With Blythecon UK being a huge success at the weekend, I am now free to dedicate some time to making up Christmas gifts for my family and friends.
This year I have vowed to make ALL of my families presents – which means ALOT of crocheting! But that’s ok – I like a challenge 😛
I have been planning what to make for a while now, and come up with a few ideas – but the other day the thought struck me to make cotton pot holders for the adults in my family. We don’t really use pot holders in the UK – they’re more of an American thing and I didn’t even know what they were when I started crocheting, but I thought the unfamiliarity of them would make for a nice, surprise Christmas gift 🙂
Luckily enough my good friend Jill of OnePinkHippo sent me some yummy Sugar ‘n Cream WW cotton this month in 4 fantastic shades, and it was in part thanks to Jill that I thought I could make pot holders to start with. Only problem – I’m gonna need more Sugar ‘n Cream yarn!
So off to my favourite site – Wool Warehouse – where I bought a selection of solid colours and ombre’s to go with the ones Jill sent me…
Aren’t they nice?!
Also in my order Wool Warehouse sent me a Sirdar catalogue with 2 free patterns inside! Thanks Wool Warehouse! <3
So I started trying to come up with some pot holder designs. Like I said before, I don’t know much about pot holders, other than they are usually square, have a hanging loop and are made of 100% cotton so you can get them wet and also wash them. I really wanted to make up my own designs, so that hopefully I can make a collection of pot holder designs for my Etsy shop, or even to share on here.
I wanted to start simple, so a few hours later I had these finished…
It’s nothing special – just a bog-standard criss cross granny square, but I like the way it turned out! I made 3 as I thought it would be a nice amount to give as a gift, plus the colours look pretty together 😛
So that’s one present taken care of (nearly – I still need to actually make most of them up), and I have ideas for other presents too, which I’ll post in the up coming weeks 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! <3