January is almost gone and I bet, like me, you are soooo done with Christmas and don't want to see another decoration till at least November! Well I'm with you believe me....but I have been admiring this Christmas tree which is featured on Skip to my Lou blog....
and I thought it would be loads of fun to have a Christmas tree this year all decked out in crochet!
My boys are grown now, the youngest having just graduated from high school last spring and I am "down-sizing" Christmas. I simply don't feel the need to put up the big 9 foot tree and fuss over all the fancy decor anymore. It's tiring and I'm just getting too old. I hope to get a nice little 6 foot "slim" tree that I can decorate without dragging in the ladder! And wouldn't it be nice to unpack and store crochet ornaments...nothing to break...just toss them all in a box, no worries!
Well, it's going to take some time to make dozens of ornaments...so....I thought if I started making those dear little things now...maybe I would have enough to at least get the 2015 tree off to a descent start.
My plan is to make at least one ornament a week all year. That's about 48 ornaments or so. I hope I can accomplish more than that, but 48 would be a nice start even if I have to add traditional bulbs this year. Maybe by Christmas 2016 I could have that tree covered in crochet. I love the idea of making the granny square tree skirt too and maybe some stockings as well. This may be a little ambitious since I have other projects to keep up with, but I'm going to give it a whirl.
Last week I worked up these cute little stockings by Angie which I found at Le monde de Sucrette. They are quick and easy to make and the instructions are free. I just love them!
And I've found many other adorable ornament patterns for free that I would love to make. Most of them look very easy...a few look a little more involved. I am also working on some simple "Grandma's Knickknacks" ornaments which are based on my "Grandma's Knickknacks Blanket" motifs which I will be posting soon.
There is a group on Ravelry called Crochet Christmas where members share things that they make throughout the year for Christmas, including crocheted gifts. I have joined the group and will be sharing my ornament projects there as well as here at "Laurel's Place".
If any of you are interested in taking up a similar challenge for Christmas 2015, let me know. I would love to see any of your homemade crochet ornaments and decorations! P.S. You can also let me know it I'm nuts...HO HO HO!