Avoid those last minute stressful days or “I wish I had made” moments by working on things a little at a time throughout the year.
Start NOW and we’ll have gifts made and ready for Christmas and year round giving. Join us as we stash away home made gifts!
Scroll down for links to this month’s featured patterns by Pattern Paradise, Kristen Holloway Designs and Simply Collectible Crochet.
Each month we’ll be posting patterns, suggestions and challenges for completing projects. We’ll also be sharing ideas for storing and wrapping gifts. March 1st we’ll all start sharing pix of our stashes or plans. You could win prizes on the 25th of each month! Keep them for yourself or add them to your stash.
This is for home made gifts of ALL kinds.
If you crochet:
- You’ll want to check out our patterns for “crochet on the go”, quick projects to work on in the car or while waiting places. Hey, every spare minute helps! Projects will be posted in our facebook group on the 1st and 15th of each month.
- Work on those long term projects a little at a time and you can win prizes from some of my favorite designers too! Watch for links to some of our favorite projects and new ones too!
We’ll share a variety of DIY ideas everyday on our facebook page too.
Thanks to Our Participating Designers
This is where we will be posting links to challenges, patterns, ideas, events and more!
After lots of brainstorming, here is my gift stashing attack plan:
Monthly, March – August
Crochet Projects: I couldn’t narrow my plans to just one pattern/project a month. Since we all have different tastes, gift needs and yarn stashes, I have decided to feature THREE patterns each month – one for slippers, one accessory (headband, scarf, mitts, etc) and one dish or wash cloth (these are my favorite gifts for neighbors, teachers, and any time a smaller gift is needed). Hopefully those will cover our lists.
1st: three (free) pattern links will be posted below. Some will be brand new. All will be easy to intermediate level (basic skills needed and must be able to read a crochet pattern).
8th: suggestions for making tags, gift baskets/containers
15th: challenge will be opened in our facebook group and will be based on the current month’s patterns.
Winners will be announced the end of the current month or beginning of next month.
Throughout the month: long-term project check in. Information will be posted in our facebook group on this day each month for progress pix.
Look through your gift list. Choose one (or more) of the following projects to make this month for a person (people) on your list.
The challenge is to complete at least one of these projects. An event will be opened on the 15th and pictures of a finished project, made from one of these patterns, will need to be posted by the 25th. All information will be available on the 15th.
Links to free patterns from previous months
Cowl: Easy Cowl
Dish Cloth: Hanging Hand Towel
Help Is Available
Need some encouragement, ideas and inspiration?
- Join our facebook group.
- Please check out our Pinterest Board. This is a new board, but we’ll be filling it up weekly with lots of awesomeness! A reason to spend time pinning…YES!
Want to help pin to our board? Send an email with subject line “DIY gift stash” and a link to YOUR pinterest profile.
- Encourage others by letting us see what YOU are stashing for gifts. Add #DIYGiftStash to your projects and things you love for making gifts so I can see and add to this board.
I hope you will join us!! I think it will be a lot of fun to see what everyone is doing, plus we can share traditions, make friends and share ideas.