized how incredibly fast this stitch worked up. Of course I hit Walmart up for the black Friday yarn sale and got a few giant skeins of Red Heart With Love (370 yards). My grandmother’s birthday is coming up and I had just purchased a jumbo hook. The results were wonderful! I finished this up in three hours. This is a great gift for any occasion but this luscious red would be wonderful for Valentine’s Day!

You can use a shawl pin, button, ribbon, or lace for closure if you’d like!

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Cheap Starter Kit for Planning ($10 RAK)

My sister has recently come to a place in her life where she is in desperate need of a planner. Unsure if she would actually use it or not I spent just a few dollars on a nice little starter package for her. I picked up a $3 mini binder from Target along with their weekly/monthly inserts (the package includes tabs). I printed some ruled paper and stamped/hand wrote some list, home, and info inserts. I purchased her a $1 tape runner from Michael’s, made her a few folders, and created a dashboard with page flags and sticky notes attached. I also made a pocket folder, printed some stickers, and included some washi samples. Perhaps the simplest part of it all that really gives a nice touch is the elastic with the added button for cute functionality. All together it cost about $10. I’m very satisfied with it and hope she is too! Her are some photos:

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