Last minute gifts: knit a dress, crochet a poodle

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Everything old is cool again and to prove it, two vintage last minute gift projects that will make the recipient’s heart skip a beat and will definitely look way too cool to be last minute. Get your giant needles or your crochet hook and some awesome yarn, find a nice movie, get cozy on your couch and make some handmade magic.

The 6 hour knit mini dress

knit mini dress

Super mod in the 1960s, super cute today. The suggested yarn, Lion Brand Orlon Sayelle is an aran weight according to Ravelry.com. Though long discontinued, it’s still available through vintage sellers online. However, substituting a modern yarn is always a good plan.

 Since this is a 1960s pattern, bear in mind that a size small then is medium now. And a medium then is a large now. The pattern doesn’t give measurements and it’s a big knit so it should have some give, but when in doubt size up not down.

knit dress pattern

The Posh Crochet Powder Room Poodle

poodle crochet front

One skein of knitting worsted, endless smiles in the in your powder room. It’s posh! It’s crochet! It’s a poodle! Add a roll of loo paper and you’ll give a gift that will make the recipient think of you every time they…umm…every time they…recalculating…and we’re back. You’ll give a gift they’ll appreciate daily.

crochet poodle instructions

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