Spring is upon us, and with it comes several gift-giving occasions. Weddings, graduations, Mothers Day, new babies, holidays, and many others all mean possibilities for creativity and showing your love with something handmade.
Knitting and crocheting for spring means lightweight yarns, airy stitches, and lovely colors. You aren’t limited to pastels, of course. Brights and rich neutrals also have their place in the warming weather.
Stuffed toys, like the ones shown above, are great gifts for children, whether it’s given to them at birth, for a First Communion, for a spring birthday, or for a holiday like Easter. The classic Floppy Bunny pattern from 1DogWoof is a soft and comforting toy when made in Homespun® Thick & Quick® or a smaller decoration when made in a lighter yarn like Vanna’s Choice®. Sewrella’s Amigurumi Lamb Toy would make a great addition to an Easter basket.
There are several holidays in spring, and even though they may not have the same gift-giving expectations as some others, you may still want to make something to celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day, Passover, and Easter are all coming up soon, so it’s time to get started!
What would a holiday be without food? This matzoh holder will make a great addition to your table at Passover.
Easter gives you lots of reasons to make things! If you’re a crocheter, we’ve got some options to make baskets for your family. If you knit, the Bunny Balloon Animal is an adorable toy to give or use as decoration. If you want to get your kids involved in the crafting process, the Funny Bunnies only require some DIYarn and pom pom makers. Do it alongside egg dyeing, or instead of it for a less messy option.
Spring means a lot of great reasons to use a nice tote bag. Farmers markets, yard sales, and just wanting to walk to and from the store more means everyone needs something durable and cute to carry their purchases. Cute but versatile accessories are also important to have. With the in-between weather, it can go from hot to cold at the drop of a hat, so gifts like shawls or lightweight hats are super useful.
Spring is wedding season, and a nice gift for the happy couple’s home is always welcome. Instead of something expected like an appliance, try making something personal that they’ll treasure for years to come. These are also great gifts for graduations, housewarmings, new babies, or anything you want! Anyone would appreciate a handmade home item created with love.