Crocheting through the Holidays:

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It is 62 days until Christmas, Take a deep breath because it will be here before you know it. The holidays can be overwhelming and stressful for some, while for others they just seem to sail right through them. How many times have you had the intention of making some wonderful crochet Christmas gifts for the ones that you love only to have the day arrive and you sat there with half finished projects.

I have organized a plan to help us get to the arrival of Christmas with all our Christmas gifts completed by giving you periodic assignments. The most important key to achieving this goal is to be realistic about the amount of time you can set aside for crocheting, your skill level and how fast you crochet. This will be different for all of us.

Come along and we will travel this road together and hopefully remove some of the stress out of the holidays.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is to just go with the flow. One of my favorite quotes is “If you fail to plan you will plan to fail.” How true this has been in my life. When I set down and make a plan, then follow that plan one of two things will happen, either I will complete my goal or I will have finished more that I would have without a plan.

With that in mind here we go, The first assignment is to set down and make a complete list of the gift you would like to make. This list should include the persons name, the gift, and the material needed to complete each project.

When you are making your list keep in mind the things I mentioned above, be realistic about how much you can finish by Christmas, this can be judged by how much time you can invest daily to complete each project. You also need to consider your skill level. You can choose a pattern a little harder for you, but if you are presently crocheting at a beginner level, then do not choose an advanced pattern. It is better to give a gift that you can perform your best at- then to give a harder one that will look like you struggled.

I personally am going to crochet five gifts, one afghan for a family member and four smaller gifts for four of my close friends.

If you choose to travel this road with me, you have until Monday to finish this assignment. On Monday I will give you your next assignment to help you crochet through the holidays.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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