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Handmade Gifts for Our Son and for Dave

As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, Christmas gifts this year were mostly small handmade gifts.

The first gift I made for our son was this pair of men’s two-toned crocheted slippers.

A pair of crocheted mens slippers

I am really pleased with the way they turned out. They were super quick to make in the super bulky weight yarn. I crocheted the double soles and tops one evening and completed crocheting the tops to the soles another evening.

The pattern is called Super Pack of Men’s Loafers from TwoGirlsPatterns on etsy. I’d purchased a pattern from them before so I knew that their instructions would be well thought out and written. I wasn’t disappointed.

I used Country Loom Yarn by Loops and Threads in Rich Blues (color #01110) for the soles and Ocean Tide (color #01201) for the tops. I love the softness of this yarn. The texture did make it more difficult to count stitches but it was completely worth a little extra counting.


Next I made him a padded camera strap cover.

Padded Camera Strap with Lens Cap Pocket

The white pocket on one end is cut and sewn so that a lens cap fits snugly inside… no more searching for a misplaced lens cap.


And finally, I made him this two-color fleece hat.

Two color fleece hat
His non-handmade gifts were a set of refillable filters for a Keurig machine and a book called The Freedom Writers Dairy (<affiliate link).  In his stocking there was a green fluorite stone (<affiliate link) that reminded me of an iceberg and a piece of sandstone that had a really cool shape, some chocolates and an orange in the toe.

Edited to add his Christmas pip (I can’t believe I forgot to include it):

Cardinal Christmas Pip


Dave and I each had a small cash budget for gifts for each other. I bought him a puzzle that I’d seen him checking out as well as a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts with Aloha and palm trees embossed on the metal lid.

I did manage to sneak some time with the sewing room door closed to make him a fleece hat too.

Fleece Hat

It was made from fleece leftover from another project, so I didn’t have to count that in our gift budget.  🙂

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  • Mdm Samm
    July 31, 2015 10:42 am

    ohhh I love these slippers..mostly like my hubbies…

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    January 3, 2015 4:11 am

    Those crochet slippers look far too difficult to be completed so quickly! Dave will be as warm as toast with your Christmas makes 🙂

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