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I thought I would continue the Christmas theme by reviewing this year’s kit for the Holiday season. This year’s Christmas kit , and my most recent one is Christmas Mats. I really thought this was the perfect kit for me this year, seeing that my theme this year was the year of The Doilies. For those of you who did not see my earlier post, I have decided this year to crochet doilies for everyone”s birthday. So already being in the mood for doilies I started working on this kit very quickly.

The pattern is written in an intermediate level and has enough yarn to crochet two mats. As with all of Annie’s kit the patterns are written for both crocheting or knitting, I opted for the crochet.

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The kit came with about 120 yards of red, green and cream color worst weight (4) yarn. To complete the mats I only needed my size J hook and a tapestry needle.

The Christmas mats crochet quickly into a beautiful center shell stitch, one focusing on the green and the second in the red. I found these mats both enjoyable and relaxing as the pattern was very well written and I had no trouble following the designers instructions.

All of this being said I am rating this kit a 9, losing just the one point again for the yarn being in unmarked labels. Which means no matter how much I liked the yarn, I can never find it for any future projects.

The Christmas mats are not only my first holiday project of the year, they are also my first doilies I have placed in my Bazaar bin for next July. Are any of you beginning to think of the upcoming Christmas Holiday? If yes, please share your project plans – who know you might help inspire someone for what they would like to do this year.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.