Crocheting Through the Holiday – Updates


We are into December and within 19 days of Christmas. My hubby and I put up our Christmas tree last night just in time for this morning visit from the grandchildren. I love seeing their faces when they first walk in and see all the Christmas lights twinkling. With the Christmas music playing and egg nog last night it is beginning to feel like Christmas around our home.

This week has been very eventful for my family resulting in this weeks post being a shorter one than usual as I am limited on time this morning.

The plaid afghan I was working on is all but done. (pictured above) I need to add an edging for the final step. I am spending the morning with my beautiful grandchildren but hoping to finish this afternoon. I have spent most of this week sewing in the 256 ends left mostly from the weaving. I am posting a more detailed review of this pattern next Monday where I will get into more of the details in crocheting this pattern. I am very confident that my daughter and her husband will love this gift.

In addition to the afghan I have the faction scarf, a doily and six bookmarkers completed. With under three weeks before Christmas my crocheting basket will contain the yarn for a basket, a hat and scarf and my December Annie’s Hook & Needle Club kit.

Tomorrow I will be starting this month’s kit from Annie’s Hook & Needle Club, The Sugar and Spice gift set. I would like to have this completed before my next kit arrives on Friday leaving me with two projects. Fortunately all of these projects are quick and easy.

How are your projects coming along? A few of you have mentioned a few great gifts ideas. I would love to hear how your progress is coming with your gifts. Remember also, do not forget about my first “Crochet Along With Me” in January. I will be starting three pillows with detailed tutorials and I have already posted the patterns with a list of materials needed to start the project’s at the first of the year. For those of you who had missed the posts I have included the link. (Introduction) I can not wait to see these three pillows on my living room sofa.  

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.


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 Holiday – Updates

  1. susanklement says:

    The blanket looks great! I am impressed with all the end sewing in–that is a lot of ends.

    I have been working steadily on my projects–I started a new blanket on Thanksgiving day for my brother, which may be crazy. It is just a simple pattern though–two rows of double crochets in 5 alternating colors–so it is going pretty quickly. I am trying not to take on much more, although I am bad about that.

  2. daniellajoe says:

    Your afghan is very nice and chrismassy…..I am finished with all my gifts and it feels good 🙂 enjoy your grandchildren 🙂

  3. daniellajoe: I envy you. I wild I could say I was finished with and my gifts. Good for you.
    Susanklement: I am sure you will finish you afghan, I am the same way I am always seeing things I want to be crocheting one. I look forward to hearing about how it goes.

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