Crochet Chapter of 80 Handmade Gifts Book by Kristin Omdahl
In this chapter of 80 Handmade Gifts Book by Kristin Omdahl we have 24 projects from jewelry to home decor - there is something for everyone!
Marlene Bag, Hope Case, Abigail Bag, Jennifer Bowl, Belle Napkin, Cami Scarf, Celeste Earrings, Olivia Shawl, Felicia Mobius Cowl, Lexi Washcloth, Kate Trivet, Sami Trivet, Nicole Washcloth, Mimi Candle Holder, Melanie Candle Holder, Caroline Candle Holder, Gabi Candle Holder, Grace Bracelet, Rachel Necklace, Amanda Necklace, Liz Necklace, Kelly Earrings, Tanya Jar Topper, and Dana Earrings.
A drawstring bag is an elegant way to present a gift. Fill it with yarn, fabric, or clothing and let the gifts peek through these pretty lace motifs. Or line it and give this as a standalone gift.
A lace bag is an elegant way to present a gift. Fill it with yarn, reading glasses, sunglasses, notions, or rolled up fabric or clothing. Or line it and give this as a stand-alone gift.
This bag starts with a traditional granny square base and the starburst, chevron pattern is accentuated with contrasting stripes. Choose your loved one's signature colors for a utilitarian market bag that brings a smile to their face every single day.
Surprise a friend with a stylish and completely hardened yarn bowl! Filling it with items in contrasting colors really makes the lacework pop. Adding gold leaf to the rim would elevate the elegance or try spray painting the entire bowl with metallic paint.
A bandana is an iconic piece of fabric. Already hemmed and fine enough to easily pierce with a small crochet hook, it provides you a fantastic base for crocheting on fabric. You can elevate a bandana into a fancy headscarf, a liner for a breadbasket or a wrap for a special homemade cake.
If you are new to Tunisian double crochet, a narrow row is a great introduction to this simple technique. The openwork makes a beautiful scarf which can also be worn as a sash belt or as a headband.
Earrings are a great excuse for going all out with texture and sparkle! The simplicity of the stitches allows the yarn to shine. These are simple to whip up for last minute gifts. Thinner yarn and a smaller hook will result in smaller earrings.
This is a simple, top down increase crochet shawl that is elevated with a swagged edging and beads. The pattern is easy to memorize after a few rows. It is beautiful in one color or in stripes of several of your favorite colors.
This stitch pattern's loft and texture add sophistication to a simple mobius cowl. Choose a signature color to frame the face of your loved one.
Washcloths are a great extension of swatching for new stitches, and the efforts result in a great gifting opportunity. Combine a set of washcloths with organic soaps and bath bombs for a thoughtful spa gift.
Trivets are a universal gift that anyone with a kitchen can use. Think about the accent colors in someone's kitchen when choosing yarn colors. My kitchen has turquoise accents and orange is a great complement to turquoise.
A trivet can be used in a kitchen or on a dining room table, or even to liven things up when setting out platters on a coffee table. Embrace bright colors - they bring the sunshine inside!
A round washcloth is a lovely variation on a traditional theme. Line a basket with a pretty set, and include some soaps and bath salts for a special gift. Or make some to pamper yourself!
Lace candle holders are an easy-to-make and universally appealing gift. The flameless votive makes it safe for all ages.
Make a gift set in the various patterns for a glamorous gift. Or incorporate them into the centerpieces of a big party
Make a set in the various sizes for a fabulous housewarming gift. This is one of my favorite gifts to make for a new home celebration.
Lace candle holders are an easy-to-make and universally appealing gift. When making a set, choose thematic or complementary colors. For a more festive look, add some metallic beads.
This bracelet has a braided texture that is deceptively simple to make with slip stitches. The gorgeous, Czech glass button and sparkly yarn add elegance and glamour.
This necklace has a braided texture that is deceptively simple to make with slip stitches. You can add a ring or pendant with a slip knot or with a jump ring as shown.
A lariat-style necklace is incredibly easy to make and wear. The pizazz is all in the materials! The weight of the beads at the ends of the chains gives the necklace great body. Whether you match your yarn and pendant or choose contrasting colors, your options are unlimited!
This very fine gauge crochet chain has the delicate look of metal chains. The gorgeous lampwork pendant is the focal point. A completely different look can be achieved by crocheting small crystal beads into the chain.
Taking a simple crochet motif and framing it in hoop earrings is an easy project to make. These earrings are dramatic, on trend and gorgeous. Make them in any color!
Making decorations for containers filled with gifts is such a lovely sentiment. The 3-dimensional flower is seamlessly joined to the jar topper.
A simple heart can be inserted into a card, a book, a lunch box, or a suitcase for an unexpected, any day surprise. If you prefer, use it to adorn a card or other project. And they can be easily transformed into festive earrings.
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