Crocheted Gift Embellishment

What a lovely idea! Sort of a new take on using doilies as jar covers. The snowflake look is perfect for Christmas gift bags. Lots of free doily patterns here.

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Two Needle Christmas Stocking

Quick and easy. Worsted weight yarns, size 8 (US) needles. Knit flat, seamed up the back.

Errata:

Divide for Heel
(RS) K13 and sl to holder for right half of heel; k17 and sl to 2nd holder for instep; k13 for left half of heel. Work on these 13 sts only. Should read k27 and sl to 2nd holder for instep.

pattern

Christmas Humor: Twelve Tacky Sweaters

Eleven pipers piping, twelve tacky sweaters…….

Not exactly how the song goes, but it’s become a perennial source of merriment – the over the top Christmas sweater, which now comes in endless variations.  I subscribe to iVillage UK News, and this morning they posted a slide show of some of the very best sweaters in the entire kingdom. Just a bit of Christmas humor!