Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Christmas Crochet #WordlessWednesday

 A recent blog post from a skilled knitter and crocheter showing the first sweater she made way back when, inspired this post.

Back in the fall of 1986, I was working as an office temporary and, between assignments, I was looking for something to do.  So I got a couple of Christmas books out, which included some crochet patterns.

I made a tree skirt, which I still use.


At one time I used this as an ornament.

 I could wish for being able to do fine crochet like that back years ago.  No more.

I use these Christmas coasters under some of my home decorations.

Last but not least...

I'm not sure I made this in 1986 - it may have been in the late 1980's, though.  It's a Santa head and originally was supposed to fit over a 16 oz coffee can.  They haven't made 16 oz coffee cans for years, so I tucked a large mug in it - it just doesn't look the same.  Don't laugh!  I call it "Scary Santa".

My hope for my readers is a happy holiday within your tradition, and if you are going through a hard time right now, please know that you are not alone.

Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for a holiday week #WordlessWednesday.


  1. The Christmas tree skirt is gorgeous! We would be afraid to ever put it out because it might get ruined by some crazy dog in our house. Have a Merry Christmas.

  2. Nice post these are amazing and clever and have lasted ages too so you made them well thanks for sharing :-)

    Have a crochettastic wweek and Christmas and best wishes πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ‘

  3. I love them all, but the tree skirt is my favorite. I would use it too.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  4. Wow! Such skilled and creative needlework ~ Xo

    Wishing you Happy Holidays, good health and love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Ohmyword, these projects are awesome, Alana! I absolutely love crafts and crafting. I've crocheted only a little. I loved sewing and cross-stitch.

  6. I love your tree skirt. I knit one years ago, and it did not come out great. I no longer have it, so I don't have to look at my mistakes. I think I want to make one like yours.

  7. I do so envy those who crochet and/or knit. I never learned but I have several pieces that were done by my aunt who was a prodigious crafter. I treasure them all.

  8. It's not so scary the Santa! Lovely crochet! It's on my to do list this activity!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!😘❤️

  9. Crockets look so good. They would do a lot for the house deco

  10. I love the skirt. I once crocheted and made all my children granny squares Christmas stockings and each had the colors arranged differently. They still have them and use them! That is why this post is special to me.

  11. I'm impressed. I also got a how to crochet book back in college and bought yarn. I tried to crochet a sweater (too ambitious!) and left it for years. In my 20's and 30's I tried again this time with simple rectangular (not always end that way!) baby afghans. Small projects that I can finish easily. Over the years I'd try adding different patterns but always like the basics. By the end they were more rectangular!

  12. I love your tree skirt 🧑🧑🧑
    Happy Thursday!


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