Guest Author - Carla McCune-Cano
Mother. One word that means so much. Mother- best friend, nurturer, confidant, provider, protector, companion, and so much more. What can you do to let your mother know how much she means to you this Motherís Day? As a crocheter you have endless possibities.
Some take a bit of time and planning. Such projects as sweaters, afghans, spa packages, tablecloths, as well as many others, take weeks to months to make. They will be treasured for years to come.
There are also many quick crochet gifts that let mom know you are thinking of her and that she is special to you.
Crochet flower motifs are a perfect addition to a Motherís Day card. There are many free crochet flower patterns online. Itís a small but special way to let mom know you took time out of your day to make something special for her.
There are also many patterns for small quick purses. You can get a nice variety of handles from your local craft store or online as an option to a crochet strap. With the gorgeous yarns available you can have as much fun making it, as mom will have receiving it.
For the bath there are many options for a small quick gift. Facial squares and your motherís favorite exfoliator is quick and easy. A gift of one to two washcloths done in her favorite color with her favorite bath gel is another quick and easy idea. Back scrubbers and manicure mitts are all nice ways to say ďI Love YouĒ.
Something for her kitchen is another thought. Hotpads, towel toppers, or fruit or other crochet items in the style she decorates her kitchen can let her know you appreciate the nice touch of style she has. There are also casserole carriers and other useful kitchen accessories that can be crocheted. They are fun to make and every time she is in the kitchen she will think of you.
You could also make a pretty assortment of crocheted barrettes, hair kerchiefs, scrunchies and hair combs. With the colors of crochet thread and new techniques available the possibilities are anywhere from funky and fun to simple and elegant. Also with crochet thread there are many wonderful patterns out today for bracelets, earrings, chokers, and necklaces that would brighten up any Motherís Day. You can also add beads to many of these projects and add a little pizzazz.
So with Motherís Day right around the corner, you better get to hookiní and get those one of a kind, unique gifts ready for Mom. She will appreciate the time and energy you put into creating a handcrafted piece just for her.