Tis the Season for...
Can you believe we're already 1/2 way through the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event? Thank you so much for joining us and commenting on our posts to let us know your thoughts. We really appreciate each and every one of you. Crochet wouldn't be near the fun if we didn't have friends to share our yarn/hook struggles with or our accomplishments. When we get all excited about winning a game of yarn chicken or frustrated that we can't find our favorite hook, it's nice to have someone who understands to chat with.
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If you missed the first 1/2 of the event, you can still get my patterns that were offered on each of those days for just $1 here on my website only.
Continue below to find out which patterns are offered today and my thoughts on "Tis the Season"
Tis the season to crochet more because the weather is getting chilly and working on an afghan will keep me warm? True story! At the moment, I'm working on another Reversible Textured Chevron Afghan and another TriSquare Chevron Blanket and will keep warm throughout December and January while working on them.
Tis the season for family traditions. When I was a little girl, my grandma would always place a candy dish on the table filled with chocolate orange sticks and bridge mix. Anything chocolate and orange gives me headaches so I stayed away from them. Like most little kids, I would pick through the bridge mix and chance a bite at a chocolate covered raisin (which I would quickly spit out) in order to get the most loved chocolate covered nut.
That memorable 3 tiered candy dish is now mine and this year, I will be filling it the same as grandma to carry on her tradition. I will definitely add extra chocolate covered nuts though!
Another family tradition is handmade old fashioned candy. Every year growing up, my aunt would spend hours and hours making batches and batches of old fashioned fudge, boston cream and penuche. Her brother, my uncle, would spend hours in his very cold garage dipping homemade chocolates. Sadly, we don't know what happened to his dipped chocolate recipe (I'll be working on finding a good one that compares). My aunt's candy though, it took me a LONG time to talk her into giving me the recipe but since she passed, I have been able to carry on her tradition and memory during the holidays through sweets.
Tis the Season for handmade home decor. How much of your holiday season do you do yourself instead of buy? Did you handmake any of your decorations? Do you crochet a lot of gifts?
I'm picky when it comes to our Christmas tree skirt. I don't want my decor to look like anyone else. I love being able to crochet my own in styles I love and with colors that make it personal to our home. 2 years ago, I stocked up on various colors of tree decorations when they went on clearance. I'm not sure what color I want to decorate with this year but it's fun to have a variety on hand to choose from. I also have several packages of decorations that will need their own treeskirt designed so I have something to look forward to creating sometime soon.
For today's pattern, I chose the Beautifully Textured Christmas Tree Skirt. I really love the texture in this one and think it's amazing in a single color and striped.
Use code tis5season to get this pattern and a pattern from Snappy Tots, Ambassador Crochet and Sweet Potato 3 for just $1 each HERE on Ravelry. You may also use the same code to purchase my pattern below for $1 if you prefer not to use Ravelry.
Make sure to use the code on each of the patterns you purchase and verify your total is adjusted properly prior to checkout as refunds will not be given
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