I love Christmas.
Everywhere I look, the world has turned itself inside-out to decorate in honor of our savior’s birth. I love the music. The lights. The stories.
When I was a child, it could never come fast enough. Now it seems so short.
Blink, and we’ve gone from August to December with a major holiday per month. Goodness!
So it is with a little sadness I pack up my turkeys.
And break out the Christmas cheer!
Though I still have several holiday orders pending, I indulged myself in a day of rest– and crochet design– over the long weekend.
Inspired by an overload of classic Christmas movies, I found myself compelled to make something, anything, holiday-ish while putting my feet up one evening off. Pre-Thanksgiving grocery retail is no joke!
I found some reds and greens, a little gold, and a picture on Pinterest that suited my mood exactly, so away I went!
I started with red pentagons.
Joining as I went, because who likes sewing when you can crochet instead?
The increase and decrease was tricky! But I managed. It would need some tweaking to fly as an actual pattern, but not bad for a from-scratch first attempt.
V-stitch decrease on the inside and a granny-stripe ripple on the outer rings.
And then there was this cutie on the infamous lap.
Happy holidays from my family to yours. May your table and hearts be full. ❤