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 MOH, 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 MOH. 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 MOH 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 MOH 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.