The big November holiday for most people is Thanksgiving, and it's a really fun holiday to crochet for, but there are also a lot of smaller November celebrations that might inspire what you crochet. This article provides you with crafting inspiration for the entire month.
Thanksgiving Crochet Ideas
At the end of November, we gather together with friends and family to give thanks for all that we have.
It's a great time to give small gift items to those people, and crochet can be a part of that gifting. For example, you might bring a bottle of wine in a crochet wine cozy to Thanksgiving dinner. You might make crochet pumpkins and other autumn crochet decor for your own home or have fun making a crochet turkey (or turkey hats!). Or perhaps you'll crochet a special tablecloth or placemats for your own dinner gathering.
The weekend following Thanksgiving is the big shopping weekend. It starts with Black Friday, but there's also Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. These are all great days to purchase the items suggested in the following gift guides:
- Top 10 Gifts for Yarn Crafters
- 10 Gorgeous Handmade Crochet Items
- Best Crochet Hook Gift Sets
- Best Crochet Books for Making Your Own Gifts
The Month of November Crochet
Every month of the year is a month that celebrates something unique.
November celebrates a number of things that you can use to inspire your crochet. November is:
- Aviation History Month: Crochet an airplane!
- Child Safety Protection Month: Add crochet cozies to any sharp edges in your home.
- International Drum Month: Celebrate by making a small crochet drum!
- National Adoption Awareness Month: Donate crochet items to adoption programs or foster homes.
- National Epilepsy Month: Participate in the Purple Stitch Project to crochet for children and teens with epilepsy.
- National Model Railroad Month: Crochet a small train set for a child to enjoy!
- National Novel Writing Month: Have you ever thought about writing a crochet novel such as the mystery books by Betty Hechtman? November is the month to give it a try!
- Native American Heritage Month: Learn about a native culture and crochet an item that is relevant to that culture.
- Peanut Butter Lovers Month. Crochet something inspired by peanut butter. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Scarf by Jamie Huisman is a fun choice.
- National Sleep Comfort Month. There are so many great things that you can crochet to enhance your sleep comfort. Start with a crochet sleep mask!
Daily Crochet Celebrations in November
Here are a few of the daily celebrations in November that might get your crafty wheels spinning:
- Day of the Dead / All Souls Day. These celebrations at the beginning of the month are designed to give prayer to honor the dead. If you enjoy prayer shawl crochet then you might consider incorporating that into these celebrations.
- November 2 is Deviled Egg Day. Find a deviled egg crochet pattern in the book Crochet Snacks II by Melinda Whicher-Micciche.
- November 2 is also Look for Circles Day. Make your own circle by crocheting a mandala!
- November 3 celebrates housewives and stay at home moms. Make a crochet gift for a SAHM that you know. Or crochet yourself an apron or other retro crochet item!
- November 5 is Book Lovers Day. Here are the best crochet books for reading.
- November 6 is Saxophone Day. Dare you make a crochet saxophone?
- November 8 is Dunce Day. Be silly and crochet a dunce cap.
- November 10 is Forget-Me-Not Day. That's a perfect crochet flower to make and give to someone!
- November 11 is Veteran's Day. There are many veteran's charities that accept crochet donations. Crocheting for charity would be a great way to spend this day.
- November 13 is World Kindness Day. How can you use your crochet to make someone happy today?
- November 14 is World Diabetes Day. The symbol for Diabetes Awareness is a blue circle so crochet one today!
- November 15 is America Recycles Day. Use your crochet to upcycle an item instead of throwing it away. You might also like these upcycled sweater crafts.
- November 16 is Button Day. Crochet a pattern that incorporates buttons! Here are some crochet button ideas! You could also learn to crochet a button!
- November 17 is Take a Hike Day. Leave a crochet yarn bomb at the trailhead to make people smile.
- November 24 is Thanksgiving Day. Crochet something for your Thanksgiving table, turkey hats for loved ones running a Turkey Trot or cute little amigurumi turkeys (and turkey legs).
- November 28 is Make Your Own Head Day. Can you crochet a self-portrait of your own head?
- November 30 is "Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day". That sounds like the perfect post-Thanksgiving excuse to crochet in bed all day!!
November is a month perfect for crochet!