Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Guest Blogger - Crochet Holiday Gift Guide

I guest blogged on QUiD Essential today!

Check it out, officially, here.

I thought it was worth posting again on my blog, so here you go!

Holiday Gift Guide: Everything crochet

Have a Cozy Crocheted Christmas!

Who knew so many fashionable accessory pieces could be made with just a few skeins of yarn and a crochet hook? It’s such an exciting craft once you get over the assumption that all things crocheted are made by cat loving grannies making doilies and pot warmers. But you don’t have to know HOW to crochet to adorn a trendy oversize cowl or flashy necklace. It’s no secret that Etsy is a great place get started when shopping for the perfect crocheted winter accessory for yourself and the ones you love. Don’t be stingy now, your friends and family deserve to be fashionistas, too! Think that maybe someone on your Christmas list deserves a little spice in their wardrobe? Here are the details to get you started!

Enter, the super, oversize cowl: Etsy seller “SprattersandJayne” has several super, oversize cowls in a variety of colors with oversize buttons from $78 to $115.


Enter, the bubble beret: Etsy seller “softspoken” has a clever array of chic bubble berets for $18 that will add sophistication to any outfit!


Enter, the mini beret: Etsy seller “LiDDesignsBoutique” has delicious mini berets for $35


Enter, the chain necklace: Etsy seller “itsalovelycake” combines vintage jewelry chains with colorful crocheted beads for a look that’s feminine and original, and at $20, a total steal!

crochet beaded necklace

Enter, the fingerless mitten: Etsy seller “CoquelicotSalon” offers an assortment of fingerless mittens in different color combinations and vintage button detailing from $28 to $34


If you’re in the area, two new boutiques, Collected Thread and DNA Galleries, both offer great crochet accessories at affordable prices, and they’re conveniently next door to each other!

Collected Thread
1705 A NW 16th Street, OKC

DNA Galleries
1705 B NW 16th Street, OKC

Finally, here is my take on the crochet cowl trend worn two ways:

Kelli's Cowl

As you can see, they are so snuggly and warm
that they make me want to take a nap inside them. :)


JuliaR said...

I love a neck gaiter! I make them out of fleece - no hemming even required. Less bulk than a scarf and great for layering when it's 20 below.

softspoken said...

thanks for including me!!