Crocheting Through the Holidays – Assignment 3

We are counting down to Christmas and today we have 55 days left. If you have done the first two assignments we both should have our Christmas gift list done and have the yarn for at least two of the projects.

Links to first two assignments below:

https://crochetwithpassion.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/1425/

https://crochetwithpassion.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/crocheting-through-the-holidays-assignment-2/

I thought it would be easier to explain to you how I set up a work schedule to ensure a gift is done in time and then from my example you can apply it to yourself.

In all honesty I should have started my projects on September 1, but circumstances this year would not allow it. So you may not be the only procrastinator out there- plus I do have a plan to help get those gifts under the Christmas tree in time.

 

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(picture taken from “Afghans for All Seasons”)

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(piture taken from “Creative Crochet in a Day”)

I will be starting my with an Afghan and book marker. (pictures above) The afghan has a similar technique as the Woven afghan I crocheted in the first part of the year,  (The Woven Crochet – Part 2) only smaller. It has a 117 rows to complete the filet mash and then I need to do the second step of which is the weaving to complete it. I would like it finished by the end of November so as to help me not wake up Christmas week with the project staring me down, not done. So here is how I calculate my work schedule.

My system is to use math. I take the number of rows that are needed to complete a project and divide it into the number of days I have to finish. For example: I need to crochet 117 rows to completed the mesh part of the afghan in 15 days which means I need to crochet 8 rows per days. That will leave me 15 days to weave the yarn into the filet mesh. Remember that I also chose to do a book marker this month with the afghan because it is the smallest of the projects I have on my list factoring in time and material. On days I have extra time to crochet I will work on the book marker giving me another gift to use.

I had the white yarn at home in my stash for the filet mesh and the thread for the book marker, so all I needed to purchase was the red yarn for the weaving.

Each week starting next Friday, between now and Christmas I will post how it’s progressing. I would be so encouraged to hear from you and how you are coming along in your Christmas goals. It is always motivating for me to see the other people that are accomplishing the satisfaction of making yarn into delightful surprises, especially at Christmas time.

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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3 Responses to Crocheting Through the Holidays – Assignment 3

  1. cricketfox says:

    I remember my Dad making a blanket like the one in your picture. it was beautiful

  2. I hope this afghan will bring back such wonderful memories for my daughter as it seems to for you. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Pingback: Crocheting through the Holidays – Update |

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