By K W Warburton, The Reluctant Spoonie

December is the time of year when I’m most busy with crochet in time for Christmas. However, I started my Christmas crochet much earlier this year with a batch of these cute little crochet robins for Spoonie Survival Kits (SSK). It was quite odd making things for Christmas in July, but when you’re making a large batch of handmade items, you have to start early.

Check out Spoonie Survival Kits on Etsy here

When I set up my own Etsy shop earlier this year, I was surprised at how long it actually takes me to make an item. When I’m donating items to a charity, like SSK, I only charge for materials and postage. When I’m selling for profit, I actually have to take into account the hours that I’m putting into each item and price them accordingly. This is why handmade crochet items are often quite expensive!

Check out another free Christmas crochet pattern here
crochet robin

Find the free pattern for this Crochet Christmas Robin here by Black Sheep Wools. I ended up making 30 crochet robins in total!

View my recent commission projects here

I used Marriner yarn (Chocolate, red and sunrise) and a 3.5 mm crochet hook for this pattern along with 6 mm safety eyes by Chikai Makers on Etsy.

Find Marriner yarns here

What is your favourite thing to make for Christmas?

crochet robin

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