Monday, December 15, 2014

Crochet angel free pattern

If you remember I had posted a link to the free crochet pattern for angel ornament in one of my earlier posts. They were about 4" high. The head does take a while to make as it is full of tiny scs but once that is done it isn't all that bad. Next comes the starching. I will be writing a post on how to starch them sometime in the future. It took some trail and error before I came up with the right proportion and kind of starch I used before I got them right the first time. Will be sharing it with you in a later post.

A friend wanted bigger angel ornaments for her son's wedding so she could use them to decorate the pews so here is one of them I made using acrylic yarn in off-white. They stood at 9" tall and required no starching at all as the yarn was pretty thick. Yippee!!

Ice Skates Christmas Ornaments

When I saw the ice skates Christmas tree ornaments on the Net I simply loved them. And so I was hunting for the white paper clips or you might choose to use the plain steel ones. There was a shortage of white in my box and I ended up using ones that matched with the colour of my ice skates. My eldest sister too made a few and everyone really liked them. Hope you like them too. They are an easy pattern to make and you don't need to be a crochet pro.If you are interested in making your own Christmas tree ornaments, then you will find the pattern here.

Christmas Tree 2013

Christmas Tree Decor
We always try to put up our Christmas tree on the 1st of December but it doesn't always happen. After all the trouble one has to take to put it up, display the Christmas decor and hang the Christmas tree ornaments, you might as well have it up for longer so that you can sit back and admire it all. Most of our Christmas tree ornaments have been made over the years and so our collection has built up. Our Christmas tree ornaments are handmade but you will see a few ready-made ones that friends have given as gifts some of them from Portugal or the UK. I have made the crochet snowflakes and stars, stockings, ice skates, Santa Claus and the tiny snowmen. My sister has made the eggheads. She is really good at them and takes great pride in executing her wealth out of waste project. Some of the eggheads even sport some of her hair ;)

Free crochet pattern for snowmen

Tiny crochet snowmen free pattern
 Christmas is fast approaching and I am busy with so many orders that sometimes I wonder whether I will have enough time to make things for myself! :( So I have decided not to take orders in December henceforth; it simply puts too much pressure on me as I have a full-time job and can do this only at nights and weekends when I have time to spare. Last year I had made the sitting snowman and also the teeny snowmen in rainbow colours but most of them got given away and the ones we have left are red, green blue and yellow which we had put up on our Christmas tree. I had put a picture of our Christmas tree 2013 with all the crochet Christmas ornaments on our Facebook page and so the orders started pouring in for Christmas 2014. I started working on them only in October over weekends and here are some of the snowmen that I made. It takes me a half hour just to make all the crochet parts and then another half hour to assemble them and sew on the beads for eyes and buttons. They make wonderful Christmas decor in crochet and you can hang them on your Christmas tree, pin them on to your curtains or leave them here and there in your homes. You can be sure they will be much appreciated. some of these are going as gifts, one set of snowmen will go to my dear godmother and the other I have already given to my mother's doctor; she really takes good care of her health and I am so very grateful to her. She was really thrilled. If you would like to crochet them yourselves, you will find the link to the pattern in my earlier post here : free crochet pattern for small snowmen

Free crochet pattern snowmen

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