I solemnly swear it's not a knitted jumper again!
May 3, 2014 5:44 AM Subscribe
What are your go-to craft projects for gift giving? What handmade goods do you like to receive?
posted by Chorus to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (33 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to build a list of go-to gifts I can make myself, by hand, that are decent enough to give as gifts, don't cost too much by way of materials and don't take too long to make. So far, this is what I've come up with:
- For weddings: knitted bunting with crochet lace edging & stringed with satin ribbon. Usually made out of DK & 4-ply pearled cotton in cream and white.
- For writers/teachers/thank you gifts: crochet lace bookmark, woven with ribbon.
- For young person/teenager: find out their favourite game/fandom and knit an amiguri or iPhone/iPad case (e.g. I made my nephew a Minecraft Creeper sleeve for his Kindle).
- For new babies: this is easy -> baby blanket, usually one of crocodile or bubble crochet stitch in 100% washable wool.
- For pet owners: crochet pet bed & blanket.
- For stylish adult women: chunky knit cowl.
I can knit and crochet to an advanced level (i.e. fair isle, intarsia, crochet lace (0.6mm hook + thread)), but cannot sew to save my life. I'm not at the stage of Mrs. Weasley and giving everybody the same knitted jumper for Christmas, but I would like to expand the type of crafted gifts to give people of all ages and situations.
So when life demands a gift, what do you make? Or, more importantly, what would you like to receive?