Post # 1
I am going to have 6 bridesmaids in my wedding about a year from now. I have a gift basket style bridesmaid gift planned for the girls that include a couple of different gifts, from candles to jewelry etc.
But I love to crochet and had the idea to do something handmade as part of my bridesmaids gifts. Since my wedding is in July, the simple, quick things like hats (which I love to make) is pretty much out.
I could, however, do stoles or shawls for the girls. I really LOVE the idea, but am afraid that doing 6 of them is going to feel daunting for the next year. Alternatively, I could just make one shawl and add it to my MOH’s gift as a special “bonus.”
What do you guys think? Is this even worth the effort, would you like to receive this for a bridesmaid gift? Do you think I should make all 6, just the one for the Maid/Matron of Honor, or try to tackle all six?
If there are any fellow crocheters out there who have suggestions for easy/quick patterns, I’d also love to hear them!
Post # 3
I knit & crochet, and if I were you, I would just make one for the Maid/Matron of Honor. I think they will go from being a fun project to a daunting exercise if you do six in addition to all your wedding planning. A lot of shawls are like making a blanket they require so much yarn and such small hooks.
Post # 4
I agree with the PP I would either do 1 for your Maid/Matron of Honor or none. That is going to be a lot of work.
Post # 5
Yeah that sounds like a LOT of work! Make them slippers if you want something a little easier they can re-use. You can alll wear them getting ready – the soles can be different colors for different girls.
Post # 6
There’s several neat looking free shawl patterns on Ravelry and several even use worsted sot they work up pretty quickly. Honestly though, I’d either just make one for your Maid/Matron of Honor or none at all.
If you still want to make them something, I suggest slippers, barefoot sandals, ar a small bag. I ended up making little drawstring bags for my girls so they could use them as make up bags, laundry coin bags, or in the case of one of them, a dice bag.