I’ll be honest: this post is more for my benefit than anyone else’s. I mean, it’s essentially a to-do list for my crochet projects. And I’m posting it on my (mostly) bookish blog. But! It sounds like fun! And maybe…just maybe, there’s a chance someone else might find this interesting to read.
That said, enjoy my to-crochet list for the rest of 2017! I have so many projects and ideas in mind that I needed to organize my thoughts and make a plan. Read on for said plans and inspiring photos. (Which, by the way, are not mine…they’re linked to the Pinterest pin on my crochet board or the original website!)
Somehow, I have gone from not knowing how to crochet and not knowing anyone having a baby, to knowing how to crochet and knowing tons of people with babies on the way! Weird coincidence, no?
Regardless, I am hoping to make baby blankets for:
- a coworker
- my sister’s friend
- my mom’s coworker
- another of my mom’s coworkers
- my cousin
I believe all these ladies are due around October, other than my cousin. So that gives me a few months yet! And thankfully, I’ve already started on a few blankets I could give away. There are also plenty of patterns I still want to try out, featured below.
Aka adult blankets.
I’m hoping to make an afghan for:
- my BFF (probably as a wedding present–one of many)
- my sister
- myself?! Could I ever accomplish such a thing?
I have yet to discover my preferred yarn for afghans–something that feels nice and also treats my wallet nice. I also have no idea what sort of blanket I’d want to make for any of these people, including myself. Below are some ideas I thought might be nice as the wedding present blanket for my BFF.
Last winter, I was more into knitting than crochet, so this time around I’m excited to make some hats (which I was too scared to try with knitting) and headbands and cowls and you name it!
I have tons of leftover yarn from my winter binge-buying and other projects I’ve done throughout the year, so thankfully these projects won’t break the bank.
Ideally, I’d like to make a hat or headband for my two sisters, my mom, my BFF, and possibly others–just for fun. As I said, I have leftover yarn I wouldn’t mind getting rid of!
Christmas presents for extended family
Yes, I know it is obnoxiously far in advance to be thinking about Christmas, but when you’re planning to make homemade gifts, those take time! I’m still in the brainstorming stage of what I could make for extended family members. Ideally, I’d like to make something that could be paired with something else that would be contributed by my sisters, so we could do a batch gift. Below are some ideas that might work?
Christmas presents for immediate family
Last year I knitted a few stocking stuffers for my sisters and mom, so this year I’d like to crochet a few things again! I’m not sure if I want to continue with washcloths like I did last year, or do something new. I’ve heard of families who will receive one washcloth a year for 12 years in a row, until they have one corresponding to each month in the year. Such a charming idea! I would go ~sophisticated rather than cheesy, of course, but that could be fun. Or, I’m super taken with the jellyfish succulent hanger below. Maybe I’ll do both!
There are so many random things I’d still like to try. Garlands, tank tops, pillow covers, succulents, wall hangings…if only I had the time! Hopefully I can squeeze in one or two projects for myself before the end of the year.
And that’s it!
For now, anyway.
Help me out, friends: What sort of crochet thing would YOU like to receive as a gift? Leave comments below with your ideas!
Until next time,