I started off being really organised with my Christmas crochet and began work in November. However, I still found myself madly crocheting on Christmas eve! Anyway, here's what I made...
I made a couple of cotton crochet snowflakes using the lovely, easy, free pattern on Attic 24, for the ladies I do Rainbow Guides with.
I made a crochet cowl for my mum, using this free crochet pattern. I did it in turquoises and blues to match with her new teal coat.
My brother, sister in law and got crochet hand warmers, I used this free hand warmer pattern I found on Ravelry. I used a big hook and 2 strands of wool held together, so they worked up really quickly and are thick and warm.
Finally, I made an elf hat for my little niece, she is 5 months old now. I used this free pattern for an elf hat, but made it using DK and a 4mm hook, crocheted in a spiral rather than in rows, and used htr (uk) instead of dc (usa) - so it's a loose interpretation! I wound the end of the hat into a spiral and sewed it together (you can see that in the second photo, I finished this hat at mums house on Christmas eve!) instead of using a pompom. I think it turned out pretty cute. I used some yarn called 'James C. Brett Baby Marble', which is the only yarn I actually bought for all these projects, the rest was from my stash!
Phew! Did you make any Christmas gifts this year?