Crochet afghan patterns can be more than just pretty things to spread around your home. They can also make awesome presents. With how tight people’s budgets are these days, giving homemade presents has come back into style with a vengeance. And, if you have a talent for crocheting then you are in luck! There are amazing patterns you can use to make the prefect personalized gift for everyone in your life. Crochet afghan patterns make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and any other occasion that calls for a present.
Perfect Patterns for Kids Presents
When people think of afghan patterns, their minds drift to old granny style designs. This may have been the norm in the good old days, but now you can find almost any type of pattern for afghan crocheting!
One thing that has become highly popular for crochet artists is Disney patterns. Disney is something that every child in the world can relate to and you can crochet afghan patterns based on Disney characters for a child’s present. These are specialized patterns that must be purchased but are well worth the cost to give a gift that they can hold onto for their entire lives. Simply do a search for patterns online and see how many wonderful things you can find! For instance, if the child in your life loves Mickey Mouse (Disney’s most famous face!) you can find this pattern at http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Disney-Mickey-Minnie-Afghans-Crochet-Patterns-Book-Mouse-Blankets-Throws/84075081.
It may take some research, but if you are looking for a particular kids crochet pattern, chances are that you will be able to find it online.
Crochet Patterns for Anniversaries
Anniversaries are special occasions that mark the love between two people as something to be remembered and celebrated. What better way to immortalize love then with a special crocheted afghan? Making an afghan for an anniversary surprise takes a little bit of creativity and a lot of love and work. However, since anniversaries are very individual your choice of patterns and designs are limitless.
Of course the most obvious pattern choices are hearts, angels, wedding rings, etc. These are nice and should be included if that is what moves you, but try thinking outside the box. Maybe you should make squares that match the color scheme of the couple’s wedding. This is not overly complicated and will be seen as a moving tribute to their wedding day. You can also add in the date of the wedding and the names of the happy couple, as well as the date of their wedding day. The sky is the limit so go nuts!
Deck the Halls with Crochet Afghan Patterns!
The holidays are the most special time of the year for many people. They are a time for the three F’s; family, friends and food. They are also a time of giving and receiving presents. Since these types of holiday crochet patterns are so popular, finding them free online is a snap!
From what I could find in my research, there are 5 major holiday patterns that many people download every year. The number one holiday crochet pattern is the Happy Holidays design. This afghan is colored white and Christmas tree green. With these colors it can easily be used all year long, not just during the holidays.
Next in line is the poinsettia flower pattern. This lovely design has white squares with red trim. Every other square has a red poinsettia flower in the middle of the square. This is definitely a holiday favorite!
And what holiday would be complete without candy canes? This tasty crochet pattern is perfect for Christmas candy lovers!
And what about snow, the holiday hallmark? The snowflake afghan pattern really makes it feel like the holidays while keeping you toasty warm.
Finally there is the Christmas day pattern. This one differs from the holiday crochet pattern in that it really does look like something that is only set out during Christmas. The patterns are made of red, green, white and gold – the colors of the happiest time of the year. Any of the above would make the perfect holiday present.
To see where you can get these free patterns, go to http://www.listmyfive.com/8b9b3960/The-Top-Five-Free-Holiday-Crochet-Afghan-Patterns and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the links.
So, if you are wondering what to get that special someone in your life during the holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, think of crochet afghan patterns and let your creativity flow free!
I just came across your site, and I find it very informative! I look forward to reading more soon. However, I LOVE the picture of the shoes on this post!! But you don’t mention them in the post itself. Where did you find the picture? Did you make those yourself? I would love to learn how you combined crochet and shoes (two of my favorite things)!! Please contact me if you have any information about how to make those shoes or how to get them 🙂 Thanks!