Well, physically, I’m in Iowa – right where I usually am! But today the blogging “me” is over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along!
I am sharing a super fun and easy crochet pattern perfect for holiday gift giving – Icicle Ornaments and Gift Toppers! These are perfect for beginning crocheters and experienced crocheters alike. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the fantastic handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing giveaway too – and that part is right here on Moogly. So keep reading…
You can enter to win a $300 Michaels gift card. Yes, you can buy yarn until your heart is content! (And rumor has it they have some amazing new stuff too!) Follow along with us and you can enter to win each day!
Thanks so much to Skip to my Lou for the guest posting opportunity today! And good luck to all who entered the giveaway!
Favorite gift definitely homemade Christmas decorations.
I got a birthday sign with all of my family’s birthdays on it.
My most favorite handmade gift would be a beautifully crocheted afghan that looks like a fisherman’s cable knit sweater
My mom made me a beautiful quilt – 10 years ago! I still have it, take good care of it, and love it.
The most favorite handmade gift I have received would have to be a photo album.
I love the handmade cards my kids make every year:)
Of all the handmade gifts my friends, family, 4 kids, kids-in-law and now grandkids have given me I cannot pick one as my favorite because they are all my favorites because they are from the heart!
Honestly I haven’t received one yet.
my mom used to knit sweaters for me, those are my favorites.
Anything my girls give me melts my heart 🙂
My fav is big, loose sweater with a winter scene beautifully knit into the front and back. It was hand-knit by a friend’s mother who has since passed away but I remember her, and my friend, every time I wear the sweater.
When i was a baby, i was given a handmade blanket by someone ive never met to this day. I’m 28 years old and still sleep with it :X! Its my most treasured and favorite handmade item, and now that i’ve learned to crochet, my appreciation has only grown. I only wish i could thank the person who made it, they have no idea how much it means to me.
I received a little woven potholder from a little girl. It was all crooked an uneven. It was lovely I still have it.
A phoenix throw/lapghan my mom crocheted as a ‘my baby boy is going to college’ gift.
A friend from Brazil brought me a beautiful crocheted doily.
A mothers day card my son made me when he was little, I just recently found it again and have it framed.
My favorite Handmade present is anything my daughters make! I love how creative they are!
My little sister made me socks
Knit slippers and mittens from my grandma 🙂 oh and the quilt she made me!
My favorite homemade gift was an all white afghan my Nanny made for me for a birthday gift!
My grandpa made me a tiny wooden mailbox that holds a roll of stamps. It reminds me of him every time I see it.
My most favorite homemade gift would be random cards from a friend of mine who is a firm believer that everyone should get happy mail every now and again and not just bills!! Lol
I Love the crochet baby blankets my mom has made for my children. She made them one each when they were born. And we still have them. Thats what i Love about crochet, you’re project last forever ..
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My sister has made me some great handmade items – my favourite is probably an “Auntie” quote on a wooden frame with a photo of my nieces in it.
I want to make keepsake ornaments this year.
Homemade Jams and Jellys
I love anything my children have made me. My son keeps making me perler bead keychains and I love every one of them!
My most favorite handmade gift I received was a knit wrist warmer. I love it.
A queen size quilt my Mom made.
My most favorite handmade gift I have ever received is my baby blanket crocheted by my great-aunt 🙂
My favorite homemade gifts were from my children when they were young
They are truly my treasures.
I am a stay at home mom of 3 and love to crochet and craft. I could really use this grift card to stock up on supplies to keep me busy this fall/winter to make gifts for friends and family!
Must I choose only one? My favorite handmade gift that I received most recently was a yarn bowl, reminiscent of a Furl’s, that my son crafted for me last Christmas. I’ve used it on a daily basis since last year creating crocheted gifts for my loved ones for this year’s Christmas!
I received a crocheted hanging towel. Fell in love with the pattern and started crocheting because of it.
My favorite handmade gift is a shawl my aunt made for me for prom when I was in high school. Many moons ago.
An absolutely UGLY lamp my grandmother bought before she past away.
It’s so ugly it’s cute.
my great aunt made a cat out of yarn, similar to long pom poms. I just loved it!
My favourite handmade gift is an afghan, preferably knit but crochet is nice too!
I bought a cross stitch chart of a little pink Victorian house. At the time I was pretty young and didn’t have the time or resources to actually make the piece. My mom bought another copy of the chart and made the piece for me. I’ve had it hanging on my wall ever since.
My favorite handmade gift is a Christmas ornament my son made in grade school.
My favorite handmade gift was an afghan we received as a wedding gift. It was made up of wide strips with beautifully cross stitched flowers on them, which were joined together with an open work crochet design. I didn’t realize until years later when I learned Tunisian crochet, that the wide strips with the cross stitch flowers on them were crocheted not knitted.
My favorite handmade gift was a fairy dream catcher!
My sister mades crocheted book marks for me.
MY FAVORITE HANDMADE GIFTS HAVE BEEN QUILTS FROM MY MOM.
My aunt made me a beautiful quilt for my daughter before she was born – we decorated her while room around it.
My favorite handmade gift was a fairy dress made by my Mom when I was little.
Love your website and I truly love making gifts
My favorite gift was a scarf and fingerless gloves our crocheting teacher made me.
The pocketbook my daughter made me for my Birthday in June. She used an Amy Butler pattern and Amy Butler material. Love it!!!!!
What is your most favorite handmade gift you have received? Anything that children and grandchildren make for me.
Can’t wait to give the icicle ornaments! Maybe as package toppers!
😀 Thanks Diana!
A Christmas ornament from my nephew!
My daughter took pieces of yarn and taped them together to make a necklace on Mothers Day when she was 3 or. 4.
A handmade crocheted baby blanetc for my now 9 year old daughter. I was so touched that I began crocheting myself
The best handmade gift I ever received was from my kids. Handprint ornaments with their picture on it.
Homemade candy from my grandma 🙂
My most fav handmade gift I have received was a raggedy ann quilt. I loved it until it was in shreds.
Anything my kids make me…..
My favorite gift was the handmade baby blanket my mother had saved for me from when i was a child upon the birth of my first born.
A friend from England sent me a picture she had created with paint and a feather and some stitching.
When my husband and I were young and had 3 young children we didnt have much money. For Valentines Day he handmade me a card. It was the best card ever. I still have it and pull it out to remember those days.
My favorite handmade gift was a crochet ripple afghan from my grandmother in shades of blue and white. It’s still on my bed!
I received a beautiful prayer shawl from my sister in law, when I was going thru a very difficult time in my life 4 years ago.. I am so blessed!!
Pictures from my children
My mom, who was losing her eyesight, knit scarves for my kids. They loved them and it was a special thing for them
My favorite handmade gift was a baby quilt my mother made for my first child.
I received a hand quilted comforter that was made by my husbands Great Grandmother. Every time I wrap up in it I can’t help but think about all the love and all the warmth that it has given to many family members over the years.
Baby set for my daughter from my mother.
My mom made me a case for my crochet hooks, I used it for a very long time.
A crocheted baby blanket
I received a nice baby blanket and booties from a woman I didnt even know because she knew I was a single mother and she wanted to help me 🙂
My most precious gift received was a “prayer quilt” that my sister’s church women made me when I was very ill a few years ago. Each time they formed a knot in the quilt a prayer was raised to,God for me. And, He did answer! I came through a very difficult time by His mercy and because so many people were praying for me.
My most favorite handmade item (technically not a gift) is a birthday card that my husband MADE for me! It was so precious! He came into my craft room when I wasn’t in it and used my rubber stamps to decorate the card. I thought that was awesome! Mind you, he is not crafty at all! I still have it hanging up and it was from years ago!
my favorite handmade gift was an afghan crocheted by my grandmother.
Best hand made gift was a scarf.
My most favorite handmade item would be a crochet covered Christmas ball ornament. It is crocheted with silver thread and beads covering a glass ball. I have made sure it travels well over the past couple years of moving.
I haven’t ever received a handmade item as a gift. I am usually the one giving the handmade gifts. LOL
A handmade quilt my grandmother and great grandmother made
A crochet puppy dog for my 11th birthday
My favorite handmade gift was a blanket my Aunt knit for my new baby.
My favorite to date is the Loopy Love Newborn Baby Booties!
My favorite item is an afghan that my grandmother made
A beautiful crocheted Christmas stocking; I’ve only had it a few years, but I consider it an heirloom.
My favorites are all the handmade items from my children from school. The picture magnets, Christmas tree ornaments, paper clip holders, etc. now that I have time I enjoy making them crocheted items. They all especially like afghans.
my grandsons are 1 and 3 they painted me a picture with moms help
My favorite handmade gift is, an unfinished afghan that my grandmother didn’t get to finish before she passed away. I am currently working on finishing it.
My favorite handmade gift technically wasn’t for me… a custom baby quilt for my son with my husbands logo. It is beyond awesome.
I love when my children make homemade gifts! I have Every single one on display! Esspeacially photo boxes they gave me last Christmas. Each decorated their own to fit their unique personalities & filled with photos of them growing up. Most precious thing I own 🙂
My mom made me a really pretty light green scarf that is really soft. I love it. Just don’t get the chance to wear it As much as I would like.
A cat quilt my grandma made for me when I was in my teens
a beautiful wreath from my daughter
Anything homemade is cherished !!
A crocheted table cloth made by my husband’s grandmother
A ceramic utensil holder made by my oldest boy in school.
My favorite handmade gift was a small Christmas wallhanging quilt with charms that I received from a friend who had been my neighbor in OK before I married and moved. A very special and cherished gift! Also, my mother sewed all my clothing while I was growing up and I have kept a few pieces as keepsakes.
A quilt from my grandmother. It is also the only handmade gift I ever got
My mom has dementia now, and is unable to crochet any more,… so every gift that she has ever made for me, is now a special treasure.
My favorite handmade item that I received was a knit sweater dress my mother made me when I was 6 or 7 years old.
I received a handmade quilt one yeas
Favourite handmade gift socks from my great aunt in the winter as a child.
my dad made me a wooden box to put all my “treasures” in. I love it and it means so much to me 🙂
My friend made my daughter a beautiful dress I love it. I will cherish it forever
My favorite handmade item that I received was a crochet angel from a family when I worked for Hospice some years ago.
A decorated picture frame with great grandson’s photo.
My favorite handmade gift is a beautiful Christmas tree skirt made by my sister-in-law.
I love the moogly blog! Always great things going!
My sister made me a cover for my tablet! It is a one of a kind!
An afghan made by my grandmother.
My grandma made me a beautiful doily that I keep on my coffee table!
my grandaughters love to craft with me. We could really splurge if I win 🙂
My favorite homemade gift is a Strawberry shortcake quilt my grandmother made me when I was little
My mom recently crocheted me a jacket that is beautiful and so very warm.
A crocheted doll made by my Mom
My favorite handmade gift is a lapghan my Mother made for me.
Crocheted shawl from my Godmother
Christmas ornaments my kids made in school.
My favorite gift is a cream colored afghan my grandma made for me!
Sara Hoos goforth
My favorite handmade gift was a shawl.
My Dad made me some very nice mahogany bookshelves.
My best handmade gift I received was the quilt my grandma made for me. There is so much love into it.
My BFFs made a quilt for my first son. It’s beautiful, I still love it.
Favorite handmade gift was a sewn and stuffed flannel heart made by my 13 year old son. Thank you for the giveaway !
My most favorite crocheted gift I ever received was an afghan that a friend of mine who also crochets. She is a left-handed crocheter and crocheted me a beautiful cream-colored afghan in a half-double crochet in back loop only stitch. She didn’t think I wold like it since I could crochet myself one, but I absolutely love it because she made it specially for me. (P.S. I seldom ever make myself anything, especially not an afghan).
My favorite handmade gift was a pair of earrings my daughter made for me <3
Favorite handmade present is the Christmas ornaments of my grandkids and the huge collage of our family my oldest boy made for me!
I got a bag as part of a Redditgifts exchange. While the bag itself wasn’t handmade, it had a handmade knitted strap cover to make it much more comfortable to carry.
an afghan my gram made
Every year when I was a child, we got a scarf, hat and mittens from our great grandma. I lived this as we always needed new ones and it gets really cold here. I actually continued the tradition when the kids we’re young.
My favorite hand made gift would be the quilt that my grandmother made for my graduation. She cross stitched and quilted it by hand. I adore it!
What a great prize. Would love to win!
My favorite homemade gift is the Afghan my grandmother made just for me. 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity!
My fav thing is the little white crocheted sweater my mom made for my son before he was born. She hadn’t crocheted in a long time & I think it took the whole 9 mos to finish it!
Someday (he’s only 14), maybe his little ones can wear it
my favorite handmade gift was clothes for my Barbie that my Nanny had sewed for me.
My favorite hand made gift was from my very best friend. She made me a beaded necklace and a beaded, crocheted bracelet done in Jacksonville Jaguar colors. They are exquisite. Love you Kim R!!
A king sized quilt made by my husbands sister who was dying of cancer. We cherish it now that she is gone.
I love handmade gifts! I like to make handmade gifts for my family and friends all the time. Your patterns, Tamara, are so pretty. I’ve lost track of how many I’ve made. 🙂 You are an inspiration.
<3 Thank you so much arika!
I’m torn between a cross stitched bib that my Grandmother made for my son. Or one of the many handmade baby blankets I received after he was born. I cherish them all!
I inherited my love of crafting from my grandmother. Since she passed away, I cherish the baby blankets and sweaters she made for me.
This would be so exciting to win but I wish everyone the best of luck!
If you made it yourself, does it count?? If it does, I would say the Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf (by b.hooked) that I crocheted in RED HEART Treasures Boutique that I made for myself.
My favorite handmade gift was a christmas stocking I used for two decades.
A beautiful pair of colorwork knitted socks. Or perhaps the very first pair of socks my sister knitted, not very pretty, but made with love.
My favorite homemade gifts were anything my kids made me…especially when I taught my daughter to knit and crochet
A purse my daughter made for me
My 10.5 Kollage Square Knitting Needles. What a sweet surprise ^_^
A quilted baby blanket with sheep all over it. My aunt made it when I was pregnant with my first child.
Loved getting homemade clothes from my Grandmother when I was younger!! She is the one who shared her love of creating with me!! <3
a scrapbook for my farewell… so touching, now i miss my friends :'(
A fused glass necklace that she made in a glassworking class 🙂
My grandma made me a crocheted suit, beautiful!
The most favorite handmade gift I ever received was a set of wind chimes handmade for me by my husband. The most beautiful sounds always remind me of this most special gift
My Grandmother made me a crocheted drawstring bag when I was young. I still have it, almost fifty years later.
Karol A. Jones
Gifts that my children made in school were the best ones I could ever ask for.
Anything hand made is precious because it is hand made!
My sister gave me a wonderful craft tote bag that was made by a lovely lady on Etsy, made with love and lots of pockets 🙂 Its perfect for carrying projects and all sorts of needed supplies with me wherever I go
My favorite handmade gift was the elf hat/headband a friend made me for my birthday a few years ago!
I just want yarn for CHristmas.
An Afghan my mom crocheted for me before she passed away.
A rainbow crochet blanket from my mom.
A carpet 🙂
TONS OF YARNS AND CROCHET HOOKS 🙂
The best handmade gift I’ve ever got is a beautiful lace shawl from a friend
When I was in grammar school, my grandmother knitted and sewed an entire wardrobe for a Pepper doll. I still have those clothes and the doll along with the two door wardrobe and travel box she made from cardboard and contact paper. The wardrobe doors have real metal door knobs.
My favorite handmade gift so far was a hand painted picture from my 14 year old granddaughter. It sits on my mantle in a pretty frame so that I can admire it every day.
I have a granny square aphgan my great grandma made me for my graduation. I love to be under it.
Fingers crossed. This would be the best Christmas present ever!
I actually have never received a handmade gift (not that I can remember, at least). I’m the one who makes handmade presents 🙂
I have a blanket that was made for my brother when he was a child by my grandmother who has passed away.
A handmade cat Afghan
I love handmade items so one time my sister in law made me a bag and I really loved it!
My most favorite handmade gift that I ever recieved was a crocheted sweater from my god mother.
My favorite is the handmade angel tree topper my friend made for me after my mom passed away
I received a few crocheted blankets from my mom
Usually I am the one giving the handmade gifts out but a few years ago for Christmas, my Mom had a beautiful antique filet crochet prayer wall hanging, that my great grandmother had crochet before I was born, professionally framed for me. It was the most beautiful and sentimental thing I have ever received.
An ornament my daughter made.
My favorite handmade birthday gift was from my girlfriend when I was in grade school. She made a collage frame of pictures of all the things I loved and the things we did together.
The favourite handmade gift that I’ve received are the personalised quilted Christmas stockings that my Mother In Law made for all of the family. They are so detailed and gorgeous!
I received my friend’s son’s styrofoam snowman!
My favorite handmade gift was a teddy my mother had specially made for when my son was born, she died shortly after he was born….
Scarf to match my coat.
Handmade ornaments from my boys.
a ceramic type vase my now 30+ daughter made for me in school when she was 10! A colored picture my g-daughter @4 made for me and a picture my g-son made for me @11!! all priceless 🙂
My favourite handmade gift is the warmest shal my grand ma made. She has hands of gold.
My baby blanket.
my favorite hand made gift wasn’t even made. I got gifted with the yarn, the pattern, hook and all the fixings along with a note that said this was a gift for both myself and the gifter. I got the fun and satisfaction of completing the project and then returned the completed item to my sister. A definite win win for both of us.
I have been gifted paintings from talented friends which I love!
I just realized that people rarely give me handmade gifts. 🙁 The only one I can think of is a Hello Kitty keychain that someone bought on Etsy for me.
The most favorite handmade gift I have ever received was an afghan my mother made especially for me – in my favorite colors and so soft!
handknit baby blanket
My favorite homemade gift was from my kids and daycare provider. It was a handprint painting on a plank with the words “Love Grows Here” ,and the kids’ hand prints as flowers. I have it above my fireplace so I can see it everyday.
My favorite handmade gift was a fairy dream catcher
Linda aka Crafty Gardener
My favourite handmade gift is a pencil sketch done by my daughter.
Hands down knit socks! I love them!!!
I was given a homemade get well card from my friends
My favorite handmade gift is greeting card from my down syndrome uncle, he cut the paper and draw all the pretty things on it. He makes greeting card for everyone.
A dear friend made me a large envelope filled with smaller envelopes, one for every week that each had a hand-made card with a meaningful, encouraging quote or bible verse. Her gift was truly from the heart and lasted all year!
My most favorite handmade gift that I have received is an afghan that was made for my husband and I as a wedding gift buy the couple that introduced us. If it hadn’t been for them, we would never have met. That afghan is a real treasure – especially now that they have both passed.
My favorite handmade gift is the pillowcases with the crocheted edgings my Grandmom made me. My favorite inherited gift is the hand-crocheted tablecloth Grandmom made my mom.
Baby blankets sewn by my grandmother
I crochet with a crochet hook lol
My favorite handmade gift was a tie quilt that my grandmother made for me.
My favorite handmade gift is nightgown with a cat charm on the zipper pull.
My favorite gift was an afghan made by my Great Aunt.
I love any homemade gifts. All I can think of right now is the picture my grandson colored colored for me. On the back he signed: Love, Darth Vader
I Love Him!
My favourite gift is a bright red cardigan made by my nanna to cheer me up when I was feeling gloomy and it still cheers me up every time I wear it (nearly 20 years later!)
About 25 years ago I received a crocheted afghan for Christmas. I still have it and love it.
My sister made a sign with our name on it that I love.
um a blanket my mom knitted me to take to college & the flower pot my son painted at preschool last year for mother’s day 🙂
A pair of mittens, someone made for me
My cousin made me a hand painted silk scarf. I loved it!
The quilt I received from my Grandma.
The best handmade gift I have received is a crocheted lace angel that we use as a tree topper at Christmas. Now that my mom has passed, it means even more to me.
My favorite handmade gift was when my now 25 year old son was in 2nd grade, and he made me a calendar that his artwork for each month!
A few yrs ago I was given a stills and video camera, I’d say that would have to be one of my faves as I make crochet videos for my friends.
Well the camera and chocolate and yarn!
The only hand made gift I can remember being given was/is 2 pictures drawn and coloured by my nieces a few yrs a go, they were/are sparkly 🙂
My most favorite hand made gift would be the snowman figure my 3boys made for me. The are all grown men now. They made the snowman out of scrap wood when they were 12,10, and 6. I treasure it because they made it just for me
A quilt for the bed that my sister made me
My favorite handmade gift I received was from my husband on our first Valentine’s day dating…he had kept all kinds of ticket stubs from movies, the zoo, hockey games and pasted them onto a front of a folder and wrote a nice note on the inside!
My favorite homemade gifts are all the little things my grandkids make n give me. They’re definitely priceless!
I have so many favorites, it’s hard to choose. The quilt that my mother made me when I was a child. The jacket that an aunt knit for my son when he was born. All the Christmas tree ornaments that my children have made. They are all special!
My favorite handmade present was a box I received in a Secret Santa exchange that was held in a Facebook group I am a member of. I got a box with a cowl, flavored teas, chocolates, and some fiber for spinning. It was awesome!
My favorite home made gift is a painting that my sister did for me
My favorite crochet gift was for my neice born in December, a pink and brown dress with a shell pattern!
My favourite handmade gift would have to be the paper plate girl my niece did for her first day at pre-school and gave to me when I visited her that night! So adorable.
My great-aunt made my sisters & me each a white poncho for christmas.
The best handmade gifts I’ve received were the numerous pairs of pajamas my grandma used to make for me!