Good morning everyone!
I hope you're all enjoying getting ready for the coming holiday season!
Nicely made homemade gifts are always the best to receive, and I couldn't believe it this morning when I discovered some beautiful patterns on lionbrand.com from one of my favorite crafty gurus - Martha Stewart! here: Martha Stewart's Yarn Page
Besides some beautiful new yarns, there are plenty of gorgeous, quick projects I thought would make great gifts!
My favorite crochet pattern I came across right away was the Easy Lace Necklace (click here to see it!) using Martha's beautiful-looking Cotton Hemp Yarn (click here to see it). It uses less than one ball of yarn, so it's inexpensive, and I'm sure most women or girls on your list would love it - I think it would also look amazing with some beads or sequins added on! This is definitely one I'm going to make (and will share when I do!).
My next favorite pattern using Martha's was Half Medallion Bag (click here to see it). If you can find a gorgeous handle (or make your own like I wrote about here (click here to see)) This bag is another cute, inexpensive gift that can be personalized with beading, sequins, and anything else you think might look classy. I actually might not attempt this one until after the holidays (I've never worked with handles before) but am definitely going to try it out! The stitchwork is beautiful!
There are quite a few others if you go check out her pattern page too!
I am currently working on some cute juggling sacks for my son, which I will be sharing with you in the coming days too :)
Happy crocheting ! :)