Friday, 29 November 2013

Bloomin' Crochet Along........Quick Christmas Gifts.



Good morning, I hope you've all had a good week. It's been a busy week here, with lots of Christmas shopping and making Christmas gifts. I haven't been giving my hexagons much love lately and probably won't until after Christmas now.


I have been crocheting these Bow Tie Mug Hugs, filling an Ikea mug with a sachet of hot chocolate, marshmallows and candy canes. The pattern is from Simply Crochet Issue 11 and I used Drops Nepal, which is an Aran weight wool/alpaca blend. I added a few more rows to the pattern so it would fit the mug better. I think they are great fun stocking filler and quick to finish if you need to make a last minute gift.


I'm linking these to FO Friday over on Tami's blog, check out all the great projects this week.


I've also been working on my Anzen cardigan, it's coming along nicely, I've finished the body and have started the first sleeve. It's a DK weight yarn but crochet grows so much quicker than knitting.


This is my regular post for Chrisse and Marrianne's Bloomin' Crochet Along. I hope you all have a great weekend, I'm off to a local village tonight for the turn on of the Christmas lights, there will be stalls and all the pretty little shops will be open with hot Pimms and mulled wine. I love this time of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xxxxDebxxxx


16 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

I LOVE those pretty mug covers ... what super gifts!! Oh I wish I could crochet!

Una said...

The mugs are a clever idea. I'm sure people will love to receive those.

Joy said...

I love the mugs Deb, such a good idea, and your cardigan is looking great too - you're having a busy time! Enjoy tonight! Hugs, Joy xo

Amy at love made my home said...

Very pretty Deb, I am sure that the recipients will love them. Hope that you have fun at the christmas lights turning on! xx

Hannapat said...

Those pretty mug covers are so gorgeous I am sure they will be loved and enjoyed by all. A great idea. Enjoy the light switch on xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those mug covers are the BEST!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee them!!!!!!!!!!

Chrissie said...

Those are the jolliest mug huggers I've seen - the bows are such a great touch! What a perfect gift...and the cardigan really is coming along! I think we'll have a hexie/granny square catch up in the CAL in January, we're all far too busy making gifts now! Chrissie xxx

Jo said...

The jumper looks just like the one you showed us in the picture and I think it is going to be great. Those gifts are really sweet. Jo x

Jo said...

The jumper looks just like the one you showed us in the picture and I think it is going to be great. Those gifts are really sweet. Jo x

Linda R said...

OMG.. those mug covers are so cute. I LOVE seeing the projects that you are working on..

Hugs~

Kepanie said...

You clever, resourceful woman! These gifts are freakin' cute. There so many more teachers to gift this year, seven instead of two! I may copy your idea; hope you don't mind.

Ladybird Diaries said...

Such a lovely idea, those mugs look so pretty and will make such lovely gifts.
Marianne x

ColourMeCrochet said...

I love your mugs and their jackets, what a wonderful gift idea.
Sally xxx

Hazels Crochet said...

I loveeeee those mug cosies, they are the cutest ever! I think everyone is leaving their hexagons until after christmas now :)

Lynnda said...

Those mug covers so beautiful Deb..... hugs...x

Ira Huberts said...

Such great looking projects Deb, just love your mug covers! So sorry for having been MIA for such a long time, my neck is much better now, but only a couple of days ago I lost my MIL, hence the silence on my part. Hope you're doing good though. Take care, Ira x
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