There are all kinds of reasons why we like to personalize the things we knit or crochet.
1. If we put the person’s name on it they know it was made just for them and that we feel they are special. Names may be put on baby blankets, mug warmers, tote bags and pillows
2. We may be celebrating something personal like a new birth and want a WELCOME BABY banner, or a birthday with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner.
3. We might be decorating for a holiday like HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR’S and want to use letters for the cuff of a stocking, a banner to hang on a mantel or over the party table, or words for a costume or ugly Christmas sweater.
4. We could be dressing a team of parade marchers, family reunion members or conference attendees with the GROUP NAME on their sweater or sweatshirt.
I’d like to point out a free pattern on RedHeart.com that has the complete alphabet in crochet that you can appliqué onto anything that you wish – A to Z in Crochet. It is cleverly designed by Michele Wilcox with instructions for each letter. I challenge you to use this alphabet and post photos of your creations on our Facebook page or post photos to Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest and tag @redheartyarns and/or use the hashtag #redheartyarns.
If you don’t know where to start, our Royal Heir Wall Hanging is a great baby gift that can be personalized with the baby’s name.