September Crochet Roundup

I have been happily reunited with my hooks and yarns over the last few weeks. I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to make time for the things that make me happy so that I can manage to relax more and not burn myself out with work. I realize now that one of my weaknesses as a WAHM is being able to properly manage my time, and making sure that there are hours dedicated specifically for family, for work, for errands, for learning, and for relaxation. A Facebook conversation with Dainty Mom, Martine,Β and some of my other friends over at our WAHM group actually triggered this need in me to allocate blocks of time for different things within the day, and that most definitely includes crochet, sewing and my new-found love, felt crafts, all of which really help to relax me.

Since it’s September, I’m starting to think of Christmas gifts already. Like I said yesterday, I hope to DIY most of our gifts this year, which is gonna be a major challenge. So my crochet hooks and I have been working overtime, making little and big things that might make good presents for the special people in my family’s life. Here’s what I have so far.

For the kiddies
For the kiddies

Coasters Set A
Coasters Set A
Coasters Set B
Coasters Set B
Panda Amigurumi WIP
Panda Amigurumi WIP
An awkward owl that I don't know what to do with.
An awkward owl that I don’t know what to do with.
Granny square applique
Granny square motif
Shawl WIP
Shawl WIP

Which ones do you like? I know I still have a long way to go if I really want to be able to give handmade stuff as gifts. I do have other options apart from crochet though, and those are things that are faster to make. But I still plan on creating some nice crocheted gifts because I seriously need to use up my yarn stash. I also need to make the most out of the Japanese pattern books I’ve been buying!

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Cute designs from a Japanese book
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More Japanese pattern books I got on sale a few weeks ago
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A very small part of my yarn stash
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Colorful hooks all in a row

Are any of you planning on giving away handmade gifts this year? Or do you think that I’m absolutely crazy for doing this?

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P.S. These photos were all previously shared on my Instagram feed. Follow me? πŸ™‚

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

7 thoughts on “September Crochet Roundup

  1. Wow, you are into crocheting too. Actually, since we started crocheting we are already planning to give crochet giveaways. Unfortunately, we always have full orders when December is near plus we have fulltime work pa kaya hindi namin magawa-gawa πŸ™‚ But hopefully this year pwede na kasi medyo nagli-lielow na kami sa pag-accept ng orders e.

    1. Yes, Mommy Maye! Crochet is my therapy. It helps me relax. I don’t sell, though, unless it’s a special request from friends. I’m scared that it will take away the relaxing factor from it if I turn crocheting into a business kasi. πŸ™‚

  2. So colorful the hooks! Me likey! I always wanted to learn this pero my mother doesn’t have the patience to teach me how. Sayang nung mga crochet materials niya sa bahay. Wala man lang samin natuto. πŸ™

    I always love giving handmade gifts kase feeling ko it was made with a heart eh. Keep it up! I love looking at those finished products!

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