The Friday after Thanksgiving is always a tremendous shopping day. Having never liked crowds, and perfering to hand make gifts, I've never been a 'black Friday' participant. In fact, I got to calling it white Friday, as a day to stay home and make something.
Today, black and white take on meanings and nuances that probably have always been with us, so I am going to change it up and refer to today as The Friday After...a day to stay home and make. So, here are a few patterns from the past that make up quickly and will give you the satisfaction of giving a gift of your hands and heart. And best of all, the patterns are FREE!
Lets start with Whoever Welcomes a Child, the pattern for the doll shown above. She comes with a set of clothing, and is a mere 3 1/2 inches tall if made with size 10 crochet cotton. You can size her up, just remeber to use a size smaller thread for her clothing.
One of my favorite patterns is Simply Ami's, which you can crochet in two sizes with light worsted yarn. There are several clothing patterns for this doll which you can find on the left side menu of this blog.
If you have boys on your list, here are some cute puppie patterns that make up withy worsted yarn:
and I will sneak in some Kitties as well.
Of course, girls will like them too!
And maybe your intended child would like a wee mousie in their Christmas Stocking!
And last but not least, three owls to crochet: A Snowy Owl, and Northern Saw-Whet owl, and a Collard Scopes Owl.
All of these patterns, and many, many, more are listed along the left sidebar of this blog. I hope you enjoy your time making these, and may we work to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe this holiday season.
Enjoy the day, and enjoy the crochet!